What doesn’t kill us…

The other day a preacher was sharing with a group or people who, for various reasons, were broken. Some were hurting from the effects of divorce or broken homes. Others were damaged due to years of battling sickness and various addictions. Still, others that had recently lost love ones and were broken-hearted and searching for reason. Right in the middle of the speaker sharing some very inspiring words of encouragement, he inserted a well-known phrase which most of us have heard many times throughout our lives and one that seems to become more popular as time goes by. The problem with the statement is that while it is intended to bring a positive note to a negative event or situation, it is

Living under a curse of Esau

Most of those people reading this today will have a familiarity with Jacob and Esau from the book of Genesis, especially the story of the trading of the birthright for what the Bible calls a bowl of “red red stuff” often translated as lentil stew. However, because most people focus on Jacob and how he deceived his brother and later his father, they miss an extremely valuable Biblical truth and as a result, they live lives short of the fullness of G-D’s promises. The story of Jacob and Esau takes up only eight verses in Genesis 25:27-34. When the boys grew up, Esau became a man knowledgeable in hunting, an outdoorsman, while Jacob was a mild man, remaining in tents. Now Isaac loved Esau beca

Fewer calories – all the taste

This past weekend, I was speaking with some people at my congregation after service was over during a meal. The person who asked knew I was trying to live a healthier lifestyle so they started to hand me a diet drink. I told them I preferred un-sweet tea to soda and when they passed me my drink they also gave me a small container filled with sugar substitutes. I politely took the container and placed it on the table and went on with my meal choosing to simply drink the tea without any sugar or sugar replacement. Later that evening I began to ponder this moment. For some reason, my mind kept returning over and over to this simple interaction, which normally would have been forgotten in moment

Catching someone or catching something – the choice is yours

Imagine that you are standing at the edge of a bridge that has been damaged and you see a line of cars that are heading towards the bridge. You know that you can stand in the road flagging down those cars in hopes that they will listen to you and stop before launching over the edge and falling into the ravine below. You also know that it is possible that standing in the road in front of cars might cause you to be hit by one or more of the cars. You look at the broken bridge and the distance to the bottom and you realize that a fall from that distance would possibly cause a death, but assuredly it would cause injuries. Most of the injuries would be treatable and those who fell would eventuall

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Brit Ahm Messianic Synagogue exists to be a Messiah-centered, Torah observant community of Believers, both Jewish and non-Jewish. Our goal is to share the entirety of G-D's Word, which consists of the Tanakh and Brit Chadashah, with all peoples of all nations.







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