Posts with the tag “encourage”
The Zeal To Serve
by Curt Dodd on November 21st, 2022
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. (Romans 12:11)Service is very important when it comes to following Jesus. God does not want you to sit on your blessed assurance and just live out your Christian life. He wants you to practice serving Him. However, if you don't keep your zeal alive, your spiritual fervor to serve will not be prominent. You won't want to s...
Boldly Standing for Christ
by Curt Dodd on November 5th, 2022
They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony. (Revelation 12:11) Let me tell you a story about a guy named Matt. He was a high school student in a church I pastored in Houston many years ago. We had been emphasizing in our church the importance of taking a stand for Jesus Christ. Accordingly, we were looking for opportunities to share our faith. One day, M...
It’s Not Too Late
by Curt Dodd on November 4th, 2022
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 know...
Engaging in Christian Community
by Curt Dodd on October 31st, 2022
There are two very important reasons why we need community and connection within the body of Christ. First, we need community to hold us accountable. Notice the first three words in today’s verse, “And let us…” That means being connected with others. God intends for us to be in relationship with people, and accountability comes as part of that relationship. All of us need accountability. We need p...
Wait in Obedience
by Curt Dodd on September 14th, 2022
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. (Acts 2:1...
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