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The Biblical Origin of Human Rights

All Hebrew students in our third level (gimmel) Hebrew class this past semester were required to give a speech to the class in Hebrew. I chose to speak on the issue of the foundation of human rights. It was no small task for me to do this in the Hebrew language. However, I think the… Read more »

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Peter’s Revelation About the Gentiles

Peter was a man who received great revelation from God. 1. His first revelation was that he himself was a sinner (Luke 5:8) 2. Then he had the history-making revelation that Yeshua is the Messiah, the Son of God (Matthew 16:16-18) 3. On Pentecost morning, he had the revelation that the outpouring of the Holy… Read more »

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As in the Days

When Yeshua taught about His Second Coming, He compared it to the flood of Noah and the destruction of Sodom. Those were real historical events, yet they also serve as patterns for what will come upon the earth in the end times. “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also… Read more »

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A Culture of Responsibility and Accountability

Discipleship: Our First Responsibility The greatest task of leaders is to develop discipleship patterns in their communities. As I have emphasized many times, Yeshua defines discipleship in the clearest and simplest terms. Beginning with presenting the Gospel of the Kingdom, He follows with the full commitment of water immersion and then exhorts His disciples to… Read more »

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Power of the Cross

The message of the gospel contains power. If salvation was only legal permission to go to heaven instead of hell, then no essential power would be needed. The power is to change us – to change us from within, to change our character. “The gospel … is the power of God unto salvation” (Romans 1:16). The word… Read more »

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Triangle of Intimacy

My favorite prayer in the Bible is John 17. There is a flow of logic and priorities in this prayer:   1. Oneness – intimacy with God   2. Holiness – separation from the world   3. Glory – manifest power of God in the saints   4. Unity – fullness of the Church (Ecclesia)   5. Witness – world… Read more »

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Honor and Blessing

There are two mentions of relationships between parents and children in the Ten Commandments. Both involve spiritual transfer from the parents to the children; one is bad and one is good. “… visiting the sins of the parents upon the children” Exodus 20:5). “Honor your father and your mother that your days might be long”… Read more »

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Authority, Discipleship and the Great Commission

In Matthew’s version of the “Great Commission,” there is a profound connection between authority and discipleship. Notice the word authority in verse 18 and disciples in verse 19. Yeshua has authority, therefore we make disciples. Discipleship is a response to Yeshua’s authority. “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Therefore… Read more »

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Is There an Intelligent Designer?

Israeli Chemist Discovers God Exists Doron Aurbach is a professor of chemistry at Bar Ilan University in Israel1. He is a leading Israeli scientist and a recognized innovator in the field of electrochemistry and new battery technologies. Aurbach grew up in an atheist Israeli home with Holocaust-survivor parents. He received a normal, secular, pro-evolution education. The Bible… Read more »

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Intimacy

The most precious thing in life is intimacy. Intimacy is first and foremost with God, and secondly with humans. It is the pearl of great price that we should sell all to obtain. Intimacy comes from a personal relationship with God through faith in Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah. Abraham became a friend of God (Isaiah… Read more »

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