Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Veiled Messiah

Encouraging video!  May Abba open eyes!!

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The Grass Withers….

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a hundred times. The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.  Isaiah 40:8 and 1st Peter 1:24-25 Pastors commonly quote this verse immediately after reading a … Continue reading

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Thank you, Judah!!

I wrote, in a very recent post , “Are there some things very special about Judah that we need to acknowledge?  Absolutely!! ” Even as I wrote it, I was thinking of a few things I am very thankful to … Continue reading

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A Christian Teacher Has Questions About Messianic Judaism

A Christian Teacher Has Questions About Messianic Judaism. Reposted from a thread on our fellowship’s site.  Good overview email and a link to another blog I enjoy.

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Bilateral Ecclesiology. Antisemitism…. In Reverse?

A book I read recently hit a nerve.  Frankly, I didn’t realize it was such a sore spot until that moment. More than a few times in the last couple months, I have run into a theological debate/discussion about ecclesiology.  … Continue reading

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A few more book recommendations…

So, I’ve been catching up on my reading…  The pile hasn’t shrunk much, but at least I am getting through some of them.  (More coming tomorrow… LOL!) Here are two recommendations, the first without reservations, the second with a caveat. … Continue reading

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Puttin’ lipstick on a pig! A lil’ dab’ll do ya!

My, the lengths we go to to justify behaving like the world.  Do we understand the damage it does to us and to our children? Here is an invitation we received…  followed by some thoughts. ____________________________ October 31, 2013 from … Continue reading

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Defining ‘Apostasy’ and ‘THE Man of Sin’

II Thessalonians 2:3, in a passage about the last days, says, Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the … Continue reading

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‘In Abraham by faith’ really means…

While reading in Genesis yesterday, I noticed a verse that dispels a couple common misconceptions, or false defenses in both Christendom and in Judaism/Messianic Judaism. In Christendom, a common objection to keeping Torah is the idea that ‘I am of … Continue reading

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The Law only does three things…

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Several awesome book recommendations!!

Currently, I am reading several awesome books!!  I wanted to share a few quick thoughts on each and links to these excellent sources. First up is Rabbi Itzhak Shapira’s scholarly work, The Return of the Kosher Pig.  As most of … Continue reading

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David and Goliath. Prophecy? Let’s see…

Several parts of my study have recently converged on 1 Samuel.  Initially, while looking at ‘אבן‘ or ‘stone,’ I was led to consider David and his use of a stone to slay Goliath. In the considering of this story, I … Continue reading

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“What’s this sound of bleating in my ears?”

I think my father used that line on me one time.  It sounds as a curious condemnation, but knowing the story behind it enlightens it. 14 But Samuel said, “What then is this bleating of sheep in my ears? What is … Continue reading

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Some additional notes on Evan, the Cornerstone!

After the study I put up the other day on the Hebrew word ‘אבן‘  (even or evan) meaning ‘stone,’ I decided to build on it for our congregation’s Wednesday evening Torah study.  I dug up a few more verses with … Continue reading

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The Error of Dividing the Law

For centuries, millenia, really, Christendom has embraced an error that it calls the ‘Three-Fold Division of the Law.’  It is particularly prevalent in Reformed circles, sometimes even called a ‘cornerstone’ of reformed teaching.  Most all other main streams of theology … Continue reading

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