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Mitzvah Monday Challenge

cw4i mitzvah monday Feb 25, 2019

This week's Mitzvah challenge: Give someone you love a hug today, and every day this week! Who are you going to hug?

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For such a time as this,
Peggy Kennedy and Leah Miles
Co-Founders

P.S. Be Blessed! Christian Women for Israel is a community of Modern-Day Esthers. Join us and become an Esther!

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Are YOU A Disciple-Maker?

"The whole world must see that Israel must exist and has the right to exist and is one of the great outposts of democracy in the world"  - Martin Luther King Jr. 

God has called us ALL to be disciple-makers! Paul instructs ALL men of Christ to enter the mission of Jesus Christ and to be an active member of His army, "You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others." (2 Timothy 2:1-2). 

Esthers, you are not alone in his army of Modern-Day Esthers. We are standing with you. We are being trained by God to lead others to spread His word and to glorify His Kingdom. We have been called to create D I S C I P L E S. 

As we celebrate the memory of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., let us take on the spirit of the early church and be active disciples for Jesus. Dr. King preached,...

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Experience the miracle of Christmas!

 

"Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth, good will to men, I bring you good news of great joy to everyone." These are the words the angels said over the hills outside of the town of Bethlehem when they announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds.  That first Christmas is the reason we live with purpose... The precious baby in the manger was proof that God loved us.  

Experiencing a meaningful Christmas is not decorating your home, buying more gifts or taking your children or grandchildren to visit Santa. It is putting Christ first, focusing on what matters most, and then sharing that love with others. 

This Christmas celebration can be a time to be still and reflect on the love that God has for us, and then find a way to share that love with others.   

Jesus is the greatest gift of all! Once that amazing love has been placed in us, (Romans 5:5) we now have full capacity to love like Christ.  It is love that allows us to...

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What motivates Christian Zionists?

I am a Christian. And I am a Zionist. But it took me years of being both to realize that I’m a Christian Zionist. Though I consider myself a strong Christian and a committed lover of Israel, out of college I was leery of calling myself a Christian Zionist. My definition of a Christian Zionist was unclear and muddled by stereotypes I had absorbed over time.

Where I got those stereotypes is no mystery. Any time you hear interviews with prominent Christian Zionist leaders, certain questions are guaranteed to come up:

“Gary Bauer from American Values, tell us why evangelicals are so eager for the apocalypse?”

“Susan Michael from International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, is church support for Israel merely a tool to convert the Jews?”

“Earl Cox from Israel Always, do Christian Zionists only support Israel to realize the scenario of Armageddon?”

The answers to these questions rarely matter. The question itself attempts to unmask alleged...

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Today’s Mitzvah Monday Challenge: Teach a child how to give joy and be joyful!

Watch this short video about a remarkable little boy who, with the support of his mother, delivered both flowers and loving hugs to seniors in a local nursing home as his New Year’s resolution.  

This adorable six year old clearly understood the impact he was making on these nursing home residents, many of whom were isolated and challenged by memory issues.  He was not being coached to be “cute;” rather, he was truly joyful in presenting bouquets of flowers and hugging and kissing these grateful seniors.  One man was so touched by the kindness of this child that he gently held him in his arms and cried – and this wonderful child fully welcomed the embrace for as long as this man wanted this closeness.  

Children come into this world innocently – as blank slates - capable of learning how to love and how to hate.  What better way to teach Christ-like love by providing our children and grandchildren the opportunity to be a Mitzvah...

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Today's Mitzvah Monday Challenge: Be Kind to Human Kind

Be Kind to Humankind Week, observed every year between Aug 25 - 31, is an annual celebration of kindness recognized globally. Every day has its own theme with a list of lovely suggestions of ways to be kind to family, friends, neighbors – even those who may consider you their enemy.

The celebration is a reminder of how simple it is to show loving kindness to another individual – be it a friend in need or a stranger you pass on the street.   The suggestions are as simple as being mindful to someone’s feelings, picking up the telephone to call a family member or friend whom you have not been in touch with for a long time, and even committing to safer driving in our busy lives.

Be Kind to Humankind Week began with two women who provided assistance to stranded boaters when no one else took the time to be bothered.  With that as a starting point, take the time to “be bothered” to provide kindness to other human beings, as taught by Christ,...

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What’s a “Mitzvah”?

You may have heard people – primarily Jews – use the term “Mitzvah” in describing a good deed accomplished or within the name of transformational ceremonies for young boys and girls – the Bar and Bat Mitzvah.

Translated from Hebrew, the word “mitzvah" is not merely a “good deed,” but actually a commandment, among over 600 derived from the Torah.   All such commandments were traditionally understood to come from God in guiding Jewish people on how to live their lives.

So, a “mitzvah” in a sense is more than just acting with goodness and generosity in dealing with families, friends and strangers. Rather, it is all about making an ongoing commitment to live a holy life, most often giving of one’s time, talent and philanthropy in support of an individual in need or a specific cause.

As a group of Christian Women we challenge ourselves to live like Jesus to...

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The Story of Esther

Generations of Christian women have drawn faith, strength, and encouragement from the example of Queen Esther. She is one of the most amazing women—and stories—in the Bible.

Esther lived 2,500 years ago as the Jewish queen of King Xerxes of Persia. She appealed to her king—at the risk of her own life—for the lives of fellow Jews in exile who were facing extermination by their mortal enemy, Haman (Esther 7:3).

Unless Esther acted, tens of thousands of Jews would have been murdered . . . a true “holocaust” twenty-five centuries before the Nazis attempt at Jewish genocide!

Now today, Christian Women for Israel has stepped forward as a community of tens of thousands of modern-day “Esthers” praying and standing for Israel. This vibrant group of women is seeking God’s blessing on the nation and His protection against enemies seeking to destroy her.

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