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Two great lights and a lot of fireworks…

We had had a wonderful day with several Breaking Israel News reporters on the last day of the Second B’ney Yosef Congress when Al McCarn and I had the privilege of driving Eliyahu Berkowitz back to his home in Katsrin, … Continue reading

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The Angel of the Lord, Pt. 3

Genesis 22:1-19, the binding of Isaac, is called the Akedah.  In this most significant event we learn a number of things, but often do not stop to ponder the significance of the Angel of the Lord and what He says … Continue reading

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The Angel of the Lord, Pt.2

Jewish objection to the Angel of the Lord being Divine usually hinges on one of two points: man can’t see God and the Lord is ‘one.’  In this missive we’ll see that one of those points, that man cannot see … Continue reading

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Difficult verses in the ‘Christmas’ story, p.4

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that … Continue reading

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A few more ‘Memra’ verses in this portion….

Yesterday, I posted a Scripture image from my YouVersion account demonstrating an example of the use of ‘Memra’ from Deuteronomy.  We have argued on this blog before for the presence of Yeshua in the Torah, one example of which is … Continue reading

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In the beginning was the … Memra!

Maybe you’ve never heard this, but John’s use of ‘the Word’ (John 1:1ff) is not original.  Authoritative Aramaic translations of the Torah done by the rabbis, some 150+ years before Yeshua, used ‘Memra’ or ‘Memra de Yeya’ (Word, or Word of … Continue reading

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‘from the midst of the fire…’

Originally published 8/11/14, but again brought to mind in my studies. Very important and interesting… There have been a few thoughts from this week’s Parsha, Va’etchanan (and I pleaded), running through my head that I want to share in a … Continue reading

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Angel of the Lord Study Guide

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of good conversation with a friend who is fairly new in the Messianic.  He related that he will be teaching Sunday school class for a couple weeks in the near future and I offered that … Continue reading

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The Complete Lexington Baptist Sunday School Collection

Tomorrow, Sunday, June 21, marks the last time I will be at Lexington Baptist Church teaching Sunday School.  When our series started, I fully expected to only be there 6-8 weeks.  Abba had other ideas and I have been blessed … Continue reading

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Alef Tav Tuesday….

Seven more of Bill Sanford’s Alef Tav Scripture images added to A-T Images page.  Here is one to enjoy; be sure to share them around…

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Sunday School, P.4. The Memra (Crash Course)

We had a terrific Sunday school class yesterday as we continued the series I am guests teaching, Yeshua in the Tanak.  I introduced the Memra from the Targumim.  Following is the audio as well as a link for the powerpoint … Continue reading

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Did Jonah Meet Yeshua??

So, I’m studying and preparing to teach a segment on the Memra to a group during their Sukkot gathering.  It is an invitation I am excited about, particularly because they asked me to briefly share on one of my favorite … Continue reading

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His Tender Mercies… Ha’azinu

This week’s Torah portion (Ha’azinu, Deu. 32) has been particularly interesting to study with it yielding a number of heretofore unseen gems.  I don’t really have the motivation to share all I learned, though I filled several margins of my … Continue reading

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An update and a couple nuggets from Ki Tavo

Before sharing a couple (Ki Tavo, Deut. 26:1-29:8)  nuggets from last week’s Parsha, I wanted to give a quick update and prayer request fro friends and family who read my blog. Several weeks ago the house we were renting was … Continue reading

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‘the word of the Lord came to me…’

Lately I have felt so overwhelmed by a number of things that it has been hard to sit down and write.  There are a number of articles brewing, but distractions and rabbit trails have been an impediment.  Here is one … Continue reading

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