Thursday, September 21, 2017
As Moses’ begins to wrap up his instructions to the children of Israel before they go into the Promised Land, He spoke the words of a song we now call the Song of Moses. Moses called on the heavens and the earth to hear and witness the words of this song. The heavens and the earth are nearly an eternal witness. They were the first things that God created. They will endure until God recreates the heavens and the earth. What does the Song of Moses contain that is so important it requires the witness of the heavens and the earth? What does it tell us about God’s plan for His people? How does it point to Yeshua?
Monday, September 18, 2017
Welcome to Moed Ministries International and our Shabbat Service for 9-16-2017. This week's Torah Portion is Nitzavim/Vayelech. Join us live each week at 10:00 am Pacific Time. See our website at MoedMinistries.com for details.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
As we approach the end of this year’s Torah Cycle, we are observing the Children of Israel about to enter the Promised Land. New leadership is being chosen and a new generation of Israel will finally receive the promise that God made to Abraham nearly 500 years prior. As Moses addresses the gathered Israelites and strangers who dwell with them, he presents them with an open invitation to enter the covenant relationship with God. This covenant renewal at the threshold of the Promised land was not for just the Children of Israel, but for the stranger who dwells among them and for those not present, for those of future generations, Jew and Gentile who chose to serve the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We are presented an open invitation to enter God’s covenant.
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Moses spoke to the children of Israel on the plains of Moab across the Jordan from the land that God had promised them through Abraham about what they were to do once they received the land. Each year, they were to bring their firstfruits offerings to the LORD and declare that they had received the inheritance of the land that God had promised to give them. This was actually just the beginning of what they were to declare. What was the purpose of this yearly declaration? What else were they to specifically do when they entered the land? How does it all point to Yeshua? And what does it mean for our lives?
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
One of the harshest judgments in the Torah is the prescribed sentence for a disobedient son. When a son will not obey his parents, the Torah tells them to bring the son before the elders which will result in the son’s death through stoning. Many parents today might remember times when their sons, usually when they were teenagers, flat out refused to obey. However, the irrevocable punishment of stoning would not occur to us; instead we are horrified at the thought of putting a son to death. When does the behavior of a son cross over this line and be deserving of this harsh punishment? What does this judgment have to do with Israel and Yeshua?
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Welcome to Moed Ministries International and our Shabbat Service for 8-26-2017. This week's Torah Portion is Shoftim. Join us live each week at 10:00 am Pacific Time. See our website at MoedMinistries.com for details.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
This Torah Portion contains references about the selection and affirmation of the king, the priest, and the prophet. Moses tells the children of Israel how to select a king and what principles should govern his behavior in Deuteronomy chapter 17. Moses describes the set apart or sanctified status of the priest and the qualities of a prophet of God in Chapter 18. The offices of king, priest, and prophets are so that the children of Israel will not follow after the ways of the Canaanites who were already in the Promised Land. What can we learn about our own lives through these instructions for the king, the priest, and the prophet? Yeshua, as the divine Son of God, fulfills all the roles of king, priest, and prophet. What do these instructions reveal about Yeshua’s threefold mission?