Monday, June 20, 2022, 07:01 am

Welcome to part 2 where we continue to look at women in the Bible with inspiring faith stories we can learn from.

If you have yet to read part (1) of this series, you can find in our blog series under the resources tab.

Grab a coffee.

#6. Anna

Anna was a prophetess and a widow who devoutly worshiped God with regular fasting and praying. Her brief story in the Bible is recorded in the New Testament book of Luke.

Now there was one, Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of great age and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity; and this woman was a widow [of about eighty-four years, who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day (Luke 2:36-37).

From her account, we can see that she wholly her life to be ministering before the Lord in the temple through fasting and prayer.

Also, not very many women in the Bible served as prophets. Anna is one of the handful who served as God's prophet in her time.

And coming in that instant she gave thanks to the Lord and spoke of Him to all those who looked for redemption in Jerusalem (Luke 2:38).

Anna was among the first people to instantly recognize Jesus, Israel’s awaited Savior and Messiah, when Mary and Joseph went to the temple with baby Jesus.

God rewarded her devotion and faithfulness with an encounter to behold the Messiah and Savior, Jesus Christ, something she was deeply grateful about. Her story shows that it's never in vain to serve God wholeheartedly. 

#7. Hannah

Hannah was the mother of Samuel.

According to her story in 1 Samuel, Hannah was barren for a long time. Her situation was made worse by her co-wife Peninnah who would constantly provoke her due to her childless state.

Hannah had to believe and pray without ceasing for God to give her a son. She prayed that if God granted her prayer, she would give and dedicate the child back to Him—which she did.

O Lord of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head (1 Samuel 1:11). 

Samuel would then become a great prophet in Israel. None of his words fell to the ground.

And God, in His faithfulness, gave Hannah more children.

Hannah's story is an encouragement to seek God and persevere in prayer. God, in His faithfulness, hears and fulfills our desires and requests.  

#8. Ruth 

Ruth was Naomi’s lovely daughter-in-law and a young widow. She was a Moabite who made a tough decision and pledge to follow Naomi back to Bethlehem out of love and loyalty when both their husbands died in Moab.

Her mother-in-law’s faith in God inspired her that she decided and committed that Naomi would be the God she would worship and obey.

She was later to encounter her would-be husband, Boaz, after accompanying her Jewish Mother-in-law to Bethlehem in an exciting love story in the book of Ruth in the Bible’s Old Testament.

Getting married to Boaz lifted her life and Naomi’s from the struggle of gleaning after harvesters what was left for the poor and the foreigner residing among Israelites.

What’s more, Ruth would play a massive role in the coming of Jesus Christ, Israel’s promised Messiah, by becoming an ancestor of David, who is in the family lineage of Jesus Christ in the book of Matthew, chapter 1.

Her story shows that God’s love goes beyond nationality and that God accepts anyone who’ll come to and obey Him.

#9. Esther 

Esther's story is remarkable for her faith and commitment to putting her life on the line to save the entire Jewish nation.

How, by faith, wisdom, and actions, as well as help and support from her uncle Mordecai Esther went on to save an entirely Jewish nation, and the lineage of Jesus Christ is a great learning point for believers in Jesus Christ.

In the book of Esther, chapters 8 and 9, we learn how a decision to step out in courage and obey meant the saving grace to many people, including an entire nation, even when things seem bleak and hopeless if you depend on and look to God.

#10. Abigail 

Abigail in the Bible stands out because of her wisdom and discretion. The Bible refers to her as a woman of good understanding and beautiful appearance in 1 Samuel 25.

When her husband, Nabal, refused to provide food and shelter to King David and his men, she thought and acted quickly by taking loads of food to David. She also made a powerful plea of mercy for her husband and household to King David and in the process offered counsel for him not to shed blood. David appreciated her wise counsel.

Then David said to Abigail: “Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet me! And blessed is your advice, and blessed are you, because you have kept me this day from coming to bloodshed and from avenging myself with my own hand. For indeed, as the Lord God of Israel lives, who has kept me back from hurting you, unless you had hurried and come to meet me, surely by morning light no males would have been left to Nabal!” So, David received from her hand what she had brought him, and said to her, “Go up in peace to your house. See, I have heeded your voice and respected your person. (1 Samuel 25: 32-35).  

Abigail’s character is an excellent example of how godly women can be humble, of good understanding, and act tactfully.

