Shabbat Shalom!

This week’s Torah Portion is Parashat Emor (Say) Leviticus 21:1-24:23. This week’s Torah portion contains a foundational part of Jewish observance— the festivals. I am frequently asked by individuals who are not Jewish, “Should I keep the Biblical festivals?” My answer is the same whether one is a Jewish believer or a Gentile believer. First,

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The Book of Philemon Bible Study Part 3

Our last portion in Philemon: verse 17-25 v17: Paul is appealing to Philemon to treat Onesimus in the way Philemon would treat Paul if he went to his house. v18: Paul was willing to pay, out of his own resources, for any outstanding debt that Onesimus may have owed to Philemon. v19: Paul was instrumental

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The Book of Philemon Bible Study Part 2

We now read verse 8-16 v8: “Therefore” – ie in light of what has just been said (in v1-7): Paul is writing in a way that would put a lot of pressure on Philemon to do the right thing. · Bold – can also be understood as confident. Paul and Timothy are appealing to Philemon

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The Book of Philemon Bible Study Part 1

It is a joy to have an influence on someone spiritually, and it is encouraging to hear that person recount how precious their faith in Yeshua is. Even better than that, though, is to see them putting their faith into action. In this epistle, Paul is encouraging Philemon to do exactly that – to put

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