Learn more about the Jewish Holidays as well as discover devotionals and resources to enrich your faith this year.

Bread and Breath - Shavuot's Gifts

April 23, 2021

Shavuot 2021 is May 17 and starts at sundown the evening before. When God called Israel out of Egypt to be a people unto Him, He commanded they observe annual “appointed times” before Him. Shavuot, or the Feast of Weeks, is one of them. It’s a commemoration of receiving, offering and thanksgiving. The gift of bread In ancient Israel, Shavuot was an agricultural feast. Every man physically able was to bring the first of his wheat crop to the Temple in Jerusalem as an offering to the Lord...

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Entering 2021 with Thanksgiving and Praise!

December 23, 2020

We’ve come to our last “Prayer Points” for 2020, and we are ending the year with some wonderful praises. After having to cancel or postpone several Outreaches and congregational trips in 2020, we were finally able to visit both Ethiopia and Zimbabwe in the last months of the year. What a blessing it was to minister in person! Please join us in these celebrations and ongoing prayer requests: Medical Clinic in Dawro, Ethiopia This small Medical Clinic was like a family reunion as our U...

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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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