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!

The Goodness of God

Posted Feb 18, 2018

R. Dennis Richards starts from a strange command to the prophet Hosea to marry a harlot, and shows how our God is more kind and merciful than we could ever imagine. He shows us His glory according to a key in the Psalms. And, sometimes, His unfathomable goodness requires punishment, especially if we fall into “spiritual adultery.”

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Hand of Elohim 2 – Just Believe? (Terumah)

Posted Feb 18, 2018

R. Paul Falk examines the roots beneath Romans 10:4-9 that seems to indicate that declaring the Messiah “Lord” with you mouth and believing in your heart that God raised him from the dead is all that is required. However, the apostle Paul was directly quoting  passages in the Torah that tell the whole story.

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The Hand of Elohim 1

Posted Feb 11, 2018

R. Paul Falk begins a series on The Hand of Elohim in which he connects connects “His arm,” “His right hand,” “the Finger of God,” and the “Word of God” in scriptural examples from the Torah to the Prophets.

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His Will 9 – Lessons from Passover (Yitro)

Posted Feb 4, 2018

R. Paul Falk shows an astounding correlation between future events described in the Revelation and the plagues in Egypt before Israel was delivered from slavery. He also shows our Creator’s primary purpose in both of these eras that also ties to the original Ten Commandments outlined in the Torah portion, Yitro. An insightful warning for us recognize before some of the events described in the Revelation begin to occur.

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A Different Look at Passover

Posted Feb 4, 2018

R. Dennis Richards presents a unique perspective on the plagues that the Creator brought upon Egypt before the deliverance of Israel from slavery. Through each plague, he shows how the main purpose may not have been for Pharaoh’s sake, but for the sake of the people of Israel that had likely become assimilated into Egypt’s religious culture and needed to be reintroduced to the Creator above all gods. He then points out some strong parallels between then and now.

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His Will 8 – When Wrestling Gets SERIOUS

Posted Jan 27, 2018

R. Paul Falk adds to the series on His Will presenting a number of key points about our metaphorical wrestling match with the Father such as when it gets serious, how favor can cause hatred, examples of why we were given choice, and he root of the problem with which we constantly contend. Deep parallels with the parable of the vineyard reveal some powerful and sobering warnings concerning our lives as believers in the world today.

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Psalm 3 – Peace in the Midst of Battle

Posted Jan 21, 2018

R. Dennis Richards brings an encouraging message from Psalm 3 in which David cries out to Yah in the midst of his enemies, yet surrounded by the shield of the Father. From this short Psalm we can see that David trusted completely in his God to fight the battle and that we, too, can lie down and sleep in peace having called upon our Father to fight on our behalf.

 

His Will 7 – Wrestling Our Father (Bo)

Posted Jan 21, 2018

R. Paul Falk shows the similarities between Jacob’s wrestling with the angel of Yah, and the wrestling between Pharaoh in Egypt in the Torah portion, Bo. The significance is reflected in the curses outlined in Deuteronomy and how each of us wrestle with the Father to do our will instead of His.

 

 

His Will 6 – Pronunciation of the Name

Posted Jan 14, 2018

R. Paul Falk shares the resources and his personal research behind the proper pronunciation of the four Hebrew letters that spell the Name of the Creator. Though the proper pronunciation was supposedly lost or intentionally hidden, leading to alternative ways of saying the Name, the oldest and most authoritative sources reveal otherwise.

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His Will 5 (Shemot) – His Name

Posted Jan 8, 2018

In this 5th part of the series on the Father’s will, R. Paul Falk launches from the Torah portion, Shemot, to explain the Name of the Father, from the various meanings of the Hebrew word for “name” (shem), to exactly when the four-letter Name, or tetragrammaton, was revealed, and whether it matters if we pray in a certain name.

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