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
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Dear North Valley Family and Friends, We hope you enjoyed our services this Sunday, whether you listened in online or you joined us in person on our campus. As we discussed in our previous e-mails and during our Sunday services, Ephesians 5:15-16, 2 Timothy 1:7, and I Peter 3:15 have been key verses in guiding our prayers and decisions about public gatherings at North Valley. We also discussed that this is a constantly evolving situation and we would continue to monitor the guidelines and recommendations as they were updated. ...
Last night as my wife and I left Neighborhood Group, we couldn’t help but realize the great fear and concern that many of you and others in our state and country are experiencing concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19). It’s on everyone’s minds, it’s all over the media, and the topic of conversations just about everywhere. ...
COVID-19 – Pastor Ryan Update #2 Dear North Valley Friends and Family, I have spent the day in on the phone and in meetings with state health advisors from the Governor’s office, officials from the Department of Health Services, the Superintendent of DVUSD, our staff and elder team, key volunteers, and most importanly with our Lord Jesus Christ in prayer....
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
Nine months before our Savior’s birth, an angel appeared to a young Jewish girl, Mary, whom Scripture describes as a virgin, engaged to a man named Joseph. Prior to that angelic visit, Mary must have felt great excitement as she anticipated her marriage. ...Keep Reading
It is pure speculation to assert these were the last words of Christ before He became a baby in the womb of Mary. But they may have been! ...Keep Reading
By the time that Mary gave birth, hope in God’s promises for forgiveness and deliverance from the empire had reached a fever pitch. Some were looking for a beneficent dictator. Others expected a high-profile miracle worker. Others hoped that a famous prophet like Elijah had come with a spectacular message....Keep Reading
That first Christmas; all eyes were on Augustus, the cynical Caesar who demanded a census so as to determine a measurement to increase taxes even further. At that time who was interested in a young couple making an eighty-mile trip south from Nazareth? ...Keep Reading