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ESV: Straight through the Bible
January 24: Exodus 19–21

ESV: Straight through the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 11:17


Exodus 19–21 Exodus 19–21 (Listen) Israel at Mount Sinai 19 On the third new moon after the people of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, on that day they came into the wilderness of Sinai. 2 They set out from Rephidim and came into the wilderness of Sinai, and they encamped in the wilderness. There Israel encamped before the mountain, 3 while Moses went up to God. The LORD called to him out of the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the people of Israel: 4 ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself. 5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine; 6 and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel.” 7 So Moses came and called the elders of the people and set before them all these words that the LORD had commanded him. 8 All the people answered together and said, “All that the LORD has spoken we will do.” And Moses reported the words of the people to the LORD. 9 And the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I am coming to you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and may also believe you forever.” When Moses told the words of the people to the LORD, 10 the LORD said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments 11 and be ready for the third day. For on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people. 12 And you shall set limits for the people all around, saying, ‘Take care not to go up into the mountain or touch the edge of it. Whoever touches the mountain shall be put to death. 13 No hand shall touch him, but he shall be stoned or shot;1 whether beast or man, he shall not live.' When the trumpet sounds a long blast, they shall come up to the mountain.” 14 So Moses went down from the mountain to the people and consecrated the people; and they washed their garments. 15 And he said to the people, “Be ready for the third day; do not go near a woman.” 16 On the morning of the third day there were thunders and lightnings and a thick cloud on the mountain and a very loud trumpet blast, so that all the people in the camp trembled. 17 Then Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God, and they took their stand at the foot of the mountain. 18 Now Mount Sinai was wrapped in smoke because the LORD had descended on it in fire. The smoke of it went up like the smoke of a kiln, and the whole mountain trembled greatly. 19 And as the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him in thunder. 20 The LORD came down on Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain. And the LORD called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up. 21 And the LORD said to Moses, “Go down and warn the people, lest they break through to the LORD to look and many of them perish. 22 Also let the priests who come near to the LORD consecrate themselves, lest the LORD break out against them.” 23 And Moses said to the LORD, “The people cannot come up to Mount Sinai, for you yourself warned us, saying, ‘Set limits around the mountain and consecrate it.'” 24 And the LORD said to him, “Go down, and come up bringing Aaron with you. But do not let the priests and the people break through to come up to the LORD, lest he break out against them.” 25 So Moses went down to the people and told them. The Ten Commandments 20 And God spoke all these words, saying, 2 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 3 “You shall have no other gods before2 me. 4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5 You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing steadfast love to thousands3 of those who love me and keep my commandments. 7 “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. 8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. 11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. 12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you. 13 “You shall not murder.4 14 “You shall not commit adultery. 15 “You shall not steal. 16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. 17 “You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.” 18 Now when all the people saw the thunder and the flashes of lightning and the sound of the trumpet and the mountain smoking, the people were afraid5 and trembled, and they stood far off 19 and said to Moses, “You speak to us, and we will listen; but do not let God speak to us, lest we die.” 20 Moses said to the people, “Do not fear, for God has come to test you, that the fear of him may be before you, that you may not sin.” 21 The people stood far off, while Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was. Laws About Altars 22 And the LORD said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the people of Israel: ‘You have seen for yourselves that I have talked with you from heaven. 23 You shall not make gods of silver to be with me, nor shall you make for yourselves gods of gold. 24 An altar of earth you shall make for me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your oxen. In every place where I cause my name to be remembered I will come to you and bless you. 25 If you make me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of hewn stones, for if you wield your tool on it you profane it. 26 And you shall not go up by steps to my altar, that your nakedness be not exposed on it.' Laws About Slaves 21 “Now these are the rules that you shall set before them. 2 When you buy a Hebrew slave,6 he shall serve six years, and in the seventh he shall go out free, for nothing. 3 If he comes in single, he shall go out single; if he comes in married, then his wife shall go out with him. 4 If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out alone. 5 But if the slave plainly says, ‘I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free,' 6 then his master shall bring him to God, and he shall bring him to the door or the doorpost. And his master shall bore his ear through with an awl, and he shall be his slave forever. 7 “When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she shall not go out as the male slaves do. 8 If she does not please her master, who has designated her7 for himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. He shall have no right to sell her to a foreign people, since he has broken faith with her. 9 If he designates her for his son, he shall deal with her as with a daughter. 10 If he takes another wife to himself, he shall not diminish her food, her clothing, or her marital rights. 11 And if he does not do these three things for her, she shall go out for nothing, without payment of money. 12 “Whoever strikes a man so that he dies shall be put to death. 13 But if he did not lie in wait for him, but God let him fall into his hand, then I will appoint for you a place to which he may flee. 14 But if a man willfully attacks another to kill him by cunning, you shall take him from my altar, that he may die. 15 “Whoever strikes his father or his mother shall be put to death. 16 “Whoever steals a man and sells him, and anyone found in possession of him, shall be put to death. 17 “Whoever curses8 his father or his mother shall be put to death. 18 “When men quarrel and one strikes the other with a stone or with his fist and the man does not die but takes to his bed, 19 then if the man rises again and walks outdoors with his staff, he who struck him shall be clear; only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall have him thoroughly healed. 20 “When a man strikes his slave, male or female, with a rod and the slave dies under his hand, he shall be avenged. 21 But if the slave survives a day or two, he is not to be avenged, for the slave is his money. 22 “When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be fined, as the woman's husband shall impose on him, and he shall pay as the judges determine. 23 But if there is harm,9 then you shall pay life for life, 24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25 burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe. 26 “When a man strikes the eye of his slave, male or female, and destroys it, he shall let the slave go free because of his eye. 27 If he knocks out the tooth of his slave, male or female, he shall let the slave go free because of his tooth. 28 “When an ox gores a man or a woman to death, the ox shall be stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten, but the owner of the ox shall not be liable. 29 But if the ox has been accustomed to gore in the past, and its owner has been warned but has not kept it in, and it kills a man or a woman, the ox shall be stoned, and its owner also shall be put to death. 30 If a ransom is imposed on him, then he shall give for the redemption of his life whatever is imposed on him. 31 If it gores a man's son or daughter, he shall be dealt with according to this same rule. 32 If the ox gores a slave, male or female, the owner shall give to their master thirty shekels10 of silver, and the ox shall be stoned. Laws About Restitution 33 “When a man opens a pit, or when a man digs a pit and does not cover it, and an ox or a donkey falls into it, 34 the owner of the pit shall make restoration. He shall give money to its owner, and the dead beast shall be his. 35 “When one man's ox butts another's, so that it dies, then they shall sell the live ox and share its price, and the dead beast also they shall share. 36 Or if it is known that the ox has been accustomed to gore in the past, and its owner has not kept it in, he shall repay ox for ox, and the dead beast shall be his. Footnotes [1] 19:13 That is, shot with an arrow [2] 20:3 Or besides [3] 20:6 Or to the thousandth generation [4] 20:13 The Hebrew word also covers causing human death through carelessness or negligence [5] 20:18 Samaritan, Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate; Masoretic Text the people saw [6] 21:2 Or servant; the Hebrew term ‘ebed designates a range of social and economic roles; also verses 5, 6, 7, 20, 21, 26, 27, 32 (see Preface) [7] 21:8 Or so that he has not designated her [8] 21:17 Or dishonors; Septuagint reviles [9] 21:23 Or so that her children come out and it is clear who was to blame, he shall be fined as the woman's husband shall impose on him, and he alone shall pay. 23If it is unclear who was to blame . . . [10] 21:32 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams (ESV)

Health & Fitness Redefined
Long Island NY Personal Trainer Answers Frequently Asked Fitness & Weight Loss Questions

Health & Fitness Redefined

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 30:31


For this episode, you get all of me and this time to answer the most common questions about fitness and weight loss that I get asked as a personal trainer in Long Island, New York. These are questions that I hear from my clients and I want to answer all of them in one podcast episode so you can refer back to them and share this with your workout buddies.Some of the questions we cover: What is the quickest way to lose weight?How frequent and how long should you workout?When is the best time to work out in the day?What's the best breathing technique to exert more power in the gym?How much cardio you should be doing?What supplements you should be taking? CHECK OUT OTHER VIDEOS IN THIS CHANNEL:How Much Protein You Should Be Taking -- https://youtu.be/JEVvxTqirt4Debunking Weight Loss Myths -- https://youtu.be/1yGdhrJG4k8How You Should Go About Customizing Your Training Programs (NASM training guide) -- https://youtu.be/RzvPU1RMYSU  ----------------------------

Messianic Jewish Teachings: David Levine
Faith and Fire at Sinai - Yom Shabbat/Saturday- Shevat 20, 5780 /February 15, 2020

Messianic Jewish Teachings: David Levine

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 34:46


Please enjoy this special encore message from Rabbi David Levine. Parshat Yitro – Jethro [Abundance] Exodus 18:1–20:23(26) Haftarah: Isaiah 6:1–7:6, 9:5-6 (6-7) B'rit haChadasha: Matthew 5:8-20

ESV: Straight through the Bible
January 23: Exodus 16–18

ESV: Straight through the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 11:34


Exodus 16–18 Exodus 16–18 (Listen) Bread from Heaven 16 They set out from Elim, and all the congregation of the people of Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had departed from the land of Egypt. 2 And the whole congregation of the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness, 3 and the people of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the meat pots and ate bread to the full, for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.” 4 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day's portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law or not. 5 On the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, it will be twice as much as they gather daily.” 6 So Moses and Aaron said to all the people of Israel, “At evening you shall know that it was the LORD who brought you out of the land of Egypt, 7 and in the morning you shall see the glory of the LORD, because he has heard your grumbling against the LORD. For what are we, that you grumble against us?” 8 And Moses said, “When the LORD gives you in the evening meat to eat and in the morning bread to the full, because the LORD has heard your grumbling that you grumble against him—what are we? Your grumbling is not against us but against the LORD.” 9 Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to the whole congregation of the people of Israel, ‘Come near before the LORD, for he has heard your grumbling.'” 10 And as soon as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the people of Israel, they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud. 11 And the LORD said to Moses, 12 “I have heard the grumbling of the people of Israel. Say to them, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread. Then you shall know that I am the LORD your God.'” 13 In the evening quail came up and covered the camp, and in the morning dew lay around the camp. 14 And when the dew had gone up, there was on the face of the wilderness a fine, flake-like thing, fine as frost on the ground. 15 When the people of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?”1 For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, “It is the bread that the LORD has given you to eat. 16 This is what the LORD has commanded: ‘Gather of it, each one of you, as much as he can eat. You shall each take an omer,2 according to the number of the persons that each of you has in his tent.'” 17 And the people of Israel did so. They gathered, some more, some less. 18 But when they measured it with an omer, whoever gathered much had nothing left over, and whoever gathered little had no lack. Each of them gathered as much as he could eat. 19 And Moses said to them, “Let no one leave any of it over till the morning.” 20 But they did not listen to Moses. Some left part of it till the morning, and it bred worms and stank. And Moses was angry with them. 21 Morning by morning they gathered it, each as much as he could eat; but when the sun grew hot, it melted. 22 On the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers each. And when all the leaders of the congregation came and told Moses, 23 he said to them, “This is what the LORD has commanded: ‘Tomorrow is a day of solemn rest, a holy Sabbath to the LORD; bake what you will bake and boil what you will boil, and all that is left over lay aside to be kept till the morning.'” 24 So they laid it aside till the morning, as Moses commanded them, and it did not stink, and there were no worms in it. 25 Moses said, “Eat it today, for today is a Sabbath to the LORD; today you will not find it in the field. 26 Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day, which is a Sabbath, there will be none.” 27 On the seventh day some of the people went out to gather, but they found none. 28 And the LORD said to Moses, “How long will you refuse to keep my commandments and my laws? 29 See! The LORD has given you the Sabbath; therefore on the sixth day he gives you bread for two days. Remain each of you in his place; let no one go out of his place on the seventh day.” 30 So the people rested on the seventh day. 31 Now the house of Israel called its name manna. It was like coriander seed, white, and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey. 32 Moses said, “This is what the LORD has commanded: ‘Let an omer of it be kept throughout your generations, so that they may see the bread with which I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you out of the land of Egypt.'” 33 And Moses said to Aaron, “Take a jar, and put an omer of manna in it, and place it before the LORD to be kept throughout your generations.” 34 As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron placed it before the testimony to be kept. 35 The people of Israel ate the manna forty years, till they came to a habitable land. They ate the manna till they came to the border of the land of Canaan. 36 (An omer is the tenth part of an ephah.)3 Water from the Rock 17 All the congregation of the people of Israel moved on from the wilderness of Sin by stages, according to the commandment of the LORD, and camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. 2 Therefore the people quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.” And Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the LORD?” 3 But the people thirsted there for water, and the people grumbled against Moses and said, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?” 4 So Moses cried to the LORD, “What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me.” 5 And the LORD said to Moses, “Pass on before the people, taking with you some of the elders of Israel, and take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. 6 Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb, and you shall strike the rock, and water shall come out of it, and the people will drink.” And Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel. 7 And he called the name of the place Massah4 and Meribah,5 because of the quarreling of the people of Israel, and because they tested the LORD by saying, “Is the LORD among us or not?” Israel Defeats Amalek 8 Then Amalek came and fought with Israel at Rephidim. 9 So Moses said to Joshua, “Choose for us men, and go out and fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand.” 10 So Joshua did as Moses told him, and fought with Amalek, while Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 11 Whenever Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed, and whenever he lowered his hand, Amalek prevailed. 12 But Moses' hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. 13 And Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the sword. 14 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Write this as a memorial in a book and recite it in the ears of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven.” 15 And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, The LORD Is My Banner, 16 saying, “A hand upon the throne6 of the LORD! The LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.” Jethro's Advice 18 Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses and for Israel his people, how the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt. 2 Now Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, had taken Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her home, 3 along with her two sons. The name of the one was Gershom (for he said, “I have been a sojourner7 in a foreign land”), 4 and the name of the other, Eliezer8 (for he said, “The God of my father was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh”). 5 Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife to Moses in the wilderness where he was encamped at the mountain of God. 6 And when he sent word to Moses, “I,9 your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you with your wife and her two sons with her,” 7 Moses went out to meet his father-in-law and bowed down and kissed him. And they asked each other of their welfare and went into the tent. 8 Then Moses told his father-in-law all that the LORD had done to Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, all the hardship that had come upon them in the way, and how the LORD had delivered them. 9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the good that the LORD had done to Israel, in that he had delivered them out of the hand of the Egyptians. 10 Jethro said, “Blessed be the LORD, who has delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians and out of the hand of Pharaoh and has delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians. 11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods, because in this affair they dealt arrogantly with the people.”10 12 And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, brought a burnt offering and sacrifices to God; and Aaron came with all the elders of Israel to eat bread with Moses' father-in-law before God. 13 The next day Moses sat to judge the people, and the people stood around Moses from morning till evening. 14 When Moses' father-in-law saw all that he was doing for the people, he said, “What is this that you are doing for the people? Why do you sit alone, and all the people stand around you from morning till evening?” 15 And Moses said to his father-in-law, “Because the people come to me to inquire of God; 16 when they have a dispute, they come to me and I decide between one person and another, and I make them know the statutes of God and his laws.” 17 Moses' father-in-law said to him, “What you are doing is not good. 18 You and the people with you will certainly wear yourselves out, for the thing is too heavy for you. You are not able to do it alone. 19 Now obey my voice; I will give you advice, and God be with you! You shall represent the people before God and bring their cases to God, 20 and you shall warn them about the statutes and the laws, and make them know the way in which they must walk and what they must do. 21 Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens. 22 And let them judge the people at all times. Every great matter they shall bring to you, but any small matter they shall decide themselves. So it will be easier for you, and they will bear the burden with you. 23 If you do this, God will direct you, you will be able to endure, and all this people also will go to their place in peace.” 24 So Moses listened to the voice of his father-in-law and did all that he had said. 25 Moses chose able men out of all Israel and made them heads over the people, chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens. 26 And they judged the people at all times. Any hard case they brought to Moses, but any small matter they decided themselves. 27 Then Moses let his father-in-law depart, and he went away to his own country. Footnotes [1] 16:15 Or “It is manna”; Hebrew man hu [2] 16:16 An omer was about 2 quarts or 2 liters [3] 16:36 An ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters [4] 17:7 Massah means testing [5] 17:7 Meribah means quarreling [6] 17:16 A slight change would yield upon the banner [7] 18:3 Gershom sounds like the Hebrew for sojourner [8] 18:4 Eliezer means My God is help [9] 18:6 Hebrew; Samaritan, Septuagint, Syriac behold [10] 18:11 Hebrew with them (ESV)

