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2020 Printable Calendar
For those who would like to find out about coming festivals and new moon days, and also those who want to do their planning for the year, taking into account the Scriptural reckoning of days, weeks, months and years, we have published a 2020 calendar, based on the best available information.
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New Moon 2020 to 2025
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18 Jan 2020
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26 Jan 2020
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8 Apr 2020
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This week’s Torah Reading
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Tag Archives: messiah
In the book of Matthew, chapter 26, the suggested Messianic reading to go along with this week’s reading from the Torah, it is said that both Yehudah (Judas) and Kepha (Peter) rejected Y’shua in some way or other. As it turned out, Yehudah rejected Y’shua by handing Him over to the scribes and the elders … Continue reading
Ek het die afgelope paar dae aan ŉ bouprojekkie gewerk, met die hulp van twee Zimbabwiërs wat, terwyl hulle met hulle werk besig was, aanhoudend met mekaar in Shona gepraat het. Die enigste woord wat ek in hulle gesprekke kon herken – ŉ woord wat byna in elke tweede of derde sin voorgekom het – … Continue reading
A wise old Jew once prophesied to the king that his favourite mistress would soon die. Sure enough, the woman died a short time later. The king was certain that the old man’s prophesy had brought about the woman’s death and he wanted revenge. He called in the Jew and said he would like to … Continue reading
Ek het as kind een of twee keer saam met my pa groot atletiek byeenkomste in die destydse Groenpunt Stadion gaan bywoon. Een van die items wat my seker die meeste gefassineer het, en wat ek dikwels by die huis gaan probeer naboots het, was die stap item waarin dit altyd vir my gelyk het … Continue reading
Die naam van hierdie week se Torah porsie (Ex 18 – 20) is “Jetro” en beskryf die periode in die woestyn, direk voor die ontvangs van die Tien Woorde en die res van die Torah, toe Jetro vir Mosheh gesê het dat sy werklading te swaar is en dat hy manne uit die volk moet … Continue reading
Wanneer daar na profesieë oor die Messias gesoek word, word daar nie normaalweg na die boek Shemot (Exodus) gekyk nie. Tog is daar in hierdie boek seker meer verborge verwysings na die Messias wat sou kom as in meeste ander boeke van die Ou Verbond. Shemot is in die eerste plek die boek wat die … Continue reading
Daar is deesdae al hoe meer mense wat hulle stemme voeg by die massakoor van beswaardes wat beweer dat Y’shua van Natsaret nie is wat die Nuwe Testament sê Hy is nie en dat sy lewe ook nie ‘n vervulling van profesieë in die Ou Testament was nie. Hierdie siening word duidelik uitgelig as mens … Continue reading
Verlede week het ons kortliks stilgestaan by die twee parallelle hoofstukke in Mat 11 en Luk 16 waar Y’shua die uitspraak maak dat die periode van die Torah en die profete tot by Johannes die Doper gestrek het. In die konteks van daardie twee hoofstukke kon mens duidelik sien dat Y’shua nie wou sê dat … Continue reading
We have established from Scriptures that the blowing of the shofars on Yom Teruah is first and foremost aimed at the people of Yahweh as a wake-up call to repentance, in the light of some form of future judgement. Just because we have made a choice sometime in the past to put our trust in … Continue reading
It seems that the belief and conviction that Y’shua has come in the flesh is quite an important one. In the first letter of Yahuchanan, chapter 4, verses 2 and 3 the following statement is made: “Every spirit that confesses that Y’shua Messiah has come in the flesh is of Elohim, and every spirit that … Continue reading