Reunion Roadmap 10/23/2021 – with Special Guest Samuel Wearp

What is a greater act of faith – interacting only with those who agree with us at every point, or stepping out of our comfort zone to interact with those who are different from us in many ways? What if the point of our interaction is not to bring those people to see and accept our point of view, but simply to get to know them and see where our God might take the relationship?

These are hard questions Samuel Wearp has considered has he and his family have developed deep relationships with their Jewish Israeli friends. It’s a walk of faith that the Wearp family has navigated by their involvement with Blessed Buy Israel and the Nations 9th of Av. Samuel shares a bit about where that walk has led them in this concluding portion of our conversation with him. 

Barry Phillips and David Jones address the topic of walking out our faith in their midrash, “Inside-Out Faith,” a topic Melody Joy Cloud and Will Spires investigate in their introspective and uplifting music. 

To learn more about Blessed Buy Israel and the Nations 9th of Av, visit their websites at:

Click here to listen and download: Reunion Roadmap 211023

Divine Refrigerator Rights

BFB211023 Child and RefrigeratorCasual relationships with people leave us unsatisfied because they have neither depth nor the capability of enduring hardship. What does that say about a casual relationship with our Creator?

Genesis 18:1-22:24; 2 Kings 4:1-37; Ezekiel 16:48-50; Luke 17:7-10; John 15:12-17

Click here to listen to the podcast: Divine Refrigerator Rights

Click here to download the transcript: Divine Refrigerator Rights.pdf

Music: “Prayer for a Friend,” Mark Hall, Casting Crowns, The Altar and the Door, Reunion 2007.

Weekly Bible Reading for October 24-30: Chayei Sarah (Life of Sarah)

This coming week, October 24-30 (18-24 Cheshvan 5782), the Bible reading plan covers the portion Chayei Sarah (Life of Sarah).

24 Oct Genesis 23:1-16 Judges 7:9-8:27 Matthew 13:36-58 Proverbs 3:19-26
25 Oct Genesis 23:17-24:9 Judges 8:28-9:41 Matthew 14:1-21 Proverbs 3:27-35
26 Oct Genesis 24:10-26 Judges 9:42-10:18 Matthew 14:22-36 Psalm 16:1-11
27 Oct Genesis 24:27-52 Judges 11:1-40 Matthew 15:1-20 Psalm 17:1-15
28 Oct Genesis 24:53-67 Judges 12:1-13:25 Matthew 15:21-39 Psalm 18:1-12
29 Oct Genesis 25:1-11 Judges 14:1-15:20 Matthew 16:1-20 Psalm 18:13-24
30 Oct Genesis 25:12-18 1 Kings 1:1-31 Matthew 16:21-17:13 Psalm 18:25-36

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2021-22 (Hebrew year 5782) is available at this link:

Reunion Roadmap 10/16/2021 – with Special Guest Samuel Wearp

What could  the church gain from connecting with the Jewish people in a positive way? What has the church lost over the centuries by not doing so? These are questions Samuel Wearp covers in this second part of our three-part interview with him. He should know. As a key part of his family’s ministry, Blessed Buy Israel, and of the Nations 9th of Av, Samuel has had opportunity to develop lasting friendships with Jewish Israelis, and to experience tremendous blessing through those relationships. Along the way, he has learned much of what the Bible says about the central place Israel occupies in God’s redemptive plans.

The music of Teshuva highlights the messages brought by Samuel and by Barry Phillips and David Jones in their midrash, “Honesty or Truth.”

To learn more about Blessed Buy Israel and the Nations 9th of Av, visit their websites at:

Click here to listen and download: Reunion Roadmap 211016

A Name and A Destiny

Faed, Thomas, 1825/1826-1900; The Last of the Clan
The Last of the Clan, Thomas Faed, 1865. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow. (Photo: Glasgow Museums) 

Identity may be the most important aspect of our humanity, both as individuals and as people. That must be why our adversary takes so much effort to rob us of our identity. However, even if we don’t know who we are, our Redeeming God makes a way for us to know who we can become.

Genesis 12:1-17:27; Isaiah 40:27-41:16; Matthew 3:7-9; John 8:39; Romans 4:3; Galatians 3:6; James 2:22-24

Click here to listen to the podcast: A Name and A Destiny

Click here to download the transcript: A Name and A Destiny

Music: “How Deep the Father’s Love,” Celtic Worship, Morningtide, Integrity Music 2021.