The Yeast of Yerushalaim

A Devotional Bible Study on the early church as described in the New Testament from Acts to Revelation




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/22/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 740
ISBN : 9781434314253
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 396
ISBN : 9781434363954
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781467830317

About the Book


Jesus said that the Kingdom of God is like yeast. As yeast is worked into the dough and changes its structure positively, so the gospel is dispersed into societies and changes them from the inside. To mix the yeast of the gospel into societies, Jesus sent His disciples out to make disciples of all nations: "You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth" (Acts 1:8).

Jerusalem is pronounced Yerushalaim in Hebrew. In this city Jesus was crucified, raised from the dead, and ascended to heaven, and to this city He will return. In Jerusalem, the Holy Spirit came into the hearts of believers, inspiring them to spread the gospel worldwide. The Acts and letters of the apostles show how the yeast spread throughout the Roman empire in the first century. When the yeast of Yerushalaim has done its work, Christ will return to renew heaven, earth, and Jerusalem.

About the Author


By several series of events, God steered Jacob to people who impacted his life. A passing doctor saved his life at age nine. Someone offered him an interest free loan to study for the ministry. He and his wife met when many lines intersected. He became co-pastor with a former student-friend. In that church, someone directed him to the clinic where he served as pastoral counselor for 25 years.

A colleague of Jacob’s wife opened opportunities in Canada. The request of an elder led to many sermons in local churches. That spawned the writing of three devotional Bible studies. The Yearning of Yahveh covers most of the Old Testament. The Yoke of Yeshua harmonizes the four gospels and tells the whole story of Jesus. The Yeast of Yerushalaim covers the New Testament from Acts to Revelation. Through these books, Jacob guides the reader through the entire Bible, one page a day.