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What Do You Say to Someone Who Says, “I Don’t Enjoy Reading the Bible.”

I served as a youth pastor for many years.  One of my former students wrote an article titled, "I Don't Enjoy Reading the Bible."  He was hoping to encourage people who feel defeated over not getting around to their devotional time.  Here is my response to his comments.  I thought my comments could not [...]

By | 2018-01-26T07:40:25+00:00 September 1st, 2018|Articles, Blog Posts, Scripture|0 Comments

Real Fellowship is Hard…. and That’s OK

By: Lara Stafford Lately I have been struggling to understand the concept of fellowship. Our church leaders have put together Koinonia groups. In practice, these look a lot like the small groups most churches have. We meet together once a week to discuss the Word. We share meals together. We pray for each other. We talk [...]

By | 2018-01-30T09:40:08+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Articles, Blog Posts|0 Comments

God’s Gift to Us at Christmas

When God wanted to put His love for us on display, He gave His people a tremendously valuable gift in the person of Jesus on that very first Christmas day.  He delivered His gift to mankind one evening in a stable.  He proved His love for us by meeting our most desperate need with [...]

By | 2017-12-14T16:21:13+00:00 December 16th, 2017|Articles, Blog Posts, Special Messages|0 Comments

WORTHY: A Survey of the Psalms beginning June 4

ON June 4th, we will begin a 10-week survey of the Psalms. We will be looking at some of the many reasons why God is worthy of our praise. Our prayer is that you grow in your love for and delight in God as you learn more about who He is. It has been said that [...]

By | 2017-06-03T14:40:58+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|Articles, Blog Posts, Scripture, Teaching|0 Comments

The Significance of Easter

We cannot begin to grasp the magnificence of the pre-incarnate, glorified Christ. Jesus Christ's willingness to step down from the majesty of His heavenly throne to dwell among His creatures is just one demonstration of God's perfect love for us. Christians celebrate Easter because the One who is most exalted came down to the [...]

By | 2017-04-10T09:06:03+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Articles, Blog Posts, Doctrine, Events, Events, Teaching|0 Comments

Pastor Mark’s Christmas Editorial in the Verde Independent

God's Gift to Us at Christmas Here is a link to the editorial that Pastor Mark wrote in the Verde Independent Newspaper:  http://www.verdenews.com/news/2016/dec/24/commentary-gods-gift-us-christmas/ Have a Merry Christmas!

By | 2016-12-24T13:32:21+00:00 December 24th, 2016|Articles, Blog Posts|0 Comments

Restoring Relationships

A peacemaker uses the Bible as a foundation to bring about harmony in relationships with other believers. Believers agree on the most important things.  They agree that Jesus is Lord and the Bible is truth.  On that foundation, we should be able to make peace with one another.  Once we have a foundation of [...]

By | 2018-09-04T09:20:57+00:00 November 24th, 2016|Articles, Blog Posts|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 behavior, [...]

By | 2016-09-20T21:13:13+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Articles, Blog Posts, Marijuana, World|3 Comments

Response from our Elder Team about the Recent Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage

Here are Canyon Bible Church’s thoughts on the Supreme Court’s controversial decision on marriage: Canyon Verde will not change its view on marriage.  The Supreme Court’s decision will not impact one thing that we teach, believe or practice here at Canyon Verde.  We will always strive to obey the perfect and eternal Word of [...]

By | 2017-03-30T12:22:04+00:00 April 1st, 2016|Articles, Blog Posts, Marriage|0 Comments

What Canyon Believes About the Inerrancy of Scripture

A Quick Look at What We Believe About Inerrancy Inspiration, when speaking of scriptural text, means “to breath into” or “to fill.” 2 Timothy3:16 states, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.” The word translated here as “breathed out” may also be [...]

By | 2016-11-07T20:10:41+00:00 March 1st, 2016|Articles, Blog Posts, Inerrancy of Scripture, Scripture|0 Comments