Pastor Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor began serving as pastor of Lakeshore Bible Church in March 2007. Prior to serving as pastor of Lakeshore he was pastor of Cornerstone Bible Church, McDonough, GA. He served the Church of God General Conference and Atlanta Bible College, Morrow, GA, as Director of Communications and Technology Director as well as a teaching faculty member from 1999-2005.

 

Pastor Taylor has nearly 30 years of pastoral experience having served churches in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Georgia prior to moving to Arizona.

 

Steve and Jill (Anger) Taylor have been married since 1976 and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.

 

As well as pastoral ministry and theology, Steve has a background in data cabling, commercial telephone system installation and service, commerical and residential security and audio/video installation, media production, and writing.


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Pastor's Corner
Written by Pastor Steve Taylor   
Thanks for stopping by The Pastor's Corner! I'd like to make you aware of some resources that can be a help to you in the adventure of following Christ.

First of all, I regularly write several blogs. Here are the links:






I am also a published author, with my first book available as both an e-book and paperback print:


More books will be following; in particular, The Truth Revolution. Stay tuned!

Thanks again for visiting The Pastor's Corner. I hope these resources will be a help and blessing to you.
 

Recent Daily Devotions

May 16, 2018

Few things generate as much anxiety as opposition. Someone is at odds with you, whether because of jealousy, resentment, or unseen spiritual warfare. Regardless of the cause or source, it stings and stirs up unpleasant emotions."Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, For my soul takes refuge in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge Until destruction passes by. I will cry to God Most High, To God who accomplishes all things for me. He will send from heaven and save me; He reproaches him who tramples upon me." (Psalm 57.1-3)David was being hunted down like an animal by King Saul. He sought and found refuge in a cave, but there was the ever-present risk of being discovered and killed. But, he was not given to despair. His confidence was in "God who accomplishes all things for me."Such can be our confidence. God is working on our behalf, with our best interests in mind. Maybe not as we wish, but as He sees best. And He DOES see best. Our ways are not always His ways (Isaiah 55.8). We're prone to short-sightedness, whereas He sees and works according to the big picture. What He accomplishes is consistent with a view of the kingdom of God, and not the fleeting, fickle kingdom of this age.Facing opposition from time to time is inevitable, but need not be defeating. God accomplishes all things for us. He hides us in the shadow of His wings. He delivers. As such, this also is our song of praise and thanks:"I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations. For Your lovingkindness is great to the heavens And Your truth to the clouds." (Psalm 57.9-10)SteveMy other blogshttp://thetruthrevolution.wordpress.com/  https://kingdomdreamer.blogspot.com/Amazon ebookhttp://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FQ1Q9GWAmazon paperbackhttps://www.createspace.com/4500045Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/azstevetaylor/YouTube video channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxND_ZsDdWXURp9rg88YY7g [Read More]

May 15, 2018

"We gain the strength of the temptation we resist." Ralph Waldo Emerson.To yield to temptation is to be mastered by it; to resist is to become master over it. Problem is, it's far easier to yield than resist.There is much to learn from the temptation of Jesus. The devil sought to lure Him according to His perceived greatest weakness: bread after fasting, kingdom power at the wrong time and from the wrong source, reckless use of divine protection. In each temptation, Jesus skillfully brought pertinent Scripture to bear to resist temptation; even when Satan himself quoted Scripture! (Luke 4.10-11)The three biblical responses of Jesus are temptation safeguards:  "It is written, 'man shall not live on bread alone' ... It is written, 'you shall worship the LORD your God and serve him only' ... It is said, 'you shall not put the LORD your God to the test.'" (Luke 4.4,8,12)Resist the temptation to indulge various appetites. Keep your Father central. Yield always to Him, rather than place expectations upon Him. Above all, so immerse yourself in Scripture that it becomes your defense in the face of temptation. "Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You." (Psalm 119.11)Temptation is an ever-present reality in a fallen world. The enemy is adept at bringing it to bear on our greatest weakness. But, our assurance is this: "No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it." (1 Corinthians 10.13)SteveMy other blogshttp://thetruthrevolution.wordpress.com/  https://kingdomdreamer.blogspot.com/Amazon ebookhttp://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FQ1Q9GWAmazon paperbackhttps://www.createspace.com/4500045Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/azstevetaylor/YouTube video channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxND_ZsDdWXURp9rg88YY7g [Read More]

May 9, 2018

Tears in a bottle. That's a descriptive phrase."You have taken account of my wanderings; Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your book?" (Psalm 56.8)David's sorrows and tears had not been forgotten. Confident in God's awareness and concern, he could say: "In God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid. What can mere man do to me?" (Psalm 56.4)We each have some idea as to the container size needed if our tears were placed in a bottle. Fact is, God knows. He is aware and involved. And, He has a plan that extends well beyond preserving those tears in bottles forever.  "He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away." (Revelation 21.4)  No more tears in a bottle. No more tears at all.Everyone sheds at least a few tears. Tears characterize life in a fallen world. Look through the tears and you will see a joyous new world that will far surpass the sadness of this age. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!SteveMy other blogshttp://thetruthrevolution.wordpress.com/  https://kingdomdreamer.blogspot.com/Amazon ebookhttp://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FQ1Q9GWAmazon paperbackhttps://www.createspace.com/4500045Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/azstevetaylor/YouTube video channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxND_ZsDdWXURp9rg88YY7g [Read More]

May 8, 2018

Why would anyone want less than the best? But that's exactly what sin does: it robs us of less than the best God has for us."Thus says the Lord God of Israel, 'It is I who anointed you king over Israel and it is I who delivered you from the hand of Saul. I also gave you your master's house and your master's wives into your care, and I gave you the house of Israel and Judah; and if that had been too little, I would have added to you many more things like these! Why have you despised the word of the Lord by doing evil in His sight?" (2 Samuel 12.7-9)David was confronted, and his notorious sin of adultery and murder were exposed. God's displeasure and disappointment are clearly evidenced in His words to David through Nathan the prophet. God had anointed him king, protected him, provided for him, and would have graciously added much more. But, sin had derailed David's progress, and left him with paralyzing consequences. For the rest of his life, he was destined for less than the best.Sin is defined as "missing the mark." It's not only missing the mark of God's expectations, but missing the mark of God's best for our lives. It's a detour on the kingdom journey; a meaningless side trip away the scenic beauty of the trip God has planned for us. Confessed sin can be forgiven (1 John 2.1-2), but there are consequences. For David the penalty was that "the sword shall never depart from your house" (2 Samuel 12.10).No one gets it completely right in life. Sin is a fact and a reality. But, understanding that God has a generous path for our lives, and that sin detours us from that path, gives incentive and perspective in battling the sin "which so easily entangles us" (Hebrews 12.1)Why settle for less than God's best?SteveMy other blogshttp://thetruthrevolution.wordpress.com/  https://kingdomdreamer.blogspot.com/Amazon ebookhttp://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FQ1Q9GWAmazon paperbackhttps://www.createspace.com/4500045Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/azstevetaylor/YouTube video channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxND_ZsDdWXURp9rg88YY7g [Read More]

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