Posts with the tag “peace”

Out of Alignment
by Curt Dodd on January 20th, 2023
You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God…Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.   (James 4:4, 7-8) When w...  Read More
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A Thrill Ride
by Curt Dodd on January 17th, 2023
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”  (Matthew 7:13-14)The last time I was on a thrill ride was at a county fair with my daughter. Because she loves thrill rides, she asked me to go with her on one of those rides. It was ...  Read More
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It Is as You Will
by Curt Dodd on December 7th, 2022
“For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.”  (Mark 8:35)Years ago, a little boy had captured a small, helpless bird. He went to an old wise man in his village and he put the bird behind his back. He looked at the man and said, “Old man, tell me, Is the bird I hold in my hand, is it alive, or is it dead?”The wise man thou...  Read More
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Avoiding Trouble
by Curt Dodd on November 24th, 2022
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.  (John 14:1)Do you realize that trouble is simply part of life? You can't avoid it. It is crucial to understand that through Christ we can overcome the trouble, regardless of what it is.  Jesus told us,  “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.” (John 15:18)People will not always line up with what you believe ...  Read More
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The Lord Will Provide
by Curt Dodd on October 18th, 2022
So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.” (Genesis 22:14)This chapter recounts the event which happened on top of Mount Moriah. Abraham, after being instructed to take his son, Isaac and offer him as a sacrifice, journeyed to the mountain with his son and several servants. Climbing the mountain, he took his on...  Read More
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Benefits of Praise
by Curt Dodd on October 13th, 2022
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. (Psalm 150:6)If we are living and breathing, Scripture commands us to always be praising the Lord. We should praise Him not just because He deserves it, but also because we benefit from praising Him.As you are praising God, not only are you inviting Him to come near, but you are also being reminded of God's presence. Many of us become very forgetful ...  Read More
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Your Life Is an Example
by Curt Dodd on September 30th, 2022
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)Experiencing difficulty, pain, and heartbreak are guaranteed while we are on this earth. There is just no way around it. In one of Jesus’ conversations with His disciples near the end of His ministry, He confirmed this tr...  Read More
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The Power of the Cross
by Curt Dodd on September 17th, 2022
When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross. (Colossians 2:13-14)In that moment when you gave your life to Christ, something happened.  Everything that you ...  Read More
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Praying To Remind Yourself
by Curt Dodd on September 5th, 2022
You are my strength, I watch for you; you, God, are my fortress, (Psalm 59:9)Prayer is an ongoing conversation with God. Praying without ceasing should be the default position for every believer as they live moment by moment. Many of our prayers are more self-reminders than news flashes for heaven. This prayer is the same. The psalmist is verbalizing in prayer a fresh commitment to the Lord to liv...  Read More
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