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Exodus 3:17-15:26

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    A view of the Suruc refugee camp in Turkey, which houses some 35,000 Syrian refugees. (Carl Court/Getty Images)

    TEL AVIV ( JTA) – At a Shabbat service in Tel Aviv on Friday evening, congregants recited the mourner’s prayer for those killed in Syria’s civil war. Standing before a mural of the Tree of Life, the rabbi of Beit Daniel, […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Jesus Didn’t Eat a Seder Meal   6 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail Why Christians shouldn’t either. Passover has a special allure for Christians. It is on the night of Passover, as all Israel is offering the pascal Lamb and eating matza (unleavened bread) and bitter herbs on the slopes of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem that Jesus of Nazareth meets with his 12 disciples for the Last Supper. This […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Jesus Didn’t Eat a Seder Meal   6 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail Why Christians shouldn’t either. Passover has a special allure for Christians. It is on the night of Passover, as all Israel is offering the pascal Lamb and eating matza (unleavened bread) and bitter herbs on the slopes of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem that Jesus of Nazareth meets with his 12 disciples for the Last Supper. This […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Building a fighting force   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    I circled the first place in the Old Testament where Israel is called an “army” or a “host.” It is Exodus 12:41, and it comes out of the blue. A ragtag bunch of grumblers of dubious potential, hiking their skirts to run from the “hosts” of Pharaoh (Exodus 14:28), are suddenly and improbably “the hosts […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: The Spirit’s Work of Ignorance   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    ThumbnailWhen you’re about the only white man in a sea of black faces, you learn strange things. A dispatch from the Hampton Ministers’ Conference. Yesterday I saw a doctrine. I'm at the annual Hampton University Ministers' Conference in Virginia, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary. This year it gathers some 8,000 African American bishops, pastors, "first ladies," music […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Considering ‘Next year in Jerusalem’   3 years, 6 months ago · View

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    In the language of the Passover Haggadah, the land of Israel and Jerusalem, seen here, represent the final stage of redemption. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90)

    NEW YORK (JTA) — On a recent trip to Jerusalem, my son decided that his favorite color was gold. Whenever he’s asked why, he replies with a wry smile befitting a 5-year-old. “Jerusalem is […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Use Your Words   4 years, 3 months ago · View

    “Preach the gospel always: when necessary use words.” This famous quote by St. Francis of Assisi is compelling, but it is also easy to hide behind in the current culture we live in.   I remember the first time I was asked to “use my words” and share the gospel with a stranger. It was during a […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Persecuted Christians in Nigeria Reminded to be Steadfast in the Lord   4 years, 5 months ago · View

    ICC Note: A Christian leader in northern Nigeria has reminded Christians facing persecution to remain steadfast on the Lord. He went on to explain that relying on human solutions and separating from God can lead to terrible things, like revenge killings. Christians in northern Nigeria have been living in the face of deadliest persecution in the world. […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: VOM-USA Prayer Update for November 16, 2012   4 years, 11 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Thank you all for praying and sharing this weeks prayer requests.  So much to pray for, but the good news is the Lord hears our prayers!   Syria—Christian Workers Kidnapped Source: VOM Sources Psalm 42:3–5 Two members of the United Bible Society were kidnapped by radicals recently in Aleppo. The kidnappers demanded a $200,000 ransom, according to a VOM contact who […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: My 24 hours with Sandy   4 years, 11 months ago · View

    Monday started with Barbara calling to see if I had put away the lawn chairs and if I thought this was the first seal on the scroll. I answered affirmatively to the former question and agnostically to the latter. My daily Bible reading took me to: “The LORD brought an east wind upon the land […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Dry Bones Haggada project launched on Kickstarter   5 years ago · View

    Jerusalem Post cartoonist Yaakov Kirschen, creator of Dry Bones, Israel’s longest-running comic strip, has announced the launch of The Dry Bones Passover Haggada project on Kickstarter, the world’s largest crowd-funding platform for creative projects. Kirschen hopes to raise $5,000 to create the new Haggada. “The Passover Haggada is the story of the birth of the Jewish people, […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: VOM-USA Prayer Update for September 7, 2012   5 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail Thank you all for taking the time to pray for our specific requests from Pakistan, Indonesia, Iran and Asia.  The prayers of a righteous man availeth much.  Please share these requests with your praying friends.  Blessings! Pakistan—Blasphemy Charge Leads to Riot Source: VOM Contacts Psalm 71:4 An accusation of blasphemy against a young girl in Islamabad led to a […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: VOM-USA Prayer Update for August 10, 2012   5 years, 2 months ago · View

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    Thank you all for praying for this weeks prayer requests!
    Laos—Officials Harass Two Hmong Churches   Source: VOM Contacts

    Exodus 10:27–28

    Officials in Laos have threatened members of two Hmong churches with expulsion from their villages and seizure of their property if they don’t stop worshiping God. But a Hmong pastor in the area is encouraging the believers to stand […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Overcoming the Faith Barrier   5 years, 3 months ago · View

  • admin wrote a new blog post: VOM-USA Prayer Update for March 9, 2012   5 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Every week we like to highlight prayer requests that we'd like you to pray over, but did you know that you can sign up and receive these prayer requests directly in your email?  If you didn't, all you have to do is click here and sign up today and never miss another prayer alert. Thanks for sharing these […]