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Jesus Uses Humble and Zealous People

Jesus looked for humble people who had a genuine zeal for God – regardless of their background.  Jesus looked for people with potential and passion.  He often used unpolished people who were willing to be shaped and molded into His image.  Jesus chose from the ranks of faithful workers and not necessarily form the [...]

By |2017-05-02T19:21:51+00:00May 2nd, 2017|Blog Posts, The Call of God|0 Comments

Resetting Our Minds at Church

Being a part of a church community is a critical part of growing in your faith.  You and I desperately need the body of Christ.  The non-believing people around us in our communities and workplaces are constantly trying to pull us away from Jesus and into the sideways thinking of the culture.  Genuine Christians [...]

By |2017-02-22T14:03:59+00:00February 28th, 2017|Blog Posts, Doctrine, The Call of God|0 Comments

An Illustration of Spiritual Poverty

 Luke 18:9-14.  This is a parable for all people who trust in themselves and their own good behavior to get them to heaven instead of putting their trust in Jesus and His perfect, imputed righteousness.  In this parable, Jesus compares two figures:   a Pharisee (who was considered the ultimate law-abiding citizen) a tax-collector (who was considered [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:36+00:00September 15th, 2016|Blog Posts, Prayer, The Call of God|0 Comments

Use Your Gifts for God’s Glory!

Spiritual gifts are a hotly debated topic in the modern church and often lead to division in the body of Christ. However, the proper use of spiritual gifts for God’s glory should lead to unity in the local church, with each member recognizing the need for others’ gifts.  The leadership at Canyon Verde wants all [...]

Fanning Your Spiritual Gifts into Flame

Timothy was shaped by the Holy Spirit   2 Timothy 1:3-7 says, "3 I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. 4 As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with [...]

A Response to the Easter Attacks on Christians in Pakistan

On Easter Sunday, news came from Pakistan that a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device filled with nuts, bolts and ball bearings.  The explosion killed at least 72 people and injured well over 300 others in a large park in the Pakistani city of Lahore.  The explosion was set off near the main gate of [...]

Our Calling to Plant a New Church in the Verde Valley

In 2012, my wife, Lara, and I decided that we were in a really comfortable place in our lives and was time to begin stepping out on faith.  We wanted to take some bigger risks for the sake of the gospel.  We wanted to be in a position that was so on the edge that [...]