Posts with the tag “spiritually”

A Hardened Heart
by Curt Dodd on December 21st, 2023
But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.  (Romans 2:5)    Scripture tells us that in the end times, many people’s hearts will be hardened toward the Lord. What does it mean to have a hardened heart? We will look at that today and identify the signs for those who might be on the path of a ...  Read More
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Praying Friends
by Curt Dodd on December 15th, 2023
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you…  (Colossians 1:9)  Praying friends are very special! Like a boxer who has a team of encouragers in his corner, we must have a team of intercessors and ministers in our corner, as well. When the bell rings and you step to the center of the ring, having those friends who are for you and cheering you on, is invalu...  Read More
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Did God Really Say That? 
by Curt Dodd on December 9th, 2023
 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” “You w...  Read More
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Guaranteed Struggle
by Curt Dodd on August 28th, 2023
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. (Genesis 50:20)  In your life as a follower of Christ, it is guaranteed that there will be some struggles along the way. If you are walking through something that does not meet your satisfaction or your approval, you need to know that you are not in charge. God is. He is the author...  Read More
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Shedding Tears
by Curt Dodd on July 18th, 2023
Record my misery; list my tears on your scroll -- are they not in your record? (Psalm 56:8)  Have you shed tears with someone? You didn't do it as an act; they just came. Tears say, “I care.” The Christian life does not have to be lived without tears. Tears are very important. As one person said, “Tears are the words that the heart cannot share.” God allows us to share that brokenness.   Sadly, I ...  Read More
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Craving Spiritual Milk
by Curt Dodd on May 21st, 2023
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 ori...  Read More
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Unconditional Generosity
by Curt Dodd on February 24th, 2023
“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.”  (Matthew 6:1-2)I don't care how destitute...  Read More
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