Messianic Audio Teachings

Recorded 09/01/2014
Number 8 in the series Romans

Why does Paul refer to the Torah as "the law of sin and death"? What does it mean to say that we have "died to the law"? This teaching tackles some of the most difficult material in the Pauline epistles to try to make sense of Paul's theology regarind the Torah.

Download the attached PDF from the original 2014 class to follow along.

Recorded 09/21/2016
Number 23 in the series Apocalypse of John

A fifth trumpet sounds. A star falls to earth. The star is given a key to unlock the abyss. (Not a good idea.) A sixth trumpet releases the four angels bound at the Euphrates. In this teaching from Revelation 9, we learn about who is in the abyss and we meet the hosts of Abaddon.

Naked is Sheol before Him, and Abaddon has no covering. (Job 26:6)

Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the LORD, how much more the hearts of men! (Proverbs 15:11)

This teaching from Revelation 9 ties closesly to the material presented in our audio series Satan in Chains, now available from First Fruits of Zion.

 

Recorded 09/14/2016
Number 22 in the series Apocalypse of John

When the seventh seal on the scroll is broken, heaven falls silent for half an hour. The prayers of the martyrs rise before God like incense. Seven angels take up seven trumpets, and with each blast of the trumpet, a new calamity falls upon the inhabitants of the earth. This teaching from the book of Revelation takes us through the first four trumpet blasts--a prelude to the three woes.

 

Recorded 08/25/2014
Number 7 in the series Romans

What does it mean to be "under the law"? Conventional teaching understands Paul's use of the terminology, "under the law," to mean legalism. This teaching from Romans 6 takes a completely different perspective.

Recorded 09/10/2016

If the road to Gehenna is paved with good intentions, the road to Olam Haba is paved with good habits. At Beth Immanuel, we are bringing daily prayer and study, daily acts of charity, and regular attendance at the house of study into the daily routine. This teaching from Parashat Shoftim derives the obligation of daily Torah study from the laws of the king in Deuteronomy 17.

Find our daily study page at www.bethimmanuel.org/daily

Recorded 09/07/2016
Number 21 in the series Apocalypse of John

Are you ready for the coming tribulation? It's already here, and it has been underway for the last two thousand years. The four horsemen of the apocalypse have already ridden out; five of the seven seals on the scroll with seven seals have already been opened, and we are just about to see the opening of the sixth seal. Take a quick look at the first seven chapters of Revelation with this  season one recap of the Apocalypse of John.

And he said to me, "These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb."  (Revelation 7:1)

Recorded 09/03/2016

What if spiritual growth was automatic and godliness was simply a habitual behavior? What does it mean to have the Torah written on our hearts? This teaching for the forty days of Elul about aquiring three new habits to launch 5777, a year of transformation. This teaching challenges the listener along with the community of Beth Immanuel to learn to use the power of habitual behavior to good use for personal growth.

Get on track with daily readings from Torah, Psalms, and Gospels: www.bethimmanuel.org/daily

Recorded 08/18/2014
Number 6 in the series Romans

What does it mean to be "baptised" into Messiah? What is the Messianic Jewish view of baptism? What do we mean when we say that we are "dead to sin"? This study in Romans 6 begins with an overview of the Jewish concept of immersion in the mikvah as a backdrop for Paul's discussion about immersion into Messiah, the new life, and the resurrection.
 

Recorded 08/11/2014
Number 5 in the series Romans

Do you know “the law of sin and death”? It’s not the Torah, it’s not Murphy’s Law, and it’s not the law of gravity, but it’s an important underlying principle in the Biblical worldview. Romans 5 introduces sin, punishment, and justification through Paul’s theology of Adam’s sin and Messiah’s atonement. Download the pdf below to follow along with the discussion.

Recorded 08/04/2014
Number 4 in the series Romans

Are you a son or daughter of Abraham? Abraham is the father of us all, right? Does being a "child of Abraham" make you the same as a Jewish person? Romans chapter four introduces Abraham as the father of our faith for both Jews and Gentile believers in Yeshua. This teaching contains discussion on Paul's one rule for all the churches and the apostolic teaching regarding distinction between Jews and Gentile believers.

Recorded 07/28/2014
Number 3 in the series Romans

What advantage is there to being Jewish? Paul lists lots of advantages, but exemption from judgment is not one of them.

This important study on the first three chapters of Romans makes sense of Paul's discussion about the Law, the Jewish people, the Nations, and how we all stand under God's judgment and in need of atonement and salvation. The discussion reverses several common assumptions about Romans 1-3 by clearly explaining the sequence of Paul's argument, the rhetorical devices he employs, and the specialized terminology he uses such as "under the law" and "the circumcision."

