Posts with the tag “fear”
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...
Find Rest in the Lord
by Curt Dodd on March 29th, 2023
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)We should meditate on these Scripture verses during this difficult time in our world. As we are being burdened by fear, worry, bad news, loneline...
Living in Denial
by Curt Dodd on March 15th, 2023
After a little while, those standing there went up to Peter and said, “Surely you are one of them; your accent gives you away.” Then he began to call down curses, and he swore to them, “I don’t know the man!” Immediately a rooster crowed. (Matthew 26:73-74)Judas betrayed Jesus once, but Simon Peter denied Jesus three times publicly! That statement is not meant to minimize the horrific thing Judas ...
Do Not Quench the Holy Spirit
by Curt Dodd on March 13th, 2023
Do not quench the Spirit. (1 Thessalonians 5:19) The word, “quench” in the original language means “to extinguish” or “to suppress.” Some people don't feel comfortable when the Holy Spirit begins to move in the body of Christ. They get very uncomfortable. They say, “No, No! Let's calm this thing down.” The thought of the Holy Spirit being active in their lives makes them nervous, and when this hap...
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