Shavuot, Feasts of Weeks, or Pentecost (different names for the same feast) began June 3, at sundown. SHAVUOT IN THE TORAH From the day after the Sabbath [Firstfruits], the day you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, count off seven full weeks.   Count off fifty days up to the day after the seventh Sabbath,and […]

Most of what you read in the New Testament has a counterpart in the Old Testament.  For example, the “love your enemies” principle is found throughout the entire Bible   OLD TESTAMENT If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: For thou shalt […]

The Book of Proverbs is filled with comparisons and contrasts.  Its wisdom is ageless.  (All of the selected verses below are quoted from the New American Standard Bible.)   Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make […]

Then God said, “Let the earth spout forth vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit after their kind, with seed in them, on the earth”; and it was so.  And the earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, with seed in them, after their kind; and […]

Many are familiar with the account of Jesus feeding over 5000 people with five loaves of bread and two fish.  He also feed about 4000 people with seven loaves and a few small fish.  But did you know that the Tanakh (Old Testament) records similar miracles?  God is the same yesterday, today, and forever.  He […]

Years ago a friend invited me to her son’s bar mitzvah.  As a born-again Christian, I was curious about Judaism but had never been to a bar mitzvah.  As it turned out, her cousin was curious about me.  A conservative Jew, he sought me out and sat beside me during part of the bar mitzvah.  […]

http:// Video streaming by Ustream “Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight” (I John 3: 21-22, NASB). About 1 hour and 50 minutes into the service, […]

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