Faith and Inspiration — Faith

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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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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No Spirit of Fear Here

Posted by Dobie on

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." - 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV The apostle Paul used his letters to Timothy to provide encouragement for the young pastor to stand firm in his faith, particularly in times of persecution. This same encouragement applies to believers today. Throughout church history, there have been various forms of persecution to the Christian faith. This began with the arrest, flogging, and crucifixion of Jesus Christ Himself. The persecution then continued with the murder of eleven of the twelve apostles. This persecution...

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