EMPOWERED BY GOD’S PRESENCE

David Wilkerson (1931-2011) - July 26, 2019   Scripture provides endless examples of how the presence of the Lord empowers his people to live for him. Take Moses, for example. He was convinced that without God’s presence in his life, it was useless for him to attempt anything. When he spoke face to face with the Lord, … Continue reading EMPOWERED BY GOD’S PRESENCE

Torah Commentary – Vezot ha’Bracha – “And this is the blessing” – SCRIPTURES FOR October 14, 2017

Vezot ha'Bracha "And this is the blessing" Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12 Joshua 1:1-18 The Baton Passes On This Shabbat's readings mark the end of the Torah cycle. The scriptures we will read are maybe the most bittersweet of all the Torah. Moses finishes his message of Deuteronomy by speaking a blessing over the people he has led … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Vezot ha’Bracha – “And this is the blessing” – SCRIPTURES FOR October 14, 2017

Torah Commentary – Devarim “Words” – A More Excellent Work – SCRIPTURES FOR July 29, 2017

Torah Commentary Devarim "Words" Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22 Isaiah 1:1-27 1Kings 16-18 John 15:1-11 Hebrews 3:7-4:11 A More Excellent Work This week we begin the Book of Deuteronomy, which includes the final message of Moses to the people he has grown to love. Although they have given Moses many days of heartache through the forty year wilderness journey, in … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Devarim “Words” – A More Excellent Work – SCRIPTURES FOR July 29, 2017

Torah Commentary – Sh’lach L’cha (Send on your behalf) – SCRIPTURES FOR Jun 17, 2017

Torah Commentary Sh'lach L'cha (Send on your behalf) Numbers 13:1-15:41 Joshua 2:1-24 Hebrews 3:7-19 The Tourists Connection If a list were made of the top ten stories the Hebrews are known for during their sojourn in the wilderness, the account of the twelve spies would certainly be found. Many fingers have been pointed at the … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Sh’lach L’cha (Send on your behalf) – SCRIPTURES FOR Jun 17, 2017

B’ha’alotkha – When you set up – “Prophets All”

B’ha’alotkha When you set up Numbers 8:1-12:16 Zechariah 2:14-4:7 “Prophets All” by Mark Huey mark@outreachisrael.net As we look at this week’s Torah portion, B’ha’alotkha or “When you set up,” we are directed to the continuing saga of Ancient Israel, and some of the trials and tribulations of its sojourn through the wilderness wanderings. Among the things we … Continue reading B’ha’alotkha – When you set up – “Prophets All”

Torah Commentary – Day 19, Month 7, 5775; 21 October 2016

Torah Commentary Deut 33:1-34:12 Joshua 1:1-9 Matt 17:1-9 Jude 3-4, 8-10 Day 19, Month 7, 5775; 21 October 2016    *I did not have time to write a Torah commentary this week for the Sukkot scriptures. This is an excerpt from my book "They Walked Toward the Promises." I think it is fitting as we … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Day 19, Month 7, 5775; 21 October 2016

Torah Commentary Vezot ha’Bracha “And this is the blessing” – The Baton Passes On

Torah Commentary Vezot ha'Bracha "And this is the blessing" Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12 Joshua 1:1-18 Acts 27-28; Matt 1:1-17 The Baton Passes On Day 11, Month 7, 5775; 13 October 2016  This Shabbat's readings mark the end of the Torah cycle. The scriptures we will read are maybe the most bittersweet of all the Torah. Moses finishes … Continue reading Torah Commentary Vezot ha’Bracha “And this is the blessing” – The Baton Passes On

Torah Commentary VaYelech (He Went) -A Meaningful Glance

Torah Commentary VaYelech (He Went) Deuteronomy 31:1-30 Hosea 14:2-10 2Kings 19-21 Hebrews 13:5-8   A Meaningful Glance Think back through the Book of Deuteronomy with me. How often does Moses instruct the people to keep a written copy of Torah in front of them? From the kings to come, to the mount of curses, to … Continue reading Torah Commentary VaYelech (He Went) -A Meaningful Glance

Yesterday, Today, And Tomorrow – David C. McCasland – Our Daily Bread – May 11, 2013

Recently I realized that all of the photos and mementos in my office represent the past. I considered removing them, but wondered if those reminders of people, places, and events might serve some purpose beyond nostalgia. To avoid being mired in the “yesterdays” of life, I needed to discover the value of those items for … Continue reading Yesterday, Today, And Tomorrow – David C. McCasland – Our Daily Bread – May 11, 2013

Bo (Go) – “A Perpetual Feast Forever” – January 18, 2013

Bo (Go) Exodus 10:1-13:16 Jeremiah 46:13-28 " A Perpetual Feast Forever" This week’s Torah portion, Bo, very much summarizes the major theme of the Book of Exodus. We witness not only the final plagues dispensed upon Egypt (Exodus 10:1-11:10), but we see the institution of the Passover as a memorial meal (Exodus 12:1-32, 42-51) to … Continue reading Bo (Go) – “A Perpetual Feast Forever” – January 18, 2013