Sermons and radio broadcasts from Ministers of the New Covenant Fellowship located in Georgia. A congregation that holds to faith in Yeshua and keeping the commandments of Yahweh.
The servant is wounded, beat, and bruised, but it's not because of his own sins, it's because of someone else's. What do we make of this? This lesson also deals with the popular belief in the modern, Charismatic movement that physical healing is promised to believers based upon the stripes Yeshua received during his beating before crucifixion.
The servant, although being described as the very arm of Yahweh, was of humble beginnings and a lowly life. It makes no sense to some, but it makes all the sense in the world to others. For exaltation to come there must first be humility.
Why back up from Isaiah 53 and start talking about Isaiah 52? Listen to learn about Biblical chapter and verse divisions in history, and how these last few verses in "Isaiah 52" reveal an individual as the ultimate slave/servant of Yahweh. This lesson also centers in on how to translate a particular word from Hebrew to English.
In this lesson I look at the idea I was first show from the book of Tobit, that almsgiving atones for sin. How in the world could that be correct and canonical? Before immediately dismissing it, walk through the Scriptures with me and let's see if there's anything else in Scripture that speaks this sort of language.
Many have heard the account of the Rich Young Ruler, but not everyone has taken in what I believe to be the key point of the passage - giving to the poor. Does giving to the poor really increase a person's treasure, and is the concept of meritorious almsgiving just mimicking the modern day Prosperity Gospel?
This lesson covers many of the Scriptures that speak of meritorious almsgiving - that giving to the poor brings about the blessing of Yahweh on a person's life, most specifically in the after-life (at the resurrection of the righteous). The Scriptures are plenty and clear on this subject, but systems of religion have kept us, nay scared us, away from believing that something we do earns a reward.
When you hear someone read a Bible verse that says "Sell your possessions and give the money to the poor," you probably think of the story of the Rich Young Ruler. But... Yeshua didn't just say that to this young ruler. He said the same thing to thousands of people that listened to him teach. There is such a thing as meritorious almsgiving and even atoning almsgiving. If that shocks you, don't answer a matter before you hear it. Listen to this lesson and then examine the Scriptures to see if it be so.
There is only one offensive weapon in the armor we are called to adorn in our battle against the enemy - the sword. This is not a physical sword, but a spiritual one, whereby we skillfully cut away at the dark forces that try to steal, kill, and destroy. We have the very Words of Yahweh at our grasp. We must use them properly, and the only way to do that is to know them well.
In this lesson I give somewhat of a crash course on the second of the three major festivals in the Hebrew year. I cover (1) the names for this feast, (2) what this feast is a memorial of, (3) the sacrifices commanded and associated with this feast, and (4) the rejoicing and gifts brought this this feast.
Most people begin speaking on or thinking about the New Covenant with Hebrews 8 or 2 Corinthians 3. That's too late in the game. We should begin - at least - with Jeremiah 31, and then pull from either further than that based on key words in the text. But then, you have a lot of people that read Jeremiah 31:31-34 and stop. They don't finish chapter 31, much less go into chapter 32 and 33. This lesson challenges the traditional thinking about the New Covenant, asking us to delve into the next two chapters in Jeremiah's prophecy, and believe what we read.
The better promises of the New Covenant do not stop at Jeremiah 31:34. The rest of Jeremiah 31 (and 32-33) continue to speak on the matter, as well as parallel prophecies in the books of Isaiah, Micah, and Ezekiel. I also look at the question of "Do we possess the Spirit of Yahweh in our hearts now?"
In this lesson I give some preliminary thoughts about what has happened in my life as a Torah Observant Christian over the last 23+ years. I then begin walking through the prophecy in Jeremiah 31 (beginning at verse 31) and define words, phrases, and concepts using Scripture alone. Very few people have a correct understanding on what the New Covenant actually is, but I promise you that it's not difficult to figure out if we just stay with Holy Scripture.
In order for us to be equipped for spiritual battle we have to be wearing spiritual armor. In this lesson, brother TJ Martin begins dissecting each tool in the Armor of Yahweh, so that we can know exactly what it takes to defeat the Devil and all he stands for. He specifically centers in on what the belt of truth actually is.
