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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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    Three Doctrines of Salvation

    August 31, 2020

    Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:1) If we don’t know who we are in Christ, we have missed a great deal in knowing God and understanding what He has done for us through salvation. Many people think they have to earn salvation.…

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    A Father’s Word

    August 30, 2020

    The Lord has done what he planned; he has fulfilled his word, which he decreed long ago. (Lamentations 2:17a) When I was nine years old, my father had promised me on a particular Saturday that he would go to the Western Auto Store and buy me a 36-inch Schwinn Tornado bicycle. It was 4:00 and he was taking a…

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    Be a Giver

    August 29, 2020

    “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38) There is something very powerful and downright exciting about being a giver. During my seminary days, I decided…

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    Listening to God

    August 28, 2020

    Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. (Psalm 25:4-5) Have you been in a conversation with someone who only wanted to talk about themselves? They talk about…

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    Mountaintop Moments

    August 27, 2020

    My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you…

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    Daily Training

    August 26, 2020

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6) The Bible says, Train up a child in the way they should go…  (Proverbs 22:6) We are children growing into adulthood.  Without the daily spiritual food of the Word,…

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