• Prodigal Son & the MYSTERY of the KINGDOM

    The Prodigal Son AND the MYSTERY of the KINGDOM By Christine Egbert Most everyone in the western world has heard the parable of the prodigal son, even those who have never once opened a Bible. The very first time I read this amazing parable I understood its larger themes. They

  • Why Disciples of Yeshua (Christians) Should Celebrate Hanukkah!

    Hanukkah/ Feast of Dedication by Christine Egbert Did you know that although Hanukkah is not mentioned in the first five books of Torah, or even the so-called Old Testament (because the events which brought it about had not yet occurred), that it is mentioned in the gospel of John? You probably

  • Forcing Christ Into Christmas

    Forcing Christ Into Christmas by Christine Egbert Like many well-intentioned Christians, I once thought Jesus was the reason for the Christmas season, and every December I’d set out on a mission to put Christ back into Christmas. Now, of course, I realize our Jewish Messiah, Yeshua, was never part of

  • Thanksgiving and the Feast of Sukkot

    Thanksgiving and the Feast of Sukkot by Christine Egbert Anyone who has been in Hebrew Roots for a while has likely run across those who claim Thanksgiving, like Christmas and Easter, is pagan. But in this article, I hope to prove that the first Thanksgiving in America was a type

  • Prayer For Israel / A Call To Arms

    PRAYER FOR ISRAEL A Call To Arms by Christine Egbert A few years back my pastor, Matthew Miller, asked me to lead a weekly prayer for Israel, and I accepted. But since most of our congregation works during the day–unlike myself who am retired–I have prayed weekly with, at the

  • Contending For The Faith

    Contending For The Faith by Christine Egbert Have you ever fumbled a golden opportunity to explain why you’ve returned to the old paths and are contending for the faith that was once delivered to the saints? Do you ever wish you’d expressed yourself better? I have! And that’s why I

  • Tushuvah & The Month of Elul

    Teshuvah And the Month of Elul by Christine Egbert Ecclesiastes 3:1 assures us there is a time for every purpose under heaven. The Biblical month of Elul (which we are currently in) is a time for spiritual introspection. Elul begins a 40 day period known as Days of Teshuvah, which

  • What’s In A Name?

    What’s In A Name? by Christine Egbert In hebraic thought one’s name is one’s destiny. With that in mind, let’s trace (biblically) the name of our Messiah, Yeshua, which is a transliteration (a foreign word or name spelled with the closest corresponding English letters) from His original Hebrew name, spelled with

  • Lies Our Fathers Inherited

    Lies Our Fathers Inherited by Christine Egbert LIES OF IGNATIUS: Ignatius Bishop of Antioch (98-117A.D.) – Epistle to the Magnesians. “For if we are still practicing Judaism, we admit that we have not received God’s favor…it is wrong to talk about Jesus Christ and live like Jews. For Christianity did

  • Miracle Across the Sound

    Miracle Across The Sound by Christine Egbert In its final and most virulent strain, Anti-Semitism is once again pandemic. It’s on the rise in Europe, in Asia, and in the United States on college campuses, and shockingly in main-line Christian denominations. In our twenty-first Century, politically correct parlance this ancient hatred for