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December 1, 2022

Trust and Perseverance

“Trust in Adonai with all your heart; do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him; then he will level your paths.” – Proverbs 3:5-6 CJB When we get that call for ministry, whatever that calling may be, we tend to initially feel a bit apprehensive. We may  start to question…
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November 29, 2022

Matthew 5:38-48 An Eye For An Eye

The last 11 verses of Matthew 5 are a treatise on love. It details the value and meaning of love in the kingdom of God. It may not seem that way, as it starts with Yeshua quoting Leviticus 24:20. That whole “eye for an eye” thing in the Torah was not intended to establish cruelty,…
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November 28, 2022

Imagine that!

Cavorting around the room, a little boy bellows with a loud “NEIGH!” and kicks up both feet in the air before continuing his jaunty weaving between the couches and around the coffee table. His sister calmly saunters up to him and loosely drapes a blanket over his back. “ There, there. Now you are tame…
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November 24, 2022

Matthew 5:34a Do Not Swear

Matthew 5:34a But I tell you, do not swear at all. Yeshua is covering a lot of ground in this part of His “Big Sermon.” There is a definite call to holiness. For example … Matthew 5:29 And if your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away! It is…
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November 22, 2022

Matthew 5:25 Who Is Your Opponent?

Matthew 5:25-26 “Make friends quickly with your opponent while you are with him on the way. Otherwise, your opponent may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the assistant, and you will be thrown into prison. Amen, I tell you, you will never get out of there until you have paid back…
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November 21, 2022

The Rains Have Come!

The rains have come and at least in the beginning, everyone is very happy! The refreshing cool in the air is welcome and people enjoy putting on coats and sweaters after a long hot and dry summer. The holiday season is over and life moves forward in its daily routine until Chanukah which is just…
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November 17, 2022

Irritations Into Pearls Matthew 5:21-24

Matthew 5:23-24 “Therefore if you are presenting your offering upon the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your offering there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering. When a verse starts with the word “therefore,” we have to…
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November 15, 2022

Your Righteousness … part 6 of 6

Matthew 5:20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the Pharisees and Torah scholars, you shall never enter the kingdom of heaven! Yeshua is making a statement. His intent is to point out how futile it is to even attempt to “enter the kingdom of heaven” on the basis of “your…
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November 14, 2022

Seven Ways Messianic Jews Fulfill their Irrevocable Calling – part 2

In part one of my article last month, I began describing how although most believers in Yeshua have no conflict with  accepting that Jews were God’s chosen people in the Old Covenant, many today still misunderstand Israel’s irrevocable  calling as described in Romans 11:29 and the calling for both Jews and Gentiles together in the…
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November 10, 2022

Chazak V’Ematz – Strengthened to Finish Strong

You have undoubtedly heard it before … Chazak v’ematz … ’Be strong and of good courage!’ The now famous phrase for the commissioning of Joshua as the new leader of Israel after Moses’ forced retirement. These inspiring verses have  been a watchword for many of us as we have pioneered this Messianic movement for some…
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