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Approaching God

Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for our Jewish friends, represents the one day of the year that the high priest could enter into the Holy of Holies and say the name of God. God wanted to live with His people, but sin was in the way. This God, who is so holy,…
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The Name

Names not only tell us something about a person, but also about our relationship with that person. We may use a title such as doctor, pastor or mister. We may use a nickname revealing our familiarity and intimacy. Sometimes the name speaks specifically of our relationship, like mom, grandpa, or aunt. The same person will…
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Yom Kippur is now behind us, but repentance is still on my mind. I realize it is something I need to consider throughout the year. Last week we looked at the Hebrew word teshuva, to turn, and how we need to turn away from sin. Often, in my mind, I see repenting as doing a…
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As we approach Yom Kippur, or Day of Atonement, our minds are focused towards repentance. Typically, when we think of repentance we think of being sorry or apologizing for something. That’s part of it, but there is more. The Hebrew word for repentance is Teshuva. It means “to turn.” It’s an action, not just a…
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