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+00:00September 1st, 2018|Articles, Blog Posts, Scripture|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+00:00June 3rd, 2017|Articles, Blog Posts, Scripture, Teaching|0 Comments

Growing Strong – A 12 Week Study in James

Growing Strong! Starting January 8th, we are going to go through the book of James in a series we’re calling Growing Strong. The book of James offers practical and challenging instruction about how a believer grows in their walk with the Lord.  Over the next few weeks we’ll be exploring a number of key [...]

By |2017-01-07T12:56:20+00:00January 6th, 2017|Blog Posts, Scripture|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

A Few Reasons Why We Use the ESV Translation

There are several really good Bible translations on the market right now.  Each one has its merits and each has its weaknesses.  I have committed to avoid "Bible translation wars" whenever possible here at Canyon.  My desire is for people to choose an accurate Bible translation they love and then READ IT!  We want to encourage people to [...]

Intercessory Prayer – Monday at 6pm

We gather every week to pray for God's people because the leadership at Canyon is convinced that a group of 2 or 3 or 8 people gathered together to earnestly seek God’s will for those in His church is a powerful and effective use of time. A group of intercessors gather every week in Pastor [...]

By |2016-09-11T22:16:39+00:00July 13th, 2016|Blog Posts, Doctrine, Prayer, Scripture|0 Comments

Our Founding Fathers Thought Deeply About What God is Like

What God is Like Our country was founded by men who had profound convictions about what God is like.  With the birthday of our nation being celebrated this weekend, Bible-teaching churches have the opportunity to celebrate their great influence and contribution to our nation as well. Our Founding Fathers had some strong opinions about what [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:40+00:00July 4th, 2016|Blog Posts, Scripture|0 Comments

Where Did God Come From?

If Christian’s claim that God created the world, then who created God? That’s a great question and the Bible answers it directly.  The scriptures teach that God is the only being who did not have life given to Him but who has life in Himself.  In John 5:26, Jesus says, “For as the Father has [...]

By |2016-08-16T19:15:31+00:00July 1st, 2016|Blog Posts, Scripture|0 Comments