The Ultimate Worship Leader

John Ross

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.