One of the most well-loved works from the nineteenth-century English preacher Charles Spurgeon in his devotional, Morning and Evening. For centuries, Anglicans have observed the morning and evening “office” (prayer service). These daily rhythms of prayer didn’t emerge a hundred or even a thousand years ago; their roots go back to the Shema, the foundational Jewish prayer.
By the Numbers: Scripture’s Glory or Mystical Secrets? One of my favorite stops on our tours of Israel is the Israel Museum that features the Shrine of the Book containing the famous Dead Sea Scrolls. There we discover ancient copies of the Scriptures that pre-date Yeshua by three centuries. And guess what? They’re not written [...]
My latest book, Breakthrough: Living A Life That Overflows lays out a blueprint for Kingdom expansion during this new decade on the Jewish calendar. If you’re like me, you want to see God’s Presence, Power, and Provision in your life like never before. We know that God is for us, and He is faithful to [...]
What is Messianic Judaism? It’s not unusual for people to think of Christians and Jews as being very different, but at odds with each other. The last eighteen or nineteen centuries have provided more than enough reason to think that way. Many people may not know that the religious movement that came to be called “Christianity” was initially considered a Jewish sect called “The Way.” The earliest followers of Yeshua-Jesus were exclusively Jewish. They worshiped Him as the promised Messiah, the Son of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
This is one of the songs we sing each year at the Passover Seder, entitled “Ha Lachma Anya.” It speaks of the bread of affliction that the Israelites ate in the land of Egypt. It goes on with an invitation saying “Let all who are hungry come and eat. Let all who are in need […]
When was Jesus born? Every milestone in Jesus’ life happened on a Jewish holiday. He died on Passover; He rose on First Fruits; He ascended during Pentecost. Some believe He was born during Sukkot. Discover the many reasons that support this belief. Sukkot celebrates God’s provision, protection, and presence for Israel while in the wilderness […]
How to Read The Torah: Did you know Yeshua’s first act of public ministry included a Torah reading? As described in Luke 4:14-21, Messiah’s ministry kicked off with giving a public reading of the Jewish scriptures! If the Torah reading was central to the worship of Yeshua and His first-century followers, should it not be […]
Why Read The Torah? I was just a teenager when I met Yeshua for the first time. Even after growing up in a devoted Jewish home, I was hungry for more of God. After months of seeking, I had an incredible encounter with Messiah, and from that point on, everything about my faith was different. […]
Are You a Wannabe or a Maccabee? “It was now winter, and Yeshua was in Jerusalem at the time of Chanukah, the Festival of Dedication.” (John 10:22) What the world needs more than ever are heroes. There are many Wannabes but few Maccabees. Let me explain. The story of Hanukkah reads like a fairy-tale. A wicked, Greco-Babylonian [...]
Taken for a Spin “And the Lord shall be King over all the earth. In that day it shall be—“The Lord is one, ”And His name one.” (Zech. 14:9) One of the main messages of Hanukkah is for us to examine our hearts and ask: What are we trusting in? Are we trusting in our own abilities […]