March/April 2019

Up From The Grave He Arose!

A look at the resurrection of Jesus and why Jewish people are not Christ-killers


Believers gather in churches around the world for Easter services every year to remember the great sacrifice Christ made for us. So we’ve devoted this issue of Israel My Glory to the resurrection. And if someone ever asks, “What’s the big deal about the resurrection?” we’ll all be ready to reply.
IMG In Depth: Our radio host, Chris Katulka interviewed Mike Stallard about his article in this issue.

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Features

From the Editor Mar/Apr 2019

What would you do if someone asked you, “What’s the big deal about the resurrection?” That was the question a talk-show host asked a guest many years ago. The guest, a professing Christian...

The Hate That Won’t Die

A friend of mine told me a story recently that I think you’ll appreciate. A few years ago, her daughter Andi attended an event at Disney World that called for audience participation...

Assessing the Return of Haman

People visiting Israel during the annual Purim celebration in March, when masses of costumed Israelis joyously parade through the streets, might liken the event to...

The Other-Worldly War

Being a Christian has never been easy. We find ourselves at odds with the world. More often than not, our values, ethics, and morals directly conflict with those held by the majority. The reality is that...

Incontestable

Jesus Christ’s resurrection is the heartbeat of Christianity. Though most denominations have theological differences, one core truth binds the whole lot together: the belief in the physical resurrection of Jesus Christ...

Because He Lives

Without the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, believers have not been forgiven, believing loved ones who died are lost forever, and Christians live miserable lives. In fact, Christians live...

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Inside View Mar/Apr 2019

It was troubling to watch the video of Rafi’s Jeep going up in flames, the victim of an incendiary balloon launched in Gaza and carried by the wind into Israel. Within seconds, the entire Jeep was aflame...

What Lies Beneath

They say the tip of an iceberg represents only 10 percent of its volume; the other 90 percent sits quietly below the surface. April 2019 marks 130 years since Adolf Hitler’s birth in Braunau am Inn, the largest town in northern Austria...

The Gaza Problem

The Israeli cabinet’s decision to accept a cease-fire with the Islamist terror group Hamas after Palestinians fired more than 450 rockets and mortar shells from the Gaza Strip into Israel within a two-day period set off a heated debate...

Christian Persecution Mar/Apr 2019

EGYPT—The Egyptian government has rejected a proposed bill to remove the religious designation required on ID cards, reflecting the enormity of the discrimination...

Q: Why will people offer animal sacrifices in the Millennial Temple?

People often ask, “If Jesus’ sacrifice was the only efficacious, once-for-all sacrifice to expiate sin (Heb. 9:12), why should...

The Truth About Who Killed Christ

A few months ago, I met with a high-profile Jewish leader who was giving a talk about his journey from poverty to entrepreneurial success. As a boy growing up in the slums of Boston...

Casting Down Serpents

Exodus 7:8–12 records the account of Moses’ and Aaron’s first miracle before Pharaoh: turning Aaron’s staff (a symbol of authority) into a serpent that swallowed those produced by Pharaoh’s magicians...

Comforting the Persecuted

The apostle Paul made a practice of visiting churches he had planted and providing pastoral care and counsel. But sometimes opposition to him and his ministry made the task impossible...

The Godly Mailman

It was time—time for the runaway slave to return home to face whatever consequences awaited him. He had been away long enough. Onesimus was a fugitive. He had fled to Rome where he...

Jewish World Update Mar/Apr 2019

In response to the increasing anti-Semitic attacks in France, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed Diaspora Affairs and Education Minister...

Apples of Gold Mar/Apr 2019

Many times I try to speak to my Jewish people about how the Scriptures teach God has chosen Israel to be a light to the nations, bringing the Good News about the one true God to the ends of the earth...

Daily News from Israel

The Sounds of Life

With the sounds of sirens wailing as the rockets from Gaza targeted residents in Ashkelon, at Barzilai Hospital the sounds of crying newborns brought joy in the midst of terror...

News Digest — 11/19/19

Sirens sounded in the Golan Heights in Israel’s north early Tuesday morning (19th). The IDF reported that four launches were identified from Syria towards...

News Digest — 11/18/19

Regardless of the intensive efforts made to form a unity government and prevent a third election, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, in the forefront of such efforts, does not discount the...

Netanyahu Appoints Bennett as Defense Minister

Israel is in a state of instability since there is still no government formed after the election last September. Prime Minister Netanyahu's cabinet in the meantime has approved...

News Digest — 11/15/19

The Israeli Air Force struck several Islamic Jihad targets in the Gaza Strip in the predawn hours of Friday morning (15th), in response to four rocket attacks by the Iranian-backed terrorist group...

News Digest — 11/14/19

The Israel Defense Forces on Thursday (14th) said five rockets were fired at Israel, hours after the military confirmed a ceasefire had been reached with terror groups in Gaza...

A Legacy of Lifesaving

IDF soldier Nachshon Wachsman was captured by Hamas gunmen in a six-day hostage situation in 1994. After his captors failed to negotiate for 200 prisoners in exchange for his life...

News Digest — 11/13/19

Gaza rocket fire on Israel resumed on Wednesday morning (13th) after a relatively calm night as Islamic Jihad terrorists fired dozens of projectiles...

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