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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 3/20/2022

Sunday Sermon 3/20/2022


Oppression and the Old Nature and How to Overcome Them


Oppression: unjust or cruel exercise of authority or power; a sense of being weighed down in body or mind


Oppression in the World


Old Nature – Romans 7:5


In Ecclesiastes 4:1-16 Solomon discusses oppression and the sinful things that come out of our old nature.


____________: Verses 1-3


Oppression comes from many directions


The source of all oppressions is Satan – Matthew 4:24


The Solution – Luke 4:18-19

Matthew 10:28

Philippians 4:13

1 John 3:19-20


Things that Flow from the ____________: Verses 4-16


Verses 4-8: Rivalry and Idleness

Ephesians 4:28

2 Thessalonians 3:11-12

Luke 12:20


Verses 9-12: Loneliness


Verses 13-16: Popularity and Position


John 16:33

We will face oppression in this world

We will have to overcome our old nature

Jesus has overcome everything

Jesus offers us His victory


Will you surrender your life to Jesus a Savior and Lord?

Oppression and the Old Nature and How to Overcome Them 

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