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Psalms 25 – The Way God Works.

Tehilim / Psalms 25 1 Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul. 2 O my God, I trust in thee let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. 3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed let them be ashamed which transgress wi...

Tim Hegg hits the nail on the head!

I received Tim Hegg's news letter this morning and at the end of the news letter he included the article titled "The Hope of the Gospel" (Some thoughts from the director), you can read the article, it is located here.  While reading this...

Did Yeshua Spend Three days and Three Nights in the Grave Prior to the Resurrection?

The question of the resurrection and how many days Yeshua was in the grave between his death on the cross and the resurrection day frequently comes up during this time of the year.  The specific question is:  "Yeshua said he was going to be in the earth (buried) for three days and three nights. If he died on Friday and...

Calling God "Our Father" is this something new?

Have you ever heard it said that “Our Father” is something Yeshua (Jesus) taught that is new and is only found in the New Testament (NT)?   Studying the Scriptures, in reality, referring to the God of Heaven as “Ou...

Thoughts about Textual criticism and manuscript reliability

Thoughts about Textual criticism and the issue of manuscript reliability of the Greek text. Recently someone had asked me about the issue of manuscript reliability and whether I could shed some light upon the topic.  I am not an authori...

Random Thoughts on Antinomianism and the grace of God…

The past several decades, we have seen a dramatic decline in doctrinal and biblical preaching, and most significantly there has been an increase in motivational speaking instead of preaching. In addition to this, many churches today have oriented themselves to a distorted understanding of the gospel by espousing a strange “super-grace” approach that trickles down to not only what they...

The Torah and the Rabbinic Literature produce a Rich Environment for the Interpretation: Yeshua is the Messiah

I have seen this written "There are no scriptures in the Torah that point to Yeshua as the Messiah."  This is a focus point of many anti-missionaries online who hope to change one's faith in Yeshua or to keep one from ever believing Yeshua is the Messiah sent of God.  The most important thing to understand is that the "messianic...

Explaining water Baptism in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit according to the Torah

Matthew 28:18-20 28:18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.  28:19 ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 28:20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and...

Some Food for Thought…

After the death, burial, and bodily resurrection of Yeshua, the disciples became disheartened, and turned back to their previous occupation fishing. While fishing Yeshua stood upon the sea shore, Peter realizing that it was the Lord, jumped i...

Insights from the Dead Sea Scrolls – The Torah and the Rod of Correction

I recently obtained an English translation of The Dead Sea Scrolls from HarperCollins Publishers, 2005, and I found an interesting paragraph in the Damascus Document that I felt was worth sharing.  This scroll is important (at least this paragraph is important) since it is related to the way in which many people view the Torah and how they handle...

Nisan 5776: Happy Passover

Shalom Everyone, Nisan 5776: Happy Passover Chag Sameach from MATSATI(dot)COM Teaching Ministry. Passover Greetings in the name of the name our Risen Master. The festival of Passover is upon us. As you celebrate your seder meals in remembrance of the Master, his last supper, his suffering, his death, and his resurrection, I hope everyone has a wonderful time tonight. May the LORD bless...

A personal relationship with God through Rabbi Nachman

Did you know Chassidic Judaism teaches of a mystical internalization and personalization of a relationship with God through an intermediary?  Does this sound familiar?  The interesting thing is this principle may be illustrated in Christianity.  Take for example, have you heard the Christian cliche "do you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ?"  Thinking about this statement, obviously the...

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