The Men’s Monthly Breakfast will meet at 8 AM on September 3rd at the Golden Corral in Thornton.
Weed pullers needed! If you have a weed whacker and/or a pair of gloves please come out to the church building sometime in the next 10-12 days to pull some weeds!
We don’t need YOU to do all of the weed pulling. MANY hands make light work! We need the weeds around the front of the building and parking area to be pulled. Bring your family or call a friend from the church to join you!
Please call the church office at (303) 466-8414 to let Elaine Tomson (our secretary) know you plan to help.
Thank you for your service!
David is speaking of the nation of Israel, for the complete sentence is “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance” (Psa 33:12).
God’s chosen today are a spiritual nation. “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light (1 Pet 2:9).
However, if we continue reading in the psalm, we find a truth applicable to any nation anytime, anywhere: “From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth—he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do” (vv.13-15, NIV).
Any nation seeking God’s blessing, must—from the Whitehouse to the projects—meet the requirements of a godliness: “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do JUSTICE, and to LOVE KINDNESS, and to WALK HUMBLY with your God?” (Mic 6:8, ESV).
Rather frightening, isn’t it?
While I was working on construction jobs I would frequently hear, “The job ain’t done til the tools are put away.” We have incorporated that saying in our home for almost every task. It is really practical advice in just about any endeavor we undertake. When not followed, rust, theft, confusion and loss of time can be the result.
It also seems to translate to our Christian life. Jesus commanded us to “…take up his cross daily and follow me.” If we were to think of our cross as a tool chest, what tools would we need in it? Our “Boss” has given us a Supervisor, the Holy Spirit ( Acts 5:32) when we obey Him. He fills our tool belt each day with: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and self-control. ( Gal 5:22)
As we interact each day with difficult challenges—disbelief, mocking, anger, apathy—we can pull out our blueprint. It comes in the form of Philippians 4:8 and tells us to think of whatever is: true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy. Should our tools grow dull through constant use, we have fellow workers (Christians) with whom we can mutually sharpen them. ( Pr 27:17)
The structure we build may be humble or huge, but each life we touch should receive the same respect and attention to detail as all the other projects. On the secular job we clean and put away the tools each night at quitting time and start anew the next morning. In our spiritual walk we will not put them away until we present them to our heavenly Father washed in the blood of the Lamb. ( 2 Cor 5:8-10) ( Jo 14:2-4) The physical tools we use here on earth can be put away under lock and key but be stolen by clever thieves during the night. Our Christian tools (behavior) cannot be stolen unless we allow it through apathy and loss of love. ( Heb 6: 4-6) ( Rev 2: 4-6)
Please join Cindy Smith and Charles Wittman celebrate their marriage with a cake and punch reception. The reception will be held in the Northwest church of Christ overflow room from 3:00 –5:00 PM on August 20th.