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, he stated boldly, “If Your Presence does not go with … 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 for the past forty years. I would imagine that as … 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 the end his love for them cannot be measured. I … 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 faithless reports given by the ten spies. Is there a … 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 encounter, Moses is given the design for the menorah or lampstand that … 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 look to a new cycle, one which will take us … 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 his message of Deuteronomy by speaking a blessing over the … 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 a copy of Torah before the priests in the Tabernacle, … 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 today and tomorrow. When God’s people crossed the Jordan River … 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 be remembered by the future generations of God’s chosen people: … Continue reading Bo (Go) – “A Perpetual Feast Forever” – January 18, 2013

Vayishlach “And he sent” – Still Running From the Enemy

Torah Commentary Vayishlach “And he sent” Genesis 32:4-36:43 Hosea 11:7-12:12 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 Revelation 7:1-12 Still Running From the Enemy Jacob has seen much over his past twenty years with Laban. He has seen HaShem provide for him and give him great wealth. He has seen favor like few people will ever see. Jacob has wrestled with God and even been given a new name. After … Continue reading Vayishlach “And he sent” – Still Running From the Enemy

Torah Commentary – Vayetze “And he went out”

Torah Commentary   Vayetze “And he went out” Genesis 28:10-32:3 Hosea 12:12-14:10 John 1:43-51 Just In Case It is said that truth is far stranger than fiction. Nowhere is that statement more true that in the life of Jacob. The account of his life during the years with Laban, the marriages to Leah and Rachael and the birth of the first children is a story no one … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Vayetze “And he went out”