Life in the Light

Hebrew Word of the Week: B’rachach

Hebrew What does it mean when the Bible says that God blessed someone? That word is בְּרַכָה, pronounced b'ra-chah. "Zachar vun'kevah b'ra'am vayevarekh atem vayikra et shemam adam beyom hibaram — Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their...

You Are God’s Best Friend

You Are God's Best Friend The loneliest place in all the world is where you are right now, if you have no special friend. A best friend is someone with whom you can be perfectly at ease and who hears you and knows you fully without judging you.   Who is that for you?...

Resurrection of Jesus: What Is It All About?

Was Jesus truly resurrected from the dead, and does it really matter? The case for Christ's resurrection is not based merely on an empty tomb. Does Jesus' resurrection—real or hoax—really matter? "If Jesus has not been raised, then our faith is worthless; and we are...

God’s Search and Rescue Team

God's Search and Rescue Team What do you think of when you hear the term “spiritual warfare?” Do you imagine Buffy the Vampire Slayer using martial arts to injure and maim evil spirits? Or do you picture Elisha  praying that God would open his servant’s eyes? Many...

Hebrew Word of the Week: Tikvah

  Hebrew We’ve studied love and faith, so this week we’re looking at another very important word in the character of a Christ-follower: hope.   "We wait [expectantly] for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. For in Him our heart rejoices, Because we trust [lean...

Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now? Do you know that God speaks directly to His people individually? How do you know when you are hearing God’s voice, and not your own—or even worse, Satan’s? God still speaks. The question is, are you listening? In the time during which Eli was high...

Ahavah

  Hebrew In Hebrew, the word we translate love is a•ha•VAH (אהבה). Interestingly, it is both a verb and a noun. The root of the word is אהב, which means to give. In most of the English-speaking world, love is thought to be an intense longing for another person, a...

Intercession: How to Pray So God Says Yes

Intercession How to Pray so God says yes Is it possible to pray in such a way that you know God's answer will be yea and amen? I believe it is. C.S. Lewis said, "Prayer doesn't change God. It changes me." Will you allow God to change your prayers? For His own reasons,...

Inspiring Posters to Download and Print

Surround Yourself With Words of Inspiration Colorful words in fun fonts that you can download, print, and hang!         Hello! I'm Susannah (aka Suzi) I wanted to share some inspiring words with you so you could download them, print them out, and hang them up. They're...

Ohr haOlam

Hebrew Today we will consider the Hebrew phrase "Light of the World." It looks like this: איר העולם   One of my favorite songs is “Here I Am to Worship” which begins like this: Light of the World, You stepped down into darkness, Opened my eyes, let me see… Perhaps...

What Hinders Prayer

What Hinders Prayer God has made it possible for us to enter the Holy of Holies through the atoning blood of His Son, Jesus Christ. At the moment of His death, the veil that separated man from God's most holy place was rent in two, from the top to the bottom. In other...

Baruch Haba

Hebrew Today’s Hebrew is actually 2 words: baruch haba. It looks like this: ברוך הבא   "Baruch haba b’Shem Adonai—Blessed is He who comes in the Name of Adonai. We bless you from the House of Adonai." Psalm 118:26 Tree of Life Version (TLV) Although it is a phrase...

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