July 28, 2017
"What you need to do is pray!"
How many times have you been in a conversation with someone, anyone really, and been on either end of that statement? In my personal experience, it can be both an encouragement and a frustration to hear this. It's an encouragement because I am reminded of God's sovereignty, the fact that He's in control of all things… including my small trouble. It is frustrating because I am the epitome of "O, ye, of little faith."
I'm sure we have all been there, and many times we have been there together. When we bring up the subject of prayer and our need for it, there are so many different aspects that it can be overwhelming.
As I have considered prayer personally, one of the best things I have realized is the greatest effect of prayer is how it changes me, and prepares me for what God has in store. Yes, the sign on your wall is true: "Prayer changes things." But the realization we all need is: "Prayer changes ME." You and I are incapable and in no way intelligent enough or strong enough to oversee the universe. God, Yahweh, the Great I AM changes our hearts to be molded in His image. He does this through the relationship we have with Him because of the completed work of Christ.
Grateful to be your pastor,
Welcome to Aberdeen Baptist Church! My name is Greg Duke, and I have been pastor of this wonderful fellowship of Christ-followers since October 2009. In that time, Pueblo has become our new hometown. It is a place that is rich in the history and heritage of our nation and of the American west. Today, we see a local culture that has endured many trials with a unique resiliency. It is a great place to live and grow.
Pueblo is also a community that desperately needs the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We have a number of great needs in our city, but one thing is for sure, the trials and struggles we face are all subject to the reign and grace of Jesus Christ.
We have people of all ages in our church. We have individuals from throughout the area who attend. If you're looking for a church home with much to offer, please consider us. If you're looking to learn more about faith in Jesus Christ, pick up a Bible, start reading the Gospel of John, and join us on Sundays or Wednesdays to get connected with believers to place their hope in Christ.
I am thankful to serve Jesus Christ at Aberdeen Baptist Church. I pray you will consider the same opportunity through the new life found in Him!