Messianic Jewish Teachings: David Levine
Sinai Fire + Faith - Erev Shabbat/Friday - Shevat 20, 5780 /February 14, 2020

Messianic Jewish Teachings: David Levine

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 41:26


Please enjoy this special encore message from Rabbi David Levine. Parshat Yitro – Jethro [Abundance] Exodus 18:1–20:23(26) Haftarah: Isaiah 6:1–7:6, 9:5-6 (6-7) B'rit haChadasha: Matthew 5:8-20

Rabbi Daniel Glatstein Podcast
Parashat Yitro: The 2 Vantages of Sinai - #72 Vs. #74 Part 2

Rabbi Daniel Glatstein Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 7:14


The Parsha Perspective
Parshas Yisro, see through the noise

The Parsha Perspective

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 6:47


Parshas Yisro, see through the noise! This week's Parsha Perspective is in honor of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, the wife of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. She passed away on the 22nd of Shevet in 1988. This week's Parsha Perspective is in honor of the birthdays of Yoram and Yael Cohen. May bless them and their entire family with a year of happiness, health, and success! This week's Parsha Perspective is in honor of the Refuah Shlema of HaRav Amitai Ben Shoshanna and Shaul Ben Berta. This week's Parsha Perspective is in loving memory of Edward Ben Efraim, Shlomo Ben Edward, and Yirachmiel Daniel Ben Gedalia. May their souls be uplifted and their memories a blessing. Click here to listen, watch and connect! Parshaperspective.com Our Parsha has the Aseres Hadibros, the Ten Commandments, making it one of the most significant portions of the Torah. We find what the Jewish Nation experienced at Mt. Sinai. We learn the level that G-d revealed Himself at the giving of the Torah!

Rabbi Daniel Glatstein Podcast
Parshas Yisro: The 2 Vantages of Sinai - #72 Vs. #74

Rabbi Daniel Glatstein Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 40:57


Hadar Institute Online Learning
R. Aviva Richman on Parashat Yitro: Redemptive Relationship, Part 3

Hadar Institute Online Learning

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 11:03


In Parashat Yitro we come to Sinai, the final formative scene in reading the Exodus as a story of how Israel and God "fell in love." Strands of our tradition depict Sinai as a kind of wedding between us and God. In some depictions, Israel blindly agreed to enter this relationship even without knowing all the commitments involved. In other traditions, each person was fully informed of the details beforehand. Exploring these different versions of Sinai we see the importance of informed, affirmative consent as the bedrock of any relationship of intimacy. At the same time, it reminds us that in the deepest relationships of our lives, we can never fully know what might be required of us.

MyLife: Chassidus Applied
Ep. 388: What Can We Learn From Yesterday's Hostage Crisis in Texas?

MyLife: Chassidus Applied

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 76:53


Rabbi Jacobson will discuss the following topics: Chassidus Applied to 15 ShevatWhat do we learn from trees? Should we water our plants on the Rosh Hashana of Trees? Lessons from YisroWhat is the relevance of Sinai today? Why was the Torah given in a way that frightened the people? How do we reconcile the Jews accepting the Torah without question, and then trembling when they heard G-d's voice? Did we receive the entire Torah at Sinai or only the Ten Commandments? Is there a connection between Yisro advising Moshe to delegate and the Rebbe sending out thousands of shluchim? Yud Shevat follow-upDuring the Yud Shevat Farbrengen 5711, did someone ask the rebbe to say a maamar? What's the story about the newspaper announcing the Rebbe's assuming leadership? What is the shechina? And how can it be concealed? What can we learn from yesterday's hostage crisis in Texas? Do these things happen to elicit our prayers and tehillim? What attitude should we have to the recent auction of personal items of the Rebbeim? Can one use a pig's heart for a heart transplant? Should we be applauding the launch of a new telescope that can peer back to the beginning of existence? How should we address the recent abuse scandal? Follow-up Chassidus question: What is the meaning of the statement that “without Ohr the world would be dark and separate from its creator” - doesn't all of life come from Ohr?

Daf Yomi for Women - Hadran
Moed Katan 4 - January 16, 14 Shvat

Daf Yomi for Women - Hadran

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 49:15


Study Guide Moed Katan 4 Pictures This week’s learning is sponsored by Debbie Pine and Mark Orenshein in loving memory of their father’s Harry Pine, Noach Aharon ben Yaakov v’Devorah’s 20th yahrzeit on Tu B’shvat and Herb Orenshein, Tzvi ben Yehuda v’Minna’s shloshim, on the 19th Tevet. “Neither of our fathers had the benefit of a formal Jewish education and yet both of them were committed to providing that for us. They were proud of their families and our dedication to Torah-true Judaism. They would love our commitment to Daf Yomi and how we often learn the daf together. They would be especially appreciative of Rabbanit Michelle who has made the daf accessible to those didn’t grow up learning gemara through her intentionally inclusive style of teaching. We miss them every day. Yehi zichram Baruch”. Today’s daf is sponsored by Ronnie Rom in honor of her sister, Joanna Rom’s 70th birthday. “Thank you for being my sister & may you go from strength to strength!”  Today's daf is dedicated by Becki Goldstein in memory of her mother Shoshana Rosa bat Shmuel and Minda Lea. My mother would be so proud and humbled to share this learning with all these special women men worldwide. A self-made woman who attained her high school diploma at the tender age of 70, she would strive all her life to deepen and expand her Torah learning and after she made aliyah she would encourage her children and grandchildren to share their store of knowledge with her. She thanked Hashem every day for the gift of being able to be here with us and we had the zchut to learn with her and from her and make many precious memories together. Yehi Zichra Baruch. Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Yishmael differ on tosefet shviit (adding on time before and after the shmita year) whether it is a Torah law or a halakha l’Moshe mi’Sinai. Rabbi Akiva learns it from the verse “And one should rest from plowing and reaping.” Rabbi Yishmael holds that the verse is referring to Shabbat and it is coming to teach that only actions that are optional are forbidden on Shabbat but if the reaping is for a mitzva, such as the Omer, it is permitted on Shabbat. Rabbi Yochanan’s explanation of Rav Dimi’s statement is explained according to Rabbi Akiva that tosefet is from the Torah and one would have thought one would get lashes, but Rabban Gamliel learned by a gezeira shava that there is no law of tosefet. Rav Ashi questions this and explains Rabban Gamliel differently – he held like Rabbi Yishmael and that it was only for a time when the Temple was in existence. Once it was destroyed, there was no longer a law of tosefet. Why can’t a field be watered from a cistern filled with rainwater? Is it just because if we allow that, one may think it is permitted to use water drawn from a well. Or is it because the water level may drop to the point where one will need to draw it with a pail. A series of braitot are brought which have various cases of watering that are either permitted or forbidden. Comments of amoraim on each braita are brought. If the Mishna says one cannot dig circular ditches around a vine, why did Rav Yehuda allow the people of his city to do that? Why does Rabbi Elazar ben Azaria forbid digging a channel on the shmita year? Two answers are brought and questions are raised on each answer. One can fix a broken channel on Chol Hamoed. Under what circumstances?

Today in the Word Devotional

One of the most moving scenes in the Old Testament is when Ezra the priest reads the Law to the returned exiles (Nehemiah 8). He stood on a high wooden platform so all could see and hear. The Levites circulated, instructing the people about the meaning of what they were hearing. Many in the crowd that day came under conviction of sin, but they were told not to grieve because this was a day of celebration. This landmark revival didn’t come out of nowhere. Ezra had prepared his entire life for this moment by being a faithful learner of Scripture (v. 10). He is just one example among many Bible characters whose lives were transformed through learning and studying God’s Word. This isn’t surprising, giving the preeminence of the Word in the pursuit of godly wisdom (see January 8). What had Ezra learned? “The Law of the LORD” (v. 10). How did he learn it? Through “study and observance.” The word “observance” is another way of saying obedience. Ezra was descended from Aaron, so his lineage went all the way back to the original giving of the Law at Sinai (vv. 1–5). Most of all, he “devoted himself” to this learning. Worldliness did not distract him! Why did Ezra learn? In order to teach (vv. 6, 10). He was “well versed in the Law of Moses,” qualified to instruct others in both understanding and obeying Scripture. He prepared himself to provide spiritual leadership for the returned exiles (vv. 8–9). God’s favor and grace were on him in this regard, and the Babylonian king granted all his requests. Ezra brought with him not only a large group of returnees but also a number of priests, Levites, and other spiritual leaders (v. 7). Their arduous journey was 900 miles long and took four months! >> Readiness is an important spiritual virtue. Are you ready? For example, are you ready “to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:15)?

Sunday Dive
Ep. 091 - The Wedding Feast at Cana (Jan 16, 2022)

Sunday Dive

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 59:00


We take a detour from our Year C Gospel of Luke in order to explore the Wedding Feast at Cana. This is a Scripture text awash with meaning. From Our Lady's intercessory role to Our Lord's seemingly callous response, we'll unpack the deeper meanings hidden within the text and the abundant Old Testament parallels that reveal a nuptial and new covenant theme. We'd also be remiss to ignore the fact that this Gospel reveals God's heart, a heart that overflows with joy and that desires nothing but the best for those He loves.

United Church of God Sermons
The Sabbath: An Old Testament Overview

United Church of God Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 45:32


By Mike Phelps in Ann Arbor, MI, Detroit, MI, Flint, MI - November 6, 2021 - The commonly held belief in many Christian circles is that the seventh day Sabbath has been done away with and replaced with Sunday as a day of worship. Many have been taught that the 10 Commandments, including the 4th Commandment, were established for the first time at Mt. Sinai. But are these statements true? What day did God bless and set apart as holy time for us to rest and worship Him? Was the seventh day Sabbath established at the beginning of creation and does it remain in effect for Christians who follow in the steps of Jesus Christ?

Donuts and Devos
God’s Blessing To His People | Ep. 069

Donuts and Devos

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 19:00


We are back after the Christmas holidays and are continuing our journey with the Israelites after they escaped from Egypt by the power of God. God's people have been camping out at Mt. Sinai. Moses has been receiving God's Laws and ways for the people to live in their daily lives—the 10 commandments and the Levitical Law. And now they are finally getting ready to leave. But not before God speaks a blessing upon them. "So shall they put my name upon the people of Israel, and I will bless them."Numbers 6:27 Free Coloring Page Kids can memorize their memory verse while listening to the podcast with our free coloring page originally designed by Jamie Truwe at Pure Joy Creative. God's Blessing To His People Coloring Page Ep. 069 Support the Show Please prayerfully consider supporting our ministry at https://buymeacoffee.com/donutsanddevos. Your donations will help keep our show running and improving the valuable content we can provide our wonderful audience!

