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This World Is Not Your Home
by Curt Dodd on February 28th, 2024
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.  After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)  With so many wonderful, exc...  Read More
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How Are You Filled?
by Curt Dodd on February 17th, 2024
Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead be filled with the Spirit. (Ephesians 5:15-18)  When you become a follower of Christ, the Holy Spirit comes to dwell within you. He guides y...  Read More
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The Holy Spirit
by Curt Dodd on December 2nd, 2023
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.  (John 14:26)  When you become a follower of Jesus, the Holy Spirit comes to dwell within you and guide you through life. These are several ways the Holy Spirit works in us:   1. The Holy Spirit teaches us. God will allow His Spirit to inform you ...  Read More
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Your Life Is an Example
by Curt Dodd on September 30th, 2023
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23) Experiencing difficulty, pain, and heartbreak are guaranteed while we are on this earth. There is just no way around it. In one of Jesus’ conversations with His disciples near the end of His ministry, He confirmed this t...  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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Peace Be with You
by Curt Dodd on April 12th, 2023
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” (John 20:19)  Imagine the shock that the disciples experienced when they saw Jesus appear before them behind locked doors! If that had happened to you or me, just think how we would have responded. Some ...  Read More
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