Sermons

Beatitudes: The Peacemakers

In this week’s message, Brant continues our study of the Beatitudes, picking up in Matthew 5:9. It’s not easy to make peace, but Yeshua’s teachings require us to take steps to make peace, to turn this world right-side up, if we’re going to expand the kingdom of heaven here and now. We’re called to bring change to the world around us in a way that reflects and honors Yeshua.

Hope

In this week’s message, our guest speaker Tod McDowell brought us a word about tikvah (hope). He taught about where hope comes from (Col. 1.27) and how we need hope to be able to walk out our lives by faith.

Beatitudes: The Pure in Heart

In this week’s message, Brant explores what it means to be “pure in heart” (Psalm 24:3-5) and how we become “pure in heart”. Do we seek to live a life of integrity, doing the “right” thing even when we know it won’t be rewarded here on earth and may even cost us? Or are we conformed to the world around us?

Beatitudes: Mercy for the Merciful

Brant continues in our study of the Beatitudes by exploring Matthew 5:7. From Moshe in Exodus to us today, we all need mercy. HaShem is “compassionate and gracious” (merciful), but He expects His children to extend mercy to others, showing our compassion for them and mirroring His compassion for us.

Beatitudes: Those Who Mourn

In this week’s message, Brant explored the connection between those who mourn and those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. In Hosea 4, we read about the land mourning due to the lack of righteousness as the L-rd pronounced judgement on Israel. Yeshua wants us to be sensitive to the unrighteousness around, not to become numb to it, and to pursue righteousness–and change the world around us.

Beatitudes: Abundance or Scarcity?

In this week’s message, Brant reminded us that abundance comes from the L-rd and warned us that, in the west, it requires diligence to live a life that’s “poor in Spirit”. Instead of relying on the L-rd like Joseph, and living lives of abundance, we can easily end up looking to our surroundings and living lives of fear based on perceived scarcity.

Beatitudes: A Radical Message for Radical Disciples

In this week’s message, Brant explores what it really mean to be poor in spirit. As disciples of Yeshua, we are called to make a difference. We shouldn’t accept the world’s ever-changing morals; instead, we should walk in humility, focusing on G‑d and His standards–not on the standards and priorities of the world.