They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

Rosh Hashannah

Sound the ram’s horn at the New Moon,     and when the moon is full, on the day of our festival; this is a decree for Israel,     an ordinance of the God of Jacob. –Psalm 81:3-4 This week, for Jewish people all over the world, marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year and the Fall

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Of Wool and Linen: Deuteronomy 22:11

Credit to Lois Tverberg for the original idea behind this post As you read through the Book of Deuteronomy you quickly discover that God was very detailed in the laws for living that He gave the Israelites. Every subject under the sun is covered, from personal hygiene, dietary laws, marriage, sexual conduct, and even what

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God is Good? The Feeding of the Five Thousand

Note: I borrowed heavily and received the inspiration for this post from listening to a sermon from Andy Hein of the International Justice Mission. The phrase, “God is Good”, is a slogan that is frequently tossed around in Christian circles. It is a slogan you often see on bumper stickers and lapel buttons. As Christians

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Lord Teach Us to Pray: Part 6

Part 6 of a Series on the Lord’s Prayer, found in Luke 11:1-4 and Matthew 6:9-13 In our final post we will look at the last of the the three ”we” petitions found in the Lord’s Prayer and then summarize the results of our study. Matthew 6:13 says, “Lead us not into temptation but deliver

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Lord Teach Us to Pray: Part 5

Part 5 of a Series on the Lord’s Prayer, found in Luke 11:1-4 and Matthew 6:9-13 In this post we will look at the second of the three, “we” petitions found in the Lord’s Prayer. For review, the model prayer that Jesus gave to His followers first contained three petitions that pertain to and speak towards

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Lord Teach Us to Pray: Part 4

Part 4 of a Series on the Lord’s Prayer, found in Luke 11:1-4 and Matthew 6:9-13 In our fourth post on the Lord’s Prayer we will begin our look into the three requests that Jesus asked us to make to “Our Father” on our own behalf. The first of these three “we petitions” is, “give us

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