It had been an elongated run of defeat…year after year. No matter how hard the nine year old Montbello Falcons team trained, scrimmaged and competed they consistently lost their football game against the Douglas County Dolphins.
I can imagine the coaches and players desire to win at least one game against the Dolphins. I can hear the yells “Get the ball and run with it” just to end another season with a disappointing loss. Wondering how long will this cycle of defeat repeat itself.
Many of us may feel exactly like this team. Discouraged and wanting to throw in the towel, but quitting is not an option. During this “Season of Yes” you must write the vision, put it in front of you and run with it.
This is exactly how one of the Potter’s World Falcon’s positioned himself to obtain his Yes. He received a vision from God to invite his football team to attend church. By faith he trusted God, invited the players and to his surprise not only did some of the team attend but their parents decided to come along.
Remember God’s plans are always bigger than what we envision. It was in the appointed time when the Falcon players decided to activate their faith and put God first, attend church and afterwards they won their first game ever against the Dolphins.
Before you get your “Yes,” you have to put some things in alignment with God. As you walk in obedience to His commands you will obtain your YES. His timing is not our timing. God is timeless, but we tend to put time frames on Him. God will have us wait, because when it’s all said and done, He will get the glory and bring families to His Kingdom.
In these last 52 days of favor remember what Habakkuk 2:2-3 says, “Write the vision
and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it .For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, It will not tarry.”
Pastor Heidi Howard
Associate Pastor, Children’s Ministry
The Potter’s House Church of Denver
As believers in Jesus Christ, it’s very important that we understand that He wants to bless us. His word is filled with promises that relate to his divine intention. As we continue walking with the Lord, the key factor from which I derive my confidence is that I know that I AM BLESSED. The blessing of the Lord is more than money or power. Proverbs 10:22 reminds us that: “The blessing of the Lord maketh rich, and adds no sorrow with it.” His goodness is able to reach every avenue of our lives, and guides us to His original plan of experiencing His blessing and favor.
Nothing that God does is small or insignificant. It’s BIG! Really big! His creative power is revealed through creation. When God said, “Let us make man…” he had all 7 billion of us in mind already, and the previous existing generations. When God made flowers, He made more than 1 type. Botanists estimate that there are more than 240,000 types of flowers! Do you get the picture? When God blesses you, He also has much more in mind. The blessing of the Lord starts with you, but is designed to transfer and bless those around you. Everything you touched must be blessed. His blessing is so great that it cannot be contained in one single person or atmosphere. Thus, your influence is expanded through God operating in your life. Once you begin walking with the Lord, your success is achieved through God, and not on your own. Here’s a gold nugget for you: The secret to success in God is to give Him all the credit!
The title “Christian” reflects in whom we’ve placed our faith in. We must be firm believers in Jesus Christ. But this title really means “Christ like”, “to be like Christ.” Pastor Joseph Prince once said, “The world isn’t against the Jesus of the Bible. The world is against the Jesus we represent.” WOW! That’s the challenge of the 21st century church. Are we like Christ?! Our challenge is now to imitate God’s blessing. That means everything that God is (goodness, mercy, kindness, patience, understanding) should be demonstrated by us to the world.
Last month was the rainiest month in the history of our region. They called it the “1,000 year” flood! One morning on my way to work, I ran outside with my daughter to jump into our car. It was garaged at the time, and I needed to open the side garage door to go in. The excess moisture of all the rain had caused my door to expand making it impossible to open the door. It was pouring like a rainy movie scene outside! I had left my umbrella inside the house and by the time I knew it, I had been DRENCHED in the rain. If I would’ve had my umbrella with me, I wouldn’t have experience the drenching waters coming down from the sky. And that’s when something clicked. In the spiritual realm of God, if we want to experience the drenching rain of His blessings, we must take all limits off. What is limiting your life from experiencing God in His fullness? I believe we have entered into a time and season where God wants to let it rain over His people. The Prophet Joel declared it, Peter confirmed it, that God would pour out His Spirit upon all flesh (Joel 2:28; Acts 2:17)!
