The Beginning and End, the Same

While many of the books in the Bible are filled with symbolism, prophecy, and metaphors, the book of Revelation contains some of the most confusing examples—especially to seekers without formal theological and exegetical training. The book of Revelation depicts Yeshua opening the seals of Daniel’s vision. He is worthy to...

If I Told You Once, I’ve Told You Three Times! Luke 19:44

  The Bible has a constant theme. It always emphasizes three things. What are they?   The Three Appointed Seasons Passover (Pesach) Pentecost (Shavu’ot) Tabernacles (Sukkot)   The Three Visitations  Yeshua admonished His people as He said “you did not know the time of your visitation.”   The 1st coming of Messiah - Yeshua, the suffering Servant...

The Promise of the Father

The Greeks called it Pentecost. In English we would understand it as the Feast of the Ingathering, and in Hebrew it is known as Shavu’ot—or the Promise of the Father. Another appointed season on God’s time clock, Shavu’ot is determined by counting seven Sabbaths from a particular day during the...

The Miraculous Seed Within

I often think about what makes some people flourish when faced with unexpected obstacles and sometimes devastating life challenges, and others wither on the vine and retreat into places of fear, anger, and negativity. While the complex subjects of nature versus nurture, inherent personality traits, and a host of environmental,...

Counting the Omer to the Resurrection

Can you imagine the harvest season of Judea in AD 30? The events of the days prior to the normally joyous Feast of Bikkurim had been unbearably difficult as the followers of Yeshua went through a time of overwhelming confusion, sorrow, and then great fear. Their teacher and friend, whom...

A Leader Should be Like a Servant Luke 22:27

We are about to celebrate Passover in a few weeks. This year at our Fellowship we will be observing a triclinium vignette called “The Last Supper”.  Leonardo da Vinci’s painting entitled by the same name has captivated the hearts and minds of many over the centuries with his Renaissance era...

Grace and Law The Balance of Dynamic Tension Romans 8:4

It is common for most westerners to approach the Bible from their own personal perspective of culture and language. We often forget that the Bible was written by ancient Hebrew thinkers, not in English but rather in their tongues of Hebrew and Aramaic for the First Testament and Greek for...

The Inscription of God 2 Tim 2:19

Sealed by God   Five verses in the Bible refer to a “seal of God” or an object or person sealed by God (John 6:27; 2 Timothy 2:19; Revelation 6:9; 7:2; and 9:4). The word sealed in the New Testament comes from a Greek word that means “to stamp with a private mark” in the interest...

The End is Where He Begins

Growing up in a formal Liturgical Church, I’m familiar with several of the doxologies that were sung or recited at the end of each service. For some reason, this one always stays in my mind, “As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be. World without end....