Welcome to the First Christian Church of Davenport (Disciples of Christ)
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We are located at 510 East 15th Street, Davenport, Iowa, 52803.
We are EAST of Brady Street and SOUTH of Locust Street.
15th Street runs ONE WAY West Bound.
Enter the parking lot from LeClaire Street or Farnam Street.
Church Office Hours are Tuesday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Do you need a ride to church?
Please contact Liz Toll at 563.424.4152 to schedule a ride on our church bus. Join us after worship for Linger Longer and enjoy a cup of coffee and fellowship.
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Please call or email us. 563-322-0929 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This Weeks Message 10/08/2020
- Upcoming Election:
In Paul's teaching on prayer in 1 Timothy 2:1–4, one of the major thrusts is praying for those in authority. According to Paul's reasoning, we want good government that allows us to live "peaceful and quiet lives"—ultimately freeing us to evangelize those who are lost.
Paul would have been amazed that Christians could someday actually take part in selecting those leaders. I believe he would have been even more amazed (and appalled) that many of those Christians didn't even bother to get involved in selecting those leaders for the purposes of God to be fulfilled.
Praying for the electoral process is the first step in seeing the fulfillment of what Paul is writing about to Timothy. I don't believe we should wait for a leader to be selected before we move into obedient prayer for those in authority. In prayer, we invite the Lord into the process of electing those leaders who will ultimately allow us to lead "peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness" (v. 2).
Pray for wisdom for voters and a safe and fair election.
"My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion; they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck. Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble" (Prov. 3:21–23).
Ask the Lord to remove those who might try to unjustly and illegally change the outcome of the voting.
"I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the plumb line; hail will sweep away your refuge, the lie, and water will overflow your hiding place" (Isa. 28:17).
Pray for a huge turnout of voters who use wisdom in their decisions.
"Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them. Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you" (Prov. 4:5–6).
Pray for protection from any attacks from enemies that would prevent or delay the election.
"Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you" (Deut. 3:22).
Pray for the salvation of those who are in leadership of our nation. Ask the Lord to remove all envy and selfish ambition.
"For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice" (James 3:16).
In a country with nearly 350 million people, it is very easy to feel as though one person is incapable of making a difference. That is false on many levels, particularly when we consider the power of prayer.
Prayer rarely stops after the "amen." When we passionately cry out to God over any issue, we should, with integrity, also find ourselves praying, "and Lord, if there is any way You can use me to be an answer to this prayer, here I am." When we pray for an election, simple honesty will then require us to follow up our prayer by actually voting.