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.

Responding to the Love of God

Rabbi Richard Freeman

Responding to the Love of God

Deuteronomy 7:6–13; Romans 11:28–29; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

The Israelites loved Adonai so much that they brought gifts to the tabernacle until Moshe had to tell them to stop. When we experience the pure love of God, we should give our hearts over to Him and serve Him with our lives. Rabbi Paul explains what it looks like to be conduits of God’s love in our relationships with others.

The Balm of Gilead

Rabbi Richard Freeman

The Balm of Gilead

Genesis 37:25; Exodus 30:10-16; Jeremiah 1:4-10; 8:20-22; 46:11

The enemy of our soul does all he can to keep a congregation from experiencing the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. But when God pours out His “Ruach Chen” (Spirit of Grace) upon a congregation His Shalom encompasses our hearts and minds and the enemy flees!

Honor in the Home

Rabbi Philip Lanning

Honor in the Home

Genesis 2:18, 22-24; 3:16; Exodus 28:2–3; Proverbs 12:4; 31:23, 28; Ephesians 5:21-33; 1 Peter 3:1-7

What does the High Priest’s garments have to do with honor in the home? Husbands and wives are to show honor to one another. Parents are to show honor to their children. Children are to bless their parents. We submit to one another out of reverence for Messiah because His submission led to our salvation.

The Reckless Love of God

Rabbi Richard Freeman

The Reckless Love of God

Exodus 25:8–9; Romans 9:17; 2 Corinthians 6:14–18

Let’s step back and take a deep look at whether or not the love of God is reckless. The scriptures say that we love Him because He first loved us! If that is true, shouldn’t our love toward Him appear reckless?

The Inheritance of Honor

Rabbi Philip Lanning

The Inheritance of Honor

Exodus 20:12; 1 Samuel 16:10-11; 17:28; 22:3-4; Psalm 27:10; 51:5; Ephesians 6:1-3

Honoring your father and mother is a commandment that comes with a promise of inheritance. An inheritance to complete the mission that Adonai has for each of us. Parents deserve honor because they are the co-creators that Adonai used to bring us into the world. In honoring our parents we recognize that we are not an accident, or a mistake, but that we were perfectly designed with the right DNA to accomplish the mission that Adonai has for us.

Progressive Revelation of Good or Evil

Rabbi Richard Freeman

Progressive Revelation of Good or Evil

Jeremiah 31:30-33; Psalm 119:97–104; Proverbs 29:18; Matthew 5:17–20; Ephesians 2:8-10

Some people draw their morals from the customs of the culture, others draw their morals from Torah, and still others claim we only need Messiah. To preach Torah without Messiah is to diminish the love and grace of G-d, but to preach Messiah without the Torah is to remove the moral foundations of Scripture!

Fight or Flight

Rabbi Richard Freeman

Fight or Flight

Exodus 13:17–22; 14:10-12; Luke 10:17-20; John 8:31-32; Acts 12:1-10; 2 Corinthians 10:3-6; Ephesians 2:1-10; 6:11-17; Philippians 2:12-13

When we enter into a mindset of slavery, it's easy to give into temptation or defeat rather than choosing to fight. But Scripture teaches we are called to fight our battles against the world, the flesh, and the devil. If we persevere and fight using the armor of G-d then we will experience great victory.

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.”