Posts with the tag “loving”

Secure in Your Identity
by Curt Dodd on May 17th, 2023
While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” (Mark 2:15-16)  We live in a time when people are very concerned a...  Read More
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Loving Other Believers
by Curt Dodd on November 6th, 2022
Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness. Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them. (1 John 2:9-11)I have ...  Read More
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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...  Read More
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A Safe Person
by Curt Dodd on July 5th, 2022
One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. (Proverbs 18:24)My definition of a safe person is an individual who can see and listen to your pain without passing judgment. They don’t offer trite recipes for “the fix you need,” and they trust the work of the Holy Spirit in your life. That’s a friend…a real friend. Does that mean they will...  Read More
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