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It’s Not Too Late 
by Curt Dodd on November 4th, 2023
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.  (2 Peter 3:9)    You might be wondering, “Is it too late for my whole family, or one family member to be saved? I know they have never given their life to Christ.” How many of you have a family member on your mind right now? You k...  Read More
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Be Expectant 
by Curt Dodd on August 30th, 2023
“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. (Matthew 25:1-4)    We should be living just like Jesus says, “Be expectant.” He uses a great story ...  Read More
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Promoting Christ 
by Curt Dodd on August 9th, 2023
Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth. I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. (Revelation 3:10-11)    Philadelphia was intended to be a missionary center for the Hellenistic way of life. In fact, it was built as a Greek ci...  Read More
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It Will All Pan Out In The End
by Curt Dodd on August 6th, 2023
But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. (Matthew 24:36)  When I was in college, I went to a Christian college that required that you take at least nine hours of Bible. At that particular time in my life, I wasn't really interested in the Bible. I had gone to Sunday School and I was majoring in music and speech. Because of my backgro...  Read More
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Stand on the Word of God
by Curt Dodd on March 22nd, 2023
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. (John 16:13)    And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (John 8:32)    Have you noticed how desensitized our entire population is to right and wrong? Have you observed how...  Read More
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We Need One Another
by Curt Dodd on February 1st, 2023
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another -- and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10:24-25)Brotherhood and biblical community are vital to our Christian walk. We need the brotherhood to serve together. God wants us to be involved in ministry and H...  Read More
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Stand on the Word of God
by Curt Dodd on December 26th, 2022
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,  so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.  (2 Timothy 3:16-17)You cannot be part of a church without believing the Bible. The church is not to be a social club. The church is not to be a political force. The church can make an impact on our social lives, a...  Read More
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