Israel and the Nations

My guest, Steven Neptune, talks with me about Israel and the nations, replacement theology, covenant, and the Tanakh, as well as other topics found in his book Jesus and the Olive Tree: Re-engaging the Mystery. Steve is the Senior Pastor of Gateway Church in Aurora, OH. He is an author, speaker, and President of HarvestNet …

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Jesus came to make the Torah “stand up.”

My guest today is D'vorah Calic. D'vorah explains Matthew 5:17. What did Jesus mean when He said, "Do not think I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but fulfill them." D'vorah and her husband are co-founders of Bless Israel Network, a media organizationbased in Israel. …

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Why do we need to know the Jewish Roots of Christianity?

Episode 2 In today's episode, I have Aaron Eime. Rev. Aaron Eime is a Deacon at Christ Church, Jerusalem, Bible Historian, and teacher for CMJ Israel. Aaron studied at the Hebrew University in the Master's Program, focusing on Early Jewish and Christian Interpretation of the Bible. He also studied Psychology and Sociology at Queensland University …

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Grafted: Jewish Roots of Christianity

Episode One of Grafted: Jewish Roots of Christianity. Introduction: Are you a Christian who wants to go deeper into the roots of your faith? In this weekly podcast, your host Stephanie Pavlantos will explore the Hebraic significance of Scripture with teachers and scholars while providing a deeper understanding of Jesus, the Torah, and the Old …

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A Scenic Overlook and Mountain Experience

Have you ever wished you could have a scenic overlook of your life—a past, present, and future look to see why you’ve experienced the failures, grief, and struggles? Wouldn’t it be nice to see the bigger picture and understand what God is doing? The Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference A Writers Experience When I …

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The Heavenly Places

 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace, you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus...Ephesians 2:4-6 ESV Have you ever had a dream about Heaven? …

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Happy are the Pursued…

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.Matthew 5:10-11 ESV Years ago, a recruiter contacted me because he saw my resume online. He called asking me to come …

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Do you Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness?

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.Matthew 5:6 We are continuing our series in the Beatitudes. Today, we will examine the fourth Beatitude found in Matthew 5:6. You can go back and read the last three posts if you haven't already. We didn't have much growing up. My …

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Fear has a Voice, but We don’t have to Listen to it!

You may have heard "Fear not!" is said 365 times in the Bible--one for every day of the year. Fear is a stronghold. A stronghold is like an iceberg--the sea of our thoughts and emotions hide the majority of it. The ten percent we show to those around us is no indication of its depth …

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Will the Real Sabbath Please Stand up?

 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For …

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