Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Feast of Tabernacles 2014

Hag Sameach!  (“Happy holiday!” in Hebrew)  Today is the fourth day of the Feast of Tabernacles (Oct. 12, 2014).  It started last Wednesday evening at sunset (Oct. 8), with a Sabbath rest, and will continue until this coming Wednesday at sunset (Oct. 15), when it will be followed by an additional day of rest (Oct. 16).  This is the festival that we will be celebrating with other churches in Hsinchu next Sunday (Oct. 19)! 

Friday, October 17, 2014

The High Holy Days 2014

This is a very special and holy time in Israel, known as the High Holy Days or the “Days of Awe.”  It began with Rosh Hashanah, the Biblical Feast of Trumpets, the week before last (Sept. 25).  Next came the Day of Atonement, the holiest day of the Jewish year, which ended yesterday (Oct. 4) just after sunset, and then the Feast of Tabernacles begins this coming Wednesday at sunset (Oct. 8). 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sermon on the Mount II

Location of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount

If there is one message that every Christian should know, it’s Jesus' Sermon on the Mount.  It’s the clearest example in the Bible of the Way of Jesus:  the way that he lived and the way he wants his followers to live, too.