Messianic 101

With the High Holy Days upon us, I thought I would go over some of the Jewish traditions regarding Rosh Hashanah. Remember, even though Yeshua chided the Pharisees about man-made traditions, he wasn’t against all traditions- only those specific ones that were given precedence over what God said we should
We’ve been over this, again and again, so let’s go over it one more time. The Tetragrammaton, the four-letter word that God told Moses, is God’s Holy Name, and how it is used in speech and prayer should honor God. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this
In the Gospel of John, specifically John 14:13, Yeshua tells his disciples that whatever they ask for, when they ask it in his name, he will do. He said this is the way he will glorify his Father. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch
We all know the story in Genesis 22, which we call the Akedah (binding), where Abraham obeys God’s demand that he sacrifice Isaac on Mount Moriah. We also all know that this is all about testing Abraham’s faith. Or, is it? If you prefer to watch a video, click on
I know, I know…you have always been taught that salvation is a free gift from God and cannot be bought or earned. Now, the part about salvation being a free gift from God and impossible to be purchased is true; however, according to what God tells us, salvation can be
I’ve been on a three day high school reunion- our 50th, but now I am back and ready to preach! We all know the Bible…well, actually, we all THINK we know the Bible. We think we know what God wants, but in reality most people only know what they have
What do I mean by “overly spiritual”? I am talking about those people who cannot make conversation without speaking in spiritual terms which the average person cannot relate to. I am talking about those people who cannot talk to you without pronouncing that they love you, even though they have
You may be thinking: “What does Steve mean? Isaac was the son of Abraham, and Absalom was the son of David, but Yeshua is the son of God, right? So, nu? What’s the story?” If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. Here’s the
One of the topics that preachers in all religions seem to bypass more often than any other biblical topic is the requirement to tithe. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. What is really interesting is that many Christian religions believe that because
From what I have researched, Yeshua called himself “Son of Man” some 78 times throughout the Gospels. It is supposedly a term reserved for the Messiah from the Book of Daniel, in that the son of man would inherit God’s everlasting kingdom. If you prefer to watch a video, click
Too often I hear people using these terms interchangeably, but that is not the proper use of them. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. If you don’t mind, I am not going to give Webster’s definitions or go through dozens of biblical
I know this sounds like a really silly question- everyone knows that you only pray to God, right? Praying to anyone or anything other than God is idolatry, right? Then tell me why so many people pray to their sin sacrifice instead of to God? If you prefer to watch
In a world where we try to be better at everything, where you can go to almost any media and find someone who will tell you how to be a better person, how to communicate better with others, how to be in better shape, how to…well, how to be better
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,