Posts with the tag “ministry”
Why Support Israel?
by Curt Dodd on February 4th, 2024
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be secure.” – Psalm 122:6As believers, we need to be linked with the nation of Israel. We need to support them. We need to pray for them because God’s Word instructs us to do so. But why is that the case? That’s the exact question we’re going to be answering over the next couple of days. In this devotion, we’re going to look at three reasons...
Sharing Your Story
by Curt Dodd on January 15th, 2024
From Attalia they sailed back to Antioch, where they had been committed to the grace of God for the work they had now completed. On arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles. – Acts 14:26-27I firmly believe that every believer needs to be in the habit of sharing how God is working in their...
Are You Encouraging Others?
by Curt Dodd on January 7th, 2024
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. – 1 Thessalonians 5:11William Barclay, a devotional commentator, once said, “One of the highest of human duties is the duty of encouragement. It is easy to pour cold water on enthusiasm. It is easy to discourage others. The world is full of discouragers. We have a Christian duty to encourage one another.”This is what ...
Don’t Forget Your Family Of Faith
by Curt Dodd on December 4th, 2023
With the help of Silas, whom I regard as a faithful brother, I have written to you briefly, encouraging you and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it. She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you her greetings, and so does my son Mark. Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ. - 1 Peter 5:12-14Nothing is more powerful than...
A Sense of Obligation
by Curt Dodd on November 9th, 2023
I am obligated both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish. That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are in Rome. For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. (Romans 1:14-16) This is a very powerful passage! If you were ever looking for a simple ...
Doing Before Knowing God
by Curt Dodd on November 7th, 2023
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only those who do the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!” (Matthew 7: 21-23) This...
by Curt Dodd on November 3rd, 2023
To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given to me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:7-9) When we see someone who is going through some kind of pa...
A Ripple Effect
by Curt Dodd on July 15th, 2023
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” (Mark 16:15) While D.L. Moody’s salvation story is one of my favorites, the story doesn’t end there. In fact, this was just the beginning, because D.L. Moody’s story is proof that you just never know the ripple effect your obedience can have on the lives of others. After D.L Moody was saved, he began preaching all o...
Qualities of a Church
by Curt Dodd on May 6th, 2023
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. (Colossians 3:16) Yesterday, we discussed three qualities that are important to look for in a church home. Today, we will continue that list and discuss a few more important qualities to consider when looking for a...
We Need One Another
by Curt Dodd on February 1st, 2023
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another -- and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10:24-25)Brotherhood and biblical community are vital to our Christian walk. We need the brotherhood to serve together. God wants us to be involved in ministry and H...
The Five Parts of Prayer
by Curt Dodd on January 9th, 2023
Pray without ceasing. (1 Thessalonians 5:17) George Mueller was a Saint of yesteryear who raised money to underwrite the orphanage that he was supporting. The amazing thing was that he did it all through prayer. He didn't send out brochures. He wasn't constantly holding meetings to raise money. He just prayed and God met the need to underwrite the children in that orphanage. Mueller did his entir...
Are You Serving?
by Curt Dodd on October 30th, 2022
Are You Serving? And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. (Hebrews 10:24) God wants you to be involved in ministry and He wants you to serve. He doesn't want you to just sit around and learn things. He wants you to learn Scripture to do things. You need to act out the love of Christ, and the heart of service that Jesus modeled for us. This is why you need to ...
by Curt Dodd on September 8th, 2022
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)When I was in seminary, I took a course called Missionary Preparation. We had a guest speaker one day by the name of Bertha Smith. As a retired missionary, she still had fire in her bones.I will never forget what she said in class that day. As she walked to the front of th...
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