Posts with the tag “praying”

Praying Instead of Worrying
by Curt Dodd on December 28th, 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)As I watch our country vibrate with all kinds of decisions that are being made and look at what is happening globally, I am heavy at hear...  Read More
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Praying Friends
by Curt Dodd on December 15th, 2022
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you…  (Colossians 1:9)Praying friends are very special! Like a boxer who has a team of encouragers in his corner, we must have a team of intercessors and ministers in our corner, as well. When the bell rings and you step to the center of the ring, having those friends who are for you and cheering you on, is invaluab...  Read More
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Boldly Standing for Christ
by Curt Dodd on November 5th, 2022
They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.  (Revelation 12:11) Let me tell you a story about a guy named Matt. He was a high school student in a church I pastored in Houston many years ago. We had been emphasizing in our church the importance of taking a stand for Jesus Christ. Accordingly, we were looking for opportunities to share our faith.   One day, M...  Read More
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Be Persistent in Prayer
by Curt Dodd on October 15th, 2022
“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”  (Luke 11:9-10)The eleventh chapter of Luke records a conversation between Jesus and His disciples, after the disciples had asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. His instru...  Read More
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Replacing God
by Curt Dodd on September 7th, 2022
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith -- and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God -- not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)One of the tragedies that we see in our nation every day is that we have forgotten the Lord and have replaced Him with our activity. Think about that for a moment. Many people want to do the activities of religion, rather than a...  Read More
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