Life in the Light

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 to "keep...

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...

Hebrew Word of the Week: Wisdom, Understanding, and Knowledge

  Hebrew Today’s Hebrew study is ַa collection of nouns that complete each other. They are useful together, but separately only render a part of the picture. They are chakh'mah, biynah, and da'at. Translated, they mean wisdom, understanding, and knowledge. They look...

Hebrew Word of the Week: Hallal

Hebrew Sing praise! Today's Hebrew word is where we get the English word hallelujah, and it means "praise." הָלַל     "Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises (Psalm 47:6)." We think of the angels singing praises in the night sky...

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...

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