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Welcome to Easter at North Valley

Welcome to Easter at North Valley   We are so excited to open our doors to the community at large to two services on Easter morning! This will be the first Sunday morning services ever conducted on this property! We’ve been working really hard to renovate and clean up our newly purchased fixer upper campus. It’s going to be a special day!   We hop...

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Special Needs for North Valley from Pastor Ryan

North Valley Community Church is preparing to move to the campus. Lord willing, we will be on the campus by Easter Sunday 2017. We need your help to prepare and get ready for the move. Please see our list of immediate needs and donation needs for the church. ...

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MEN SERVE YOUR WIFE: SPIRITUALLY

Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered. –I Peter 3:7 ESV The Bible tells us that your wife is a co-heir of Christ and of the grace of life! What does that mean? It means that she is in no way inferio...

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MEN SERVE YOUR WIFE: EMOTIONALLY

God’s Word exhorts the Christian husband to serve his Christian spouse. God doesn’t command unbelievers to do anything beside believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, but for the Christian husband, there is a high calling to serve his Christian wife. It’s his number one responsibility towards God. His reputation as Christian depends on it. His prayer life will d...

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MEN SERVE YOUR WIFE: PHYSICALLY

Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel….—I Peter 3:7 ESV To live with your wife in an understanding way is both an art and a science. That makes you and me students of our wives, if we are any good as husbands. “To show honor” as we have learned means to designate, assign o...

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MEN SERVE YOUR WIFE

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: 1 Peter 4:10 ESV Over the next two weeks in this small blog series… Husbands will learn… How to better serve your wife emotionally How to better serve your wife spiritually How to better serve your wife physically Wives will learn… ...

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Stand Strong in Dark Times

When I heard the news of the great tragedy in Orlando, “Again?” I thought. “Another mass shooting?” Really? This one is said to be the worst in American history! There are 50 dead and 53 wounded. It was an egregious act of evil....

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Serve Your Wife Spiritually

The Bible tells us that your wife is a co-heir of Christ and of the grace of life! What does that mean? It means that she is in no way inferior to you, less than you, not as important or as valuable as you are to God....

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Serve Your Wife Physically

To live with your wife in an understanding way is both an art and a science. That makes you and me students of our wives, if we are any good as husbands. “To show honor” as we have learned means to designate, assign or to count as precious, which means treating her as the person with the highest priority in life....

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Serve Your Wife Emotionally

God’s Word exhorts the Christian husband to serve his Christian spouse. God doesn’t command unbelievers to do anything beside believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, but for the Christian husband, there is a high calling to serve his Christian wife. It’s his number one responsibility towards God. His reputation as Christian depends on it. His prayer life will diminish as a...

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How to Serve Your Spouse

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....

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Stable and Unstable Faith

James says, that when we doubt God, we are unstable. The writer of Hebrews says that it’s impossible to please God if you doubt him. (Heb 11:6). This doesn’t mean that we can never ask questions or struggle with disbelief something in scripture. James is not asking us to check our brains at the door before we try to worship God, but rather he is telling us it’s we wi...

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Rock Tumblers and Results

James says.. “let steadfastness have it’s full effect” This is an exhortation to trust and submit to God’s work in through you. Our heavenly father, wants us to the see the full-effect of what these trials are producing....

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North Valley Honey, Hot Wax and Holiness

James says holiness is a process. The phrase “testing of your faith” literally means a refinement process. It’s a rare phrase that is used only once in the NT (I Pet 1:7) and twice in the OT.(Ps 12:6, Prv 27:21). The idea is that holiness is a refinement process....

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Trials are Like the Potholes in Arkansas

James tells us to expect trials. He doesn’t tell us to go looking for them, but tells how to think and respond in the midst of them. The phrase “when you meet” literally can translated as “when you fall into trials.” ...

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Mountain Top Thinking of Joy

To “Count it all Joy” I think we must take this to mean we need perspective. We need to not simply see the present pain and trial, but we must see our circumstances from a supernatural perspective, and eternal perspective. ...

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Re-thinking Joy

2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, - James 1:2, ESV When I first read this passage, I was perplexed. I was wondering how could I do this? I’ve discovered in my studies that If I understand joy simply as a feeling, I will not be able to find the joy that James speaks of; but James here in the text doesn’t command me to feel a certai...

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5 Conversation Starters to Share Faith with Teen Students

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...

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Catechism for Kids

  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, bu...

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Say Yes to God

"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 world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is 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...

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Who is our neighbor?

  “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 s...

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When You're Hurting - A Song from Pastor Ian

I am so grateful for this song! Ian, my partner in ministry and our worship pastor, took a real life story from my family’s own foster care experience, wrote a song based on it, and performed it live on Saturday to more than 200 people. It was a truly a touching moment for us all who were present. I had not heard this song until that moment. It blessed us all. Alth...

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