Bible Study

The Prophetess, Anna Daughter of Phanuel

Following Jesus’ birth Mary and Joseph travel, the short distance from Bethlehem, to attend the Temple in Jerusalem. A new mother was required to go to the Temple, forty days after the birth of a son, to offer a sacrifice for her purification . The firstborn of any children were also, as prescribed by the law of Moses, presented at the Temple and dedicated to serve the Lord. Jesus’ parents are following these requirements and it is there in the Temple courts that Anna, Daughter of Phanuel, is drawn into the event.

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Bible Study

Three Inspirational Qualities of Abigail

Even in a different time and culture we can still see the inspirational qualities of Abigail in the Bible. She was willing to use her voice for the benefit of others. Abigail took a risk to diffuse a volatile situation, and used everything she had to divert danger. She revealed herself to be a courageous, and prudent, woman of faith. Her story has the power to speak truth into our lives today.

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Who was Jael in the Bible?

In the book of Judges Chapter 4 & 5, we find the story of exactly who was Jael in the Bible. The Israelites, for over twenty years, had been oppressed by the Canaanites, led by king Jabin. The commander of Jabin’s army was Sisera, and he had a significant military advantage over Israel as he had nine hundred chariots. The Canaanites’ were trying to re-establish their power in the North of the country.

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Bible Study

Who was Tabitha in the Bible?

Who was Tabitha in the Bible? Her story is found in the book of Acts, at the time when persecution had caused the early church to scatter out from Jerusalem into the surrounding areas. The apostle Peter was travelling, about the countryside, visiting the scattered believers in the different towns and villages to encourage them in the faith. This enabled Peter to come to the rescue of Tabitha and her friends, he was in the right place and at the right time.

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Christian Living

Faith Comes by Hearing

My son is visiting from Northern Ireland this week, which is a real blessing, as we don’t see enough of him. It is his birthday at the end of the month, so I have a gift ready for him. He will be pleased to receive a gift, but the only way for him to be really blessed, is for him to open it and to make good use of what we have given him. What a waste it would be if he took the gift and put it away somewhere without ever opening it!

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