Izzy here. I was at a Shabbat gathering yesterday afternoon and saw a friend we hadn't seen in awhile. She told me her favourite thing about our ministry is the stories we share in these emails!
Funny timing, because at this point we don't have a story to share next week. That means, if you haven't shared your story with the tribe yet, it's your turn! This is your ministry too, you know. :)
Here's how to share your story. This email is going out to over 7000 people, so if even 1% of you take ten minutes right now to read those instructions and send in your story, I won't have to bug everybody about this again for over a year. So do it right now! Only you can save the tribe from me bugging them! Lol. Thanks so much.
Roger is following Yeshua in a Hebrew way! Here's his story.
I was raised Lutheran. I left "organized religion" at 18, not knowing who Jesus Christ was, what he did or what it meant to accept him as my Lord and Savior.
I got married when I was 28 and we had two daughters. We raised our children in a "good home" though never once opening the Scriptures. When our youngest was 16 years old, she started going to church with some friends and one Saturday night, asked me and my wife if we would go to church with her the next morning.
To appease her, we went. My quest was to catch the pastor in a lie. Fortunately, he was very Bible centered and preached Christ. We continued to go and the longer we went, the deeper I got into Scripture, again in an effort to corner the Pastor in a lie. It never happened! But what did happen was the Holy Spirit, a total immersion in the Scripture and within a couple of years (at the age of 54), I graduated with a degree in Theology.
Hebrew became a goal, a passion, a strong desire to get back to the roots of God's language to man. In doing so, I became more aware of the importance of culture and context when reading the Scriptures. In 2011, I went on a journey to Israel for 2 weeks and this only strengthened the importance of culture and context when reading the Scriptures.
I continue on my daily journey through the Scriptures, through the culture, gaining a better and broader understanding of God and His redemptive plan. I teach adult Sunday School in a small rural Methodist Church, with a strong emphasis of diving deeper into the Scriptures, not just skimming the surface.
I look to grow in other ways in the Tribe, where I believe others here share the same passion for the truth, not just a sugar coated pill of salvation but a deep, rich relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit!!
Did you appreciate this story? If so, please say thank you by sharing yours. Here's how.
Hats off to Patricia Shezi for this meme! Make your own Hebrew meme here or here and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll share yours too.
Shavua tov - have a good week!
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