The Testimony of Israel

“Which is where the tribes go up—the tribes of Israel— as the testimony of Israel; to give praise to the name of Yahweh!” (Psalm 122:4) Have you ever thought of your church attendance being part of your testimony?  I am not simply referring to a testimony of praise to God, but a testimony before the […]


Shema! (Mark 12:29)

“Jesus answered, ‘The first is: ‘Hear, O’ Israel, the Lord, your God, the Lord is one!’’” (Mark 12:29)   To answer this question, Jesus quotes what is known in Hebrew as the “Shema” (Deuteronomy 6:4).  The Shema is easily the single-most important text in the Hebrew Bible; it defines the Hebrews as a people and […]