There is a lot of hopelessness in the world today. The people of Israel are reeling as the enemy, Hamas, slaughtered so many loved ones. We watched in horror as unbelievable atrocities were revealed. There is no one unaffected by the war, the increase in anti-Semitism and the increasing numbers of devastated families. Our hearts mournContinue Reading »
Tests are an inescapable and necessary fact of life. Can you imagine allowing anyone who has not proven that they know the rules of safe driving to have access to our roads as a driver? Or perhaps an even more extreme illustration…Who would allow a surgeon who had not mastered the required anatomy classes toContinue Reading »
The Bible is unique among books. It is not a book, it is the book; not a collection of the words and thoughts of men, but filled with the living words of the Creator of all things. When I became a believer, I read the Bible constantly. I consumed it, I drank it, I couldn’tContinue Reading »
When the Assyrian King Sargon II destroyed the northern kingdom of Israel in 722 BC, the southern kingdom of Judah must have been terrified. To hear the reports of chained captives led away to distant lands, the cities burning and the ground littered with corpses must have been horrifying. Moreover, it wasn’t long before flocksContinue Reading »
When you think of spies, you might think of wartime or perhaps the last spy novel you read. Israelis might think of famous spies like Eli Cohen (Our Man in Damascus) or the famous Aaronsohn family that formed part of Nili, a ring of Jewish spies working for the British in World War I. IfContinue Reading »
No matter where we live, there is beauty to be found. We may have to search for it, but it is there. God has made everything beautiful in its time, the Ecclesiastes 3:11 tells us. The whisper of the wind, the voice of a friend, birdsong in the morning—He has made beautiful things. The heavensContinue Reading »
If someone were challenged with the task of choosing the greatest miracle found in the Bible, no doubt many people might settle on the splitting of the Red Sea and the Israelites crossing on dry land. The sheer drama of the miracle is astounding. Estimates easily put the Israelite population at between 1.5 to 3Continue Reading »
When we mention Moses and Elijah, most Christians remember the transfiguration of Jesus (Yeshua). We read the account in Matthew 17:2–3, “And He [Jesus] was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as the light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him”Continue Reading »
Throughout the Bible and Christian history, God has raised up leaders, pastors, apostles and prophets. They are individuals who are called and anointed by God for their specific time and place. I am thankful for the many godly spiritual leaders who God has placed in my life. The majority have been men. There are alsoContinue Reading »
It’s that wonderful time of year again when the seasons are beginning to change and Passover is just a few short weeks away. Jewish families all over the world will soon begin their preparations for one of Judaism’s most celebrated holidays, cleaning their homes from top to bottom. There was a time when spring-cleaning wasContinue Reading »
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