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Zechariah and Elizabeth – Authentic Faith

Luke’s gospel begins with an introduction to an older, godly couple – Zechariah and Elizabeth. They are drawn in to the nativity story and included in the wonder of God’s redemption plan for humanity. But God’s timing is also perfect for them as individuals – in a way which is forever beyond their understanding. God is Sovereign and over all, and yet in His majesty He is still a relational God, and our loving Heavenly Father.

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Lydia of Thyatira

Lydia of Thyatira is known by her profession as a successful, businesswoman. But her character is revealed in her actions, she is a woman who is seeking God and has her priorities right. Lydia, figuratively, opens the door of her heart to receive the good news of the gospel. At the same time, she, literally, opens the door of her home. She is willing to offer hospitality and invites the apostle Paul, and his travelling companions, to come and stay at her house.

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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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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 using the might of their army to re-establish their power in the North of the country. So how does Jael fit into this story?

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