What is your character…. part 1

While discussing the study of scripture with people I will mention that I study in the original Hebrew and Greek. Many look at me with the “I just saw an alien” blank stare. Here is why….. it tells me something “Joe Sunday” the preacher doesn’t. “A rose, by any other name, would smell so sweet?”... Continue Reading →

The early church

The Nazarenes of the first century called themselves "The Way". They accepted the entire Tenakh (Old Testament), however, they didn't believe doing so was necessary for salvation. Rather, their motivation was to imitate Yeshua, who, during his life and all of his ministry was a fully Torah observant Hebrew. What would Jesus do? Answer -... Continue Reading →

1 Corinthians 2 … mind your matters

2 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency* of speech** or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God***. *G5247 ὑπεροχή huperoche (hï-per-o-chee') n. 1. prominence. 2. (figuratively) superiority (in rank or character). **from G3004 λέγω lego (le'-ğō) v. (properly) to “lay” forth. or a discourse (on a topic). ***... Continue Reading →

1 Corinthians 1 ….what do you know?

1 Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes* our brother, G4988 Σωσθένης Sosthenes (sōs-the'-nees) n/p. of safe strength. [from the base of G4982 and that of G4599] G4982 σώζω sozo (sō'-zō) v. to save, i.e. deliver or protect. G4599 σθενόω sthenoo (sthe-no'-ō) v. 1. to invigorate. 2.... Continue Reading →

2 Chronicles 7:14

2 Chronicles 7:14 IF {my people, which are called by my name,} (the "who" rightly defined) shall humble themselves, (bring themselves unto submission) and pray, (ask for forgiveness) and seek my face, (learn Torah) and turn from their wicked ways; (Teshuvah, true repentance) then will I hear from heaven, (give heed to their cry) and... Continue Reading →

John 21 ..The Gates of Hell

21 After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself. The photo attached is the 'Gate to Hades' in Caesarea Philippi, which stood in a lush area near the foot of Mount Hermon, was a city dominated by immoral activities and pagan worship.... Continue Reading →

John 20 …overcoming the grave

20 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. Hebrews did not have the named days of the week as those came from the Greeks and Romans. Sunday comes from the Roman Sola Dias or the day... Continue Reading →

John 19 …the stakes are high..

19 Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him. 2 And the soldiers platted (to braid) a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, 3 And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote (punched) him with their hands. 4 Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto... Continue Reading →

John 2 ….cleaning house

John 2 2 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. 3 And when they wanted wine*, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. G3631 οἶνος oinos (oi'-nos) n. wine. (of... Continue Reading →

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