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Too often I hear people talking about grace as if it is synonymous with forgiveness, and forgiveness as if it is synonymous with mercy.  It isn’t, and they aren’t. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. Grace is the way God shows his
We begin with Abraham sitting under the terebinths just chilling out when three men (who are really angels) appear to him. He performs the usual act of kindness that was culturally expected of him, asking them to stay, wash their feet and giving them food and drink. After partaking of
We are saved by faith…how many times have you heard that said? When you hear it, do you ever think “Am I really faithful?” I do. Every day I try to be more faithful, but what does that mean, really? If you prefer to watch a video, click on this
Was the first thing you thought of when you read today’s title the movie, “A Few Good Men?”  Jack Nicholson, when told by Tom Cruise that he only wants the truth, delivers the now-iconic line, “You can’t handle the truth!”, which meant Cruise’s character wasn’t able to properly understand or appreciate
There is so much that happens in this parashah: If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. Abram (not yet called Abraham) is called by God to leave his father’s house, and he does so, receiving the promise from God that his seed will
What is obedience? If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. According to the Webster dictionary, it is willing to do as one is told; when I looked it up on the Internet, it says obedience is compliance with an order, request, or law or
Have you wondered why people who have intelligence and profess to believe in God still hold to the wrongful teachings that their religion has given them? Even when they admit they don’t really think their religion is all that great? Why do these intelligent people continue to reject the simple,
In this second parashah of the annual Torah reading cycle, we read about one of the best known biblical stories, one which is found in nearly every civilization: the Flood. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. God is fed up with the
How many of you are familiar with the movie called “The Manchurian Candidate”?  It is about a man who was conditioned (in the old days we used to say “brainwashed”) by the Communists to assassinate a United States figure in the hope of taking over the United States. If you
What do you think of when you hear “Give up?” If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. Do you think that it means to quit trying to do something, like in a prizefight when one contender throws in the towel and by doing