Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Messianic Fundamentals Seminars

 

This study was designed to teach you the basic principles of living a successful Biblically‐based life, from a Messianic Perspective. If you aren’t sure what that means, then this is a study for you. The concepts taught here are essential for you to know and practice in order to be a disciple of the Lord. Messiah Yeshua commanded us to be disciples just prior to His ascension into Heaven (Matthew 28:16‐20).

This study presents a series of questions for which you will learn the answers. Please don’t be insulted if you already know the answer to these questions; others in the class may not be advanced as you are. Besides, you might learn something new. Each of the questions and answers presented below are important, and you are encouraged to read and study yourself the appropriate Bible texts used to support these answers. Be a Berean and examine the Scriptures (Acts 17:11)!

This study is also a mandatory component for anyone who desires to move into leadership, such as becoming a Ministry Servant (teaching, outreach, discipling, etc.), Shammash, or Elder at Ben David. It forms the initial step for this process. If you don’t agree with our findings, please remember that Paul admonished Timothy to be aware of those who would teach differently from anything that was not in accordance with the words of Messiah Yeshua or in accordance with godliness (I Timothy 6:3).

We pray that by studying these Messianic Fundamentals you will love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and might, and draw close to Him.(Deuteronomy 6:5)

In the service of our Lord and King,
The Elders of Ben David Messianic Jewish Congregation

Please click on the topics below for each of the Messianic Fundamentals Seminars module:

— The Hebrew Scriptures


— Who is God?


— God the Son – Messiah Yeshua


— God the Spirit - The Ruach HaKodesh


— Mankind


— Salvation and New Life


— The Congregation


— Spiritual Development: Discipleship


— Spiritual Development: Obedience


— Spiritual Development: Prayer


— Spiritual Development: Spiritual Gifts


— Spiritual Development: Outreach


— Spiritual Development: Discerning God’s Will


— Messianic Jewish Distinctives

 

Weekly Scripture Reading

For
Shabbat Yitro
February 18 / Sh'vat 22, 5777

 

Parashah: Yitro — “Jethro"

— Torah:
Exodus 18:1 – 20:23

— Haftarah: Isaiah 6:1 — 7:6, 9:5-6


The apostles taught us that the Torah is about the Messiah, thus Torah is a tutor for us to come to know Him and His righteousness. Torah's commandments are teaching us how to live a godly life, to be equipped to enter in the good works that God prepared for us from the eternity past. Thus, even though we live in an era free of the fear of the punishment for not obeying all of these commandments, it is for our benefit to heed their teaching, because they are for our correction and for our training in righteousness. By obeying Torah we show God that we are sincere in our desire to make teshuvah, to repent of our sins...

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