The special prayer that our Master taught his disciples can be found in both Matthew 6 and Luke 11. The wording of each varies slightly, but both contain the mysterious Greek word epiousion, the word conventionally translated “daily” as in “daily bread.” But in my book First Steps in Messianic Jewish Prayer (and in summary in this video) I present an alternate opinion that is common among many scholars: epiousion means something to the effect...
The strange laws of Leviticus 6 seem to indicate that anyone who touches a grain offering or a sin offering becomes automatically sanctified. "Anyone who touches its flesh will become consecrated" (Leviticus 6:27), the Torah says. What does this mean? It seems strange to imagine that a person could go into the Tabernacle and touch the flour from a grain offering and it would make...
The Blessed Home
It often seems like the end of the day finds me full of resentment and despairing of my parenting skills, and our home seems full of disarray and hurt feelings. This is not necessarily due to disobedient children as much as it is to constant bickering and whining between my kids. What can be done about this from a Torah perspective? To begin, let us...
Month: Nisan (× ×™×¡×Ÿ)
In this, the beginning of months, we will have many opportunities for practically living out the words of the Scripture. We will be able to prepare for Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and to begin the counting of the omer. We are also able to recount the time when the Lamb of God was sent to take away the sin of the world. As...
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10 â€” The Kingdom is Now
The gospel message says “Repent, the kingdom of heaven is at hand,” but after two thousand years, where is the kingdom? Episode ten will examine this ...
There are four beginnings to the year. The first day of the month of Nisan is the beginning of the year for determining the reign of kings and the times of the pilgrimage festivals. The first day of Elul is the beginning of the year for tithing livestock. ...... Read »
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