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19
Nov

Chanukah: the Light of the world dwells within us. | Rabbi Jason Sobel

Chanukah is a time of joy and celebration for Jewish people all over the world. It is a season of hope—the confident belief that our future will be better than our past. As followers of Yeshua-Jesus, we have a reason to celebrate: the Light of the world dwells within us. I invite you to join me as we take a closer look at this holiday and consider its meaning on a spiritual and personal level.

27
Dec
Genesis

Are You a Wannabe or a Maccabee?

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 [...]
27
Dec
Taken for a spin

Taken for a Spin

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 […]

23
Dec
Stay Lit

Stay Lit

Stay Lit “You are the light of the world–like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden” Matthew 5:14 Hanukkah and the celebration of the light of the Messiah must remind you that He has hand-chosen you before the foundations of the world to embark on a journey into the fullness of your destiny.  […]

22
Dec

Hidden Light Revealed

The Mystery of the Hidden Light The first time God speaks in Genesis He says, “Let there be light, and there was light.” (Gen. 1:3).  But what light is this referring to since the sun, moon, and stars were not created until day four? One answer that the ancient Jewish commentators give to this question […]

19
Dec
Still Spinning

Still Spinning

Still Spinning You are not far from the kingdom of God. – Matthew 19:16 Once we understand that the focus of Hanukkah is re-dedicating ourselves to God, we can begin to go deeper and get a better picture of how to re-center our lives on the Messiah. Let’s explore the Hebrew letters on the four […]

03
Dec
Maoz Tzur

Maoz Tzur

Maoz Tzur Listen to this beautiful traditional Hanukkah song, “Maoz Tzur,” (Rock of Ages) performed by Fusion worship leader Tracy Thomas, along with her husband Julian Fletcher. Follow along with the recording with the lyrics below. Ma’oz tzur yeshu’ati Lecha na’eh lesha be’eh’yach Tikon beit te-fi-la-ti Ve sham toda neza’beh’eh’yach Leh et tachin mat be-yach, […]