Messages

Messages

Every service features a special message on selected topics. Sometimes these messages focus on an upcoming holy day, a special insight into the Scriptures, or a pressing topic regarding current events.

Each week, and on the holy days, the messages are posted here online. Enjoy!

Shabbat 106 – Shabbatone

Posted Mar 19, 2017

R. Paul Falk presents the difference between two Hebrew words in the Torah: Shabbat and Shabbatone and analyzes the meaning of “servile” or “customary” work in this context. He also examines the verses regarding Shavuot, or Feast of Weeks, regarding when this commanded holy day should be observed.

The Hidden God of Purim

Posted Mar 13, 2017

R. Dennis Richards presents the story of Purim from the book of Esther which never mentions the name of God once and yet shows the hidden hand of God in every turn of events in the way that He saves His people from their enemies.

 

 

Restoration

Posted Mar 5, 2017

R. Dennis Richards shares a refreshing look at Restoration, from the viewpoint of mankind after the fall, to how each one of us are personally restored after mistakes from our past. He points out the falling and restoration of several great leaders in the scriptures and gives practical advise for us about moving on in the newness of life that our merciful God provides.

 

Terumah – Shabbat 105 – His House

Posted Mar 5, 2017

R. Paul Falk continues the series on the Sabbath with the Torah portion, Terumah, about being called to build a house (tabernacle) for the Eternal One. He highlights big differences between keeping the Shabbat in our dwellings compared to the commands regarding His house, almost all of which come down to the heart behind certain works on Shabbat.

 

Shabbat 104 – Trappings

Posted Feb 27, 2017

R. Paul Falk continues the Shabbat series by looking at numerous trappings of doctrines that have been historically based on mentions in scripture or traditions, but are not specifically commands. He describes the differences between scriptural references and traditions and clarifies the very few actual commands regarding keeping the Shabbat holy.

 

Shabbat 103 – Misconceptions

Posted Feb 19, 2017

R. Paul Falk continues the Shabbat series by clarifying the meaning of different passages about the Sabbath that have been misinterpreted to create entire doctrines and legalistic rules that were not the original intention of the verses in their proper context.

 

 

Beshalach – Shabbat 102

Posted Feb 16, 2017

In this Torah portion and message, R. Paul Falk continues the Shabbat series with some very clarifying insights about the enemy’s primary goal which is to enslave us, and how YHVH rescues us, bringing us out of bondage to give us freedom and rest. He also warns about how we sometimes misinterpret isolated scriptures and formulate false doctrines that we impose on others.

How Does One Find God

Posted Feb 5, 2017

R. Dennis Richards reflects on how one finds the Eternal by looking at the life of Abraham and how he came to know YHVH in a world of false religions and idolatry, even with no teachers and long before the Torah was written by Moses.

 

 

Shabbat 101 – Remember

Posted Feb 1, 2017

R. Paul Falk begins a new series on the Shabbat (Sabbath) diving deep into the meaning of the fourth commandment, “Remember” as it pertains to the division of the waters in the first week of creation, the deliverance of the Israelites from Egypt, and what we should be remembering, individually, as we observe the Shabbat today.

 

Run the Race 3 – Three Segments

Posted Jan 15, 2017

mountaintrail-500R. Paul Falk presents an interesting view of the race we are running by identifying three distinct segments of the race that span three generations. Why our Father is called “the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob” is evident in scriptures about asking our fathers for the ancient paths and the importance of imparting the Torah to our children.