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 5/3/2020

Sunday 5/3/2020 Sermon



God is Patient


The Bible shows us that God is patient.

Psalm 78:37-38

1 Peter 3:20

Patience means long-suffering or to suffer long.

God suffers long because of our sin.

God suffered long for our sin.

The Nature of God’s Patience

Exodus 34:6  – ________________

1 Timothy 1:16 – __________

The Working of God’s Patience

Romans 9:22-23 – God’s patience is extended to unbelievers to


2 Peter 3:15 – God’s patience is given to us to led us to ___________

1 Peter 3:8-9 – God’s patience is to save as many as possible before His _____________

1 Corinthians 13:4a – Love is Patient

1 John 4:8 & 16 – God is Love

God’s patience is a patience based in love not weakness or fear or apathy.

We are not to presume on God’s patience.

Romans 2:4

God’s love and patience is meant to bring us to repentance, not to enable us to continue to sin.

God’s desires is to save not judge, but if we see His patience as weakness or see it as Him not being really serious about sin than we will face His judgment.

Let God’s patience lead you to repentance and obedience.


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