Three Kings

Three Kings

In Exodus 21:12-14, we see the law of intentional murder, and the law of the manslayer (accidental murder). The role of the judge is to determine between the two. How is this done? In this teaching, we look at the concept of ambush, comparing three kings in Israel’s history, and then compare these stories to the ministry of Christ. How does David fulfill his role as the forerunner of the Messianic King, in relation to these laws concerning the manslayer?

Mishpatim

Mishpatim

In our latest audio teaching, we discover that the Law vs. Grace model does not work. God, through the Oral Law, commands the elders to interpret the Law and render righteous judgment. This means that Law must always contain a mixture of grace in rendering righteous judgment. We discover, upon careful study, that this is an aspect of the Messianic King. How does King David parallel King Messiah? What is the ethic of Torah which governs the administration of “strict justice?”

(Audio) Mediator of the Covenant

(Audio) Mediator of the Covenant

What is the role of Torah in the life of a Gentile? Is there a precedent to Gentiles receiving Torah obligation? Why does God use the agent of a mediator in the establishment of the covenant at Sinai, and how does this relate to the ministry of the Messiah? Finally, what is the difference between irrational fear vs. the fear of the LORD?

 

A Bounty of Hope

A Bounty of Hope

  And his disciples answered him, “Where will anyone be able to find enough bread here in this desolate place to satisfy these people?” (Mark 8:4)

The miracles were becoming renowned. Yeshua of Nazareth, a name which has been transliterated through the centuries to the name Jesus, had quickly gained a large following through the villages and countryside of rural Israel. Avoiding the major commerce centers, and Greco-Roman settlements, Jesus wove his way among the common people, teaching, healing and astounding them. Trailed at most times by curious Pharisees and often hounded by emissaries from the Sanhedrin who viewed him as an upstart, he and his disciples found themselves in a “desolate place” among a throng of 4,000 strong. They were hungry. The provision was scarce.

    And he was asking them, “How many loaves do you have?” and they said, “Seven.” And he directed the people to sit down on the ground; and taking the seven loaves, he gave thanks and broke them, and started giving them to his disciples to serve to them, and they served them to the people. They also had a few small fish; and after he had blessed them, he ordered these to be served as well. And they ate and were satisfied; and they picked up seven large baskets full of what was left over of the broken pieces. (Mk.8:5-8)

How does this miracle of Jesus fit into his ministry of proclaiming the kingdom of heaven? Let’s consider the Lord’s Prayer…

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