Give Thanks to the Lord for He is Good!

Yesterday we began a series examining the roots of our American Thanksgiving holiday.  We were reminded that pilgrims came to this land to "fulfill a fateful mission to build an ideal Christian commonwealth."  Upon arrival, however, they faced difficulty, but eventually were miraculously blessed by Native Americans who helped them learn to survive harsh new …

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The Truth about the First Thanksgiving

On Thursday, America will celebrate Thanksgiving.  It seems to have transformed from a season of family and fellowship to a weekend of football and a fanatical “spendfest” in pursuit of the greatest Black Friday deals.  In other words, other than perhaps a few moments of reflection about the material things for which we are thankful, …

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Feast of Tabernacles: A Time of Joyful Fellowship

“Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, for behold, I come and I will dwell [tabernacle] in your midst, declares the Lord. And many nations shall join themselves to the Lord in that day, and shall be my people. And I will dwell in your midst, and you shall know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you.” ~Zechariah 2:10-11 …

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It’s Not too Late to Join the Fun!

Sundown on Sunday marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish civil New Year.  (The religious new year begins with Passover in the spring.)  In Israel and around the world, Jewish people will welcome the new year by wishing one another Shana Tovah (Happy New Year) and sending one another greeting cards.  (Hint: send a "Shana Tovah" …

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