Reunion Roadmap 7/24/2021 – with Special Guest Rut Banks

The scripture says the Kingdom of our Messiah will be populated by people redeemed from every tribe and tongue and nation (Revelation 5:9, 7:9). What exactly does that look like? And is it possible to achieve such Kingdom diversity now? That’s one topic that comes up in our conversation with Rut Banks as we hear her thoughts on the identity of those redeemed into the covenant nation of Israel.

This show includes two special songs by Rut, and then midrash by our Elders Barry Phillips and David Jones called “Vision or Sight” in which they talk about what Rut and her family are living: walking in the promises of the Almighty even when that way ahead is not clear.

To hear Rut’s music, visit her website at, www.iamrut.com.

Rut’s husband Michael is a gifted massage therapist serving clients in the Nashville area. Check out his website at Leave At Ease.

Click here to listen and download: Reunion Roadmap 210724

Weekly Bible Reading for July 25-31: Eikev (On the Heel Of)

This coming week, July 25-31 2021 (16-22 Av), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Eikev (On the Heel Of)

25 Jul Deuteronomy 7:12-8:10 Ezekiel 23:1-49 Colossians 4:1-18 Psalm 118:1-13
26 Jul Deuteronomy 8:11-9:3 Ezekiel 24:1-25:17 1 Thessalonians 1:1-2:20 Psalm 118:14-29
27 Jul Deuteronomy 9:4-29 Ezekiel 26:1-27:36 1 Thessalonians 3:1-4:18 Psalm 119:1-8
28 Jul Deuteronomy 10:1-11 Ezekiel 28:1-29:21 1 Thessalonians 5:1-28 Psalm 119:9-16
29 Jul Deuteronomy 10:12-11:9 Ezekiel 30:1-31:18 2 Thessalonians 1:1-2:12 Psalm 119:17-24
30 Jul Deuteronomy 11:10-21 Ezekiel 32:1-33:20 2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:18 Psalm 119:25-32
31 Jul Deuteronomy 11:22-25 Ezekiel 33:21-34:31 1 Timothy 1:1-2:15 Psalm 119:33-40

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2020-21 (Hebrew year 5781) is available at this link:

Reunion Roadmap 7/17/2021 – with Special Guest Rut Banks

Life can be complicated and difficult. That’s why it’s essential to know who we are, and Whose we are!

If you want to know how Rut Banks answers those questions, just listen to her story! We learn a lot about her in this second part of our three-part visit with her. Knowing who she is in her Creator has helped her through both the rough patches and the joys of life, and brought her the point where she can now share this testimony in song.

Our musical segments investigate these same questions, starting with an original song by Rut, and then a familiar exhortation from the Psalms by Eved Adonai. Barry Phillips and David Jones carry the theme of this show even further with their conversation about the question, “Who Do You Say I Am?”  

To hear Rut’s music, visit her website at, www.iamrut.com.

Rut’s husband Michael is a gifted massage therapist serving clients in the Nashville area. Check out his website at Leave At Ease.

Click here to listen and download: Reunion Roadmap 210717

Weekly Bible Reading for July 18-24: Va’etchanan (And I Pleaded)

This coming week, July 18-24 2021 (9-15 Av), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Va’etchanan (And I Pleaded)[1]

18 Jul Deuteronomy 3:23-4:4 Lamentations 1:1-5:22 Philippians 1:1-30 Psalm 111:1-10
19 Jul Deuteronomy 4:5-40 Ezekiel 16:35-17:24 Philippians 2:1-30 Psalm 112:1-10
20 Jul Deuteronomy 4:41-49 Ezekiel 18:1-19:14 Philippians 3:1-21 Psalm 113:1-9
21 Jul Deuteronomy 5:1-21 Ezekiel 20:1-49 Philippians 4:1-23 Psalm 114:1-8
22 Jul Deuteronomy 5:22-6:3 Ezekiel 21:1-32 Colossians 1:1-29 Psalm 115:1-18
23 Jul Deuteronomy 6:4-25 Ezekiel 22:1-31 Colossians 2:1-23 Psalm 116:1-19
24 Jul Deuteronomy 7:1-11 Isaiah 40:1-26 Colossians 3:1-25 Psalm 117:1-2

[1] Tisha B’Av (9th of Av), the fast commemorating destruction of the two Temples, is sundown July 17 to sundown July 18. It is traditional to read the book of Lamentations on this day.

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2020-21 (Hebrew year 5781) is available at this link:

What We Shall Be

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As the International Space Station orbits the earth (top), crew members Shane Kimbrough (USA) and Thomas Pesquet (France) work to install new roll out solar arrays (bottom). (NASA photo, 2021)

We know the Kingdom of Heaven exists for eternity, but we don’t know much about it yet. However, that hasn’t stopped us from trying to figure our who will be there – or who won’t be there. Maybe a better use of our time and energy would be getting to know the Eternal King and living in such a way that others would want to know Him as well.

Ezekiel 11:14-21; Matthew 15:24, 23:13; John 10:11-18; Galatians 3:28-29; Ephesians 2:11-22; 1 John 3:1-3

Click here to listen to the podcast: What We Shall Be

Click here to download the transcript: What We Shall Be.pdf

Music: “Ice Station Zebra Overture,” Michel Legrand, Movie Themes From The Past, Soundtrack Classics, 2012.