Posts with the tag “faithful”
The Value Of Listening To Someone Else’s Story
by Curt Dodd on November 5th, 2023
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. – James 1:19Someone who really blessed my life when I was a young seminarian was a guy with the nickname Pogo. He trained missionaries before they were getting ready to go on the mission field. When I first met Pogo, I sat down with him and immediately he said, “Tell me abou...
A Sacred Sermon
by Curt Dodd on October 6th, 2023
And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. (Revelation 12:11) Have you heard a sermon that was extremely encouraging and exactly what you needed at that moment? Think about how amazing it was, that God gave you a word right when you needed it. I am sure it was an unforgettable experience. What if God i...
Choose To Be Faithful
by Curt Dodd on August 20th, 2023
Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life. (Revelation 2:10) Difficult seasons will come in your life without a doubt. There’s no avoiding them. You might face seasons that are difficult physically, financial...
Who Jesus Says He Is
by Curt Dodd on August 16th, 2023
To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. (Revelation 3:14) In this Scripture verse, we find three different phrases that Jesus is using to describe Himself to the church at Laodicea and to us. It is important that we understand the meaning and the magnitude of the titles Jesus gives Himself. These ti...
A Humble Life
by Curt Dodd on August 14th, 2023
Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear and obey what is written in it, because the time is near. John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from Him who is and was and is to come, and from the seven Spirits before His throne. (Revelation 1:3-4) Yesterday we talked about how John was fearless and faithful. And ...
You Can’t Out-Give God
by Curt Dodd on July 28th, 2023
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38) We mentioned how generosity is a major part of God’s character. He is a very giving Father who loves giving good gifts to His children. You might have heard it said, “You can’t out-give God.” When yo...
The Power of Community
by Curt Dodd on July 13th, 2023
Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10:25) There is something very powerful about community, especially the “church community.” In large sprawling communities, and in towns that don’t even have a blinking traffic signal, all have pockets of caring, faithful children of ...
The Seven Churches
by Curt Dodd on June 23rd, 2023
“The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand and of the seven golden lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.” (Revelation 1:20) In the second and third chapters of Revelation, John describes each of the seven churches mentioned in this book of the Bible. The members of each church were in very diff...
Jesus Is Victorious!
by Curt Dodd on May 11th, 2023
They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of Lords and King of Kings -- and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers. (Revelation 17:14) There are a lot of heavy topics and anecdotes in the Book of Revelation. I want to focus on a verse in Revelation 17 that gives us hope and confidence. At the same time, it should make us feel e...
Have You Met Christ?
by Curt Dodd on March 7th, 2023
But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life. (Revelation 21:27) Let me tell you the story of Benson Cameron. Benson was an 80-year-old deacon in my first pastorate. He was half blind (actually, three quarters blind). He had glasses, big, black horn-rimmed glasses. Everyone knew that when Benson ...
A Call to God’s Church
by Curt Dodd on March 4th, 2023
But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. (Mark 13:32) As we are anticipating the end times, we should be doing several things as members of God’s Church. We have so much hope because we are His children. Therefore, we need to allow that hope to ignite our faith and carry out these three things as we await Christ’s return:...
Honor the Lord
by Curt Dodd on January 28th, 2023
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10)One of the greatest lessons you can grasp is that you are to live to honor the Lord, and not for the applause of others. We don't live for men; we live for Jesus. As children of God, the church of God needs to listen to a diff...
Have You Shared the Gospel?
by Curt Dodd on December 11th, 2022
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)One day years ago, I was in the Houston Airport standing in line to get my ticket. (This was before all of the electronic passes and...
You Are an Evangelist
by Curt Dodd on November 26th, 2022
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! (Psalm 96:3) God's plan is that people will come to faith in Christ. I know you are very concerned about your family members and friends who don't know Christ. Because you are burdened for them, you are asking yourself questions like: “How will they hear the Gospel? Will they watch religious broadcasting on television...
Praying in God’s Will
by Curt Dodd on November 12th, 2022
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him. (1 John 5:14-15)There is a well-known passage of Scripture in the Book of Matthew that says, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. ...
In Your Pain, God Is Near
by Curt Dodd on September 20th, 2022
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18)C.S. Lewis once said, “Pain is the megaphone of God, where He whispers to us in our pleasures, He shouts to us in our pain.” There is much truth in this statement. Have you noticed that it only takes the smallest amount of pain for God to get our attention? All you have to do is have a problem with one o...
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