Nov 2015
The Shadow of Death and the Image of God

The expression “the shadow of death” appears many time in the Bible, the most well-known being Psalm 23 where the King David says about the Good Shepherd of Israel  Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death (Heb צלמות/tzalmavet) I will fear no evil for You are with me” What does this expression mean? Job describes it as “the place from which I shall not return…as dark as darkness itself….without any order” Job 10:21, 22.  And Jeremiah compares it to darkness which makes itself felt in a wild......

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Oct 2015
God’s Appointed Times

Rosh Hashana (ראש השנה / Head of the Year) There are certain fixed days both annually and weekly on which God promises to meet with His people in a special way. In Leviticus 23 a cycle of worship is described which was to be observed “throughout your generations wherever you live”. The Hebrew word for this cycle is Mo’edim (Heb מועדים)/Appointed Times) and conveys the idea that God, in a sense, has a calendar. God called Israel to assemble on these days for two main reasons: To Remember: God’s gracious intervention in......

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