Spiritual Trials Must Precede Spiritual Elevation

Text: Matthew 4:1-11; Mark 1:12; Luke 4:1-13 Have you ever witnessed a new store opening? If you have you know that humans begin a new enterprise with all the hoopla, bands playing, and as much public attention as they can muster. It is the human way, but the antithesis of that is how Yahshua inaugurated… Read more »

Moral Independence and Morality

Being a Jew demands learning, developing and integrating into our lives the intellectual and moral courage to stand against the odds. If there is as absolute standard of morality as we who call ourselves true believers proclaim, then there must be a G-d. No? Let us consider the alternative. The authenticities with which we assign… Read more »


During Sukkot we are instructed to read Ecclesiastes, which is the English title of this wisdom book derived from the Greek Septuagint’s translation of the original Hebrew, “Koheleth.” The word Koheleth (1:1; 7:27; 12:8) suggests one who has a function as teacher or preacher in the assembly. This is a difficult book to understand and… Read more »

Does G-d Hate?

Most of you have been taught that G-d is love, and that we live in a dispensation of grace. This teaching along with other doctrines of “grace only,” directly or indirectly, paints a picture of a G-d that will not exact a price for an individual’s rebellion (sin). In other words, G-d’s attribute of Justice,… Read more »

Many are Called but Few are Chosen

Text: Mat 20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen. (KJV) Now let me read from the NIV. Mat 20:16 “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.” NIV and most of the new bible translations do not include in their… Read more »

Standing before the Burning Bush

Last week I spoke on “How to Know G-d.” This week I want to touch upon a Believer’s standing before Our Creator. My message is entitled: “Standing before the Burning Bush.” Before I get into the message let me tell you a story about a man who encountered his ‘burning bush” while on a tour… Read more »

Nehemiah G-d’s Standard for a Leader

As I walk about the synagogue, I sometimes overhear conversations and many times I reflect upon what I have heard. Often my reflections lead to a message. This message is a result of one of those times. The genesis of this message came when I overheard Norm teaching Matt about the Temples and who constructed… Read more »

Melchizedek a Type of the Messiah

INTRODUCTION: This week’s Parsha addresses the commandments of YHVH Elohim as pertains to the Levitical priesthood. Since the Temple was destroyed in 70 CE, and the Temple sacrifices ceased it behooves us to take a closer look at our High Priest, Yahshua HaMashiach. We need to understand that His Priesthood is after a different order… Read more »

The Gospel According to John

Tonight we want to examine the Book of John not only from the surface or its literate value. We shall also see it from a different perspective where we will see that the structure of this book follows the blueprint of the structure of the Tabernacle. Whether this is by accident or design waiting fro… Read more »


Our text is: II Thessalonians 1:3-12 2 Thess. 1:3 We are bound to thank YHVH Elohim always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith growth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth; 4 So that we ourselves glory in you in the ASSEMBLIES of… Read more »