Posts with the tag “committed”
Commitment To The Church
by Curt Dodd on September 4th, 2023
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. (Galatians 6:10) If it was important for Jesus to identify with the local church and partner with them, don't you think it is important for you too? Many people, especially in our culture today, are faithful attendees. However, there is no commitment to a particular local church...
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 ...
Divorce and God’s Word
by Curt Dodd on June 5th, 2023
Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. (1 Peter 3:1-2)As a pastor, I am often asked about the biblical grounds for divorce. There is only one reason for divorce! It is adultery, sexual immorality, and breaki...
by Curt Dodd on September 8th, 2022
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)When I was in seminary, I took a course called Missionary Preparation. We had a guest speaker one day by the name of Bertha Smith. As a retired missionary, she still had fire in her bones.I will never forget what she said in class that day. As she walked to the front of th...
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