Foundations

Foundations

The World Needs Shabbat

The increase in violence and hateful discourse highlights a culture, our culture, that is coming apart at its seams. The recent attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue confirms that we have reached a breaking point. Our society needs to learn how to rest, how to take a break and gain perspective. G-d has already provided the answer by giving us Shabbat. Brant helps us learn…

To Be a Blessing

We are all called to be a blessing. 1Jo 3:18 admonishes us to demonstrate our love “in deed and truth.” We are called to community, but we have to find place in our community that allows us to engage and build and serve, so that we can be a blessing and so that our community can be a blessing, too.

Little Children, Love One Another

Yeshua, and his apostles, taught that love is the greatest gift. The New Covenant teaches that G-d’s Spirit will write His commandments on our hearts and will empower us to walk in them, to love G-d and to love one another. This is the only way that G-d’s love, exampled in the life, obedience and sacrifice of Messiah Yeshua, can be formed in us. John reminded…

The Beginning and Sin

In this week’s message, as we begin again in B’reisheet (Genesis), Brant poses the question, “What is sin?”, and asks us to consider the effects of church history, our culture, and our worldview on our answer. Is our answer more complicated than it needs to be? Could the answer be much simpler than we think?

New Covenant in the Torah

In this week’s message, Brant shows us that the message of the New Covenant, the Gospel message, is not first revealed in the Gospels, or even in the words of the prophets Jeremiah and Ezekiel, but is actually rooted in Torah and can be first seen in Parashah Nitzavim—in Deuteronomy 30.

What is Being Made Old and Vanishing?

In this week’s message, Brant looks at what’s being made “old” in Hebrews 8. Reminding us that that the Old Covenant is Israel’s agreement to so all the things that ADONAI has spoken through Moshe—and not the Torah itself, we discover that what’s really being made “old and vanishing” is our faithless heart condition that…

Reaching the Weak

In this week’s message, Brant weaves together the messages from our “Foundations” series using Romans 14-15. He highlights the very practical ways that Paul gives to walk out faith that reveals Messiah Yeshua to the Jewish community, preparing them to reach the world.

Covenant Community

In this week’s message, Brant looked at “covenant community” and how the biblical model of community is at odds with our contemporary culture. Instead of focusing on self and emphasizing love of self, as disciples of Yeshua we should walk out our love for one another, showing it through our actions, first to our mishpocha and then to the world around us.…