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Who Do You Trust?

December 07, 2019

What does it mean in Proverbs 3:5 to trust the Lord with "all" your heart?  What does it mean to "acknowledge" Him in all your ways?  What positive result can happen when someone betrays your trust?  Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching from Parashah Vayetze Genesis 28:10 - 32:2 given on December 7, 2019, the 10th of Kislev, 5780.

Rebuilding

December 14, 2019

Is your relationship with the L-rd growing more intimate?  Are you giving Him more of your heart each day?  Guest speaker Rabbi Eduardo Arroyo teaches on rebuilding your relationship with the L-rd.  Given on December 14, 2019, 17th of Kislev, 5780.

Growing Up As Messiah

December 21, 2019

How did Yeshua come to understand who He was and what His destiny was?  What is your identity in G-d?  What is your destiny in G-d?  Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on December 21, 2019, the 24th of Kislev 5780.

Why Give Thanks?

November 30, 2019

What should you do after you have prayed for something and are waiting for G-d to answer your prayer?  How is giving thanks a weapon to be used in spiritual warfare? What does "the wound is where the light gets in" mean?  Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on November 30, 2019, 3rd day of Kislev, 5780.

Guard Your Heart

November 16, 2019

Why does the Bible tell us to guard our hearts?  What does it mean by heart?  What do our hearts need to be guarded from?  What is the value of guarding your heart?  Hector Rodriguez answers these questions and more in this teaching given on November 16, 2019, 18 Cheshvan, 5780.

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Freedom In Messiah In Diverse Places

November 09, 2019

Does God have a ministry plan for you? Do you know how to find out what His plan is? When going into diverse places, how should you describe what you are doing? What are some of the issues you may encounter when ministering in diverse places? How is success measured when ministering? What are you responsible for in your ministry?  Pastor Tom answers these questions and more in this teaching given on November 9, 2019, 11 Cheshvan, 5780.

Live On Purpose

November 02, 2019

What did Yeshua mean by saying He would make His disciples "fishers for men"?  How are congregations like fishing boats?  Why should congregations not be like cruise ships?  Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on November 2, 2019, the 4th of Cheshvon, 5780.

The Oracle

October 26, 2019

Could Jonathan Cahn write a book more amazing than The Harbinger?  What secrets would such a book uncover?  Find out as Rabbi Jim presents a sampling of the amazing mysteries in Jonathan's recently released book, The Oracle.  Given on October 26, 2019, 27 Tishrei, 5780

The Mystery of the Lulav and Etrog

October 19, 2019

What significance is there in the four species we are told to wave on Sukkot (The Feast of Tabernacles)?  What is the promise the four species speak to us?  What are the conditions for receiving that promise?  Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on the Shabbat on sixth day of Sukkot, the 20th day of Tishrei, 5780, October 19, 2019.

The Torah on Relationships

October 08, 2019

What does the Torah teach about maintaining healthy relationships?  What does it teach about restoring broken relationships?  Why is Yom Kippor an appointed time for restoring broken relationships?  Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on Erev Yom Kippor, October, 8, 2019, the 10th of Tishrei, 5780.

Restoring the Old Paths

September 30, 2019

Do you know that G-d has a path for us to be on? Do you know that when our souls are not at rest, it may be because we are off of G-d's path? Do you understand some of the things that can cause us to go off of G-d's path? Do you know how to get back on G-d's path so you can again have rest for your soul? Pastor Tom answers these questions and much more in this teaching given on Rosh Hashanah, 5780, September 30, 2019

When Was the Beginning

September 29, 2019

How long ago was the beginning of the universe, the big bang?  Scientists have concluded that it was about 14 Billion years ago. The Biblical creation account seems to say something very different. Is there a way to understand the Biblical creation account that agrees with the scientific conclusion?  Rabbi Jim answers these questions and much more in this teaching given on Erev Rosh Hashanah, 5780, September 29, 2019.

Writing the Torah Like the Kings

September 28, 2019

Why did G-d require the kings of Israel to write down all the words of the Torah? What happened when they didn't? What happened when they did?  What do we learn from their example? Joseph Greenberg answers these questions and more in this teaching given on September 28, 2019.

Beneath Your Skin

October 05, 2019

What does the Bible mean when it says G-d created the universe through Yeshua?  What does it mean when it says Yeshua holds everything together by His powerful Word?  What is the human spirit and do you have one?  Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on Shabbat T'shuvah, October 5, 2019, the 6th of Tishrei, 5780.

Are You Able

September 14, 2019

Mark Stone teaches on September 14, 2019.

T'shuvah Repentance

September 09, 2019

Is there a danger in thinking that we no longer have to take responsibility for our sins and transgressions of God’s Commandments?  Can believers be cursed?  Could there be a Law of Sin that affects all human beings?  How does T’Shuvah, repentance and turning back to God, restore our health, destiny and relationship to God and to one another?  Judith Benhamou answers these questions and more on Yom Kippor, October 9, 2019, 10th of Tishrei, 5780.

The Work of the King in the Field

August 31, 2019

Why does Jewish tradition teach that Adonai, the King, is in the field during this month of Elul? According to Yeshua (Jesus) what does King Messiah do in the field during Elul, and during all the other months? What harmful spiritual roots are especially difficult to reveal and remove? How can the 30 days of Elul plus the 10 Days of Awe help reveal those roots? Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on August 31, 2019, the 30th of Av, 5779.

