119 Ministries only exists for one reason ~ a strong desire to seek and then teach the Truth of His Word to believers and the nations. Everything on this site is intended to serve and support that purpose and to equip others to do the same. We hope that this site is a blessing to you and your household. Please feel free to explore many of the free teachings on this site and join us as we all learn more of His truth together.
Answering Your Questions (Yoga, Two Witnesses, Prosperity Gospel, Unbelievers, and More)
In this video series we want to look at some of the most common things asked for the benefit of everyone to hear and to test themselves. In this presentation we are going to respond to the questions:Should a believer practice Yoga?How should we apply the concept of having two witnesses?Is the Prosperity Gospel Scriptural?Is being homosexual or bisexual a sin?What is a Believer?What happens if my country doesn’t allow divorce and remarriage?Is someone who follows only Allah a believer?Is the Siddur important?Does Leviticus 18:22 address pedophilia and not homosexuality?
BS - Confirm Your Calling - 1 - Introduction to 2 Peter (2 Peter 1:1-2)
Continuing our bible study series, we look at how to confirm your calling as we move into another of Peter’s letters. In this introduction to 2 Peter, we look at just the first two verses, examine the authorship debate for the letter, and get a high-level view of what Peter seems to be telling us.
TE: What is "Living According to the Flesh"?
What does it mean to live according to the flesh? Does it mean following our physical desires? Does it mean something more than that? Is it wrong to experience physical pleasure in this life? Does living according to the spirit mean living a life without pleasure?
Answering Your Questions (Niddah, Hanukkah Blessing, Matthew 2:23, etc.)
In this video series we want to look at the most common things asked and publicly begin answering your questions for the benefit of everyone to hear and to test themselves. In this presentation we are going to respond to the questions:Is eating eggs the same as eating an animal that dies of itself?Does a woman need to sit and sleep in certain places when menstruating?Should we say the prayer to light the candles at Hanukkah?Is kissing before marriage a sin?What prophecy says Messiah would come from Nazareth?
TE: Does God Enjoy Punishing People?
Throughout Scripture we see God destroying entire peoples, nations, and families when they have sinned against him or Israel. He has even had Israel destroyed or taken into captivity. With all of these punishments handed out by the Most High, it’s fair to ask, does God enjoy punishing people?
BS: Life in Exile - Clothe Yourselves With Humility (1 Peter 5)
Continuing our bible study, we look at 1 Peter 5, the final chapter in this series of a life in exile. In this chapter we see a final exhortation to both the young and old, to all believers, in how to conduct ourselves. He says to clothe yourselves with humility. We also give a high-level review of what we have learned throughout this journey through 1 Peter.
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Shepard’s to those who know they’re lost
My journey started during a trip to Israel thanks to some trouble at the Jordanian boarder that put my betrothed and I on an impromptu religious sightseeing tour.
We got to see where Jesus stood and taught, got to see a stone image of the actual ark of the covenant. We hit all the spots and it was cool but I didn’t think there was anything especially powerful about the trip. In-fact it wasn’t until just now that I remembered that I had prayed on the western wall. I felt more than a little odd wearing board shorts, flip flops and a guest yamaka, all the while surrounded by Orthodox Jews, dressed to the T of what I’d imagine Jesus would wear. I didn’t know what to pray for, so I asked God to help me love him better. I viewed it all as a nice treat but nothing particularly special. When we got home, my hard core atheist fiancé randomly asked what I’d think if she got a NIV and we started reading it every night. I was pleased if not outright shocked to hear her request. We’ve since then mapped out our reading schedule and we will finish the last page of the Bible the night before our wedding.
Having grown up Mormon the idea of God has always been with me, but I just couldn’t find him with free mason hand shakes or the constant pledging to an organization and it’s founder. Eventually I walked away and gave up on finding God, though my heart always yearned for him, I just didn’t know how to connect with Him.
That all changed after I found out about God’s holy days, all these commandments I had never heard of, etc. I told my fiancé “unless God or Jesus ends up explicitly saying that we aren’t supposed to do this stuff any more, I‘m gonna start doing it.”
I earnestly started asking everyone and anyone if they knew of any scripture that said God’s laws no longer applied. No one had any real answer for me and after exhausting all known sources of clarity, I finally made the choice to start following God, and in a way I had never done before.... His way.
I felt so alone, no one cared about what God said, or what Jesus taught, it was all about their churches. I decided I would go it alone if need be, maybe I could convince a local rabbi to let me celebrate God’s holy days with them. I had know idea what I was doing, though I was trying my best.
Eventually I ran into a YouTube video of some preacher telling me how wrong the Hebrew Roots guys were. Nearly everything he claimed was wrong, felt just the opposite to me. What did feel wrong was his attempts to justify his beliefs via mental backflips and all the while ignoring the plain language in the Bible. This led me to search out they people he was critiquing.
That’s how I found 119 ministries and they’ve rocketed my learning of God’s will like I could have never done on my own. I know we aren’t supposed make them our covering, and I hope I’m not doing that, but their insights and intellectually honest approach to scripture has empowered me to better love God, deeper and truer than I’ve ever experienced before.
My fiancé and I continue our nightly reading, but even then, I’m no biblical scholar and it’s nice to have someone help bring all the concepts together in a deep meaningful way. Before 119, I was using the Bible Project and their animations to get a better grasp of overarching themes of each book and how it related to the next. Their products were awesome but everything was taught through the lens of a catholic splinter group and many if not all my questions remained a mystery
119 is the only “church” (I don’t think that’s what they actually are) that has never asked me to do mental gymnastics or have faith in men. 99% of everything they put out leaves me thinking, wow, that totally makes sense!!! Apparently God isn’t supposed to be confusing, who knew.
A warning to those just now joining the new covenant. Jesus wasn’t kidding when he said following him was going to rip families apart, I can’t believe the outpouring of hate I’ve experienced by people I once thought to be sheep. Even my own fiancé threatened at one point to leave me if I didn’t “give up all this God stuff”. Picking up the cross is a real thing, just stay true, stay on course, eventually only the people who actually love you will be left in your life. This isn’t a bad thing, it’s a blessing, have faith.