Christ Church (Moscow, ID)
For Glory to Appear

Christ Church (Moscow, ID)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 52:31


INTRODUCTION Here the priests of Israel are ordained, and their garments and the sacrifices that set them apart proclaiming our salvation in Jesus Christ. He is our High Priest who leads us in worship every Lord's Day to offer our sacrifices of praise, and by His ministry, our worship is made potent to batter the gates of Hell and turn the course of human history. THE TEXT “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, and the anointing oil…” (Lev. 8-9) SUMMARY OF THE TEXT The ordination of the priests took place over the course of eight days (9:1, 8:32). On the first day, the congregation witnessed Aaron and his sons being washed, anointed, and dressed in their uniforms (8:1-13). Then three animals were sacrificed: a bull for sin offering (8:14-17), a ram for an ascension offering (8:18-21), and a ram of “ordination,” a sort of peace offering (8:22-29). Some of the oil and blood was sprinkled on Aaron and his sons after this, and they ate a meal at the doorway of the tent of meeting, where they were to remain for the next seven days (8:30-36). On the eighth day, two sets of sacrifices (one set for Aaron, one for the people) were offered so that “the glory of the Lord would appear” (9:1-7). Aaron offered a sin offering and an ascension offering for himself (9:8-14), and then he presented the sin offering, ascension offering, grain offering, and peace offerings for the people (9:15-21). Finally, Aaron lifted up his hands toward the people and blessed them, and the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people and fire consumed the offerings on the altar and the people shouted and fell on their faces (9:22-24). FOR GLORY AND BEAUTY Ever since the Garden of Eden, clothing has been deeply theological. When Adam and Eve sinned, their eyes were opened to see their own nakedness, and they tried to cover their own shame, but God made clothing for them from the skins of animals (Gen. 3:7, 21). This is the story of all human history: we have guilt and shame and either we try to hide it or we receive God's covering. Elsewhere, we are told that part of the reason the priests were given a uniform was to cover their nakedness (Ex. 28:42), but it was also for “glory and beauty” (Ex. 28:2, 40). This was to picture for Israel their need for salvation: instead of shame and mourning, God offered to provide “garments of salvation” (e.g. Is. 61:3, 10). This is the offer of the gospel: to be clothed in Christ. “And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.” (Heb. 4:13-14). This is really what we mean by “clothed in Christ.” We mean that Christ is your great high priest, that His glory and beauty are your glory and beauty. Very practically, all clothing is either seeking to reflect this reality with fitting praise, gratitude, and glory, or else it is a reflection of man's own self-seeking arrogance and ostentation. THE ORDER OF THE SACRIFICES & COVENANT RENEWAL WORSHIP The ordination of the priests is one of the places we look to for our order of worship. While we need not insist that another order would be sinful, we want our worship to be “according to Scripture.” We know that Scripture commands us to confess our sins, to hear the Word read and preached, and to celebrate communion together, but what order are we to do it in? In the Old Testament when the three central sacrifices were offered (Sin, Ascension, and Peace), they always seem to be offered in the order seen here (Lev. 9:3-4 cf. 8:14-31) and in a couple other places (cf. Num. 6, Ez. 45:17). We see the same theological order in the covenant renewal at Sinai: blood is sprinkled on the altars and on the people (Sin), the elders ascend the mountain (Ascension), and they eat and drink with God (Peace) (Ex. 24). We call this order of worship “covenant renewal worship”: we confess our sins, we ascend to God through the Word read and preached, and we sit down to eat and drink at peace with God and one another. If you put a Call to Worship at the beginning and the Commissioning at the end, you have “5 Cs”: Call, Confession, Consecration, Communion, Commission. We call it “covenant renewal,” but we could just as easily call it the “gospel enacted”: we are summoned to worship God, but we know we are sinners in need of forgiveness, so we confess and are assured of God's pardon through Christ. Then we ascend into the presence of God in and through the Word of Christ which cuts us up on the altar. Finally, we feast at peace with God and one another before being charged and sent out with His blessing. CONCLUSIONS It's striking that God commands the people to ordain these men to the priesthood in a certain way so “that the glory of the Lord shall appear” (9:6). We see an analogous result in the ordination of deacons in the New Testament: when the apostles determined not to neglect the Word of God and prayer, they ordained seven men to oversee the physical needs of the congregation, and the “Word of God spread and the number of the disciples continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem…” (Acts 6:7). When God's people are obedient in appointing Spirit-filled leaders, the glory of the Lord appears, and more people turn to the Lord. The same thing is true about faithful and obedient worship in general. When we obey the Lord in our worship services, both inwardly and outwardly, seeking Christ in it all, the glory of the Lord appears. When our worship is ordered according to Scripture, God promises that even unbelievers will fall down and worship God, saying that God is truly in our midst (1 Cor. 14:25). This is not some kind of mechanical theological formula, but it is a sure promise of the Living God received by faith in Christ alone. The Book of Revelation can broadly be read as a heavenly worship service, with Christ our High Priest leading worship such that the judgments fall on the earth (Rev. 5-6ff). So we worship God in heaven on the Lord's Day so that God's Kingdom will come and His Will might be done on earth as it is in heaven. And with Christ our High Priest, it is sure to be done.

Hebrew Nation Online
Meeting God Face to Face – Feast of Trumpets 2021

Hebrew Nation Online

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 59:27


"I can't wait for Jesus to come back and get me." One thing is guaranteed in life: You will hear The Trumpets. "I'm ready!", you say. At the base of Mt. Sinai, Israel stood when the air was pierced with the trumpet blast of God! As they witnessed just how awesome He is, their lives ran through their minds in slow motion. They realized they were all but ready to encounter the King. They called on Moses to go up on their behalf. But a day is coming, says the Lord, where He will meet YOU personally. No Moses, no pastor, no parent, husband or wife in between. Will you be ready? The Feast of Trumpets is all about this moment. This is your rehearsal, don't miss it!

Ladislav Sinai Podcast
#77: VÍTKŮV CESTOPISS

Ladislav Sinai Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 40:50


V dalším podcastu s Vítkem rozebíráme kratom, TikTok, cestování v koroně nebo drogy ve vztahu. Celý podcast a další benefity najdeš na herohero.co/ladislavsinai

Health & Fitness Redefined
SETTING YOUR 2022 GOALS - ACTUALLY ACHIEVING New Year's Resolutions with Accountability

Health & Fitness Redefined

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 43:05


Most of us fall in love with the idea of writing our new year goals on a fancy notebook or creating a vision board. With everything that has happened in 2021, Cody Kelly comes back for our first episode of 2022 to talk about holding yourself accountable and responsible for your personal and career growth. Cody shares his opinion on why people can't stick to their fitness new year's resolutions. He also reflects on how he rides the ups and downs in his career and fitness journey to stay on track. TIMESTAMPS3:49 The problem with fitness new year's resolutions8:31 Cody's new year's resolution - execution and consistency 12:18 Setting your S.M.A.R.T. goals 16:09 Filling the gaps in all your processes and choosing your circle27:16 Having faith in your product or service33:59 Scheduling your time around your priorityAbout Cody KellyCody Kelly is a corporate executive leader, entrepreneur, minister, and podcast host with an intense passion for fitness. Cody is the sales director of Curious Thing AI in North America and hosts the podcast called It Is What It Is! that is dedicated to bringing relevant news covering sports, business, politics, faith, entertainment, and family. His Instagram (@cmvk33) documents his bodybuilding journey as a fitness influencer.Connect with Codyhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/cody-kelly-mba-6aa77924/https://www.instagram.com/cvmk33/----------------------------

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary
January 3: Psalm 68; Psalm 72; 1 Kings 19:9–18; Ephesians 4:17–32; John 6:15–27

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 12:18


Christmas First Psalm: Psalm 68 Psalm 68 (Listen) God Shall Scatter His Enemies To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. A Song. 68   God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered;    and those who hate him shall flee before him!2   As smoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away;    as wax melts before fire,    so the wicked shall perish before God!3   But the righteous shall be glad;    they shall exult before God;    they shall be jubilant with joy! 4   Sing to God, sing praises to his name;    lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts;  his name is the LORD;    exult before him!5   Father of the fatherless and protector of widows    is God in his holy habitation.6   God settles the solitary in a home;    he leads out the prisoners to prosperity,    but the rebellious dwell in a parched land. 7   O God, when you went out before your people,    when you marched through the wilderness, Selah8   the earth quaked, the heavens poured down rain,    before God, the One of Sinai,    before God,1 the God of Israel.9   Rain in abundance, O God, you shed abroad;    you restored your inheritance as it languished;10   your flock2 found a dwelling in it;    in your goodness, O God, you provided for the needy. 11   The Lord gives the word;    the women who announce the news are a great host:12     “The kings of the armies—they flee, they flee!”  The women at home divide the spoil—13     though you men lie among the sheepfolds—  the wings of a dove covered with silver,    its pinions with shimmering gold.14   When the Almighty scatters kings there,    let snow fall on Zalmon. 15   O mountain of God, mountain of Bashan;    O many-peaked3 mountain, mountain of Bashan!16   Why do you look with hatred, O many-peaked mountain,    at the mount that God desired for his abode,    yes, where the LORD will dwell forever?17   The chariots of God are twice ten thousand,    thousands upon thousands;    the Lord is among them; Sinai is now in the sanctuary.18   You ascended on high,    leading a host of captives in your train    and receiving gifts among men,  even among the rebellious, that the LORD God may dwell there. 19   Blessed be the Lord,    who daily bears us up;    God is our salvation. Selah20   Our God is a God of salvation,    and to GOD, the Lord, belong deliverances from death.21   But God will strike the heads of his enemies,    the hairy crown of him who walks in his guilty ways.22   The Lord said,    “I will bring them back from Bashan,  I will bring them back from the depths of the sea,23   that you may strike your feet in their blood,    that the tongues of your dogs may have their portion from the foe.” 24   Your procession is4 seen, O God,    the procession of my God, my King, into the sanctuary—25   the singers in front, the musicians last,    between them virgins playing tambourines:26   “Bless God in the great congregation,    the LORD, O you5 who are of Israel's fountain!”27   There is Benjamin, the least of them, in the lead,    the princes of Judah in their throng,    the princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali. 28   Summon your power, O God,6    the power, O God, by which you have worked for us.29   Because of your temple at Jerusalem    kings shall bear gifts to you.30   Rebuke the beasts that dwell among the reeds,    the herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples.  Trample underfoot those who lust after tribute;    scatter the peoples who delight in war.731   Nobles shall come from Egypt;    Cush shall hasten to stretch out her hands to God. 32   O kingdoms of the earth, sing to God;    sing praises to the Lord, Selah33   to him who rides in the heavens, the ancient heavens;    behold, he sends out his voice, his mighty voice.34   Ascribe power to God,    whose majesty is over Israel,    and whose power is in the skies.35   Awesome is God from his8 sanctuary;    the God of Israel—he is the one who gives power and strength to his people.  Blessed be God! Footnotes [1] 68:8 Or before God, even Sinai before God [2] 68:10 Or your congregation [3] 68:15 Or hunch-backed; also verse 16 [4] 68:24 Or has been [5] 68:26 The Hebrew for you is plural here [6] 68:28 By revocalization (compare Septuagint); Hebrew Your God has summoned your power [7] 68:30 The meaning of the Hebrew verse is uncertain [8] 68:35 Septuagint; Hebrew your (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalm 72 Psalm 72 (Listen) Give the King Your Justice Of Solomon. 72   Give the king your justice, O God,    and your righteousness to the royal son!2   May he judge your people with righteousness,    and your poor with justice!3   Let the mountains bear prosperity for the people,    and the hills, in righteousness!4   May he defend the cause of the poor of the people,    give deliverance to the children of the needy,    and crush the oppressor! 5   May they fear you1 while the sun endures,    and as long as the moon, throughout all generations!6   May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass,    like showers that water the earth!7   In his days may the righteous flourish,    and peace abound, till the moon be no more! 8   May he have dominion from sea to sea,    and from the River2 to the ends of the earth!9   May desert tribes bow down before him,    and his enemies lick the dust!10   May the kings of Tarshish and of the coastlands    render him tribute;  may the kings of Sheba and Seba    bring gifts!11   May all kings fall down before him,    all nations serve him! 12   For he delivers the needy when he calls,    the poor and him who has no helper.13   He has pity on the weak and the needy,    and saves the lives of the needy.14   From oppression and violence he redeems their life,    and precious is their blood in his sight. 15   Long may he live;    may gold of Sheba be given to him!  May prayer be made for him continually,    and blessings invoked for him all the day!16   May there be abundance of grain in the land;    on the tops of the mountains may it wave;    may its fruit be like Lebanon;  and may people blossom in the cities    like the grass of the field!17   May his name endure forever,    his fame continue as long as the sun!  May people be blessed in him,    all nations call him blessed! 18   Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel,    who alone does wondrous things.19   Blessed be his glorious name forever;    may the whole earth be filled with his glory!      Amen and Amen! 20   The prayers of David, the son of Jesse, are ended. Footnotes [1] 72:5 Septuagint He shall endure [2] 72:8 That is, the Euphrates (ESV) Old Testament: 1 Kings 19:9–18 1 Kings 19:9–18 (Listen) The Lord Speaks to Elijah 9 There he came to a cave and lodged in it. And behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 10 He said, “I have been very jealous for the LORD, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away.” 11 And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. 12 And after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper.1 13 And when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 14 He said, “I have been very jealous for the LORD, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away.” 15 And the LORD said to him, “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus. And when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael to be king over Syria. 16 And Jehu the son of Nimshi you shall anoint to be king over Israel, and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah you shall anoint to be prophet in your place. 17 And the one who escapes from the sword of Hazael shall Jehu put to death, and the one who escapes from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha put to death. 18 Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.” Footnotes [1] 19:12 Or a sound, a thin silence (ESV) New Testament: Ephesians 4:17–32 Ephesians 4:17–32 (Listen) The New Life 17 Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. 18 They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. 19 They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. 20 But that is not the way you learned Christ!—21 assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, 22 to put off your old self,1 which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. 25 Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. 26 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and give no opportunity to the devil. 28 Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. 29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Footnotes [1] 4:22 Greek man; also verse 24 (ESV) Gospel: John 6:15–27 John 6:15–27 (Listen) 15 Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself. Jesus Walks on Water 16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, 17 got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. 18 The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. 19 When they had rowed about three or four miles,1 they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were frightened. 20 But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” 21 Then they were glad to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going. I Am the Bread of Life 22 On the next day the crowd that remained on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only one boat there, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone. 23 Other boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24 So when the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum, seeking Jesus. 25 When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 26 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. 27 Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.” Footnotes [1] 6:19 Greek twenty-five or thirty stadia; a stadion was about 607 feet or 185 meters (ESV)

John Piper Sermons
Show Us Your Glory: Prayer That Sparks Reformation

John Piper Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022


David Mathis | Moses made an audacious request. God answered — but only in part. And what he revealed at Sinai pales in comparison to Calvary.

