Posts with the tag “encouragement”

God Is Our Provider
by Curt Dodd on March 17th, 2024
“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus” - Philippians 4:19God is in the business of providing your needs. That may include food, water, and shelter, which are basic needs for survival. And it also may include the restoration of your spirit in the midst of brokenness. We need to remember that our God is our Provider. I love what Paul writes in Phil...  Read More
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Gifts from the Holy Spirit
by Curt Dodd on February 27th, 2024
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.  To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit,  to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,  to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another spea...  Read More
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The Lord Encourages Us
by Curt Dodd on February 8th, 2024
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. (Psalm 119:105)  When you need encouragement, where do you turn? Do you listen to someone? Do you call your parents or your best friend? Do you ask your Bible study teacher for a word of encouragement?  If you are looking to other people for encouragement, you will never be satisfied with what they tell you. You will always be left wanting more....  Read More
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Our Need For Accountability and Encouragement
by Curt Dodd on July 30th, 2023
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 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 10:24-25The word “Ekklesia” is the Koine Greek word for church. It is a compound word, “ek” (the preposition, which means “out of”) and “kaleo” (to call). The word ...  Read More
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Gifts from the Holy Spirit
by Curt Dodd on May 27th, 2023
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.  To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit,  to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,  to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another spea...  Read More
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Craving Spiritual Milk
by Curt Dodd on May 21st, 2023
Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. (1 Peter 2:2-3)As we look at this Scripture passage, we see there is an analogy of being a child, and having a desire for spiritual milk. The Scripture says, “Like newborn babies.” There is an interesting word used here, “brephos.” This Greek word was ori...  Read More
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Have No Fear
by Curt Dodd on April 18th, 2023
So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” (Hebrews 13:6) Let’s talk about the disciple John for a moment. John was the youngest of all the disciples. He was a fisherman; when he began to follow Christ, his life would never again be the same. The Bible tells us that John was the only apostle who made it all the way to the cross. John d...  Read More
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Help Bear Their Burdens
by Curt Dodd on February 27th, 2023
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. (Philippians 2:3)As sinful human beings, it is easy for us to be full of ourselves. In fact, most people struggle with a narcissistic attitude where they think they are too good, too busy, or too important to be involved in connecting with people.When you are full of yourself, this will keep you ...  Read More
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