Dear reader, I encourage you to examine your life, do some soul searching, and begin to remove all the limitations that are keeping you from being drenched in His blessings. It may be a change of attitude or lifestyle, an increase in your giving, or simply allowing God to do what He wants to do. Before the year is over, take all limits off and walk into the New Year drenched in the favor of God!
Pastor Carlos I. Alvarez
Associate Pastor,Spanish Congregation
The Potter’s House of Denver
One of my favorite things ever, is rain—particularly the sound. Whether the boom and crackle of a thunderstorm, or the trickle of a light shower that taps on my windowpanes – the sound of rain puts a smile on my face. Oh how I miss those good ‘ol Texas thunderstorms!
Rain, for me, also tends to hint at the potential for growth, resuscitation for things that have lost their zest, rejuvenation for things that need to be restored, or the opportunity for dry places to be drenched. There is a freshness, which permeates the air, suggesting that things have been washed and made clean. Rain reminds me to rest because some form of change is on the way. And, contrary to popular belief, change is good.
So, what does it mean when God’s rain is released in your life? Consider Ezekiel 34:26, which says:
“And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.”
When God’s rain falls, its timeliness is perfect. Meaning, His rain brings exactly what is needed for the current season. The focus here is not just about “water”, but also about His Spirit. There is a time of refreshing brought by the Presence of the Lord. God’s rain brings with it showers of blessing.
This is a rain that you what to be caught in, drenched by, “stuck” in – with no interest in escape! Perhaps, the storms that you thought were trying to destroy you, were actually indicators that a season of refreshing is coming. Maybe, the “thunder” in your life is simply an indicator that God’s rain is about to fall for you. The outpour that is to come could hold life-giving potential for the dry places in your own life.
What needs to be resuscitated for you? Does an area need rejuvenation? The thunder and wind can be ominous and even threatening, but if you realize what is to follow, your perception about what is coming could change. In the presence of God, there is fullness of joy and a season of refreshing.
Now, are you ready for God’s rain? Experience His presence this month at The Potter’s House of Denver and prepare to be #Drenched.
Pastor LaTonya Rodgers
In The Den Men’s Ministry last night, (Tuesday nights at 6:30 in Room 230 – shameless plug J) there was a sense that this is a point in the season where some heavy weight from the world has become rather burdensome, so I wanted to take this opportunity to hit the enemy back and remind/encourage each and every one of you that may be experiencing this kind of pressure that we serve a MEGA GOD!!!
When we’re going through our situations, our MEGA GOD says, “Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?” He says stop glorifying the enemy through doubt, disbelief, discouragement, disappointment and despair.
Don’t say, “God will supply all my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” and then turn around say, “I’m in the fire—I’m stressed and have all these things going on.”
Don’t say, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” and then turn around say, “I don’t know what to do with my situation.”
Don’t say, “I will “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, I will let my requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard my heart and mind through Christ Jesus.” and then turn around say, “I’m stressed, because I don’t understand how everything’s going to work out.”
Don’t say, “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You” and then turn around and NOT keep your mind on Him, and NOT trust Him that He has “Gone before you and make the crooked placesstraight.”
DON’T GIVE SATAN THE GLORY ANYMORE…be renewed in your thinking…when the enemy comes against you, find a place where you can go and pray and give God the glory for working everything out no matter what it looks like!!!!!!!
Break the CURSE of worry in your life. Break the curse of “saying” you have faith, but in your heart not really being sure if you do. “For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”
Sure, we all fall and we are all human, but our first reaction has got to change when the enemy rises up against us…we’ve got to get into the habit of praising God like crazy!
