Posts with the tag “eternity”
The Gift of Jesus
by Curt Dodd on December 23rd, 2022
Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped. Rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. (Philippians 2:5-7)The word “doxology” comes from two Greek words, one which means “praise” or “glory,” and the other one which means “wor...
Born and Born Again
by Curt Dodd on October 19th, 2022
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” (John 3:3)Today is my birthday. That’s right. On an early Monday morning, at approximately 2:00 a.m., I entered the world with a pat on the bottom and a scream of shock. Although I don’t remember the event, my mother has recounted it many times, how the event unfolded, often in a crowd of people (...
This World Is Not Our Home
by Curt Dodd on September 10th, 2022
For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come. (Hebrews 13:14) Right now in our country and on our planet, more things are wrong than right! As a result, this reality creates conflict inside the life of a believer. We want to cry out, “God, how long will you tolerate men and women living with this mentality? How long will you tolerate the treatment that we inflict on each...
Jesus Is Coming Back
by Curt Dodd on November 1st, 2021
Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen. – Revelation 1:7There’s a song from the 1960s written by Larry Norman that shares a heartbreaking picture of what it will look like for those who are left behind after Jesus returns. The song goes like this:“Life was filled with guns ...
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