Community Blogs

Blog articles written by Israeli believers, and sometimes guest contributors from other countries, related to a variety of topics such as world events, Israeli politics, life in Israel, family and children, tourism, and biblical teachings.

Fruit of self control

Asher writes, "How we love the fruit of the spirit! – love and joy and all that good stuff. It is the very personality of God within us. There’s one fruit of the spirit at the end that seems to be less talked about: self-control."

The three who saw

"Yeshua said that some of his disciples would not die before they saw the kingdom arrive. Which ones? And when did that happen?"

Are you ready?

K.J. writes, "How might we face the eventual sadnesses and disappointments we all will encounter with a bit more equanimity, and calmness?"

Forever victims

In the last few days here in Jerusalem we’ve seen large demonstrations by two groups of people who claim to be protesting against the “injustice” that the Israeli government has subjected them to.

So you support the Palestinians?

Elhanan writes, "As Israeli followers of Messiah here, we all do our best to promote peace with our Arab neighbors, having friendly contact with them almost daily. Some of us take part in groups that meet together with Palestinians to forge friendly ties and understanding. But these churches who wish to punish us all here in Israel, are thoroughly counter-productive."

Taking Young Christian Leaders on their first tour of Israel

Jon writes, "I sincerely hope our tour encourages Christians around the UK to engage in a deeper understanding on their faith. Israel has so much more to offer than a playground of history, but a hotbed of innovation across many communities."
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Rabbanic exclusion of women vs. Jesus’ approach to women

Eitan writes, "One of the reasons why the rabbis who lived at the time of Jesus rejected Him was that Jesus undermined their authority. Whereas they treated women as something trivial and almost completely worthless, Jesus broke both religious and social constructs..."

Corporate worship in large groups or small group meetings – must we chose?

Eric writes, "While I believe that home groups are absolutely biblical, this exodus from 'organized congregations' has, in some cases, resulted in the rejection of the idea that corporate gatherings are also biblical and essential to the health of the body of believers."

LISTEN: Matthew 13: The Parables – Illustrations of the Kingdom of Heaven

Rev. David Pileggi expounds on the subject of The Parables, which are illustrations of the Kingdom of Heaven. The Hebrew language is key to the stories known as parables.

The Temple Mount flares up yet again

David writes, "The Creator of the Universe, the God of Israel, has appointed as His eternal address on Earth, this tiny piece of real estate. It is the very epicentre of the age old conflict between the Jews and the Muslims, and the problem is not going to go away before the Messiah returns."

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