Christ is risen! He has risen indeed! Easter has always been a wonderful time for the church and Christians to remember what Christ has done for each of us as He died on the cross and was resurrected almost 2000 years ago. In doing so, He gave us the possibility of having eternal life with Him. This has been my tradition too, for almost half a century. However, this year has been different for me and I have struggled with the celebration of Easter more than I ever have before. While I understand the significance Continue reading
I find the ways the Messianic Jews and the Christian Church order their calendar years to be interesting. In the Church, we always celebrated the “biggies” – Easter and Christmas. Those who only attended those services during the year were kind of known as the CEO’s (Christmas and Easter Only). In more liturgical churches we included Advent, Lent, Continue reading
Here is a link to a series of videos I did at Denver Seminary a couple of years ago with one of the worship classes there. In that lecture I had the opportunity to share much of my worship study. Gotta long way to go in presentation skills, but the material is good! This link should give you the ability to see both the slide show and the lecture at the same time. Enjoy!
“Do not judge… lest ye be judged.”
As Christians, is it okay to judge others? At first glance, there are many who may say that it is not okay to judge others at all; that we need to leave any judgement making up to God. This verse might also be used as an easy out Continue reading
You may have heard of God’s name: Elohim (El-oh-him), but did you know that Elohim is actually a plural name – the singular being Eloha? This seems to demonstrate that the Hebrew scripture indicates a plural nature about God. You are most likely familiar with this idea from Genesis which says: Continue reading
I know it’s only January, but I’m already anxious for strawberry season! Found this recipe I need to try… looks refreshing. “Pavlova is a sweet, baked meringue, topped with berries and whipping cream, and is great dessert for the Passover holidays.” Find the full recipe here…
I had the privilege today of perusing the library of our Messianic Pastor. He introduced me to a set of books called the Targumim that he picked up while he was in Israel. Beginning up to 200 years before Christ, the Hebrew scriptures began to be translated from Hebrew into Aramaic – the language of that day. As I understand it, the Hebrew scriptures (Old Testament) were in danger of not being fully understood as Aramaic became the common language. Continue reading