JEWISH VOICE BLOG

The War that Won Jerusalem

May 21, 2020

At the outset of a war, no one knows how long the fighting will last. The longest war in history persisted 781 years, between the Spanish Empire and the Moors. The shortest battle, the Anglo-Zanzibar War of 1896, lasted a mere 38 minutes. Jerusalem Day commemorates the second shortest war in history, which arose between the enemies of Israel and the young Jewish country. It occurred from June 5 to June 11, 1967, and is aptly named the Six-Day War. Jerusalem Day, or Yom Yerushalayim, 2020 b...

Read More

Israel finally has a new government. Now what?

May 21, 2020

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NIV) It’s been more than two months in isolation for most of us across America and in other countries as well. Let me encourage you with the words of Jesus from John 16:33 above. We live in a fallen world which means we will have trouble. But we can take heart because our Messiah has overcome the world. That means we are overcome...

Read More

My Words Matter | Day 4

May 21, 2020

We all have a comfort zone. When it comes to interacting with people, I think I’ve been practicing physical distancing my entire life. I prefer a few feet of separation. We are living in a time where six feet separation is the standard. Good thing our love for God is not measured by how close we get to each other but rather on how we communicate with one another. A famous quote from Francis of Assisi says, “Preach the Gospel at all times. When necessary, use words.” Whether spoken, texted or po...

Read More

Fill Me Up Please | Day 3

May 20, 2020

Ephesians chapter 3 has one of the most beautiful illustrations of the love of God in the entire Bible. First, I have to preface that statement with the fact that I’m a former supply chain manager who was tasked with scheduling truckloads of food for delivery to restaurants. Space was always at a premium and I was always finding new ways to maximize the space I was given. In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul gives an invitation to pray for the strength to understand the size and depth of the lov...

Read More

We are His Workmanship | Day 2

May 19, 2020

My wife and I have three children. While we have been blessed to watch all three grow and mature, our middle child has been an interesting case study for me. Over the last two years she has gone from a very talkative child who depended on us to help her to do the smallest tasks to a strong minded, independent young woman who loves Yeshua and is still very talkative. While her outward appearance is the same, inwardly she has become something new. The Apostle Paul outlines in Ephesians chapter 2 t...

Read More

Night of Promise

May 18, 2020

We have an exciting lineup of musical artists, pastors, and ministry leaders – coming together to encourage you with messages of God’s faithfulness, hope and vision. Be a part of it all and join us for this extraordinary Night of Promise!

Read More

Hope in His Calling | Day 1

May 18, 2020

If you’re like me, you love reminders. I have reminders everywhere; my workspace is full of sticky notes reminding me of tasks. My phone is set to remind me of birthdays, anniversaries and when to pay bills. I even have a reminder to check my reminders. Chapter 1 of Ephesians serves as our reminder of who we are in Messiah and how Mighty our God is! The Apostle Paul reminds followers of Yeshua of two foundational truths. First, our value is grounded in Messiah: Blessed be the God and F...

Read More

Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in Shavuot!

May 18, 2020

Something was wrong. Bethlehem* had walked 8 miles from her home in a village in Ethiopia to our Medical Outreach. She stood in line with her baby, in the heat, waiting to be seen. Then, right as she walked into our medical tent, the attack began. Her eyes started to roll back in her head. The baby in her arms was screaming. Thankfully, one of our Outreach Partners was right there to hold her baby because Bethlehem was having a severe asthma attack. She was gasping for breath. God...

Read More

Hope From Romans | Day 7

May 17, 2020

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 Our God is the God of hope! As Paul draws his treatise to the Roman community of faith in Jesus to a close, he invokes the LORD as the God of hope. Inside of His own existence, there is hope. Though He is the God of all things, Paul is highlighting that he is the God of hope specifically. That should be an encouragement to us! Let us consider this t...

Read More

Hope From Romans | Day 6

May 16, 2020

For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. Romans 15:4 If we are struggling to live from hope, take a look at Paul’s encouragement to the Romans was to look to the Scriptures to find it. The record of testimony to the LORD’s faithfulness to the people of Israel strengthens our hope today. In the Scriptures, Paul tells us we can find patience. In the Scriptures, Paul exhorts us that we can...

Read More