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts
The Tenth Day of Christmas – A Prayerful Meditation on the Twelve Days of Christmas – Discerning Hearts Podcast

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 1:23


On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Ten Lords A Leaping ..." the lords or rulers of our lives establish the law. The lords stand for the Ten Commandments given to Moses on Mt. Sinai, which are holy and good, by which we should live and by which we are all judged. (Gal 3:10-28) Prayer: Heavenly Father we strive to live by your commandments, help us oh Lord. We pray for those who have been called to rule, give them good judgment, discernment, and humbleness. Lord, help us to honor those who have been called to lead and pray for them and their families. Amen. The post The Tenth Day of Christmas – A Prayerful Meditation on the Twelve Days of Christmas – Discerning Hearts Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

Oneida Gospel Messages
1 - 2-22 A Subtler Sinai - Andrew Fulton

Oneida Gospel Messages

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 40:27


1 - 2-22 A Subtler Sinai - Andrew Fulton by Oneida Gospel Church

UBM Unleavened Bread Ministries

Bless the Seed Planters (Audio) David Eells -12/29/21 Many people believe that they have arrived, and that's a sad thing. There's always a goal, and the goal is Christ and Christ-likeness, and they don't know it. For that reason, “the backsliding of the simple shall slay them.”  (Pro.1:32) For the backsliding of the simple shall slay them… When the Scripture talks about “falling away” as in (2 Thessalonians 2:3; Jude 1:24), it's talking about “backsliding” (Isaiah 57:17; Jeremiah 2:19; etc.) because both the Greek apostasia and the Hebrew meshubah have the same meaning. Apostasy, backsliding or falling away. When we are in this state our “hard drive” is infected with this world and its ways and its thinking, and it has to be renewed. We must be “transformed by the renewing of our minds”.  I know many people believe that the beginning and the end of Christianity is to “just accept Jesus as your personal Savior,” but that cannot be found written in the Word. What is written in the Word is “repent and believe,” which means to “change your mind and believe what I say”  as in (Matthew 21:32; Mark 1:15). Yet, too many people think they've stepped over some magic line and now they can just sit down and rest in the flesh, but then they can't and don't, bear fruit as in (Matthew 17:17-19; Luke 6:43).  Without bearing fruit, we are not being “born from above” (John 3:3,7). Let's go back to verse 20 and look at Who wrote “For the backsliding of the simple shall slay them.” (Pro.1:20) Wisdom crieth aloud in the street… So we see Wisdom is the One speaking here. Scripture also says, (1Co.1:24) … "Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God". This is Jesus speaking; He is the Wisdom of God. And from John, we know that He's also the Word of God. (Joh.1:1) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Therefore the Word of God is the Wisdom of God, and the Word gives you very clear directions to seek Him, not once, not by just shaking a preacher's hand or anything like that, but to seek Him and put that Wisdom into your heart.  Putting that Wisdom in your heart is what will protect and deliver you from this falling away because, as the Bible warns us, (Psa.58:3) The wicked are estranged from the womb: They go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies. Let's continue reading. (Pro.1:20) Wisdom crieth aloud in the street; She uttereth her voice in the broad places (That's the broad road where the “many” are {Matthew 7:13}.); (21) She crieth in the chief place of concourse; At the entrance of the gates, In the city, she uttereth her words: (22) How long, ye simple ones (The Hebrew word there is pthiy and it means “foolish; silly, as in ‘able to be seduced'; naive.” These people are “simple” for lack of the knowledge of God.).  How long, ye simple ones will ye love simplicity? And scoffers delight them in scoffing, And fools hate knowledge?   Do you know how we know that people hate knowledge? It's because they don't choose to seek it out; they choose the world and the worldly. They let someone just “tell them how it is,” or letting some false god tell them instead of seeking out their own salvation (Php.2:12) …with fear and trembling. They would rather pay some preacher to give them the “truth.” Well here's the truth, (Mat.22:14) For many are called, but few chosen. Paul said to Timothy, (2Ti.1:8) Be not ashamed therefore of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but suffer hardship with the gospel according to the power of God; (9) who saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before times eternal. Notice “Who saved us, and called us”:  You don't get called until you get saved. This “calling” is the Greek word klésis and it means “invitation.” We are being invited to partake of the things of the Kingdom of God, yet many people are not partaking of these, although it's written in there plainly. You can show it to them, but they've been inoculated by dead religion to not believe what is written and that's why many are the called and few are the chosen.  Now when you go out into a field that you have planted, which is what God has done in parables (Genesis 49:2; Isaiah 3:14,5:7,17:10,27:2; Amos 5:11; etc.), you're looking for the fruit. You're going to pick the fruit. You don't care about the plant. You plow the plant under and it goes back to the soil, just like the old body.  Jesus, in the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:3-8,18-23; Mark 4:2-9,13-20; Luke 8:4-15) pointed out to us four different types of people, and three of the four, when they heard the Good News, fell away, even though they were the ones, at least the last three, were the ones who were called. (Mar.4:14) The sower soweth the word. (15) And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; and when they have heard, straightway cometh Satan, and taketh away the word which hath been sown in them. (16) And these in like manner are they that are sown upon the rocky [places], who, when they have heard the word, straightway receive it with joy; (17) and they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, straightway they stumble. (18) And others are they that are sown among the thorns; these are they that have heard the word, (19) and the cares of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. (20) And those are they that were sown upon the good ground; such as hear the word, and accept it, and bear fruit, thirtyfold, and sixtyfold, and a hundredfold.  Again, three of the four types, when they heard the Good News, fell away. Only one bore fruit, thirty-, sixty-, and a hundred-fold. These are the true Kingdom people. So if you “love simplicity,” (In the way the Bible refers to it negatively) and you love the very simple lie that all you need to do is shake some preacher's hand and then go sit on a pew and wait for the rapture, well, you're one of these fools who hates knowledge. If that's all you do, you're hating knowledge.  You need to seek out your own salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12). (Pro.1:23-30) Turn you at my reproof: Behold, I will pour out my spirit upon you (Many reject the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Wisdom. If you don't seek out your own salvation, you are rejecting the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Wisdom as it was given in the book of Acts.); I will make known my words unto you. (24) Because I have called, and ye have refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man hath regarded; (25) But ye have set at nought all my counsel, And would none of my reproof: (26) I also will laugh in the day of your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; (27) When your fear cometh as a storm, And your calamity cometh on as a whirlwind; When distress and anguish come upon you. (28) Then will they call upon me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they shall not find me: (29) For that they hated knowledge, And did not choose the fear of the Lord (The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, is it not? {Proverbs 9:10}), (30) They would none of my counsel, They despised all my reproof.  It's much simpler to let a preacher who is walking in the flesh tell you how easy it is to be in the Kingdom, and that you really don't have to lose your life as Jesus said, in order to gain your life (Matthew 16:24-25; Mark 8:34-38; Luke 9:23-24; John 12:25). “You don't really have to do that, that's the hard way, just accept Jesus as your ‘personal Savior,' sit on a pew, pay your tithes and everything will be okay.” (Pro.1:31) Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, And be filled with their own devices. Oh, the “devices” that are out there now! “Unconditional eternal security” is a particularly deadly one. It teaches that you don't have to do anything after receiving salvation, but look at what Scripture teaches. (Eph.2:8) For by grace have ye been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, [it is] the gift of God; (9) not of works, that no man should glory. (10) For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God afore prepared that we should walk in them.  Those who don't have “good works” are obviously not the people of God, and they will speak against “works,” although the Bible says just the opposite. The Bible says that you're going to be judged according to your works, and it says it very clearly, over and over and over (Hebrews 11:8-30; James 2:14-26; etc.) (I'm not referring to the self-works of justification here.) So how do we bear the fruit of good works? First of all, we have to put goodness in our heart, because it is that Wisdom of God, the Word of God, that re-programs our hard-drive to think, walk, talk, and bear the fruit of Jesus Christ.  (Pro.1:32) For the backsliding (Again, the “backsliding” is the “falling-away.”) of the simple shall slay them, And the careless ease of fools shall destroy them. (33) But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell securely, And shall be quiet without fear of evil. (Pro.2:1) My son (This is still Wisdom speaking.), if thou wilt receive my words, And lay up my commandments with thee; (2) So as to incline thine ear unto wisdom, And apply thy heart to understanding; (3) Yea, if thou cry after discernment, And lift up thy voice for understanding… The Bible promises that if you ask the Lord for wisdom, He will give it to you. If you ask Him for understanding, He will give it to you. Don't be double-minded, but ask Him and seek Him (James 1:5-8). Ask Him even to put it in your heart to desire it.  When I first came to the Lord, I didn't have any foundation in Scripture whatsoever, but when I started reading it, a supernatural desire fell over me to seek after wisdom, to seek after knowledge. A supernatural desire fell over me to find out about this God. I had been lied to about this God when I was in the Catholic church and I had to look in the Scriptures for myself to find out the truth. Everything else fell by the wayside as God kept on leading me through this desire for truth. Nothing else was important. All of my hobbies that I loved before fell by the wayside because, suddenly, this was the important thing. If you don't have that gift, you need to ask God for that gift. (Pro.2:4) If thou seek her (If you seek Wisdom.) as silver, And search for her as for hid treasures: (5) Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord (Yes, you must have the fear of the Lord. Many people hear the Scriptures, but totally ignore what they've heard because they don't have the fear of the Lord.), And find the knowledge of God. (6) For the Lord giveth wisdom; Out of his mouth [cometh] knowledge and understanding:  (7) He layeth up sound wisdom for the upright; [He is] a shield to them that walk in integrity; (8) That he may guard the paths of justice, And preserve the way of his saints. (9) Then shalt thou understand righteousness and justice, And equity, [yea,] every good path. (10) For wisdom shall enter into thy heart, And knowledge shall be pleasant unto thy soul; (11) Discretion shall watch over thee; Understanding shall keep thee: (12) To deliver thee from the way of evil, From the men that speak perverse things; (13) Whoso forsaketh the paths of uprightness, To walk in the ways of darkness (Which is what so many people do: they get saved, and then continue to walk in the same way they've always walked, not seeking out the knowledge and wisdom of God to know even what is the Will of God.); (14) Who rejoice to do evil, And delight in the perverseness of evil; (15) Who are crooked in their ways, And wayward in their paths: (16) To deliver thee from the strange woman, Even from the foreigner that flattereth with her words. The “strange woman” is the “harlot” of Revelation 17, but that harlot is the “mother of the harlots” of the earth (Revelation 17:5). All of those sects that came out of the mother are also called “harlots” because every one of those denominations received their own seed, the seed that wasn't the seed of the Husband. That makes them harlots. They received their own wisdom and their own knowledge. The knowledge of the Gospel is being ignored. They've reduced it to nothing more than moralizing and there is no hope for moralizing. Those apostate preachers may get up and give a Scripture verse or two on Sunday morning, but the rest of the time, it's all their knowledge and their wisdom.  Folks, there's nothing more important than the Word of God! The Word going into your heart re-creates Jesus Christ in you. He is the Word. It's the Word that does this; nothing else can do it. No moralizing can do it. You can go to some church and get moralized every Sunday and maybe even every Wednesday, if you're really diligent to go after moralizing, but moralizing won't give you the knowledge of the Gospel. Moralizing won't give you the knowledge of how you can receive, freely, the Nature of Jesus Christ. It won't give you that confidence that this is your gift from God, that this is the reconciliation that He gave you at the Cross (Romans 5:10-11; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20; Colossians 1:21-22).  He took your life, nailed it on the Cross, and gave you His Life. As Paul proclaimed, (Gal.2:20) I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I that live, but Christ living in me: and that [life] which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, [the faith] which is in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me. In other words, “Now it's no longer I that live, it's Christ that lives in me.” (Pro.2:16 ) To deliver thee from the strange woman, Even from the foreigner that flattereth with her words (Those apostate preachers will make it easy for you. They will invite you to believe in ‘once saved, always saved.' You won't have to do anything; just believe it.” They will lead you in their crooked ways and in their wayward paths.); (17) That forsaketh the friend of her youth (That's the One Who saved you in the beginning, Jesus, the One you loved in the beginning. Now they want to give you another “Jesus” and another “gospel” and another “spirit.”), And forgetteth the covenant of her God… Some people don't even get to know that Covenant before they're led astray from the Bible by the teachings of men.  As Jesus said to the Pharisees of His day, (Mar.7:6) … Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoreth me with their lips, But their heart is far from me. (7) But in vain do they worship me, Teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men. (8) Ye leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men. (9) … Full well do ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your tradition… (13) making void the word of God by your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things ye do.  There's no difference in the nature of man from the time Jesus said that until now. We must repent and believe what He says; this is how we are re-programmed to walk the straight walk. (Pro.2:18) For her house inclineth unto death, And her paths unto the dead. It's true; every one of those harlots' houses “inclineth unto death.” A sister I once knew shared this dream with me. She said, “I went to three doors and knocked on them, and every time, a harlot answered the door. Then the fourth time, I went and knocked on your door, and I saw you. What do you think that means?” So I asked, “How many religions have you gone to?” She answered, “Three.” I told her, “Yeah, that's what I thought.” (Pro.2:19) None that go unto her return again, Neither do they attain unto the paths of life: (20) That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, And keep the paths of the righteous. (21) For the upright shall dwell in the land…  This is the land of God's people, the Promised Land, and each promise that we read in the Word will become ours if we are bold to stand on it. (Deu.11:24) Every place whereon the sole of your foot shall tread shall be yours… God is saying, “Every place you put your foot, I will give it to you.” God has given us this “land” that we walk in, which is this flesh that comes from the earth, in order for us to conquer it. And those tribes that originally inhabited the land, the Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, and so on (Deuteronomy 7:1-3), all represent the lusts of the “old man” that had to be conquered in order to take that land for the spiritual man, Jesus Christ, Who is (Col.1:27) … Christ in you, the hope of glory. He's growing in you like a little baby. You must feed Him; don't feed the flesh, feed Him.  (Mat.12:46) While he (Jesus) was yet speaking to the multitudes, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, seeking to speak to him. (47) And one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, seeking to speak to thee. (48) But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? (49) And he stretched forth his hand towards his disciples, and said, Behold, my mother and my brethren! (50) For whosoever shall do the will of my Father who is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother. Those who do the Will of the Father are those who are bringing forth the fruit of Jesus Christ in their life.  (Pro.2:21) For the upright shall dwell in the land, And the perfect shall remain in it. There is a great falling-away because there is a broad road to destruction, as Jesus said. (Mat.7:13) Enter ye in by the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many are they that enter in thereby. (14) For narrow is the gate, and straitened the way, that leadeth unto life, and few are they that find it. We don't know the narrow road unless we study the wisdom of God, which is all through the Bible. (2Jn.1:9) Whosoever goeth onward and abideth not in the teaching of Christ, hath not God: he that abideth in the teaching, the same hath both the Father and the Son.  It's not who starts out with you; it's who continues. There are lots of people who think they know the teaching, but they're getting it second-, third-, fourth-, fifth-hand. The only way you're going to know the teaching and the wisdom of God is to study the Word and seek out the wisdom of God for yourself. Don't go into a dead church and be leavened the rest of your life. We just read that people go there and they don't ever come out! They're wasting their life, never coming to know the wisdom of God. (Pro.2:21) For the upright shall dwell in the land, And the perfect shall remain in it. (“Perfect” is a word that also means “mature.” Those who come into the Image of Christ are mature.) (22) But the wicked shall be cut off from the land, And the treacherous shall be rooted out of it. This is still talking about the same people; the wicked are the treacherous. (Mat.22:14) For many are called, but few chosen.  You see, the wicked may start out with you, but they don't finish with you. (1Jn.2:19) They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us: but [they went out,] that they might be made manifest that they all are not of us. The wicked will be cut off from the land, which is the Land of Promise. They will not know the promises, they will not live by the promises. Paul exhorted God's people to not be sons of the “handmaid,” but to be sons of the “freewoman,” because it's going to be proven that not everyone who is a son of Abraham is chosen. Many are called, but few are chosen. (Gal.4:22) For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, one by the handmaid, and one by the freewoman. (23) Howbeit the son by the handmaid is born after the flesh; but the [son] by the freewoman [is born] through promise.  The promise is what begets you again unto Jesus Christ and everything that He is and all that He does and thinks. It's the promise that does this. It is not being moralized; it is not joining a religion. The son of the free-woman is born through promise. Abraham so badly wanted Ishmael to be chosen by God, and I, too, have wanted people to be chosen by God, and I, too, have “sown seed” in both the “freewoman” and the “handmaid.” And when the sons of the handmaid begin to fall away, I cry for them, but they are manifesting who they are. (Gal.4:24) Which things contain an allegory: for these [women] are two covenants; one from mount Sinai, bearing children unto bondage, which is Hagar. If you're born of “Hagar” then you're in bondage. Even while you're in religion, you can be in bondage just as the Israelites were. They were in so much bondage that when Jesus came to bring them to the higher order, they refused to come out of bondage.  (25) Now this Hagar is mount Sinai in Arabia (It was the Israelites who went to Mount Sinai and so Paul is applying this to them, because they were in bondage and they didn't know it.) and answereth to the Jerusalem that now is (That's the physical Jerusalem over there in the Middle East that's in bondage.): for she is in bondage with her children. (26) But the Jerusalem that is above is free, which is our mother. Praise the Lord! We are being born of the Word from above, first spirit, then soul, and then body.  The “soul” is the mind, the will, and the emotions. Your soul has to walk after the Spirit to receive the nature of that Spirit in order for you to bear His fruit in your soul. (Rom.8:13) For if ye live after the flesh, ye must die; but if by the Spirit ye put to death the deeds of the body, ye shall live. (14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. When you were first saved, you received a born again spirit, but now you have to go on to bear fruit in your soul. Only if you bear the fruit, which is Christ-likeness, will you get that new body, the born-again body, like His Body.  Now those harlots' houses tell you to just “step over the line” and that all you need to be is born-again in your spirit. No, that's not enough because you haven't borne fruit in your soul yet. So how do you bear fruit? The way you bear fruit immediately is that you believe you have received. Jesus said, (Mar.11:24) … All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe ye received (The Greek word there lambanó is past tense in the original.) them, and ye shall have them. You walk by faith for them until you see them. This way you are accounted as righteous until you are righteous, which is bearing fruit. Everything that the Lord offers will be nothing to the person who doesn't reach out and receive the promises by faith. They will not come to pass, and Paul tells us why. (Heb.4:2) … The word of hearing did not profit them, because it was not united by faith with them that heard. You see, they didn't mix faith with the words. (Escape the Falling Away PDF)   Jesus Chooses the Meal Planners for His Bride Anonymous - 12/24/21 (David's notes in red) I dreamed I was in an apartment with white walls. Many were in the apartment with me and I knew we all had to share the space. (Eph. 2:19-22 So then ye are no more strangers and sojourners, but ye are fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God, 20 being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief corner stone; 21 in whom each several building, fitly framed together, groweth into a holy temple in the Lord; 22 in whom ye also are builded together for a habitation of God in the Spirit.) There were men sitting around the dining table talking and discussing ministry plans and kingdom matters. (I believe these are the apostate ministers who talk the talk but don't walk the walk. They are not interested in serving the food to the people. They are living high off the hog but feeding left over scraps to the people.) There were women standing around and talking in small groups. They all seemed to have grouped together according to their traits or commonalities and the things they enjoyed or thought were important. There was one woman in the kitchen area who was on the phone all the time. She was sort of a busy body and liked to gossip about all the latest happenings and what was going on with different people. (These represent the denominations and sects of Christianity.) At first, I was in the living room organizing and getting rid of clutter. This was a challenge for me because sometimes I didn't know what was important to keep and what was needing to be thrown out. I was dealing with some issues myself, but I kept my focus and continued, as best I could, to clean and organize the place to make it nice for the others. (As we grow and mature in Christ, He helps us to discern what we need to get rid of in our lives so that we can be better ambassadors for Christ to others.) I was keeping my nose to the grindstone, so to speak, and not allowing myself to be distracted with the different groups of women even though I overheard occasionally what they were saying. (If we stay focused on living the Word in our lives every day, we will not get distracted and off course with the sects.) I ended up in the kitchen with a meal planner book on top of the stove and a notepad. I was working hard to plan meals every week and preparing to go to the store with my list to buy the items that I needed to make the meals when Jesus appeared in front of me. (Representing prioritizing my own spiritual food needs so that I would be healthy to be what the Kingdom and its people need.  I.e. to hear the Gospel and be an example of discipleship that others be edified.) He was very tall with broad shoulders and dressed like I imagine he would have been dressed when he walked with His disciples the first time He came to earth. David was filling the inside of Jesus. I.E Jesus was filled with David. (This is the make up of the David Man-child body of reformers.  2Co 3:18  But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord the Spirit.   1Jn 2:4-6  He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;  5  but whoso keepeth his word, in him verily hath the love of God been perfected. Hereby we know that we are in him:  6  he that saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as he walked.) David in Jesus looked for me right away and came into the kitchen. He had passed by the other groups of women and found me diligently planning the meals and He held out His hand to me. (Song 6:8-9 There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, And virgins without number. 9 My dove, my undefiled, is but one; She is the only one of her mother; She is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and called her blessed; Yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.) I looked up from my lists and the meal planner and noticed Jesus standing in front of me with His hand extended. I was surprised to see Him and I took His hand. (Pro. 31:13-31 She seeketh wool and flax, And worketh willingly with her hands. 14 She is like the merchant-ships; She bringeth her bread from afar. 15 She riseth also while it is yet night, And giveth food to her household, And their task to her maidens. 16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it; With the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. 17 She girdeth her loins with strength, And maketh strong her arms. 18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is profitable: Her lamp goeth not out by night... 20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; Yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy... 25 Strength and dignity are her clothing; And she laugheth at the time to come. 26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; And the law of kindness is on her tongue. 27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, And eateth not the bread of idleness. 28 Her children rise up, and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praiseth her, saying: 29 Many daughters have done worthily, But thou excellest them all. 30 Grace is deceitful, and beauty is vain; But a woman that feareth Jehovah, she shall be praised. 31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; And let her works praise her in the gates.) He announced to me in everyones hearing, “I choose you.” (When the Man-child comes abiding in Christ he will do what Jesus did, chose who John the Baptist said was the Bride.)  I was surprised because I knew all of my own struggles. I looked around to all the other groups of women and asked Him, “Why not them?” They also seemed to be busy and belong to the kingdom. They had gifts the Lord had given them. But they did not seem impressed or even aware of the Lord's presence. (Many won't recognize Christ in the Man-child ministers when He appears again because this is history repeating.) He said, "They put on outward shows of importance and busyness but they were not about My Father's business.” I began to look around at the different groups of women. One group was talking about shopping trips, hobbies and superficial things and the Lord said, “They have no depth” (Meaning of relationship with Him.  Mark 4:5-6 And other fell on the rocky ground, where it had not much earth; and straightway it sprang up, because it had no deepness of earth: 6 and when the sun was risen, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.  I looked at another group who seemed, at least outwardly, to put on a good show of piety and gifts and good works but they were doing these things to impress the others and to gain the approval of men but they were idle when no one was looking. The Lord said of this group, “They think they are deserving of the position because of what they have done and the praise they receive from one another and from men. But they are idle with most of their time and not good stewards with what they've been given. They justify themselves and prate their time away.” (Mat. 23:28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but inwardly ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.) Then I looked at the woman who had been standing in the kitchen behind me on the phone and said, “What of her?” The Lord said, “She is least of all; a gossip and a busy body. She and her works are not pleasing to My Father.” She had filled up all her time with unprofitable words; many times under the guise of concern and prayer requests for others and their situations, but in reality this fueled her fleshly desire to gossip and know everybody else's business. (1Ti. 5:13 And withal they learn also to be idle, going about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.) I asked Him, “Well, why me? I also have struggled and am not perfect. It's hard for me to organize and know what to throw out and get rid of so that your house is not cluttered, although I do the best I can.” He said, “When I came, you were the one I found diligently working. My Father is pleased with your planning of the meals.” Then I woke up. I thought of this text in Mat 24:42-46  Watch therefore: for ye know not on what day your Lord cometh. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what watch the thief was coming, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken through. 44 Therefore be ye also ready; for in an hour that ye think not the Son of man cometh. 45 Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath set over his household, to give them their food in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 47 Verily I say unto you, that he will set him over all that he hath.   Select LanguageAfrikaansAlbanianAmharicArabicArmenianAzerbaijaniBasqueBelarusianBengaliBosnianBulgarianCatalanCebuanoChichewaChinese (Simplified)Chinese (Traditional)CorsicanCroatianCzechDanishDutchEsperantoEstonianFilipinoFinnishFrenchFrisianGalicianGeorgianGermanGreekGujaratiHaitian CreoleHausaHawaiianHebrewHindiHmongHungarianIcelandicIgboIndonesianIrishItalianJapaneseJavaneseKannadaKazakhKhmerKinyarwandaKoreanKurdish (Kurmanji)KyrgyzLaoLatinLatvianLithuanianLuxembourgishMacedonianMalagasyMalayMalayalamMalteseMaoriMarathiMongolianMyanmar (Burmese)NepaliNorwegianOdia (Oriya)PashtoPersianPolishPortuguesePunjabiRomanianRussianSamoanScots GaelicSerbianSesothoShonaSindhiSinhalaSlovakSlovenianSomaliSpanishSundaneseSwahiliSwedishTajikTamilTatarTeluguThaiTurkishTurkmenUkrainianUrduUyghurUzbekVietnameseWelshXhosaYiddishYorubaZulu Powered by Translate Printer-friendly version

