Messianic Elder Zac Williams gives the Torah teaching today, on the subject of "Desire". He shows that whatever we desire most rules over us, so we should try to mentally consider all the things that we desire, in order to determine which of them is the most important to us. He also shows a fascinating correspondence or similarity between the first group and the second group of the ten commandments.
On Saturday evening as Firstfruits begins, Messianic Rabbi John Powledge gives us a sidebar on his continuing series on "The Just Society", taking some time out to talk about Firstfruits. This is Part 2, Part 1 is in the preceding episode, which was recorded Saturday morning before Firstfruits began.
On the Saturday Sabbath before Firstfruits, Messianic Rabbi John Powledge gives us a sidebar on his continuing series on "The Just Society", taking some time out to talk about Firstfruits. This is Part 1, Part 2 follows in the next episode, it was recorded Saturday evening as Firstfruits began.
In advance of tonight's Passover Seders, Messianic Rabbi John Powledge talks about the importance of Pesach (Passover), and points out that its origins go back not merely to Exodus, but all the way back to Abraham. Also, its connections with us continue right up to today.
Giving today's message as part of his Bar Mitzvah B' Yeshua is Sam Williams. His message is based on the Torah Portion for Today, which is Exodus 31:1-11, God's instructions to Moses concerning the craftsmen who were to make the furniture and equipment for the Tabernacle ("The Tent of Meeting"). Sam also mentions God's instructions to Gideon in Judges 6:14-16.
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge continues his series on "The Just Society". Among the subjects in his message this week, Rabbi John talks about Leviticus 19, "The Holiness Code", and shows that without holiness, justice in a society is impossible to achieve. Also, he shows that the frequently-quoted statement by Yeshua, "judge not, lest you be judged" does not mean that we should never judge, but that we should judge only those within the body of Yeshua, not those still outside.
Today Rabbi John Resumes his series on "The Just Society" with Chapter Three: The First Communities of Yeshua. Rabbi John teaches about the apostles walking in the power of God as they began to preach the good news of Yeshua.
Rabbi John postpones his series on "The Just Society" this week to celebrate Purim. He explains how the Book of Esther and its story of a famous attempt to destroy the Jewish people is repeated again and again throughout history, from Biblical times until very recent times.
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge continues his series on The Just Society, but with a side trip. A mikvah (baptism) scheduled for today caused Rabbi John to write about immersion as cleansing. Included in his teaching is the story of Elisha the prophet and Naaman, a high-ranking warrior with leprosy, from 2 Kings 5.
Messianic Elder Joe George gives the reading and message for today's Torah Service, which is from Numbers 29:12. Although the reading concerns offerings at the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot), Joe's message is wide-ranging, and includes a discussion of why so many Gentiles are attending Messianic Jewish Synagogues.
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge continues his series on "The Just Society", talking not only about what a just society is not, but also about what features identify a just society, and how these features are biblical.
With the completion of the US election of 2020, and the inauguration of 2021, there has been much talk in recent months about social justice and human ideas of how to make a society more just; but what are God's ideas on this subject? Messianic Rabbi John Powledge begins a multi-part series on "The Just Society". Rabbi John also comforts his listeners that things get better from here, as next week we go on to describe features of societies that are closer to God's plan and purpose. Also two testimonies about abortion are heard at the end.
Since there was no traditional message this week, instead we offer some selected portions of Remnant's January 16, 2021 Sabbath Service and Torah Service. If you have never attended a service at Remnant, these are some things that you might hear. The Sabbath Service and Torah Service is conducted by Messianic Elder Philip Snell, with the Torah reading given by Messianic Elder Joe George. The Torah portion is from Numbers 22, and includes the story of Baalam and his talking donkey, which Joe tells in an amusing and informative way. Messianic Rabbi John Powledge gives the blessing over the children.
In his message this week, Rabbi John acknowledges the turmoil in the country following the election of 2020, but he also reminds us of the story of Esther, where God called Esther to risk her life to save her people. Rabbi John points out that God has called each of us to some task that God wants us to carry out, and says that it is no accident that we are here because God has brought us here for just such a time as this.
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge tells us how Joseph of Egypt succeeded in the task that God set before him, and how this is relevant to us today. Rabbi John explains that Joseph of Egypt: 1) believed that God had given him, and would continue to give him, knowledge of what would happen in the future; 2) Had faith that God would fulfill his promises; and 3) Kept God's moral laws so that he was not distracted from his mission.
