Posts with the tag “hearts”

Value the Right Thing
by Curt Dodd on October 10th, 2023
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5) Companionship is a powerful thing, but the almighty monetary unit makes for a strange bedfellow. Too many of us are sucked into the vortex of making friends with either the abundance of wealth or the desire for the abundance of havi...  Read More
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A Sacred Sermon 
by Curt Dodd on October 6th, 2023
And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. (Revelation 12:11)    Have you heard a sermon that was extremely encouraging and exactly what you needed at that moment? Think about how amazing it was, that God gave you a word right when you needed it. I am sure it was an unforgettable experience. What if God i...  Read More
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Choose Joy over Worry
by Curt Dodd on September 29th, 2023
Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:4-7) “Therefore I tell you, do not w...  Read More
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Security Through Christ
by Curt Dodd on September 19th, 2023
“I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.” (John 10:28)  While I was in Israel several years ago, a dear pastor friend passed away from an accident. He and I had enjoyed a wonderful conversation just a few days before I left. Needless to say, I was completely devastated when I received word of his home-going. You see, I loved him deeply. I had ...  Read More
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Just Share
by Curt Dodd on July 14th, 2023
“For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.” (Luke 12:12)  I love the story of D.L. Moody. It all began in 1858 when D.L. Moody was a shoe clerk in Boston. At the time, he was involved in a Bible study class, and he had a Bible teacher by the name of Kimball.   Because he was broken over the spiritual condition of his students, Kimball showed up one day in the back room o...  Read More
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Aligning with Christ
by Curt Dodd on June 24th, 2023
Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” (John 20:21)    Appearing behind locked doors, Jesus shows His scars to the disciples. Before He does, He speaks to calm their fears, and give them a holy directive. Two different times, He says, “Peace be with you!” Think of that for a moment. We must be calm and at peace before we can align with His purpose. When...  Read More
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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...  Read More
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Transformational Giving
by Curt Dodd on October 5th, 2022
Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. (2 Corinthians 9:10-11) We looked at four ways God enjoys our act of giving. Today, we will ad...  Read More
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Worrying Won’t Get You Anywhere
by Curt Dodd on October 5th, 2021
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of god, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7With everything we as human beings are juggling in our day-to-day lives, there is plenty to be anxious about. We worry about our family, our...  Read More
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