"The author of Hebrews seeks to encourage a group of discouraged believers who are drifting away from true Christianity. Hebrews is a sermon delivered by a very well-educated, gifted preacher who uses exposition and exhortation to strengthen his audience in their commitment to see the Lord more clearly, love him more dearly, and follow him more nearly. Today, commitment is a challenge as relevant to the followers of Jesus Christ as it was in the first century.
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"First time travelers to this smallest of North African countries might wonder what to expect, as the flight glides into Carthage National Airport. Visitors will not be disappointed. Tunisia is a land of many contrasts - sweeping deserts, stunning beaches, and craggy mountains, whose caves have been used as movies sets for Star Wars and Jesus of Nazareth. It is a little known fact that there has been a continuous Jewish presence in Tunisia for over 2,000 years. Just what happened to the Jews of Tunisia?" Click below to read more.
"It may come as a surprise that Iran holds the largest Jewish minority of any Muslim country in the Middle East! In fact, Jews have had a presence in Iran since the 6th century BCE, following the destruction of the First Temple in Jerusalem." To read more, please click the link below.
This article was originally published in The Messianic Times. For more information or to contact them directly, please visit www.messianictimes.com.
"During the coming month we will be looking at three of the most heroic figures in the Old Testament: Joseph, Ruth and Esther. Each had an essential role in the life of the Jewish people and is a model of courage and faith. Some important lessons can be learned as we study how God worked in the lives of these three who were sustained by faith."
"When Amy Mason, a member of St. Stephen’s in Sewickley, contacted me with questions concerning archival procedures she should use on a project in Jerusalem for which she had volunteered, I was intrigued. I invited her into the office for a “crash course” in archiving, where I also learned more about the collection she was working on at the Conrad Schick Library and Christ Church Archives.
"Lutheran theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer stands out among German church leaders during the twelve years of The Third Reich. He was one of a small number of churchmen to actively resist the racist policies and actions of the Nazi regime. He called for an uncompromising stand on the Word of God by the Church of Germany in the time of its country’s greatest evil. As a result, Bonhoeffer paid the ultimate price: on April 9, 1945 he was hanged at Flossenbürg Concentration Camp, weeks before World War II ended and the camp was liberated by Allied forces.