The Church at the Butte is A Place to Belong. Whether you are a community leader, business owner, retired senior, single adult, or a young family you can find A Place to Belong with us.

Together, we are making a difference in our community through The Shepherd’s Closet, Meals on Wheels, All-Stars for children, WIRED for youth and Legacy for seniors. We also help support church planters throughout the United States, thousands of missionaries in approximately 200 countries.


Several of our members make trips to our mission church in Mexico to support them and strengthen their service. We participate with Franklin Graham’s  Operation Christmas Child. This ministry distributes gift-filled shoe boxes to children throughout the world, demonstrating that people matter to God.

Drop in on a Sunday morning just after nine o’clock for Coffee and Conversation. Then stay for Sunday Morning Worship at ten o’clock. Pick up some brochures and make a couple of new friends. You may discover A Place to Belong sooner than you think.

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516 Butte Blvd.  PO Box 1346 | Elephant Butte, NM  87935
Pastor Houston Cano – houstoncano@yahoo.com
Senior Adults/Missions Pastor: Bruce Morrison – bruce@churchatthebutte.com
Youth Pastor: Zeb Rose – zeb.rose@churchatthebutte.com
Meals On Wheels – Rae Edenfofer 
Shepherd’s Closet – Tami Smith

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Sermon 11/22/2020

Sunday Sermon 11/22/2020
I am Accepted


I am Accepted 


Romans 15:5-7


Acceptance means to take one by the hand to receive them into your home.


Hebrews 4:16


I am Accepted: Ephesians 5:1


We are accepted as _______________ of God

As God’s children we are to be _________ of God


Because I am accepted by God I am empowered by God


Ephesians 5:2: To ___________


Ephesians 5:3-5: To live ____________


Ephesians 5:6-10: To be __________

1 John 1:5


Ephesians 5:11-14: To avoid ___________ works


Ephesians 5:15-17: To be ________


Ephesians 5:19-20: To be __________ and _________


Ephesians 5:21: To be ___________


Source of the Empowering: Ephesians 5:18


The goal is not to merely experience behavior modification by changing how we act and react


The goal is to get to know, to come to love and to learn to trust God as our Father


Why? We become like who we love

Our behavior changes form sinning to worshiping


This change comes not to get God to accept us but because God has already accepted us


God accepted us as His beloved children the moment we surrendered the authority to run our lives over to Him – John 1:12


Surrender = Acceptance as His children

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