Why Israel Matters – The Bible Study

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Never in the history of the world has Israel been more relevant than today.  Never in the history of the world has it been more crucial for Christians to understand our place in relation to the Jewish people.  Never in the history of the world has it been more important for the Bride of Christ to make herself ready for the return of the Bridegroom.

What we see in our world today confirms the Lord’s mercy and grace upon His people, but also represents the birth pangs Jesus taught about in Mathew 24:8 when referring to the last days.  We are living in an incredibly exciting time in history, yet much of the Christian world is uninformed or spiritually asleep at the wheel!

My passion is to know and understand what God is doing in these last days, and to share it with others who yearn to live as though Jesus will return at any moment!  To that end, I’m happy to announce I will be teaching Why Israel Matters, beginning Sunday, June 3 at CalvaryPHX in Phoenix AZ.

Why Israel Matters focuses on what God’s Word has to say about the past, present and future of His chosen land and His chosen people.  We’ll consider current events, such as the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the move of embassies to Jerusalem, the situation in Syria and the rest of the Middle East, and the US withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, in light of Scripture.

If you are in the Phoenix area, please take a 12-week journey with me, where we will focus not only on current events, but also on what the Bible says about:

  • God’s purpose and His 3-fold call upon Israel and the Jewish people
  • Jewish roots of the Christian faith
  • Principles regarding the land of Israel
  • God’s covenants with Israel and the ramifications for us
  • The return of the Lord

Here is all you need to know about the study, Why Israel Matters:

When:  11:00 am Sunday mornings, beginning June 3
Where: Room 209, CalvaryPHX Central Campus
Duration: 12 weeks
Cost: None
Nursery and Children’s Ministry are available for kids.
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Will you please do me a favor?  Come and bring a friend, or forward this information to those interested in this study.  It is my desire to see Christians excited about the Lord’s return, and preparing themselves for it.

Peace in the Middle East: Is it Possible?

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Given what we see in the Middle East today, is there any hope for peace?

I think you need to hear the message of Amir Tsarfati who provided a Middle East update, then addressed that very question.  This message is vital and needs to be heard, so I encourage you to schedule some time (an hour) to watch and hear the message, then pass it along to others. You will be encouraged!


Study with Israel College of the Bible

Hi friends!  For those of you interested in in-depth Biblical teaching regarding Israel/Jewish subject matter, I highly recommend Israel College of the Bible.  ICB is part of the ministry of One for Israel, and has excellent courses and instructors.  Here is a short list of what is offered:

  • The Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith (which I have taken and highly recommend)
  • Biblical Geography (one of their newest courses)
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament
  • The Historical Jesus of the New Testament (which I am currently studying)
  • Jewish-Christian Relations (my next course)

Check out full course offerings here.

Students may take these online, self-paced courses for personal enrichment (least expensive option) or for college credit.  Courses are very well-developed and follow a format of video teaching followed by assigned reading.  They are reasonably priced and you get your money’s worth!  (Returning students always get a discount, so subsequent classes are at a reduced cost.)

But here is the best part: through April 7, ICB is offering a 30% discount on all classes!  So, if you are interested in solid onsite teaching (from Israel), now is the time to test the waters!

I highly recommend Israel College of the Bible for anyone wishing to deepen your understanding of things related to the Jewish people.


Amir Tsarfati Teaches “The Passover Lamb”

Perhaps you’re not quite ready to end the Resurrection celebration…or perhaps you were unable to attend a Resurrection Day service this morning.  Good news…we’ll bring one to you!

Amir Tsarfati, an Israeli Messianic Jew, delivers one of the best messages I’ve ever heard about the Passover Lamb.  Enjoy!


The fool has said in his heart, “There is noGod.”
~Psalm 14:1

Don’t be an April fool.  If you don’t know Jesus, the Passover Lamb Amir taught about, today is the day to lay aside foolish things and submit your life to the One who sacrificed His for you.

Take 5 minutes to learn how to make the most important decision you will ever make in your life: