Some True Essentials

Something that is essential is of vital, foundational importance. The essence is the simple, crystal-clear, distilled bottom-line. While the Bible contains nothing but truth, have you ever noticed those short, pithy verses that really sum up the essence of a particular concept? We could also call them maxims or axioms. For example, if we had… Read more »

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Uncomfortable Kingdom

In Israel, we are finally coming out of the COVID-19 crisis. Less than 0.0006% of the population is currently infected as of this writing. Of those roughly 5,000 infected, only 319 people are in serious or critical condition. That’s ten times LESS than the average number of people killed in car accidents worldwide … in… Read more »

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Is God Leveraging COVID to Prepare the Congregations?

Has Coronavirus affected your spiritual community? I bet it has. Probably your spiritual community met weekly for a worship service with dozens of participants, if not hundreds or more. Then along came COVID-19 and things changed. In Israel, there were drastic shutdowns during which we couldn’t go more than 100 meters from our house, and… Read more »

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Sukkot – Hosting the Nations

God commanded Israel to keep certain appointed times. During one of these holidays we are even supposed to make temporary dwelling places and yet again remember leaving Egypt. It’s been an awfully long time since we left Egypt. And Passover is all about remembering our deliverance … so WHY?! Why do we need the Feast… Read more »

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