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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.

  • God Is…

    Numbers: 23. 19. God is not human. Deuteronomy: 4. 7. God is near us. Deuteronomy: 4. 24. God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. Deuteronomy: 4. 31. God is a merciful God. Deuteronomy: 6. 4. God, the Lord is… Read More ›

  • New Answers

    Psychology is a favorite college class for many students, irrespective of their major field of study.  I have found it interesting; management, sales, and other fields incorporate aspects of it in their textbooks.  I discovered why this is true recently,… Read More ›

  • The Diligent Disciplinarian

    As parents we have to discipline our children and it is not a pleasant task, but we know it is necessary, at least generally.  There are times when we can be deceived or mislead to a different conclusion.  As a… Read More ›

  • Repentance

    What an old-fashioned word, so religious, so pious, so self-depreciating.  Does this word have meaning in our current society?   John the Baptist came with a message of repentance to make way for the Messiah.  ” ‘Repent, for the kingdom… Read More ›

  • The Sky Is Falling

    “The sky if falling.”  Chicken Little uttered these words over and over and some began to believe her.  The lost (an acceptable biblical term referring to those who do not currently believe in God) spew forth a seemingly endless list… Read More ›

  • God’s Temple

    Israel is an example to us today; all that happened, their choices, their delivery from enemies, their falling away from God, the building of the Temple, the Ten commandments, and all the rest.  We see in Israel God’s ideas delivered… Read More ›

  • Your God Is Too Small – Part 2

    This is a book by J.B. Phillips, a completion of comments about the book, specifically, Constructive.  Phillips takes a very apologetic approach assessing the characteristics necessary to validate the truth of his person as well as, His character.  An adequate… Read More ›

  • 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 ›