The members of Immanuel Lutheran Church congregation in Tel Aviv need your ongoing prayer support. Being a Christian in Israel brings both peace and turmoil to even the most seasoned believers. The challenges are great, but so are the opportunities! What better way to pray for God’s chosen people than through using His Word?
Every year Jews worldwide celebrate Hanukkah – the “Festival of Lights” or the “Feast of Dedication”. It starts on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev. This year it begins early – on November 28th. (Coincidentally, in 2021, November 28th is also the first day of Advent!)
Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord. (Lamentations 3:40).
Summer is coming to an end, and the High Holy Days – Rosh Hashanah (New Year) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) – are just around the corner. Although many people consider these holidays to be “Jewish holidays,” they are, in fact, God’s holy days and festivals.
Last year Bob and I were in the Holy Land, and even under stringent COVID restrictions were able to share the love of Jesus with those we met. This year is different – we are in the States due to Bob’s current medical needs. Despite our being here for Christmas, our task remains the same – to share the love of Jesus with those we meet. Ephesians 3:6-7 (NLT) reminds us of this...
For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops. But in the seventh year the land is to have a year of sabbath rest, a sabbath to the Lord. Do not sow your fields or prune your vineyards. (Lev. 25:3-4)