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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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    Unfinished Business

    April 2, 2018

    “Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee…” (John 21:1) Multiple times following His resurrection, Jesus appeared to His disciples. However, this time would be different, especially for Simon Peter. Remember, up until this time, the last thing Simon Peter had done was to deny Jesus three different times. Broken hearted, he…

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    He’s Alive!

    April 1, 2018

    “So, the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. ‘Greetings,’ he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him.” (Matthew 28:8-9) He is alive! Make no doubt about it; Jesus is alive! On this day, we celebrate His resurrection from the dead and this celebration needs to continue…

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    A Pair of Lone Givers

    March 31, 2018

    “Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jewish leaders. With Pilate’s permission, he came and took the body away. He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh…

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    The Cross

    March 30, 2018

    “When he had received the drink, Jesus said, ‘It is finished.’ With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” (John 19:30) The old hymn reads: “At the cross, at the cross, where I first saw the light, and the burden of my heart rolled away. It was there by faith I received my sight. And now I am…

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    The Pavement

    March 29, 2018

    “Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand as a scepter. Then they…

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    I Am Innocent!

    March 28, 2018

    “When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. ‘I am innocent of this man’s blood,’ he said, ‘It is your responsibility!” (Matthew 27:24) Pilate’s responsibility to his Roman government was to keep the peace in the region. That was his job. However, he…

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