Touching Lives in Nazareth and Beyond

For me personally, one of the most exciting things happening in Israel today is the pouring out of the love of Jesus upon Jews, Arabs, Palestinians and other people groups! The Gospel is being shared in both word and deed, and I have written occasionally about an Arab congregation in Nazareth living out Jesus' commands …

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Why Did Jesus Fold the Face Cloth?

6 Then Simon Peter arrived and went inside. He also noticed the linen wrappings lying there, 7 while the cloth that had covered Jesus’ head was folded up and lying apart from the other wrappings. ~John 20:6-7 Exciting stuff from God's Word today, my friends! The 20th chapter of John describes the scene at the empty tomb when Peter …

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An On-Fire Arab Pastor in Nazareth

I first met Pastor Saleem Shalash at an American Christian Leaders for Israel (ACLI) Conference in Washington DC in May 2018. The highlight of that conference was witnessing the dedication of the US Embassy in Jerusalem, but my favorite speaker at the event was Pastor Saleem! He absolutely loves the Lord, was incredibly energetic and …

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“Can Any Good Thing Come Out of Nazareth?”

As Jesus launched His ministry in the Galilee area, one of His first tasks was to call disciples. The Gospels tell us Jesus called 12 extraordinarily common men and exhorted them to drop everything and follow Him. According to John 1:43-49, as Jesus was traveling to the Galilee area, He beckoned a man named Philip …

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