“I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” - Psalm 34:1
When it seems like you are in the midst of some pretty mega circumstances, don’t forget we serve a MEGA GOD!!! God Bless You! PK
Pastor Kyle Speller,
The Den, Men’s Ministry
The Potter’s House Church of Denver
One of my most inspiring movies is “Facing the Giants.” Coach Grant Taylor had undergone many obstacles in his professional and personal life that had crushed him and filled him with discouragement. He felt as though he couldn’t provide his wife with children or a decent home or even a good, running car and he was failing as a coach due to an exhausting six year losing streak. It’s during these trying moments that the enemy tries to plant seeds of doubt in our hearts, tempting us to lose our faith and give in to defeat. However, it’s through these experiences that God wants us to know how BIG He is.
“Now unto him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us.” Ephesians 3:20
Often times we limit ourselves by settling for less, but God wants to do miraculous things in our lives. We put God in a box and ask for or expect the bare minimum, when in reality our God is a Mega-God.
It was during Coach Grant’s difficult season that he realized he had to give all his obstacles to God. Once he did this, God increased him with mega-faith, mega-favor and the blessings of God over took him. Coach Grant saw a Mega-God do extraordinary things in his life and recognized how BIG God really is. He decided, no matter what the outcome was, he would still praise God.
God wants to overwhelm us with His blessings. He wants to do exceedingly abundantly above all that you could ask for. Nothing is impossible with God. He wants to open doors that no man can shut because He’s a Mega-God. He wants you to take the limits off of Him and change your mindset so He can create in you a Mega-Life.
Pastor Heidi Howard
The Potter’s World
The Potter’s House Church of Denver
Every year the Prison Ministry of the Potter’s House of Denver travels approximately 23,600 miles to preach to 7,200 inmates in eleven prisons throughout the state of Colorado. At most of these prisons, our teams provide a full service complete with music, worship, prayer and the preached word of God. Several of the prisons served by our Prison Ministry allow the weekly Sunday morning church service, others the Department of Correction allowed once a month services. At some institutions we minister to over 180 persons packed into prison gymnasiums while there are other maximum security facilities where we can only visit one person, one cell unit at a time.
Some prisons are so far from the church that our faithful teams have to leave from our parking lot at 3:30 AM for a four hour drive – one way! Whatever the personal sacrifice that is made – each volunteer would tell you it is all worth it to fulfill Jesus’ commandment in Matthew 25:36 to visit those in prison!
Currently, our Prison Ministry serves the following prisons:
· Arrowhead Correctional Facility
· Bent County Correctional Facility
· Centennial Correctional Facility
· Colorado Correctional Center
· Denver Women’s Correctional Facility
· Fremont Correctional Facility
· Hudson Correctional Facility
· LaVista Men’s Correctional Facility
· LaVista Women’s Correctional Facility
· San Carlos Correctional Facility
· Territorial Correctional Facility
If you more would like more information about The Potter’s House of Denver’s Prison Ministry – please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or attend the monthly volunteer orientation every first Saturday at 9AM here at the church.
Dr. Craig W. McMullen
Senior Associate Pastor
The Potter’s House of Denver
Both of my grandfather’s fought in WW2. Both men left the comfort of our great country and served on foreign shores to ensure victory for the US and secure freedom for our great nation. Both men were heroes – unsung – but heroes none the less. I have heard countless stories of their time serving. They both represented the USA however; they did not fight the enemy on the same soil. One grandfather went to Japan the other to Germany. They did not know each other. They were not married to my grandmothers yet so of course my parents were not yet even born. They, along with countless others served, they fought and they risked everything for our freedom.
The example they set told me that freedom was worth EVERYTHING - worth leaving comfort, worth leaving the familiar, worth leaving the certainty of their everyday lives! It told me that freedom was worth a RISK – worth risking safety, worth risking their security, worth risking the possibility of losing their very lives. Freedom was worth risking their own future in order to secure the future of their children and grandchildren.
