Monthly Archives: August 2016


What Does it Mean that Jesus is the “Firstborn” of all Creation?

What does it mean that Jesus is the “Firstborn” of all creation? Col 1:15 says, “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.” There is a lot of confusion about this statement and I hope to clear up some of that confusion for you. In our culture, the term "firstborn" [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:36+00:00August 29th, 2016|Blog Posts, Colossians, Hebrews, John, New Testament|0 Comments

God’s Eternal Benefits | Matthew 5:1-12

  Quick Definition of "Blessed"   God’s Eternal Benefits An Introduction to the Beatitudes in Matthew 5:1-12 Every year the media comes out with a list of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Typically, they’re in the areas that people want to see most developed in their lives over the next [...]

Everything Exists to Magnify the Infinite Worth of Jesus

Colossians 1:16 says, "16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him." Paul teaches that God created all things through Christ.  And…all things were created for Him.  All that came into being exists [...]

By |2016-09-08T08:26:59+00:00August 27th, 2016|Blog Posts, Colossians, New Testament|0 Comments

The 1 Word that Describes God 58 Times in the Bible

When the Bible describes God, it often uses the scriptural word “almighty.”  “Almighty” has the same definition as “omnipotent.”  It means “having an infinite and absolute plentitude of power.”  The ESV translation of the Bible uses the word “Almighty” to describe God 58 times, but it is never used to describe anybody else or anything else in the [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:36+00:00August 25th, 2016|Blog Posts|0 Comments

Everything That’s True about God is True about Jesus

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. – Colossians 1:15 He is the visible image of the invisible God.  Eikōn is the Greek word translated as image.  As it is used here, it does not mean a mere likeness – like Jesus seems to appear like God.  It means [...]

A Better Pursuit – A Verse-by-Verse Study Through the Beatitudes

It’s Better To Gain Heavenly Rewards! It is better to gain great heavenly rewards than anything else this world has to offer.  All other enjoyment is for a moment, but the pleasures of God are forever. On Sunday August 21, Canyon Bible Church of Verde Valley will be beginning a new series titles “A Better [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:37+00:00August 22nd, 2016|Blog Posts, Scripture, Teaching|0 Comments

Biblical Proof for the Deity of Christ

To understand the Jesus of the holy scriptures, we must recognize that He was both fully human and fully divine.  There are several direct scriptural claims that assert the deity of Jesus.   THEOS The word for God the Father in the original Greek is “Theos.”  There are seven examples of Christ being referred to [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:37+00:00August 20th, 2016|Blog Posts, Doctrine, Prayer, Scripture|0 Comments

Five Encouraging Truths About God’s Omnipresence

The presence of God is a great comfort to godly people.  Here are five implications of God’s omnipresence for His people. #1 When we are greatly tempted, God does not leave us – Romans 8:31-34, Psalm 14:5 Ephesians 6 mentions Satan’s fiery darts.  The assurance we have is that not only does God give us the shield [...]

Perfection in Faithfulness | Psalm 36

Pastor Mark Stafford   Perfection in Faithfulness | Psalm 36 We live in a culture of half-truths and broken promises. Do you remember the story about George Washington and the cherry tree? At the time of George Washington’s death, a book came out with this story: “When Washington was six years old he [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:37+00:00August 14th, 2016|Attributes of God, Sermons|0 Comments

Three Massive Truths About God’s Unlimited Power

God’s power is both infinite and undiminishing.  His power is often displayed in creation, but His creative works only give us a glimpse of all that He possesses.  We could think of His works like a battery. When a battery is charged, it stores power that was given to it from another much more powerful source.  [...]