Life & Society

Blog articles written by Israeli believers, and sometimes guest contributors from other countries, related to any social, moral, or other life-related issues.

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."

Jerusalem Marathon: Running life’s race – splendidly!

Tammy writes, "In 2015, I decided to do something different with my second Jerusalem half marathon: Not only pray for the city during my run, but also to take action. I opted to run for a cause..."

The worst best thing

Eric writes, "You see, we must understand that sometimes the best thing that can happen to someone is what we in our humanity believe to be the worst possible thing for us."

Are there ultra-Orthodox Jews who are willing to read from the New Testament?

Moti writes, "A few days ago, a friend of mine from the congregation called me up and said that he had spoken to an ultra-Orthodox Jew named Moses about Yeshua, and that he agreed to read from the New Testament. It sounded weird to me..."

A little bit of nachat

Orna writes, "I know… there are end time prophecies. There are still difficult and painful days to come. But in the meantime, I will try and do with a bit of satisfaction."

The Good Samaritans in Samaria

Angela writes, "Hands down, one of my favorite Bible stories is of the Good Samaritan... Last month, I read an amazing story about some modern-day Good Samaritans."

Hidden ones

Baruch writes, "I was praying with a brother. We often come together to pray, intercede, soak in the lovely presence of Yeshua... I felt the Lord say, 'Do you want to know what I have up my sleeve?'"

Blenders and neighbors

K.J. writes, "Yes, people in Israel are close. We have to be. We have to stand together and help each other and open our homes. We have be able to laugh at our mistakes and form friendships..."

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."

Replacing “My Ministry” with “Team Ministry”

Ron writes, "We work in ministry teams where each one has a unique gifting. This is called synergy. The idea is very biblical and it means that the sum of the parts working together is greater than the sum if they worked independently."

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