Pray for the peace of Jerusalem

May they prosper who love you

- Psalm 122:6

Righteousness

Through God’s unique relationship with Israel, God would and continues use Israel to reveal His character to the rest of the world.

Redemption and Salvation

While everyone can find personal comfort from the Psalms, care must be taken not to distort their national significance to Israel.

Shavuot (Pentecost) – Possessing their Possession

Many generations passed since God had given Abraham that promise.  Finally Moses brought Israel into the Promised Land.  The taking of the land was not easy and despite God’s command to rid it of the former inhabitants many still remained.

Shavuot (Pentecost) – One New Man

As we praise God for His unique creation of the One New Man, we also remember the Apostle Paul’s admonition and exhortation to the Gentiles.

Shavuot (Pentecost) – The Two Witnesses

When God broke down the wall of division between Jews and Gentiles, He never obliterated or changed the distinctives of the people.  Jews never became non-Jews (Gentiles) nor did Gentiles ever become Jews.  Neither did men become women or women become men.  We are different but equal.

Shavuot (Pentecost) – God’s Gifts – the Torah & the Spirit

Jewish tradition says God gave Israel the Law on Shavuot but there is no biblical proof for this most important event in Israel’s history.  Religious Jews stay up all night reading the Torah so that they will be ready to welcome the Torah at sunrise the next day!