Love is…

1 Corinthians 13:4-8a is a favorite passage of Scripture for many, from the “well-loved” Love Chapter: 4) Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5) does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a … Continue reading Love is…

Praying for Those Who Need Yeshua (Even if They’re Not Aware of That Need)

Everyone who is a faithful and obedient believer in and follower of Adon Yeshua, the Lord Jesus, the Master, has someone to pray for – probably several someones. We all know those with some sort of a need, be it health, financial, family, or any number of needs. But there is an even more important … Continue reading Praying for Those Who Need Yeshua (Even if They’re Not Aware of That Need)

A Look at the Beatitudes

Mattityahu (Matthew) 5:2-12 Beatitude (from Latin – beati: a state of utmost bliss, happy, fortunate, supreme blessedness, exalted happiness; and tudo: indicating a state or condition). Since Yeshua taught in the Hebrew language, or the related Aramaic, but not in Greek, the background of the Beatitudes is Hebraic thought. That is, His words are grounded … Continue reading A Look at the Beatitudes

Lashon Hara (evil talk, or evil tongue)

Shalom, friends. Over on my Drash blog that I also just started (, the blog M'tzora touched on the topic of lashon hara. Here is a further look. Some thoughts are from a paper I had put together last year for a Bible Study I led on James (Ya'akov, or Jacob in Hebraic understanding), some … Continue reading Lashon Hara (evil talk, or evil tongue)

The Mystery of His Way

"The Lord works in mysterious ways!" Even the Blues Brothers, Jake and Elwood, knew that. And I would imagine that anybody who at least can admit to the existence of a Creator would acknowledge that His ways are mysterious to the mind of man. On the other hand, what is even more mysterious is how … Continue reading The Mystery of His Way

The Supernaturalness of Our Salvation

I have just started on a 1500 page book, "The Complete Works of Oswald Chambers," that I purchased last year sometime. Oswald's wife would sit while he spoke or taught, and write everything down in shorthand. Then for many years after Oswald passed, she would put together his words into print and publish them in … Continue reading The Supernaturalness of Our Salvation

All beginnings are difficult – Rashi

Thanks for joining me as I begin my first blog page! (Many will know me as Mordekhi, from my years served at Or HaOlam Messianic Jewish congregation of Overland Park.) [Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac (Shlomo Yitzhaki), known as Rashi (based on an acronym of his Hebrew initials), is one of the most influential Jewish commentators … Continue reading All beginnings are difficult – Rashi