Posts with the tag “important”
by Curt Dodd on August 31st, 2023
“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. (Matthew 24:36) Jesus talks more than once in Scripture about people not being ready for His return. That’s why it is so important that we are ready for Jesus to come back. You need to make sure that you know Jesus Christ as Lord of your life. By the way, this is not a denominational t...
Giving Despite Your Debt
by Curt Dodd on July 27th, 2023
And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. (Hebrews 13:16) As followers of Christ, we are called to be generous with what we have been given. You might be thinking, “I want to be able to give, but I have so much debt that I don’t have the margin to give.” It is true that generosity is hindered by excessive debt. If you want to become the giving ...
Stay in Love with Jesus
by Curt Dodd on May 24th, 2023
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take th...
The Lord Encourages Us
by Curt Dodd on May 16th, 2023
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. (Psalm 119:105) When you need encouragement, where do you turn? Do you listen to someone? Do you call your parents or your best friend? Do you ask your Bible study teacher for a word of encouragement? If you are looking to other people for encouragement, you will never be satisfied with what they tell you. You will always be left wanting more....
Learning To Be Alone
by Curt Dodd on January 31st, 2023
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30) In our culture today, it seems like everyone is constantly occupied. People are wearing headphones, and they are on their phones. They have the ...
Why Do We Baptize?
by Curt Dodd on December 18th, 2022
Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness. ”Then John consented. (Matthew 3:13-15)After you become a Christian (when you fully surrender your life to Jesus and place your faith in Him), y...
Asking out of Faith
by Curt Dodd on December 8th, 2022
Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. “Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.” Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him. (Matthew 20:32-34)One of the things that separates Christianity from all other religions is that we can experience salvation by faith alone. In order to have a persona...
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