Messianic Audio Teachings

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).

Recorded 01/12/2013
Number 3 in the series Holy Epistle to the Hebrews

Where did the first Christians go to church? Our third teaching on the book of Hebrews takes a look at the Jewish believers and their relationship to the Temple and Levitical worship system in the first century and looks for the possible occasion that inspired the writing of the epistle. Learn about the sacred place of assembly where the Jerusalem community of disciples used to gather daily for prayer.

And they were all together in Solomon's Portico. (Act 5:12)

Recorded 01/25/2017
Number 34 in the series Apocalypse of John

A majestic prelude to the final act of the redemption comes with a heavenly recitation of the Song of Moses and the Song of the Lamb. We see the seven angels preparing to pour out seven bowls of God's wrath upon the earth while the heavenly spirits of the martyrs take their places in the supernal temple to provide a choral accompaniment for soundtrack of the final redemption.
 

Recorded 02/09/2013
Number 7 in the series Holy Epistle to the Hebrews

The writer of the book of Hebrews indicates that the Torah was spoken by angels. In this teaching, D. Thomas Lancaster takes a look at first-century angelology to understand the apostolic concept of the Torah being delivered by angels and what role that concept plays in the argument in Hebrews 2.

Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution,how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard, (Hebrews 2:1-3)

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 10/23/2011

Toby Janicki demonstrates how the Festival of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) ultimately points toward the kingdom when all nations will participate in the festival.

Then everyone who survives of all the nations that have come against Jerusalem shall go up year after year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Booths. (Zec 14:16)

 

Recorded 10/13/2011

How about a little seasonal teaching to enjoy while sitting in the Sukkah? A short teaching about the signifiance of Sukkot, the meaning of the Sukkah, Gog and Magog, the Talmud's view of Gentiles keeping Sukkot in the kingdom, and the festival's relationship to the all of the other festivals and the coming Kingdom of Heaven.

Recorded 10/13/2011

The "River of Life" that flows from Jerusalem in the Messianic Era is an important part of our eschatology and an important theme from the Sukkot prayers. Several of the ceremonies for the festival of Sukkot relate to the water of the River of Life, but what is this mysterious water of the kingdom? Listen to a Beth Immanuel teaching from the first day of Sukkot, 5772 (2011), explaining the mystical significance behind the Four Species, the oneness of God's name, the water-pouring ceremony, the great culmination of Hoshanah Rabba, and Yeshua's exclamation in John 7..

The belief in God and in His Torah will flow forth from Jerusalem to the entire world as a spring flows from its source (Abarbabnel)

Recorded 01/19/2013
Number 4 in the series Holy Epistle to the Hebrews

How does Yeshua and the message of Messiah stack up against the patriarchs and the prophets? Our fourth teaching on the book of Hebrews considers the first two verses of the epistle:

God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son. (Hebrews 1:1-2).

This teaching identifies the thesis statement behind the book of Hebrews with reference to Yalkut Shimoni and Midrash Tanchuma on Isaiah 52:13.

Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalte (Isaiah 52:13)

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 02/02/2013
Number 6 in the series Holy Epistle to the Hebrews

In the first two chapters of the Epistle to the Hebrews, the writer of the epistle employs ten proof texts drawn from the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings to make his case that Messiah is more exalted than angels. In this teaching, D. Thomas Lancaster connects the dots between the ten passages to reveal the larger message.

A fast-paced, crash course weaving all over the Bible as we follow an apostolic midrash. This is a fun exploration of New Testament Era methods of Bible interpretation.

Now it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking. (Hebrews 2:5)

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 05/05/2012

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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