The Test & Temptation of Accomplishments

Life is full of times of testing. Toward the end of his life, I see King Hezekiah in the midst of a test (2 Chronicles 32:31). Throughout his reign, in spite of great adversity he had accomplished much. Then, when the Babylonians came and “lusted” after the fruit of his labors, the condition of King Hezekiah’s heart was… Read more »

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The Temporary, the Calamity & Eternity

The things of this world are temporary, and yet we take the temporary and try to make it eternal. “He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him” (John 3:36). Everlasting life covers this world… Read more »

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Boasting in Whom?

Recently I was in Greece spending quiet time with the Lord and with other leaders from Israel. As our bus passed by the city of Corinth, I thought about the congregation of Corinth and what Paul wrote to them. There are many chapters written to the Corinthian church – more than to any other church…. Read more »

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Persevere and Achieve

If Paul were living today he would probably have written about the ultra-marathons and long distance trail-running races popular today. Paul spoke about running a victorious race in 1 Corinthians 9:24-27. He encouraged each of us to set our focus on attaining the heavenly crown of victory. This involves not only our deeds but the… Read more »

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Drawing Forth Water With Joy

And in that day you will say: “O Lord, I will praise You; Though You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, and You comfort me. 2 Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; ‘For Yah, the Lord, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.’ ” 3 Therefore with joy you will draw water From… Read more »

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One-Ness in God’s Love

I believe that when a person knows he has reached the end of his life, his last words and parting message are the most important and meaningful of all that he has spoken throughout his life. In 2 Timothy 4:1-8 Paul, knowing he was nearing the end of his life, spoke his last words to… Read more »

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Forgiveness

The general atmosphere here in Israel during the Autumn “high holiday” biblical feast season is one of repentance. Many people (even atheists) ask each other for forgiveness, at least on a superficial level, leading up to the Day of Atonement. In Matthew 18:15-22 we read Yeshua’s teaching on forgiveness. “…if your brother sins against you,… Read more »

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Season Of Rain

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1). God planned life’s events to have an appointed time to begin and to end. Solomon’s words flow from a life enriched by many seasons and experiences. There are four natural seasons:  Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Each transitions from one… Read more »

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THE FRIENDSHIP PARADOX

On the one hand we hear that we need each other, that it’s not good to be alone, that friends are forever. On the other hand we hear that all we need is Yeshua, He is all-sufficient and provides all our needs. Both of these are true, and so we are faced with something of… Read more »

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The Feet of Other Disciples

In John 13 we read the account of Yeshua washing the disciples’ feet. This happened during the time of the feast of Passover (celebrated this year at the beginning of April). We note that even up until this very day, in this annual ceremony, before the Passover meal (seder), the person leading the Seder washes… Read more »

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