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Jerusalem, the City of David (Week 14)

When I first went to Israel as a Bible student, I could not think of any field of study more boring than that of archaeology—what I called “the study of dust and stones.”

Transforming Lives One Page at a Time

I was blown away when a listener recently wrote to say my Walk Thru the Bible podcast series had changed their life.

When We Get What We Ask For (Week 13)

The Bible contains an intriguing story about how the Israelite people asked for a king—something that was actually God’s will for them in the future.

When Everyone Does As They See Fit (Week 12)

After the Israelites crossed the Jordan River on dry ground, saw the walls of Jericho tumble down…

What Is the IHRA Definition of Anti-Semitism?

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), an intergovernmental organization…

Each Generation’s Choice (Week 11)

The world is changing rapidly around us, and our children and grandchildren are growing up in an America that is very…

Are You Ready? (Week 10)

After wandering in the wilderness for some 40 years, the Israelites were undoubtedly ready to move on and enter the promised land. Their time had…

What We Learn From the Law (Week 9)

Law is such a boring word! It sounds so strict and legalistic. But the apostle Paul said the law was our instructor or tutor. God was conveying…

The God of Celebration and Rest (Week 8)

One of my favorite memories of living in Jerusalem was how the city would completely shut down on Shabbat (Hebrew for…

God’s Love for His People (Week 7)

It is happening more and more these days, and it just breaks my heart. A pastor of another large church has announced that the Bible is not the Word of God.

How Do Israeli Elections Work?

On December 22, 2020, Israel’s coalition government with two prime ministers dissolved after the Knesset failed to pass a state budget.

The Necessity of Faith (Week 6)

A couple of years ago, I was grappling with what appears to be contradictory principles regarding healing.

God Proposes Marriage (Week 5)

After the amazing Exodus from Egypt—where the Israelites were freed after generations of slavery in Egypt…

A Purim Message For the American Church

The Jewish world will celebrate Purim this month and remember the heroism of a young Jewish woman…

God Saw the Affliction of His People (Week 4)

The story of the Israelites in Egypt and their exodus out of the nation that enslaved them for 400 years is one full of miracles.

Joseph’s Prophetic Role (Week 3)

We all have bad days here and there. But every once in a while, tragedy may strike… It can be so bad it causes us to question whether God is with us or not.

Raw Honesty of the Bible (Week 2)

The Bible is often portrayed as mythology. But when I read the stories in the Bible, I find such gut-wrenching honesty that I am confident it is true.

The Watershed Moment that Changed the World (Week 1)

The biblical narrative is so full of fascinating stories and epic tales that the overarching story-behind-the-stories can easily be lost…

Jesus’ Resurrection and Return (Part 7)

The Scriptures provide deep significance for Jesus’ last days spent on the Mount of Olives, as well as his ascension from there.

Jesus’ Last Week in Jerusalem (Part 6)

When reading the story of Jesus’ last week in Jerusalem, a curious story found in Mark involves a man with a water pitcher…

Jesus Goes to Jerusalem (Part 5)

While the bulk of Jesus’ ministry took place in the region around the Sea of Galilee, He did go to Jerusalem on several occasions to celebrate the great feasts of Israel.

Jesus’ Galilean Ministry (Part 4)

Nothing makes the Bible come alive like sitting on the shores of the Sea of Galilee or atop the hill where it is believed Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount.

What Is Causing The Sudden Worldwide Shift In Support For Israel?

On September 15, 2020, the ministers of foreign affairs for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain…

Preparing to Tabernacle With God: The Feast of Tabernacles

As someone who was at that first Feast of Tabernacles celebration in Jerusalem in 1980 and who has…

What the Abraham Accord Means for Israel

The presence of United Arab Emirates officials earlier this year at the announcement of President Trump’s plan for peace…

I Am The God Who Heals

When the Israelites escaped Pharaoh’s armies and began their journey through the wilderness, God began to reveal to them who He was…

Why Christians Care About Annexation

I have engaged with a number of reporters lately, both on and off the record, concerning the Trump…

The Strategic Importance Of The Jordan Valley

President Trump’s proposed peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians allows for Israel’s annexation…

Does Israel Have The Right To Annex Settlements?

The Trump administration unveiled the long-awaited peace plan between Israel and the Palestinian people…

Why Pandemics Are Dangerous For Jews

Abundant conspiracy theories and misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic have elevated fear…

How Have the Jewish People Survived Against All Odds?

