Worship in the Brit Chadashah (Part 2)

John Ross

Acts 24:14; 2 Corinthians 2:14; Hebrews 13:15–16

New Covenant worship is a way of life centered around Yeshua. The Ruach brings together Jews and Gentiles to fellowship and offer sacrifices of praise as a community of living stones.

Worship in the Brit Chadashah (Part 1)

John Ross

Exodus 19:4-5; Isaiah 49:6; 52:10; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ezekiel 36:24-28; Zechariah 8:22-23; John 17:1-3; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 10:34-35; 24:14; Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:15

The "Game Changing" events of the New Covenant ushered in by the cross of Messiah created a new way in which people would be able to worship Adonai. The significance of the New Covenant became evident when the Ruach was poured out on the Gentiles as they entered into the kingdom and became worshippers of the Messiah.

The Litmus Test

Rabbi Richard Freeman

Deuteronomy 8:1, 7-14, 19-20; Acts 1:3-8; 2:42-47; 4:1-14

Every time we interact with the Word of God, we should insert our lives into the text as a "litmus test" to see if it changes us. The powerful influence of Yeshua in scripture should have a dynamic effect in our spiritual walk!

Casting a Vision

Rabbi Richard Freeman

Deuteronomy 1:5-8; 31:23; Isaiah 9:6-7; 49:4-6; Jeremiah 31:35-37; Ezekiel 36:22-38; Malachi 3:1, 22-24

Two underlying themes are developed throughout the Tanakh: Messiah’s glory and the Restoration and Salvation of Israel. Those themes are Beth Messiah's Vision!

Political Correctness

Rabbi Richard Freeman

John 6:47–69; 2 Thessalonians 2:1–12

Is your worldview shaped by the culture that surrounds you or by the Word of God that indwells you? Political correctness rarely lines up with God's will in modern times!

Worship in the Tanakh

John Ross

Genesis 3:1; Exodus 5:2; 9:15-17; Leviticus 19:18; Deuteronomy 5:1-9; 6:4-5; Isaiah 6:1-8; Daniel 3:32-33; John 4:23-24

The Tanakh gives us vivid examples of worship through Israel’s relationship with Adonai. We also learn several specific principles of worship from Isaiah’s radical worship experience: worship is built upon the foundation of G-d's everlasting dominion, Israel as a people and nation before the Lord, and Adonai’s covenant faithfulness.

Blessed Beyond the Curse

Rabbi Philip Lanning

Numbers 22:6; 24:8–9; Proverbs 26:2; Galatians 3:13; James 1:13–15; 1 John 1:7–10; Revelation 2:14

Balaam was not able to curse Israel because G-d blessed the nation. We see examples of this divine favor even today, but can individual followers of Yeshua be cursed? Looking at examples from the story of Balaam and Balak, we discover the keys to walking in the blessings of Yeshua and learn how to avoid walking in the self-destruction that comes from following our flesh.

Shepherds, Sheep & the Simplicity of the Gospel

Rabbi Richard Freeman

Numbers 21:4-9; 1 Timothy 3:1-16

After people receive salvation, Adonai provides a safe environment in which they can mature in the faith. God’s desire for believers’ spiritual growth and His orchestration of the maturing process flow out of His deep love for His Sheep!

The Word of Adonai and Status Quo

Rabbi Richard Freeman

Genesis 1:1–3; Numbers 13-14

When the Lord sends His Word into a situation it is going to disrupt the "Status Quo." Our reaction is paramount! Will we act in faith like Joshua and Caleb or will we go with the naysayers and hurt the heart of God?

Follow The Cloud Not The Crowd

Rabbi Philip Lanning

Numbers 9:15–18; Jeremiah 29:13; Psalm 37:23; 119:105; Proverbs 3:5-6; 16:9; John 10:27; Romans 8:16; Galatians 2:2; Philippians 4:6–7

The Torah portion this week contrasts following the cloud of Adonai's presence verses following crowd of public opinion. Scripture provides five guiding principles for following G-d's direction in your life: trust His leading, seek His voice, learn His Word, listen to the Ruach, and pursue godly counsel.