But What Does It Mean?

It is one thing to say we want to neither add to nor subtract from the commands of God, but what if we don’t even understand what we are reading? Do you remember the Ethiopian eunuch I mentioned from the book of Acts? He was an important official in charge of the treasury of the […]

Learning the Torah

If I’m new to the Torah, it seems like the most logical place for me to start to obey the Father is to actually start reading the Torah itself. In fact, the leaders of the early congregations in Acts gave instructions to new believers like me, people who didn’t grow up learning about the Torah. […]

The Commandments of Men

Some people define Torah observance as learning a little bit about the Jewishness of Yeshua, so that we can walk as He walked. Yeshua was a Jew, raised in a culture of first-century Judaism, and as we learn about how He lived and how He thought, we can follow His example. We can be one […]

What Does It Mean to Be Torah Observant?

What does it mean to be “Torah observant”? There has been a new movement all over the world, as believers in Yeshua begin to have their eyes opened and see the need to learn about and obey the Torah. This movement has many names, such as “Hebrew Roots” or “Messianic Judaism,” but the name that […]

Yeshua’s Warning — to Me!

I cannot get Revelation 16:15 out of my head. I think it’s because I feel very strongly that Yeshua is speaking to *us* at this time, and if so, I need to listen. “Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they […]

On Wearing Tzitzit

This is part of a series on practical ways to obey the Torah, God’s love letter to us. You can start the series here. I had promised you that in the days and weeks ahead, I was going to try to retrace my first steps into Torah with you. We’ll explore some of the subjects […]

How We Do Sabbath (Part 2)

This is part of a series on practical ways to obey the Torah, God’s love letter to us. You can start the series here. Several friends have asked me to tell about what a normal Sabbath is like in our home, so I am doing that in two parts. Last time I shared what we do on […]

Love Letter

You might have heard my story before, but in case you haven’t, I’ll share a little bit. Back in 2006, an acquaintance online challenged my view of Scripture. We had been discussing 2 Peter 1:3. “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called […]

Definition of Righteousness

Recently I was accused of trusting in my own righteousness for salvation because I said that we should obey all of the commands of God given in His Torah. Because I don’t eat pork and because I worship on Saturday rather than Sunday, am I now trusting in my own self righteousness for salvation, rather than […]