One thing I gathered from them was that although the United States was a free nation sometimes you have to fight to “STAY” free. They were not there trying to help the U.S. “GET” free – no this was about maintaining our freedom. Sometimes we can see this in our own lives. John 8:36 tells us “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” Jesus has provided for us freedom! Liberty! The chains of sin have been loosed and we are FREE! But will we STAY free?
These great heroes who fought taught me that sometimes if we want to STAY free we have to fight! The enemy of our soul will try to enslave us in numerous ways – addiction, low self-esteem, bad relationships, depression, anger, unforgiveness, isolation, feeling insignificant. Maybe the devil has lost his hold on you from being in the kingdom of darkness but he can still try to launch a full-fledged attack on your freedom and attempt to make you ineffective in the Kingdom of God!
My grandfathers fought on different shores, they did not know each other yet, however they fought the same enemy and fought for the same thing. Our church is BIG! The enemy would love you to feel isolated or alone – you are not alone! You have comrades in arms all around you. You may not be fighting in the same place and you may not know each other yet, but we are fighting for the same thing- FREEDOM in CHRIST!
Just like my grandfathers I believe that our freedom is worth fighting for! It’s worth leaving the comfort of our everyday lives and doing something different! It’s worth leaving the familiar activities and surrounding and seeking the secret place! It’s worth risking the safety of doing things the same way we have always done them! It’s worth making changes NOW for our future and the future of our children and grandchildren! It’s WORTH THE FIGHT!
Maybe for you it’s becoming a member of the church or jumping into one of The Potter’s Wheel classes. Maybe it’s volunteering to serve in one of the many ministries here at TPHD. Maybe it’s deciding that church attendance is a PRIORITY for you and your family & not simply an option! Whatever it is make the change – take the risk – FIGHT to stay free! Freedom is worth EVERYTHING!
Christi Miranda, Associate Pastor for “The Connect” Guest Services
For Volunteer opportunities email email@example.com
As believers, we find life and strength from The Bible. Whether its the Books of the Law, David’s poetic worship renditions or Paul’s edifying epistles, the Word fills us with hope and courage. Romans 10:17 teaches us that faith is acquired by hearing, that is, hearing the Word of God. We receive an overflow of faith through every passage and scripture!
One of the things I’ve enjoyed about God’s Word is studying the life and ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ. His parables opened hearts and his presence filled many voids. Anyone who had an encounter with our Savior was changed forever! Nature forms us, school informs us, sin deforms us, but it’s CHRIST that transforms us!
Jesus performed many miracles. John goes on to state that many were His works that all the books ever written could not contain everything He did (Jn. 21:25). Allow me to steer your attention to some of the noted scenarios mentioned of Jesus’ in 2 of the synoptic gospels:
Matthew Chapter 8 tells us the story of the Centurion who approached Jesus in Capernaum pleading for his dying servant to be healed. Jesus makes the bold statement, “Shall I come and heal him?” The Centurion recognizes the power Jesus had, and believes that if Jesus only gives the Word, his servant would be healed. Jesus is astonished by the Centurion’s faith and fulfills his request.
Mark Chapter 5 unveils the life of a woman with an issue of blood. Knowing her social limitations, she sneaks through the crowd where Jesus was passing by and reaches us to touch Him, believing that she would be healed by simply touching His garment. And she did! Jesus recognizing that power had left Him, turns to the woman and she tells Him of her healing. Jesus teaches her that her faith brought forth her freedom.
There are countless of other passages like these. Notice that in each instance, Jesus identifies to us the key factor that unleashes God’s favor over our lives. The key factor is faith!
Do you have the faith that unlocks freedom? This type of faith is self driven, where you begin to believe God before the miracle comes. Many times our faith is derived from what we’ve seen God do in the past. In order to see God do the impossible, we must begin to believe in advance. Avoid people that require proof in order to believe. Begin to surround yourself with environments that will push open the door of freedom for your life.
If you believe what you don’t see, you’ll eventually see it.
Jesus paid it all! The bill was paid. Faith is the tip we leave.
