December’s “Encouraging Word”

December’s “Encouraging Word”

by Tony Cooper, Executive Director (for Birmingham Christian Family magazine) WHAT ABOUT FAITH? What is faith and how important is it?  The dictionary defines faith as confidence or trust in a person or thing.  A Biblical definition is found in Hebrews 11:1, “Now...
November’s “Encouraging Word”

November’s “Encouraging Word”

by Tony Cooper, Executive Director (for Birmingham Christian Family magazine) LISTENING TO GOD’S CALL It is amazing that Almighty God would call us to Himself to receive His salvation and to share in His blessing.  To me, God’s call is threefold:  a call to salvation,...
November’s “Encouraging Word”

October’s “Encouraging Word”

by Tony Cooper, Executive Director (for Birmingham Christian Family magazine) WHAT ABOUT SIN? Sin is not a popular topic these days and is something that we do not think about much.  It is defined as transgression.  I John 3:4 says, “Everyone who sins breaks the...
November’s “Encouraging Word”

August’s “Encouraging Word”

by Tony Cooper, Executive Director (for Birmingham Christian Family magazine) DYING TO LIVE You may have heard the saying, “prior to a resurrection, there has to be a crucifixion.”  In other words, if you want a new life you will need to leave the old one behind.  One...