A Husband’s Prayer Dear heavenly Father, How deeply I thank you for the lovely and gracious wife you have given me. Thank you for her virtue, her good nature, and her love for me and our children. Thank you for her great example of a Christian with an unwavering goal of showing her faith by…

A group of churches, led by Quaker Avenue Church of Christ in Lubbock, Texas, has had considerable success during the past quarter century in planting and churches in Uganda, Kenya and other East Africa countries. Another successful project has been the establishment of LivingStone University in Uganda, where Africans can obtain Christian education. More information…

Mountain States Children’s Home, located near Longmont, Colorado, extends Christian services to wounded children in an effort to meet their physical needs, heal their emotional hurts, challenge their minds and teach them moral principles, in order to reach the goals of reuniting them with their families or preparing them for independence.  This is accomplished utilizing…

Unnecessary Famine  (Please read Amos 8:11)  March 30 It was with full knowledge of the devastating effect of food famines, no doubt, that a lowly shepherd from Tekoa, prophesying against Israel, spoke the Lord’s words in our text regarding a different kind of deprivation that was going to be visited on that rebellious people, whose…

Shari was born June 3, 1957 in Denver, to Carl and Sally Baker, and passed away March 11, 2016. Her surviving family include her sisters Patty and Kathy, stepmother Laura and stepsister Stacey, plus two nieces and three nephews. Her father had become a member of the Church of Christ while he was in the…

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Dear precious grandchildren – until you have grandkids of your own, you’ll never know how deeply loved you are. God bless our grandchildren – the young ones, the older ones, those yet to be born, and those who are already with you.   Bless them with the knowledge and love for you.   Cover them…

“Morning by morning, O Lord, you hear my voice” Psalm 5:3 Make Your Strength Count! (Please read 1 Corinthians 10:12_ March 21 When you read in the Bible of strong and weak Christians, in which category do you place yourself? Is it sort of automatic for you to think of yourself as strong, or do…

Dear Father, Thank you for my children.  Please bless each one today as they go about their daily routines.  Please watch over them to keep them safe and healthy and let them feel your love.  Please, dear Father, help my children to know they have value and that they were created by you.  Help me…

PRAYER FOR OUR COUNTRY Heavenly Father: We come now with thanksgiving as well as concern for our great nation. Thank you for the beauty and productivity of the land, and thank you for the freedoms we enjoy. Thank you for our founding fathers and the wisdom they displayed in establishing a government based on Christian…

PRAYER FOR ONE’S OWN FORGIVENESS Dear Father, In recent days, as you know, I have sinned before others and in your full sight. While I could wish for valid excuses, I realize that there is no real excuse for my disobedience. The reason for my sins is my own weakness as your wayward child, and…

PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT The idea of praying “in the Spirit” used to conjure up for me visions of groups of people standing up and gyrating, groaning, chanting, clapping, almost howling, and speaking different words at the same time in what was advertised as a revival in our town. As a lad I attended one…

PRAYER FOR PREACHERS God our loving heavenly Father, We thank you so much for those who preach and teach your word to us.  We ask your blessings on preachers who have dedicated their lives to spreading the gospel to local congregations and in mission fields.  May you strengthen them to use their gifts for your…

A FATHER’S PRAYER Dear Father in Heaven, Thank you, thank you so very much for my lovely children. What a blessing they are! I am continually amazed and heartened to realize that these wonderful creatures have been entrusted to me and their mother. How great and kind you are to bless us with such precious…

Almighty and glorious Father in heaven— How great you are! How wonderful your deeds of creation and how marvelous the provisions you have made for the human family! How deep your love for all people! How tenderly you deal with your children! Although our hearts are heavy today as we say goodbye to the dear…

PRAYER OF PRAISE NO. 1 Our Father in heaven, Praise be to you from everlasting to everlasting. Yours is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and on earth is yours. You are the ruler over all things; you are exalted as the head…

PRAYER AT LOSS OF HUSBAND OR WIFE Dear Father, Help me, please! I’m hurting so bad I don’t know how to express my grief, but I realize that you are truly the Father of all comfort and you know my heart and my feeling of helplessness. I have known for some time that this day…

EVENING PRAYER NO. 1 Dear Father in heaven, As the shades of another night gather around me I am reminded that your dear Son is the light of the world, no matter how dark the physical night may be. Thank you for all the blessings of this day, and thank you for Jesus, who loves…

MORNING PRAYER NO. 1 Dear Father in heaven, Praise be to you, the loving, compassionate, generous giver of every good gift! Thank you for this new day, which will again display the splendor of your creation. Thank you for the blessings you shower upon all creation day after day. Please be with me this day,…

IMPROVING PUBLIC PRAYERS A central part of the Christian’s life is the simple, yet profound, act of prayer. It is one of the sublime privileges God grants to his children. It has been the subject of countless sermons and has been demonstrated often in the lives of believers. All of us should treasure the ability…

MORNING PRAYER NO. 2 Dear Father, You have given us another day when the beauty of your creation shouts that only you can provide new days for us. So I come before you with a heart full of joy to have such a Father. Everything we have or can hope to have is based on…

James D. Jamison, Jr., longtime member of this congregation, passed away on October 9, 2017, in Aurora, at the age of 85. He is survived by a son, James D. (Lisa) III of Denver; 4 daughters, Valorie L. (George) Waldon, of Centennial; Vermel L. Paige of Aurora; Lorese V. Jamison of Seattle; and Jamesina L….

