A Look Back at Shavuot (Pentecost)

Shavuot (Pentecost) is one of the seven major Biblical feasts commemorated by Jews since their days of enslavement in Egypt. It actually commenced at sundown last Saturday (June 8), but rather than interrupt our series on the Six Day War, I chose to delay this post. We have discussed the Biblical roots, yet differences, of …

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Land of Milk and Honey

Exodus 3:8 Speaking to Moses from a burning bush, following captivity in Egypt, God promised to redeem the Israelites and bring them into a land flowing with milk and honey. (See yesterday's post if you missed it!) Little did anyone know the many ways in which God would fulfill His promise! Regarding His promise, here …

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Water from a Rock

Wow!  That gives new meaning to “water from a rock,” doesn’t it! That is recent video from a flash flood in the Israeli desert, near the Dead Sea.  But I believe there is a Biblical principle to be gleaned from that incredible sight.  Let’s start with this passage from Exodus 17:3-6: But the people thirsted there …

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Why DOES Israel Matter?

Pull up a chair and hang out for a bit.  This week we are concluding our study, Why Israel Matters and we have covered lots of ground.  So, we're pulling it all together this week. Early in the study we discussed some reasons Israel matters.  Do you remember some of those reasons?  Let's jog the …

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