Click on the pdf file to follow along with the original notes.

Recorded 07/21/2014
Number 2 in the series Romans

Have you ever heard of "The Romans Road"? This lesson takes a few detours off the regular route. The second class in our study of Paul's Epistle to the Romans explains the concepts of faith and grace before launching into Paul's rhetorical diatribe against the godless Roman idolators--a rant which turns out to be a set up to turn the tables on his readers. This teaching also contains discussion on the Noachide laws and proselytes to set the stage for the ensuing discussions in the book of Romans.

Recorded 07/14/2014
Number 1 in the series Romans

All roads lead to Rome, and all New Testament studies eventually lead to the book of Romans. Maybe you have studied the book of Romans, but have you ever studied it from a Messianic Jewish perspective? A Jewish reading of the book of Romans opens new insights, turns old ideas upside down, and reveals the original intention behind the epistle.

This first teaching from Pastor Lancaster's 2014-2015 Bible study on the book of Romans introduces Paul's magnificent treatise by describing the broader histroical and literary context. In this Bible study, we review the apostolic history leading up to the composition of Paul's epistle to the Roman believers and aquaint ourselves with the broader issues inspiring Paul to write to the assemblies at Rome. Download the PDF file below to study along with the class at Beth Immanuel.

Recorded 04/28/2010
Number 20 in the series 26 Answers to 26 Reasons

Was Jesus crucified for being an anti-Roman zealot who was agitating against Rome? Does the Torah provide an avenue of personal salvation, thereby rendering the atonement of Jesus unnecessary? This anti-climactic lesson concludes our study of Asher Norman's book, Twenty-Six Reasons Jews Don't Believe in Jesus by briefly considering the closing arguments of reasons number twenty-five and twenty-six, including another tedious tour of duty through the wild-eyed claims of junk scholars. 

Recorded 04/21/2010
Number 19 in the series 26 Answers to 26 Reasons

Reason 24 of the book Twenty-Six Reasons Jews Don't Believe in Jesus claims that Jesus and the narratives about him were created by combining elements from the Bible with pagan mythology and mystery religions of the ancient world. Critics of the Gospel claim that the stories of Yeshua are recycled myths and pagan tales, but are their criticisms accurate? This teaching takes the time to explore a few of the alleged parallels between the story of Yeshua and stories from mythology, revealing a loaded agenda of junk scholarship which intentionally twists the truth.

Recorded 04/07/2010
Number 18 in the series 26 Answers to 26 Reasons

Reason number twenty-three in the book Twenty-Six Reasons Jews Don't Believe in Jesus states, "The historicity of Jesus is problematic." According to this claim, no historical evidence exists to prove that Jesus of Nazareth really existed or that he is anything but a literary fiction. This teaching answers that bold assertion by examining the testimony of Roman historians and considering the evidence of the believing community. Includes discussion on passages from Roman-era historians.

Recorded 03/24/2010
Number 17 in the series 26 Answers to 26 Reasons

Reason 22 of Twenty-Six Reasons Jews Don't believe in Jesus states, "The resurrection accounts in the Gospels are deeply conflicted." This teaching explores those conflicts to determine if discrepencies between the gospel narratives damages the credibility of their testimony. This teaching addresses the problem of the passion chronology, the last words of Yeshua from the cross, and other difficulties while also addressing the mysterious resurrection of the pious in Matthew 27:51.

Recorded 05/18/2016
Number 20 in the series Apocalypse of John

Who are the 144,000 "servants of the Lord" in the book of Revelation, and what is their role? In the exciting season finale of the Apocalypse of John, we follow the story up to the brink of the opening of the seventh seal. This teaching focuses on a discusion of the 12,000 sealed from each of the twelve tribes of Israel.

And I heard the number of the sealed, 144,000, sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel. (Revelation 7:4)

Recorded 05/11/2016
Number 19 in the series Apocalypse of John

The fifth seal opens and John sees the souls of those martyred "under the altar." The sixth seal is opened and "the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood" (Revelation 6:12). With the sixth seal, the tribulation on the nations begins, but not before an angel marks 144,000 from Israel. Discover the meaning behind the mark with which the angel seals the 144,000.

Recorded 05/05/2012

Did the apostles only give the Gentiles four laws? What about the other laws of the Torah? Why these four laws? Are they the same as the seven Noachide laws?

A discussion on the four prohibitions of the Apostolic Decree in Acts 15, their meaning and significance, and their origin in Torah Portion Acherei (Leviticus 17-18). Listen to the lecture that became the basis for one of the new chapters in the Ten-year Anniversary Edition of Restoration: Returning the Torah of Moses to the Disciples of Jesus.

 

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