Posts with the tag “sin”

Refuse To Compromise 
by Curt Dodd on August 17th, 2023
I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm -- neither hot nor cold -- I am about to spit you out of my mouth. (Revelation 3:15-16)    As John writes to the church at Laodicea in Revelation Chapter 3, we  learn much about how this church looked compared to the community surrounding it. Note that, “This church was just ...  Read More
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Admitting You Are Wrong
by Curt Dodd on June 1st, 2023
But he gives more grace. Therefore it says,God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” (James 4:6)  When they are confronted, why do people have a difficult time admitting they are wrong? They did something wrong, but they refuse to take any responsibility for their actions. They don’t even want to talk about it. They invariably try to justify why they did it. At the core, the human s...  Read More
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The Power of the Cross
by Curt Dodd on April 3rd, 2023
For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel -- not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:17-18)When you take seriously the work that Jesus did on the cross, it will make a difference in your life. A...  Read More
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Full of the Holy Spirit
by Curt Dodd on March 12th, 2023
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. (Ephesians 5:18) It is very important that you understand several things about the Holy Spirit. His main job is to point people to Christ. Jesus said, “He will speak about me.” He doesn't talk about Himself; He points people to Christ. When you find people who only want to talk about the Holy Spirit, and they ...  Read More
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Remember the Moment
by Curt Dodd on September 18th, 2022
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. (Romans 8:16) Your name was not written in the Lamb’s Book of Life when you were baptized, or when you took your first communion. When did it happen? Your name was written in the Lamb’s Book of Life the moment you acknowledged your sin, and saw yourself separated from God because of that sin, and you threw yourself helpl...  Read More
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