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We aim to effectively communicate the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to as many people as possible, encouraging them in their daily walk, as to radically impact our generation.

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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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Daily Devotions

Christ’s Return

February 21, 2018

“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen…

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“Stay On Track”

February 20, 2018

“Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.” (Psalm 51:12) We live in a fast-paced culture.  News and events are happening at a lightning speed.  Most Christians have a difficult time staying focused on that which matters most.  Whether its sports, education, work, social media, or politics, there is…

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“Where Is Contentment?”

February 19, 2018

“I can do all things through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 This is a very familiar passage of Scripture.  Everywhere we turn in our success-driven culture, we witness this passage being used.  You can find it on everything from coffee cups to billboards.  In our modern day, we often attribute the words of the Apostle Paul to the…

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“Celebrating Grace”

February 18, 2018

“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. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:8-10) There…

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A Clear Focus

February 17, 2018

“May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” Galatians 6:14. The Bible is clear that the life of a Christ follower is one that will be filled with persecution.  Many of us realize that there are Christians around…

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“In My Weakness”

February 16, 2018

“My (God’s) grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness, therefore I (Paul) will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me for the sake of Christ, then I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, calamities, for when I…

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