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Home Group – Hanukkah: The Feast Of Dedication

Home Group – Hanukkah: The Feast Of Dedication

Each year, around the time we prepare to celebrate Christmas, our Jewish friends celebrate Hanukkah. It's interesting that this particular Jewish festival is mentioned in the New Covenant in John 10 and it's called the Feast of Dedication. Funnily enough, we're about to celebrate Christmas which isn't mentioned in the New Covenant anywhere, of course [...]

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Home Group – Why Do Bond-slaves Have Their Ear Pierced?

Home Group – Why Do Bond-slaves Have Their Ear Pierced?

Why Do Bond-slaves Have Their Ear Pierced? Last week while looking at the name of Adonai and the fact that it means Lord, Master and even Owner we had to cover the fact that we who know, love and worship God - Adonai - belong to Him: We are His Bond-slaves. Dealing with the issues of [...]

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Home Group – Adonai

Home Group – Adonai

The Names Of God: ADONAI Psalm 16:1-2, '"Preserve me, O God, for I take refuge in You." I said to Yahweh, "You are my Adonai; my goodness is nothing apart from You."' The Hebrew name Adonai is the plural form of the word 'Adon' which means 'Lord,' 'Master' or 'Owner' and the word Adon is derived [...]

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Home Group – Yahweh

The Names of GOD: YAHWEH The name Yahweh occurs more than 6,800 times in the Old Covenant, this name is referred to as the 'personal' name of the God of Israel. It appears in every book except for Esther, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs. This particular name - Yahweh - is known as the [...]

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Home Group – Sukkot

There are quite a lot of celebrations and anniversaries and feasts in the Jewish calendar but Sukkot (Su-coat) is the last of the mandatory feasts of the Lord commanded by God in the Bible; it’s the last of the Autumn feasts in the Jewish calendar and it’s also known as the Feast of Tabernacles or [...]

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Home Group – Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur - The Day of Atonement Jews praying in the synagogue on Yom Kippur by Maurycy Gottlieb (Public Domain) Yom Kippur is the holiest and most solemn day in the Hebrew calendar and it was instituted by Yahweh in Leviticus 23:27-28, there are 7 Feasts of the Lord and Yom Kippur is number 6. All [...]

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Home Group – Rosh Hashana

Rosh Hashana - The Feast of Trumpets and the Jewish New Year A small Shofar made from a Ram's horn.©Olve Utne Rosh Hashana is the Jewish New Year. There are 7 Feasts of the Lord and Rosh Hashana is the 5th. The Hebrew Calendar has several ‘new years’ in it, which can be very confusing until you get [...]

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Home Group – Jehovah Jireh

Rembrandt's famous painting of Abraham and Isaac (public domain) Names Of God: Jehovah Jireh Genesis 22:10-14, 'Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, "Abraham, Abraham!" And he said, "Here I am." He said, "Do not stretch out [...]

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Home Group – El Olam

The Names of God: EL OLAM Genesis 21:32-33, 'So they made a covenant at Beersheva; and Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, arose and returned to the land of the Philistines. Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheva, and there he called on the name of the Lord, the Everlasting God.' WikiImages / Pixabay [...]

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Home Group – El Shaddai

August 26, 2015 The Names of God EL SHADDAI frankbeckerde / Pixabay El Shaddai is another of God's names. God didn't reveal His names to the Patriarch's or His people all at the same time, but rather He revealed Himself and different aspects of His nature and character through His different names during different circumstances [...]

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The Names Of God: Elohim

  Elohim is the Hebrew word for God that appears in the very first sentence of the Bible. His name is a reminder that He is the One responsible for absolutely everything we see around us, He created the heavens above and the earth beneath, He separated the light from the dark, water and dry [...]

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Home Group – El Roi

The Names of God: El Roi Genesis 16:13-14, 'Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, "You are a God who sees," for she said, "Have I even remained alive here after seeing Him?" Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.' This passage of Scripture [...]

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Home Group – Violence, Hatred and the Bibles Response

Violence, Hatred And The Torah's Response The modern western world considers itself civilised, compassionate and fair minded. We hold to an ethos that agrees we must have highly trained and equipped armies to protect ourselves and our allies against any aggression from our enemies and we despise the idea and practice of unprovoked violence and [...]

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Home Group – Tipping The Scales In Their Favour

Tipping The Scales In Their Favor Imagine this series of experiences happening to you; you're getting ready for church and when you arrive at church, someone asks you some pointed questions about a recent situation in your life you'd shared with them and their questions leave you thinking they're questioning whether your account is correct. While [...]

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Home Group – The Real Treasure On Mt Sinai

The Real Treasure On Mt Sinai If we were sitting in a room together and we found out we were going to begin a study of the book of Leviticus, we'd probably hear a collective groan ripple around the room and the reason would be because Leviticus is a pretty tough-to-read book let alone understand. [...]

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Home Group – Our Sins…How Can God Forget Them?

How Can God Forget Them? Nothing is impossible for God right? Then how is it possible for God to forget our sins after He's forgiven them? It's sounds like a complete contradiction? Isaiah 43:25, "I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, and I will not remember your [...]

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Home Group – Cracked Pots

Cracked Pots  Genesis 1:27, 'God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.' Genesis 2:7, 'Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.' These 2 [...]

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Home Group – If Your Eye Causes You To Sin

If Your Eye Causes You To Sin... Matthew 18:8-9, Yeshua taught, "If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; it's better for you to enter life crippled or lame, than to have two hands or two feet and be cast into the eternal fire. If [...]

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Home Group – Shavuot (Pentecost)

The Feast of Shavuot (Weeks/Pentecost) Deuteronomy 23:15-17, 'You shall also count for yourselves from the day after the sabbath, from the day when you brought in the sheaf of the wave offering; there shall be seven complete sabbaths. You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh sabbath; then you shall present a [...]

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Home Group – Unleavened Bread & First Fruits

The Feast of Unleavened Bread (Hag HaMatzah) Leviticus 23:5-8, 'In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight is the Lord's Passover. Then on the fifteenth day of the same month there is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the [...]

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Home Group – Passover Pt 1 & Pt 2

Passover Leviticus 23:4-5, 'These are the appointed times of the Lord, holy convocation which you shall proclaim at the times appointed them. In the first month on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight is the Lord's Passover.' The celebration of Easter is really the Jewish feast of Passover which was instituted by God [...]

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Home Group – Orphans

Orphans James 1:26-27, "If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is worthless. Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by [...]

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Home Group – On Being Sheep

On Being Sheep Psalm 100, 'Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful singing. Know that the Lord Himself if God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates [...]

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Home Group – Such A Curse: A Messianic Look At Purim

Such a Curse: A Messianic Look At Purim Adapted from an article by Mark Stover Esther 2:8-10, 'It came about when the command and decree of the king were heard and many young ladies were gathered to the citadel of Susa into the custody of Hegai, that Esther was taken to the king's palace into [...]

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Home Group – Korban…Huh?

Korban.... Huh? You may or may not be a fan of the sitcom 'Seinfeld', I personally have never been a fan...the supposed 'funniest show on television' didn't ever make me laugh but I heard about an episode where Jerry and his friends discovered a great soup restaurant that was owned by a really short-tempered man. [...]

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