A Pre-Summer Pause for REFLECTION

Every journey needs “pit stops” – planned times to slow down and to pull off the road. These are opportunities to be refreshed, to review the progress made and to anticipate and plan the next stage of the journey. We will take the time to do that now on our “journey through sacred time,” before […]

Summer Growth: G – R – O – W – T – H

H     –    HOPE and HALLELU’YAH! The Promise of Hope It is fitting that we conclude our season of summer growth with a confirmation of the source and reason for our hope, and with a resultant outpouring of our hearts in gratitude and praise. In his very relevant book Future Tense, Jonathan Sacks, […]

Summer Growth: G – R – O – W – T Part 2

Taming the Tongue (T – Part 2) The Power of Words “The instruments of both life and death are contained within the power of the tongue.” (Proverbs 18:21) Our gift of speech is one aspect that defines us as human. How we employ this gift is of great significance in our daily lives and in […]

Summer Growth: G – R – O – W – T Part 1

Truth and Trust (T – Part 1) What is Truth? It is wise to determine the truth of a matter before we fully invest our trust in anything or anyone. On the other hand, we need to be aware of the fact that one’s view of ‘truth’ is established according to one’s understanding, which is, […]

Summer Growth: G – R – O – W

Worship and Warfare City of God Most people can agree that life is a battle and that we need, in the words attributed to Paul, to “fight the good fight” (1 Tim. 6:12). The late Derek Prince, a well respected Christian Bible teacher and author, made a very reassuring observation with reference to the modern State […]

Summer Growth: G – R – O

Obedience and Order Obedience – The Yoke of the Kingdom In an exquisitely tender exhortation, Messiah Yeshua said, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:29-30). […]

Summer Growth: G – R

Repentance and Righteousness Turn and Return Repentance was the first message preached by both John the Baptizer (Matt. 3:2) and by Yeshua (Matt. 4:17). In Hebrew, the language of revelation, the word translated as repentance is teshuva, which has root meanings of ‘to turn around’ and ‘to return’. The classic example of teshuvah is found […]

Summer Growth – G

Gratitude and Generosity  We are setting out on our journey through the busy season of Summer Growth! Before we start, there are a few basic, foundational concepts that we need to have clear in our understanding. You are Worthy. It is God’s Will that you grow. You are equipped, by His grace, with all you […]