The Plumbline - Part 4 (A Peaceful Heart)

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?)

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)

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)

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.

From Calamity to Opportunity

Rabbi Philip Lanning

From Calamity to Opportunity

Genesis 2:7; 24:62-64, 67; 50:20; John 7:37–39; Romans 8:28

Some of Adonai’s greatest opportunities come through calamities. We see this principle in the lives of Yeshua, Israel, Joseph, and Isaac. When going through a calamity we need to stay connected to Yeshua, our well of living water; we need to have the life of the Ruach flowing through us; we need to mediate on the promises of Adonai; we need to get our eyes off our problem and look up; we need to look for the opportunity Adonai is bringing into our lives; and we must not let the past limit our future.

Journeys, Judgments and Junctions

Rabbi Richard Freeman

Journeys, Judgments and Junctions

Genesis 18:1–33; 2 Timothy 4:1–5

Abraham’s life reminds us that we are all on a journey trying to navigate through the trials that await us.  His life also indicates that Adonai is trying to intercept our wills at certain junctions of our own journeys.  A judgment awaits all of us some day, but aren’t you glad that Yeshua intercepted your life and that He will be with you on that day?

Positioned For A Purpose - Part 2

Rabbi Richard Freeman

Positioned For A Purpose - Part 2

Luke 2:21–32; Genesis 15:1–6

The call of Adonai to Congregation Beth Messiah came almost 39 years ago. The Ingenious Living God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob positioned Israel in the Middle East strategically where ancient trade routes would make sure that God’s Love For Israel and His Salvation through the Jewish Messiah Yeshua would be published abroad. Adonai has also positioned the messianic movement in a unique position to teach both Jewish and Christian audiences of both truths concerning Israel and the Messiah Yeshua!

Positioned For A Purpose - Part 1

Rabbi Richard Freeman

Positioned For A Purpose - Part 1

Genesis 11:1–9

The call of Adonai to Congregation Beth Messiah came almost 39 years ago. The Ingenious Living God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob positioned Israel in the Middle East strategically where ancient trade routes would make sure that God’s Love For Israel and His Salvation through the Jewish Messiah Yeshua would be published abroad. Adonai has also positioned the messianic movement in a unique position to teach both Jewish and Christian audiences of both truths concerning Israel and the Messiah Yeshua!

Heal Us and We Shall Be Healed

Rabbi Richard Freeman

One Thing

Romans 11:33-34; Luke 5:15-16; Joshua 5:13-15; Lamentations 5:21; 3:21-26

Sometimes we try to counsel Adonai on how He should act in the midst of trying circumstances, but we must remember His ways are not our ways. In times of great need, Yeshua would prioritize his relationship with the Father by leaving the crowds to go pray. When can get into the presence of the Lord, he will bring healing to the wounds and hurts of our lives.