Posts with the tag “embrace”
Refuse To Compromise
by Curt Dodd on August 17th, 2023
I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm -- neither hot nor cold -- I am about to spit you out of my mouth. (Revelation 3:15-16) As John writes to the church at Laodicea in Revelation Chapter 3, we learn much about how this church looked compared to the community surrounding it. Note that, “This church was just ...
The Judge of All Judges
by Curt Dodd on July 22nd, 2023
These are the words of the Son of God, whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze. I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first. Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immora...
Your Testimony and God’s Word
by Curt Dodd on February 28th, 2023
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12) We have so much power available to make a difference for the Kingdom because of what Jesus has done for us. I want us to look at two specific ways we can use Christ’s power in ou...
by Curt Dodd on February 20th, 2023
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Philippians 4:6)Sometimes, when we are struggling with anxiety, we feel very lonely. We think we are all by ourselves. Throughout Scripture, we are reassured that God will never leave us once we give our lives to Christ.The Bible tells us that the Holy Spirit comes to...
Politics and Faith
by Curt Dodd on February 15th, 2023
Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. (Revelation 1:3)Our country is in an interesting place politically right now, and has been for quite some time. Some people are very extreme with their political views and convictions, listening to and repeating everything they hear on the news. O...
The Holy Spirit Helps
by Curt Dodd on December 3rd, 2022
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. (Romans 8:26)If we want to be effective for the Kingdom of God, we need the help of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit power that raised Jesus from the dead is the very same power we have available to us as His followers. As we st...
Learning from Failure
by Curt Dodd on November 16th, 2022
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Psalm 73:26)We looked at how we set ourselves up for failure without realizing it. Today, we will continue our conversation on failure, and learn how we can handle failure in a positive way.1. Own it.When you fail, own it and embrace it. Don't make excuses for it; just own it. Personal failure and spiritu...
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