Life in the Light

Upward, Inward, Outward, Forward: Cooperate

A Team Effort W hat feelings come when you think about evangelism? Fear? Anxiety? Intimidation? When someone mentions sharing your faith, do you feel unbearable pressure, as though your actions will make the difference in a person's eternal destiny? If this is how you...

Ezrah—An “Help Meet” for Adam

Hebrew Let's take a look at an often mistranslated word. Ezrah looks like this: עֶזתָה "And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him." Genesis 2:18 Understanding the meaning of Hebrew words is essential to...

Upward, Inward, Outward, Forward: Serve

Believer as Servant W hen Jesus came, it wasn't as a political ruler who told people what to do. Instead, He humbled Himself and because a servant to all to demonstrate how God had designed people to live. He left all His rights and privileges behind and served those...

Hebrew Word of the Week: Shema

Hebrew Today’s Hebrew contains one of the most sacred words in the language: שָׁמַע "Hear, O Israel, the Lord is thy God, the Lord alone." Deuteronomy 6:4 In the ancient book of Deuteronomy, Moses tells the people to understand this concept. He commands them to...

How to Know God

Are you certain you know God? Belief and faith are extremely important in our life in God, but perhaps there is a deeper understanding to be had in order to know Him.     What does it mean "to know" the Lord? that everyone who believes may have eternal life...

UIOF: Week Thirteen-Praying for Relationship

praying for relationship H ow did Jesus "do evangelism"? Most Christians who consider evangelization think of it as "doing something" to someone else. It's not something most people look forward to, but in reality, we are being evangelists every time we step outside...

Hebrew Word of the Week: Hebrew

Hebrew Word of the Week: עִברִית Did you ever wonder what the original language was? Many scholars believe it was Hebrew. I agree that it may have been so, and in this post, I'm going to tell you why. But first, let's look at the word Hebrew in Hebrew....

Hebrew Word of the Week: Pray

Hebrew This week, I want to take a look the verb meaning "pray" in Hebrew. It looks like this: מְפַלֵּל "Yih'yeh zeh mam'niy sheaniy tzariykh' l'haf'siyk l'hit'palel bish'viyl'kha." "As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by failing...

Hebrew Word of the Week: Torah

  Hebrew If I'm following Messianic Judaism (or Hebrew Christianity), am I putting myself under the law? תורָה   "Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace (Galatians 5:4)." What does it mean...

Upward, Inward, Outward, Forward: Week 4 Leadership

Sharing Leadership If you knew you couldn't fail, what is one thing you would try to do for God? We often think of ourselves as immature or unspiritual in relation to other people. Perhaps you see your small group leader as someone who has it all together and to whom...

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