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 faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of…

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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, sanctification, and service. The call to salvation was…

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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 [God’s] law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.”  James…

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September’s “Encouraging Word”

  by Tony Cooper, Executive Director (for Birmingham Christian Family magazine) MOVING BEYOND SELF   Given our fallen nature we have an inclination to sin. Our biggest sin is selfishness, or worshiping the self, instead of God.  The Bible says I, Deuteronomy 6:13 to worship God only, while Psalm 2:11 tells us to do so…

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June’s “Encouraging Word”

  by Tony Cooper, Executive Director (for Birmingham Christian Family magazine) BEING THE BODY OF CHRIST   Referring to born again believers, I Corinthians 12:27 says, “Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it.”  I Corinthians 6:19-20 says, “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit…

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Downtown Jimmie Hale Mission, Inc. is a Christian-based, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, which includes a homeless shelter for men, a shelter for women and children, after-school Bible clubs, recovery programs, and three learning centers. This charity is often misspelled Jimmy Hale Mission.

Contact us at
Jimmie Hale Mission, P.O. Box 10472, Birmingham, Alabama 35202, (205) 323-5878
Jimmie Hale Mission, Inc.