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Eastern vs. Western Thinking; Story of a Frog

One of the best illustrations I have heard to describe the difference between these two ways of approaching things is the example of the frogs in the pond. Every year, the biology department at the local school would go out to a nearby pond and capture a bunch of frogs. They would euthanize the frogs,

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10 Commandments: Marriage Contract

What if the 10 Commandments were God’s way of saying “I love you, will you marry me”? What if we did not look at them as legalistic, a set of do’s and don’ts, but instead looked at them as God’s marriage contract with us? If you look at the events leading up to the giving

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Sacred Places vs. Sacred Moments

In the pagan world of Bible times, sacred places were very important. If a pagan god did something at a particular place, worshippers would often construct an altar or temple on the location. When God created everything, He did not create any sacred places (although He did set aside a sacred day, the Sabbath). God

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Adonai Nissi: The Lord, Our Banner

In Exodus 17:15, after the Israelites were victorious over the Amalekites at Rephidim, it says that Moses built an altar there and called it Adonai Nissi, or” the Lord is our banner”. I had heard this term before, when a pastor preached on the names of God, such as “Jireh” provider, “Rapha” our healer, and

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Who gets the credit?

A rabbi once said the resume of a follower of God should be very short. While we were in Egypt, we saw picture after picture that told the common people that Pharaoh was responsible for the good things that happened in life.  He made the Nile flood, he provided the good crops, he handed out

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