#25 Tzav (Leviticus 6:1-8:36) — Learnings of a Tent Dweller

Tsav is usually translated as command, but is only used in situations that have eternal ramifications. From this word, we get the word mitzvot which actually means good deeds. Good deeds is very important. I mentioned in the last parsha that Leviticus is the manual for the bride or the Book of Holiness. Some things […]Continue reading “#25 Tzav (Leviticus 6:1-8:36) — Learnings of a Tent Dweller”

Parables of the Messiah-The Watchful servant, thief & the ten bridesmaids — Learnings of a Tent Dweller

These parables combines some aspects from other parables but they actually fall into the category of “journey parables.”   Jesus was getting His disciples ready for a time when He wouldn’t be there to supervise them.   Discipling is a lot like a parent-child relationship where you prepare your children to continue on when they are gone. […]Continue reading “Parables of the Messiah-The Watchful servant, thief & the ten bridesmaids — Learnings of a Tent Dweller”

Psalm 126 and who are the assents? — Learnings of a Tent Dweller

The Hebrew expression Shir ham·ma·ʽalohth is for 15 psalms (Ps 120-134) translated as “A Song of degrees”, “A gradual canticle”, “A Song of the Stairsteps” or “A Song of Ascents”. Jewish tradition (Mishnah, Middot 2:5) held that these 15 songs were sung by the Levites in ascending the 15 steps from the Court of Women to […]Continue reading “Psalm 126 and who are the assents? — Learnings of a Tent Dweller”

Tenacity- Part 2 — Rapha & Chayim

Just like we need to be tenacious in our prayer life, we need to be tenacious in our faith. Because the Hebrew language is concrete rather than abstract, Hebrew words are meant to paint pictures. There are several Hebrew word-pictures of faith found in the Old Testament. Each of these are steps of growth. Aman means […]Continue reading “Tenacity- Part 2 — Rapha & Chayim”

#18- Mishpatim (Ex 21:1-24:18) — Learnings of a Tent Dweller — Gairdin Spreagtha – The Inspired Garden

Mishpatim means judgments. In this weeks parsha it covers quite a few things that don’t always seem to be connected. It starts with servants, murder, capital crimes and then bops over to Parents and curses. From there we journey over into reparations, stealing and restitution on to Arson and receiving stolen property. There is borrowing, […] […]Continue reading “#18- Mishpatim (Ex 21:1-24:18) — Learnings of a Tent Dweller — Gairdin Spreagtha – The Inspired Garden”

Breathe — Learnings of a Tent Dweller

A Facebook friend shared this and it reminded me of the verse that says, “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” There was a moment when Moses had the nerve to ask God what his name is. God was gracious enough to answer, and the name he gave is recorded in the original Hebrew […]Continue reading “Breathe — Learnings of a Tent Dweller”

Parables of the Messiah- The Unmerciful Servant — Learnings of a Tent Dweller

More and more I understand why my teacher stresses “Context, Context, Context” and why we also need to know the times and cultural references. I want establish the context and some of this before digging into this parable. SETTING THE SCENE Simon Peter asks Jesus this question about how many times to forgive a brother. […]Continue reading “Parables of the Messiah- The Unmerciful Servant — Learnings of a Tent Dweller”

Another’s lens — Rapha & Chayim

Brene’ Brown has this teaching that she calls Empathy Education, which is about increasing our empathy skills. She points out that research shows that some of the most successful leaders have demonstrated high levels of empathy and that it is truly connected to academic and professional success. This made me think of our Messiah. Look […]Continue reading “Another’s lens — Rapha & Chayim”

Parables of the Messiah- The Unmerciful Servant — Learnings of a Tent Dweller — Gairdin Spreagtha – The Inspired Garden

More and more I understand why my teacher stresses “Context, Context, Context” and why we also need to know the times and cultural references. I want establish the context and some of this before digging into this parable. SETTING THE SCENE Simon Peter asks Jesus this question about how many times to forgive a brother. […] […]Continue reading “Parables of the Messiah- The Unmerciful Servant — Learnings of a Tent Dweller — Gairdin Spreagtha – The Inspired Garden”

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