Continue to Learn About God’s Plans for the Future

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Hello North Valley friends and family,

It’s been an exciting three weeks at North Valley!  On Easter Sunday, we kicked off a new message series called “Clarity in the Crisis.”  We celebrated not only the resurrection of Jesus, but His promised return as well! 

In this series, I sought to provide a Biblical perspective on the end of times.  On Sunday, May 1st we wrapped up the series, but that doesn’t mean we have to wrap up our learning.  I would like to urge you to continue studying.

Many of you have inquired about additional information and resources.  While I always want to encourage you to dig into God’s word more, I do know the benefit of reading books.  As a pastor, I want to help you grow in your faith and leadership as a Christian -- I believe leaders are readers.  God has called us to make a difference, although to do so, we need to have a strong insight on God’s purposes and plans for life.  This gives hope not only for today, but for the future as well.  

Below is a list of print, audio, and visual resources that I think you will find helpful.  While this list is not comprehensive, it is a great start for deeper learning. 

  1. Billy Graham, Approaching Hoofbeats: Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Word Books 1984)
  2. Brent Miller Jr., The Coming Convergence, 2017 Documentary
  3. Brent Miller Jr., Before the Wrath, 2020 Documentary
  4. Charles Swindoll and John F. Walvoord, ‘Til His Kingdom Comes: Living in the Last Days (IFL Publishing House 2007)
  5. David Jeremiah, The Book of Signs: 31 Undeniable Prophesies of the Apocalypse (Thomas Nelson 2019)
  6. John Phillips, Exploring the Future: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical Prophecy (Kregel Publications 2003)
  7. John Walvoord and Roy Zuck, The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty (Victor Books 1983)
  8. (Moody Publishers 2015)
  9. John MacArthur’s free online resources on Eschatology at Grace to You: Unleashing God’s Trust, One Verse at a Time, Click here.
  10. Mark Hitchcock, The End (Tyndale House Publishers 2018)
  11. Mark Hitchcock, Who Is the Antichrist? (Harvest House Publishers 2011)
  12. Thomas Ice, The Rapture in History and Prophecy, Rapture Ready, March 1, 2017
  13. Ryan Rice, Living in the Last Days, Sermon Series, 2020, Click here.
  14. Ryan Rice, Clarity in the Crisis, Sermon Series 2022, Click here
  15. Thomas Constable, Dallas Seminary Professor, has free online commentaries at Plano Bible Chapel, Sonic Light, Click here.