Posts with the tag “repentance”

God Can Defend Himself 
by Curt Dodd on November 22nd, 2023
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.  (2 Peter 3:9)    When we don't understand what God is doing, we try to explain why God would allow something to happen. Many of us think we have to answer all of the “nay-sayers.” We hear people say, “If God is a God of love, w...  Read More
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Looking for a Church 
by Curt Dodd on May 5th, 2023
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (Hebrews 10:24-25)    If you are in the process of looking for a church home, there are several things you should consider. We will spend two days covering the qualities of a True Church.   Fi...  Read More
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Living in Denial
by Curt Dodd on March 15th, 2023
After a little while, those standing there went up to Peter and said, “Surely you are one of them; your accent gives you away.” Then he began to call down curses, and he swore to them, “I don’t know the man!” Immediately a rooster crowed. (Matthew 26:73-74)Judas betrayed Jesus once, but Simon Peter denied Jesus three times publicly! That statement is not meant to minimize the horrific thing Judas ...  Read More
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God Can Defend Himself
by Curt Dodd on November 22nd, 2022
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.  (2 Peter 3:9) When we don't understand what God is doing, we try to explain why God would allow something to happen. Many of us think we have to answer all of the “nay-sayers.” We hear people say, “If God is a God of love, why ...  Read More
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Have You Been Saved?
by Curt Dodd on October 29th, 2022
“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:13) Has there ever been a time in your life when you have turned from your sin and placed your faith in Jesus Christ? You might say, “I joined the church, was confirmed and was baptized at 12.” I didn't ask that.   Has there been a moment in your life when you have acknowledged your sin and realized that you deserved to go to h...  Read More
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