Irrespective of whether we are writing non-fiction or fiction, it’s a sin to leave our readers feeling like they have wasted their time.
A brief look at some of the Shavuot traditions Peter and the disciples would have kept.
The Disciples knew the Holy Spirit would come. Jesus had said so. They had no idea when or how.
Celebrating the forthcoming season of Shavuot (June 11-13, 2016), also known as Pentecost .
Although Ruth may appear a rags-to-riches story, she is no passive Cinderella. She is gutsy and proactive, yet filled with goodness. God takes her under His wing and turns her misery into happiness.
I delight in recognizing details large and small of the Passover that deepen the meaning of the crucifixion. Recently, I have had a massive shift in my thinking regarding the connections between Jesus and Moses.
Mainstream Jewish prejudice against Jewish believers in Jesus as Messiah goes all the way back to the 1st century. Early Messianics were effectively banned from synagogues by the introduction of a prayer they could not recite because it was a curse on themselves.
When I lived in Israel I knew how easy it could feel to connect with Messiah Jesus there. Compelling worship music was a strong element in that experience.
What really happened on Good Friday? Deepen your understanding of the Jewish symbolism of Jesus’ death that coincided with the start of both Passover and the Sabbath.
Almost daily, we hear of conflict and hatred between Jews and Palestinians, it seems. But one sector of the Israeli Jewish and Arab populations is working together in defiance of that.
In my last, Valentine’s Day, post, I looked at how we know God loves Israel. Today, I’m sharing the miraculous way Jesus made me fall in love with Him. This Jew loves Jesus though it made me unpopular with my Jewish friends and family.