Posts with the tag “spiritual”

Celebrating God’s Forgiveness
by Curt Dodd on May 27th, 2024
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. – Ephesians 4:32When you’re struggling with forgiving someone who hurt you, one of the best things you can do is practice celebrating God's forgiveness to you. Don't focus on the person who did the offending. Instead, focus on how gracious God has been to you. Even though you deserved the death penalty, He ...  Read More
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Craving Spiritual Milk
by Curt Dodd on May 22nd, 2024
Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. (1 Peter 2:2-3)  As we look at this Scripture passage, we see there is an analogy of being a child, and having a desire for spiritual milk. The Scripture says, “Like newborn babies.” There is an interesting word used here, “brephos.” This Greek word was o...  Read More
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Are You Confessed Up To Date?
by Curt Dodd on April 5th, 2024
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. – James 5:16  When I was in my first year of seminary, a missionary named Bertha Smith spoke to a class I was in. She was a godly woman who had given her life for ministry. As she stood before our class, she looked through her glasses at u...  Read More
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Abiding and Resting
by Curt Dodd on March 29th, 2024
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30)  If you are going through difficult times in your life right now, you need to learn the spiritual practice of abiding. What does it mean to abide?...  Read More
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Are You Confessed Up To Date?
by Curt Dodd on January 21st, 2024
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. – James 5:16When I was in my first year of seminary, a missionary named Bertha Smith spoke to a class I was in. She was a godly woman who had given her life for ministry. As she stood before our class, she looked through her glasses at us ...  Read More
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The Holy Spirit
by Curt Dodd on December 2nd, 2023
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 ...  Read More
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What Are Feeling You Anxious About?
by Curt Dodd on November 19th, 2023
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:7If you want to destroy the curse of anxiety, you need to unmask the spiritual problem in your life. When we experience anxiety, we are ultimately dealing with a spiritual problem. Now don’t get me wrong. Anxiety does have physical repercussions, but at its root, it is a spiritual problem. Do you know what that problem is? It is be...  Read More
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Learning from Failure
by Curt Dodd on November 16th, 2023
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.  (Psalm 73:26)  We looked at how we set ourselves up for failure without realizing it. Today, we will continue our conversation on failure, and learn how we can handle failure in a positive way.   1. Own it. When you fail, own it and embrace it. Don't make excuses for it; just own it. Personal failure and s...  Read More
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Replacing God
by Curt Dodd on September 7th, 2023
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...  Read More
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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 ...  Read More
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Dealing with Depression
by Curt Dodd on August 8th, 2023
Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep. All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.” He looked around, and there by his head was some bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again. (1 Kings 19:5-6)  The Bible exposes a real-life issue as we read about Elijah’s journey. Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep.  The number o...  Read More
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Just Share
by Curt Dodd on July 14th, 2023
“For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.” (Luke 12:12)  I love the story of D.L. Moody. It all began in 1858 when D.L. Moody was a shoe clerk in Boston. At the time, he was involved in a Bible study class, and he had a Bible teacher by the name of Kimball.   Because he was broken over the spiritual condition of his students, Kimball showed up one day in the back room o...  Read More
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Abiding and Resting
by Curt Dodd on June 29th, 2023
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30)  If you are going through difficult times in your life right now, you need to learn the spiritual practice of abiding. What does it mean to abide?...  Read More
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Go All in for Christ
by Curt Dodd on June 28th, 2023
Because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. (Revelation 3:16)  It saddens me that many believers just sit back and say, “I like the information.” They just sit there like bumps on a log. They hear the Word of God, and they identify themselves as disciples of Christ. They don't apply the Word of God to their lives. They live just like the Laodicean Church. The L...  Read More
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Out of Alignment
by Curt Dodd on January 20th, 2023
You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God…Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.   (James 4:4, 7-8) When w...  Read More
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Fighting Temptation
by Curt Dodd on November 27th, 2022
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. (1 Corinthians 10:13)There is a war going on inside of us all the time. We are constantly being tempted by the things of this world. We need to realize that this is just pa...  Read More
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Your Training Manual
by Curt Dodd on October 9th, 2022
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)Let me ask some questions. Wouldn’t it be great if you had a handheld device that could show you where you are in life right now? Would you like to know where your life is headed? Wouldn't it be w...  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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