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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.

 

Recorded 12/21/2016
Number 30 in the series Apocalypse of John

The Book of Revelation depicts a terrifying beast rising out of the sea. The whole world goes astray after the beast, worshipping it and asking, "Who is like the Beast?" Who is the Beast? What do the seven heads, ten horns, and diadems represent? This teaching makes the connection between Daniel's vision of four beasts and the Beast that rises out of the sea.

 

Recorded 02/22/2014
Number 43 in the series Holy Epistle to the Hebrews

The book of Hebrews warns us against allowing a bitter root to spring up in our lives, but the bitter root is probably not what you think it is. The Talmud says that one who says, "I will sin now and repent later, and sin again," is not forgiven. Take a look in the Torah to discover the real meaning of the bitter root. This teaching on Hebrews 12:11-29 challenges cheap grace while encouraging us to keep our eyes on the hope of the kingdom. 

Recorded 12/21/2013
Number 35 in the series Holy Epistle to the Hebrews

What were the sacrifices supposed to accomplish? The writer of the book of Hebrews maintains that the animal sacrifices offered in the Temple cannot grant forgiveness for the world to come or the reward of eternal life. If so, why did God command the Israelites to offer sacrifices?

The contents of this discussion contributed to the First Fruits of Zion audio-teaching What About the Sacrifices?.

This sermon marks one year in Beth Immanuel's study of the epistle to the Hebrews, so it features a brief review of the first eight chapters of the book.

Recorded 04/06/2013
Number 12 in the series Holy Epistle to the Hebrews

Does it ever seem like God is far away, distant, doesn’t hear your prayers; you don’t feel his presence; you can’t see him, and you don’t experience him? That's because we are on the wrong side of the sword that closes the way to Eden. Hebrews 4:11-16 speaks of a fearsome sword that divides soul and spirit, joint and marrow, and reveals the inner intentions of the heart. Discover the edenic background to the double-edged sword of the book of Hebrews and the Way to the tree of life.

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 10/26/2013
Number 28 in the series Holy Epistle to the Hebrews

What does it mean that "the former commandment has been set aside" (Hebrews 7:18)? Does the priesthood of Messiah cancel the priesthood of Aaron and the Levitical system? This teaching explores the relationship between two different priesthoods in Hebrews 7:18-28, the Aaronic priesthood and the Melchizedekian priesthood.

The Aaronic priesthood was never in business to conduct souls to heaven or to attain eternal forgiveness and justification for sinners. That was not their job. Their job was to facilitate the worship of Hashem in the holy Sanctuary, to conduct the sacrificial services, to carry the blood of sacrifices to the altar, and to bestow Hashem’s blessing upon the worshippers and upon the nation. Getting people into heaven and raising them from the dead was not in the job description.

Recorded 12/01/2014
Number 13 in the series Romans

In Romans 10:4, Paul declares that "Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes." Does this verse mean what most people think that it means? Does Paul mean to contradict Yeshua's own statement that he did not come to cancel the Torah? Unravel the riddle of this difficult saying in the midst of Paul's continuing discussion about the election of Israel despite the Jewish rejection of Yeshua.

Recorded 05/25/2013
Number 17 in the series Holy Epistle to the Hebrews

The Evangelical Gospel can be reduced to "Jesus died to save you from your sins. Believe in him for the forgiveness of sins and you will go to heaven when you die." This sermon introduces the Six Elementary Teachings of Messiah with a look at Evangelicalism, our Evangelical roots, and the problems with the Evangelical Gospel, citing Scot McKnight's book The King Jesus Gospel.

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 03/02/2013
Number 9 in the series Holy Epistle to the Hebrews

Moses was faithful in all God's house as a servant, but the Messiah has the status of Son over the household. Hebrews 3:1-6 contrasts and compares the respective stations of Moses and Messiah in the household of God. This teaching considers the familial language the Yeshua and the apostles applied to the believers, and it discusses the concept of family loyalty and our obligations to one another within the body of Messiah.

How do we know that the Messiah will be more worthy of honor than Moses? The Holy One Blessed be He spoke of Moses saying, “My servant Moses is faithful in all my house,” but He spoke regarding the Son of David saying, “He shall build a house for me, and I will establish his throne forever. I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son.” Now who is greater, the servant over the household, or the Son of the household? Surely the Son is more worthy of honor than the Servant. Now the builder of the household has more honor than the household, just as the Creator has more honor than the creation. So the Son has more honor than the servant.

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