Posts with the tag “wisdom”

Counterfeit Teaching
by Curt Dodd on January 10th, 2024
But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil. (Hebrews 5:14)    We are very susceptible to counterfeit preaching and teaching from the Word of God today. It is amazing to me how large numbers of people embrace churches whose preaching and teaching are a mile wide and an inch deep!     There is a lack of ...  Read More
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Wisdom in the Bible
by Curt Dodd on December 24th, 2023
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.  (James 1:5)The Bible makes it very clear that if we ask for wisdom, the Lord will grant us wisdom. This is one of my favorite promises in all of Scripture. When we pray for wisdom, we can’t just expect God to grant us wisdom. We need to do our part. The best way for us to gain wisd...  Read More
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Praying for Our Country
by Curt Dodd on July 4th, 2023
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:1-4)  Yes, that is in the Bible! Regardless of your ...  Read More
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Counterfeit Teaching
by Curt Dodd on March 10th, 2023
But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil. (Hebrews 5:14)    We are very susceptible to counterfeit preaching and teaching from the Word of God today. It is amazing to me how large numbers of people embrace churches whose preaching and teaching are a mile wide and an inch deep!     There is a lack of ...  Read More
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Wisdom in the Bible
by Curt Dodd on December 24th, 2022
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.  (James 1:5)The Bible makes it very clear that if we ask for wisdom, the Lord will grant us wisdom. This is one of my favorite promises in all of Scripture. When we pray for wisdom, we can’t just expect God to grant us wisdom. We need to do our part. The best way for us to gain wisd...  Read More
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Refuel Your Spirit
by Curt Dodd on December 1st, 2022
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil…When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.  (Luke 4:1-2, 13)During Jesus’ time on earth, He was tempted just like we are tempted. There is an account of Jesus being tempted in the Book of Luke which is very...  Read More
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