Faith and Inspiration

2021 - A New Year, A New Hope

Posted by Marshall Girtman on

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. - 2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV Starting a new year provides a time of reflection on the past, and hope for the future. This is particularly true based on all of the events and circumstances 2020 brought to us. As with other years, 2020 brought it's own sets of highs and lows. The coronavirus pandemic has affected the way of life for many societies. This virus has led to the illness and death of countless people. This virus has...

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Christmas Hope Found in a Child

Posted by Marshall Girtman on

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. - Isaiah 9:6 NKJV Isaiah prophesied about the birth of Jesus roughly seven-hundred years before it happened,during the period of Bablyonian captivity of the Israelites. These prophecies gave the Jewish people hope during this dark period of their history. This hope was found in the coming Messiah. Fast forward nearly eight centuries later and this divine prophecy came to pass. Jesus was born to...

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Fear is a Liar!

Posted by Marshall Girtman on

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love. - 1John 4:18 NASB There is a popular song by Zach Williams, entitled Fear is a Liar. Throughout that song, Zach mentions numerous lies the enemy tells us during our lives. Whether we are told we aren't good enough, we aren't loved, we don't fit in, or we don't have a real home, these are all lies! Many of us are fearful and anxious these days. The coronavirus pandemic has rocked the security most of us lived...

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Here Am I, Send Me

Posted by Marshall Girtman on

Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” – Isaiah 6:8 NASB Isaiah had a vision of being carried into the throne room of heaven. There he saw the Lord sitting on a throne. Angels stood above Him and worshiped Him continually. Upon seeing this, Isaiah feared he would die immediately for seeing God Himself. Isaiah, however, did not die then. Rather, one of the angels brought a burning coal from the altar of the Lord and touched Isaiah’s mouth with...

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Not Ashamed

Posted by Dobie on

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. - Romans 1:16 NASB The apostle Paul was previously known as Saul, the persecutor of Christians. He was raised and trained as a Pharisee, a strict religious sect within Judaism. Saul was involved in the stoning death of Stephen, a follower of Jesus Christ. Saul went on to seek more Christians to persecute and kill for their faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ. To put it succinctly, Saul was...

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