VaYera Study Sheet

November 3, 2017 With the beginning of 5778 we have restructured our Wednesday night Bible study.  Instead of the three different groups that we previously had, we are all meeting together for a one hour study on the parsha of the week entitled, “Trekking Through the Torah.”   In this year we will be looking at […]

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Entering 5778

September 20, 2017 L’Shanah Tovah, As the evening approaches and we are finalizing our preparations to welcome in the new year of 5778 on the Jewish calendar, I wanted to encourage you with a few words to start this new year. You may be a person who doesn’t like new things or you may be […]

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Prayer Guide for the month of Elul

Elul begins next week on August 23.  This month leads us into the High Holy Days and is traditionally a time of spiritual preparation.  The name is considered to be an acronym for Anee L’Dodi v’dodee lee.  “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.”  This is thought by the sages to summarize the […]

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Breakthrough is coming

Shalom, It has been a few months since I’ve shared a word for the week.  The summer has been very busy.  There have been several things that Adonai has been speaking to me about during the last few months.  One of them is breakthrough.  Does anyone else need a breakthrough in their lives?  I want […]

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Counting the Omer

Tonight is the 7th night of counting the Omer.  The Omer is the 50 day period between Pesach and Shavuot.  We are commanded to count these 50 days in VaYikra (Levticus) 23.15-16 which states, “‘From the day after the day of rest -that is, from the day you bring the sheaf for waving -you are […]

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Resurrection Power

Tomorrow night we celebrate Passover.  Last week as I was preparing in my heart for the holiday, this Scripture kept coming to mind. “And if the Spirit of the One who raised Yeshua from the dead is living in you, then the One who raised the Messiah Yeshua from the dead will also give life […]

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The Best Is Yet to Come – Part Two

In last week’s word for the week, I ended talking about “the best is yet to come.”  This week I would like to conclude my thoughts on that.  As I mentioned, I had heard a devotional based on Ephesians 3 earlier that week.   As we focus on the principle that the best is yet to […]

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The Best Is Yet to Come – Part 1

This past Tuesday Rabbi Michael and I attended a meeting with other local leaders of congregations.  During the devotional, the gentleman speaking encouraged us with Ephesians 3.  At the end he quickly shared the following three main points from a sermon by Jonathan Edwards, a man Adonai used greatly during the The Great Awakening.  (An […]

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Purim D’rash

Shalom, We will be celebrating Purim on Saturday, March 11.  (We trust you will be joining us if you live locally.)  Purim is a fun holiday.  We have a great time dressing up in costumes, eating great food, playing games, and retelling the Purim story in a fun way.  But in the midst of our […]

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Simply Believe

In Mattityahu (Matthew) 19.26 Yeshua told his talmidim, “”With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”  I believe this is a word to encourage us in the midst of the challenges of life.  Sometimes our circumstances can seem so overwhelming and in the natural we cannot see how thing could improve […]

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