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Ezekiel was a prophet who certainly had a rough time of it. He was tied with ropes and forced to lie on his side, being fed just bread and water for years, some years on his left side and some on his right side. He was made mute, God had
Here we are at Sukkot, again, which this year happens exactly on the first day of Fall. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. Sukkot is, traditionally, believed to be the time when Messiah Yeshua was born, and this is verified by the
First off, I want to say to everyone the traditional Jewish greeting we pass to each other on Yom Kippur, which is: May you have an easy fast. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. So often over the years, I have heard
In my last message, I talked about how despite all the different ways we can sin which God tells us in the Torah, there is really only one sin, and that is always the sin against God. No matter what we do, or don’t do, sin is always just the
I bet some of you are expecting me to talk about the Akidah, Genesis 22 (the Binding of Isaac) because that is the traditional reading for Rosh HaShanah. Other traditions are the eating of sweets, such as apples with honey and carrot tzimmes. We stay away from nuts because the
This is the first parashah message I have given in nearly three weeks, due to vacations and such, so it is nice to be back. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. Moses has just finished giving the people his discourse on what
I am still in the book of Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) and reading about the prophecies God told Jeremiah to relate to the people. There is a constant theme in these prophecies, which we see throughout the Tanakh, regarding God’s threat to punish Israel (Northern and Southern kingdoms) if they fail to
Did you ever think how unfair it seems that the entire nation of Israel was punished for the sins of its leadership? If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. In the Northern Kingdom of Shomron, the evil kings were certainly bringing the nation
How many times do we read in the Bible that God says we are to be holy, as he is holy? Too many times to count, right? If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. But we are human beings; mortal, finite, and born
Well, did you miss me? Did anyone even notice that I was gone for 10 days? There is something that Donna and I love to do when we need to get away, but we haven’t been able to do it for over 18 months. And what that is is to