The Amazing Story of Rabbi Brian and Sue Samuel

August 24, 2019

Can fear cause illness?  Is there healing in the knowledge that G-d loves you as a godly father would love you?  Can dealing with spiritual roots bring healing of multiple sclerosis?  Guest speakers Rabbi Brian and Sue Samuel answer these questions as they share the story of Sue's healing on August 24, 2019.

Led Together by the Ruakh

August 17, 2019

Where has G-d's Temple been for the past 2000 years? What have the walls of this Temple been made of? What makes this Temple shine? Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on August 17, 2019.

Celebrating and Honoring the Temple

August 10, 2019

How should a Messianic Jewish congregation commemorate Tisha B'Av, the 9th of Av, a day of mourning and fasting for non-Messianic Jewish people?  What was G-d's purpose in establishing the Temple and Priesthood?  Where can G-d be found today?  Pastor Tom answers these questions and more in this teaching given on August 10, 2019.

Being Led By The Ruakh

August 03, 2019

What can cause you to be susceptible to a curse?  What did Yeshua do to redeem us from curses?  What does it mean to be led by the Spirit?  What do the scriptures teach about how to be led by the Spirit? Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on August 3, 2019.

Kamal Saleem Part 2

July 27, 2019

What are G-d's plans for the descendants of Ishmael? Does the Bible say Ishmael's descendants blessed Isaac's descendants? How will Ishmael's descendants bless Isaac's descendants in the future? Kamal Saleem answers these questions and more in this teaching given on July 27, 2019.

Kamal Saleem's Story

July 27, 2019

What was it like for Kamal to grow up in Beirut, Lebanon in a Muslim family?  What was it like to be trained to be a jihadist at the age of seven?  How was Kamal's life radically changed by a loving American family?  Kamal Saleem tells his story and more in this message given on July 27, 2019.

Removing Spiritual Roots

July 20, 2019

What is a spiritual root? What are the effects of spiritual roots? What is iniquity? What do we learn from the Biblical passage that tells us we will reap what we sow?  Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on July 20, 2019.

Ron Goldberg

July 06, 2019

Listen to this inspiring message given by Rabbi Ron Goldberg on July 6, 2019.

Go To All Cultures

July 13, 2019

How has American culture changed in the past few decades? How have these changes effected Bible believers? How have we become a persecuted minority? What challenges do we face with this changed status? How can we overcome these challenges? Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on July 13, 2019.

Dedicating the Sanctuary

June 22, 2019

How were the Tabernacle in the dessert and the Temple in Jerusalem dedicated? How was the Temple re-dedicated by the Maccabees? What do we learn from the Biblical accounts of these dedications about dedicating our congregation's sanctuary and our hearts? Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on June 22, 2019.

Waiting on the Lord

June 15, 2019

What is G-d's promise for those who wait on Him?  What is the difference between waiting for the Lord and waiting on the Lord?  How do you wait on the Lord?  Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on June 15, 2019.

Choice Consequences and Healing

June 08, 2019

What do one third of American women and men have in common? What does G-d's Torah say about life in the womb? What is the history of abortion law in America? What is Post-Abortion Syndrome? Do you know the symptoms of Post-Abortion Syndrome? Do you know how to get help if you are suffering from Post Abortion Syndrome? Pastor Tom answers these questions and more in this teaching given on June 8, 2019. 

The Kingdom Of

May 25, 2019

What is the connection and what is the significance of the connection between the giving of the Ten Words or Commandments on Mt. Sinai and the giving of the Ruakh Ha Kodesh, the Holy Spirit to Yeshua's disciples?  What is the connection between the Israelite's response to hearing God speak the Ten Commandments and Yeshua's disciples' experience on the Shavuot following His resurrection? Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on May 25, 2019.

Receiving God's Love

May 18, 2019

Why is it important for people to know that they are loved?  Why do some people have a hard time believing that God loves them?  How can you experience God's love?  Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on May 18, 2019.

Honor Your Parents

May 11, 2019

What is the penalty for disobeying the 5th Commandment to honor your parents?  Why is the penalty so harsh?  What does it mean to dishonor your parents?  Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on May 11, 2019.

Thinking Biblically

May 04, 2019

How does Hebraic thinking differ from Greek thinking?  How should believers in the Bible be thinking? Why should a Bible believer have a problem with Greek thinking?  Guest speaker Bill Siegler from Chosen People Ministries answers these questions and more in this teaching given on May 4, 2019.

Fulfilling the Omer

April 27, 2019

How did Yeshua fulfill the Counting of the Omer?  Why did He wait fifty days to send the Holy Spirit?  How did His sending the Holy Spirit fulfill what happened at Mt. Sinai? Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on April 27, 2019.

God Who Is

April 20, 2019

Do you understand the significance of God's Name, "I AM"? Do you know how we know that we can trust God? Do you know why the universe and everyone in it is constantly changing? Have you done what you need to do to allow I AM to free you from sin and self-condemnation? Pastor Tom answers these questions and more in this teaching given on April 20, 2019.

How the Resurrection Fulfilled Exodus and Firstfruits

April 21, 2019

What is the connection between the Israelites crossing the Red Sea and the resurrection of Yeshua?  What does the Ruakh want to teach us from this connection?  What are your Firstfruits?  Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on April 21, 2019.