What is there to be joyful about on Christmas if your heart is overwhelmed with business? What is there to be joyful about if there is no family to share it? What is there to be joyful about if finances or health is failing? Steady yourself, Christian. The joy the Christ offers is not all limited by one’s circumstances. The joy that Christ offers you is that which was ex...Keep Reading
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Here is a list of resources that you may want to look to help you grow in your financial wisdom. Personally, I can tell you that my wife and I have gleaned great wisdom from many of these on the list. My prayer is that you look to God’s Word above all others and you experience the blessing of living in obedience to Him, no matter if you have a little or a lot. ...
So, your kid is going to high school; they are going to be the little fish in the big pond. Here’s a resource to help encourage and support your son or daughter to keep it F.R.E.S.H! This is a pep talk Pastor Ryan gave to his kids who were going into their freshman year of high school and was asked to share with other parents. ...
Serve one another humbly in love. – Galatians 5:13b...
How to Serve Your Husband Spiritually For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. ...
How to Serve your Husband Physically Do not deprive each other of sexual relations, unless you both agree to refrain from sexual intimacy for a limited time so you can give yourselves more completely to prayer. Afterward, you should come together again so that Satan won't be able to tempt you because of your lack of self-control. ...
It might sound crazy to leave your home in search of a king, but the wise men studied the stars and scriptures and then made a decision. They would travel a great distance to come and worship a newborn King. Their honesty is strikingly bold....Keep Reading
The wise men had very little fear. They ask questions because they are learners and not afraid of looking dumb. We have a saying at North Valley: the leaders are the learners. Learners ask questions. Matthew tells us that the wise men came to ask King Herod where the King of the Jews was. ...Keep Reading
he wise men were counselors and advisors to political leaders within the Roman Empire. These men studied astrology, dreams, sacred prophetic scriptures, and the arts of magic. At the time of the writing, Jesus had been born in the town of Bethlehem, during the reign of Herod the King....Keep Reading
We have looked at God’s Word over the last twenty days, and we've seen how prophecies made concerning the coming Messiah have been fulfilled. From the birth location to the virgin Mary to his very own name, we have seen promises made, and promises kept. God’s Word is true....Keep Reading
Herod tried to kill Jesus as a toddler. The rumor of a king being born in his small jurisdiction was too much. Yesterday we learned about his fear and fury. Today we learn about King Jesus’ reign forevermore....Keep Reading
Who are you angry at? Is your anger solving the problem? Why are you angry?...Keep Reading
Caesar Augustus was the adopted son of Julius Caesar. Augustus was born on September 23rd in 63 BC. He ruled as the Emperor of Rome for the first 14 years of Christ's life. He rose to power in time of great peace for this massive empire....Keep Reading
As a dad of three kids, I try my best, like most parents, to teach them to do what's right. My goal is to help them become independent of me and dependent upon God. ...Keep Reading
Luke’s gospel records that Caesar issued a decree that every resident within the Roman Empire should return to their home town to register and pay a special tax. Caesar Augustus issued this decree, but in truth, this decree had already been issued by God....Keep Reading