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God Still Heals
by Curt Dodd on September 17th, 2023
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” – Matthew 19:26Years ago, we discovered that my wife had a tumor in her back. Once she was able to get an MRI, the doctors were able to see that the tumor was the size of a grapefruit. That was on a Friday, and we scheduled a biopsy for the following Monday.After we found out on Friday about my ...
Look to Christ
by Curt Dodd on August 11th, 2023
The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. (Proverbs 18:10) Have you wondered how you can know if Jesus is the true source of your fulfillment? There is a good way to determine the answer. You will know if Jesus is really fulfilling your life when things aren’t going well for you, when your circumstances are less than ideal, and you are still looking to Chris...
Pray To Receive Christ
by Curt Dodd on July 26th, 2023
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9) My grandson, Shepherd, recently gave his life to Jesus. His father, Jonathan, is the one who had trouble finding the deer in his scope when he was young. Jonathan felt in his heart that he needed to talk to his 10-year-old son about giving his life to Chri...
Do You Need To Get Up?
by Curt Dodd on July 16th, 2023
For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. – 2 Corinthians 10:3-5There are a lot of peopl...
by Curt Dodd on June 8th, 2023
Jesus answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit.” (John 3:5) This conversation in John Chapter 3 is between Jesus and a Jewish Sanhedrin member, Nicodemus, who came to Jesus during the evening hours. Jesus quickly directs the discussion to conversion. He tells Nicodemus that he must have a conversion experience likened unto ...
Pray, Just Pray!
by Curt Dodd on May 20th, 2023
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should. (Ephesians 6:18-2...
Be Responsible for Your Children
by Curt Dodd on March 23rd, 2023
Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. (John 19:25) As a parent, you are responsible for your children. That might sound like an obvious statement, but in today’s culture, it can be very tempting for parents to share the responsibility of raising their children. Some people look to the schools to help raise their children. Others...
Your Testimony and God’s Word
by Curt Dodd on February 28th, 2023
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12) We have so much power available to make a difference for the Kingdom because of what Jesus has done for us. I want us to look at two specific ways we can use Christ’s power in ou...
Out of Alignment
by Curt Dodd on January 20th, 2023
You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God…Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. (James 4:4, 7-8) When w...
Get off the Bench
by Curt Dodd on January 19th, 2023
“So, because you are lukewarm -- neither hot nor cold -- I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” (Revelation 3:16)Many people have already given their life to Christ. Many Christians are suited up and trained up, but there is a problem. Many believers today need to get up. You should feel a little uncomfortable if you are not getting up. Are you a benchwarmer? You know Christ and you have been f...
Diving into God’s Word
by Curt Dodd on January 13th, 2023
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)As you pursue Jesus and grow in your relationship with Him, the enemy will use whatever he can to deceive you and steer you down the wrong path. This is why it is so important tha...
by Curt Dodd on January 12th, 2023
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)God did not promise us that the Christian life would be a walk in the park. Just because you choose to follow Jesus, doesn’t mean you will have an easy path to walk. Rather, the opposite is true. You will have to face difficulty and hardship...
The Center of God’s Will
by Curt Dodd on December 20th, 2022
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)You have probably heard this verse many times before. Unfortunately, when we read this verse, we focus only on the phrase “the gift of God is eternal life,” and overlook the phrase “the wages of sin is death.”Because of sin, death comes. We live in a fallen world; we are fallen men and women....
Saying No to Temptation
by Curt Dodd on November 28th, 2022
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. (1 Corinthians 10:13)I have a good friend who went on a weight loss program. He was jogging every day and watching what he ate. He had a curious habit of taking a big Snick...
by Curt Dodd on November 24th, 2022
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. (John 14:1)Do you realize that trouble is simply part of life? You can't avoid it. It is crucial to understand that through Christ we can overcome the trouble, regardless of what it is. Jesus told us, “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.” (John 15:18)People will not always line up with what you believe ...
Wait in Obedience
by Curt Dodd on September 14th, 2022
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. (Acts 2:1...
Do Your Words And Your Actions Matchup?
by Curt Dodd on March 2nd, 2022
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:...
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