It’s no secret that theology proper – the formal study of God – is an unwelcomed pursuit in the hallowed halls of today’s upper academia. We have lived in a science driven world since the Enlightenment of the 18th century, and as any self-respecting rationalist can tell you, religion is not a suitable topic for investigation, dissertation, or the laboratory. No, indeed. We have moved beyond God, and if the truth be told, the larger public sphere itself is no place for superstition. Read More
Where does the name ‘Yeshua’ come from? Don’t most people call him ‘Jesus’? The name Yeshua is a shortened version of the name Yehoshua or Joshua and is the literal Hebrew word for Salvation. Around the time of Jesus’ birth the names ‘Yeshu’ and ‘Yeshua’ were not uncommon. Reading right to left, the Hebrew letters which spell Yeshua are: Yod, Shin, Vav, Ayin. Read More
The Lamb of God was predicted in the Old Testament, from the very first lamb that was slain.
From the time in Genesis 3 when Adam and Eve first sinned, their sin needed to be atoned for.
The wages of sin is death. God, in his gracious love chose an innocent animal to atone for their sin by shedding it’s blood.
The animal whose skin was used to cover their nakedness may even have been a lamb. God may even have sacrificed the animal in front of Adam and Eve.
Today is Palm Sunday, which marks the precise day that Yeshua was prophesied to reveal himself as Israel’s Messiah by riding into Jerusalem on a young donkey.
The crowds recognized their Messiah, shouting “Hosanna! Blessed is he who who comes in the name of the Lord!” as they waved palm branches before laying them on the ground in front of their king. Read More
The holiday of Hanukkah, also known as The Feast of Dedication or Feast of the Maccabees begins tonight at sundown.
This holiday is a man-made holiday, not a a feast day ordained by God, so it it is not mentioned in the Jewish bible; the Torah, the Haftorah or Tanakh, but is celebrated by Jews around the world. Hanukkah is a sequence of 8 days set aside to praise and thank God for his faithfulness and miraculous power. The celebration is remembering a victory of the Jews over the Greko/Syrians in 165 B.C. by the retaking and re-dedication of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. The highlight of Hanukkah is known as the Miracle of Lights which involves the large 7-branch menorah in the temple. Read More