Welcome to the First Christian Church of Davenport (Disciples of Christ)
Please join us!
We are having in church services starting Sunday February 21st Masks are required!!
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 Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Do you need a ride to church?
Please contact Jim Perreault at 563-320-1847 to schedule a ride on our church bus. Join us after worship for Linger Longer and enjoy a cup of coffee and fellowship.
Please check our website often for updates.
Please call or email us. 563-322-0929 or email@example.com
This Weeks Message 07/29/21
Does God Answer Prayers:
The short answer is, yes! God wants you to bring your concerns to Him, and He has promised to hear you when you do. In the Bible, there’s a book called Psalm. In it, a man named David wrote, “As for me, I call to God … and he hears my voice” (Psalm 55:16-17). God not only hears, but He is eager to respond. So why does it seem like God doesn’t hear me? How do I really know if He does? Sometimes, our prayers may seem to go unanswered because God is keeping us from something that isn’t best. He may answer prayer with a “Yes,” “No” or “Wait.” That might not be what we want to hear, but we only see part of the picture where God sees all of it. The most important thing, however, is that we all have a problem that can hinder our prayers, and we have to deal with that first. That problem is called sin. Sort of like weeds choke out a plant, sin keeps us from getting the light we need from God. Sin is anything we do or don’t do that goes against God’s moral standard. It’s falling short of His perfection. Like two cliffs with no bridge between them, sin always cuts us off from God. And we’re all guilty of it. Whether it’s a crime or bad habits, jealousy or putting material things before God, sin pollutes our souls. That’s why Jesus Christ came to this earth, to take our sins upon Himself so we can be made clean inside and be in relationship with God. He spans the gap between those cliffs and reconnects us with the God who made us and loves us. Through Jesus, we become friends with God again, and in friendship He listens to us and cares for us. When we consider whether God is hearing us, the first and most important question is whether we have a relationship with Him. Prayer is not just getting or asking or even demanding. Prayer is conversation between God and those who know Him. Do you know that you need God’s forgiveness? Do you believe that the only way to receive it is to believe that Jesus has taken the punishment for your sin so you can be forgiven?