Transmitting Our Faith

Rabbi Richard Freeman

Transmitting Our Faith

Exodus 10:1; 13:14-16; Isaiah 35:10; 59:21; Psalm 34:1-4; 48:1-2; 119:11; 126:2-3; Proverbs 10:17; 12:1; 15:22; 22:15; Luke 6:46-49; 24:44-49; John 16:21-24; Romans 15:13; Ephesians 6:4; Colossians 3:16-17

What is the secret of imparting our faith to our children? Or for that matter, to anyone whom we disciple? We can identify some steps that will assure that the process will be successful, but ultimately it requires the power of Adonai’s Spirit and the patience of a mature believer in Messiah’s Grace!

Launch Out Again

Rabbi Richard Freeman

Launch Out Again

Exodus 6:2–13, 28-30; 1 Chronicles 4:9–10; Psalm 103; Revelation 5:8–9

As we begin a new secular year, it is a good thing to remind ourselves that the Holy Scriptures have stood the test of time, and they are an anchor for our lives. The old adage of “insanity is continuing the same actions and expecting different results” is not always true in the spiritual realm. If you keep practicing faith every day, Adonai will make sure that things change at some point - and they will change “suddenly.”

Yeshua: Our Magnificent Messiah

John Ross

Yeshua: Our Magnificent Messiah

Deuteronomy 18:15; Malachi 3:22-23; Matthew 5:17-18; 17:1-13; Luke 1:15-17; 2:41-42; 4:16, 31-32; John 5:37-40, 45-47

Moshe was a great prophet and deliverer of Israel, but he spoke of a greater prophet who would bring salvation to Israel and the world. Yeshua was a Torah observant Jew who met all the qualifications of the Messiah. He was rabbi and a prophet, and we can trust in Him as our magnificent Messiah.

Three Things That Remain

Rabbi Philip Lanning

Three Things That Remain

Genesis 50:15–21, 24-25; Acts 18:1-8, 14-17; Romans 10:17; 1 Corinthians 13:13; Hebrews 4:2; 6:18-19; James 2:19; 1 John 4:8, 19–21

Joseph had a lot of family drama and dysfunction in his life, but he was able to respond to with forgiveness because of his faith, hope, and love in Adonai. Likewise, the answer to the dysfunction in Corinth and in your life is having obedient faith in G-d’s Word, hope in the promises of Adonai that manifests in prayer and praise, and love that overflows into acts of lovingkindness.

The Plumbline - Part 5 (Faithfulness Through Refining Fires)

Rabbi Philip Lanning

The Plumbline - Part 5 (Faithfulness Through Refining Fires)

Genesis 45:1, 4-8; Psalm 105:16-19; Zechariah 12:10; Luke 16:10; Romans 8:28-29; 11:25–27; 1 Thessalonians 5:23–24; Hebrews 13:7; James 1:2–4; 1 Peter 1:5–7

How could Joseph stay faithful in spite of all the difficult times he went through? Joseph had confidence in the One who had called him and in His purpose for his life. The purpose of every believer is to be conformed to the image of Messiah. In the same way Adonai refined Joseph through his faithfulness, He is working through trials to refine all believers.

The Plumbline - Part 4 (A Peaceful Heart)

Rabbi Richard Freeman

The Plumbline - Part 4 (A Peaceful Heart)

Genesis 41:1; Jeremiah 6:14; 8:11; John 14:27; Philippians 4:6-7; Colossians 3:15

The “Shalom” of Adonai plays a vital role in so many areas of our lives. Sometimes Adonai quiets the storms of life and sometimes He lets the storms rage and He quiets His servants. Shalom teaches us as we wait on the Lord. It delivers us in times of distress. And it Helps guide us into the perfect will of G-d!

The Plumbline - Part 3 (Where Is Your Joy Level?)

John Ross

The Plumbline - Part 3 (Where Is Your Joy Level?)

1 Kings 19:3-5; Job 3:11; Jeremiah 15:16; Psalm 1:1-3; 51:13-14; 55:6-8; John 15:9-11; Galatians 5:22-23;  Philippians 4:4, 10-13; Titus 2:11-12; 1 Peter 4:12-13

Even the most mature of Adonai’s people experienced periods of joylessness. Job wished he had never been born, David wanted to escape reality, and Elijah asked Adonai to take his life. If these men struggled, how can we experience consistent joy in our lives? Focus on the Adonai in worship, align your life with the plumbline of Adonai’s Word, say no to sin and be filled with the Roach Ha-Kodesh, develop a heart of contentment, and surround yourself with a rejoicing family.

The Plumbline - Part 2 (The Meaning of Mercy)

Rabbi Philip Lanning

The Plumbline - Part 2 (The Meaning of Mercy)

Genesis 32:7-12, 24-40; Jeremiah 17:9; Matthew 18:21-35; Luke 6:45; John 6:44; Romans 12:3; Ephesians 2:1-8

Jacob had to come to the end of himself and have an encounter with Yeshua before he realized that he was unworthy of Adonai’s mercy. When we truly have an encounter with Yeshua we will realize that we are unworthy of Adonai’s mercy and we must also give mercy to others. Mercy requires us to forgive where we have been wronged, let the other person off the hook of debt that we feel they owe us, and not overlook sin but instead provide an atonement for it.

The Plumbline - Part 1 (The Attitude of Gratitude)

Rabbi Richard Freeman

The Plumbline - Part 1 (The Attitude of Gratitude)

Genesis 28:10–22; 2 Chronicles 14:1–6; Psalm 100:3-5; 136:1; Philippians 4:4; 1 Thessalonians 5:18; James 1:3

When someone gives you a precious gift it motivates you to give back. Adonai’s promises of provision and blessing to Jacob motivated him to give an offering at Beth-El. When God pours into our lives, we should respond by giving our will, our thanks, and our praise. If we have already developed a habit of gratitude and thanksgiving by remembering to count our blessings - especially the forgiveness we have in Messiah Yeshua, we will be able to overcome any trials and troubles which come our way.

If God Be For You, Who Can Be Against You

Rabbi Richard Freeman

If God Be For You, Who Can Be Against You

Genesis 24:26–27; 26:1-11, 17–22; 2 Timothy 2:10-19; 1 John 3:18-22

How would you like to walk so closely with Adonai that He warns your enemies to leave you and your family alone? He did it with Abraham and Isaac, and He can do it with you. We must find out what is missing from our relationship with the Lord that diminishes His power in us.