Posts with the tag “ability”

Stay in Love with Jesus
by Curt Dodd on February 24th, 2024
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take th...  Read More
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Are You Willing To Learn From Others?
by Curt Dodd on November 12th, 2023
In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. - 1 Peter 5:5-7One of the most important aspects of d...  Read More
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Benefits of Praise
by Curt Dodd on October 13th, 2023
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. (Psalm 150:6) If we are living and breathing, Scripture commands us to always be praising the Lord. We should praise Him not just because He deserves it, but also because we benefit from praising Him.  As you are praising God, not only are you inviting Him to come near, but you are also being reminded of God's presence. Many of us become very forgetf...  Read More
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Jesus Is the Authority
by Curt Dodd on May 9th, 2023
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” (Revelation 1:8)  We need to focus on four characteristics of Jesus in this verse to better understand the authority that Jesus has in our lives.   Alpha and Omega The Lord describes Himself as the “Alpha and the Omega.” This is a picture of authority. Alpha and Omega are the first and last ...  Read More
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Giving According to God’s Word
by Curt Dodd on November 14th, 2022
But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.  (Deuteronomy 8:18)I don't know about your past giving experience, but I will tell you what the Bible says. When it comes to giving, many of us get defensive, either because we haven't been taught about giving, or we have never pe...  Read More
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