Posts with the tag “surrender”
Attributes of a Christian
by Curt Dodd on August 19th, 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) Let’s look at three specific characteristics of a follower of Jesus. It is important to realize that each of these characteristics should be present in the life of a Christian. However, I would encourage you to read through this list with a posture of self-...
Fully Trusting God
by Curt Dodd on August 12th, 2023
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received…There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. (Ephesians 4:1,4-6) I have seen many Christians struggle with trust over the years. We often find it ...
Experiencing Christ’s Fullness
by Curt Dodd on June 10th, 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)As Christians, we want to experience Christ’s fullness in its totality. In other words, we want to experience all that a relationship with the Lord has to offer. How do we do that? How do we receive the fullness of Christ?The la...
Submitting to God’s Will
by Curt Dodd on May 15th, 2023
“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me according to your word.” Then the angel left her. (Luke 1:38) If there was ever an example of complete submission to God’s will, it is the story of Mary in the Gospel of Luke. Mary was only a teenager and was engaged to be married. She was ready to start a new and exciting chapter in her life, when an angel told her that she would be the m...
Have You Been Called?
by Curt Dodd on May 12th, 2023
They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of Lords and King of Kings -- and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers. (Revelation 17:14) I must ask you a question: “Have you been called? Have you heard the call and the tug of the Holy Spirit to turn from your sin and place your faith in Christ?” If you have, and if you have respo...
Don’t Miss Out
by Curt Dodd on April 4th, 2023
He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God – children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. (John 1:10-13) When Jesu...
Find Rest in the Lord
by Curt Dodd on March 29th, 2023
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)We should meditate on these Scripture verses during this difficult time in our world. As we are being burdened by fear, worry, bad news, loneline...
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 ...
It’s Not Too Late
by Curt Dodd on November 4th, 2022
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) You might be wondering, “Is it too late for my whole family, or one family member to be saved? I know they have never given their life to Christ.” How many of you have a family member on your mind right now? You know...
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