Posts with the tag “fellowship”

Dealing with Problems
by Curt Dodd on January 30th, 2024
That which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. (1 John 1:3)  Experiencing fellowship with Jesus Christ is absolutely essential if we want to overcome our fleshly struggles with sin. Because we are imperfect human beings, we will never be able to deal with our shortco...  Read More
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Jesus Is Standing with You 
by Curt Dodd on January 24th, 2024
“And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20)    When you serve Christ, you are never alone; Jesus is standing with you. Isn’t that comforting? Isn’t that a great reason and reminder why we should be totally devoted to Christ? I believe so! I know it is easier said than done, especially when we are going through a tough and lonely season.     Maybe you are walking thro...  Read More
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Just Be Kind
by Curt Dodd on November 8th, 2023
Those who are kind benefit themselves, but the cruel bring ruin on themselves.  (Proverbs 11:17)  What does it take to be kind? A smile, a helping hand, a thoughtful gesture, or a servant’s attitude can be used. Often, we are influenced by the harshness of those around us who are extremely self-absorbed and bent on getting their own way. It is very easy to allow their behavior to influence ours. I...  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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Shedding Tears
by Curt Dodd on July 18th, 2023
Record my misery; list my tears on your scroll -- are they not in your record? (Psalm 56:8)  Have you shed tears with someone? You didn't do it as an act; they just came. Tears say, “I care.” The Christian life does not have to be lived without tears. Tears are very important. As one person said, “Tears are the words that the heart cannot share.” God allows us to share that brokenness.   Sadly, I ...  Read More
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Fellowship
by Curt Dodd on April 29th, 2023
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:11) Have you noticed that all of Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances are primarily to groups? That is important; don’t miss this fact. In all of my decades of doing ministry and reading the Word, it suddenly jumped out to me that God wants to minister to His children in a group. If there was ever a...  Read More
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Dealing with Problems
by Curt Dodd on March 30th, 2023
That which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. (1 John 1:3) Experiencing fellowship with Jesus Christ is absolutely essential if we want to overcome our fleshly struggles with sin. Because we are imperfect human beings, we will never be able to deal with our shortcom...  Read More
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Loving Other Believers
by Curt Dodd on November 6th, 2022
Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness. Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them. (1 John 2:9-11)I have ...  Read More
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