I am the Truth!

By: Art Herrera
 
 
The Lie said to the Truth:
“Let’s take a bath together,
the well water is very nice.”
The Truth, still suspicious,
tested the water and
found out it really was nice.
So they got naked and bathed.
But suddenly, the Lie
leapt out of the water and fled,
wearing the clothes of the Truth.
The Truth, furious,
climbed out of the well
to get it’s clothes back.
But the World,
upon seeing the naked Truth,
looked away,
with anger and contempt.
Poor Truth returned to the well and
disappeared forever,
hiding it’s shame.
Since then,
the Lie runs around the world,
dressed as the Truth, and
society is very happy…
Because the world has no desire
to know the naked Truth.
( Jean-Léon Gérome,
wrote the above in 1896 )
 
Have you invited Jesus Christ into your heart, if not what’s stopping you.
 
You can pray this simple yet sincere prayer inviting Jesus Christ into your heart. Jesus the door of my heart is open and I invite you to come in and wash me clean from all my sins, I now know the TRUTH and accept you as my Lord and Savior, in Jesus mighty name.
 
If you prayed that prayer I welcome you to the family of God.
If you need help message me and Together We Will Beat Up The Devil.
To God Be The Glory.


My Hand

By: Lee Pierce
 
Just sitting there quietly, I happened to look at my hand. As I studied it and thought of how well it has served me over the years, I began to marvel at its capabilities. Consider that a hand can do very small, precise things like pick up a small screw off a work bench. Conversely, that same hand can wield an axe to fell a large tree, or run a powerful jack hammer to break up concrete, or, in concert with our amazing eyes, can swing a bat and drive a baseball over 400 feet for a home run!

Most tools and other functional objects I use to equip me for life are intended for one purpose. Whether it’s a hammer, a screw driver, or a laptop computer, they’re intended to do one thing—not so the hand!

 As I sat there contemplating my hand and its amazing versatility, it occurred to me that my hand is just one component of an overall incredible construct: the human body. Prepare to be in awe when you take the time to consider other amazing body parts. Consider the functionality of your eye, for example. Or the constant pounding sustained by your feet, or your heart that faithfully beats a few billion times over a typical lifetime—Of all that God has created, mankind has to be the epitome of God’s great artistry, created in His own image [Gen 1:27] and He called it “very good.” [Gen 1:31]

 As I thought about my amazing body and how creative, wise, and artistic God is, another thought occurred to me. The Bible says in Romans [Rom 1:19-20] that we know intuitively that God made all of creation and, as it goes on to say, we are fools if we deny that and fail to honor Him.

 That led me to another associated thought: if we look around us, we have to conclude that a very powerful Being (and artistic being, we call Him God) created all that we see.  Yet, as it occurred to me, we would know virtually nothing about God except what He has created and that which we can see with our eyes. So how did our knowledge increase: He told us!

 Yes, what a wonderful gift is the Bible, the Word of God. Without it we would not know the name of God (or that of His Son). But, with the Bible in our hands, we can read words that came forth from the very mouth of God Himself! And stories of His interactions with men and women just like us. Not to mention the works of His Son on our behalf to buy our freedom from sin and death! God gave us His Word just so we could know Him so much better.

 I can only conclude that He must love us a lot given His efforts in creating me and you, and in His work to give us the Book that tells us all we need to know about Him. I hope you read it often!



Learn To Forgive…And Forget

LEARN TO FORGIVE…AND FORGET!

Like all young parents, I made many bad choices.  They were done with the best of intentions, but I was new at being a mom, and some of the choices and decisions I made turned out to be the worst things I could have possibly done!  Yes!  I was stubborn too, and would not listen to wise counsel and advice given to me.  And…I sure didn’t need God’s help!  Or so I thought! I knew it all!  I was an adult and could make my own decisions. WRONG!  I see that now…you know what they say about ‘hind site!’

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Our Purpose

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:

TO INSPIRE…  people to develop a heart for God (Psalm 34): Through biblically sound preaching; Through Christ-honoring music.   TO INCLUDE…  them in a loving church family (Acts 2:41): Through membership in the church family; Through fellowship with other believers.   TO INSTRUCT… them in bible doctrines (2 Timothy 2:2): Through Sunday school and adult bible classes; Through the discipleship programs C.L.A.S.S. 101-401.   TO INVOLVE…  them in ministry (1 Peter 4:10): Through weekly ministry opportunities.   TO IMPACT…  the 80219 zip code area, our city, and world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Mattew 28:18-20); Through Soul winning; missions programs; through training and equipping Christians to share Christ in the course of their daily lives.



