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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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    Misguided Religious Judgement

    March 27, 2018

    “Early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people came to the decision to put Jesus to death. They bound him, led him away and handed him over to Pilate the governor.” (Matthew 27:1-2) Undoubtedly, this is one of the biggest puzzles of all times. How could professional religious leaders, knowing…

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    Living in Denial

    March 26, 2018

    “After a little while, those standing there went up to Peter and said, ‘Surely you are one of them; your accent gives you away.’ Then he began to call down curses, and he swore to them, ‘I don’t know the man!” Immediately a rooster crowed.” (Matthew 26:73-74) Judas betrayed Jesus once, but Simon Peter denied Jesus three times publicly. That statement is…

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    Praying Until You’re Aligned

    March 25, 2018

    “He went away a second time and prayed, ‘My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.” (Matthew 26:42) Following the upper room meal, Jesus and His disciples made their way through Jerusalem’s streets to cross the Kidron Valley and on to the western…

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    The Promise of the Holy Spirit

    March 24, 2018

    “If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him for he lives with you and will be in…

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    Man on the Run

    March 23, 2018

    “But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.” (Jonah 1:3) Have you ever tried to run away from God’s call on your life? Even…

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    Two by Two

    March 22, 2018

    “Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village. Calling the Twelve to him, he began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over impure spirits.”  (Mark 6:6-7) Jesus was building an army, but He started with a core group of twelve. They walked with Him, learned from Him and lived…

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