Happy Purim: Celebrating God’s Deliverance

One of the most festive holidays in Israel kicks off this evening at sundown. It is called Purim and is based on the account of Esther and her cousin Mordecai, who together saved the Jewish people from an evil Persian tyrant. (Sound familiar!?!) I have actually been in Israel during Purim and can attest to …

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Truth Must Prevail: An Arab Christian Sets the Record Straight

Yesterday we focused on God's grace in bringing an Iranian Muslim to saving faith in Jesus.  The power of Jesus Christ is also alive in the life of an Arab Israeli determined to spread truth.  His name is Yoseph Haddad, and he needs our prayers this week! There are movements across American college campuses and …

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“We are All Jews Here!”

In December 2015 I attended a Christian Leaders Seminar at Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and Research Center in Jerusalem.  In my class was a pastor from Tennessee named Chris Edmonds,  and little did we know what excitement we would experience over the course of those 8 days at Yad Vashem. We learned early on that …

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Visiting the Western Wall

Last week in Israel I visited the Western Wall.  I always find it one of the most bittersweet places to visit.  Sweet, because I always get a taste of the profound yearning and reverence the Jewish people have for the God of Israel.  Bitter, because, while so close, most seem so far from grasping the …

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