The Q & A with Rabbi Breitowitz Podcast
Q&A- Saying Kaddish, Machshava Study & Ghosts

The Q & A with Rabbi Breitowitz Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 107:03


00:00 Why do we say Kaddish?   04:28 Could you please describe the Kabbalistic middah of Malchus?    09:20 When did souls become “Jewish" souls?    17:11 Does anyone say that the Jewish transformation happened at Mt. Sinai?   18:24 Why do we stand with feet together in the Amidah?   20:13 Why are there very few Levites?   24:07 If Hashem created Teshuva for all people, how can Elisha Ben Avuya say the Acher couldn't do Teshuva? And how do we make Teshuva for “dead and gone” situations?    29:34 How come we don't know where the lost tribes are today?   35:48 If someone is traveling and they are looking for a shul, how do I know it's a kosher minyan (e.g. if it were reform or conservative)?    43:10 What does the Rambam mean when he says we shouldn't do Mitzvos for the sake of reward?    48:00 When does it become appropriate to study Kabbalah?   58:08 How does one know which voices to listen to inside oneself?   1:04:16 What is the Torah's perspective on ghosts?   1:06:00 How do you explain learning Gemara to kids?   1:14:45 Are women allowed to learn Gemara?   1:20:53 Are there makhlosim between the Talmud Yerushalmi? Why is the Talmud Bavli more widespread if the Yerushalmi was written in a holier place?   1:30:58 Why is there not more of a push to learn Machshava in Yeshiva?    1:35:30 How would the Rav describe the fundamental difference between a Jew and a non-Jew to someone who has no idea about Judaism?   1:39:15 How do we relate to Avoda Zara references or images in literature?   1:42:45 Why do some sects of Judaism not learn on certain days (non-Jewish holidays)?   Comments? Feedback? Would you like to sponsor an episode? A series?   We'd love to hear from you : podcasts@ohr.edu https://podcasts.ohr.edu/ Visit us @ ohr.edu !   Produced by:

TO TORAH - Rabbi Steinhauers shiurim
Shoftim -perek 5 - Devora's song 3 - effects of Sinai

TO TORAH - Rabbi Steinhauers shiurim

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 24:17


The Catholic Word Podcast
Saturday of the Third Week of Advent

The Catholic Word Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 22:20


JOYFUL MYSTERIES today.  O Leader of the House of Israel, giver of the Law to Moses on Sinai:  come to rescue us with your mighty power!