In an unconventional end-of-year message, Messianic Elder Philip Snell talks about the negative (and also the positive) events of 2020, and shows how God is directing the flow of events. Many Remnant members come forward to offer their thoughts on the title subject.
This week's message is not a message in the usual way, but is a portion of Remnant's Saturday Sabbath Service, which on this day is a Torah Service, and also is the Bat Mitzvah b'Yeshua of Reagan George. She gives the Torah reading for the Torah Service, and is immersed in the mikvah (baptized). Also, the Snells ask for prayers for their neighbor, Vera.
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge talks about the original Chanukkah, and how this current Chanukkah (in December 2020) is similar in many ways to the original Chanukkah. We must be prepared to leave our comfortable lives and do what God has called us to do.
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge gives examples, including from Isaiah and Acts, of cases where people of faith experienced great miracles. Rabbi John points out that Peter was just a simple fisherman, so anything he did (or that God did through him), we should be able to do those things too.
Messianic elder Joe George talks about "The Value of Keeping Torah". He explains point-by-point that there are a number of Biblical reasons for disciples of Yeshua (Jesus) to keep Torah. He also refutes several arguments of the type that says, 'the Old Testament isn't needed anymore, since it's now been replaced by the New Testament', demonstrating that this is incorrect and un-Biblical thinking.
Rabbi John talks about how God raises up people to do the jobs he wants done, and accepts them where they are, even when their faith isn't perfect. He gives as one example the case of Gideon (Judges 6) where God called Gideon to destroy his father's altar to Ba'al. Gideon obeyed God and destroyed the altar, but he did it at night out of fear of the townspeople. God did not become angry with Gideon over his imperfect faith, but accepted Gideon as having done the thing that God called him to do.
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge takes us through The Book of Acts, and shows us examples of average people in those days getting Spirit-filled and doing amazing things. As Rabbi John says, "When the Spirit is in the house, stuff happens!"
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge talks about revival throughout the Bible, from the Old Testament to the New, and how in every case God poured out His Holy Spirit before it could begin. Also the prophecy of Joel ("...I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh...") is discussed.
Messianic leader Philip Snell begins by talking about the Hebrew words translated in Genesis as "formless and void", and shows how God intended to fill that void with his glory. This is similar to how our lives are supposed to work, but instead of letting God fill our lives with his spirit, we fill up our lives with a lot of stuff. Philip (and his assistant) do an experiment to dissolve cotton candy in water (edited for time) to show how the "stuff" we try to fill our lives with doesn't really add much to our lives. Philip says, "You can't fill up something that's already full."
Zac Williams gives today's message, beginning with showing that the Hebrews were in Egypt not for 430 years, but for 210 to 215 years. He continues his talk with a discussion of repentance and prophetic issues. Excellent!
In today's message, Messianic Rabbi John Powledge talks about keeping our focus on 'The Mission', the command of Yeshua to go and make disciples of all nations. Also, we should not be distracted by end times doctrines that promise escape, but instead prepare for persecution as the world system continues to worsen.
Guest speaker Richard Cleary from the Kingdom Living Messianic Congregation in Shawnee Mission, Kansas gives today's message. Richard talks about the seven essential things that Disciples of Yeshua (Jesus) should keep in mind to maximize their effectiveness and avoid being distracted by sin. After the service, Richard, who is also a member of the Tikkun America leadership team, leads a Q&A discussion (not part of this episode) about the Tikkun organization.
Remnant of Israel elder nominee Joe George gives the Torah reading for 22-Aug-2020 and a message to explain and expand upon it. Additionally, Joe shares two stories of things that happened to him recently, which he hopes will inspire followers of Yeshua (Jesus).
Guest speaker and Remnant of Israel synagogue member Zac Williams delivers a powerful message which reveals the true meaning of "An eye for an eye", and goes on to prophecy about the future of the United States. Messianic Rabbi John Powledge said, "This [is] a cutting-edge message which everyone should hear and appreciate." (The first three minutes or so are a wrap-up of our abbreviated Torah service, Please keep listening, the message starts immediately after that.)
Rabbi John continues his teaching with "The Art of Making Disciples, Part 8: The Word, Part 3". Included is a skit by Philip and Zac on how to use "The Five Jewish Spiritual Laws" to witness to a Rabbinical Jew.
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge teaches us that making disciples depends on personal relationships rather than social media, and that each of us have different gifts and are all needed in the body of Messiah.
