Salvation From Both a Jewish and Christian Perspective- Part 3

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, who is usually referred to…

Parashah Lech Lecha 2018 (Get yourself out) Genesis 12-17

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.   Abram (he’s not yet called Abraham, but soon will be) is told to leave Haran (his father has recently died) and take everything and everyone with him. He leaves Haran…

There is No Gray in God’s Color Wheel

If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. Lately I have been partaking in different discussions regarding God and suffering. Today’s message came to me a few weeks ago but I couldn’t get to it until today. God has been giving me some really good stuff to discuss lately.…

Having Control Doesn’t Always Mean Being in Control

Sorry- no video today. I have spent the majority of my working life in charge of people. Sometimes it was only a handful of people, like when I had 7 people working for me processing securities for a major New York City bank. We were responsible for making sure some $60 Billion every day went…

Straining Out the Gnats

If you prefer to watch a video, please click on this link: Watch the video   In Matthew, Chapter 23 Yeshua is addressing the crowds and talking about the hypocrisy He sees in the Pharisees. He discusses how, in essence, they are more concerned about looking superior in people’s eyes then they are concerned with…

A Drash on The Ant and The Grasshopper

If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video.   For those that may not be familiar with the fable, here it is: One bright day in late autumn a family of Ants were bustling about in the warm sunshine, drying out the grain they had stored up during the…

What “Under the Law” Really Means

If you prefer to watch a video, Click on this link: Watch the video.   This is not going to be a scholarly treatise on the differences in the Greek words used for “law”, or that Torah means “teaching”, or anything that involves anything more than just some common sense and a basic understanding of…

Parashah Ki Tesa 2018 (When You Take) Exodus 30:11 – 34

If you prefer to view a video, please click on this link: Watch the video.   This parashah holds two of the most amazing and influential passages of the bible: the sin of the Golden Calf, and the 13 Attributes of God. Chapter 32 retells the sin of the Golden Calf, and after Moses goes…

The Other Side of the Doom and Gloom

If you prefer to watch a video, please click on this link: Watch the Video.   OK, OK…yes, I have been a little on the “It’s the end of the world” tirade lately. I have been told by my older sister, who one always has to listen to, that I need to “lighten up”, so…

More Gloom and Doom to Report

If you would rather watch a video, please click on this link: Watch the video.   I feel a little like Jeremiah; he never had anything really good to talk about, either. I was reading the paper this morning and decided that I should add a new viewpoint to my messages- showing where God is…