Easter or Pesach (Passover)?

When the month of April comes around each year everyone begins to think about Easter. The question is what are we really celebrating? What does Pesach or Easter mean for us today? Do Pesach and Easter mean the same thing? As the Pesach (Passo...

Thinking Hebraically (לחשוב בדרך של העברית)

You might have heard it said that we need to think hebraically or we need to have a Hebrew mind rather than a having Greek mind (Western mind). But what does it really mean to think hebraically and why is it important? In this short researc...

1 John 1:1-10, So what are we supposed to do?

In the Apostle John’s first epistle, he begins writing giving an account in a similar manner as described in John chapter 1, the Word of God being the light of men.  The message begins with an eyewitness testimony about the life an...

Ask not counsel at the mouth of the Lord?

Deception is at its greatest peak in history and the battleground is in the heart. Without a biblical worldview it becomes impossible to determine what life is really about, which is to serve the Lord in everything that we do! Read more... ...

Do Demons Speak Out in Today’s Music?

Spiritual Warfare is something that every believer must deal with in their life and walk as a believer in Yeshua the Messiah.  It is interesting that few believers have considered that modern music is one of the most significant plac...

A Pesach Haggadah

A Pesach Haggadah for those who desire to have a Pesach (Passover) meal at their own home inviting friends and family over to celebrate the death, burial, and bodily ressurection of Yeshua (Jesus) in this time of year.  The biblical fest...

Parashat Bereshit, In the Begining God created …

This week's reading from the Triennial Cycle (Bereshit / Genesis 1:1-2:3) gives the account of the creation week when God made the heavens and the earth. Did you know that the entire Bible (all of scripture) rests upon these first few verse...

One Torah for All – Are Christians Obligated to Obey the Torah?

The works of the Torah were never meant to be used as a means to earn one’s way into heaven.  Sadly to say many Christians today believe that this is exactly what was going on in the Old Testament in the ritual service that is commanded in the Torah at the Tabernacle and later in the Temple in Jerusalem....

Having Genuine Faith

While reading this weeks Parsha and the portion from the Ketuvei Shelachim (Apostolic Writings) it appears that the Apostle Paul had these two Parshiot in mind while he was speaking to the people at Rome in Romans chapter 10.  This week'...

Muhammad or Jesus of Nazareth?

I have heard it said that a Muslim submits himself to Allah out of love, but does a Muslim submit himself to Allah and to Islam because he loves Allah? According to the encyclopedia Britannica, in the religion of Islam, the tradition or coll...

To bear our iniquity!

Reading through Parashat Shimini (meaning "eighth," the third word, and first dictinctive word in the parshah) we are reminded of the importance of the priestly role Yeshua fulfilled as the Messiah.  Both the Torah and Ketuvei Shelach...

The Pagan Instruments of Pagan Worship

Each year, as the month of April approaches, everyone begins to think about Easter and the ressurection of Yeshua. Have you ever wondered what Easter and the ressureciton of Yeshua have in common? Did you know that the Easter bunny, the Eas...

Atonement outside of sacrifice?

Yom Kippur is approaching and is one of the most important holidays of the Hebrew Bible. During ancient times, thoughts of the korban (sacrifice) which was offered on our behalf would be at the forefront of discussion. As we approach the ...

The Humanity of Yeshua (Jesus)

The scriptures say that Yeshua (Jesus) experienced humanity as we do meaning that He was tempted as we are tempted (but he did not sin) and he went through pain and sorrow as we do (i.e. going to the cross). As a result of His sufferings, Hi...

A call for authenticity!

The month of Elul (August) is a month of repentance and personal reflection that culminates with the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  Do you take God's grace for granted?  I have found that there is a deception...

The Bulls of our lips or The Temple Sacrifice?

I have been reading "Siddur Kol Yaakov" published by Mesorah Publications and have come across an interesting paradox within the rabbinical prayers found in the Siddur. This paradox stems from conversations I have had with a few Orthodox Jews...

The Rock and Foundation of Our Faith

God is the Rock of our salvation and spiritual strength.  But His strength can only help us if we rely and trust in Him.  By relying and trusting in Yeshua we are relying and trusting in the way in which God has provided fo...

Passover or Easter, that is the question? (2013)

This is a very touchy subject for some.  While discussing the question of Passover verses Easter, all kinds of feelings come upon us, anger, condemnation, hurt, wonder, and questions.  While presenting the historical differences between Passover and Easter, their origins, etc, we have to be merciful with one another.  This is how I choose to present this information, with...

Can Christians participate in worldly activities such as going to Bars?

"...if any man who is called a brother ..." 1 Corinthians 5:11 the apostle Paul is talking about a brother in the faith and not referring to befriending unbelievers for the purpose of witnessing/living ones life for Christ amongst the lost...

Should a Believer practice Yoga?

Whether or not it is ok for Christ's believers to be involved in Yoga is a topic that many believers disagree about. The purpose for this study is to analyze the origins of Yoga and to examine what the scriptures reveal about the subject. I...

Come and Receive the Living Waters of Salvation!

Hag Sukkot, the Festival of Booths, is a time of rejoicing before the Lord according to Vayikra / Leviticus 23:40 'Now on the first day you shall take for yourselves the foliage of beautiful trees, palm branches and boughs of lea...

A Kingdom of priests and a holy nation.

All of Torah points to the messiah, from the text as a whole down to one word as demonstrated in Exodus 19:6. In this study we see how Moshe reveals to us from the Hebrew scriptures the promise of the Messiah Yeshua in the fulfillment of the...

Do you have it right on the inside?

Remember when Gilad Shalit was released from 5 years of captivity by Hamas recently?  A recent news report states that "Shas Minister Meshulam Nahari says formerly captive soldier should have gone to synagogue to pray on first Saturday...

Does Christianity produce Sexual Misery?

I was reading an article from apologeticspress.org that is titled "Does Christianity produce 'Sexual Misery' " and had a few comments on the article. There is an interesting point that I thought about with regard to the article (shown below)....

The Word become flesh, is it a distinctly Jewish concept?

The Word become flesh, is it a distinctly Jewish concept? Looking at the concept of God in human form and the deity of Yeshua the Messiah Back in June of 2009 I run into an "anti-missionary" from the orthodox community and had a c...

Does God need to be Reminded?

Reading through Parashat Ki-Tisa we find the story of Chet Ha'Egel (the sin of the golden calf). After Moshe had spent 40 days on the mountain of Sinai, the children of Israel began to doubt whether he was coming back and asked Aaron to make ...

What are the Characteristics of a Good Teacher?

The challenge before us today is to remain in God's word, to study to show ourselves approved unto God, and to continue to teach God's truth in light of the characteristics of being His representatives here on Earth. Read more...

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