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Elsa Henderson: By Faith Isaac

By Faith Isaac

The Bible’s Great Faith Hall of Fame in Hebrews chapter 11 honours Abel, Enoch, Noah, and Abraham as outstanding examples of faith and identifies the acts that qualified them for this prestigious list. Then we can read, “By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future” (Hebrews 11:20). Merely speaking a blessing? How does this act rate alongside Noah’s building the ark or Abraham’s leaving his country?

Elsa Henderson: Wise Men Seek Him, A Christmas Story

Wise Men Seek Him, A Christmas Story

The ancient Chinese acknowledged a supreme God, ShangDi, phonetically similar to El Shaddai, for whom they had no image or idol. Some Chinese characters have an uncanny way of telling stories in Genesis. How did that come about? What did the Chinese know about Genesis and the one true God? Fact: Many Chinese Christians believe that one of the wise men who visited Jesus in Bethlehem was an astrologer named Liu Shang from China. Liu was the surname of the emperors in the Han Dynasty, during which Jesus lived. Fact: The only Old Testament reference to a star is in Numbers 24:17 — words spoken by a sorcerer named Balaam. Fact: The Bible does not tell us the names or the number of magi or what countries they were from, only that they were from the east and brought three very expensive gifts. Fact: Magi followed a star to Jerusalem and then to Bethlehem to worship the newborn king of the Jews and bring Him royal gifts. How did they know what the star signified? Can all these facts be reconciled? Can these questions be answered? Here’s how it might have happened.


Where faith grows, hope blossoms. Journey with me as we unveil the faith that Isaac has inspired in us.

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