Posts with the tag “salvation”

Be Different
by Curt Dodd on February 29th, 2024
So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.  For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night.  But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. (1 Thessalonians 5:6-8)  Jesus is coming again, and we need to be on guard. Paul wrote earlier in thi...  Read More
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Making Sure
by Curt Dodd on February 12th, 2024
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:18-20Yesterday, we began talking about the t...  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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Salvation Is Simple
by Curt Dodd on January 9th, 2024
One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence?  We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” Jesus answer...  Read More
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Praise God for Your Story
by Curt Dodd on December 14th, 2023
And they praised God because of me.  (Galatians 1:24)  Paul’s reputation definitely preceded him. His story of coming to faith in Christ circulated throughout the east long before he had made one of his “missionary journeys.” Before Christ, Paul was a stone-cold legalist. He even took it upon himself to organize the extermination of early believers. His efforts led to the stoning death of Stephen,...  Read More
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Pray To Receive Christ
by Curt Dodd on July 26th, 2023
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)  My grandson, Shepherd, recently gave his life to Jesus. His father, Jonathan, is the one who had trouble finding the deer in his scope when he was young. Jonathan felt in his heart that he needed to talk to his 10-year-old son about giving his life to Chri...  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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Praise God for Your Story
by Curt Dodd on December 14th, 2022
And they praised God because of me.  (Galatians 1:24)Paul’s reputation definitely preceded him. His story of coming to faith in Christ circulated throughout the east long before he had made one of his “missionary journeys.” Before Christ, Paul was a stone-cold legalist. He even took it upon himself to organize the extermination of early believers. His efforts led to the stoning death of Stephen, o...  Read More
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Stand Firmly in Freedom
by Curt Dodd on November 19th, 2022
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.(Galatians 5:1)Our personal development into emotional and spiritual health takes time; it does not come overnight. Children develop emotionally over time and eventually learn to think in abstract concepts. Before that day arrives, they are literal thinkers; rules and r...  Read More
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Eternal Security
by Curt Dodd on October 23rd, 2022
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. (1 John 5:13)Eternal security is very, very important. “You need to know that you know that you know Christ.” You need to have confidence that, “There is nothing that you could ever do to earn salvation.”Likewise, “There is nothing you could ever do that would ever take away your ...  Read More
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