Posts Tagged ‘Bible’

 

Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (52) – Kingdom and Covenants

editor 12 September 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book “Israel: Covenants & Kingdom”

Chapter 7 – Jerusalem
Introduction
“…But you will cross the Jordan and settle in the land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, and He will give you rest from all your enemies around you so that you live in safety. Then to the place the LORD your God will choose as a dwelling for His name – there you shall bring everything I command you: your burnt offerings and sacrifices, your tithes and the special gifts, and all the choice possessions you have vowed to the LORD. And there rejoice before the LORD your God, you, your sons and daughters, your men- servants and maidservants…” (Deuteronomy 12:10-12). [Photo top right: Jesus is betrayed, faces injustice and is crucified for our sin. Matthew 26:3-4, 26-29, 57-68, Mark 14:12-16, Luke 22:39-53, 66-71; 23:1-11,33-39, John 13:27,34; 18:1-40, 19:1-37. Contributed by YoMinistry.com].  (more…)

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Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (51) – Chapter 6 – Kingdom and Covenants

editor 5 September 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book “Israel: Covenants & Kingdom”

The Gospel of the Kingdom (Cont’d)
Still others have understood the Kingdom of God to be essentially an ideal pattern for human society. The Kingdom is not primarily concerned with individual salvation or with the future but with the social problems of the present. Men build the Kingdom of God as they work for the ideal social order and endeavour to solve the problems of poverty, sickness, labour relations, social inequalities and race relationships. The primary task of the Church is to build the Kingdom of God. [Picture top right: Jesus tells three parables about the Kingdom of Heaven using weeds (tares), a mustard seed and yeast as illustrations. Matthew 13:24-43 Contributed by Good News Productions, International].  (more…)

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Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (50) – Chapter 6 – Kingdom and Covenants

editor 28 August 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book “Israel: Covenants & Kingdom”

The Gospel of the Kingdom
The following quotation is taken from what is, in my opinion, a great article by George Eldon Ladd. The writer was a Baptist minister and professor of Biblical Theology and New Testament exegesis at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Ordained in 1933, he pastored in New England from 1936 to 1945, and then served as an instructor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary from 1942 to 1945. [Picture top right: Jesus tells two parables about the Kingdom of Heaven. Matthew 13:44-46 Contributed by LUMO project].  (more…)

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Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (49) – Chapter 6 – Kingdom and Covenants

editor 22 August 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book “Israel: Covenants & Kingdom”

What should the Church do?

  1. Repent for her sins of the past

We should be like Daniel. Personally he had done nothing wrong, and probably was the most pious man on earth during his days. He refused food that a Jew was not supposed to eat, and it could have cost him his life. But he would rather have died than deny the God of Israel and His commandments. He understood on the basis of the prophecies of Jeremiah that the seventy years of the Babylonian Captivity, 600 – 530 BC, were almost over, and that the people of Israel were about to return home to the Promised Land. [Picture top right: Jesus talks with his disciples about the destruction of Jerusalem and future events. Matthew 24:1-35, Mark 13:1-31, Luke 21:5-38 Contributed by Sweet Publishing].  (more…)

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Israeli Startups Fostering Biblical Values

editor 6 July 2018

By Eliana Rudee.. “So is the word that issues from My mouth: It does not come back to Me unfulfilled, But performs what I purpose, Achieves what I sent it to do.” Isaiah 55:11. According to Start Up Nation’s two authors, Dan Senor and Saul Singer, Israel – a young country of 7.1 million people, surrounded by enemies and in a constant state of war since its founding and lacking important natural resources – has produced more start-up companies per capita than any other country. They attribute this economic growth and innovation largely to two factors: mandatory military service and immigration. [Photo top right: Colorful umbrellas with “dancing feet” hang at the plaza outside the Suzanne Dellal center, in the Tel Aviv neighborhood of Neve Tzedek, as part of an art installation. June 06, 2018 | Photo by Miriam Alster/FLASH90].  (more…)

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3,000-Year-Old Head Depicts Biblical King – But Which King Is it?

editor 13 June 2018

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz.. “[Yoav’s men] came and besieged him in Abel of Beth-maacah; they threw up a siegemound against the city and it stood against the rampart. All the troops with Yoav were engaged in battering the wall.” II Samuel 20:15. A recently revealed archaeological find may allow modern day people to see what a Biblical king looked like but a mystery still remains: which Biblical king is he? [Photo top right: Glass head of mystery king (Photo from Facebook Tel Abel Beth Maacah)].  (more…)

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Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (26) – Chapter 4 – God’s Love and Covenants with Israel

editor 17 May 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book “Israel: Covenants & Kingdom”

Everlasting Covenants
The Covenants are to be taken literally as contracts between two parties. These Covenants are eternal, everlasting agreements with Israel that will therefore exist ‘forever’. God cannot change His mind halfway about them. All these Covenants are covered by a solemn oath, which the Lord Almighty swore by His own Name at the making of these Covenants with Israel. [Photo top right: God’s everlasting Covenants with Israel | Credit Menucha Shuchatowitz – Flickr].  (more…)

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Secularism And Religion: The Onslaught Against The West’s Moral Codes

editor 30 March 2018

By Melanie Phillips.. It has become the orthodoxy in the West that freedom, human rights and reason all derive from secularism and that the greatest threat to all these good things is religion. I want to suggest that the opposite is true. In the service of this orthodoxy, the West is undermining and destroying the very values which it holds most dear as the defining characteristics of a civilised society. War is being waged against Western culture from within which is in essence a war against Christianity and its moral origins in the Hebrew Bible. (more…)

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Pesach / פסח Passover 5778 (2018)

editor 28 March 2018

By Christians for Israel International.. Passover (Hebrew: פֶּסַח Pesach) commemorates the story of the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt. Pesach (Passover) 5778 (2018) begins on the 15th day of the month of Nisan in the Jewish calendar, which is in spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and is celebrated for seven or eight days. It is one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays. Pesach begins at sundown on Friday, 30 March, 2018. (more…)

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Purim 2018

editor 27 February 2018

By Christians for Israel International.. Purim (Hebrew: פּוּרִים, Pûrîm “lots”, from the word pur, related to Akkadian pūru) is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire from destruction in the wake of a plot by Haman, a story recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther (Megillat Esther). Purim begins at sundown on Wednesday, 28 February 2018. (more…)

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