Posts with the tag “heaven”

Partnering With Other Believers
by Curt Dodd on September 3rd, 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)  As followers of Jesus, we should be in partnership with other believers. Anyone who loves Jesus, who has turned from sin and placed their faith in Christ – they are on the same team as us. We need to be in partnership with them.   Many of us come from a he...  Read More
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God’s Will
by Curt Dodd on July 29th, 2023
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. (Psalm 32:8)  I want to ask you a question: Are you living your life in alignment with God’s will, or are you trying to make God’s will align with what you want? (You might not like to answer that question.)  Many of us have tried to align God with where we want to go. Nothing will put you ups...  Read More
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Steps and Stops
by Curt Dodd on April 25th, 2023
The steps of a godly man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. (Psalm 37:23)    I love the story of A.T. Pearson, who was a great preacher of yesteryear. He had the privilege of opening the Bible of George Mueller, a great man of faith. In the early days of our country, Pearson raised millions of dollars to underwrite the care of orphans in his care.     When Pearson opened the Bi...  Read More
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Don’t Stay on the Sidelines
by Curt Dodd on February 22nd, 2023
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. (1 Corinthians 9:24)If you have ever played sports, you know how frustrating and almost painful it can be to be stuck on the sidelines when you want to be playing in the game. No one wants to get benched; everyone wants a piece of the action. They want to be contributing to aid the t...  Read More
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