Discipleship Mentoring Project

The Olive Tree Discipleship & Agriculture, in cooperation with Tents of Mercy, has been conducting discipleship mentoring projects for the last seven years. This initiative is geared especially to serve IDF soldiers who have recently completed their mandatory service. It is a great way for them to “breathe” and heal after their intense years in… Read more »

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Discipleship & Agriculture = DNA

The 5th session of the Olive Tree  discipleship work-study mentoring project lasted from October 2016 through January 2017. The vision of the indigenous Hebrew program is to form “DNA” habits, for a lifetime based on daily meditating on God’s Word as a foundation for our workday. The agricultural work takes place in two Galilean farming villages… Read more »

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The Pot and the Kettle

Have you ever heard the expression “the pot calling the kettle black”? It means accusing each other of faults we ourselves have. To our great sorrow both Israel (Yisra-El) and the Christian Church have been a very “mixed bag,” reflecting El-ohim and Christ rather intermittently and dimly throughout the centuries. Here in the “Holy” Land the shortcomings of both… Read more »

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Isaiah: Zionist Prophet Interceding for the Nations

Israel’s Love/Hate Relationship with “The Nations” The positive feelings originate from: Wanting to be received as an ordinary, peaceful country, free from international focus and turmoil. Partnership and assistance in rebuilding the land, particularly from Christians. (Isaiah 60:1-16) The negative feelings issue from: Millenia of conflict, exile, war and persecution to this very day. Biblical… Read more »

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Did God Ever Try?

I wish I had a shekel for every time I have heard or read of people trying to understand “the Israel piece”. How and why in the world does this tiny people and land play such a central role in the Bible and in God’s plan? According to Deuteronomy 4, the reason is that Israel is… 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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Is There Room in our Hearts?

In Israeli Messianic congregations we occasionally bemoan the fact that the makeup of the believing body at this time seems not very “Israeli”, with well over half of us being immigrants from Russia, USA, Ethiopia, etc. Most of our congregants do not speak Hebrew as their mother tongue. Hebrew language mistakes are made with great… Read more »

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