If you want to learn more about Faith in God, you're welcome to contact us at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


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Monday, June 20, 2022, 07:01 am

Welcome to part 2 where we continue to look at women in the Bible with inspiring faith stories we can learn from.

If you have yet to read part (1) of this series, you can find in our blog series under the resources tab.

Grab a coffee.

#6. Anna

Anna was a prophetess and a widow who devoutly worshiped God with regular fasting and praying. Her brief story in the Bible is recorded in the New Testament book of Luke.

Now there was one, Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of great age and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity; and this woman was a widow [of about eighty-four years, who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day (Luke 2:36-37).

From her account, we can see that she wholly her life to be ministering before the Lord in the temple through fasting and prayer.

Also, not very many women in the Bible served as prophets. Anna is one of the handful who served as God's prophet in her time.

And coming in that instant she gave thanks to the Lord and spoke of Him to all those who looked for redemption in Jerusalem (Luke 2:38).

Anna was among the first people to instantly recognize Jesus, Israel’s awaited Savior and Messiah, when Mary and Joseph went to the temple with baby Jesus.

God rewarded her devotion and faithfulness with an encounter to behold the Messiah and Savior, Jesus Christ, something she was deeply grateful about. Her story shows that it's never in vain to serve God wholeheartedly. 

#7. Hannah

Hannah was the mother of Samuel.

According to her story in 1 Samuel, Hannah was barren for a long time. Her situation was made worse by her co-wife Peninnah who would constantly provoke her due to her childless state.

Hannah had to believe and pray without ceasing for God to give her a son. She prayed that if God granted her prayer, she would give and dedicate the child back to Him—which she did.

O Lord of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head (1 Samuel 1:11). 

Samuel would then become a great prophet in Israel. None of his words fell to the ground.

And God, in His faithfulness, gave Hannah more children.

Hannah's story is an encouragement to seek God and persevere in prayer. God, in His faithfulness, hears and fulfills our desires and requests.  

#8. Ruth 

Ruth was Naomi’s lovely daughter-in-law and a young widow. She was a Moabite who made a tough decision and pledge to follow Naomi back to Bethlehem out of love and loyalty when both their husbands died in Moab.

Her mother-in-law’s faith in God inspired her that she decided and committed that Naomi would be the God she would worship and obey.

She was later to encounter her would-be husband, Boaz, after accompanying her Jewish Mother-in-law to Bethlehem in an exciting love story in the book of Ruth in the Bible’s Old Testament.

Getting married to Boaz lifted her life and Naomi’s from the struggle of gleaning after harvesters what was left for the poor and the foreigner residing among Israelites.

What’s more, Ruth would play a massive role in the coming of Jesus Christ, Israel’s promised Messiah, by becoming an ancestor of David, who is in the family lineage of Jesus Christ in the book of Matthew, chapter 1.

Her story shows that God’s love goes beyond nationality and that God accepts anyone who’ll come to and obey Him.

#9. Esther 

Esther's story is remarkable for her faith and commitment to putting her life on the line to save the entire Jewish nation.

How, by faith, wisdom, and actions, as well as help and support from her uncle Mordecai Esther went on to save an entirely Jewish nation, and the lineage of Jesus Christ is a great learning point for believers in Jesus Christ.

In the book of Esther, chapters 8 and 9, we learn how a decision to step out in courage and obey meant the saving grace to many people, including an entire nation, even when things seem bleak and hopeless if you depend on and look to God.

#10. Abigail 

Abigail in the Bible stands out because of her wisdom and discretion. The Bible refers to her as a woman of good understanding and beautiful appearance in 1 Samuel 25.

When her husband, Nabal, refused to provide food and shelter to King David and his men, she thought and acted quickly by taking loads of food to David. She also made a powerful plea of mercy for her husband and household to King David and in the process offered counsel for him not to shed blood. David appreciated her wise counsel.

Then David said to Abigail: “Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet me! And blessed is your advice, and blessed are you, because you have kept me this day from coming to bloodshed and from avenging myself with my own hand. For indeed, as the Lord God of Israel lives, who has kept me back from hurting you, unless you had hurried and come to meet me, surely by morning light no males would have been left to Nabal!” So, David received from her hand what she had brought him, and said to her, “Go up in peace to your house. See, I have heeded your voice and respected your person. (1 Samuel 25: 32-35).  

Abigail’s character is an excellent example of how godly women can be humble, of good understanding, and act tactfully.

