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Recorded 04/08/2016
Number 16 in the series Apocalypse of John

What is the meaning of the scroll with seven seals in Revelation chapter 5? What are the seven seals? Why is no one worthy to open the scroll? Discover the significance of the scene in Revelation 5 when the Lion of Judah takes the scroll with seven seals from the hand of Hashem.

Recorded 12/07/2016
Number 27 in the series Apocalypse of John

The seventh trumpet blows, signaling the big event when the day of wrath collides with the rage of nations. The temple on earth opens and the ark of the covenant is revealed. The kingdom of this world becomes the kingdom of Hashem and his Messiah. In this study of Revelation 11:14-19, the seventh trumpet blast initiates a process whereby the kingdom will be established.

And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, LORD, and let thine enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee. (Numbers 10:35)

Recorded 09/26/2014

The Chassidc tale of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev and the shofar that would not blow provides us with insights into the coming of the Messiah. This teaching from Rosh HaShanah 2014 looks into the source texts which associate the coming of the Messiah with the sound the shofar and derives a solemn warning for his disciples as we prepare for the high holidays.

Recorded 04/20/2013
Number 14 in the series Holy Epistle to the Hebrews

The rabbis believe that Psalm 2 is about the Messiah. The apostles believed that Psalm 110 is about Yeshua. Find out how the two psalms intersect, and follow the apostolic logic to discover how the writer of the book of Hebrews derived the priesthood of Messiah. This teaching comes with a stern call to discipleship. Covers Hebrews 5:5-10 and includes a downloadable pdf file of the two psalms.

Recorded 09/08/2014
Number 9 in the series Romans

What is the significance of the resurrection of Yeshua? In Romans 8, Paul enters into the deep mysticism of resurrection theology. The resurrection of Yeshua is prelude to the restoration of heaven and earth which will transform this present world into the world to come. Those in Messiah are swept up in that future transformation through His Spirit even now, and by that transformation, we have a hope for the future to come and victory in Messiah today.

Listen to this teaching and download the original accompanying handout as a PDF in the link below.
 

Recorded 11/24/1014
Number 12 in the series Romans

What about the Jewish people who rejected the Messiah? Did God "harden" their hearts? Why did they stumble over Yeshua, and what were the implications? Did the Messianic promises fail? Romans 9 is a pivotal passage for understanding Paul's theology regarding Messiah and Israel. This teaching takes the most difficult chapter of the Epistle to the Romans head on from a Messianic Jewish perspective.  

So then he has mercy on whomever he wils, and he hardens whomever he wills. (Romans 9:18)

Recorded 09/29/2011

The Torah speaks of two types of thieves. One who comes by day and one who comes by night. Yeshua referred to himself as one coming like "a thief in the night." In this Rosh HaShanah teaching, we meditate on the meaning of that title as we prepare for the high holidays.

Recorded 11/16/2016
Number 26 in the series Apocalypse of John

Who are the two witnesses of Revelation 11? What is their function in the end times? This intriguing teaching brings material from ancient Jewish apocalypses to uncover the identity of the two witnesses and their mission. 

Recorded 12/12/2015

The release of two stunning new statements, one by the Vatican and one by The Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding & Dialogue (CJCUC) constitutes a Chanukah miracle and a “cease fire” of theological hostility which has characterized the relationship between the Church and the Jewish people for most of the last two thousand years. Listen to excerpts from the Vatican’s Commission for Religious Relations with Jews’ new paper titled “The Gifts and Calling of God are Irrevocable” and the response from the CJCUC paper “To Do the Will of Our Father in Heaven: Toward a Partnership between Jews and Christians.”

