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Powerful Prayers and a Burden
by Curt Dodd on April 23rd, 2024
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.  (James 5:16-17)  Have you ever listened to someone pray and thought, “Wow, that was a power-packed p...  Read More
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Praying for Unbelievers
by Curt Dodd on January 17th, 2024
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)  Let me ask you some questions. Are you concerned about some of your family members who do not know Christ? Are you burdened about your children? Students, are you concerned about the spiritual condition of the people...  Read More
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Faith In The Midst Of Trials
by Curt Dodd on December 27th, 2023
“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” - Hebrews 11:1Let’s say you owe $100,000 and you went to your bank. You sat down with the banker and said, “I need $100,000, Can you take care of this issue?” The banker says, “Sure, I will be glad to loan you $100,000.” This is not a trial because you have a solution. If he says, “No, I wouldn't loan you 10 cents, bu...  Read More
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Refuel Your Spirit
by Curt Dodd on December 1st, 2023
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil…When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.  (Luke 4:1-2, 13)  During Jesus’ time on earth, He was tempted just like we are tempted. There is an account of Jesus being tempted in the Book of Luke which is ve...  Read More
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Pray, Just Pray!
by Curt Dodd on May 20th, 2023
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.  Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,  for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should. (Ephesians 6:18-2...  Read More
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Powerful Prayers and Confidence
by Curt Dodd on March 27th, 2023
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. (James 5:16-17)If you want to be a powerful prayer, you need three things. Yesterday, we discussed ho...  Read More
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Praying for Unbelievers
by Curt Dodd on March 17th, 2023
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)Let me ask you some questions. Are you concerned about some of your family members who do not know Christ? Are you burdened about your children? Students, are you concerned about the spiritual condition of the people i...  Read More
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Praying in Faith
by Curt Dodd on January 29th, 2023
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.  (Ephesians 3:20)In between the services one morning at church, a couple came up to me and reminded me of a moment in our foyer several years ago. The wife had been battling bone cancer for quite some time. The doctors had dealt with that and had healed her. However, there w...  Read More
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Celebrate God’s Provision
by Curt Dodd on December 17th, 2022
Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness.  Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.  (Psalm 150:1-2, 6)As this year is nearly over, many of us take the time to intentionally look back on the events of the past year. We think about all that has transpired over the...  Read More
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Follow Godly Examples
by Curt Dodd on October 12th, 2022
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:8-9)As Paul wraps up his letter to ...  Read More
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Do Not Worry
by Curt Dodd on October 11th, 2022
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of god, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)With everything we are juggling in our lives, we can be anxious about many things. We worry about our family, our friends, our job, our f...  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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