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!
R. Paul Falk continues the series on Passover and specifically on purging out the leaven from our lives, which often takes the form of idolatry in ways that we many not recognize. He also shows from Leviticus how the Father removes this leaven when we do not.
R. Dennis Richards teaches on the Name of YHVH, honing in on the eternal tense of the phrase, “I AM WHO I AM” in Exodus 3:14. He sheds light on the fact that translators have obscured the true name, and that the world has rejected Who He Is, even today, despite His statement in Malachi 3:6, “I, YHVH, do not change.”
R. Paul Falk delivers a strong warning by showing a fascinating array of interconnections between the leaven being removed from the house, the putting of lepers—including Moses’ sister, Miriam—outside the camp, the infected stones of a house that had to be put out, and spiritual pride. This sin, like a lion waiting outside the door to devour us, is like yeast if allowed to come in, which starts as just a tiny bit and then leavens the whole lump of dough.
R. Dennis Richards presents an interesting look at Nicodemus, a leading Jewish teacher who came to Yeshua secretly by night. Nicodemus represents those of us who truly seek the secrets of life and the truth about God. This teaching provides the answer to exactly what Yeshua meant by his statement in John 3:3, “…unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
R. Paul Falk delves into the meaning of Yeshua’s mysterious charge to his disciples to eat his body, and to drink his blood. Though represented by bread and wine, this difficult-to-understand metaphor holds the key to having true life “in” Messiah. Many relevant passages are pieced together to finally understand what Yeshua meant by, “Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in yourselves.” (John 6:53)
R. Paul Falk explains why we “count the omer” or the days to the festival of Shavuot, with insightful observations about why the people were commanded to present loaves of leavened bread on that day. He also shows connections to Adam, the manna from Heaven, and the parables of Yeshua, “the bread of life.”
R. Paul Falk presents the Passover as a process of “unleavening” that the Father is bringing us through. He makes connections to the Messiah’s teachings about the leavening of the Pharisees which links all the way back to the garden in Genesis and then makes a distinction between “the old leaven” and the leaven that is good.
R. Dennis Richards presents some scriptures that refer to good leaven in contrast to the leaven that we are to remove from our lives for the Feast of Unleavened Bread. One such example is for the Feast of Shavuot, or Pentecost, in which the people are to present two loaves of leavened bread.
R. Dennis Richards presents the intended spiritual meaning of eating unleavened bread as commanded for the 7-day Feast of Unleavened Bread, and explains how most religions throughout the ages have totally missed the point that the Messiah made in Matthew 16:6-12 and Mark 7:14-23.
R. Paul Falk starts a series on Passover, looking at some historically confusing issues like which night the original Passover occurred, whether Messiah’s “last supper” was really a Passover seder, why he used bread to represent his body, and what he meant by “Do this in remembrance of me.”