Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 8, 2008
Israel was No Fluke
I'm a laid-back White Sox fan. All my life, I have had to deal with being out-numbered by Cubs fans. Both Sox and Cub fans have long dreamt of a City series, where the two teams are competing during the World Series. That could happen this year. Statistically speaking, we
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Apr 13, 2011
MIRACLE IN ISRAEL
From AD 70 to 1967, the land of Palestine was ruled by 40 different nations. Today, it is under Israeli control.
From 1948 to the present, the Israelis have fought 5 national wars—winning
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 24, 2009
JEWISH PEOPLE STATS
Of the 6 billion inhabitants of the earth, only 13 million are Jewish. That is less than 1% of the world’s population, and yet, Jewish people have received more than 22% of the Noble prizes awarded. Roughly, 41% of the 13 million reside within the land of Israel and 40% live
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jul 27, 2009
WHERE IS THE ARK
The Ethiopian legend described in the "Book of the Glory of Kings," relates that Ethiopians are descendants of Israelite tribes who came to Ethiopia with Menelik I, alleged to be the son of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba...The legend relates that Menelik, as an adult,
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 31, 2009
THE NOAHIDE COMMANDS
A Pagan could become > An Alien Believer > A God-fearer > A Jew (proselyte)
A pagan would be an idolater or worship many gods, or one not serving the true God.
An alien believer would be a gentile who wanted to be saved, repented from his sins and turned to the God
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 8, 2009
The Mishna says, "The dwelling places of Gentiles are ritually unclean (Ohalot 18:7). David Stern summarizes other passages in the Mishna, "…Jews may not remain alone with Gentiles, leave cattle at their inns, assist them in childbirth, suckle their children, do business with
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 27, 2009
PROOF OF DIVINE INSPIRATION
The story is told that Frederick the Great of Prussia once asked a court chaplain for proof of divine inspiration of the Bible. The response was simply, "The Jews, sire."
Dr. Adrian Rogers has written that "Israel is God’s yardstick, His blueprint for the world."
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 8, 2010
WHAT MAKES JERUSALEM SO GREAT?
"Archaeologists and historians have long wondered why Jerusalem should have been established where it was, and why it should have become great. It enjoys none of the physical features which favored the advancement and prosperity of other important cities in the
Contributed by David Tack on Jan 30, 2011
According to Guzik, “The region of Galilee was a fertile, progressive, highly populated region. According to figures from the Jewish historian Josephus, there were some 3 million people populating Galilee, an area smaller than the state of Connecticut.”
Contributed by Gregg Bitter on Jan 3, 2010
"Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people" (Luke 1:68 NIV). A little child plays innocently in a park. Suddenly a man grabs her from behind and drags her into a van. She’s gagged. A bag’s pulled over her head. Dust stings her eyes. The smell of sweat
History of Israel stands as a witness...
About 300 years ago, the King of Sweden was having personal doubts about God’s existence and the Bible's divine nature. He called for Count Von Zinzendorf, who was the bishop of the Moravian Church, to provide evidence about God’s existence and Divine
Contributed by Todd Stiles on Oct 23, 2006
Today in Israel, if you are a follower of Judaism, you must fix all meals in advance of the Sabbath in case of company. You wouldn’t want to work on the Sabbath, would you? There is even a Sabbath elevator that stops on every floor so you don¡¦t have to press
THE DAILY NEEDS OF ISRAEL IN THE WILDERNESS
The 40-year wilderness wandering by Moses and the Israelites must be one of the biggest miracles in the Bible, yet we take it for granted. Think about the metrics of their dire situation:
FOOD: God’s people had to be fed daily. Feeding 3 to 3 1/2
Moses and the children of Israel on the banks of the Red Sea, mountains on both sides, the Rea Sea in the front, and the mighty Pharoah and his great army behind them. No where to hide, no where to run, they were sitting ducks. Yet, the Lord came through, He proved to all that He is ABLE. So
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 22, 2001
Like the children of Israel in today’s Bible reading, Hannah Hurnard, author of Hinds’ Feet on High Places, was once paralyzed by fear. Then she heard a sermon on scarecrows that challenged her to turn her fear into faith.
The preacher said, "A wise bird knows that a scarecrow is simply an
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Jun 27, 2009
HEAR O ISRAEL: LISTEN UP!
I served in a volunteer capacity as an unofficial chaplain to the Redondo Beach (California) police force. About seven or eight of us who were ministers would rotate so that we rode entire shifts with some of the officers.
Police work is a contrast between tedium
The tax farmers in Israel, here called tax-collectors, were somewhat different from IRS agents. They were more like Mafia enforcers, employing thugs to shake down local citizens and merchants. The Romans specified how much each tax man was supposed to pay them, and the architelōē or
Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Feb 11, 2010
In Haifa, the largest city in northern Israel, a policeman, who knew his Bible, got on the trail of a gang of smugglers. The smugglers had used an donkey-drawn caravan to escape from the police, but the policemen managed to capture some of the donkeys. The clever officer let the beasts of
Contributed by Paul Kallan on Jan 11, 2003
At the beginning of the World War II, Israel Eugenio was the chief Rabbi of Rome. The Nazis occupied Rome in September 1943. The Nazi officer Kappler demanded 50 kg of gold in place of the Jews. The Jews feverishly managed to collect 35 kg. The chief Rabbi Zolli realized his helplessness. For the
Ephesians 2 verse 19, it says … “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints, and also members of the household of God”.
There is a lot in that verse … but I will start by focusing on the phrase, “members of the household of God” …