In the first Sabbath service held at Remnant since the lifting of the CoViD-19 shutdown, we hear two testimonies and a message from Rabbi John on the five reasons that God poured out His Holy Spirit upon us.
This week Rabbi John briefly explains about Purim and what makes it significant and important to us and why we celebrate it. Rabbi John takes a look at some Prophets found in Scripture and what it means to be a Prophet and what it takes to be one. He shares with us the story of the human bones becoming flesh and why it is important. Rabbi John talks to us about the definition of being righteous and what it truly mean by G-D and how it is used in Scripture.
This week, Rabbi John Powledge discusses the three things that a prophet of the Lord does; forth telling, foretelling, and doing the work that God had sent them to do. He also iterates that we, like them, should be pursuing to glorify in God's holiness. That we should heed the words of the Lord and not the words of man.
Rabbi John Powledge continues his series on the Heroes of The Faith. This week he shares with us the story of Samuel the prophet. He lists 4 crucial things from Samuel and other characters that we as believers must call attention to and why Samuel was the last prophet mentioned in Hebrews. He also goes into Revelations and discusses about a particular character that no one knew the name of.
Rabbi John Powledge continues his series on the Heroes of The Faith. he finishes his previous discussion on David. He asks how a man like David who was so sinful still received praise from God, how he was said to be someone who was after Gods heart. We are encouraged to follow God passionately.
This week Rabbi John Powledge continues on week ten of Heroes of the Faith. He reminds us what faith i based on a biblical standpoint. He shares with us the story of King David found in the book of Hebrews, Isaiah, and First Kings. Rabbi reveals to us the similarities between Yeshua and King David through out their lives. He focuses on David's faith during his youth and when he became king. Rabbi John look at the sins that King David has committed and how repented from it.
This week Rabbi John Powledge continues on the series Heroes of the Faith. He shares with us about faith and how it is rewarding when we seek G-D. Rabbi John focuses on the judges found in the book of Judges. He defines what it means to show godliness and shows examples on why its so significant. He reminds us who Samson is and why he is important to us. Rabbi john says "the safest place to be is right in the center of G-D's will." Rabbi finishes the subject of Samson life and continues by talking about Gideon. He explains to us how Gideon's faith grew throughout his life. Rabbi shares with us that you don't start with fath bu faith grows through you over time.
This week Rabbi John Powledge continues on the subject of "heroes of the faith". This week he shares with us a hero who helped the Hebrews defeat and claim the land the G-D has promised to them. Rabbi John tells us of missionaries who helped raise a tribe of people from there evil ways.
This week we say hello to Zac Williams as he is speaks to us this evening. He starts by relaying what incarnation means and why Yeshua becoming flesh is critical. He talks about the births and prophecies of those births leading up to Yeshua. He also goes to say "We tend to attribute meaning to fact", which is very thought provoking.
This week Rabbi John Powledge shares with us a death that occurred and the man's name is Jim. He talks about how he felt when this happened and how it felt for the family who lost him. Rabbi John explains that he felt "happy and sad" and what that means to him. He gives us an example found in the book of Psalms and the book of Philippians. He shares with us the Apostle Paul's life in prison and how that it could relate to us in our lives.
This week Rabbi John Powledge continues with the subject on the heroes found in scripture. In this subject Rabbi refers back to his parents and how they are heroes to him. He looks towards more of the female heroes found in the Bible. Rabbi John goes through Exodus chapters 1 and 2 and talks about the Joseph and the mother of Moses. He starts with Joseph and what he went through during his life. Rabbi John looks at what Moses' mother has done to help him, as well as how she prepared herself when having Moses.
This week Rabbi John Powledge continues the discussion of heroes, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in particular. he talk about how impactful the faith can be and how good it is. He also relates to how we can have personal heroes in our lives, like how his dad was his as a child.
This week Rabbi John Powledge continues with the subject of hero's found in scripture. He summarizes of what he's spoken to us the weeks before. Rabbi John continues in the book of Hebrews where most of the hero's are found. He starts by looking through the life of Noah and why he is a hero of the faith, he also reads from Genesis when talking about him. Rabbi John continues the reading of Hebrews with the story of Abram (Abraham) and as well looking at his life in Genesis. Rabbi John finishes his teaching by talking about Yeshua's disciples and their faith toward Him and G-D.
