Give Bountifully and Be Full of Light
The words of Jesus are like precious coins, conveyed to us via the gospels. In their original form however they were minted in a foreign currency, as it were – in a first-century Semitic setting and language far removed from our time.
July 2014 Torah Highlights
Torah portions and highlights for July 2014.
Pilgrim Feasts: Origination, Association, and Destination
Pentecost (Shavuot)—like each of the pilgrimage feasts of Israel—has an origination, an association and a destination. Together they proclaim and explain the Gospel of God (Mark 1:14, Rom. 1:1). Here is how they fit together.
The Life of Faithfulness: Perfecting Your Faith (Part 2)
The essence, the foundation, the root meaning of faith is not so much belief in something in the sense of an intellectual acknowledgement of certain truths, or belief in a person or in God. No, that is not the essence of faith – that is part of the process of faith—the essence of faith is persistence, loyalty, fidelity, or said in other words, steadiness, steadfastness. Thus, biblically speaking faith is faithfulness.