Messianic Audio Teachings

Recorded 06/22/2013
Number 21 in the series Holy Epistle to the Hebrews

Hebrews 6:1-3 identifies instructions about washings as one out of six fundamental, elementary teachings about the Messiah. Does this refer to baptism? Are these instructions about how to baptize? Learn about the Jewish practice of immersion in a mikvah and discover evidence of early, apostolic-era  catechism prior to immersion. This teaching includes a short introduction to the Didache.

Number 9 in the series 26 Answers to 26 Reasons

Is Jesus God? Is God in three persons? Did a church council elect Jesus as God?

In his book, Twenty-Six Reasons Why Jews Don't Believe in Jesus, Asher Norman objects that Yeshua-faith violates Jewish monotheism. Is God One or is He three? How can we believe in a divine Messiah?

This class digs into the controversial world of Christology to reveal a Messianic Jewish perspective on the question of the deity of Yeshua and to illustrate how traditional dogma can alienate Jewish people from the Gospels. The sad story of Michael Servetus enters the conversation.

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 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 05/03/2017

The case for religious Zionism and the fulfillment of biblical prophecy in the formation of the modern state of Israel. This teaching offers a sweeping overview of the story of Israel up until May of 1948 and the War for Independence. Includes a first-hand, on-the-ground teaching by Messianic Jewish pioneer and luminary Abram Poljak and a teaching on the synagogue's "Prayer for the State of Israel."

 

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 01/10/2018
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 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 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 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 05/17/2014

What’s the holiday of Lag Ba’Omer all about? This 2014 Shabbat teaching offers a collection of tales about the early second century sage Shimon Ben Yochai and an insightful discussion of Jewish mysticism in reference to the Gospel story of the road to Emmaus.

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 06/29/2013
Number 22 in the series Holy Epistle to the Hebrews

Why do we "lay hands" on the sick? What does the ceremony of laying on of hands actually mean?

The writer of the book of Hebrews lists the laying on of hands as one of the elementary teachings of the Messiah. What is the laying on of hands and what did it signify to the early believers? Listen to a rapidly moving Bible study on the subject of semichah in the apostolic era.

Recorded 11/30/2015

Colossians 2 is often cited to prove that the Torah’s commands—especially dietary laws and calendar observances—are not incumbent upon a follower of Yeshua, whether Jew or Gentile. But abolishing the Torah would have a devastating effect on the Jewish people. Learn the true context of this apostolic teaching and find out how the Sabbath, Rosh Chodesh, and holidays foreshadow the coming Messianic Kingdom.

Recorded 12/08/2012

Why is it forbidden to make ordinary use of the light that shines from a Chanukah menorah lit for the festival of Chanukah? We are permitted only to look at the light and enjoy it, but not to use it for any mundane purpose, such as illumination for reading. Listen to a Chanukah teaching regarding the light of the chanukah menorah and its connection with the menorah of the Temple, presented to Beth Immanuel on December 8, 2012 in celebration of the congregation's tenth anniversary.

 

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 01/11/2017
Number 31 in the series Apocalypse of John

Discover the origins of the antichrist in first century Rome in this discussion on the mark of the Beast as described in Revelation 13:11-17. Who is the beast out of the earth? What is the mark of the beast and how does it function? What is the image of the beast?

Recorded 12/28/2013
Number 36 in the series Holy Epistle to the Hebrews

Anyone can pray, and God knows the thoughts of every creature. The difference between this world and the world of the divine is artificial, and God pervades all things, and all things are in him, so why would anyone need a mediator?
In the New Covenant, Yeshua acts as priest, sacrifice, and mediator.
Installment 36 in the Beth Immanuel Hebrews series finishes Hebrews chapter 9 with a discussion on Hebrews 9:15-28 and the Messiah's role as a mediator between Israel and God.

Number 27 in the series Holy Epistle to the Hebrews

Was Melchizedek actually a pre-incarnate appearance of Christ in the Old Testament? Who is the mysterious priest and what is his relationship to Yeshua? This teaching retells the story of Abraham's encounter with Melchizedek and discusses the role of Melchizedek in Hebrews 7:1-17.

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.

 

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