Life in the Light

Hebrew Word of the Week

Hebrew Today’s Hebrew word of the week comes from 2nd Chronicles 15:8. It looks like this: נְבוּאָה and it means prophecy. "And when Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominable idols out of all the land of...

Are You The Real Thing?

  The Authentic Life e covered communication with God in the first six weeks of this Bible study. Now we’ve moved on to learning to live an authentic life with a small group of other believers. But what does it mean to be authentic? Merrian Webster...

Jesus Was A Small Group Leader

Jesus Was A Small Group Leader Now that we've taken six weeks to look at our most important communication—between us and God—we next want to look at our membership in a small group. Not there yet? By the time we've finished the next six weeks, I hope I will have...

Hebrew Word of the Week: Lekh Lekha

Hebrew This week in Hebrew WOW we are going to learn about an expression that means “go to you.” לֵך לְךָ  לֵך לָךְ  The top word is the way it is spoken to a male, and the bottom to a female. They are pronounced, respectively, like this: לֵך לְךָ lekh lekha לֵך לָךְ...

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,...

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