Parables pt. 2

Shalom Mishpocha (Family) in Yeshua, Parables (משלים) of Messiah Last month we discussed the parables of the Tanach (Old Covenant Scriptures). We mentioned that the parable, mah-SHAAL in Hebrew, was a method of teaching very common among the rabbis of Yeshua’s day. While the Messiah did not invent the mashal, He is the only teacher of parables

Parables pt. 1

Shalom Mishpocha (Family) in Yeshua, Parables משלים :Old and New Our topic this month is fascinating, but somewhat complex: Parables. The use of parables in teaching is unique to rabbinic literature and the New Testament. Jewish literature at the time of Yeshua contains nearly five thousand rabbinic parables. When Yeshua spoke in parables (meshalim, meh-shah-LEEM
Dear fellow journeymen, More Jewels From My Journey On the fortieth anniversary of my “born again” experience, I wrote a series of “jewels” from my journey. They were published in our October 2013 newsletter (available on JewishJewels.org). On June 10, 2016, I will be celebrating my eightieth birthday, so I decided to share a few more of

The Jewish Lifecycle

Dear Beloved in Yeshua, Life Cycle in Hebrew Thought This month’s topic has been on our hearts recently as God has made our family acutely aware of the cycle of life and its various seasons. The Jewish roots of our faith in Messiah go deep into our appreciation of life. We have all heard the toast, “L’Chaim,”
Passover Greetings in the Lamb, our Redeemer! With a Mighty Hand… We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt, and the Eternal, our God, brought us forth from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm (based on Deut. 5:15, 6:21, 26:8). [Avadim hayinu l’Pharaoh b’Mitzrayim. V’yotsiaynu Adonai Elohaynu mi-shaam b’yaad chazaka oo-vizroah n’tooyah.] This statement is
Dear Mishpocha in Yeshua, Courage! As we celebrate the holiday of Purim this month, we decided to focus on the quality of COURAGE as exemplified by Queen Esther, the heroine of the Purim story. We encourage you to read the Book of Esther and celebrate with all the Jewish People on Wednesday, March 23 (Fast of Esther), Thursday,
Greetings in the Beloved, Preparation In meditating on the heart this month, the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) brought to mind a principle that has undergirded our spiritual lives since our early days as Messianic believers: Preparation of the heart, especially preparing our heart to agree with God. There are two aspects to preparation of the heart. The
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