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Canyon Ministry Leaders

Andrew Gutierrez, Elder, Pastor-Teacher

Jason Drumm, Elder, Associate Pastor

Dave Lutz, Elder

Small Group Ministry

Brad Penner, Elder

Will Peterson, Elder

Josh Farmer
Music Ministry

Rob Leahy
Security Team

Jeff Nordyke

Joe Sapko
Childrens Ministry

Chuck Schafer
Needs Ministry

Jeff Timm
Set-Up, Tear-Down & Sound

Kristy Tracy
Womens Ministry

Canyon Bible Church // Prescott

Church Office: 122 N. Cortez Street, Ste. 317
Phone: 928.277.0017
Abiding in Christ (Part 2)
Scripture: 15:1-11

May 28, 2017

Prayer Meeting: 8:40 in Mrs. Sobos Classroom

Welcome & Announcements

Song: The Love of God

Song: All I Have Is Christ

Assurance of Pardon
Scripture Reading: Colossians 2:6-15
Pastoral Prayer

Song: It Is Well With My Soul


Sermon: Abiding in Christ (Part 2)
John 15:1-11

Offering & Song: The Glory of the Cross

Welcome New Members

Application: Are there examples to follow? Commands to obey?

Errors to avoid? Sins to forsake? Promises to claim?
Thoughts about God? Principles to live by?
Friday Canyon Announcements
Pray for the church in Chinandega, Nicaragua. Specifically Friendship Folders
pray for the pastors and their teaching. Pray that the word Please pass the Friendship Folders, for prayer requests and
is proclaimed boldly and that the church is strengthened praise reports and please also register your attendance. If
because of the teaching and that many are converted for there is no one sitting at the end of an aisle, please make sure
Christ. Pray that their teaching of the Word penetrates the the folder gets passed.
hearts of those who hear so that hearts are changed to
be more like Christ. Pray that hearts would be humble to Childrens Ministry
receive what is taught and that it is applied to their lives. Save the Date: There will be a lunch for everyone involved
with Childrens Ministry. Its a Thank You Lunch. It will be on
Sunday, June 25th, right after church, in the band room.

Sick or Headed to the Hospital

If you are ill and in need of prayer or headed to the hospital
for any reason, please contact Pastor Will at wpeterson@ or call the church office at (928) 237-

Student Ministries
Registration isOPEN for High School Summer Camp and will
close onWednesday, June 21st. A deposit of $150 is due by
Saturday June 14th. Camp Regen will be from June 29July 3, 2017.
The cost will be $450 and scholarships are available. More
Resources: details or email wpeterson@
Book of the Month: canyonprescott.orgwith questions.
Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure Baptism
You Are Saved by J.D. Greear Please see an elder or contact the church office if you are
interested in baptism.
If you or someone you know is not assured of where they
stand before God, then this little book is packed with biblical Short Term Mission Trips
teaching that can bring much-needed clarity. After reading Dates for the upcoming short term mission trips to Nicaragua
this, the reader will understand why the gospel is such great are August 19th-26th to Matagalpa & Chinandega and
and lasting news. Could there be any more important topic October 7th-16th to Managua & Ometepe. For more
than knowing where we stand before Holy God? Pastor information contact Steve Gallo at americangunsanno@gmail.
Andrew com.
Blog: Upcoming Conference
Go to and read the The Gospel Coalition, Arizona Chapter is hosting the Help
blog Post by John MacArthur titled: Elements of Productive Me Follow Jesus conference June 9th & 10th in Phoenix.
Bible Study: Teach. For more information visit their website at http://arizona.

Please remember water bottles only in the Ruth Street Theater.

Monday Wednesday
Yesterdays passage brought up two eternally important One reason God wrote the Bible is so that we could be
items to ponder. First, as a Christian, Christ wants you to taught (2 Tim 3:16). Jesus mission for every Christian is
understand that you are clean. Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to teach and to be taught (Matt 28:19-20). In Colossians
to give the assurance of salvation based on the testimony 3:16, every believer is called to be taught by one another.
of His Word. Second, we should understand that the Bible In short, every Christian is called by God to be a student,
calls us to examine ourselves regularly to see if Christ is learning from many others. Humble receptivity is to
in us (2 Cor 13:5). If you are not sure of where you stand characterize every one of us. God intends for you to
with Christ, the elders of Canyon Prescott would love to grow by listening with open ears to other believers. What
meet with you and to pray with you about this matter. place do you have in your life to learn from others? What
kind of heart-attitude have you developed in regard to
receiving instruction from other believers? While our lips
will seek to take precedence over our ears, we must
intentionally cultivate silence of lip and readiness of ear
toward the teaching of others.

Tuesday Thursday

Teachers were important in the early church and they are In Psalm 119 the writer declares, My soul is consumed
important today. Teaching the word is a means of grace, with longing for your rules at all times (v. 20), and again,
it is a gift of grace (Romans 12:7) given by the Lord for the Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors
building up of the church (Ephesians 4:11). Not many of you (v. 24). Here we see this timeless truth: Gods people love
should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we Gods Word. We always have and we always will. Yet, as
who teach will be judged with greater strictness, (James 3:1). we walk through this life, we also face the present reality
With the greater responsibility of teaching comes the greater of our sin.
expectations from God. Those who teach will be judged with
greater strictness because they are accountable for more. Now read James 1:19-21. As we think about the teaching
Pray for those who teach the word. Pray for our elders and of the Word, whether through preaching or personal Bible
their diligent study of the Word. Pray for the elders as the Lord reading, this passage tells us that our sin can hinder that
uses them to faithfully proclaim Scripture. means of grace that God has given to us for our growth.
Take some time to ask God to search your heart and
reveal any sin in your life that hinders your Bible intake
(Psalm 139:23-24), and then confess that to Him. Also, ask
the Lord to make you a person who is meek and able to
receive the implanted word.