Pastor Carlos I. Alvarez, Associate Pastor
The Potter’s House of Denver
La Casa Del Alfarero
June is here and we’ve shifted into the month of focusing on fathers. My own father is quite a figure and a great source of inspiration in my life. I celebrate him as a father and as a man of many accomplishments. I love him tremendously.
Even with his example, often overlooked during times like these are some other men in my life: my two brothers. These were the same brothers that cut my ponytails off, hid under my bed to scare me, gave me “hot feet” by putting matches in between my toes (and lighting them) while I slept, and a host of other ridiculous brother-sister pranks.
However, these were also the same brothers that would fight anyone who posed a threat to me, CARRY me home from school during blizzards, CARRY me on their backs when I couldn’t finish running the trail our dad had us run on a weekly basis. This list could go on and on – trust me!
And now as adults, I have had the magnificent opportunity to watch my brothers as husbands and fathers. And true to form, they have shined. They are patient and forgiving, examples and teachers, goofy and disciplinarians, gentle and strong, easygoing and protective. They love their wives and their families and express it everyday by being “present” in the special and even not so special moments of their lives. But, in retrospect, I’m really not so surprised. They were there for me too and still are today.
I know that my nieces and nephews will grow up to be wonderful individuals and this will largely be due to the role that my brothers played as fathers and husbands.
When I consider a man in the Bible who was of exceptional standard, as a husband and father, I think of Joseph. He’s typically overlooked for the story of Mary. But, I choose to consider him.
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.
Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. Matthew 1:18-19
The Bible calls Joseph a “just man”. These two words underscore the standard by which Joseph lived. But it does not stop there because the text goes on to show you his standard. Joseph chose to marry a woman who was pregnant with a child that wasn’t his, he chose to raise the child as his own, he chose to love him as his own, he chose to honor his commitment to Mary as a husband and father. He chose. Decisions come from personal standards and Joseph’s was excellent.
God has indeed blessed me by surrounding me with exceptional men of standard. In this world, there are so many “codes” that men choose to execute in their lives – some high, some low and varying levels in between. But, it is refreshing to know that there are still honorable men who love their wives and protect their families and live by respectable standards.
I hope that as you consider the men in your own life – those who are fathers of exceptional standard – that you take the time to honor them and tell them how their example had made an impact to you. It would be easy to take these opportunities for granted because it almost goes without saying. Still, I encourage you to let these fathers know that the standards they keep and the way they love their families matter, even beyond the walls of their own home.
I have seen fathers who have partnered with their wives to raise their children, and I’ve seen single fathers step up to meet the same challenge. I’ve even seen spiritual fathers raise children of God who will continue to carry the message of the Good News forward to future generations. To these fathers I say: thank you for all that you do. I applaud your commitment to be men of standard. May your Father’s Day be blessed.
Pastor LaTonya Rodgers
The Potter’s House Church of Denver
When I was younger, my mother told me a story about a time she got the opportunity to go and see an entertainer by the name of Tom Jones. For those of you that don’t have any idea of who Tom Jones is, he’s the singer that, if you’ve ever watched the television show, “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” the character “Carlton” loves to dance to one of his songs.
Anyway, she really liked him and when she got the opportunity, she made up her mind that absolutely nothing was going to stop her from getting to him. She described how, although she never ran track, she hurdled tables and chairs just so that she could get as close to him as possible. That’s determination!
I also remember when I was a child, Christmas being my favorite time of year because of all the toys that I would receive, begging and pleading with my mother to get me my favorite toys, which at that time was an AFX electric race track. “Mom please! Please! PLEASE get me that race track! I promise that I’ll be good, I’ll do everything that you tell me to do, I’ll wash the dishes, clean my room, vacuum the house, cook, anything you ask, just please get me that track!!!” You know what? She got me that track! Of course I’ll never know how much of a sacrifice it was, but she did. Not because of all of the things that I said I was going to do, she knew good and well that chances were those things weren’t going to happen, but because she loved me unconditionally - no strings.
