Posts with the tag “glory”
Setting an Example and Living Expectantly
by Curt Dodd on October 30th, 2023
To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed: Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them -- not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples ...
Don’t Slow Down
by Curt Dodd on September 24th, 2023
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. - 1 Corinthians 10:13When I was in college, I worked on construction jobs during the summers. My brother-in-law worked with Monsanto Chemical Company, and he recommended me for a job as a day laborer in a chemical plant. I went on the “college crew.” That meant we would do some of the dirtiest work that you could...
by Curt Dodd on August 18th, 2023
No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known. (John 1:18) We simply cannot understand how God works or what He desires for our lives. We can easily be confused about the direction He is taking us. When we are confused, we must look at John 1:18. We need to pay close attention to that last phrase, “has mad...
God Can Multiply Your Little
by Curt Dodd on August 3rd, 2023
Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish. When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.”...
Awakenings and Quiet Times
by Curt Dodd on April 30th, 2023
Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off -- for all whom the Lord our God will call.” (Acts 2:38-39) The First Great Awakening occurred at Pentecost. God did an amazing thing that had never happened be...
Praying in God’s Will
by Curt Dodd on March 3rd, 2023
Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” (Matthew 6:9-13) If there was ever a time you need to be praying, it is now. Praying to God and spending ti...
by Curt Dodd on November 18th, 2022
But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations. (Psalm 33:11)If we are going to be the individuals who the Lord desires us to be, we must learn how to stand firmly in every area of our lives. A solid conviction within our hearts must reveal itself in clear action in our lives. We might stand for an internal commitment or belief, but it needs more t...
Grow In Grace
by Curt Dodd on November 2nd, 2022
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. (2 Peter 3:18)The character of God is grace; therefore, the character of His people should also be grace. When someone comes into your church and they don't talk like you, and they don't look like you, what is your response? Your response must be, “Welcome!” Everything that we do n...
God Heals Brokenness
by Curt Dodd on September 24th, 2022
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. (John 11:5)For many of us, we want to see God work by blessing us. However, sometimes God reveals Himself in a more personal, practical and dynamic way in the midst of our deepest sorrows. When you are trying to determine the next step in your life, you will see God at work. Maybe you are trying to figure out who you are and how God has created yo...
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