Luke is mentioned three times in the New Testament, each time by his close friend Paul. Scholars have noted the amount of medical language used in Luke-Acts as an indicator that Dr. Luke was the author. Paul refers to Luke in Philemon 24 as his “fellow worker.” Luke spent lots of time traveling and laboring side-by-side with Paul in the work of the gospel....Keep Reading
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She came to our church as an energetic young lady that all would say is “ready to blaze her own path!” Independent and strong! Aliviah was definitely seeking more in her life but not quite sure how to put her finger on exactly what was missing. ...
The storyline of Ruth goes from a funeral to a wedding both practically and emotionally. Ruth, which is one of the best-written short stories of all time, concludes with scenes of God’s hand of providential blessing resting upon Boaz, his lovely bride, Ruth, and her mother-in-law, Naomi. ...
Indeed, Boaz shines forth here as a strong, bold, wise, and shrewd redeemer. He was clearly a man of action who made a promise to Ruth, headed immediately into town, called a court meeting to session, invited the unnamed man to sit down and make a decision on the spot, and in a short period, obeyed the law and redeemed Ruth as he led and everyone gladly followed him....
Luke’s massive investigation that culminated in his gospel was motivated by his concern for a man named Theophilus and others like him. This friend was possibly not yet a Christian, but wanted to know the truth about Jesus....Keep Reading
There is a seemingly insatiable appetite for books, movies, and television shows in which someone with a keen mind is on the hunt to find the truth about an important event....Keep Reading
When Andy learned the staff and Elders nominated him to be an Elder, they asked what he most looked forward to as a part of the team, He answered, “Simply put, serving my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by serving the church.”...Keep Reading
Ever think about how giving is not so much about something we do, but rather something we are? In the Bible generosity is something that characterizes the early church Christians! Being generous wasn’t something they did, it was something they were!...Keep Reading
Pastor Ryan, is calling this one of the most important messages of this year, because of the great opportunity and great need to reach the next generation for Christ in the North Valley of Phoenix! ...Keep Reading
Meet David and Rima Torres, members of North Valley. Their marriage went through a 7-year struggle. David’s job took him out of state every week and Rima was caring for ailing parents. They admit God and their marriage was not a high priority....Keep Reading
Jayson and Carmen Palaus became foster parents in September 2013. “A huge need for foster families exists,” they said. “Our mindset was: attempt to fill that need. If a child was placed that needed permanency we would consider it.” ...Keep Reading
When asked what he wished to share with the congregation Bill had no hesitation in stating, “Grace is too good a thing to keep to ourselves. People need the body of Christ. No one should go through life alone.” North Valley Community Church is here to meet that exact need. ...Keep Reading
Leslie describes some of her feelings before Christ as ‘guilt, shame, loneliness.’ At one point, she had all the world could offer yet still felt empty and powerless. God is truly amazing in meeting us right where we are at our lowest point and inviting us into a personal relationship with Him through His Son Jesus Christ. Leslie’s magnificent story of overcoming ...Keep Reading