This week Rabbi John Powledge continues on the subject on the hero's found in the Bible. He gives a summery of what was talked about last week. Rabbi John shares with us a story on who's his hero is which was an assignment given by a teacher in his life, and what it means to him. Rabbi John goes to talk about a person named Thomas found in the Bible and what makes him significant. He gives a reason why Thomas shouldn't be called "Doubting Thomas" and why Thomas is one of the most faithful towards Yeshua.
This week Rabbi John Powledge goes into the subject of the hero's found in the Bible. He began talking about his childhood and growing up with his grandparents. He recalls what made them his hero. Rabbi John gives the true term of what it means to be a hero and a hero in faith. Rabbi John goes into the book of Hebrews 11:1-6 and refers to the meaning in faith. He looks back at the book of Genesis and talks about Cain and Abel and what they did in their faith in G-D. Rabbi John continues to look in Genesis with a man named Enoch and why he's significant to faith in G-D.
This week Rabbi John Powledge continues on the subject of "grace." He gives a short summery of what he's talked about on previous weeks. Rabbi John goes back to the thought of "the greatest love story ever told" starting with Abraham and his son Isaac. He also mentions the "Scarlet Thread" and links both as one. Rabbi John mentions the sacrifice of the lamb and how significant it is to the Jewish people.
This week Rabbi John Powledge continues his thought on grace. The greatest love story ever told which is the Yeshua's love for us. He tells us what Yeshua went through before His death and His resurrection, as well as the very beginning of the story in the life of Abraham and Isaac. Rabbi John states the difference between forgiveness and repentance.
This week we celebrate Yom Kippur and Rabbi John Powledge continues to talk about grace. He shares with us repentance and the importance of keeping it. Rabbi goes through out scripture of different examples of repenting and the cause of it. Rabbi John points out the meaning of sin and how it is truly stated. He shares with us the examples of sin in today's society and why we should repent from it.
This week we are humbled to have Zac Williams talk about his year in Israel with his family. His point of view during his time there, what he observed, things we here in America don't know about the nation, and so much more.
This week Rabbi John goes into the subject of "grace." He share with us the holidays we celebrate and how it involves grace. Rabbi John explains to us what grace is and the meaning of casting out our sins. "Grace is free, but it doesn't mean it's cheap" is what Rabbi John mentions as he explains grace,.
This week Rabbi John was inspired to do a message on good deeds. "Remember My Covenant" is something he points out through out his message. He talks about how we all are slaves like the Hebrews were to the Egyptians during Mose's but in this case we are slave to our sins. Rabbi John points the purpose we have found in scriptures.
This week Rabbi John Powledge starts off teaching us about "Anxiety" and how it affects us and our lives. He shares with us his personal anxieties and stress that occurred and relates it in examples found in scripture. He talks to us about how to become a disciple of G-D and to not fear for anything. He teaches us that we shouldn't be afraid, that we must trust in G-D and He'll cast out your fear. Rabbi John reads and talks to us about Yeshua's death and resurrection and how He affects our lives.
This week Rabbi John Powledge shares with us what it means be a neighbor and to love one another. He explains to us the word that Yeshua shares towards us. Rabbi John shared with us that we should remember that we should walk in Yeshua's steps rather than our own. He reminds us that we should serve G-D and do what he called us to do which is to serve and help those in need.
This week Rabbi John Powledge returns for a Shabbat message on Tish B'av. He starts off discussing Yeshua on the execution stake, and then leads to how we are cowardly in our faith to him. he also talks about how there should be no shame in the gospel at all and that scripture can not mean what the original author did not mean. He also emphasizes strongly that harsh truths need to be heard so that we do not repeat them and that t we mus t stand for the truth when it is attacked and when it is needed.
Before ending the 4 part series on Identity, Assistant Rabbi Philip Snell quickly recaps the previous three discussions on the subject. After that, he relays how identity is a battle we all face in our lives. Next he emphasizes how our identity in God affects those that are around us. He also stresses how we all tend to fight against our hearts. And lastly, he sums up the final chapter of Identity with how we should embrace Gods identity for us and that before we love ourselves and our neighbors we must love him first above all else.
Assistant Rabbi Philip Snell begins his 4 week discussion on identity. He talks about the struggle to finding it occurs throughout life, what it means to take on Gods identity and how it should be fought for, identity can be found even by losing, and that various things like experiences aid in uncovering ones own identity.
Rabbi John Powledge shares with us how God creates new beginnings. Starting from Exodus 12 and moving through Genesis, Acts, 1 Corinthians, and Matthew, he demonstrates God as the author of new beginnings who sees us through these exciting, yet challenging times.