One cannot help but notice when reading the Bible that most of the people groups mentioned no…

What Sets Israel Apart From Other Nations?

Israel, a nation as small as the state of New Jersey, occupies center stage of the world’s attention…

ICEJ-USA Director Susan Michael Awarded Honorary Doctorate

New Christians struggling to study their Bible are often taught to read the scriptures as though…

Is It Safe To Visit Israel? Yes!

Tourists and business leaders alike flock to Israel. GLOBES, Israel’s financial daily, reports that…

Why Is Israel’s Modern Statehood A Miracle?

The story of modern Israel is amazing in itself, but when taken within the context of the history of the Jewish…

What Does the Bible Have To Say About The Return Of The Jewish People To Their Homeland?

A special term from the Hebrew Bible is used to describe the process of returning to the Land…

How Can We Help Palestinian Refugees?

Seventy years ago, the United Nations voted to declare Israel a modern state. When Prime Minister…

Does The United States Benefit From Its Alliance With Israel?

Like a diamond with many facets, Israel shines in its value to the United States. Our ally enhances…

Is Media Coverage Accurate About Israel’s Military Actions?

The United States and Israeli militaries are closely aligned with similar ethics policies governing…

Does Israel Receive The Most US Foreign Aid?

Israel’s detractors and even uninformed friends often complain that Israel receives more US foreign…

How Is A Small Nation Like Israel Providing Significant Humanitarian Aid Around The World?

Israel was one of the first countries to send a team of disaster management experts, mental health experts…

How Does Israel Treat Palestinians?

Ride around Israel with an Arab taxi driver, and he will readily tell you he prefers to live under an Israeli…

The Mother Of Us All

Hebrews 11 is the well-known New Testament Hall of Fame—or as some call it, Hall of Faith…

Is Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas A True Peace Partner For Israel?

Mahmoud Abbas became the first prime minister of the Palestinian Authority in 2003…

This Is The Year To Move The US Embassy To Jerusalem

Many conservative Christians voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election due to his…

Did The Jews Steal The Palestinians’ Land?

Ride around Israel with an Arab taxi driver, and he will readily tell you he prefers to live under an Israeli…

Why Is Jerusalem So Controversial?

JERUSALEM­—it’s a name which stirs a wide spectrum of emotions and a quagmire of international…

The Truth About Israeli Settlements

While settlements can be a source of conflict, they are not the major obstacle to peace. From 1948-1967…

Will Trump Move The US Embassy To Jerusalem?

The United Nations Educational, Science, and Cultural Committee (UNESCO) recently attempted…

Your Invitation

I want to share with you something very important for the days in which we live and that I believe will be…

Why Does The United Nations Single Out Israel

The United Nations charter of June 26, 1945, reflected lofty goals to help nations recover after WWII…

Say To The South, “Do Not Keep Them Back!”

Numerous prophecies have been fulfilled over the last century, but one of the most exciting is Isaiah…

When Jesus Attended The Feast Of Tabernacles

For centuries Christian churches had little appreciation for the biblical Feast of Tabernacles…

Anti-Semitism In Christianity Today

Many Christians involved in support of Israel fail to recognize the amazing moment in history that we are…

How Do Israel And The United States Work Together?

In a complex and dangerous world, there are few allies more important to the United States than Israel…

Celebrating The Feast Of Tabernacle

For 35 years some 5,000-8,000 Christians have travelled from over 100 nations to celebrate the Feast…

Is Israel A Racist State?

In a speech at the United Nations, former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad described Israel…

Taking Israel Out Of The Bible

New Christians struggling to study their Bible are often taught to read the scriptures as though…

The Big Lie

The “big lie” is an expression coined by Adolf Hitler to describe his propaganda technique of telling…

This Generation’s Battle

Exodus 17 tells how Amalekites, descendants of Esau’s grandson, attacked the children of Israel…

The Rest Of The Hanukkah Story

The story of Hanukkah takes place during the period in-between the Old and New Testaments, when…

How God Saved The Jewish People

Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, placed his reputation and political career on the line to warn…

It Is Now Sunday In The Middle East

‘When Saturday is gone, one will find Sunday,’ is an old, Christian Arab proverb that expresses their fear…

The Privilege Of Partnering With God

God in His sovereignty has chosen to partner with man in the execution of His will….

Finding Hope In The Faithfulness Of God

There are times in the lives of all believers when they may face doubts and discouragement…