Popular Jewish Symbols and Their Meaning
What are the prominent Jewish symbols and what do they mean? Here’s a short introduction. Find out more about the Star of David, the Jewish menorah and the Hebrew symbol Chai.The Gift of the Divine Will – God Wants to Live One Life With You So As to Make You Supremely Happy
Do you wish to live one life in common with God? Do you wish to be supremely happy, to be constantly over brimming with joy and peace, to possess God as the Saints in Heaven do; to perform divine acts continuously rather than human ones? Do you want to start living the life of Heaven right here on Earth? In other words, do you earnestly want the gift of the Divine Will? Well, if you do, I’ve got good news for you! God loves us so much that it always was His intention that we live with the gift of the Divine Will, that is, that we live one life in common with Him right from the beginning. When He created Adam and Eve, He placed them in the Garden of Paradise, where they lived supremely happy.God Loves Halloween!
For those of us that enjoy Halloween, here’s some reasons why God loves Halloween… Halloween is a community event that focuses on children. The church “reinvented” Halloween, so as to be inclusive. If Jesus were here, he would be out on Halloween night, spending time with families and talking with everyone he could meet!First the Battle, Then the Rest
If we feel weary of doing battle with the world, it’s probably because we’re trying to fight it alone. It’s only when we get reinforcements to fight back the devil, that we can receive the rest and refreshment we crave.While They Promise Them Liberty
Liberty; Freedom from restraint, in a general sense, and applicable to the body, or to the will or mind. The body is at liberty, when not confined; the will or mind is at liberty, when not checked or controlled.Hebrews 11 – Learning About Faith Starts In This Chapter of the Bible
If you are interested in learning more about having faith, then reading Hebrews 11 is a great place to start. Hebrews 11 is often referred to as the faith chapter, as this chapter is all about having faith in God. It is often recommended that new Christians read this chapter when they are just beginning their walk with the Lord.Contemporary Jewish Art With Traditional Jewish Values
So much Judaic culture is rooted in beautiful tradition. There are so many specific concerns and rituals in the Jewish culture that art has often spent a lot of time reflecting those values. As a result much of the world of Judaic art finds it’s self being tailored to older stylistic forebears and more traditional forms of expression.The Reckoning – The Shemitah Part 2
The “Shemitah” is a seven year Hebrew tradition/concept imposed by God upon the Jewish people. They are to till their fields and crops for six years and during the seventh year (Sabbath year) they are to rest totally. They are not to cultivate the land and are to release all debtors from their debts (Shemitat Kesafin.)Amazing Twist on Proof of God’s Existence
Sorry but ‘have faith my son’ just doesn’t cut it. If you are going to live your life in accordance with “God’s Law” then you should know if there really is a God or not. But how do you “prove” the existence of something as ethereal as God? It can be done, but a better question to ask is – ‘is it reasonable to believe that God exists’.The Depths of Forgiveness
Most people will have great difficulty with the practice of forgiveness; the depths of forgiveness are lucidly sparing in the context of our typically brash humanity. The precious humility of Jesus, realms beyond our skinny understanding, is not found easily, and it makes itself invisible unless we come bearing the sanctity of unconditional surrender. Forgiveness is not about us; it’s about God.Tzitzit Tying Customs: The Basics
What is the most important part of a tallit? The tzitzit, of course, which are really the tallit’s raison d’etre. Without the tzitzit the tallit would be just a nice wool shawl for men. Yet some people don’t think twice about the tzitzit when buying a tallit. Whether you plan to tie the tzitzit yourself or buy a tallit with pre-tied tzitzit, you’ll want to know the basics before you get started.Ekklesia Versus the Church – Spiritual Gifts Have Been Given to All Believers
There are some verses in Scripture, especially introductions to Paul’s epistles, that, to be honest, seem a little procedural, rather than spiritually rich with meaning. Once such verse is 1 Corinthians 1:2, which has some very significant truth that quickly gets overlooked when one reads the passage at large without focusing specifically on this verse. However, as we look at this closer, I believe you will find it rich with meaning.