Appointed Times

Rabbi Philip Lanning

Appointed Times

Matthew 23:37-39; 24:14; Luke 10:2; 21:24; Acts 1:3-8; Romans 11:25-27; Hebrews 10:24–25

The appointed times and festivals of Adonai listed in Leviticus 23 are connected to God’s prophetic timetable and they all find their fullest meaning in the Messiah Yeshua. Shavout was partly fulfilled with the Great Commission but will be completely fulfilled when Yeshua returns. We play an important role in the remaining appointed times on Adonai's calendar that are yet to be fulfilled.

Mother’s Day and Tikkon Olam

Rabbi Richard Freeman

Mother’s Day and Tikkon Olam

Leviticus 19:1-3; 21:1-3; Proverbs 14:1; 1 Timothy 5:14; Titus 2:3

Adonai uses moms to hold families together and guide them. Let’s work in concert with the Holy Spirit to see the Lord restore our families.

Persevering Prayer

Rabbi Richard Freeman

Persevering Prayer

Leviticus 16:14-16; 17:11; 18:24-30; Ezekiel 22:30

If the Good News of the Messiah and His kingdom is so simple, why are so many people blind to the truth? What kind of prayer should we pray that will open their eyes and lift the veil of unbelief?

Messiah Our Pesach Lamb

John Ross

Messiah Our Pesach Lamb

Leviticus 23:4-8; Psalm 22:1-5, 14-18; Daniel 9:24-26; Acts 12:4; 1 Corinthians 5:7-8

The Tanakh predicts the coming Mashiach through numerous Messianic prophecies about our Passover Lamb. Psalm 22 and Daniel 9 give us a picture of how the Messiah would suffer and die for us, as well as the period of time he would appear on earth. The historical evidence for Yeshua fulfilling those prophecies should cause all Jews to conclude He is the Passover Lamb just as Rabbi Paul did in 1 Corinthians 15.

Arrogant Bread

Rabbi Philip Lanning

Arrogant Bread

1 Corinthians 5:6-8; 1 Peter 2:1

Just like the children of Israel, we all are on a spiritual journey from slavery to sin toward freedom and service to Adonai. We mark this journey with the Biblical observances of Passover, Unleavened Bread, Bikkurim/First Fruits, The Counting of the Omer, and Shavuot. During the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the children of Israel are commanded remove all chametz/leaven from their dwellings and to eat matzah (unleavened bread) for seven days. 1 Corinthians 5 compares chametz to pride and exhorts us to remove the chametz of pride and arrogance from our hearts. At First Fruits we remember the resurrection that enables us to defeat sin. During the Omer we offer our talents and abilities to Adonai. At Shavout we recognize the supernatural power of the Ruach to empower us to be part of the harvest. On our journey we replace the bad chametz of pride and arrogance in our lives with the good chametz of confidence in the Word and the Ruach.

Leprosy and Lashon Hara

Rabbi Richard Freeman

Leprosy and Lashon Hara

Leviticus 13:1–3; Numbers 12:1–16; Psalm 19:14; 34:12–19

Gossip and judging one another has caused many a congregation to implode. The only cure is the antibiotic of God's Word applied by the Love of His Spirit!

G-d’s Love Language

Rabbi Philip Lanning

G-d’s Love Language

Genesis 3:4-5; Leviticus 9:23-10:3; 1 Samuel 15:22-23; Isaiah 42:8; John 3:16; 14:15, 21; Acts 5:1-5

People have different love languages in which they give and receive love best. We think we are showing love to G-d by our sacrifices, but He has expressed that His love language is obedience. If G-d wanted honesty from Nadab and Abihu, and Ananias and Sapphira, we should also show our love for Him by our obedience.

The Ultimate Worship Leader

John Ross

The Ultimate Worship Leader

Leviticus 6:1-8:36; 1 Chronicles 15:1-4; 16:1-6; 2 Chronicles 29:25-26; John 14:6-7; 16:13-15; Romans 12:1; Ephesians 2:17-18; Colossians 3:3-4; Hebrews 10:19-22; 1 Peter 2:4-5

After reviewing the role of the Levites in the Tabernacle, we explore the "Tent of David" in 1 Chronicles 15 and 16 as a precursor for what worship will look like under our ultimate worship leader, Yeshua the Messiah. Hebrews 10:19-22 along with 1 Peter 2:4-5 are key passages to show Yeshua is the leader, content, and glory of our worship.

The Upside Down Kingdom

Rabbi Richard Freeman

The Upside Down Kingdom

Esther 4:14-17; Matthew 10:37-39; 16:21-26; Mark 8:34-38; Luke 9:23-25; 17:32-33; 22:24-27; John 9:6-7, 24-25, 35, 39-41; 12:23-26

Purim is sometimes called the “Upside Down Feast” because Adonai “turned the tables around” - the Jewish extinction became the Jewish deliverance and the man who built the gallows hanged on them. The Kingdom of God is similar in that Yeshua’s principles are in stark contrast to the way the worldly system works. In the end, Adonai’s Kingdom is not “upside down.” He is simply placing us “right side” up!

Appointed & Anointed

Rabbi Philip Lanning

Appointed & Anointed

Exodus 35:30-34; 38:22-23; Numbers 16:1-4, 8-11; 2 Corinthians 1:21-22

When we begin to see our work as worship we will recognize how G-d has appointed us and anointed us to fulfill His purpose on the earth. If you serve faithfully your gift will make room for you to be appointed. If you ask Adonai to fill you with His Ruach you may be anointed to do His work.