Posts with the tag “freedom”
The Zeal To Serve
by Curt Dodd on November 21st, 2022
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. (Romans 12:11)Service is very important when it comes to following Jesus. God does not want you to sit on your blessed assurance and just live out your Christian life. He wants you to practice serving Him. However, if you don't keep your zeal alive, your spiritual fervor to serve will not be prominent. You won't want to s...
by Curt Dodd on November 20th, 2022
Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. (Proverbs 16:24)I had a professor in seminary who spoke in a cadence all of the time. When I would see him, he would say, “How are you doing, Mr. Dodd?” I wanted to say it back the way he spoke, but I didn't. I just said, “I'm okay, thank you.” That’s how he talked.I was thinking to myself, “Something's messed up h...
The Danger of Addiction
by Curt Dodd on October 22nd, 2022
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. (Colossians 3:5) When we think about addiction, we typically think of being addicted to things like drugs, alcohol, or pornography. While these are dangerous addictions, we need to realize that there are plenty of other things we can become addicted to if we are no...
Born and Born Again
by Curt Dodd on October 19th, 2022
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” (John 3:3)Today is my birthday. That’s right. On an early Monday morning, at approximately 2:00 a.m., I entered the world with a pat on the bottom and a scream of shock. Although I don’t remember the event, my mother has recounted it many times, how the event unfolded, often in a crowd of people (...
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