Dudley's Blog

During COVID-19, Fear is Contagious, Too—But There’s Hope!

By Pastor Dudley Rutherford In difficult and uncertain times like we’re experiencing right now with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with fear and worry. Fear often stems from a lack of trust in the Lord’s faithfulness, love, and ability to provide. If we trusted in these unwavering qualities of our ever-present God, we would never entertain a single fear. And yet, everyone in the world fears the exact same thing: losing. Think…

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7 Reasons to Build Something Great for God

I have been preaching for more than 40 years, and my calling to become a preacher goes all the way back to the ninth grade. I went forward during the altar call at my father’s church. I told my dad that I wanted to lead a “great church” someday — not just any church, but a great church. Why would I, or anyone else, want to build something great for God? I’m going to share…

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What Is Your Destiny?

They say hindsight is 20/20, but what if you were able to look into the future? What would you see for your life? Perhaps you’d like to see yourself with a better job or finishing school. You might be hoping to be married or to know your children are living blessed lives. Maybe you’d like to lose weight, get stronger, or build up your endurance so that you’ll be able to run five miles or…

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The Power of Your Testimony

If you are a Christian, your testimony—the story of how God stepped in and changed you through His Son—is a direct reflection of the undisputable, life-changing power of the Gospel. It’s one of the most effective tools in our evangelism toolbox. Before you got saved, there was an “old you” who was caught up in sin and didn’t know or have a relationship with the Lord. But now you have been changed by the goodness…

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