Mark 5:25-34 talks about a woman that suffered with an issue of blood for twelve years. During this time the Bible says that this woman became desperate and suffered many things of many physicians, spent all of her resources and nothing got better, in fact, everything got worse.
One day, she heard of a Man. It was said that everywhere this Man went and everyone that this Man came in contact with was changed. It was said that sickness and disease obeyed this Man, demons obeyed this Man, this Man caused the lame to walk and the blind to see, and as a matter of fact, even the storms and nature obeyed this Man. His Name happened to be Jesus. The woman came to the realization that she didn’t just want to be clean, she wanted to be made whole, and she figured that, “If I may but touch the hem of His garment, I shall be whole.” (Mark 5:28)
She wanted her wholeness bad, and made up her mind that she was going to get to Him, and no person or their opinions, no law, no embarrassment, no pain, nothing was going to get in her way. When she got to Him, through her faith, the Bible says that, “straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up…”
Many of you have been dealing with issues in your lives for a long time.
Sometimes we try the physicians. (Quick fixes in our lives) Things like self-medication (pre-marital sex, drugs, alcohol, etc.) Other times we think money is the answer to all of our problems so we’ll do whatever we can to get it and instead of things getting better in our lives, they get worse.
If that is you, please realize that Jesus wants you to be whole today. Make up your mind that nothing is going to keep you from getting to Him. “How bad do you want it?” – A common phrase used by our very own Pastor Latonya Rodgers
Be determined to touch His Hem today!
“Jesus! Please! Please! PLEASE! make me whole. I’m tired of dealing with the same issues in my life over and over. If I can just get a touch from you, I promise, I’ll serve you, attend church regularly, get in my Word daily, tithe consistently, pray more frequently, get rid of all those people that I’ve been hanging around, get rid of all of those magazines, videos, music that I’ve been looking at and listening to, spend less on me and more with You, I promise I’ll do all of that if you just make me whole. He’ll do it because He loves you. No strings. God Bless You!
“The Den” Men’s Ministry
The Potter’s House of Denver
Recently while in Nevada I took a moment to observe palm trees spefically how strong they stand which enables them to endure the most brutal storms. If you attempt to cut a palm tree it will not die. Although it was created to grow upright often times it will bend depending on the gusts of winds and threatening storms causing it to sway back and forth, as it moves gracefully and not break. The palm tree branches and trunk provides protection, shelter and the roots grow deep down into the barren soil to seek out water which gives it a hidden source of life.
As I mull over and begin to ponder what makes a palm tree so fascinating, I consider some of the strong women in the Bible such as Noah’s wife, Esther, Ruth and Mary. It also makes me think of my Grandmother, my Mother, myself and others and I recognize how life will occasionally throw you a whirlwind. Storms come in our life unexpectedly, rise up and blow insults, offences; it can cut you with disappointments, tragedies, and hurts causing you to bend back and forth much like a palm tree.
“We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 says, (NKJV)
No one enjoys going through storms, but when a woman is faced with one she will bend, become pliable, flexible, moldable and move gracefully while standing strong inspite of her circumstances. She may get struck down to her lowest point in life, but she won’t be destroyed. She may be hard pressed on every side, but she will not be crushed because her roots grow deep down to the “Living Water,” her God which is “The Source” of life.
In this metaphorical picture between a palm tree and women it reminds us; both will endure hardship and pain. They will take every means to protect, survive and flourish.
The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, He (she) shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those who are planted in the house of the Lord Shall flourish in the courts of our God. Psalms 92:12-13 (NKJV)
Inevitably the storms of life will come, but it’s only for a season. As you go through an intense storm and when it’s all over you will stand stronger than before. Today, I celebrate every woman for not giving up. It’s through your storms you are tested and at the end of your storm you too, through God will stand, because He is the source of life.