If you want to learn more about Faith in God, you're welcome to contact us at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


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Monday, June 20, 2022, 07:01 am

Welcome to part 2 where we continue to look at women in the Bible with inspiring faith stories we can learn from.

If you have yet to read part (1) of this series, you can find in our blog series under the resources tab.

Grab a coffee.

#6. Anna

Anna was a prophetess and a widow who devoutly worshiped God with regular fasting and praying. Her brief story in the Bible is recorded in the New Testament book of Luke.

Now there was one, Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of great age and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity; and this woman was a widow [of about eighty-four years, who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day (Luke 2:36-37).

From her account, we can see that she wholly her life to be ministering before the Lord in the temple through fasting and prayer.

Also, not very many women in the Bible served as prophets. Anna is one of the handful who served as God's prophet in her time.

And coming in that instant she gave thanks to the Lord and spoke of Him to all those who looked for redemption in Jerusalem (Luke 2:38).

Anna was among the first people to instantly recognize Jesus, Israel’s awaited Savior and Messiah, when Mary and Joseph went to the temple with baby Jesus.

God rewarded her devotion and faithfulness with an encounter to behold the Messiah and Savior, Jesus Christ, something she was deeply grateful about. Her story shows that it's never in vain to serve God wholeheartedly. 

#7. Hannah

Hannah was the mother of Samuel.

According to her story in 1 Samuel, Hannah was barren for a long time. Her situation was made worse by her co-wife Peninnah who would constantly provoke her due to her childless state.

Hannah had to believe and pray without ceasing for God to give her a son. She prayed that if God granted her prayer, she would give and dedicate the child back to Him—which she did.

O Lord of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head (1 Samuel 1:11). 

Samuel would then become a great prophet in Israel. None of his words fell to the ground.

And God, in His faithfulness, gave Hannah more children.

Hannah's story is an encouragement to seek God and persevere in prayer. God, in His faithfulness, hears and fulfills our desires and requests.  

#8. Ruth 

Ruth was Naomi’s lovely daughter-in-law and a young widow. She was a Moabite who made a tough decision and pledge to follow Naomi back to Bethlehem out of love and loyalty when both their husbands died in Moab.

Her mother-in-law’s faith in God inspired her that she decided and committed that Naomi would be the God she would worship and obey.

She was later to encounter her would-be husband, Boaz, after accompanying her Jewish Mother-in-law to Bethlehem in an exciting love story in the book of Ruth in the Bible’s Old Testament.

Getting married to Boaz lifted her life and Naomi’s from the struggle of gleaning after harvesters what was left for the poor and the foreigner residing among Israelites.

What’s more, Ruth would play a massive role in the coming of Jesus Christ, Israel’s promised Messiah, by becoming an ancestor of David, who is in the family lineage of Jesus Christ in the book of Matthew, chapter 1.

Her story shows that God’s love goes beyond nationality and that God accepts anyone who’ll come to and obey Him.

#9. Esther 

Esther's story is remarkable for her faith and commitment to putting her life on the line to save the entire Jewish nation.

How, by faith, wisdom, and actions, as well as help and support from her uncle Mordecai Esther went on to save an entirely Jewish nation, and the lineage of Jesus Christ is a great learning point for believers in Jesus Christ.

In the book of Esther, chapters 8 and 9, we learn how a decision to step out in courage and obey meant the saving grace to many people, including an entire nation, even when things seem bleak and hopeless if you depend on and look to God.

#10. Abigail 

Abigail in the Bible stands out because of her wisdom and discretion. The Bible refers to her as a woman of good understanding and beautiful appearance in 1 Samuel 25.

When her husband, Nabal, refused to provide food and shelter to King David and his men, she thought and acted quickly by taking loads of food to David. She also made a powerful plea of mercy for her husband and household to King David and in the process offered counsel for him not to shed blood. David appreciated her wise counsel.

Then David said to Abigail: “Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet me! And blessed is your advice, and blessed are you, because you have kept me this day from coming to bloodshed and from avenging myself with my own hand. For indeed, as the Lord God of Israel lives, who has kept me back from hurting you, unless you had hurried and come to meet me, surely by morning light no males would have been left to Nabal!” So, David received from her hand what she had brought him, and said to her, “Go up in peace to your house. See, I have heeded your voice and respected your person. (1 Samuel 25: 32-35).  

Abigail’s character is an excellent example of how godly women can be humble, of good understanding, and act tactfully.

If you want to learn more about Faith in God, you're welcome to contact us at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


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