Hanukkah musings…..

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 | 2 comments

It’s true – Hanukkah or Chanukah or however you want to spell it, is simply, in the Hebrew mindset, a FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS! It is not a commandment or appointed gathering, but it is a celebration of freedom over tyranny and oppression. And, it surely is a great excuse to get the family and friends together, eat fried food (love those latkes!), play dreidel and enjoy holiday traditions. Time for you to tell the story of how a few rag-tag believers had victory over the strongest of enemies – and make it personal! When researching the traditions of Hanukkah, many have been...

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Chanukah Inspiration

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 | 0 comments

Chanukah Inspiration First night: Is 51:1-4; Prov 6:23; Matt 25:1-4; Prov 13:9; Lam 2:9; Prov 29:18 Discuss: The importance of the new understanding of what Torah really means. Question: What was the light Messiah brought to the nations? Prayer: That God would bring His light into any dark areas in our own lives Second night: Ps 119:1-24 Discuss: How living out the Torah makes us light in this dark world. Question: What does Ps 119:18 mean to you? Prayer: That God would open our eyes to see wonderful things in His Torah! Third night: Ps 119:25-48 Discuss: Having borders or fences to protect...

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Going and Coming

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 | 0 comments

Going and Coming

A great message by Skip Moen – if you enjoy his teachings, please make sure to join us in August where he will be speaking in Kansas City, MO!   Going and Coming by Skip Moen, D. Phil. I will ask the Father, and he will give you another helper who will be with you forever. John 14:16 NASB Another helper – We all know this Greek word, Paraklete, “the Helper.” Growing up in the Western Church, we were told that this is a circumlocution for the Holy Spirit. This verse in John is typically used to establish the person of the Holy Spirit, the “other” helper who will come after Yeshua...

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A New Purim

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 | 0 comments

A New Purim

The megillah (story) of Esther (hidden star) will be read throughout the world by many of the Jewish faith next week to remember the festival of Purim. A fast was called to open the doors of heaven for a miracle during that time. The story line was about an egotistical, arrogant adviser to the king, named Haman, who devised a plan to exterminate all the Jews in the land of Persia (which is modern day Iran). The unlikely hero of the story was a young Jewish girl named Hadassah (a myrtle branch) who was called upon by her uncle Mordechai to go before the King, against protocol and intercede...

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2017 and Important Milestones

Posted by on Feb 4, 2017 | 0 comments

2017 and Important Milestones

This is a century to celebrate! Marking 100 years since the signing of Balfour By: David parson, Posted Nov. 28, 2016 In the new year of 2017, we will pass several important milestones for Christians who support Israel. For instance, it has been 500 years since the start of the Protestant Reformation in October 1517, when Christians could read the Bible in their common languages once again and rediscovered that God still had plans for the Jewish people back in their ancient homeland. Meanwhile, it has been 100 years since the Balfour Declaration of November 1917 committed Great Britain to...

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Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 | 0 comments

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