What does the Bible say about a pre-tribuation rapture, and what effect does the rapture have on the timing of the salvation of Israel? In this episode, Kevin explores the biblical teachings about the rapture, the great tribulation, the Day of the Lord, and where Messianic Jews fit in a biblical understanding of the sequence of end-time events and the return of Yeshua (Jesus).
In most people’s minds, “church” is a physical place, and “going to church” means traveling to that special congregational building, at a special time, in order to attend and participate in worship services. But is this really what the Scriptures say is the true nature of “church”? What if the way we typically think of “church” is actually completely wrong? In this introductory episode, Kevin begins to challenge the traditional meaning and understanding of what the Bible really says about “church.”
When believers in Yeshua first come in to a Messianic or Hebraic understanding of the faith, it can be an exciting and spiritually invigorating time. But as you begin to navigate this new, unfamiliar territory, it can also be confusing. Is this a Jewish faith? Is it Christian? Is it somewhere in the middle? And despite having moved on from one brand of religion, you end up just exchanging it for another one, mistaking it for a “true faith” in God. In this episode, Kevin addresses this blind spot that many believers have whenever they begin traveling a new spiritual path, and suggests a way to successfully reach God without religion.
In today’s divided, biblically confused Body of Messiah, it’s hard to know who truly shares the faith of the Scriptures. What, then, are the minimum beliefs that should allow basic fellowship with other believers, and identify each of us as having an essential, biblical faith? In this episode, Kevin explores the 6 non-negotiables that form the foundation of Scriptural relationships.
It has been an issue in modern Messianic Jewish congregations basically since the beginning: many Gentile congregants have felt like second-class citizens in part because they’ve heard the often-repeated refrain, “to the Jew first.” In this episode, Kevin looks at the Scriptures to determine if this possible doctrine of favoritism has any basis in Scripture, and, if so, whether it is compatible with the Bible’s call for unity between Jews and Gentiles.
For a full week every year, beginning at Passover, God commands Israel to eat only food made without leaven (matzah) as a reminder of how God brought freedom to Israel and rescued them from their slavery in Egypt forever. In this episode, Kevin helps you to inwardly prepare yourself for the Passover season with a powerful insight into the matzah that will reveal and convict your heart of your true reality in Yeshua.
As Messianic Jews, what should our attitude be toward Jewish tradition? According to some, Paul tells us that we should keep the traditions of Judaism, just as long as they don’t contradict or violate Scripture. But is such an assertion really true? In this episode, Kevin closely examines the teachings of Paul and Yeshua for a Scriptural view of tradition.
Each one of us believes that we know what’s true—what’s right and good. But without a sole, objective standard to guide and enlighten us, then what’s really true will be nearly impossible to find—namely, the absolute truth of the word of God. In this final part of a 3-part series, Kevin exhorts all true followers of Yeshua to admit the Bible’s sufficiency and supremacy, and to dedicate every breath of your being to bearing the standard of Scripture. Are you willing to join the cause?
When we seek out and listen to other voices of influence to provide us guidance about how to live our lives as believers in Yeshua, were saying that God’s own words aren’t enough—that every Scripture that was breathed onto the page by God Himself is insufficient. In this second part of a 3-part series, Kevin reveals the hostile influences which you may be allowing to work in your life that are keeping you from effectively bearing the standard of Scripture.
What happens when we fail to fix our eyes on the standard of God’s word? What makes the Bible such a supreme and perfect standard? What does it mean to bear the standard of Scripture? In this first part of a 3-part series based on Kevin’s must-read book, Kevin explains what Yeshua taught us about bearing the standard of Scripture, and how it affects our ability to believe in and walk out the reality of our salvation.