Pleasant Valley Assembly of God



 At Pleasant Valley Assembly of God:

     We believe in the importance of living with a "heart for Christ", and our goal is to witness of God's saving grace and love.  We hope enforce the importance of allowing God to have providence in our every day lives, and this approach to daily living allows us to do God's will.

     We strive to offer Bible-based principles through our worship services and group bible studies.  Through our ministries, we hope to teach the importance of keeping God first and developing a deeply personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

      • Live a life transformed by God's grace
      • Discover unlimitless strength
      • Gain wisdom for vibrant, healthy relationships
      • Understand the value of service
      • Free yourself from sin, addiction, and abuse
      • Realize the glory of God's ultimate plan




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What Is in a Name?

Read Daniel 1:1 through 2:49; 1 Peter 2:1–25

According to Social Security statistics from May 2014, the most popular names in the United States for boys were Noah, Liam, Jacob, and Mason. The top four girls’ names were Sophia, Emma, Olivia, and Isabella. Parents choose a child’s name for many reasons, such as its meaning, family significance, and the sound of it.

Many biblical characters had “el” (Daniel, Joel) or “ah” (Isaiah, Jeremiah) in their names, referencing God. Jewish parents understood the significance of those names and hoped their boys would reflect God. When the Babylonian empire took captives from Israel around 590 BC, they changed some young men’s names to reflect their gods instead of honoring the God of Israel.

The chief official gave them new names: to Daniel, the name Belteshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abednego (Daniel 1:7).

No matter what name you are given or remembered by, your character is what truly makes you stand out. Let your actions show whom you serve.

Prayer Suggestion: Father, regardless of the names we are given, may we honor You in all we do.

Quicklook: Daniel 1:3–7

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