Fr. Kubicki’s 2 Minute Prayer Reflection – Relevant Radio
Father Kubicki – Prayer Reflections December 18, 2021

Fr. Kubicki’s 2 Minute Prayer Reflection – Relevant Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 2:00


Today’s O Antiphon is: “O come thou holy Lord of might, who to thy tribes on Sinai’s height, in ancient times didst give the law in cloud and majesty and awe.” This verse is a reminder of the old testament scene when God gave the ten commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai.

American Conservative University
Part 1 of 2. Six Days of War by Michael B. Oren

American Conservative University

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 86:48


Part 1 of 2. Six Days of War by Michael B. Oren ACU 1043 Audio Book excerpt 1- Six Days of War by Michael B. Oren https://youtu.be/K6Fp4UhZZQs Sep 27, 2017 American Conservative University Show1043 Audio Book excerpt 1- Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Michael B. Oren This is an audio excerpt from the audio book. To download the entire audio book visit Audible.com Audible is recommended by ACU. In Israel and the West, it is called the Six Day War. In the Arab world, it is known as the June War. Never has a conflict so short, unforeseen, and largely unwanted by both sides so transformed the world. The Yom Kippur War, the war in Lebanon, the Camp David accords, the controversy over Jerusalem and Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the intifada, and the rise of Palestinian terror are all part of the outcome of those six days of intense Arab-Israeli fighting in the summer of 1967.Michael B. Oren spotlights all the participants: Arab, Israeli, Soviet, and American, as well as all the world leaders involved in this earth-shaking clash that transformed the world. For maps and additional information visit: 6 Day War 1967 War Maps http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/j... Video documentary- Six Day War 1967 - Part 1 of 3 http://youtu.be/H1dbAFH_GVE Video documentary - 1967 The Six Day War - Tank Battle of the Sinai http://youtu.be/G02FiZNbZHY Six Day War Comprehensive Timeline http://www.sixdaywar.co.uk/timeline.htm Six-Day War From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six-Day_War     For part 2 visit- ACU 1044 Audio Book excerpt 2- Six Days of War by Michael B. Oren. https://youtu.be/HVvSVGNiahg

American Conservative University
Part 1 of 2. Six Days of War by Michael B. Oren

American Conservative University

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 86:48


Part 1 of 2. Six Days of War by Michael B. Oren ACU 1043 Audio Book excerpt 1- Six Days of War by Michael B. Oren https://youtu.be/K6Fp4UhZZQs Sep 27, 2017 American Conservative University Show1043 Audio Book excerpt 1- Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Michael B. Oren This is an audio excerpt from the audio book. To download the entire audio book visit Audible.com Audible is recommended by ACU. In Israel and the West, it is called the Six Day War. In the Arab world, it is known as the June War. Never has a conflict so short, unforeseen, and largely unwanted by both sides so transformed the world. The Yom Kippur War, the war in Lebanon, the Camp David accords, the controversy over Jerusalem and Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the intifada, and the rise of Palestinian terror are all part of the outcome of those six days of intense Arab-Israeli fighting in the summer of 1967.Michael B. Oren spotlights all the participants: Arab, Israeli, Soviet, and American, as well as all the world leaders involved in this earth-shaking clash that transformed the world. For maps and additional information visit: 6 Day War 1967 War Maps http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/j... Video documentary- Six Day War 1967 - Part 1 of 3 http://youtu.be/H1dbAFH_GVE Video documentary - 1967 The Six Day War - Tank Battle of the Sinai http://youtu.be/G02FiZNbZHY Six Day War Comprehensive Timeline http://www.sixdaywar.co.uk/timeline.htm Six-Day War From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six-Day_War     For part 2 visit- ACU 1044 Audio Book excerpt 2- Six Days of War by Michael B. Oren. https://youtu.be/HVvSVGNiahg

American Conservative University
Part 2 of 2- Six Days of War by Michael B. Oren

American Conservative University

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 69:01


Part 2 of 2- Six Days of War by Michael B. Oren https://youtu.be/HVvSVGNiahg American Conservative University Show 1044 Audio Book excerpt 2- Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Michael B. Oren This is an audio excerpt from the audio book. To download the entire audio book visit Audible.com Audible is recommended by ACU. In Israel and the West, it is called the Six Day War. In the Arab world, it is known as the June War. Never has a conflict so short, unforeseen, and largely unwanted by both sides so transformed the world. The Yom Kippur War, the war in Lebanon, the Camp David accords, the controversy over Jerusalem and Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the intifada, and the rise of Palestinian terror are all part of the outcome of those six days of intense Arab-Israeli fighting in the summer of 1967.Michael B. Oren spotlights all the participants: Arab, Israeli, Soviet, and American, as well as all the world leaders involved in this earth-shaking clash that transformed the world. For maps and additional information visit: 6 Day War 1967 War Maps http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/j... Video documentary- Six Day War 1967 - Part 1 of 3 http://youtu.be/H1dbAFH_GVE Video documentary - 1967 The Six Day War - Tank Battle of the Sinai http://youtu.be/G02FiZNbZHY Six Day War Comprehensive Timeline http://www.sixdaywar.co.uk/timeline.htm Six-Day War From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six-Day_War

American Conservative University
Part 2 of 2- Six Days of War by Michael B. Oren

American Conservative University

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 69:01


Part 2 of 2- Six Days of War by Michael B. Oren https://youtu.be/HVvSVGNiahg American Conservative University Show 1044 Audio Book excerpt 2- Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Michael B. Oren This is an audio excerpt from the audio book. To download the entire audio book visit Audible.com Audible is recommended by ACU. In Israel and the West, it is called the Six Day War. In the Arab world, it is known as the June War. Never has a conflict so short, unforeseen, and largely unwanted by both sides so transformed the world. The Yom Kippur War, the war in Lebanon, the Camp David accords, the controversy over Jerusalem and Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the intifada, and the rise of Palestinian terror are all part of the outcome of those six days of intense Arab-Israeli fighting in the summer of 1967.Michael B. Oren spotlights all the participants: Arab, Israeli, Soviet, and American, as well as all the world leaders involved in this earth-shaking clash that transformed the world. For maps and additional information visit: 6 Day War 1967 War Maps http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/j... Video documentary- Six Day War 1967 - Part 1 of 3 http://youtu.be/H1dbAFH_GVE Video documentary - 1967 The Six Day War - Tank Battle of the Sinai http://youtu.be/G02FiZNbZHY Six Day War Comprehensive Timeline http://www.sixdaywar.co.uk/timeline.htm Six-Day War From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six-Day_War

Ladislav Sinai Podcast
#76: JAN STRACH

Ladislav Sinai Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 68:22


Honza dorazil na další podcast probrat nákup The Mag a spoustu dalších věcí.

Sabbath School
A Prophet Like Unto Thee

Sabbath School

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 7:09


In reference to the covenant at Sinai, Moses talks about how the children of Israel, at the revelation of God's law (Exod. 20:18–21), wanted Moses to act as a mediator, an intercessor between them and God. It is then that Moses promises them, twice (Deut. 18:15, 18), that the Lord will raise up a prophet like Moses.

Sermons by Ed
Jesus Rest is Better pt.2

Sermons by Ed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 35:39


Study Notes David Anderson Hebrews Jesus' Rest is Better (Hebrews 4:1-11) “For the one who enters God's rest has also rested from his works, just as God did from his own works.” (Heb 4:10) We are first introduced to this concept of “rest” in Genesis 2:2, By the seventh day God finished the work that he had been doing, and he ceased on the seventh day all the work that he had been doing. Right after the golden calf judgment, Yahweh tells Moses, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest." Moses' emphatic response, "If your presence does not go with us, do not take us up from here.” (Exodus 33:14-15). In Deuteronomy 5:14-15 describes what this Sabbath rest will look like on the seventh day and how it is an important time to remember God's strength, power, and deliverance from Egypt.  In Deuteronomy 5, Yahweh explains the Sabbath principle and explains that as His people celebrate the Sabbath they need to recall the redemption from slavery from Egypt by Yahweh's strength and power. Later in Deuteronomy (28:65), Moses predicts the dispersion of the tribes and explains there will be no rest among the nations and no peaceful rest for your feet. To these dispersed tribes, Jeremiah says, “You are standing at the crossroads...” choose wisely. One ancient, reliable path will bless you with rest for your soul (Jer. 6:16).  As Ed talked about last Sunday, the wilderness generation spent 40 years in the desert, exhausted, defeated and longing for spiritual, emotional, and physical rest. As we study their history it was a painful cycle of unbelief, disobedience, and hardened hearts. Almost at every turn, the Israelites choose to trust their own resources and sensibility than what God was offering them. “Rest” was their final destination in the Land that God had promised and symbolized the ultimate trust in Him as provider. This was the Land that flowed with milk and honey and where God was offering them peace from their enemies.  In Numbers 13, the Israelites get to the border of the promised rest and they send 12 spies, one from each tribe. They quickly discover that the land was all that was promised (flowing with milk and honey) but there was a huge problem. What was the problem? The 10 spies said, “There are giants in the land and large fortified cities…They are stronger than us!...We are like grasshoppers compared to them!” But Caleb silenced the people and said, “Let us go up and occupy it, for we are well able to conquer it.” Israelites fearfully disagreed with Caleb and refused to enter into God's rest.  As a result, this rebellious generation (20 years and up) were not permitted to experience the land, only Joshua and Caleb (Numbers 14:22-24, 29-35; There were 603,550 men of war. Of these men of war, 603,548 died in the wilderness). It should have been an 11 day journey from Sinai to Canaan, instead it was 38 more years of wandering in the wilderness. We come to the Book of Hebrews and Yahweh continues to offer Rest. He offers another generation of wilderness wanderers the same type of Rest. The message to them: Make every effort to enter Jesus' rest; Exchange your yoke for His! Just as the writer of Hebrews did in 3:7-19, he preaches from Psalm 95 and also includes the famous Genesis 2:2 verse. As we look at this passage, here are some observations: Just as the “rest” was available to the Wilderness Israelites of the 1400's and the Israelites during the Davidic reign in Psalm 95 (1000's), it is also available to this house church of Jewish Christian in the Roman Empire. The promise of entering His rest remains open to us as well (4:1, 6-11). The “rest” comes through faith and obedience. The Wilderness generation failed to enter the rest because of unbelief, disobedience, and hardened hearts. The writer of Hebrews, “doesn't want anyone to come short of it….thus we must make every effort to enter the rest” (4:1,11).  It is a “rest” that somehow involves the cessation of works. Somehow or someway the rest involved is a resting from work/labor or a certain kind of work/labor (4:9-10).   Scripture Old Testament (Numbers 13-14) Psalm 95 3 views of what “entering that Rest”  in Hebrews 3:7-4:11 may mean:   What is the “Rest”? Inheritance of Canaan Spiritual and physical rest in the Lord & His coming kingdom 1)Justification   2) Future inheritance & reigning with Christ in the Millennium.  3) Resting in the full experience of eternal life with Christ. Both here and in the future (Heb. 1-3).   1) Christ's sacrifice (2:9, etc.) 2) Christ's power over our sin (2:14-15, etc). 3) Our reign with Christ (1:8-13, 2:9-10). Who is the warning to? Heb. 3:7-19  regenerate Israel wilderness generation BC 1400s Psalm 95  regenerate Israel Davidic reign BC 1000s Heb. 3:12-14, 4:1,11 for  non-Christians AD 60's Heb. 3:12-14, 4:1,11  for Christians who are tempted to return to Judaism & their former life AD 60's What prevents the Rest? Hardened, disobedient, unbelieving heart  Hebrews 3:7-12, 15-18, 4:2-3, 6, 11; Psalm 95:7-11     What is the rest we must not come short of? What is the rest that we need to make every effort to enter?  Hebrews makes it abundantly clear that “rest” isn't: the 8000 square miles of Canaan, favorable circumstances or the absence of enemies, it isn't the Mosaic Law or the blood of bulls and goats.   The great revelation for every Jewish Christian is that rest is found in a Person now! Hebrews is not calling us to the Law or sacrificial system. Hebrews isn't calling us angels or to Moses. Hebrews is calling us to the Superior and Sufficient Lord Jesus Christ!   Rest is the full experience of eternal life with Him! It involves reigning with Christ as Hebrews 1:8-13 describes and the full restoration of our glory and inheritance (Heb. 2-3) but it also involves our experience with Him today and the ceasing from fruitless and faithless fear and effort.    Jesus describes the “rest” as an exchange of yokes: In Matthew 11:28-30, Jesus says, Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke on you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and my load is not hard to carry. Our missionary Becca McDougall wrote recently: Apparently when a farmer (in Tanzania) wants to train a younger animal, he hitches the plow to one that is older and more experienced.  If the novice simply follows the lead of the experienced animal, he also becomes good at plowing.  The older ox does the hard part of the job…he carries the heavy end of the yoke, the responsibility of deciding where to go, the tension of the younger ox pulling this way and that before he gets used to the pace and direction.  The more quickly the trainee adjusts to the leader, the easier it is for him.  No longer does he have to guide himself, nor carry the load by himself.  He simply has to keep in step, and this brings him rest, even if at the end of the day he is weary.  In time, they become a matched team. Why is Jesus' yoke easier? Why will we find rest? Our weary, burdensome, and exhausting yoke we have been attempting to carry around is too much. We simply do not have God's power, strength and omniscient wisdom to try to carry that yoke anymore. Jesus is gentle and humble and you will find rest for your souls. His yoke is easy to bear and not hard to carry. Why is His yoke easier? Why will we find rest? Because we are yoked with Him!  “Resting” isn't ceasing all of our work and labor, but depending completely on God in our labor. Rest demonstrates what God and His resources can accomplish in the life of a Believer. We experience rest, peace, & security when we cease to look to anything else for strength and life. 

