Posts with the tag “followers”

Actions and Words
by Curt Dodd on January 2nd, 2024
What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. (James 2:...  Read More
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Building Men Over Memberships
by Curt Dodd on January 1st, 2024
Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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 eve...  Read More
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Distraction-Free Time 
by Curt Dodd on October 27th, 2023
But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. (Matthew 6:6)    The world we live in is filled with distractions. Everywhere we look, something or someone is begging for our attention. Our phones are constantly buzzing. The TV is chattering in the background. Our desks at work are covered in “To-D...  Read More
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Forgive Like Jesus
by Curt Dodd on October 25th, 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!”  After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. (John 20:19-20)  When Jesus first appeared to His disciples after the resurrection, they techn...  Read More
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Engaged Giving
by Curt Dodd on October 3rd, 2023
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:7)   Mary therefore took a pound  of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. (John 12:3)  As followers of Jesus, we are call...  Read More
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Run to God
by Curt Dodd on September 16th, 2023
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen. (Philippians 4:19-20)    When life gets busy and you have a million things to do, who do you look to for help? Who do you seek for encouragement, peace, and guidance? Do you call your best friend? Do you talk to your spouse? Do you go to your parents? ...  Read More
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Do Angels Exist? 
by Curt Dodd on June 6th, 2023
Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation? (Hebrews 1:14)Have you ever wondered if angels exist? Have you had an encounter with someone and wondered if that person was actually an angel? Because this issue is extremely subjective and experiential, many of us don’t talk about it. However, the Bible is not silent when it comes to addressing angels. The Wor...  Read More
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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...  Read More
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Actions and Words
by Curt Dodd on March 2nd, 2023
What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. (James 2:...  Read More
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Witness with Your Words
by Curt Dodd on March 1st, 2023
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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 28:18-20)  As followers of Christ, we should con...  Read More
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Politics and Faith
by Curt Dodd on February 15th, 2023
Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. (Revelation 1:3)Our country is in an interesting place politically right now, and has been for quite some time. Some people are very extreme with their political views and convictions, listening to and repeating everything they hear on the news. O...  Read More
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Be a Light to Others
by Curt Dodd on February 9th, 2023
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16) Once you become a follower of Christ, God wants to...  Read More
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Learning To Be Alone
by Curt Dodd on January 31st, 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) In our culture today, it seems like everyone is constantly occupied. People are wearing headphones, and they are on their phones. They have the ...  Read More
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The Impact of Jesus
by Curt Dodd on December 27th, 2022
When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.  I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.”  (Revelation 1:17-18) There has never been anyone who has made a greater impact on history and on our world than Jesus Christ! Jesus is ...  Read More
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Quiet Time Fills You
by Curt Dodd on September 13th, 2022
“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)It is important to have a quiet time each day to find peace in the midst of stress. Another reason for spending time daily with the Lord is to pr...  Read More
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Walking Humbly with God
by Curt Dodd on September 2nd, 2022
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8)This verse is very familiar, a verse which we should be applying to our everyday lives. However, we need to take a deeper look at the end of the verse and define what it means to walk humbly with our God.First, the challenge to walk humbly wi...  Read More
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