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Teachings on the Bible and faith from a Messianic Torah perspective.

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Teachings on the Bible and faith from a Messianic Torah perspective.

    Luke-Acts session 6: The Sermon on the Plain

    Luke-Acts session 6: The Sermon on the Plain

    What does it mean to be a disciple of the Messiah? In his earthly ministry, both Yeshua’s teaching and his choice of disciples ran counter to conventional expectations. Not only did he call “uneducated” and underprivileged people as his disciples, his call to discipleship is also, in essence, a call to embrace suffering. This session of our Luke-Acts series focuses on Luke 6. Yeshua’s “Sermon on the Plain” contains some significant similarities and differences to the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew’s Gospel. This sermon encapsulates Yeshua’s call to repentance and true Torah observance. It also concludes with a somber warning about the coming destruction of the Temple.







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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Letter Vs. Spirit – Part 3: Torah and the New Covenant

    Letter Vs. Spirit – Part 3: Torah and the New Covenant

    (RuachHaKodesh, Session 17c)







    Is there an inherent antithesis between Torah and the Spirit? Some believers read 2 Corinthians 3 and conclude that the answer is “yes.” In this passage, Paul seems to contrast the Holy Spirit with Old Testament legislation. The implication for some interpreters is that any attempt to follow Torah (the “Letter”) is a failure to walk in God’s Spirit. But is that really what Paul is saying?







    This episode is the third installment of a three-part session addressing passages in Scripture that contrast the “Letter” with the “Spirit.” In part 1, we looked at the danger of legalism while also seeking to properly define the term. Part 2 examined the role of our intellect in a Spirit-filled life, noting that God wants our whole being to be sanctified to his purposes. This current episode, part 3, revisits 2 Corinthians 3 and related passages as we seek to properly understand the difference between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant. Scripture is clear that the difference between the two covenants is not in the Torah, but in our ability as humans to keep it. It is only through the power of God’s Spirit that we can truly walk in obedience to God’s commandments.







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    • 59 min
    Luke-Acts session 5: Yeshua the Teacher and Healer

    Luke-Acts session 5: Yeshua the Teacher and Healer

    As followers of Yeshua, sometimes we place more emphasis on Yeshua’s death than on his life. But Yeshua didn’t just come to die; he came with a mission that is borne out in his earthly ministry.







    In this session of our Luke-Acts series, we examine Yeshua’s teaching in the synagogue of Nazareth in Luke 4:14–30. Here Yeshua reads a passage from Isaiah that proves paradigmatic for his ministry and encapsulates the mission of Messiah: to teach and to heal. Yet the rejection Yeshua faces in Nazareth also foreshadows the rejection he will face from the religious leaders of his day, who will eventually put him to death. Luke places this story at the beginning of Yeshua’s ministry to serve as a summary of the entire book.



















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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Letter Vs. Spirit – Part 2: The Role of the Intellect

    Letter Vs. Spirit – Part 2: The Role of the Intellect

    (RuachHaKodesh, Session 17b)







    What role does our intellect play in our walk with God? Is the use of our rational thought processes or common sense at odds with God’s Spirit? Some people have a view of the Holy Spirit that is antithetical to human intellect, effort, and preparation. This is often related to the tendency to emphasize feeling over thinking, and for some people leads to anti-intellectualism. The problem is that both feelings and thoughts can be misguided or deceptive. What is the proper use of our intellectual capacity in a Spirit-filled life?







    This episode continues our discussion of passages in which Paul contrasts the letter with the Spirit. In part 1, we looked at the danger of legalism while also seeking a proper definition of the term. In this episode, we tackle a related issue as we examine the relationship between being led by the Spirit and using our God-given intellects for his glory. God desires to renew our minds so that we can serve him as a whole human being: heart, soul, mind and strength. He wants us to offer him our best, though our best is never enough. That is why we need his Spirit.







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    • 55 min
    Letter Vs. Spirit – Part 1: Legalism and the Law

    Letter Vs. Spirit – Part 1: Legalism and the Law

    (RuachHaKodesh, Session 17a)







    What exactly is legalism? While that term gets thrown around a lot, it is not always clearly defined. Different people use it to mean different things. For some, legalism means salvation by works. For others, it is any attempt to follow a list of rules, no matter what list that might be. No one wants to be legalistic, but how would you know if you were? What does the Bible say about the topic?







    This episode of the RuachHaKodesh series looks at three passages in Paul’s letters where he contrasts “the letter” with “the Spirit”: Romans 2:29, Romans 7:6, and 2 Corinthians 3:6. For some people, these passages speak of the difference between two different ways of trying to please God: one by following rules, and one by following the Spirit. But is that really what Paul is saying? Is it wrong to follow God’s rules? Join us as we attempt to unravel some of these questions. On the one hand, there is a legitimate legalism that is unhealthy that we as followers of Yeshua must seek to avoid. But on the other hand, God did not give us His Spirit to excuse us from following His commandments. On the contrary, it is His Spirit that enables us to truly keep them.







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    • 56 min
    Luke-Acts session 4: The King’s Anointing

    Luke-Acts session 4: The King’s Anointing

    (Luke 3:21 – 4:30)







    Scripture tells about how the kings of Israel were anointed with oil to confirm them in their office. When the Gospels speak of Yeshua as the Messiah (“Anointed One”), they are declaring him to be the ultimate King of Israel, the restoration of the Davidic monarchy. If that is the case, when and how was Yeshua anointed? In this session, we look at the story of Yeshua’s immersion (baptism) and how Luke portrays the descent of the Holy Spirit as a form of anointing. Luke takes pains to present Yeshua as both the Son of God and the true heir to David’s throne. This session concludes with a look at Yeshua’s temptation in which he relives the experience of Israel in the wilderness. Messiah experiences the same tests that Israel did, but whereas Israel had previously failed Yeshua now passes those tests as Israel’s representative.







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    • 1 hr 4 min

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