Sermons by Danny Dodd

Sermons by Danny Dodd

Jethro of Midian

We are introduced to Jethro as a part of the narrative of Moses in Exodus 2. After killing an abusive Egyptian, Moses escaped into Midian. There he intervened in a water access dispute on behalf of seven sisters. Their father was Jethro (or Reuel—some dispute here whether Jethro and Reuel are the same or if Reuel was Jethro’s father. The name Reuel means “friend of…

Melchizedek –The “Other” Embodied

Melchizedek is part mystery, part amazing, and fully a significant figure in understanding God and his emphasis on the others. Mysteriously appearing in the Genesis narrative during an encounter with Abraham, Melchizedek would come to be connected to Christ and to represent God’s forever plan of including others in his kingdom.

Resolve to be Involved

We conclude our yearlong study based on texts out of our daily Bible reading program with a focus on Nehemiah. The example of resolve demonstrated during the rebuilding of the city walls of Jerusalem during his lifetime stands as an encouragement to us—to resolve as they did to get involved in kingdom work.

The Messianic Prophecies of Zechariah

Zechariah’s prophecy can be broken into two major segments. The first eight chapters mainly address the spiritual restoration of Judah. The remaining chapters (9-14) focus primarily on Israel and her Messiah. This emphasis was crucial to the survival of Israel at this stage in history. As they struggled with no king to re-establish their nation in a largely forgotten…