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April 6th, 2018

Hope is a Choice – Last Day of Passover 2018

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hope in GodHope is a Choice not mere Optimism

If you were facing the Red Sea on one side and the Egyptian army on the other, what would you be thinking? Many in this moment of fear and dread, 3643 years ago, trapped between the water and the pursuing army, cried that they wanted to return to Egypt. Some had contempt for God and his promises. They’d lost hope and had forgotten so quickly the great miracles that had secured their escape from slavery. God’s advice to his people was to have courage and be like Moses who was faithful. Moses’ faith gave him the hope that God would be true to his promises. This was not mere optimism, but hope that was a deliberate and consistent choice to believe God the maker of the universe. Are you living with this kind of hope? More

April 6th, 2018

Passover – A Prophetic Vision and Hope for the Future

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The Importance of “Vision”

“Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restrain.” But what is the answer to this dilemma? Scriptures assure us that those who have vision will be blessed. Why? Because they will know the truth that sets them free. They will no longer be enslaved by false ideas and lack the vision that is essential to a hopeful future. So what is that truth? As we rehearse year by year the story of the Exodus and God’s deliverance we should be mindful of the prophetic vision it provides. A vision of freedom that is rooted in the truth of God’s word. Do you have this vision of the future to encourage and empower you? More

March 30th, 2018

Recipes for Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread

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unleavened goodies

Coconut Oaties (unleavened)

Oven 350 degrees
Line baking tray with paper
Makes 20 large cookies

Ingredients:
2 ½ cups organic shredded coconut (unsweetened)
1 cup quick oats and 2 ½ cups rolled oats
½ cup organic raw sugar and ½ cup honey
1 cup coconut oil
2 eggs
Vanilla, or cinnamon, or nutmeg to taste
Steps:
Blend oil, sugar, honey, flavouring, and eggs
Add oats and coconut and blend thoroughly
Use ice-cream scoop to place dollops on paper-lined tray, then flatten to 3” diameter
Bake for 15-20 minutes – golden brown edges, let rest on tray for 10 minutes

 

 

 

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Choco Balls (unleavened)

Mixer and bowl

Blender


Ingredients:

2 cups organic rolled oats ( for gluten free, substitute 1 ½ cups ground sunflower seed)

6 T organic cocoa powder ( for gluten free, 1 cup cocoa)

1 cup finely shredded coconut (unsweetened)

½ cup ground seeds or nuts (sunflower, hazelnut etc.)
½ cup sesame tahini
⅓ cup honey (or to taste)

Cinnamon sugar for coating  and I cup raisins (optional)

Steps:

Blend the dry ingredients
Add the tahini and honey and mix thoroughly
Add up to 1 T water if needed to bind ingredients into moldable dough
Form balls using 1 T of the mixture
Makes about 30 balls
Serve plain or roll in cinnamon sugar
Keep in refrigerator, or freeze for later use

March 24th, 2018

Truth or Tradition: Do We have Eyes to See?

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SpiritEyes to see mdual Eyesight?

The spring of the year brings to mind a host of spiritual realities, but do we have eyes to see them? We must discern between truth or tradition. There are those in the world who have “tuned” God out and are blind to spiritual realities. And some willfully so! They hold God and his ways in contempt. Having donned spiritual blinders, they are walking in darkness. Many in our cultural elite embrace their aggressively atheistic worldview with its twisted perception of reality. They refuse to acknowledge natural laws and human freedoms, while extolling the “virtues” of death — abortion, and euthanasia. They have chosen darkness instead of light. The have rejected truth and refused to countenance the evidence for intelligent design. Paul had experience with the “educated” of his day who also thought they were wise, yet could not see their own blindness.  More

March 24th, 2018

Why We Need Christ Our High Priest

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Melchizedek PriestThe Role of High Priest

In the 21st century the concept of “High Priest” is lost to most people. Even among Christians, few know the function of Christ our high priest. In Jesus’ time the office of high priest had been corrupted, and was little more than a political/religious appointment by the Romans. In fact, there was such a great turnover in the high priest’s office that there were 27 high priests in the first hundred years CE. But as much as this role has been usurped, misappropriated, and maligned over the centuries it still has vital significance in God’s plan. There have been faithful high priests. And, the people of ancient Israel would have had a basic understanding of this important responsibility when it was established. Do you? More

March 11th, 2018

Only Way to Stop Mass Murders at School

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The One and Only Way to Stop Mass Murders at School

All this past week most of the mainstream press has been pushing the idea that what is needed to stop today’s school shootings and other mass murders is to inaugurate effective, total gun control—which is to say, to confiscate all firearms from the American public. The idea is “no guns equals no murders.” President Trump, however, has called for arming teachers at schools, and to more tightly control the vetting process for buying guns. He would eliminate some types of firearms that facilitate a mass murder spree, and do a better job with handling the mentally ill. Will any of this work to really change the situation on the ground? Frankly, at this stage of the game, I have my doubts, because all those suggestions don’t get at the heart of the problem… Read more

 

 

March 11th, 2018

Messiah and Jerusalem — Stumbling blocks

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Why the Messiah and Jerusalem are Stumbling Blocks to the World’s Leaders

donald-trump-jerusalem-933x445O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, how is it that after so many thousands of years you can still command the attention of a Postmodernist, unbelieving global elite in the 21st Century? Could it be because the Biblical narrative that prophesies of something beyond the present world order scares the heck out of them? Read more…