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About Dr. Curt Dodd

Senior Pastor

Dr Curt Dodd, host for Higher Aim, has served churches in Texas, Colorado and Florida before becoming the Senior Pastor of Westside Church, Omaha in 2004. Committed to the local church, he has written And One to Grow On, Hearts on Fire: The Keys to Dynamic Church Growth, Running on Empty in the Fast Lane and most recently Armchair Devotional. He also is the Co-founder and President of Shepherds Group, a pastoral ministry team guiding churches and Christian non-profits in their capital campaign ventures. With a heart for the outdoors, he enjoys hunting, fishing and golf….but they all pale in comparison to his family. He and his wife, Ginger, have two married sons involved in ministry, a married daughter who is a professional photographer and an ever-growing quiver of grandchildren.

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    Tough Days

    August 20, 2019

    “In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple.” (Isaiah 6:1) There is something very powerful about life-altering days. Moments when your world is shaking and foundations are crumbling, we are more prone to look up toward…

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    Do You Love The World Or Do You Love The Lord?

    August 19, 2019

    “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life – comes not from the Father but from the world. The…

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    What Does A Christian Look Like?

    August 18, 2019

    “If you declare with your mouth that ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9) Today I want us to look at three specific characteristics of a follower of Jesus. It is important to understand that each of these characteristics should be…

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    Lord, Help!

    August 17, 2019

    “Lord, do not forsake me; do not be far from me, My God. Come quickly to help me, my Lord and my Savior.” (Psalm 38:21-22) It was the summer of my fourteenth year and I was at church camp in Palacios, located on the bay near the Texas Gulf Coast. I have always loved the…

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    Vine Living

    August 16, 2019

    “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.  He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.  You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.  Remain in me,…

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    Out of Step

    August 15, 2019

    “Blessed is the one who does not walk with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take…” (Psalm 1:1) Are you in step with the world? If so, you may just be out of step with God. Harsh words of judgment which are personally evaluated are necessary along the path of the one…

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