Aaron Hecht

Aaron is a member of Jerusalem Assembly, House of Redemption. Aaron is a member of Jerusalem Assembly, House of Redemption.

What I learned about the Church while training to be an Israeli tour guide

Aaron writes, "It was just about the most fun I ever had, almost like a two-year working vacation. I learned a lot about all aspects of the history, culture, geography etc. of this country. But one of the most important lessons I learned was about the Church of Jesus Christ."

Be narrow-minded

Aaron writes, "I’m old enough (barely) to remember a time when there were worse things one could be accused of than being “narrow-minded.” But in this season of human history we’re in, that seems to be the ultimate sin."

How to (and how NOT to) run with endurance

Aaron writes, "Spiritual fitness is just like physical fitness, it takes discipline to maintain a daily routine and a willingness to sacrifice other things which are less important so one will have time for what is needed for achieving a desired goal."

All things work together for good

Aaron writes, "Have you ever heard of a battleship called the Goeben? There’s no particular reason why you should have, but this ship played a tiny yet incredibly important role in the formation of the modern Nation-State of Israel. It happened like this..."

NFL players visit Israel and draw closer to the Lord

Aaron writes, "In the natural, the trip appears to have been a failure, if not a fiasco. But the five NFL players and their friends and family who accompanied them on this visit clearly got closer to the Lord, and maybe that’s all God wanted to accomplish."

New book published by Pastor Meno Kalisher

Pastor Meno Kalisher, who leads the Jerusalem Assembly, House of Redemption congregation in Israel’s capital city, recently published a book entitled “Do! Applying the Epistle of James.”

When was the last time you prayed for the garbage collectors?

Aaron writes, "The strike only lasted three days and it ended with none of the parties getting what they wanted. But what it meant for me and most of the other residents of Israel’s capital city was, in a word, suffering."

What can we do to escape the flames?

Aaron writes, "Imagine you’re standing on the banks of a great river. It’s about 2 kilometers across and in the middle, about 300 meters in from the shore on both sides, there’s a current that runs at about 80 kph."

What being a father has taught me about God (Part 2)

Aaron writes, "I realized that I was making the same mistakes with my sons that my father had made with me, and I had to stop and think and pray about it. What I believe God was teaching me through these experiences was this."

You should still let America go

Aaron writes, "America likely will resume its traditional role as Israel’s best friend and closest ally following the inauguration of Donald Trump in a few days, but it will do so with drastically reduced capacity to act, regardless of intent."

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