For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. (Romans 11:29)

Read both papers in full:

Vatican’s Commission for Religious Relations with Jews: The Gifts and Calling of God are Irrevocable

CJCUC: To Do the Will of Our Father in Heaven
 

Read Rabbi Mark Kinzer's book on Nostra Aetate, Messianic Judaism, and the Catholic Church

Rabbi Mark Kinzer: Searching Her Own Mystery
 

 

Recorded 12/07/2016
Number 28 in the series Apocalypse of John

Revelation 12 describes a cosmic battle between two great constellations: the woman and the dragon. The seven-headed dragon of Revelation 12 is identified as Satan, but who is the mysterious woman with the sun and the moon and twelve stars? This teaching reveals the identity of the woman and the hidden identity of the dragon.
 

Recorded 02/15/2017
Number 36 in the series Apocalypse of John

Who is Mystery Babylon, the mysterious woman riding a seven headed steed in Revelation 17? Is it America? Iran? Syria? In this teaching, we will answer the question according to the way the symbolism would have been understood by a first century Messianiac believer living in Asia Minor.

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 05/04/2013
Number 16 in the series Holy Epistle to the Hebrews

Do we have eternal security or eternal insecurity? Do apostates lose their eligibility for the world to come? A few verses in Hebrews 6 have been a theological battleground for these questions since the earliest days of Christianity.

The things that belong to salvation include the gift of the Spirit, the goodness of the word of God, and the power of the age to come. This sermon deals with the difficult and controversial material in Hebrews 6:4-12.

For in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance, since they again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame. (Hebrews 6:4-6)

One for the black bird, one for the crow, one for the cutworm, and one to grow.

Recorded 09/03/2016

What if spiritual growth was automatic and godliness was simply a habitual behavior? What does it mean to have the Torah written on our hearts? This teaching for the forty days of Elul about aquiring three new habits to launch 5777, a year of transformation. This teaching challenges the listener along with the community of Beth Immanuel to learn to use the power of habitual behavior to good use for personal growth.

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Recorded 08/25/2015

On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. What does the Torah have to say about the decision? This teaching offers a kingdom-perspective on the controversy with a discussion on Parashat Shoftim, the establishment of courts of law and a judicial system, and the authority of the government.

Recorded 08/25/2014
Number 7 in the series Romans

What does it mean to be "under the law"? Conventional teaching understands Paul's use of the terminology, "under the law," to mean legalism. This teaching from Romans 6 takes a completely different perspective.

Recorded 09/07/2016
Number 21 in the series Apocalypse of John

Are you ready for the coming tribulation? It's already here, and it has been underway for the last two thousand years. The four horsemen of the apocalypse have already ridden out; five of the seven seals on the scroll with seven seals have already been opened, and we are just about to see the opening of the sixth seal. Take a quick look at the first seven chapters of Revelation with this  season one recap of the Apocalypse of John.

And he said to me, "These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb."  (Revelation 7:1)

Recorded 12/14/2016
Number 29 in the series Apocalypse of John

The vision of Revelation 12 involving a woman pursued by a seven-headed red dragon has inspired many different interpretations, but how would a first-century Jewish reader have understood the vision? Where is the place in the wilderness prepared for the woman? What is the flood that pours forth from the dragon's mouth? This teaching places Revelation 12 back in its context, explaining the symbolism.

Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. And he stood on the sand of the sea. (Revelation 12:17)

Recorded 08/19/2015
Number 5 in the series 26 Answers to 26 Reasons

Was Jesus a false prophet? Reason number six of the anti-missionary book Twenty-Six Reasons Why Jews Don't Believe in Jesus alleges that Jesus was a false prophet because not all of his predictions came to pass. This class considers the sign of Jonah passage about the Son of Man spending three days and three nights in the earth, the troubling curse of Jeconiah, predictions that "this generation will not pass away untill all is accomplished" and "some of those standing here will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming.

Number 7 in the series 26 Answers to 26 Reasons

Reason number eight of the book Twenty Six Reasons Jews Don't Believe in Jesus raises solid objections to our claims that Yeshua is the Messiah. Especially troubling is the criteria that the Messiah must be a Son of David. If Yeshua is conceived of the Holy Spirit, how can he be considered a Son of David? And how do we reconcile the conflicting genealogies of Matthew 1 and Luke 3?

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