'Hebrew' Tagged Posts

'Hebrew' Tagged Posts

IT’S ADVENT! EAT UP!

Advent is a season of preparation as we remember Christ’s first coming in lowliness and look forward to His second coming in glory.  The preparation may take the form of reading a chapter or two in the Bible each day, perhaps the opening chapters of each of the four Gospels. But in the hurry and pressure of the season, we might see it as one more time-bandit on our to-do…

MANNA

Carl Manthey-Zorn was a Lutheran pastor generations ago who wrote a devotional book entitled, Manna.  Manna was the “bread from heaven” which the Israelites were given by God throughout their wilderness wanderings.  The old pastor, of course, had something more spiritual in mind with his title. The children of Israel stepped out of their tents one morning, looked at this…

THE REAL ANTI-SEMITISM

Ever since the horrors of the Holocaust during World War II, the world has been given to see how ugly hatred can become.  Hitler and his henchmen targeted the Jews for extermination in places that reek of blood, tears and torture.  Names such as Auschwitz, Dachau and Buchenwald make us shudder.  This attempted genocide of an entire race or ethnic group – the Jews – was…

“A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR GOD!”

Psalms were meant to be sung.  The book of Psalms is the hymnbook of the Bible.  We no longer know what melodies the Hebrew people sang to the Hebrew words.  But we have based many of our own hymns on the psalms. “The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress,” says Psalm 46.  This is a mighty psalm.  It is the psalm on which Dr. Martin Luther based what…

EAT UP!

Forget, for a moment, any lectures on poor church attendance.   If you are reading this before the service, then you are here!  Why preach to the choir? But even we who do come to God’s house may find ourselves doing it out of a dogged sense of duty, or at least a family habit.  Maybe we read a chapter or two in the Bible each day as one more time-bandit on our to-do…
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