Understanding Tisha B’Av

The saddest day on the Jewish calendar will commence tonight at sundown and extend through sundown tomorrow.  Jews around the world will commemorate Tisha B'av (the ninth of the Hebrew month, Av) by fasting and refraining from any sort of pleasure or enjoyment. But what exactly are they commemorating?  The destruction of both the first …

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Week 8 – Three Great Covenants

Oh how I wish all of you could be in class with us, as the discussion and interaction just simply can't be replicated.  However, for those not able to attend live, pull up a chair to our virtual study table and I'll do all I can to bring you up to speed!  Today, we're moving …

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Reflection on Israel’s Role

Welcome back to the study table, friends.  This week's focus is the parting of ways of Jewish and Gentile believers, and yesterday we ended our session with a list of ways this has played out over the years.  The Jewish people (both believing and unbelieving) experienced great persecution through major world events such as the …

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The Priestly Call

Ok, let's wrap it up today!  This week we have studied God's love story.  We know God called Abraham, a pagan Gentile, to become the father of the Jews...and the Gentiles!  (See previous posts if that is confusing to you!)  God's call upon Abraham was a 3-fold call: Birthing call Suffering call Priestly call Today, …

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