Moses’ Greatest Sermon

600px-Moses_Pleading_with_Israel_(crop)In this class, Ross covers what could arguable be considered, Moses’ greatest sermon. Torah reading Va’etchanan contains some of the greatest passages in all of Scripture. This reading has an account of the Ten Words, the Shema, and explains why YHVH chose Israel as His special people. Delivered in the land of Moab, across the Jordan, this sermon still speaks to us today. Ross works through some of the key points of the sermon, illustrating the importance of the words contained therein. You will not want to miss this class.

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Devarim with Glenn Chatterton

GChattertonIn this week’s teaching from the Torah portion Devarim, Glenn first provides a general overview of the salient points, then focuses in on an amazing series of word connections between the parsha and the haphtorah reading taken from Isaiah 1:1-27. Glenn shows how these word connections are linked to several key themes outlined in both texts.

Glenn further explores how both texts outline major points of contention between Yehovah and His people in these key areas. He ties the state of Israel as described in Isaiah directly to the failure to follow instructions found in Devarim.

To conclude the lesson, Glenn highlights the solution to their dilemma as indicated by Yehovah himself through the prophet Isaiah. It is a profoundly moving plea by the Creator to His wayward people. The relevance of this lesson to today can not be overstated.

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A Line Drawn in Ancient Sand

440px-Sunset_in_the_Negev_Desert_near_Yeruham,_IsraelIn today’s teaching, the final in the Wilderness series, Ross shares a message of relevance for the awakening tribes. He begins by calling people to stand with the Jewish people during this period of time known as Bein HaMetzarim. Citing examples of growing anti-Jewish sentiments around the globe, Ross declares that the proverbial line has been drawn in the sand. On one side of the line are those who bless Israel, and on the other are those who do not. Ross points his listeners to a promise declared to each of the patriarchs and then goes on to show that a Jewish presence in Israel in modern times is the beginning of a prophetic fulfillment. Carefully weaving ancient prophecies with modern realities, Ross suggests that we are living in exciting “biblical” times. What side are you on? You will not want to miss this class.

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Mattote and a Message for Israel

supportIsraelIn this week’s class, Ross relates an ancient message from Torah reading Mattote with a modern reality between Hamas and the Jewish State. Ross points out that the present crisis faced by the Jewish people requires the involvement of those who support Israel in the face of her enemies. He compares a story contained in Numbers chapter 32 with the modern reality of certain Israelites who are fighting while others are not. What can we do to support Israel in the present situation? Ross shares with his listeners that we have entered a 3 week period known as Bein HaMetzarim. This period of time has proven to be a time of distress for the children of Israel historically and therefore Ross expresses a sense of caution, but encourages a biblical confidence at the same time. What should we avoid during this crisis? Do the words of Moses offer any guidance for us? Ross suggests that they do. You will not want to miss this teaching.

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Pinchas with Glenn Chatterton

GChattertonFor this week’s Torah reading of Pinchas, Glenn continues with an additional installment of “The Lessons of the Wilderness” series begun by Ross Nichols at the start of the book of Bemidbar. He focuses on an event that continues from last week’s reading, referred to by Moshe as “the matter of Peor.” He shows that this incident was of such importance to YHVH that it is a recurring point of warning to all the faithful in the Torah, the prophets, the writings and even the Christian texts. Glenn uses the Five W’s method to investigate who was involve, what actually took place and where, when and finally why it happened. This approach yields some amazing insights into this pivotal moment in Israel’s history. For this study Glenn uses multiple references to develop a comprehensive and compelling lesson. Glenn goes on to show that the matter of Peor was not a just an event in the distant past, but has dire implications for us today. He urges us to all heed the admonishment of Moshe to “remember, and don’t forget.”

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