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
“We live under grace… not the Law!” I’ve heard that over and over again from people in the Christian Church speaking of the Old Testament in a manner that seems to suggest that the Old Testament is lesser than the New Testament – or unnecessary altogether. Quite honestly, I think those who use that phrase, often do so for a possible number of reasons: most likely, they believe Christ and the New Covenant of grace replaces Continue reading