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How’s your faith? It does not matter if you are an atheist, theist, new age mystic. Doesn’t matter if you’re religious, a church-going person, or a Christian; yes, there’s a difference. You … more
We all know that plans change. My plan this month was to walk through the book of Daniel. However, this will be my final article as my days of being pastor of New Life Church have come to an end. … more
Ezekiel: [ /ih-zee-kee-uhl/ ] noun – meaning "God's Strength." The author of the text is the prophet Ezekiel, a contemporary of both Jeremiah and Daniel. The Book of Ezekiel was likely written … more
Lamentations: [ /lamənˈtāSHəns/ ] noun – the passionate expression of grief or sorrow; weeping. The original name of the book in Hebrew can be translated “Alas!” or “How,” giving the … more
Jeremiah: [ /jeh·ruh·mai·uh/ ] noun – means exalted or appointed by God. The book was written by the Prophet Jeremiah (Ch. 1:1) through a scribe names Baruch (Ch 36:2, 32), written sometime … more
What breaks your heart? This is more than a bad day, or a break-up with your last date. What are those things that you are passionate about? Is it your family, your job, your hobbies, people in your … more
Isaiah: [ /ahy-zahy-uh/ ] noun - A masculine name of Hebrew origin, meaning "salvation of the Lord.” Derived from the Hebrew phrase Yeshayahu, meaning "God saves." The book was written by the … more
Song of Solomon: The title from the first verse of the book, which mentions who the song comes from: “The Song of Songs, which is Solomon’s.” The original Hebrew version of the book took its … more
Ecclesiastes: [ /uh·klee·zee·a·steez/ ] noun --- a translation of the Hebrew word koheleth, which means “one who convenes an assembly” or simply a preacher. The name of this text for us is a … more
Proverbs: [ /prah-vurbz/ ] noun --- a short saying that expresses a universal truth for practical, righteous living. From the Hebrew root word meaning “to be like”. The Book of Proverbs main … more
Psalm: [ /sä(l)m/ ] noun --- from the Greek word psalmos, "song sung to a harp", similar to the original Hebrew word and meaning. The Book of Psalms lists many authors as this is a collection of … more
I don’t know about you but that seems impossible. How in the world can you love someone who doesn’t love you? How in the world can you love someone who wants to do you harm and tear you down? … more
Job: [ /jōb/ ] noun --- In Hebrew the name means ‘persecuted.’ The Book of Job does not list the author. Several suggestions have been put forth for authors: Job himself, who could have best … more
Esther: [ /eh·str/ ] noun --- A Persian name meaning “the star.” Her Hebrew name is Hadassah which means “myrtle,” like an evergreen; myrtle symbolizes peace, joy, … more
Ezra: [ / ez -r uh / ] noun --- from the Hebrew meaning “help” or “helper”. Nehemiah: [ /nee- uh -mahy- uh / ] noun --- masculine name of Hebrew origin meaning "God … more
I am taking this month’s article to step away from our journey through God’s word to speak about gratefulness. Yes, this coincides with the month of Thanksgiving, the day coming on … more
Chronicles: [ /kränək(ə)ls/ ] noun --- the daily or yearly records of the transactions of a kingdom. The author is unknown. However, tradition holds that much, if not all, of Chronicles … more
Kings: [ / ˈ kiŋz/ ] noun --- the ruler or sovereign over a nation. The author is anonymous for both texts. Some commentators have suggested Ezra, Ezekiel, and Jeremiah as possible authors. … more
Samuel: [ /sam-yoo-uhl/ ] noun --- can be interpreted either as “name of God” or “God has heard.” The author is anonymous for both texts. We know that Samuel wrote a book … more
Ruth: [ /ro ͞ oTH/] noun --- derived from the Hebrew word  re’ut , meaning “friend”. The Book of Ruth does not list the author. While tradition holds that it was Samuel, … more
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