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I have been involved in a lot of church work my whole life, but I consider Yeshua to be everything and the hidden life in Him. I was part of the Jesus movement revival of the early 1970's and I have a heart for Israel.

  • Yeshua’s Purpose, in Part

    I’ve been thinking of a question once posed to me, “Do you think, Yeshua came to start a new religion?”  I think the question left off an unspoken premise, “Didn’t he just clarify and qualify Judaism, such that if we… Read More ›

  • Holy Spirit Basics, Part II

    The gift of speaking in tongues is a lesser gift, (1 Cor. 14:5) but it seems to create more debate than any.  Nevertheless scripture says, “…do not forbid speaking in tongues.” (1 Cor. 14:39).  Also, “If anyone speaks in a… Read More ›

  • Holy Spirit Basics, Part I

    When we consider the Holy Spirit we need to remember that God is one inseparable God, such that there is no conflict or discrepancy between the Spirit, the Word – Yeshua, and the Father. (Deut 6:4).  However, there are vast… Read More ›

  • Two Responses to Yeshua

    “Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed.  ‘Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?’ they asked.  ‘Isn’t this the carpenter’s son?  Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and… Read More ›

  • Faith and the Drink Offering

    Think about Yeshua’s first public miracle, turning water into wine.  “When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, ‘They have no more wine.’  ‘Woman, why do you involve me?’ Jesus replied. ‘My hour has not yet come.’  His… Read More ›

  • Holy Spirit In Prayer

      Agreement is important in prayer.  Agreement first must be with God’s will.  Agreement is also available from the Word of God – when we pray scripture.  Recently, I had a need in my family, it was known by others… Read More ›

  • The Near Future

    When I get to heaven, I’m going to be able to play the heavenly instruments and write some music and sing songs that flow from the Lord.  Heaven will be populated with the redeemed saints, spirits of righteous men made… Read More ›

  • Differences in Felt Needs

    I have several married friends where the husband has recently retired and the wife continues to work.  I’m currently in that situation, as I was required to take early retirement, so I’m really rather young, good-looking, wise beyond my years,… Read More ›

  • Your God Is Too Small

    “Your God Is Too Small” is a book by J.B. Phillips.  My comments about the book will be in two parts, this being part 1, Destructive.  Phillips first debunks artificial concepts of God, thus using destructive as the negative focus… Read More ›

  • Trust and Obey

    Saul, first King of Israel is an example of what to avoid.   When Saul went to battle he was told to wait seven days, the time set by Samuel; but Samuel was delayed and Saul’s men began to scatter…. Read More ›

  • The Evangelist

    The Messiah gave the Church different types of ministries: Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, Teacher. (Eph 4:11; 1 Cor. 12:28-29).  In our day Pastors and Teachers seem to possess the mic and the stage, but I have known Evangelist and they… Read More ›

  • Temporal vs Eternal Life

    In C.S. Lewis’s book “Readings for Meditation and Reflection in the chapter entitled, “The Christian and the Materialist”, the author observes, “…a Christian and a non-Christian may both wish to do good to their fellow men.  The one believes that… Read More ›

  • Visions of God

    Moses was maybe the person who saw Father God most clearly, at least His Glory.  He asked to see God and God put him under a rock to protect him from a face to face encounter, then allowed Moses to… Read More ›

  • Holy Spirit In Clay Jars

    The Holy Spirit lives in every believer.  When Yeshua ascended to the Father, He left the Holy Spirit to dwell in His People.  This was fulfillment of the great prophecy that He would give His people a heart of flesh… Read More ›

  • We Cannot Out Give God

    I can only think of three occasions  recording that Yeshua received gifts;  near His birth He was given frankincense, gold and myrrh; Mary gave him a foot washing of expensive perfume, and after His death Joseph and Nicodemus gave Him… Read More ›

  • Comprehending God

    We are finite and limited in our understanding, but Yeshua came to earth to show us God’s love, his nature and character.  God is powerful enough to make himself known, in fact, it took the cruel death of His one… Read More ›

  • Rest For Your Soul

    A soul that strives, that struggles, that is searching, that is tormented, that is self-reliant, that is lonely, is not resting. Yeshua said,  “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take… Read More ›

  • What Happened to the Sacrifice

    The sacrifice in the Torah has been fulfilled by a lasting, once for all sacrifice of the Lamb of God, His one and only son Yeshua, Messiah.  That sacrifice was the one to which all the rituals of Passover pointed…. Read More ›

  • Inclusion Misinterpreted

    Dictionaries define inclusion as the act or state of being included in a group or substance. It appears that this definition violates the rule that a word should not be defined using a variation of the word; thus some have… Read More ›

  • Christian Generosity

    We watched a portion of a TV travel show about flying over southern Italy.  It was very beautiful and the ancient ruins were visible in great detail from the areal perspective.  As they flew over Rome the great Roman Catholic… Read More ›

  • Rest For Your Soul

    A soul that strives, that struggles, that is searching, that is tormented, that is self-reliant, that is lonely, is not resting. Yeshua said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take… Read More ›

  • A Dream Awakened

    I had a dream, waking abruptly, “It’s not going to be finished.”  I repeated.  I realized that in my dream I was dying unexpectedly and had a moment of consciousness immediately before death.  I said, “It’s not going to be finished.”… Read More ›

  • John Adams

    I just finished watching the HBO series of John Adams, based the book by David McCullough.  I read the book when it came out several years ago.  If you have even the smallest interest in history these are well told… Read More ›

  • Feelings Show Our Beliefs

      When we examine our feelings, or we cry out in emotion overflowing from feelings of hurt, anguish, disappointment, loss, etc., we are expressing what we believe to be true.  However, all we feel and believe is not necessarily true…. Read More ›

  • The Just Shall Live By Faith

    In Zephaniah 1:12 a pronouncement is given upon those who are settled in complacency, who say in their heart, “The Lord will not do good, nor will he do evil”. This is an appropriate scripture for today as people, even… Read More ›