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 takes an in-depth look at what Yeshua meant when he said “Before Abraham was, I am,” which is not what most of us think. In fact he was stating that he was the WORD which dwelt with the Father before the foundation of the world, and this has significant meaning for each of us today.
R. Paul Falk looks at the phrase often translated “under the law” and shows how the correct understanding of this phrase reconciles completely with being “saved by grace,” the doctrine of circumcision, and what it means to be free with the liberty that Messiah’s death brought about.
R. Paul Falk takes a deep look at the doctrine of Abraham’s righteousness being based on his faith, which only makes sense with other scriptures when faith is understood as trust that actually contains certain actions. A solid look at a lot of the verses used to make the case for salvation by grace and not by works, though with a clearer understanding of where obedience to the Word fits in.
R. Paul Falk focuses on the idea of taking up your cross which is prominently taught in some Christian faiths, and shows the Hebrew root meanings this phrase and what is the more likely translation of Yeshua’s actual expectations in this regard.
R. Paul Falk shows an amazing correlation between Abraham’s travels and Jacob’s, which also represent ours if we “look to the ancient paths of our fathers…”
R. Paul Falk delves into the topic of certain people which are banned from entering the assembly of Israel according to Torah (e.g. Moabites, eunuchs), and he shows a commonly misunderstood truth with scriptural examples of banned people being accepted into the fold.
Patrick Shannon presents the reason we keep the feast of Sukkot with an interesting look at the types of trees commanded to be taken for the Sukkah, and, with various scriptures mentioning these trees, shows the associated meanings for each.
R. Paul Falk starts a new series about our identity as the descendants of Abraham. He starts with the context of Matthew 3 in which John says that our Father “could raise up children from these stones” if He wanted to. The stones to which he was likely referring provide a surprising revelation as to what he meant!
R. Paul Falk shares a refreshing look at the commands about cleansing with water and shows several correlations with scriptures about purifying by the Word. There are several amazing insights into how we are spiritually cleansed and atoned for on Yom Kippur.
R. Paul Falk shares the results of new research into the history of the Kol Nidre prayer and why it was decided that Ariel would no longer recite this traditional prayer during Yom Kippur services.