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
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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....
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
It is hard to turn on the news today and find peace and quiet in the Phoenix Valley. We are now the 5th largest city in the USA. Peace is something not only sought after from major cities of the world but for all mankind. We all long for peace, from major urban epicenters to rural run down villages peace is what we want. We want freedom from disturbance; we want quiet and...Keep Reading
Christmas begins within the triune God...Keep Reading