Messianic Audio Teachings

Recorded 03/29/2016
Number 4 in the series Death of the Messiah

When did the disciples of Yeshua begin celebrating the festival of Easter? What's wrong with Easter? Why do Messianic people and Hebrew Roots people regard Easter as the equivalent of a Satanic holiday? This teaching dispels misinformation and junk scholarship about the origin of Easter while telling the story of the transformation from Passover to Easter.

Recorded 04/12/2014
Number 2 in the series Death of the Messiah

Was Jesus’ Last Supper a Passover Seder? On what day did Yeshua die, and did he celebrate a Passover Seder with his disciples or not?

Yeshua died on a Friday, but what day of the month was it? And by “day of the month,” I mean, on what day of the biblical calendar did He die? Was it the thirteenth day of Nissan, the fourteenth day of Nissan, or the fifteenth day of Nissan?

Maybe this seems like a trivial question, but every year around Passover, I receive questions about the timing of the passion week. People want to understand how the story of the death and resurrection of Yeshua fits together with the biblical calendar and the festival of Passover.

Read a text version of this audio teaching here.

Recorded 04/05/2014
Number 1 in the series Death of the Messiah

Yeshua told his generation that no sign would be given it except "the sign of Jonah." What was the sign of Jonah? Does the sign of Jonah prove that Yeshua was in the grave for three days and three nights? If Yeshua was in the grave three days and three nights, how could he have died on a Friday and been raised on a Sunday? Does Matthew 12:40 imply that Jesus did not die on a Friday? On what day of the week did Jesus die?

Read a text version of this audio teaching here.

 

Recorded 03/10/2010
Number 16 in the series 26 Answers to 26 Reasons

In Matthew 27:9–10, the Gospel of Matthew quotes a passage from Zechariah but attributes it to the prophet Jeremiah. The book Twenty-Six Reasons Jews Don’t Believe in Jesus uses this apparent blunder to undermine the credibility of the gospels. A closer look at the text, however, reveals an ancient and long-lost gospel-source behind Matthew’s error which offers us insight into the world of apostolic midrash.

Then was fulfilled what had been spoken by the prophet Jeremiah, saying, "And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him on whom a price had been set by some of the sons of Israel, and they gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord directed me." (Matthews 27:9-10)

This lesson includes the original class-notes in a downloadable pdf format.

 

Recorded 03/03/2010
Number 15 in the series 26 Answers to 26 Reasons

Did the church invent the story of Jesus’ betrayal, trial, and death to vilify the Jewish people? Reason Number 20 and Reason 21 of the book Twenty-Six Reasons Jews Don’t’ Believe in Jesus claim that the stories of the betrayal by Judas are not consistent, that the gospel narratives contain irreconcilably discrepancies, and the story of the Jewish trial of Jesus lacks credibility. This teaching examines discrepencies in the story about Judas Iscariot's death and considers discrepencies between the Sanhedrin's judicial procedure of the trial of Yeshua.

Recorded 03/07/2015
Number 5 in the series Purim Audio

Come home to Lake Shushan for the new edition of Purim Home Companion radio show, recorded live in 2015. We reassembled members of the original cast and All Star Sandal Band to record a whole new show with all new episodes from "The Lives of the Cowboys," "Mordechai Private Eye," "The Ketchup Commercial," "Beebopareebop Rhubarb Pie," and "The News from Lake Shushan." Recorded live in 2015.

Recorded 03/15/2014
Number 4 in the series Purim Audio

The book of Esther is a book of secrets. Find out how the story of Mordechai, Haman, and Esther contains a concealed allusion to the story of the Master's death and resurrection at Passover. An important teaching from the Midrash Rabbah on Esther makes the connection obvious, revealing a relationship between the dynasty of King Saul, the first king of Israel, and the final redemption. 

Recorded 02/24/2013
Number 3 in the series Purim Audio

The Septuagint version of the book of Esther begins with a short apocalypse which introduces the spiritual war at work behind the scenes in the story of Esther. Listen to an important teaching about the concealment of God in this world, things transpiring behind the veil in story of Purim and the history of the Jewish people. A deceptively simple story about the revelation of the kingdom.
 

Recorded 03/22/2008
Number 1 in the series Purim Audio

A secret code hidden away in the scroll of Esther reveals a link between Haman's ten sons and the Nuremburg trials of 1946. The story of Purim tells the story of anti-Semitism and alludes to the spiritual forces of darkness at war with the people of God.

Recorded 03/20/2008
Number 2 in the series Purim Audio

It's time to visit Lake Shushan in beautiful historic Hudson, Wisconsin, where the women are strong, the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average. Enjoy Beth Immanuel's original 2008 Purim Home Companion radio drama and variety show, recorded live at Beth Immanuel. A parody of Garison Keillor's popular National Public Radio show A Prairie Home Companion.

