Day 6 - 40 Days of Outreach. Luke 10:3 ESV Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves...Keep Reading
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I can only imagine what joy the wise men felt when brought their gifts to Christ. Joy, joy inexpressible, likely filled their hearts. Matthew records that three gifts were given. This is where many have concluded the number of wise men. The Bible doesn’t tell us how many wise men were actually present, but it does give us a clear description of three gifts that these wise men offered....
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 experienced at the first Christmas....
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. ...
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....
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....
Day 5 - 40 Days of Outreach. 1 Corinthians 12:4 NASB Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit....Keep Reading
Day 4 - 40 Days of Outreach. Philippians 1:6 NASB For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus....Keep Reading
Day 3 - 40 Days of Outreach. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 NASB Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing. Christian Conduct...Keep Reading
Day 2- 40 Days of Outreach. Ephesians 2:10 NASB. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them....Keep Reading
Day 1 - 40 Days of Outreach. Matthew 20:28 ESV even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Jesus Heals Two Blind Men ...Keep Reading
As a former youth pastor, and currently as the lead pastor of a new church that meets in a high school, I increasingly realize the importance of engaging in ministry to students. We are excited to support and send out church members to team up with Young Life to reach out to students by sharing and showing the Love of Christ to them. Of course, in order to engage in mi...Keep Reading
Throughout the week, over breakfast, we try to engage and encourage our kids' faith in Christ. They are young but smart enough to learn deeper truths of the gospel. Below is a guide that I have developed from the Westminster Shorter Catechism that I have found to be helpful in my home for my kids and their stage of life. It is not exhaustive by any means, but I hope thi...Keep Reading
"Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the worldthe desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of lifeis not from the Father but is from the world." - (1 John 2:15-16) Recently, I read an incredible book given to me by a dear friend and church member of our...Keep Reading
"Quite simply, there are no limits: our neighbor is defined very widely, and it does not matter if she is merely poor, nor destitute, nor that he is of questionable morals, nor even that the neighbor in need brought his condition upon himself through poor decisions." -Jonathan Edwards, 18th Century Theologian Last Sunday, we continued in our UNITED series from the boo...Keep Reading