I am a lifelong disciple of Jesus (Yeshua) of Nazareth, an avid student of the Bible, a devoted husband and father, a 29-year veteran of the United States Army, and a historian who connects people with their own stories.
One surprising thing about the human story is not that the world around us changes so often, but rather how rarely we notice the changes. The cares of each day tend to obscure the profound historical developments happening right in front of our eyes. Does that mean we’re actually sleepwalking through life?
Deuteronomy 10:12; Micah 6:8; Matthew 7:21-23; John 21:22; Acts 1:7
 Rosh Hashana (Yom Teruah/Feast of Trumpets) is sundown to sundown September 6-7.
 Tzom Gedaliah, the Fast of Gedaliah, is September 9. This fast of the seventh month laments the assassination of the righteous governor of Judea, which ended Jewish rule following the destruction of the First Temple (see 2 Kings 25:22-26 and Jeremiah 40:1-41:18). The customary reading from Exodus 32:11-34:10
 September 11 is Shabbat Shuva (Sabbath of Return). This is the Shabbat that occurs during the Ten Days of Awe between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Hosea 14:1-9 (14:2-10 in the Jewish numbering) is the traditional reading.
Stepping out in faith applies at all stages of life. This is something we learn from David Phillips and Samantha LaGoy as they relate the very big step of faith the Ebenezer Home is taking to expand their care for the elderly saints who make their residence at this special place in Haifa, Israel. It’s more than a matter of simply believing what God says, but acting on that belief as a participant in the Almighty’s Covenant.
What our guests share in this show is an example of “Reciprocity of Covenant,” the topic our Elders David Jones and Barry Phillips discuss. It’s also an aspect of our identity in Messiah Yeshua, which we hear in the music of Eved Adonai and Jimmie Black.
Sometimes it takes extreme measures to get God’s people to switch their focus from seeking peace in their current circumstances to seeking the Creator’s intent for the next step in His plan of redemption.