Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Lesson from Life and Leadville.

Psalm 119:105: Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Just the other night, I had the opportunity to do a 12-mile run through the forest with my headlamp. We started at 9 p.m., and I finished around 11:30 p.m. During this time, all we had to guide us was our headlamp and glow sticks. When you can only see a few feet ahead of you, and are totally dependent on the lamp, and all around you are the elements of God's creation, you are dealing with the altitude (starting out at 10,200 feet and going over 11,500 feet), also the rocks, tree roots, cliffs, and streams that you cross (not to mention wildlife), dependence on the lamp reminds you of how important God's Word is to your daily walk. If the lamp goes out, you are in a desperate situation. But with the light from that lamp, it carries you along. You can't see a long way ahead of you, but you can see just enough to get you through. That's the lesson that we get from the Light of God's Word. He doesn't always show us what's way ahead, but if we depend upon the Light of His Word, He takes us a few steps at a time, and we get through where we need to go for the day. Please feel free to post questions or comments about this subject.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Monthly Calendar

July 16 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study and Kid's Game Night

July 14-18 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Children's Evangelical Fellowship Bible Club

July 20 4:00 p.m.
Franklin Park Nursing Home Service

July 21-25 9:30-12:oo p.m.
Neighborhood Bible Time

July 30 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Community Outreach Dinner

Aug. 5
all day Youth to Rocky Mountain National Park

EDBBC Youth Corner

Hello, I am John Senn. Welcome to the Youth section of this blog. We will post events here, raise issues that interest us about salvation and Christian life, and talk about our future plans as the Youth Ministry of the East Denver Bible Baptist Church.

Youth Events for July: at the Church building.
Every Wednesday Evening/7:00 p.m./Youth Bible Study and Games.
July 14-18/2:30 p.m./Children's Evangelism Fellowship.
July 20-25/K-8th, 9:30 a.m.-12/7th-12th, 6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. /Neighborhood Bible Time.

Post a Praise or Prayer Request

"Pray without ceasing." I Thessalonians 5:17
"Praise Ye the Lord, O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever." Psalms 106:1

This section has been provided for praise for answered prayer, and prayer requests to be posted and shared with everyone who visits this blog. Please feel free to post a praise or prayer request and pray for those who have left a post. NOTICE: Post first names of minors only, to preserve their privacy as much as possible. As always, Pastor Loren can be reached at pastorloren@juno.com or you can call him on the phone.

Testimonies about Changed Lives!

Below are the testimonies of those who are part of the ministry at the East Denver Bible Baptist Church in Denver. If you are a member or regularly attend the ministry of EDBBC, please feel free to post your testimony here.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

So, you want to Volunteer?

So, if you want to volunteer to help us in this ministry, what are the requirements, and what are the various jobs that need to be done?

Under Construction, as the volunteer who put up this blog has no clue...

The Food Ministry

Hi, I am Kathy Richmond, and with the help of some volunteers, the East Denver Bible Baptist Church offers a food ministry. Denver residents need to bring current I.D. for the free TEFAP food program. Besides the food bank on Sundays from 12:30 to 1:00 P. M. , we will have a free community dinner on July 30th from 6:00-8:00 P. M. Call 303-421-9329 for more information.

The Plan of Salvation


My friend, if you were faced with the question, "Are you saved?" what would be your answer? If I asked, "If you died right now, where would you spend eternity?" would you be able to say "Heaven," or would you have to say "Hell"?

In John 3 we are told of a man who was faced with this question. Nicodemus was a very wise man, a teacher of the Jewish religion. He saw Jesus perform miracles and knew that this was from God. When this man when to Jesus one night to talk with Him, he was faced with a very strange statement.

"Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." John 3:3

In John 1: 12 and 13, Jesus explains more about the new birth: "But as many as received him (Jesus), to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name, who were born not of blood, nor the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God."

My friend, have you been born again? Are you a son of God? Have you received Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour? If you are not a Christian, God requires you to know some Bible truths before you can be saved.

"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23
"As it is written, there is none righteous, no not one." Romans 3:10
These verses leave no exceptions to the fact that every man is a sinner. Adam and Eve were the first sinners and all humans are their descendants and are, likewise, sinners.
"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned." Romans 5:12

"For the wages of sin is death." Romans 6:23
This is the spiritual death, not physical death, eternal separation from God.
In the Garden of Eden, God commanded Adam: "And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." Genesis 2:16-17.

Adam died spiritually, not physically. The spiritual death is in Hell. "And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." Revelation 20:14-15

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
"For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him." II Corinthians 5:21

"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; Not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8-9

"Not by works of righteousness which we have done. But according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and the renewing of the Holy Ghost." Titus 3:5

"That thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." Romans 10:9

There was a man in the Bible who was saved by following this Bible plan. Let's see what he did and then notice the result.
"And the Publican, standing afar off, would not lift so much as his eyes to Heaven, but smote upon his breasts saying, 'God, be merciful to me a sinner.' I tell you, this man went down to his house justified farther than the other: For every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted." Luke 18: 13-14

FIRST, this man knew he was a sinner. "...to me a sinner."
SECOND, he knew because of his sin he was condemned. "Be merciful to me."
THIRD, he knew that God could save him, otherwise, why did he bother to approach God about it? By going to God, he proved he believed.
FOURTH, he not only believed, but exercised faith through calling upon God in prayer.

This man went down to his house justified (saved)!

Isn't it natural to assume that if God saved the Publican through this plan, that He will save you the same way? Why not try it? Bow your head right now and pray the Publican's prayer from your own heart:

"For whomsoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13

If you prayed this prayer and meant it in your heart, God saved you. Remember, God cannot lie. If you have been saved, let me encourage you to follow the Lord in Believer's Baptism in a Bible preaching, New Testament, local church.

Read your Bible, pray often and witness for Him every opportunity you get.

Please feel free to contact me (Pastor Loren Richmond) about your decision. Also, consider visiting us at the East Denver Bible Baptist Church in Denver, Colorado.

Thank you for the time you have allowed us during this reading.

Schedule of Services

Sunday Morning
Adult Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
New Christian Bible Study - 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Children's and Youth Bible Classes - 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Morning Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Children's Church Service - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Food Ministry - After Morning Service.

Monday morning: 7:30 a.m.
Denver Rescue Mission Devotional

Addictions Program and Bible Study - Time T.B.A.
Kid's Game Night and Bible Study

Other events can be found in Weekly Events Section.

Church Picture Album

About the Richmonds

Loren and Kathleen Richmond.

Schedule of Weekly Events

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Welcome to East Denver Bible Baptist Church

Welcome to the East Denver Bible Baptist Church blog. This spot has been created for online communication concerning the events and details about our church and ministry.

My name is Loren Richmond. I am the pastor. The church is meeting in the YMCA building at 3540 E. 31st Avenue, just off Martin Luther King Blvd. in East Denver, Colorado.

My wife's name is Kathy Richmond. She will be spending some time on this blog also, as she has a food ministry out of the church. Read the post on the Food Ministry to find out more about it.

Feel free to ask questions, post comments, or communicate with us to find out what we are doing in the ministry. Please use constructive language and refrain from destructive language on this site. An email can be used to ask questions of a personal nature.