Scripture tells us that everything in the Bible points to our Messiah, Yeshua. For Christ is the telos of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes (Romans 10:4). The Greek word telos means “the point aimed at” or “the goal.” Just as a telescope points us to the stars, the Law was given so […]
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 […]
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 thought I’d do that in two parts. In this post, I’ll tell […]
It’s the day before Passover. The children run through the house, pleased that the days of cleaning are over. Tomorrow is a special day, no school and no work, gathering with friends.
I wipe my hands on my apron and retwist the knot in my hair, since everything is falling out of the clip under my dusty bandana.
I look around my spotless kitchen. My critical eye judges everything in sight. The kids will be back soon, looking everywhere to see if we missed a crumb or bit of yeast. They think it’s fun to find a crumb we’ve overlooked. But we worked so hard the last few days, and I’m tired. I hope we got it all out.
I feel inadequate to describe the significance of the Lamb of God, but tonight is Passover, so I’ve got lambs on my mind. I don’t know anyone who has lambs, and I really haven’t been around these animals in my lifetime. I can imagine a kitten, or a puppy, or a pet bird. I visit […]
“Commemorate this day, the day you came out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery, because YHWH brought you out of it with a mighty hand. Eat nothing containing yeast… For seven days eat bread made without yeast and on the seventh day hold a festival to YHWH. Eat unleavened bread during those seven […]
Someone recently noticed that I believe we should obey God’s law, and she said, “If the law is still in place, then Christ died in vain.” Is that true? Another friend asked, “How do you teach others to obey God’s laws, yet still make it clear that these are practices that lead us to righteousness, […]
This post needs a subtitle, so we’ll call it “How to Teach Our Children about Idolatry.” If you’ve been reading my posts this last year, you’ll know that I’ve been spending a bit of time in the book of Deuteronomy. Do you ever get the feeling that something you’re learning is going to be life-altering, […]