Theosis Prayercast
Philokalia: 14 Dec. 21 Gregory of Sinai 47-48

Theosis Prayercast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 2:22


Daily readings from the Philokalia, a collection of selected writings of the holy orthodox fathers of the Church relating to the cultivation of interior prayer and the ascetical path to union with God. We are following the order of readings recommended by the orthodox spiritual elder in The Way of the Pilgrim. Subscribe to the Theosis Prayercast today.

The Kathleen Riessen Show
Coping with Holiday Stress with Therapist Sarah Bernson

The Kathleen Riessen Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021


The Kathleen Riessen Show  What happens when you mix the holidays, family gatherings, year-end projects at work, children, and, oh yeah, a pandemic all together? A disaster! On today's show marriage and family therapist and incredibly talented superwoman, Sarah Bernson joins us to share some tools we can use both at work and at home so that we can actually enjoy the people around us during this holiday season. Sarah Bernson is a certified Marriage & Family Therapist, relationship coach, facilitator and board member of the youth empowerment non-profit, All It Takes. She holds a bachelor's degree in behavioral science and a Master's degree in educational psychology. She worked with special needs children and their parents at Cedar's Sinai hospital in their therapeutic classroom, and has had a private practice since 2008. During the pandemic, she collaborated with All It Takes on a documentary called a Trusted Space, which explores a socio-emotional paradigm that supports students returning to school after the pandemic. She is also the staff therapist for Boston Breakthrough Academy, which teaches leadership skills to people from age eighteen onward. Her goal in every endeavor is to provide environments in which people of all ages feel safe to express their feelings. sarahbernsonmft@gmail.com https://www.sarahbernson.com/ Join in the Live Chat Room too!!! https://inspiredchoicesnetwork.com/chatroom   Kathleen's Book: Joy in Uncertainty: A Guide to Creating a Meaningful Life Purchase on Amazon.com     *Listen now on the Inspired Choices Network app!  https://linktr.ee/inspiredchoicesnetwork ~ More About The Kathleen Riessen Show ~  As a former Certified Public Accountant turned marketing strategist turned serial entrepreneur, Kathleen has coached and consulted with over a thousand executives and entrepreneurs. What she's learned is that the number one strategy to grow a business and create what you want in life lies in your ability to be vulnerable and authentic and to surrender. As the Queen of Possibility, Kathleen showcases what you can create in your world with joy and ease. https://bookwithkathleen.com/ https://www.kathleenriessen.com kathleen@kathleenriessen.com To get more of  The Kathleen Riessen Show, be sure to visit the podcast page for replays of all her shows here: https://www.inspiredchoicesnetwork.com/podcast/the-kathleen-riessen-show/

Theosis Prayercast
Philokalia: 12 Dec. 21 Gregory of Sinai 44-45

Theosis Prayercast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 2:33


Daily readings from the Philokalia, a collection of selected writings of the holy orthodox fathers of the Church relating to the cultivation of interior prayer and the ascetical path to union with God. We are following the order of readings recommended by the orthodox spiritual elder in The Way of the Pilgrim. Subscribe to the Theosis Prayercast today.

Rabbi Yakov Bronsteyn - Parsha Classes
231. Vayigash - Gur Aryeh - How Did Shimon Marry His Sister?

Rabbi Yakov Bronsteyn - Parsha Classes

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 59:41


We discuss the perspective of the Gur Aryeh as to what was the status of the Forefathers before the giving of the Torah at Sinai regarding keeping Mitzvos. This class was at the Phoenix Community Kollel on 12/8/21.

Sermons from Zion Lutheran Church
AUDIO: Readings and Sermon - Wednesday December 8, 2021

Sermons from Zion Lutheran Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 14:20


View the Bulletin for Wednesday December 8, 2021Service Time: 2:00 p.m., followed by Bible Study at 2:30 p.m.Service Time:7:00 p.m., followed by Bible Study at 7:30 p.m.All are welcome.From today's bulletinTHE LORD SETS UP HIS TENT AMONG US We often imagine that God's presence is made known through our feelings, but God has a history of showing His presence in more concrete ways. Throughout Scripture, He attaches Himself to places like Sinai or the tabernacle or the temple or the flesh and blood of His only-begotten Son. Today, we recall how God manifested His presence to His people in the mystery of the cloud and thereby assured them that He was with them and would fulfill His promise never to abandon them. Advent reminds us that at many times and in many ways, God spoke to His people of old, but now, He has spoken through His Son. In Christ, God tabernacles with us and continues to deliver to us the fruits of His saving work on the cross. UPDATED COVID-19 PROTOCOLS - Starting July 1, 2021Visit our YouTube channel — Click the red “subscribe” box, and then click on the “bell” next to that box to receive Live Streaming notifications. You must be logged into YouTube to activate these features.First Reading -- Exodus 40:17–21, 34–38 In the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month, the tabernacle was erected. Moses erected the tabernacle. He laid its bases, and set up its frames, and put in its poles, and raised up its pillars. And he spread the tent over the tabernacle and put the covering of the tent over it, as the LORD had commanded Moses. He took the testimony and put it into the ark, and put the poles on the ark and set the mercy seat above on the ark. And he brought the ark into the tabernacle and set up the veil of the screen, and screened the ark of the testimony, as the LORD had commanded Moses. . . . Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. And Moses was not able to enter the tent of meeting because the cloud settled on it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. Throughout all their journeys, whenever the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the people of Israel would set out. But if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not set out till the day that it was taken up. For the cloud of the LORD was on the tabernacle by day, and fire was in it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel throughout all their journeys. Second Reading – John 1:14–18 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.'”) And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known.

Present Value Podcast
From Paradox To Paradigm

Present Value Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 46:59


With declining margins and price increases, hospitals need to deliver low-cost care without sacrificing the quality. Dr. Harry Cho explains how he tackles this task with his work at Mt. Sinai and NYU Health.

Radically Normal
#92 - Grace before the Way of Life (Ex. 19-24)

Radically Normal

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 43:11


In today's episode we dive into a very important part of the book of Exodus: the arrival at Mt. Sinai, the giving of the Law, and the confirmation of the covenant. We highly recommend listening to this episode along with the interview that released this past Thursday with Dr. Carmen Imes about the law and the command to not bear God's name in vain.   In our ninth episode in the book of Exodus, we chat about Ex. 19-24: Arrival at Mt. Sinai Focusing on some of the most important verses in the Bible (19:4-6) Recommended resources: God's Kingdom Through God's Covenants: A Concise Biblical Theology & Ten Words to Live By: Delighting in and Doing What God Commands The people before God at the mountain Consecration & holiness How the Commandments begin: a reminder of who Yahweh is Seeing the impulse of God's heart in the Second Commandment Walking through each of the Ten Commandments Proper fear of God The Book of the Covenant (20:22-23:19) as an exposition of the Ten Commandments Overview of each section of chapters 21-23 The presence of the Lord + the promise of the Land The Mosaic covenant & the importance of blood The blood joining the covenant partners: Yahweh & the people   Join us this season for a journey through Exodus (every Monday) and some incredible interview guests (every other Thursday).   Helpful Resources on Exodus: Exodus commentary by Douglas Stuart (intermediate/advanced) Exodus For You commentary by Tim Chester (devotional/introductory) Exodus commentary by Peter Enns (intermediate) The God Who Makes Himself Known: The Missionary Heart of the Book of Exodus (W. Ross Blackburn) — see episode #70 for our interview w/ Dr. Blackburn!   Radically Normal YouTube // IG: @radicallynormalpod // Email: radicallynormalpod@gmail.com

Papa's Bible Stories (for Kids)

Exodus 19:3 – 24:18.  The Israelites make their first official pit stop…at Mt. Sinai.   “Papa's Bible Stories” brings the Bible to life for your kids.  For each episode, I pick a Bible story to talk to my very own kids about.  The stories are entirely Bible-based, scripture is quoted at every opportunity, and the kids are always pointed to the Bible as the authority.  And we're not afraid of having a little fun too!  It is my hope and prayer that your kids will be excited to explore God's Word for themselves after hearing each and every episode.  #bible #stories #kids #children #adventist #sda   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/papasbiblestories/   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/papasbiblestories/   Email: papasbiblestories@gmail.com  

Gilbert House Fellowship
Gilbert House Fellowship #327: Deuteronomy 33–34

Gilbert House Fellowship

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 71:45


MOSES' FINAL blessing on Israel was in the form of prophecies over the tribes, along with a reminder that when God led the people from Sinai, He was accompanied by “ten thousands of holy ones.” “Holy ones” is a term used elsewhere in the Old Testament, always in reference to angelic beings. Yahweh's “march from the south” is a theme also noted in Habakkuk 3:3–7 and Judges 5:4–5. The references to Edom in those passages hint that Mount Sinai is located farther north than most people think. We also discuss the prophecy over the tribe of Dan (“a lion's cub that leaps from Bashan”), the absence of Simeon from the tribes blessed by Moses, and the odd reference in Jude to the dispute between Michael and Satan over the body of Moses. Derek's new book The Second Coming of Saturn is available now! You can buy it at the SkyWatchTV store, Amazon, or any major bookstore. The Bible's Greatest Mysteries is on the air! For more information, log on to www.BiblesGreatestMysteries.tv. Catch all of our studies on Bible prophecy at www.UnravelingRevelation.tv. And subscribe to our new channels at YouTube for The Bible's Greatest Mysteries and Unraveling Revelation! Our book Giants, Gods and Dragons is available now in Kindle and paperback! Get it as part of a great package with more than 27 hours of our video teachings at the SkyWatchTV Store, or by itself at Amazon.com. Download these studies directly to your phone, tablet, or iPod! Get our free mobile app for iOS and Android. Links to the App Store and Google Play are on the main page at www.GilbertHouse.org. Click here for the complete archive of our New Testament Bible studies to date, and click here for the Old Testament studies to date. Or go to www.spreaker.com/show/gilbert-house-fellowship for all of the audio.

BIBLE IN TEN
Acts 2:41

BIBLE IN TEN

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 13:53


Wednesday, 1 December 2021   Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. Acts 2:41 Peter has given the instructions to those of Israel before him concerning what they must do in order to, as he said, “Be saved from this perverse generation.” The instructions were found in verse 2:38, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins.”   The reason for this is because they are a part of Israel and because they lived during the time of this “perverse generation” that had crucified the Lord. Thus, they bore the national guilt of Israel, whether they had actually participated in His crucifixion or not. Therefore, they had to repent (change their mind). It was a necessary part of their conversion. Further, the baptism was to show an alignment with Christ, thus rejecting the actions against Him that had taken place.   The account describes what occurred and why. It does not prescribe anything for us today because it is not normative in the process of salvation as laid out in the epistles. This is a one-time event that sets apart believers in Christ from those who would not believe.   Remembering this now, we read the continued words of Luke, “Then those who gladly received his word.” The word translated as “received,” apodechomai, is a forceful one used only by Luke, mostly in Acts that signifies “to gladly receive.” In some manuscripts, such as that used for the NKJV, it is accompanied by the word asmenós, signifying “with delight.” Thus, there is a heightened sense of the joy they felt as they anticipated a joyous turn of events in their lives.   Though the words are merely descriptive, they go to the heart of the gospel, and they clearly convey the doctrine of free will. Nothing is said here, or anywhere else in Scripture that God caused them to receive the word. They heard the word preached, and they have faith that the word is true –   “But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, ‘Lord, who has believed our report?' 17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:16, 17   The word “obey” cited by Paul in Romans 10 clearly means “to believe,” as it does elsewhere in this context. These people before Peter heard the good news, and in their hearing, they had faith (they “received his word”). Of those who received this word, it next says they “were baptized.”   This is in accord with the Lord's instructions of Matthew 28 –   “And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.' Amen.” Matthew 28:18-20   The people had believed, meaning they had faith after receiving the word. In this, they were saved. And so, as an outward demonstration of the inward change, they were water baptized. Because nothing is said of them receiving the Holy Spirit it cannot be known if that came before or after the water baptism. But the equation of Mark 16:16, which was cited when Acts 2:38 was evaluated, says that the Holy Spirit is received upon belief.   As such, it can be reasonably inferred that this is the case here. From that point, these now-saved believers were obedient to the word of the Lord recorded in Matthew 28, and they were baptized. But even if during this recorded event the Spirit came upon them after water baptism, such would not be normative for the church age.   For example, the description of the coming of the Spirit in Acts 8 and Acts 10 will be different than it is here. What is presented in these three chapters is not to establish a norm for the church, but to provide confirmation to Peter that these various groups had, in fact, been accepted by God. This will be seen as the accounts are evaluated.   As noted in the Acts 2:38 commentary, and supposing Peter was speaking of water baptism (something that cannot be wholly determined from the text), this could not be considered a work for these people. Rather, it would be a necessary condition to bring them into the proper category where they co  uld be acceptable to receive the Spirit. The categorical requirements were set forth. In being water baptized, this group of people would have then met the categorical requirement.   As the timing of the coming of the Spirit upon them is not recorded, it cannot be known what Peter was referring to with one hundred percent certainty. The point, however, is that Luke is providing a historical record of what occurred. He is not setting doctrine for the church. And so, either way, this is not to be considered a normative standard. It is simply a description of what took place. With this understood, it next says, “and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.”   A great number indeed! They had heard the words of Peter, they had believed the message, and they were saved. In being saved (either way), they were water baptized as a way of publicly professing their new faith in Christ Jesus.    The number three thousand is an important number to see and understand. This is because it fulfills a pattern that is set forth in Scripture in which a theological point is made. In Exodus 32, we read –   Now when Moses saw that the people were unrestrained (for Aaron had not restrained them, to their shame among their enemies), 26 then Moses stood in the entrance of the camp, and said, “Whoever is on the Lord's side—come to me!” And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him. 27 And he said to them, “Thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘Let every man put his sword on his side, and go in and out from entrance to entrance throughout the camp, and let every man kill his brother, every man his companion, and every man his neighbor.'” 28 So the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses. And about three thousand men of the people fell that day. 29 Then Moses said, “Consecrate yourselves today to the Lord, that He may bestow on you a blessing this day, for every man has opposed his son and his brother.” Exodus 32:25-29   At Sinai, which according to Galatians 4 symbolizes the temple in Jerusalem, the law was received, and it was written on tablets of stone. Those tablets were given to Moses but were broken at the base of the mountain because of the people's turning from the Lord to a false God. After this, three thousand people died because of their sins.   In Acts 2, at the temple in Jerusalem, the word of the Lord was again given, but this time it was written on the tablets of the hearts of the people, as Paul calls the work of the Spirit in 2 Corinthians 3:3. In this, three thousand people were saved because of their faith in Christ Jesus.   The two accounts are given to show the superiority of the fulfilled law in Christ to the giving of the law by Moses. One was written on stone, and it leads to death. The other is written on the heart, and it leads to life.   It was a perverse generation who failed to believe, having time and again rejected the Lord in the wilderness, and it was a perverse generation who rejected Christ and sought to seek their own righteousness apart from Him.   The lesson we see is that for those three thousand who died at Sinai, they died in sin because of their deeds and their failure to believe. For the three thousand who received Jesus in Jerusalem, they died to sin because of faith in the deeds of Jesus. The contrast is complete.   Life application: The question for each of us is, “When the Lord comes to visit us for punishment, will it be punishment in us for the sins we have committed in this life, or will it have been in Christ for those same sins?” These are the only two options available to man.   If our sins have been judged in Christ, our names are written in the book of life, and they shall never be blotted out; we have overcome. If our sins have not been dealt with through Him, then another fate awaits   It is the most marvelous news – in Christ, God so pardons sin as to remember our sin no more! The world doesn't even want to hear about sin. But it is a reality that cannot be denied when considering the holiness of God.    Today many churches are filled with worshippers quite often because the church is geared towards the carnal man. There are promises of health, wealth, and prosperity, but there is no heart for the grace of God which frees us from sin. The sin is passed over and not dealt with. Or churches return their people to the law in an attempt to turn away the wrath of God. But God rejects this.   What God has done is to accomplish all the work that is necessary for our salvation in and through the Person of Jesus Christ. To return to the law is to reject this. It is a self-condemning act. Or, to fail to acknowledge one's sins at all means that such a person doesn't really need a Savior. It too is a self-condemning act.       Lord God, there is nothing surer in my life than the fact that I need a Savior from sin. I know that You sent Christ Jesus into the world to accomplish this, and I receive the offer You have made in Him. I receive the good news! Thank You, O God, for Jesus. Hallelujah and Amen.

