Messianic Audio Teachings

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 01/26/2013
Number 5 in the series Holy Epistle to the Hebrews

What role in the creation of all things did the Son play? From where did the apostles derive their high view of Messiah in His divinity? This teaching explores early apsotolic mysticism. Take a quick immersion into the Christology of the apostles and the writer of the book of Hebrews based on the prologue to the book of Hebrews.

...His Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature (Hebrews 1:2-3).

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 06/01/2013
Number 18 in the series Holy Epistle to the Hebrews

Are "dead works" the "works of the Law"? Does the book of Hebrews tell us to repent from Torah observance when it speaks of "repentance from dead works."

What are the basic teachings of Messiah mentioned in Hebrews 6:1-3? Discover the meaning of repentance from dead works in this eighteenth installment of sermons on the epistle to the Hebrews.

Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, and of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And this we will do if God permits. (Hebrews 6:1-3)

Recorded 06/08/2013
Number 19 in the series Holy Epistle to the Hebrews

Does repentance mean to change your mind or to turn from sin? 

More thoughts on repentance from dead works as an essential part of the gospel and one of the elementary teachings of Yeshua. Evangelism is not like making toast. Discipleship and evangelism entail an ongoing process. This teaching includes excerpts from a blog in which an Evangelical pastor explains why he does not preach repentance.

Recorded 04/05/2017
Number 41 in the series Apocalypse of John

Follow the river that flows from one end of the Bible to the other, from the Garden of Eden to the World to Come. This final teaching from the book of Revelation brings us back to the island of Patmos at the end of the book and the end of the Apocalypse of John series.

Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book." (Revelation 1:3,  22:7)

Recorded 09/24/2014

On the eve of Rosh HaShanah, all creation trembles in anticipation of the sound of the trumpet of Messiah. Get in the holiday spirit with a teaching from Erev Rosh HaShanah 5775 (2014) based on the words, “When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour” (Revelation 8:1).

Recorded 09/27/2008

"Rosh Hashanah Menu" is a lighthearted discussion of the tradition of eating symbolic foods on Erev Rosh Hashanah, recorded in 2008.

Recorded 03/22/2014
Number 46 in the series Holy Epistle to the Hebrews

How can we worship God without the sacrifices? The epistle of the Hebrews points us to the text of Hosea 14:2 to answer this question, employing the same proof text and arriving at nearly the same conclusion that the sages of Yavneh offered after the destruction of the Temple. That prescient message anticipated the coming exile and offered Israel a survival guide for the long years ahead without sacrifice, without priest, and without temple.

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 09/28/2016
Number 24 in the series Apocalypse of John

John sees an angel straddling land and sea with the small scroll open in his hand. He hears the voices of seven thunders speak to him from heaven. He eats a scroll that tastes like honey but turns his stomach sour. In this teaching, we unravel these riddles and more as we prepare for the seventh angel to sound the seventh trumpet.

Recorded 03/24/2012
Number 3 in the series Death of the Messiah

The story of the Last Supper compared with the traditional elements of the Seder meal as reported in the Mishnah help us recreate the story of Yeshua's last meal with his disciples before he suffered. Listen to this teaching to help prepare to keep the Seder in memory of the Master as he instructed us.

See the accompanying online article.

Recorded 02/01/2017
Number 35 in the series Apocalypse of John

Seven angels pour out seven bowls (invoking the plagues with which God struck Egypt) as the armies of Gog and Magog assemble to make war on Jerusalem in the Battle of Armageddon. Get the inside information on the great end-times conflict and God's direct intervention for the salvation of his people.

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 03/26/2016
Number 25 in the series Shabbat beShabbato

It's more than just a greeting. When we say "Shabbat Shalom," we are actually conferring a blessing for peace upon one another. This audio teaching, tangentially related to parashat Tzav, explores the concept of the Sabbath peace with reference to Yeshua's instructions:

When you come to the house, ask of it’s shalom. It will be that if the house is worthy, your shalom will come upon it, and if it is not worthy, your shalom will return to you. (Matthew 10:12)

Recorded 11/02/2013
Number 29 in the series Holy Epistle to the Hebrews

Is the Temple on earth irrelevant since it is merely a shadow of the true heavenly reality?
This teaching on Hebrews 8:1-5 explains the Temple as a Shadow and a Copy of the supernal Temple above with references to Colossians 2:16-17 which describes the festivals and holy days as shadows of things that are to come--the substance of Messiah.

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 01/11/2014
Number 38 in the series Holy Epistle to the Hebrews

Hebrews 10:10-18 presents the death of Yeshua of Nazareth as the single sacrifice for sin, but does that make Yeshua a sin offering like those once offered in the Temple? In what sense is Yeshua a sacrifice? How can he be a sacrifice when his death does not accord with the Levitical laws for the sacrificial services whatsoever? This teaching, based on the final chapter of Pastor Lancaster's booklet What about the Sacrifices? answers the difficult question of how the death of the Messiah provides atonement for sin.

Recorded 04/27/2013
Number 15 in the series Holy Epistle to the Hebrews

What are the fundamentals? Discover the six basic teachings of Messianic faith from Hebrews 5:11-6:3. This sermon presents an introduction and overview of:

... repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, and of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. (Hebrews 6:1-2).

This is the sermon that sidetracked us into a series which eventually became the book Elementary Principles.

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).

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