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Chanukah Night 8: Rededication – Living Out Our Faith

December 17, 2020

On this eighth night of Chanukah, we reflect on rededication in a way that calls us to live out our faith in the Lord in such a way that serves others and glorifies Him. Messianic Jewish Chanukah Blessings Place eight candles in the chanukiah tonight, setting them in the holders from right to left. As you light the Shamash, or Servant Candle, recite the Messianic Jewish Chanukah blessings: Blessed are You, LORD, our God, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with Your commandmen...

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Chanukah Night 7: Rededication – Faith and Trust

December 16, 2020

On this seventh night of Chanukah, we look back at the eagerness with which the Jewish people longed to rededicate the Temple after its defilement, and we consider this holiday’s invitation to rededicate our lives to the Lord. Messianic Jewish Chanukah Blessings Place seven candles in the chanukiah tonight, setting them in the holders from right to left. As you light the Shamash, or Servant Candle, recite the Messianic Jewish Chanukah blessings: Blessed are You, LORD, our God, King of...

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Christmas and Chanukah: The Questions You’ve Always Had

December 15, 2020

It’s “the most wonderful time of year,” and both Christians and Jewish people enjoy the winter holiday season. This episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss is informative, personal and oh-so relevant. And we can almost guarantee that you’ll be surprised at some of the things you’ll learn. Carly and Ezra ask each other about their holiday impressions, understandings and traditions growing up and how things changed after coming to faith in Jesus as the Messiah. Then, Carly digs deeper to underst...

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Chanukah Night 6: Eyes to See the Miraculous

December 15, 2020

On this sixth night of Chanukah, we consider the everyday miraculous gifts the Lord provides. Messianic Jewish Chanukah Blessings Place six candles in the chanukiah tonight, setting them in the holders from right to left. As you light the Shamash, or Servant Candle, recite the Messianic Jewish Chanukah blessings: Blessed are You, LORD, our God, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with Your commandments and has given us Yeshua the Messiah, the Light of the World. Blessed are...

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Chanukah Night 5: God of Miracles

December 14, 2020

On this fifth night of Chanukah, we rejoice in our miracle-working Lord. Messianic Jewish Chanukah Blessings Place five candles in the chanukiah tonight, setting them in the holders from right to left. As you light the Shamash, or Servant Candle, recite the Messianic Jewish Chanukah blessings: Blessed are You, LORD, our God, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with Your commandments and has given us Yeshua the Messiah, the Light of the World. Blessed are You, LORD, our God,...

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Chanukah Night 4: Victories in Every Day

December 13, 2020

On this fourth night of Chanukah, we give thanks for the everyday victories the Lord has made possible for us. Messianic Jewish Chanukah Blessings Place four candles in the chanukiah tonight, setting them in the holders from right to left. As you light the Shamash, or Servant Candle, recite the Messianic Jewish Chanukah blessings: Blessed are You, LORD, our God, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with Your commandments and has given us Yeshua the Messiah, the Light of the Wor...

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Chanukah Night 3: Our Victorious God

December 12, 2020

On this third night of Chanukah, we reflect on the Chanukah story and God as the Mighty Warrior who has already won the victory over evil. Messianic Jewish Chanukah Blessings Place three candles in the chanukiah tonight, setting them in the holders from right to left. As you light the Shamash, or Servant Candle, recite the Messianic Jewish Chanukah blessings: Blessed are You, LORD, our God, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with Your commandments and has given us Yeshua the ...

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Chanukah Night 2: Shining Light into the Darkness

December 11, 2020

On this second night of Chanukah, we consider our roles as lights in the world. Messianic Jewish Chanukah Blessings Place two candles in the chanukiah tonight, setting them in the holders from right to left. As you light the Shamash, or Servant Candle, recite the Messianic Jewish Chanukah blessings: Blessed are You, LORD, our God, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with Your commandments and has given us Yeshua the Messiah, the Light of the World. Blessed are You, LORD, ou...

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Miracle in progress: Israel and UAE deepen ties

December 10, 2020

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12 NIV) We’re heading into one of my favorite times of the year and I’m so excited to spend just a few minutes today writing to you! The Festival of Lights is a time for remembering God’s goodness and provision – throughout the history of Israel and in our own lives. With so much that can weigh heavy on our hearts...

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Chanukah Night 1: Light Comes to a Darkened World

December 10, 2020

On this first night of Chanukah, we remember God’s miraculous provision of light. Messianic Jewish Chanukah Blessings – 1st Night Place a candle in the far-right holder of your chanukiah. As you light the Shamash, or Servant Candle, recite the first night’s Messianic Jewish Chanukah blessings: Blessed are You, LORD, our God, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with Your commandments and has given us Yeshua the Messiah, the Light of the World. Blessed are You, LORD, our God, ...

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