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 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.

Jeremiah for Today

Posted Jan 11, 2017

prophet-jeremiah-500R. Dennis Richards shows how Jeremiah’s message to Israel in exile is applicable to us today, living in a pagan world but thriving, learning to wait, and putting our hope in God’s promises and His plan that He has for our future.

 

 

 

Run the Race 2 – Va-Yigash

Posted Jan 11, 2017

mountaintrail-500R. Paul Falk continues the Run the Race series based on Hebrews 12:1 showing how God changes each of us through the example in the Torah portion of Jacob dividing his house into two before meeting Esau, and how he uses the long-term effects of Jacob’s dislocated hip for a bigger plan.

 

Run the Race 1

Posted Jan 1, 2017

mountaintrail-500R. Paul Falk presents an insightful beginning of a series in which he answers several key questions: What does it mean to run the race? What is the PACE? Is there a BAD example of running? Can we run too fast?

 

 

 

Only Begotten Son 4? – Sons of God

Posted Dec 26, 2016

onlybegottenson-500R. Paul Falk concludes the series with a look at the other “sons of God” in Scripture, the angels, with a fascinating study of when and why they were created, the Nephilim, the Dragon, and how all of this applies to us and our purpose for eternity.