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DISCIPLESHIP AS A PARTNERSHIP

“Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” These were Yeshua’s words to four fishermen who left life as they had known it and became His disciples. Discipleship is a partnership which should flow in both directions between the teacher and the student. Even Yeshua, the anointed King Messiah, needed partners to share… Read more »

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From Generation to Generation

Recently, on the last and greatest day of the Feast of Tabernacles (John 7), Tents of Mercy Congregation gathered together to express our thirst for God and receive his outpouring of water (John 7:38). On this same day, we also commemorated God giving us His Word. This celebration is called Simchat Torah (Joy of the… Read more »

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CALLING FOR A COUNTER-CULTURE

Four decades ago, my wife Patty asked me, “Where are we going to send our children to school?” I knew that she was hinting at our starting a new school. She did not want to send our children, who were just approaching school age, to the public schools. She sensed that if we did so,… Read more »

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Torah Thoughts for Toldot

Genesis 26:18 And Yitz’khak re-dug the wells of water that they had dug in the days of Avraham his father This is one phrase from the verse “And Yitz’khak re-dug the wells of water that they had dug in the days of Avraham his father, [which] the Philistines had stopped up after the death of… Read more »

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Jewish/Gentile Relations in the New Covenant Part 2

Having said that… Once we have the revelation of equality in Messiah, then we can speak of distinctions without it leading to pride or elitism. Paul himself speaks of male headship in the home. Without equality we can see in the Muslim world (and in other cultures) how this leads to abuse. However, with equality… Read more »

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The Prime Minister Indicted, What Now?

This is an update on the very painful situation in Israel. After two elections due to the rigid stand of Prime Minister Netanyahu who wants to keep the ultra-Orthodox in his corner, there is no government. Now there are 21 days for any Knesset (Parliament) Member to gain 61 votes to form a government. But… Read more »

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Jewish/Gentile Relations in the New Covenant Part 1

This may be one of the most important blogs I’ll ever write. There is so much confusion when it comes to the Jew/Gentile question. Who does God love more? We all know the answer—God loves all his children equally. However, we don’t always act like it. Some Jewish believers act superior to Gentile believers. Some… Read more »

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In historic move, US spurns international community and deems Israeli settlements “legal”

The declaration by the United States this week that Israeli settlements are legal and legitimate marked a significant policy change and a historic moment, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. “This is a very great day for the State of Israel and an achievement that will stand for generations. The Trump administration has corrected a historical… Read more »

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Drugs and World Views

There has been a battle between Mexico and the United States over who to blame for the Drug problem that is wreaking havoc in both countries. The United States wants to go after the drug cartels, but despite many years of effort, it seems that the battle against the supply side is not working well…. Read more »

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Torah Commentary for Khayei Sarah

Genesis 24:21 And the man was astonished at her, keeping silent to know if the L-rd had made his journey successful or not. This narrative verse comes in the middle of the scene at the well in “Aram-naharaim, the city of Nahor” (B’resheet 24:10, NJPS). Avraham’s servant has come back to the place where his… Read more »

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