Life in the Light

UIOF Week 21, Bearing Fruit

Photo Courtesy of Rohit Tandon on Unsplash "I am the vine; you are the branches.  If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." — John 15:5 Stop Thinking Like the World Are you being transformed?...

Hebrew WOW: שְׁאוֹל

A Jewish Perspective on SheolDid Jews in the time of Yeshua believe in hell?Do you?  Ancient thought about sheol (hell) was quite different from Western (Christian) thought, yet Yeshua was a Jew. What did He think?שְׁאוֹל(Sheol) sheol, underworld, grave, hell, pit the...

UIOF Week 20: Ride the Wind!

"and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power." Photo Courtesy of Helena Hertz on Unsplash Have you ever gone paragliding? It is touted as the purest form of flying that a human can do. But...

To God be the glory, great things He has done.

Yeshua still heals. His compassions never fail and they are new every morning. “Have compassion on me, Lord, for I am weak. Heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony. – Psalm 6:2”Three years ago, I had surgery to replace my right hip that was bone-on-bone due to...

Korban: A Sacrificial Present

What does the Hebrew word korban mean? Our Hebrew word for today is קֹרְבָּן (korban), which occurs in the Bible with the following translations: offering (68x), oblation (12x), offered (1x), sacrifice (1x). The korban was presented as a remedy...

Shining the Light on Slavery in the Hebrew Scriptures

"And if the slave shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free: Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an aul;...

UIOF- Week 18- Be the Invitation

Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? Photo Courtesy of Helena Hertz on Unsplash The Pharisees of Jesus' day were looking for a Messiah that...

UIOF Bible Study # 17 – Share

Share Your Testimony Maybe you never thought about yourself as a preacher. Perhaps you've never wanted to stand in front of hundreds, or even thousands, of people and tell them about the Gospel. But you know that the Great Commission says that we are to go to the...

Hebrew WOW! ישועה

Hebrew To Christians, salvation comes through Jesus. In Hebrew, the name of Jesus is Yeshua. So is the word salvation.  It looks like this: ישועה   "She will give birth to a son, and you are to name him Yeshua, [which means `ADONAI saves,'] because he will save...

Hebrew WOW! זכור!

Hebrew This verb occurs 252 times in the Bible. זָכַר 1 Corinthians 11:24-25: "and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, 'This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.' In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, 'This cup is...

UIOF Week 16: Listen Up!

How to win friends & influence people There's an old proverb that goes: A wise old owl sat in an oak; the more he saw, the less he spoke. The less he spoke, the more he heard. Lord, make me like that wise old bird!" Dale Carnegie knew that he could walk into any...

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