Derek Leman did his first class on the Book of Ruth on Thursday and it was AMAZING.
Apparently some of you had a hard time accessing it, but - great news! - it was recorded and I'm making it available to everyone for free. Watch it here, here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqvursZWud4 or at the bottom of this email!
And join us this Thursday at 8EST/5PST for the second class, right here. :)
Olivia's a member of the Holy Language tribe, following Yeshua and learning Hebrew! Here's her story.
Hello tribe! My name is Olivia, I'm 22 years old from Sweden.
I've had a very blessed start of my life, born in a Christian family as the youngest of 6 siblings. I always liked going to the church and faith in God came naturally. In my late teens I had a period of doubt when I felt like the ground under my feet disappeared. In my heart I questioned everything, although I didn't really dare to ask my questions to anyone. After fighting with my heart and mind for some time, God started to lead me (or maybe it was I who started to listen?) on new ways and build me up again.
When my faith in God stabilized, my fascination for the Bible grew stronger, particularly the Old Testament prophecies about Jesus. I was also fascinated with the Hebrew language and the rich meaning it has for each word. My brother told me I should try to learn it, he found Holy Language Institute through YouTube, and so I started my Hebrew quest in the summer 2012! I was completely amazed! What I love most about Hebrew is that it gives me a deeper understanding of the Biblical concepts and words. I love the fact that every letter has something to tell us. Genius!
Right now I'm studying apologetics at a Bible school in Stockholm, taking a year off from my work as a student-assistant. My dreams are to learn how to play violin, learn more Hebrew, know God more etc. At least for two of those dreams, Holy Language Institute is helping me (good job, Izzy!!). Learning violin I might have to look elsewhere :-)
May I just send you all a song? I'd like to share with you this wish and prayer to always keep the meaning of the cross close to heart, "May I never lose the wonder of the cross": http://youtu.be/ZLSwigbVW6g](http://youtu.be/ZLSwigbVW6g
(Feel free to email a friendly response to Olivia at oliviaboork at hotmail dot com)
You have a story too, and the tribe would love to hear it! Share here?
This is your chance to read Genesis 6 and learn the Hebrew words for strive, champion, intent, design, sorry, pain, blot, favour, blameless, corrupt, ark, and atone with me!
Watch the trailer here http://youtu.be/J6qq40xdZxU or at the bottom of this email, and watch the whole episode here!
This is ALSO your chance to read Matthew 3 in Hebrew with me!
Watch the trailer here http://youtu.be/YUzjbT2WgEw or at the bottom of this email, and watch the whole episode here!
I hope this news lineup gets you thinking and gives you a broader vision of the kingdom of God and what's going on in this world.