Every Christmas, cards start arriving in the mailbox and songs echo at the mall with the word “Immanuel.” But what does that mean?...Keep Reading
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Scripture has much to say regarding the poor. There are both righteous and unrighteous poor people. The righteous poor include those who are widows (like Ruth and Naomi), orphans, sick, elderly, immigrants, and hard-working people who struggle to make ends meet, even such as our Lord Jesus. The unrighteous poor include those who are poor because of sin such as laziness, drunkenness, and foolish spending, as illustrated throughout Proverbs. ...
The timeless book of Ruth is timelier than ever. For the first time in U.S. history, the majority of adults are single. The same is true in many other nations around the world. As anyone seeking a mate can testify, finding a safe person is perhaps more difficult than ever. ...
Perhaps the women were sitting together and weeping loudly at the thought of adding the loss of their close friendship upon their already devastated lives as Naomi continues to persuade her daughters-in-law to return to their families in Moab rather than journey with her for an uncertain future in Bethlehem. Orpah chose the ordinary course of reasonable action and returned to her home in hopes of perhaps again falling in love, remarrying, and starting her life over. ...
Mary has two options in light of all that has happened in her life. She can either give in to anxiety, or she can focus on history: What has God done?...Keep Reading
One of the lessons we learn from Mary’s example is to replace worry with worship. It’s okay to be concerned about your life, and to make plans for your future. But Jesus says do not worry (Matt. 6:25...Keep Reading
Song is a means of enjoying, honoring, recognizing, and proclaiming God. Human beings were made to sing...Keep Reading
Unmarried. Poor. Young. Pregnant with God. Mary has a lot to worry about. Rather than worrying, however, we find her worshipping in Luke 1:46...Keep Reading
Every man and woman should aspire to have faith like Mary’s. By the grace of God, we should aspire to love God, trust God, and serve Jesus like she did. We should long to have the same kind of heartfelt devotion and affection for Jesus as she did. ...Keep Reading
The Scriptures are all about Jesus, and we learn ten things about Jesus from the angel Gabriel’s announcement of His birth....Keep Reading
God’s Grace FREE’S, heals and renews. Todd and Jeri Kehoe’s story reflects God’s liberating power of Grace. Come this Sunday to hear more! This heartfelt story shows how God’s Grace FREE’s and restores lives!...Keep Reading
Damond knew something was missing. He was not regularly attending North Valley at the time, but later decided he needed to come back and check it out. Soon he found himself coming more and more regularly. He slowly started being interested in learning more about the life of Christ and the Christian message. It’s was all so new to him....Keep Reading