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Puzzling Passages
Genesis Series
Teaching of the Sages
Jesus' Jewish Teachings


Exodus Series
  
Our Great Redemption
  Greater Story of Exodus
  Longing For Moses
  Enslaving Themselves
  Measure for Measure
  Set Free to Serve
  Heroines In Egypt
  Getting to Know Moses
  Known By What I Do
  Bridegroom of Blood
  Starting Out Small
  The Finger of God
  The Hardening Heart
  Why All Ten Plagues?
  Send Someone Else!
  Plagues fr. God of Nature
  Time for a Change
  That You May Know
  Tasting Bitterness
  Blood on Doorposts
  Bread Without Leaven
  God Unleashed
  Night of the Lord
  I Do This Because ...
  A Night of Watching
  Bones of Joseph

Teaching of the Sages
  Introduction
  Like Water on a Rock
 
Whitening Another's Face
  Stealing Another's Mind
  The Dust of Gossip
  Do Not Destroy
  Direction of Your Heart
  Beautifying Commands
  The Lame and Blind Man
  Orphans and Widows
  Deeds of Loving Kindness
  Who Is Rich?
  A Light to My Path
  An Ugly Vessel
 
Who is Strong?
  Who is Wise?
  Measure for Measure
  A Precious Goblet
  Saving a Whole World
  In All Circumstances
 
Which Type Are You?
  Just Like Yourself
 
An Attitude of We
  Not Yours to Complete
  A Hot-Tempered Teacher
  Get Yourself A Friend
 
Sharing Our Grief

Puzzling Passages
  Eternal Life
  Heaping Burning Coals?
 
Punished for Parent's Sin
  Laws for the Gentiles
  The Lord Alone
  Good News To The Poor
 
Salvation with Fear
  Did Jesus Hide Message?
  Why Carrying Wood?

  Jesus, God's Firstborn
  Jesus & Pacifism
  The Gentle Eyes of Leah
  Keep Us From Evil
  Give to Him Who Asks
  If Your Eye...
 
The Bride and the Lamb
  An Eye for an Eye
  The Meek Shall Inherit ...
 
The Poor in Spirit
  Blessed Peacemakers
  Blessed Are the Mourners
 
Blessed Are...
  Pursuing Righteousness


In The Beginning
  Beginnings
  Not Quite the Beginning
  In Wonder of God
  Good News
  Wind and Water
  Eve's Error
  In His Image
  Learning To Read
  You Must Master It
  The Slippery Slope
  Lamech's Opposite
  What Have You Done?
  Laying Down The Bow
  Noah, A Righteous Man
  My Brother's Keeper
  Cain's Crime

Abraham
  
Faithful Abram
  Abraham Our Father
  True Sons of Abraham
  Lot's Choice
  In Spite of Ourselves
  The God of the Covenant
  How Great is Peace
  Hagar's Plight
  Heroic Chutzpah!
  The Logic of Mercy
  Laughter of Relief
  The Binding of Isaac
  Giving and Taking Away
  Offended by God
  How To Choose a Wife
  Abraham Believed
  Growing Faith
  The Mystery of Prayer
  Yielding 100 Fold
  An Unlikely Choice
  Reaping What You Sow


Joseph
  
Sons of Israel
  Meeting God on the Way
  Joseph's Dreams
  Tamar, the Heroine
  Exceptional Character
  At Peace in Prison
  Wisdom for Good Years
  The Testing of a Family
  God's Wounded Families

Hebrew Words
Storytelling / Parables
Wisdom & Assorted Topics


Messianic Expectations
 
 Introduction
  What does "Christ" Mean?
  Son of David, Son of God
  The Mighty One of Israel
  What's the Good News?
  Son of Man

  The News to the Magi
  Mighty God
  A Rabbi and a King?
  Frankincense & Myrrh?
  Kings From Distant Lands
  Prepare Way of the Lord
  God's Great Surprise
  Builder of the House
  The Afflicted King
  Greater Than Moses
  The Great Shepherd
  Bursting Out of the Pen
  The Fat and Lean Sheep
  God With Us

Hebrew Words
   The Richness of Hebrew 
 
   Me'odecha - strength
   
Yadah - knowledge
   Yareh - fear
   Emunah - faithfulness
   Beit - house
   Barak - bless
   Ba'ash - stench
   Shema - hear and obey
   Shalom - peace
   Avad - to serve
   Yod
   Makor - source
   Lechem - bread
   Tov Ayin - a good eye
   Nephesh - soul, life
   Adonai - My Lord
   Pakad - to visit
   Shem - name
   Kanafim - wings
   Ro'eh - shepherd
   Torah - law, instruction
   Ben - son
   Levav - heart, mind
   Noseh Avon - carrying guilt

   Kavanah - intention
   Amen and Amen!
   Chayei Olam - Eternal Life
   Ahavah - Another Kind ...
   Faithful Wounds
   Joy of Repentence
   God's Righteousness
   Being Perfect
   Inclined Toward God

