• The Indwelling Torah: Exploring the Jewish Heart of Pentecost

    Steven Ger - Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    The Feast of Shavuot, or Pentecost, was celebrated this year during the third weekend of May. It marks both the anniversary of the giving of the Law to the Jewish nation and the giving of the Spirit to the Jewish believers; a celebration of both the theophany at Mount Sinai and of the indwelling at ..

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  • Embracing the Jewishness in Your Congregation

    Steven Ger - Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    A Jewish person’s Jewishness is, by definition, conferred by circumstance of birth. For most Jewish believers, to ignore this God-given distinction is to disparage the rich heritage God has bestowed on us to share with the world. While the church consists of believing Jew and Gentile together in a new creation (Gal. 6:15; Eph. 3:6), ..

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  • The Remnant of Israel in the Church Age: Theological and Practical Considerations for the Church

    Steven Ger - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    INTRODUCTION Although one is hard-pressed to even find the word “remnant” in the index of many fine theologies, of dispensational orientation or otherwise, the theology of remnant is crucial to a proper understanding of the relationship between Jewish and Gentile believers. The concept of remnant is studded throughout the Scripture, both Old and New Testaments, ..

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  • Zechariah: Minor Prophet with a Major Message

    Steven Ger - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    “Thus says the LORD: I will return to Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem” PURPOSE STATEMENT Zechariah relays God’s word to encourage the returned Jewish exiles to take heart amidst uncertain circumstances and finish rebuilding the Temple, because the Lord plans to establish the Temple as the center of His Kingdom when ..

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  • Whither Kumbaya? (Or Whether National Healing is Possible without a Diagnosis of the Disease)

    Steven Ger - Saturday, November 12, 2016

    WHITHER KUMBAYA? THE QUESTION OF RAISING OUR NATIONAL VOICE IN UNISON, HARMONY, COUNTERPOINT OR “??” (OR WHETHER NATIONAL HEALING IS POSSIBLE WITHOUT A DIAGNOSIS OF THE DISEASE) The morning after the election, an old college friend of mine contacted me on Facebook. He asked whether I would be spending much more time enjoying the social ..

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  • Messiah According to Isaiah Part 2

    Steven Ger - Tuesday, August 11, 2015

    We return our attention to the prophet Isaiah for a second helping of his timeless message regarding our Messiah. In chapter 9 the prophet builds upon chapter 7’s intriguing revelation that the Messiah will be born of a virgin and given the designation, “God with us.” In an extraordinary passage filled with the imagery of ..

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  • Messiah According to Isaiah Part 1

    Steven Ger - Sunday, June 28, 2015

    Due to the overwhelmingly favorable response we received on the last series in this column on the prophet Jeremiah, it seems appropriate to once again delve into the vast theological wealth of the prophets. We now begin a series based on the writings of the “prince of prophets”, Isaiah; specifically what we can glean from ..

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  • Jeremiah: Weeping for the Disobedient, Part 3

    Steven Ger - Monday, May 18, 2015

    Welcome to the third installment of our study of the dynamic message of the prophet Jeremiah. We have previously established the uniquely autobiographical tone of the book, concerning the one whose name means both “the Lord exalts” and “the Lord throws down”. We have confirmed that Lord’s message through his prophet in the first six ..

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  • Jeremiah: Weeping for the Disobedient, Part 2

    Steven Ger - Friday, February 20, 2015

    Welcome to the second installment of our overview of Jeremiah’s message. Last time we introduced the prophet himself and the background of his ministry and message. We learned that Jeremiah is one of the most autobiographical books in the entire Bible, and that his name means both “the Lord exalts” and “the Lord throws down”. ..

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  • Jeremiah: Weeping for the Disobedient, Part 1

    Steven Ger - Monday, February 9, 2015

    I strongly believe that one of the Biblical areas most churches tend to neglect is the writings of the great prophets of Israel. When one contemplates that the prophets comprise over twenty percent of Old and New Testaments combined, it can be seen as a rather large omission on the part of our pastors and ..

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