Vision & Mission

VISION STATEMENT

“We believe a great commitment to The Great Commandment and The Great Commission will build a great church.”

The Great Commandment:  Matthew 22:36-40

Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

The Great Commission:  Matthew 28:19-20

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo , I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

MISSION STATEMENT

“To connect people to God and to each other, teaching, discipling and equipping them to serve.”



Praise Center Church Articles Of Faith

WHAT WE BELIEVE

 

1.  We believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God.  (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:19-21)

 

2.  We believe there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons:  God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.  (1 John 5:7; John 1:1-2, 14)

 

3.  We believe that men fall through disobedience.  (Romans 5:12-19)

 

4. We believe the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ; in His Virgin Birth; In His sinless life; in His miracles; in His victorious and atoning death; in His bodily resurrection; in His ascension to the right hand of the Father; in His personal future return to earth in power and glory to rule 1,000 years.

 

5.  We believe Christ died to redeem us.  (Titus 2:14; Galatians 3:13)

 

6.  We believe salvation is through grace.  (Ephesians 2:8-10; Romans 3:23-24)

 

7.  We believe repentance and acceptance are vital.  (1 John 1:9; John 6:37)

 

8.  We believe the new birth must be experienced to become as a child of God.  (John 3:3; 2 Corinthians 5:17)

 

9.  We believe in water baptism through emersion.  (Romans 6:4; Acts 2:41)

 

10.  We believe in a daily Christian life.  (1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 6:1)

 

11.  We believe in the institution of the Lord’s Supper.  (1 Corinthians 11:23-28)

 

12.  We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit.  (Acts 1:5,8; Acts 2:4)

 

13.  We believe in a Spirit filled life, in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a holy life.      (Romans 12:1-2; Galatians i5:22-25; John 15:8)

 

14.  We believe in the gifts and the fruits of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 12:6-8; Galatians i5:22-25; John 15:8)

 

15.  We believe we must be moderate in all things.  (Philipians 4:4-8)

 

16.  We believe in divine healing.  (John 5:14-16; Matthew 8:17)

 

17.  We believe that the second coming of Christ is both imminent and personal.  (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

 

18.  We believe in a church relation.  (Hebrews 10:24-25)

 

19.  We believe in the final judgment. (Matthew 13:41-43)

 

20.  We believe in Heaven and Hell. (1 Corinthians 2:9; John 14:2; Revelation 20:10-15)

 

21.  We believe in free will tithes and offerings to support the Lord’s work.  (2 Corinthians i9:7)

 

22.  We believe the Church, you and I are responsible to evangelize all nations.  (Mark 16:15; John 4:35-37)



Get To Know Us

Get To Know Us!

Praise Center Church is a Christ centered non-denominational, bible believing church located in the heart of Denver’s inner city.  Pastor’s William and Francine Rodriguez were called to start this church in 1981 and have since grown it into a powerful and dynamic ministry impacting the city of Denver and nations around the world. We encourage you to explore our history, vision and the ministries of Praise Center Church and challenge you to get involved and to use your gifts and talents for the work of Christ.

 

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

Pastor William, Senior Pastor

As the primary teaching pastor, Pastor William has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture and teaching expository. He is the founding pastor of Praise Center and has served for thirty one years. He and his wife, Francine have two children William Jr. and Michelle. William has ministered the Gospel since the age of 6 years old. Prior to founding Praise Center, William and his family served on the evangelistic team of R.W Schambach for 7 years. He has a Doctorate of Divinity from Family Bible Institute.

 

 

 

 

Pastor Dan, Outreach Pastor

Pastor Dan’s passion is for the mission field… right here in our own community. As the outreach pastor, Dan heads up a team of volunteers on a weekly basis that do personal home visits.  From April – October Pastor Dan coordinates a group on young people that hold sidewalk Sunday School programs in our community called Metro Kidz. He is also the director of the largest inner city VBS program in Denver, held every August at Praise Center averaging 350 children and director of our Annual Christmas Crusade For Children. He and his wife Liz have four children, Clement, Abe, Rob and Sarah.

 

 

 

 

Pastor Israel, Worship and Music Pastor

The Bible has a lot to say about music, and Pastor Israel’s role is to lead the church’s worship of God in a way that matches the character of God. Israel is an accomplished musician playing the keyboard for most of his life. Israel and his wife Dema, served for several years as full time pastors here in Denver so their experience is invaluable.  They have two children, Marisa and Stephen, who are both involved with ministry at Praise Center. Working with a talented team of musicians and singers Israel is eager to share his gifts with the Church.



PCC Community Food Bank

The PCC Community food bank serves the community every 3rd friday of the month.