Posts with the tag “kingdom”
Jesus Is the Messiah
by Curt Dodd on December 25th, 2023
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. (Hebrews 11:6) One of the greatest debates in human history has been whether or not Jesus is the Messiah. The word “Messiah” means “anointed one.” It is the description of the individual who the Jews were expecting to usher in the redempti...
Focus Like an Archer
by Curt Dodd on January 3rd, 2023
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (Matthew 6:33)I am a traditional archer. This means that I use a plain wooden bow, not one of those compound bows (with training wheels), nor crossbows. I use a conventional wooden long bow to shoot targets and hunt. Right now, I am hunting and shooting with a bow that I made myself out of Osage wo...
Think Before You Speak
by Curt Dodd on October 1st, 2022
Now this is what the Lord Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways.” (Haggai 1:5) What a probing verse! It is not a friend or a parent who challenges us today; rather, it is the Lord Himself! “Give careful thought to your ways.” There are so many things we do each and every day without a second thought. Some things are done out of habit or possibly impulse, having learned and repeated ce...
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