Rabbi Jeff takes us to the book of Judges for Throwback Thursday. Having visited the Holy Land, Adler shares what Gideon truly saw with his own eyes as he observed his men around the water. Explaining the original Hebrew text, Rabbi Jeff opens our hearts to deeper revelation of the famous story.
How do we take ownership of our church? The ministry within it? Micah Fries encourages us to bring church status, lables, and titles down to full equality, and level the playing field. According to Ephesians 4, a pastor's true goal should be to equip the so-called "ordinary members" of their church. With correct guidance, all members should be confidently serving through hospital visits, counseling couples, teaching, preaching and discipleship. We are all equal in the eyes of the Lord, and all expected to do our part in the Great Commission.
Steve takes us to Judges 7:19-20 for today's daily devotional. "So Gideon and the hundred men who were with him came to the outskirts of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, when they had just set the watch. And they blew the trumpets and smashed the jars that were in their hands. Then the three companies blew the trumpets and broke the jars. They held in their left hands the torches, and in their right hands the trumpets to blow. And they cried out, 'A sword for the LORD and for Gideon!'”
Rabbi Jeff Adler comes from a family of five generations of Messianic Jews. A native of Cincinnati, he has a Master of Divinity degree, and has led Messianic synagogues is Cincinnati and Indianapolis since 1978. He is currently Rabbi of Congregation Sha’arey Yeshua in Indianaplis. Rabbi Jeff has held offices in the Messianic Alliance of America and the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations. Additionally, he has spoken and taught the Word of God at many Messianic Jewish conferences, both regional and national, and teaches Yeshiva courses for the IAMCS (International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues).
Micah Fries is the Senior Pastor of Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. Prior to serving at Brainerd, he served as the Vice President of LifeWay Research in Nashville, TN and as a frequent speaker in churches and conferences. He has served as a Senior Pastor in Missouri, an international church planter in Burkina Faso, West Africa and a Youth Pastor in Dothan, AL. While in college, Micah met Tracy, and they married in May of 2000. He holds a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from The Baptist College of Florida. Micah is currently a Ph.D. student, studying North American Missiology at Southeastern Seminary.
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