Hebrews in 2023

In 2023 I will approach Bible reading in a way I never have. Early this year, I decided that 2023 would be a year to focus on Jesus. So I am devoting next year to the book of Hebrews, with a cursory read of the gospels. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 2:2, "For I resolved... Continue Reading →

Leaving Deception – The Road of Realization

Jim Bakker was at the height of the Christian world when everything came crashing down in the late 80s. He ended up serving a 45-year prison sentence for fraud and had to pay a $500,000 fine. While in prison, Bakker "saw the light" and wrote a book titled I was wrong. He had repented, but... Continue Reading →

Jesus and Hanukkah

The Jewish people have been persecuted and wronged since God first called Abraham. From Pharoah demanding that all Hebrew boys be killed and God providentially saving Moses to Esther saving her people and the holiday of Purim being instituted, God has always watched over His people. Hanukkah has a similar storyline. Like many before him,... Continue Reading →

The Cradle, the Cross, and the Consummation

Isaiah 9:6-7 ESV "For to us a child is born,to us a son is given;and the government shall be upon his shoulder,and his name shall be calledWonderful Counselor, Mighty God,Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.7 Of the increase of his government and of peacethere will be no end,on the throne of David and over his kingdom,to... Continue Reading →

We Remember the Broken Glass

1938 wasn't all that long ago. World War II lasted from 1939-1945, but as you can see, there was a lead-up to the war. November 9, 1938, is known as the night of the broken glass. On this evil night, German Jews were targeted. The Nazis attacked the shops, synagogues, schools, and homes; glass was... Continue Reading →

Thoughts From The Torah

Several days into my ninety-day Bible plan, I realized I was reading slowly and thinking about the text, so I decided to disregard the schedule and take my time. That said, if you would like to follow more of my day-to-day thoughts, you can do so on Instagram. It has been twenty-one days, and I... Continue Reading →

The Joy of The Word

The Torah begins with the words, in the beginning God, and it ends with great blessings on the twelve tribes of Israel. From beginning to end, the Bible is the Word of God. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17... Continue Reading →

The Coming Celebration of Tabernacles

The instructions for the Feast of Tabernacles are found in Leviticus 23:33-44, and I encourage you to read them. We will start, however, in John 1:14 TLV "And the Word became flesh and tabernacled among us. We looked upon His glory, the glory of the one and only from the Father, full of grace and... Continue Reading →

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur begins tomorrow night (Tuesday, October 4, 2022) before sundown and ends Wednesday night, October 5, 2022. It is the second of the Fall Feasts.  Leviticus 23:26-32 NKJV "And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 27 “Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you;... Continue Reading →

The Days of Awe

Do you know what I find ironic looking back over the last two years? When state governments told churches to close, they did. In some states like California and Nevada, casinos and strip clubs were open, but churches had to shut down. Some Christian celebrities got together and thought they could solve the problem by... Continue Reading →

Reading The Complete Jewish Bible

Do you remember all the memory verses from your childhood? Probably not. I grew up hearing topical messages and listening to Charismatic preachers, and while I know a decent amount of Bible stories, I have realized in the last year that I do not know the whole Bible as well as I would like to.... Continue Reading →

The Coming of the Lord

How often do you think about the coming of the Lord? Until recently, it wasn't something that crossed my mind. At the end of last year, I read the book of Revelation and quasi-studied it. I find myself there again. The book frightened me as a kid; the idea of the anti-Christ, armageddon, wars, and... Continue Reading →

A Promise And a Warning

Deuteronomy 11:26-32 CJB “See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse — 27 the blessing, if you listen to the mitzvot of Adonai your God that I am giving you today; 28 and the curse, if you don’t listen to the mitzvot of Adonai your God, but turn aside from the way I am ordering you today and follow other gods that you... Continue Reading →

Elul: A Month of Preparation

Elul is the sixth month on the Hebrew calendar and leads into the High Holidays of Yom Teruah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot (The Feast of Trumpets, The Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles). The Fall Feasts are the only remaining feasts yet to be fulfilled. Jesus gave a warning in two parables in... Continue Reading →

Overcoming Sin

There is an interesting verse in Genesis chapter four that we have all read countless times, but today I realized God Himself gave us the key to victory over sin. Genesis 4:1-10 NKJV "Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, “I have acquired a man from the Lord.” 2 Then she bore... Continue Reading →

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