Sermons by Danny Dodd

Sermons by Danny Dodd

The Days of Haggai

Haggai is the first of the post-exilic prophets. His name means “my feast” which likely means that he was born on or near a prominent Jewish festival. He is mentioned twice in the book of Ezra (5:1; 6:14). He is a contemporary of Zechariah, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Ezekiel. Haggai’s ministry focused on the remnant return of Jews of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin from their…

The Life and Times of the Kings

Our daily Bible reading text of 2 Chronicles 13-27 is filled with fascinating stories of the life and times of some of the kings of Judah and Israel (also shared with added detail in 1 Kings 15-2 Kings 15). Often these accounts of their reigns include palace intrigue, political maneuvering, wars, murder and incredible violence, as well as disregard for God and his…

What Healthy Church Leadership Looks Like

This is one way to consider Paul’s first letter to Timothy in the New Testament. Paul’s beloved church at Ephesus—the one he personally spent three years nurturing after its troubled beginning (Acts 19)—was in more trouble. Just as he had foreseen (Acts 20:29-31) “wolves” even from their “own number” had arisen to “distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after…