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
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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. ...
Over the next seven days, North Valley’s prayer team will be praying for you and your marriage. Each day you will receive a special devotional that will help you serve and better understand your spouse. In this series, you will learn how to serve your spouse in three keys areas of his/her life....
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
We don’t have the insight to find the right path, nor the inner power to walk it. That’s why Jesus’s disciple Thomas admitted that he didn’t know the way, even though he was close to the Master. ...Keep Reading
Unrecognized. Unseen. Undiscovered. Nobody knows. Nobody sees. Nobody cares. As long as there is plenty of food, lots of cheer, a plethora of tinsel, and a cornucopia of gifts, everyone’s happy. Jesus? Who’s that?...Keep Reading
Scripture: "And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, Are by no means least among the leaders of Judah; for out of you shall come forth a Ruler Who will shepherd My people Israel." Matthew 2:6, NASB Consider: Embedded in the memory of many of us who regularly celebrate Christmas is Matthew's quotation of Micah 5:2. "And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, Are by no means least among ...Keep Reading
To fully cherish Christ this Advent season, we must first understand God’s motive in giving his son to us! This answer can be found in the familiar and most famous verse in our Bible. John 3:16 says… “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only son...” ...Keep Reading
No prince or president could out-politic him, nor pompous military power subdues him, it's Christ’s call. He can carry upon his shoulders the weight of the sin of the world. He is surely able to carry our daily burdens. What good news!...Keep Reading
Have you trusted in unwise counsel? The Lord is inviting you to call upon him today for a fresh sense of his power and presence through the Holy Spirit, who serves as your counselor. James 1:5 is God’s guarantee for you ...Keep Reading
USA Today, did a special on Gertrude Weaver. She was born in 1898, making her the oldest woman in the world. She is from the good ole south, Arkansas. At 117 years old you could say she watched the world change. She was alive before there was the Ford automobile, she was alive before there was a Hitler or a man on the moon. She was there to see the world change. Think abou...Keep Reading
Isaiah foretold of the Messiah coming as a King David’s descendant. This would mean that Christ comes from royalty and in the line of a rightful King! The birth of Jesus would fulfill God’s redemptive plan for humanity. Jesus as the Messiah would establish a Kingdom like as an empire of God’s grace. ...Keep Reading