Messianic Audio Teachings

Recorded 01/10/2018
Number 9 in the series Meet the Prophets

Follow the life of Jeremiah through the last days of the kingdom of Judah, the siege of Jerusalem, the assasination of Gedaliyah, and the flight to Egypt.

Recorded 12/09/2017
Number 1 in the series It's Too Jewish!

Where are we going with this? What's the end goal? And why is Beth Immanuel so Jewish?

On the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of the community, Pastor Lancaster tells the story of our transition from Beth Immanuel Sabbath Fellowship to the Beth Immanuel Messianic Synagogue. Listen along to part one of a four part series titled "Its Too Jewish," and learn about the vision and direction of our community in beautiful, historic, Hudson, Wisconsin. 

Recorded 01/09/2018
Number 8 in the series Meet the Prophets

This teaching on the life and times of the prophet Jeremiah brings us into a study of the last days of the Judean monarchy, an epic story of kings and empires, armies and alliances, prophets and prophecies.

Recorded 01/12/2014
Number 18 in the series Romans

What does it mean that “the one who has loved another has fulfilled the Torah” (Romans 13:8). What commandments are incumbent upon a Gentile disciple? If the Gentile disciples are not “under the Torah,” then to what are they obligated? Paul addresses this question in Romans 13 and lays out some overarching principles and specific examples. This audio file, recorded in January of 2013, has poor quality audio but great content.

Recorded 01/05/2014
Number 17 in the series Romans

What is "the measure of faith that God has assigned" (Romans 12:3)? What is the gift of "exhortation"? What are spiritual gifts and how do they function? Romans 12 depicts the body of Messiah in all its diversity, and calls upon us to commit ourselves to the body, offering ourselves as "living sacrifices" to the Almighty.

For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. (Romans 12:4-5)

This teaching from Romans 12 is number 17 in the Romans class, originally recorded in 2014. Download the pdf of the handout and follow along.

Recorded 12/13/2017
Number 6 in the series Meet the Prophets

A series of brutal assasinations brings an end to the dynasties of the kings of Israel. Here is the story of the prophet Hosea, his unhappy marriage to Gomer, and the last kings of Israel before the Assyrian deportation.

 For their hearts are like an oven As they approach their plotting; Their anger smolders all night, In the morning it burns like a flaming fire. (Hosea 7:6)

Recorded 12/07/2017
Number 5 in the series Meet the Prophets

Meet the prophet Isaiah and find out how the prophet saved Jerusalem. It's possible to read Isaiah all your life and miss the real story of the book. This overview of the story behind the prophecies of the book of Isaiah takes us into the world of eighth century BCE politics and reveals the plot of the book: reversing an evil decree.

Recorded 12/03/2017
Number 4 in the series Meet the Prophets

Meet the prophet Micah and learn about how the prophet Micah saved the kingdom of Judah and inspired the greatest revival ever recorded in Jewish history.

 

Recorded 11/08/2017
Number 3 in the series Meet the Prophets

Meet the prophet Jonah and learn about his mission to Nineveh. There's more to this popular Bible story than you might realize. Here's the real story behind the story of the one that got away.

To learn about the meaning of the three days and three nights in the belly of the fish in reference to the resurrection, listen to our audio teaching "The Sign of Jonah."

Recorded 11/04/2017

Some people have "friends in high places." Abraham is called "the friend of God." Wouldn’t it be great to have a friendship with a Deity, knowing that he’s got your back? This teaching from the haftarah portion for Parshat Lech Lecha explores the concept of Abraham's friendship with God in relationship to being a disciple of Yeshua.

Recorded 11/01/2017
Number 2 in the series Meet the Prophets

A hidden psalm lies concealed, interspersed through the text of Amos. When assembled, the psalm reveals clues about the mission and message of the prophet. Find out the hidden relationship between the book of Amos and the festival of Sukkot, and discover how the Apostles used Amos to justify the inclusion of the Gentiles in the kingdom and the Messianic Era.

Recorded 10/25/2017
Number 1 in the series Meet the Prophets

Meet Amos the Prophet. The story of Amos and his mission to prophesy against Israel at the high place of Bethel is best understood when compared with a similar story that occurred two hundred years earlier: the story of the Man of God from Judah in the day of Jeroboam son of Nebat. This lesson is the first in a new series of teachings intended to introduce you to each of the writing Prophets from the Bible.

Recorded 10/27/2012

Where does evangelism fit into the message of Messianic Judaism? How can we claim Abraham to be the father of our faith if we are not interested in spreading the gospel to our fellow human beings? Abraham’s faith is a missionary faith. He passed it on to others, proselytized, and he made converts. Yeshua says Abraham is our father only so long as we  do the things he did.

For more teaching about Evangelism and Messianic Judaism: What About Evangelism?

Recorded 12/29/2014
Number 16 in the series Romans

Paul wants you to understand this mystery: A partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. (Romans 11:25) Let's take some time to see if we can solve the mystery with a teaching from Romans 11 focusing on the meaning of the enigmatic phrase, "the fullness of the Gentiles."

Recorded 09/22/2017

The shofar of Rosh Hashanah is supposed to be like a spiritual alarm clock that wakens us for repentance. But what if you hit the snooze button? This teaching from the second day of Rosh Hashanah 5778 derives some important life-principles and principles of discipleship from the story of the Akeidah (Genesis 22).

Recorded 09/28/2017

On Rosh Hashanah, the heavenly court opens The Book of Deeds in which every day of your life is recorded. Who wrote this book? How did your signature get in it? Listen to a teaching from Beth Immanuel's first day of Rosh Hashanah 5778 about a biography of your life--your autobiography--written in heaven.
 

Recorded 09/14/2017

Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement. It is well known as a day of fasting, repentance, and lots of prayers. But there is so much more to observing Yom Kippur than simply showing up at synagogue and not eating anything! Make Yom Kippur even more special and meaningful this year by plugging into the full Yom Kippur experiences. Learn all about Yom Kippur and its associated themes, practices, and prayers.

Recorded 09/06/2017

Are you ready for Rosh Hashanah and the High Holidays? A teaching on the basic observances of the festival of Rosh Hashanah. This practical how-to teaching covers all the essentials with a few quick explanations regarding the major themes of the holiday.

Here are links to additional teachings referenced in the audio:

Rosh Hashanah Menu includes an audio about the significance of the ritual foods and a pdf of the handout.

Are Two Heads Better than One explains why we celebrate Rosh HaShanah for two days, even in the Diaspora.

Recorded 09/29/2011

The Torah speaks of two types of thieves. One who comes by day and one who comes by night. Yeshua referred to himself as one coming like "a thief in the night." In this Rosh HaShanah teaching, we meditate on the meaning of that title as we prepare for the high holidays.

Recorded 12/15/2014
Number 15 in the series Romans

In Romans 11, Paul speaks of the Gentile disciples as branches from a wild olive tree, grafted in to a cultivated tree, but the symbolism leaves room for ambiguity. Who is who in the metaphor, and where does the rest of Israel fit in to the picture? Who are the broken branches, who are the roots, and how do they all fit together? This teaching examines the famous "grafted-in" passage in the context of the broader discussion of Romans 9-11 and by comparing it with a similar Talmudic teaching.

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