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Strengthening Believers
by Curt Dodd on June 5th, 2024
They preached the gospel in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said. – Acts 14:21-22  The word “strengthening” in today’s key passage comes from the Greek word “episterizo.” It literally me...  Read More
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A Baptism Celebration
by Curt Dodd on May 6th, 2024
Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. – Acts 2:38Baptism is like a big celebration where we show others that we've decided to follow Jesus. It's like wearing a jersey to show which team you're on. But remember, it's not the jersey that makes you a part of the team. It's your love for...  Read More
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Strengthening Believers
by Curt Dodd on January 8th, 2024
They preached the gospel in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said. – Acts 14:21-22The word “strengthening” in today’s key passage comes from the Greek word “episterizo.” It literally mean...  Read More
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Praying To Remind Yourself
by Curt Dodd on September 5th, 2023
You are my strength, I watch for you; you, God, are my fortress. (Psalm 59:9)  Prayer is an ongoing conversation with God. Praying without ceasing should be the default position for every believer as they live moment by moment. Many of our prayers are more self-reminders than news flashes for heaven. This prayer is the same. The psalmist is verbalizing in prayer a fresh commitment to the Lord to l...  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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