Messianic 101

Based on the title of today’s message, I promise not to give one verse or quote from the Bible. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. There are many, many people who believe the Bible to be the infallible Word of God. Yet, how
To date in this teaching series, we have examined both the Jewish and Christian perspective regarding salvation and the Messiah.  We have seen why it is so difficult for Jews to accept Jesus (Yeshua) as their Messiah and why Christians have become so separated from their roots (Judaism) that their
We left Part 5 of this teaching series with a set of instructions regarding how to approach Jews with the truth about Christianity in a way that they might be willing to listen to. Now we will learn about how to approach both Jews and Christians with the truth about Christianity,
In part 4 of this series, we learned how these different perspectives evolved. Today we will look at ways that we can try to reconcile these vastly different ideologies to come to a singular, correct understanding of who the Messiah is and what we can expect from him. If you prefer
Up to this point, we have reviewed what salvation means and that it comes from faith in a Messiah. There are certain expectations (based on biblical prophecy) regarding what the Messiah will do, which we have examined from both a Jewish and Christian perspective. In doing so, we have seen
So far in this series, we have looked at the meaning of salvation, the Jewish expectations of the Messiah, and why Yeshua ha Maschiach (Jesus Christ) was and has been rejected by “mainstream” Judaism since his first appearance on earth. Today we will delve into the Christian expectations of the Messiah,
In Part 1 of this teaching series, we reviewed the meaning of “salvation” and the Jewish expectations of what the Messiah will do when he comes, based on both the Tanakh and the Talmud.  Today, in Part 2, we will examine why Yeshua was not, and still isn’t, accepted as
This is the first time I have tried to give a teaching that will be formatted in a series of small lessons. I would appreciate any comments, either during or after the entire lesson is completed, which will let me know if any of you like this form of teaching.
Please click on the SUBSCRIBE button in the right-hand margin, and if you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. Once again we are celebrating the holiday of Hanukkah. This is the celebration of the military victory the Israelites had over the last of the Seleucid kings,
Please don’t forget to click on the SUBSCRIBE button in the right-hand margin, and if you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. Every Friday I usually give a message on the Torah reading (parashah), but I saw an article in the local paper this
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Please don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE in the right-hand margin, and if you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video.   Today I am doing pretty much an opinion piece but the historical references are accurate. I have two theories about why Christianity, in general, has
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If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. This night, September 18, 2018, is Kol Nidre, the eve of Yom Kippur. As such I would like to share the traditional message I used to give when I was “acting” Rabbi (for about 1-1/2 years)
If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. How many of you have heard someone say “Jews have the Torah and Christians have the Blood of Christ” when talking about the commandments in the Torah and who is supposed to obey them? I know
The basic understanding between Jews and Christians is that the OC (Old Covenant, or Tanakh) is for Jews and the NC (New Covenant/Testament) is for Christians. One is the Jewish Bible and the other is the Christian Bible. I do not believe this to be true, but from a certain
If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video.   Can you imagine what 1,000,000 candles would look like if they were all lined up in a row? Can you picture in your mind what 1,000,000 dollar bills would look like if they were stacked
If you would prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video.   Chag Sameach!! Pesach Tov! Shabbat Shalom! These are the greetings we will be giving to each other this evening because Passover (Pesach) starts at sundown, and this year (2018) so does Shabbat. Our preparations
If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video.   As we continue in Vayikra (Leviticus), God gives the orders and commands regarding the daily offerings, specifically the wholly burnt, meal, guilt, peace and thanksgiving offerings. The procedure and requirements for anointing of the Priests
(If you would prefer to watch a video, please click on this link:  Go to Video ) I know what you’re thinking…”Huh?!? We all know that salvation is from Messiah Yeshua and that we can’t be saved by Torah” Or maybe you’re thinking that the “cross” is our salvation? Or