This lesson deals with all the crazy stuff that happens in the everyday life of a human. Yahweh's path isn't always a walk through the park. Sometimes we go through the valley of the shadow of death. The main thing is that we keep the faith. We must run the race until we cross our finish line. Don't give up. Keep on keeping on.
She's been called the mystery woman by some historians. Who was Mary Magdalene? Was she the wife of the Lord? Did she engage in prostitution? Listen to learn of the portrait that Holy Scripture paints for us for this woman, and be amazed in the way that Almighty Yahweh works among His children.
The Samaritan woman in John 4 has usually gotten a bad rap. Why do people view her as a known sinner, when the text never says anything like this? In this lesson, I go through John 4 and hit the highlights, including the comments Yeshua made to her about her many husbands. You'll probably hear some things in this lesson that you've never heard before in a sermon.
During the ministry of Yeshua, he had several encounters with women. Did you know that he had women disciples who traveled along with him (with the twelve)? Listen to learn about the many ways which our Master included, upheld, and encouraged women - even in the midst of a culture that often did not do those things.
If you mention the name Huldah to the average church-goer, you will likely get a blank look from their face. Why is it that Huldah, a great prophetess of Yahweh, is overlooked or not even known? Listen to learn how she was used as Yahweh's spokeswoman at a time of distress in the nation of Judah.Recommended reading about Huldah; Chapter 10 of this book:https://www.amazon.com/Vindicating-Vi...
In this lesson I begin looking at female prophets in the Bible. I look at the leadership roles of Miriam and Deborah, and highlight specifics in their life. Women that Yahweh used like this teach us that women can lead, even over men.
In order to understand the weight and significance of the prophetess we need to spend some time looking at what it meant to be a prophet. Whatever can be ascribed to the male prophet can also be ascribed to the prophetess (female prophet). This will help us grasp how important women like Miriam, Deborah, and Huldah were to the nation of Israel.
This lesson is part of the series of "Strong Women in Scripture," but it is more of an accompaniment sermon to the series. It was needed in order to highlight proper Bible study, and how this method of study has changed my views on so many issues in the last twenty plus years. The lesson centers in on letting the Older Testament be the foundation and basis for faith and practice.
I've been in church my entire life, and I have never once heard a sermon taught on Leah (a wife of Jacob-Israel). The way Leah was treated and viewed was awful, but Scripture and history teaches that she remained steadfast towards Yahweh through it all. Listen to learn how her faithfulness finally gained the reward she had been looking for for many years.
It's been said by some that the fall into sin was the fault of the woman. Songs have even been written about this. Is it true? Was what happened in Genesis 3 primarily the woman's fault? Or is there more to this that we are overlooking?
Intro lesson to the series. I cover Male and Female in Genesis 1, 2, and 5, centering in on the equal value Eve held with Adam. I also look at the word "helper" in Genesis 2:18 in order to see if it carries a meaning of lower value as some have suggested.
In light of the current crisis, my mind has been focusing on Yeshua's words in his Sermon on the Mount. Worry is an easy thing to get caught up in. What is much better than worry though, is trust; a trust that not only believes but gives.
This lesson is an offshoot of a current series (spring 2020) on Exodus 11 through 12. In light of current events (Covid-19), we are currently holding online services only, and have decided to observe Passover in the second month. Is this allowed? Listen to learn of the grace and mercy Yahweh shows us in His Passover.
Paul has taught the Gentiles to stand firm against the false gospel of the influencers, but he balances that out by also teaching them that they must fulfill the law. Just because you aren't justified by certain commandments doesn't mean you aren't required to obey Torah.
This lesson covers the need to be careful who you listen to, Paul's preaching or not preaching of circumcision, how the torture stake the Messiah died upon was a stumbling block to many, and the call for the false teachers to be castrated. There's a lot to learn here.
What does the Bible say about the relationship between a slave and a master? How are we to view slavery, and are there any relationships in modern society that are equivalent? We are all servants, and we should all serve with willingness and gratitude.
Paul continues to perform his own midrash on the historical account of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar, making some interesting links in the process. What does casting out the bondwoman mean to Paul, and how does Ishmael's mocking of Isaac correlate with the persecution the believing Gentiles were receiving?