   When Anger Burns
   Overtaken by God
 
   Loving God Alone
   The Dew of Unity

   Righteous Paths

   Long-Acting Love

   You Have Heard it Said
   Another Way to Steal

   The Necessity of Shade

   When Times are Tight

   God is our Refuge
   Rain From Heaven

   Peace Within Your Walls

   Together Fully Human

   From Earth, and Yet More


Storytelling / Parables
  Introduction
  Why Parables?
  Did Jesus Hide Meaning?
  How will God Judge Us?
  A Parable About Judging
  A Parable for a Sukkah
  The Good Samaritans
  I'm Glad I'm Not Like Him!
  The Coming of Jubilee
  The Merciful Farmer
  Coming Home Again
  How Much More...
  The Mustard Seed
  A Little Leaven
  Manager's Shrewd Idea
  A Good Day's Pay
  Always Ready
  The Golden Table Leg
  Nathan's Story
  A Gift that Grows
  The Other Lost Son

Wisdom

  The Rabbi & the Ugly Man
  The Evil Tongue
  Empty Fruit
  Bought With a Price

Assorted Topics
  Dayeinu
  Mighty One of Israel
  Redemption At Passover
  The Biblical Woman

Living Water
Prayer
Lessons from the Land

Jesus Among the Rabbis
  Jesus' Jewish Teachings
  Imitating Our Father
  How Not to Pray
  God's Servant Heart
  Consider the Ravens
  Knowing His Voice

  A Strong House
  Why All the Woes?
  Together Again
  Yes Should Mean Yes
  Sons of Hell
  Fulfilling the Law - 1
  Fulfilling the Law - 2
  The Logic of Sabbath
  Aiming for Perfection
  What's Mine is Mine
  Eager to Please
  Irony in the Extreme
  Searching Shepherd
  Learning from Creation
  Atoning for the Nation
  Having a Single Eye
  Jesus' Yoke
  Doing Our Duty
  Truth Before and After Jesus
  Who Were the Tenants?
  The Weightiest Law
  Honoring Others
  Anger Unleashed
  Motivation Not to Sin
  The Joy of Repentance
  The Urgent Harvest
  Laying Up Treasure in Heaven
  Before Coming to the Altar
  Which Type Are You?
  Working What You've Got
  The Other Cheek
  Dying to Have Life

Lessons from the Land
  Living Water - Ed Visser  
  The Tomb of Jesus
  Armageddon
  Israel: The Land Between
  Shepherd, Sheep & Goats
  Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
  My Father's Business
  Jesus in the Synagogue
  Son of Man Betrayed
  Emmaus Road
  Southern Stairs
  Priest's Mikveh
  Pool of Siloam
  Land as Fifth Gospel
  John and His Baptism
  A Parable of a King
  Olive Tree
  Caesarea Maritima
  Decapolis
  Sea of Galilee

  Caesarea Philippi

 

  The Necessity Of Shade
  Drink Before You're Thirsty

  More to Gideon's Story
  Keepers of the Word
  Land of Up and Down
  Encountering Herod
  Shaliach Mitzvah Gelt
  Who Feeds the Ravens?
  Elijah, God's Strong Man
  Repainting Davinci Again
  Standing Stones & Christmas
  The God of the City
  Lessons From An Olive Tree
  A Lost Psalm of Qumran
  The Mountain of the LORD
  Drinking Rain from Heaven
  Narrow Gates & Wide Roads
  God is Our Refuge
  In the Synagogue
  Stones of Destruction
  A Neck Like a Tower
  Altars of Sacrifice
  Idolatry at Dan
  Brightness of His Presence
  The Land Between
  Living Water
  Shepherds,Sheep & Goats

Living Water
  Walk on Ahead
  Water from the Rock
  Living Water Flowing!
  Water Will Come Out
  Take Your Staff
  Did Moses do Wrong?
  
  The Blessing of Rain
  The River of Life

  The Refreshment of Dew
  If Anyone is Thirsty
  A Drip or a Splash?
  Wisdom About Water
  Drink Deep


Prayer
  Learning Prayer from Jesus
  Praying with Chutzpah
  What Our Prayers Reveal
  Blessing or Thanks
  Even This is For the Good
  Our Father
  Thy Kingdom Come
  Give Us Our Daily Bread
  Forgive Us as We Forgive
  Keep Us from Evil
  Praying the Psalms
  Oh Lord, be patient with me
  Prayer in Persecution
  Do We Listen to God?
  Humility in Prayer
  Time to Pray
  The Prayers of Children
  Have Faith In God
  Prayer is the Soul's Desire
  The Other Lord's Prayer
  Clothing the Naked
  Giving of His Wisdom
  Praying with Intention
  The Mystery of Prayer
  Amen and Amen!