Life in the Light

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...

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...

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