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ALIVE! Verse by Verse Through Romans 8

Canyon Bible Church is a place where Jesus the center of attention and where God’s Word is taught with both zeal & depth.   This Fall, your family is invited to join us as we engage in a verse by verse study through Romans 8 on the indwelling, empowering & emboldening of the Spirit of Christ Jesus. [...]

By | 2015-12-07T09:40:02+00:00 December 7th, 2015|ALIVE! Romans 8, Romans|2 Comments

Led by the Spirit | Romans 8:14

  Led by the Spirit | Romans 8:14 Not every spiritual teaching originates from the Holy Spirit. In fact, a great deal of the “spiritual teaching” you’ll find in popular culture does not come from the Holy Spirit and does not originate from God’s Word.  Right now, there are other “spirits” at work [...]

By | 2016-11-07T20:10:41+00:00 December 6th, 2015|ALIVE! Romans 8, Romans|0 Comments

Weapons to Kill Sin | Romans 8:13

Introduction Thirty-Four-year-old Cory Byrne owned a 9 foot long, 25 pound boa constrictor. He had the snake for about 4 years and he thought the snake was a great pet. I would imagine that a 9 foot snake would be pretty impressive to show off to your friends. Back in June of 2010, [...]

By | 2016-11-07T20:10:41+00:00 November 29th, 2015|ALIVE! Romans 8, Romans|0 Comments

Killing Sin, Part II | Romans 8:13

Killing Sin Part 2 | Romans 8:13 Last week, I began to explain that for those of us who are “in Christ,” we can choose to live a life marked by victory or by injury.  I illustrated my point by showing you pictures of three different men who pitched for the Arizona Diamondbacks. [...]

By | 2016-11-07T20:10:42+00:00 November 22nd, 2015|ALIVE! Romans 8, Romans|0 Comments

Killing Sin, Part I | Romans 8:13

Introduction For those of us who are “in Christ,” we can choose to live a life marked by victory or by injury. I have the pictures of three different men who all pitched for the Arizona Diamondbacks. The first man is rookie relief pitcher Eddie Oropesa. Eddie lasted just one year with the [...]

By | 2016-11-07T20:10:42+00:00 November 15th, 2015|ALIVE! Romans 8, Romans|1 Comment

No Debt to the Flesh | Romans 8:12

Introduction One of the greatest forms of persecution that you and I will face in America is to live for Christ in the marketplace. I’m a small business owner. I was talking with one of my vendors this week and to my knowledge, he is not a believer, but he does deliver on [...]

By | 2016-11-07T20:10:42+00:00 November 8th, 2015|ALIVE! Romans 8, Romans|0 Comments

Marijuana Growth in Cottonwood Contributes to Social and Financial Hardships – not Prosperity

As a pastor, as a father of teenagers, as a member of the community, as the husband of a teacher and as a business owner, I have deep concerns about expanding marijuana production services in Cottonwood.  I’d like to share a few of those concerns: Marijuana is linked to serious mental difficulties including depression, violent [...]

By | 2016-09-11T22:17:15+00:00 November 4th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

Real Life in the Spirit | Romans 8:10-11

  We live in a culture that is obsessed with our bodies.  A visit to the checkout line at any store will quickly reveal the obsession our culture has with people who are young, athletic and thin.  There is a message broadcast constantly that: If you are young If you are thin If you are [...]

By | 2016-11-07T20:10:42+00:00 November 1st, 2015|ALIVE! Romans 8, Romans|0 Comments

Indwelling | Romans 8:9

The mind is not neutral ground.  The Bible says that your mind (and my mind) is either pleasing to God or hostile to Him.  It’s not neutral ground.  Romans 8:7a says, “7 For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God…”  Pay careful attention to this shocking truth: A person [...]

By | 2016-11-07T20:10:42+00:00 October 25th, 2015|ALIVE! Romans 8, Romans|0 Comments

Supernatural Living | Romans 8:5-9

Introduction   If you ever want to show your ignorance about the Navy, all you have to do is call a Naval ship, “a boat.” I made this mistake one time in my life. I found out (from one very gracious and self-controlled former Navy submariner) that if you call a Navy ship [...]

By | 2016-11-07T20:10:42+00:00 October 11th, 2015|ALIVE! Romans 8, Romans|0 Comments