Shavuot, Torah, Spirit, and Unity (Revised)

Shavuot is a Feast that is de-emphasized in the traditional Jewish community (due to two thousand years of being forbidden to own farmland) and largely misunderstood in Christendom. Yet it is one of the three pilgrimage Feasts, in which all the men of Israel were commanded to present themselves before the Holy One. It turns […]

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First Mention of the Kingdom of Heaven?

The wife and I were studying 1 Samuel tonight and came across something that I hadn't noticed before in the story of King Saul. In 1Sa. 10:16, after Saul eats with Samuel, is anointed king, walks a rather strange road exactly as Samuel prophesied, and receives the Holy Spirit with such strength that he becomes …

Shavuot, Torah, Spirit, and Unity

Shavuot is a Feast that is de-emphasized in the traditional Jewish community (due to two thousand years of being forbidden to own farmland) and largely misunderstood in Christendom. Yet it is one of the three pilgrimage Feasts, in which all the men of Israel were commanded to present themselves before the Holy One. It turns …