Hope from Another World (Nov. 29, 2009)

No doubt Zechariah breathed two great prayers as he stood in the holy place of the Temple for the first and last time in his life: "Lord, send your Messiah to deliver Israel from her enemies." And then, "Lord give me strength to bear the burden of being childless with my wife Elizabeth." But there, in that holy place, from beyond our world, an angel of the Lord brings hope to Zechariah: God's people have not been forgotten...and neither have you! Click the link below to download.

Christ and the Feast of Tabernacles (Nov. 22, 2009)

"I will be your God. You will be my people; and I will dwell in the midst of you" (Levitcus 26: 11-12). Dr. Tuvya Zaretsky, one of the founders of Jews for Jesus, shares a special “harvest” time message that will bless Jews and Gentiles alike. Dr. Zaretsky explains why the Feast of Tabernacles (Leviticus 23:34ff.) was a powerful reminder to Israel that God longs to dwell in the midst of his people, and to make them fruitful...a dream fulfilled through Y'shua (Jesus) the Messiah (John 1:14). Click the link below to download.


The Song of Reconciliation (Nov. 15, 2009)

Papa said to Mack, “I want to take away one more thing that darkens your heart.” Mack immediately knew what it was and turning his head away from Papa, started boring a hole with his eyes into the ground between his feet…Now there was no holding back as hot tears poured down his face and between sobs Mack cried, 'Papa, how can I ever forgive that SOB who killed my Missy?'"(The Shack, p. 226). In The Shack, Mack discovers that forgiveness is key to the final step of healing that Papa wants to do in his life – but it may be the hardest step of all. Thankfully, Papa has not left us without some clear guidance when it comes to walking the difficult road that may or may not lead to reconciliation. Click the link below to download.


The Woman Jesus is in Love With (Nov. 1, 2009)

In this spiritually hungry age, interest in the person of Jesus is unmistakable and enduring; at the same time, the popular image of the church that bears his name is less than flattering. In Paul Young’s novel, The Shack, Jesus explains to Mack that the church is more than a cold institution…she is "the woman I'm in love with." Scripture speaks of at least three marks of the church that is Jesus' beloved bride: beauty, faithfulness, and love. Click the link below to download.