The Potter’s World Children’s Ministry
The Raise the Roof is the first capital campaign of The Potter’s House of Denver. The focus of Raise the Roof is to repair and replace the 32,771 total square feet of the sanctuary roof. This roof has received only limited maintenance since the original construction of the sanctuary over 20 years ago. In the past two years the roof has been damaged by severe winds; tearing the seams and lifting the rubber membrane away from the parapet and roof deck which caused significant leaking and water damage in the sanctuary balcony, main floor and over the newly renovated stage.
The Raise the Roof campaign is asking the faithful members and friends of The Potter’s House of Denver to join together and make a pledge to donate additional offerings above and beyond their regular tithes and offerings to complete this project. Suggested pledge amounts are $2,000, $1,000 or $500. These payments for this pledge will be received over the next three months until August 1st. Pledges can be received either online or in person at the church using specially designated pledge envelopes.
Exterior view of The Potter’s House of Denver Sanctuary.
Tires were added as weight to hold down the rubber membrane roof that was torn away from deck by severe wind.
Tear in roof membrane at the corner of Cell Tower platform on the roof.
Wood diversion constructed to direct water away from holes in the roof membrane.
Tires and concrete pads tossed around by severe winds on the roof.
Damaged area on the West side of the Sanctuary over the Stage.
Please prayerfully consider stepping out in faith and join in this effort to help us Raise the Roof! Visit http://www.tphd.org/ to give today.
When I was in elementary school I remembered cutting out paper flowers on May Day (May 1st) and bringing them home to my mother. I was always so proud to show off my art work and to watch her smile as I described how I made each paper flower. She was always there for me and my two brothers when we came home from school, waiting with a hug and snacks for each of us as well as any one of our friends we would bring home. Her love and hospitality was known throughout the neighborhood. Many would stop by just to sit at her table as she listened to their life stories.
When my brothers and I were young teenagers my mother developed a tumor on her pituitary gland in her brain. This was a rare condition called acromegaly which stimulates the bone and soft tissue growth in our bodies similar to people who appear to be giants. If this news was not disturbing enough, the tumor began to press on her optic nerve causing her to slowly go blind to the point where she could not tell which one of her children was sitting across the table from her. This happened in the early 1970’s and the surgical techniques required for this type of brain surgery was extremely risky. In fact the doctors only gave her two outcomes: removal of the tumor with possible blindness or death on the operating table.
The surgery took place on May 1st which we refer to as May Day and I remember it like it was yesterday. My brothers and I all waited at home for our father to return with the outcome of the surgery. As soon as he got out of the car he shouted “She is ALIVE”! She went on to fully recover with without her sight being impaired.
Every May Day since my brothers would bring our mother flowers to celebrate her life with us. As we celebrate Women this month of May at The Potter’s House of Denver – please remember to give the women in your life some flowers while they can still smell the roses.
Dr. Craig W. McMullen
Senior Associate Pastor
The Potter’s House Church of Denver
Email me your thoughts at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Most dictionaries written by men say that agreement is the act of agreeing.
In God’s book it says in Matthew 18:19 that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything you ask, it will be done by my father in heaven.
Just think about it, if you and I agree, what could we accomplish? If you stood on God’s word and agreed with your spouse, your children, your co-workers, your best friend, what could be accomplished?
God’s Word has so much to say about our words. Life and death are in the power of the tongue. That means we have what we say. Sometimes, it seems that we keep saying what we don’t have. Don’t say I am sick, say I am healed. Don’t say I am broke; say I am prosperous in everything I touch.
Maybe you are saying, well Pastor Walt, I don’t have anyone positive in my life to agree with me. That’s ok, I know the feeling, but here’s what you do. Just go to the Bible, God’s word, and find a scripture to stand and agree with. Just you and God - wow, what a team!
Philippians 4:13 says, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:19 says, My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Let’s stand together and agree!
Prime Timers - Senior Adult Ministry
The Potter’s House Church of Denver