Posts with the tag “journey”

A Father’s Word
by Curt Dodd on April 13th, 2024
The Lord has done what he planned; he has fulfilled his word, which he decreed long ago. (Lamentations 2:17a)  When I was nine years old, my father had promised me on a particular Saturday that he was going to go to the Western Auto Store and buy me a 36-inch Schwinn Tornado bicycle. It was 4:00 and he was taking a nap. And I told my mom, “Hey mom, the store's going to close at 5:00 and dad said h...  Read More
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Come and See
by Curt Dodd on February 1st, 2024
When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.  Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?” They said, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?” “Come,” he replied, “and you will see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was about four in the afternoon. (John 1:37-39)  After Jesus was baptized,...  Read More
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Just Forgive
by Curt Dodd on November 30th, 2023
Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”  Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”  (Matthew 18:21-22)  Let’s face it: Forgiveness is complicated! When Simon Peter asked Jesus how many times he should forgive his brother or sister, he already had a number in mind. In fact, ...  Read More
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Learning from Failure
by Curt Dodd on November 16th, 2023
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.  (Psalm 73:26)  We looked at how we set ourselves up for failure without realizing it. Today, we will continue our conversation on failure, and learn how we can handle failure in a positive way.   1. Own it. When you fail, own it and embrace it. Don't make excuses for it; just own it. Personal failure and s...  Read More
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Born Again
by Curt Dodd on June 8th, 2023
Jesus answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit.”  (John 3:5)  This conversation in John Chapter 3 is between Jesus and a Jewish Sanhedrin member, Nicodemus, who came to Jesus during the evening hours. Jesus quickly directs the discussion to conversion. He tells Nicodemus that he must have a conversion experience likened unto ...  Read More
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Come and See
by Curt Dodd on April 1st, 2023
When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.  Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?” They said, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?” “Come,” he replied, “and you will see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was about four in the afternoon. (John 1:37-39)  After Jesus was baptized,...  Read More
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The Sweet Voice of God
by Curt Dodd on January 18th, 2023
Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me once more: “Go, take the scroll that lies open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.” So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He said to me, “Take it and eat it. It will turn your stomach sour, but ‘in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey.’”  (Revelation 10:8-9)In these Scripture ve...  Read More
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The Lord’s Amazing Power
by Curt Dodd on January 11th, 2023
Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven. He was robed in a cloud, with a rainbow above his head; his face was like the sun, and his legs were like fiery pillars. He was holding a little scroll, which lay open in his hand. He planted his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land.  (Revelation 10:1-2)What an amazing picture of the Lord’s power we see in this Scripture passa...  Read More
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Stand Firmly
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...  Read More
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Stand Firmly
by Curt Dodd on November 9th, 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...  Read More
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