 

 

Recorded 02/24/2016
Number 14 in the series Apocalypse of John

"Since you are neither hot nor cold, but lukewarm, I will spew you out of my mouth!" What does it mean to be neither cold nor hot? This teaching on the assembly at Laodicea contains several suprises including unscheduled visits to Proverbs 8 and Song of Songs. Find out what it means that Yeshua stands at the door and knocks. This discussion concludes the teachings on the seven epistles to the seven angels of the seven assemblies.

 

 

Recorded 02/17/2016
Number 13 in the series Apocalypse of John

Our Master Yeshua possesses the mysterious key of David, but what does the key of David unlock? This teaching about the message to the assembly at Philadelphia opens new doors of understanding and includes a glimpse of the prophetic new name for the city of Jerusalem and a new name for Messiah.

The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens. (Revelation 3:7)

Recorded 02/11/2016
Number 12 in the series Apocalypse of John

What does it mean that Yeshua comes as a “thief in the night”? The assembly of disciples in Sardis had a false reputation for being alive. The angel of Yeshua warned them to wake up or face the unwelcome and unanticipated visit of the thief in the night. This teaching explores Revelation 3:1-6 with emphasis on piety and connection to God in the practice of our faith.

Recorded 02/03/2016
Number 11 in the series Apocalypse of John

Revelation chapter two and the epistle to the assembly at Thyatira warns about a mysterious prophetess called Jezebel. Who is Jezebel of Thyatira, and what are the deep things of Satan which she taught? What does it mean to have a "Jezebel Spirit"? This teaching goes into the details of the Master's epistle to Thyatira, revealing a fascinating correlation to the Apostolic Decree in Acts 15.

I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. (Revelation 2:20)

Recorded 01/27/2016
Number 10 in the series Apocalypse of John

What is the hidden manna and the white stone promised to those who overcome? This teaching takes on the cryptic references of Revelation 2:17, digging into Jewish sources and the Torah to disclose the meaning of the hidden manna and the new name written on the white stone.

To him who overcomes, to him I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and a new name written on the stone which no one knows but he who receives it. (Revelation 2:17)

Recorded 01/20/2016
Number 9 in the series Apocalypse of John

The city of Pergamum was one of the most famous places in the Roman world. In addition to a spas, hospitals, and a healing center there, the city boasted an enormous altar to the god Zeus. The story of Satan's throne in Pergamum and the martyr Antipas has a frightening corrolary in the modern world. Listen to a teaching on Revelation 2:13 to discover the meaning behind these cryptic references:

I know where you dwell, where Satan's throne is; and you hold fast My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days of Antipas, My witness, My faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. (Revelation 2:13)

Recorded 02/17/2010
Number 14 in the series 26 Answers to 26 Reasons

What happens when we find a discrepancy or a contradiction between the Gospel narratives? What do we do if Matthew says one thing but Luke says another? Do the discrepencies undermine the credibility of the New Testament? Asher Norman's reasons number eighteen and nineteen attempt to discredit the Gospels on the basis of seeming contradictions in the birth narratives and the names of the twelve disciples.

Recorded 01/07/2016
Number 8 in the series Apocalypse of John

Yeshua rebuked those who claim to be Jews but are not Jews, and he makes reference to the "synagogue of Satan." Who are “those who say they are Jews and are not Jews” who worship in a “synagogue of Satan”?  How do you know if you might not be one yourself? In this teaching, Pastor Lancaster presents an abbreviated version of his article "Synagogue of Satan," an article that appeared in Messiah Journal 113 and is to be included in the appendices of the forthcoming casebound edition of Torah Club: Chronicles of the Apostles.

I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich) and the slander of those who say that they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. (Revelation 2:9)

Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—behold, I will make them come and bow down before your feet, and they will learn that I have loved you. (Revelation 3:9)

Recorded 12/30/2015
Number 7 in the series Apocalypse of John

Who were the mysterious Nicolaitans mentioned in the second chapter of Revelation? Why did Yeshua specifically condemn that particular sect? What did they teach and how did they begin? How do we know if we are Nicolaitans or not?  In this teaching from the Apoclypse of John, we follow the clues to unlock the mystery behind this obscure abberation on early Christianity:

Yet this you do have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. (Revelation 2:6)

Recorded 12/23/2015

A teaching from Revelation 2 and a eulogy in respect of the passing of Beth Immanuel community elder Marvin Root (ז״ל).

Marvin Root (may his memory be a blessing), age 87, of Roseville, died on December 23, 2015, survived by wife Maryanna; children Maria (Barry) Stahl, Aaron (Vania) Laura (Vann) Cooley, 7 grandchildren, 1 grandson-in-law, & brother, Donald Jay (Cathy). Marvin was an elder in Beth Immanuel Sabbath Fellowship of Hudson, WI. He retired from Unisys where he worked as an engineer. Marvin leaves behind a legacy of Christian faith to his children & grandchildren.

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