Messianic 101

If you were to ask most any American, “What is a pilgrim festival?” I’ll bet their answer will be “Why, that would be Thanksgiving, the fourth Thursday of November.” But that isn’t really a pilgrim festival, is it? If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch
This weekend we celebrate Shavuot, which is one of the three pilgrimage Festivals (Pesach/Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot), so I thought we should have a lesson about this Holy Day. Shavuot is closely associated with Pesach because we are commanded to Count the Omer starting with the first Shabbat after Pesach,
Here is the first thing you need to know, and if this isn’t going to work for you, then please go to another post because this is the rule for today: I am NOT arguing for or against either side of Trinitarianism or Unitarianism, and I do not want to
Without doubt, one of the most horrendous acts against the Jewish people was the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem in 73 AD. You see, God commanded that no sacrifice can be made except where he places his name (Deuteronomy 12:10-14). At first, that was the Tent of Meeting Moses
I want to say, from the start, that this is not something I received from God. This is my personal rant and so if anyone disagrees strongly or feels insulted or put-out, I apologize. I am NOT against anyone calling me “Brother Steve” or using “Brother” or “Sister” with other
Do you know the 10 Commandments? Most of us can tell you all ten, but the problem is whether or not those are the Real 10 Commandments. Specifically, it’s the first commandment I am talking about. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video.
The 10 Commandments were given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai, also called Mount Horeb. These commandments, which are often referred to as “The 10 Words” are the keystone for every religion that falls under the general title of Jewish or Christian. If you prefer to watch a video,
If someone was to ask me which New Covenant epistle talks about ignoring the Torah, I would have to say the letter to the Galatians. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. The reason I say this is because in that letter, more
Oy vey! What a terrible way to start a motivational and edifying message. How can I possibly say that all who call on the name of the Lord won’t be saved when the prophet Joel tells us we will be saved (Joel 2:32)? And if what Joel said isn’t enough,
Most of the time when I am talking about Yeshua or God or what is in the Bible, I always give you the reference so you can see, for yourself, that it really is in the Bible. I’m not gonna do that, today; if you don’t believe what I say,
For me, the most valuable asset I own is my guaranteed ticket to salvation. But, for most people, salvation is something they just can’t fathom or understand, and as such it has no real value to them. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the
Should I show every biblical reference to “Trust in the Lord?” If I did, it would take you longer to read them all then to read the rest of this message! So trust me when I say, there are a lot of references in the Bible telling us to trust
Before I start, let me wish Chag Sameach (Happy Holiday) to all those celebrating the very happy holiday of Purim today. Remember what the Rabbis have said…we should celebrate so much that we get so drunk we can’t tell Mordechai from Haman! And for all my Irish friends out there,
Do you believe in God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob? Do you believe that Yeshua (Jesus) is the Messiah? Do you think that is enough for you to be saved? If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. Well, let me tell
If you look on the Internet for an answer to this question, you will find many different viewpoints. I have often read that the other three gospels are synoptic, while John’s is spiritual; this seems to be the main explanation for the significant differences between John and the other three
If you aren’t familiar with this particular passage in the B’rit Chadashah, it is where Yeshua (Jesus) is telling people that new wine cannot go into old wineskins, and a new patch (unshrunk cloth) should not be sewn onto old clothes. Instead, new wine must go into new wineskins. If
I suppose we are all familiar with the Beatitudes, or as they are also known, the “Be-Attitudes”. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. Many are also familiar with Matthew 5:17, which is where Yeshua says he did not come to change the
In the previous two lessons, we discussed the similarities and the differences between Paul and the prophets of the Tanakh, and now I am going to try to bring it all together. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. All of these activities
Having seen all the similarities between Paul and the prophets in Part 1, let’s now look at what was different between them. You may be surprised to find out that some of their similarities are also the basis for their differences. If you prefer to watch a video, click on
This is the first part of a three-part teaching series in which we will explore the similarities and differences between the prophets of the Tanakh and the Apostle Paul. In this first part, we will look solely at the similarities between what they did and how they did it. If