St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology
The Covenants of Sinai and Zion - Monday of the First Week of Advent

St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 18:42


The St. Paul Center's daily scripture reflections from the Mass for Monday of the First Week of Advent by Dr. Scott Hahn. Advent Weekday First Reading: Isaiah 2: 1-5 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 122: 1-2, 3-4b, 4cd-5, 6-7, 8-9 Alleluia: Psalms 80: 4 Gospel: Matthew 8: 5-11 Learn more about the Mass at www.stpaulcenter.com

Popping Collars Podcast
PC Book Club: November 2021

Popping Collars Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 24:31


Liz and Ricardo chat about Damnation Spring, The Sisters of Sinai, and more

Radically Normal
#89 - How Not to Act This Week for Thanksgiving (Ex. 15:22-17:7)

Radically Normal

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 28:32


In our seventh episode in the book of Exodus, we chat about Ex. 15:22-17:7, a section of the book featuring a recurring theme: the disobedience and complaints of Israel prior to a battle, a meal, and the arrival at Mt. Sinai (chs. 17-19).   Today's conversation: Remembering the exodus event Three days into the wilderness—what happens? The theme of water in the book, carried into 15:22-25 Forgetfulness of Yahweh's Lordship 12 springs of water & 70 palm trees—potentially symbolic in addition to being historical The difference between a test & a temptation The grumbling of the people & the provision of the manna + quail How no collection on the 7th day points to the rest for the land & the Year of Jubilee in Lev. 25 How it may be difficult for us today to trust in the Lord for provision & feel dependence on Him daily How observing the Sabbath helps us grow in an identity rooted not in our performance but rather in the One who rested on the 7th day Israel begins to test Yahweh—a reversal 1 Cor. 10—Christ as the Rock here in Ex. 17 Grace in Ex. 17   * NOTE: While we would typically be releasing an interview this upcoming Thursday, it will be Thanksgiving! So, the interview scheduled for this week will release next Thursday. Have a great holiday!   Helpful Resources on Exodus: Exodus commentary by Douglas Stuart (intermediate/advanced) Exodus For You commentary by Tim Chester (devotional/introductory) Exodus commentary by Peter Enns (intermediate) The God Who Makes Himself Known: The Missionary Heart of the Book of Exodus (W. Ross Blackburn) — see episode #70 for our interview w/ Dr. Blackburn!   Radically Normal YouTube // IG: @radicallynormalpod // Email: radicallynormalpod@gmail.com

The You-est You™ Podcast
Radical Resilience with Gregg Braden

The You-est You™ Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 78:55


Meet Gregg Braden Gregg Braden is a six-time New York Times best-selling author, researcher, educator, lecturer and is internationally renowned as a pioneer bridging modern science, spirituality, and human potential. From 1979 to 1991 Gregg worked as a problem solver during times of crisis for Fortune 500 companies, including Cisco Systems, where he became the first Technical Operations Manager in 1991. He continues problem-solving today as he merges modern science and the wisdom of our past to reveal real-world solutions to the issues that challenge our lives. His research has led to 15 film credits and 12 award-winning books now published in over 40 languages. Gregg is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and is active with visionary organizations, including the HeartMath Global Coherence Initiative and The Arlington Institute. He has presented his discoveries in over 30 countries on six continents and has been invited to speak to The United Nations, Fortune 500 companies, and the U. S. military.    The United Kingdom's Watkins Journal lists Gregg among the top 100 of "the world's most spiritually influential living people" for the 6th consecutive year. He is a 2020 nominee for the prestigious Templeton Award, established to honor "outstanding individuals who have devoted their talents to expanding our vision of human purpose and ultimate reality."    This is the third time (be sure to also check out Thrive Now) I gratefully had Gregg on as a guest. In this episode, he spoke on his course Radical Resilience and answered many of your questions (thank you, You-est You soul seekers for sending in your inquiries). I think you'll find this conversation extremely powerful, informative, hopeful, and empowering about your innate human design and ways to reclaim your sovereignty and well-being. Gregg Braden has become a mentor, inspiration, friend, and someone who is steeped in science and the facts, yet is here to remind us that we are wired for health, well-being, goodness, kindness, and resilience. You might want to read that again. This is such hopeful and uplifting news. We all have incredible inner power and healing abilities. This is a time to go deep within and reconnect to our divine nature and inner workings.   The Secret of a Long Life and Your Powerful Soft Technology You're going to love this way of looking at longevity. The research we do have is substantial in supporting the power of our mind, body, and the way we live our lives as it affects our health, vitality, and sense of youth. Gregg Braden shared the secret to a long life is to constantly go through a healing process. There are two ways we typically look at this: 1) traditional linear aging: this is where you are born with a certain amount of life force, and every day you lose some of that life force. In this model, we're conditioned to believe that aging equals deterioration, but it doesn't have to be that way at all. 2) Cyclic aging: you are always moving forward in chronological time and still reversing the aging process through lifestyle choices and factors, such as the way you treat your body, your mindset, what you envision, and how you're managing stress because of epigenetics (which has found that 99% of your health and well-being is dependent on lifestyle factors, with only 1% due to actual genetics). Epigenetics is excellent news, and when you manage your health through excellent nutrition, clean water, supplements, breath, movement, and mind the way you think, you can upgrade your biology and DNA. Our neurons in our brain respond to the image we see of ourselves. These neurochemicals match our picture, which hopefully reminds you of the power you have to envision yourself healthy, fit, full of vitality, and well.      It All Comes Down to This Question I love Gregg Braden's teachings and work because of the greater positive forces surrounding us and our ability to tap into our own consciousness, heart intelligence, and field of intelligence to create the results we desire. The central question to really ask yourself is this; "Do you love yourself enough to allow this love to work in your life, to give yourself what you need and what is most loving?" In the end, it all comes down to love. This is an important question to ponder and can be used with any situation at any time. The litmus test becomes based on a loving framework where you are asking yourself what is most loving. The choice to take action is, of course, up to you.      Your Innate Healing Abilities and Aging Gregg Braden shared about a nun he had met in Tibet who was extraordinarily wise with incredible energy. She looked like she could be in her 70's and still remembered events over a century ago. He later found out that this woman was 120 years old. Did she hold the secret to a long life? Her vitality had nothing to do with age and everything to do with the way she lived her life. In addition to neuroplasticity, which is the ability to fire and rewire our neuronal patterns and change beliefs and thought patterns, we also have what's called biological plasticity. Our biology can change and regrow for the better. We're conditioned to believe that age means disease and decline, but in Gregg's travels around the globe, he has seen firsthand that it doesn't have to at all.       Plant Medicine and Deeper Awareness One of our listeners (and a very dear friend) asked about Gregg's view on plant medicine. Plant medicine is a code word for hallucinogenic products such as psilocybin, ayahuasca, peyote, etc. Scientifically, he shared that DMT is only produced naturally in the body two times; when you're born and when you die. What he's found in researching the effects is that over time, high usage does thicken the tissue in the brain and can impact everyday function. You can achieve high levels of consciousness without any substance, as shown with the Tibetan monks, who have achieved 80 cycles of gamma brain waves and even 200 cycles, which is considered a hyper gamma brain state. Do an inner check and ask yourself these important questions before using any plant medicine: What is the purpose? What is your intent? Be sure if it does feel like a calling that you choose a medically certified place where the source of brew is known. The Questions That Can Change Your Life Gregg Braden shared about his vulnerable Mt. Sinai moments years ago when reviewing life choices such as where he wanted to live, whether to stay in his earlier partnership, changing career, etc. He ended up hiking Mt. Sinai in Egypt, and it was at that sunrise he asked himself this question: if I knew today was my last day, would I feel complete? Before he could answer the question, his inner wisdom immediately shouted "no!" The next question that followed was, what would it take to say yes? That answer became his guiding stone and is the force that helps him with every decision as he asks, "does this get me closer to my yes?" It's a wonderful decision-making process based on your full yes, and that can be deep, fun, and all about your life purpose and life energy.     After contemplating these deeper questions, he made some major life changes after this experience that forever changed the trajectory of his life. Our surroundings influence us, and it's good to get out of our everyday surroundings to assess our choices, as Gregg did on this hike in Egypt. Perhaps see where you can take time in a new surrounding, even if it's for the day, to really assess and ask yourself these questions. Each of us will have our own inner truth. Joy, meaning, and beauty are different for everyone. Rather than judging others for anything else, follow your own inner calling and desire for joy.   Our Strength Is Our Diversity and the Covid Vaccine  We had a few questions about this current Covid vaccine, and Gregg Braden shared both scientific findings and had a real openness around supporting differing beliefs. This is not a one size fits all situation. As this is a heated topic for some, the reminder is that our strength is in our diversity and our different ways of thinking. Even as it applies to the Covid vaccine, this diversity is actually an asset, not the other way around. Do be sure to read the manufacturer fact sheet as that is the best way to know and understand all of the ingredients in the variety of vaccine offerings. Do whatever feels right for you, as you have the right to care for your body in the most aligned way. We are powerful beings with powerful innate healing abilities. Let's honor the diversity of beliefs and decisions, knowing that it is in the variance that is the strength and highest good for all.    Final Thoughts Gregg Braden always brings a wealth of knowledge. His Radical Resilience touches on the secret to a long life which isn't what we all desire? A long and happy life? You can learn more about your innate resilience through Gregg's course "Radical Resilience" at greggbraden.com.     Sacred Connection As always, this community is a sacred, safe place built on love and acceptance. It was created to help you evolve and expand into your highest self. Please share your wisdom, comments, thoughts. I love hearing from you and learning how you are being your truest, you-est you. Please join us in our Facebook group The You-est You® Community for Soul Seekers Join host Julie Reisler, author and multi-time TEDx speaker, each week to learn how you can tap into your best self and become your You-est You® to achieve inner peace, happiness, and success at a deeper level! Tune in to hear powerful, inspirational stories and expert insights from entrepreneurs, industry thought leaders, and extraordinary human beings that will help to transform your life. Julie also shares a-ha moments that have shaped her life and career and discusses key concepts from her book Get a PhD in YOU Here's to your being your you-est you! Connect with Gregg Braden Website: greggbraden.com Facebook: @GreggBraden Instagram: @gregg.braden Twitter: @GregBraden LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/gregg-braden Enjoying the show? For iTunes listeners, get automatic downloads and share the love by subscribing, rating & reviewing here! *Share what you are struggling with or looking to transform with Julie at podcast@juliereisler.com. Julie would love to start covering topics of highest interest to YOU.   You-est You Links: Subscribe to the Podcast  Learn more at JulieReisler.com Become a Sacred Member at the Sacredology® Membership Join The You-est You® Community for Soul Seekers on Facebook Subscribe to Julie's YouTube Channel Book Julie as a speaker at your upcoming event Amazon #1 Best selling book Get a PhD in YOU Download free guided-meditations from Insight Timer Julie's Hungry For More On line Program (10 Module Interactive Course) 15 Days Of Gratitude To Change Your Life on InsightTimer

Meaningful People
Roy & Leah Neuberger - From Central Park to Sinai

Meaningful People

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 72:57


Roy S. Neuberger has had an improbable, event-filled life. He has been a National Park Service Ranger and Fire Lookout, a New York City official, a journalist and newspaper publisher, a yeshiva administrator, a hedge-fund operator and also an author and speaker. He was raised on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue in an affluent family with no connection to its Jewish background. The story of his spiritual journey is detailed in his best-selling book, From Central Park to Sinai: How I Found My Jewish Soul. Roy met his wife, the former Linda Villency, in high school. She is his editor and speaking partner. They have children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in the U. S. and Israel. Their story of how they found Hashem is beautiful. Roy can be reached at: roy@2020vision.co.il You can find their book at www.2020vision.co.il Episode Powered by: AMR Pharmacy WATCH episodes on YouTube (uploaded on Tuesdays)