Posts with the tag “relationship”
It Is as You Will
by Curt Dodd on December 7th, 2023
“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...
Walking Humbly with God
by Curt Dodd on September 2nd, 2023
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8) This verse is very familiar, a verse which we should be applying to our everyday lives. However, we need to take a deeper look at the end of the verse and define what it means to walk humbly with our God. First, the challenge to walk humb...
Between You and God
by Curt Dodd on August 24th, 2023
Jesus answered. “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) As believers, we need to understand that our relationship with God is between Him and us. Jesus said it very clearly in this Scripture that your relationship with God is not between a pastor and you, or a priest and you. There is no representative of God, like your mother or ...
by Curt Dodd on May 10th, 2023
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19) I grew up in a single-parent family. My mom and dad divorced when I was 10 years old. After they separated, my dad vacated our lives, and I only saw him twice before he passed away, once in the fifth grade and once right before I graduated from high school. Because my dad was absent from ...
A Personal Answer
by Curt Dodd on March 5th, 2023
“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:15-16)Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter gave a personal answer. When he said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God,” he was saying it very personally. He was saying, “As far as I'm concerned, regardless of what any of these...
The Holy Spirit
by Curt Dodd on December 2nd, 2022
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. (John 14:26)When you become a follower of Jesus, the Holy Spirit comes to dwell within you and guide you through life. These are several ways the Holy Spirit works in us:1. The Holy Spirit teaches us.God will allow His Spirit to inform you and te...
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