“Morning by morning, O Lord, you hear my voice” Psalm 5:3 Three Other Ways to Preach (Please read 1 Peter 3:1-2, 15-16; and 1 Corinthians 11:21-26) October 6 In a small West Texas town during the Great Depression, there lived a good man who worked at a service station for a living but his heart…

“Morning by morning, O Lord, you hear my voice” Psalm 5:3 “I Have Seen the Lord” (Please read John 20:18) November 15 Christians who attempt to tell others about the Lord are often greeted with skepticism. Unbelievers may say they will believe in him when they see him, or ask why he doesn’t reveal himself…

Clay was born October 27, 1934, in Little Rock, Arkansas, the only child of Alex Jones and Dorothy Taylor. He was raised by his grandparents, Don and Helen Robinson. He graduated from Manual High School in Denver, where he had participated in track, pole vaulting and football. He and Irene were married on May 21,…

“Morning by morning, O Lord, you hear my voice” Psalm 5:3 Essentials for Christian Happiness (Please read Philippians 4:6-7) April 29 Can we really be happy when our minds are filled with worry? When Jesus was nearing his execution he told his disciples not to have troubled hearts, for he was leaving them the legacy…

Harriett Taito, a native of American Samoa and a beloved member of our congregation, passed away rather suddenly on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, after suffering a stroke a day earlier. At our Sunday morning service on March 4 she had been her usual congenial self. Harriett is survived by her husband, Karauna Taito; brothers Jackson…

Life of Peter, by N.E. Rhodes Jr. – No. 1 THE CALLING OF SIMON PETER The process of salvation is a matter of God’s taking over the souls of men and transforming them. This is why the lives of the apostles are so valuable to us. Here we can see the process more plainly than…

Life of Peter, by N .E. Rhodes Jr. — No. 2 THE CALL OF SIMON After his first meeting with Jesus, Simon went back to his fishing boat impressed but not completely convinced. He probably had his doubts about ever becoming Peter the rock. He went out and fished all night and didn’t even make…

Life of Peter, by N.E. Rhodes Jr. — No. 3 THAT NIGHT ON GALILEE We last saw Simon Bar Jonah on the shore of Galilee, committing himself to the Carpenter from Nazareth. We pick him up today at the same spot but several months later. They have been amazing months for Simon. Who would have…

Life of Peter, by N.E. Rhodes Jr. — No. 4 REACHING THE SHORE WITH CHRIST We have been discussing the fact that as long as Simon kept his eyes on Jesus he actually walked on the stormy waves of Galilee. He was almost to Jesus and then, right at the moment of utter victory, he…

Life of Peter, by N.E. Rhodes Jr. — No. 5 THE GOOD CONFESSION To understand the material presented in Matthew 16, we must study Jewish first century thinking. For a thousand years the Jews had thought of themselves as a chosen people. Yet never in all that time had the Jews been a great nation…

Life of Peter, by N.E. Rhodes Jr. — No. 6 THE STUPENDOUS TRUTH We have been studying the prophecies concerning the Messiah and the effect they would have had on Simon Bar Jonah. The man who had been raised on stories of God separating the Red Sea for his people; of God destroying the walls…

Life of Peter, by N.E. Rhodes Jr. — No. 7 PETER’S REBUKE We have been studying concerning Peter’s expectations of the Messiah and his confession of Jesus to be not only the Messiah but also the Son of God. Christ has placed his approval on Peter’s confession and promised to set up an everlasting kingdom….

Life of Peter, by N.E. Rhodes Jr. — No. 8 TO WHOM SHALL WE GO? We have said that we, like Simon in Matthew 16, need to learn to savor the things that be of God. But how does one understand the things that be of God? How do we know for sure what God’s…

Life of Peter, by N.E. Rhodes Jr.– No. 9 NO HAPPY ATHEISTS (John 6:49-69) There are many men today who have never found Christ, and others who have found him only to become discouraged and leave him. To such men Peter’s great question of John 6:68 is a profound challenge. To whom shall they go?…

Life of Peter, by N.E. Rhodes Jr. — No. 10 ADVENTURE ON THE MOUNTAIN Matthew 17 One of the major questions of religion is the oft debated matter, “Do the dead live again?” The man who could present sure proof that they do could command an audience any time. What would you give for an…

Life of Peter, by N.E. Rhodes Jr. — No. 11 THE ADVENTURE ON MOUNT ADORATION We have been studying the transfiguration. Simon Peter, with James and John, has accompanied Jesus up a mountain and there seen his Lord wonderfully transfigured before him. When Moses and Elias appear and talk with Jesus, Peter can contain himself…

Life of Peter, by N.E. Rhodes Jr. — No. 12 WHAT SHALL WE HAVE THEREFORE? I used to read my Bible for the sole purpose of ascertaining God’s will. Then it occurred to me that I knew more of his will already than I seemed willing to obey. For a while I read my Bible…

Life of Peter, by N.E. Rhodes Jr. — No. 13 OMNIPOTENCE WITH A TOWEL ON HIS ARM In the upper chamber it is the night of the Passover Supper. Into the upper room come thirteen men. They sit down on low divans around a low horseshoe shaped table. Before them, on the table, are bowls…

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