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…
In this week’s message, Bill shares from Luke 7:36-50.
Brant taught about the need to choose which voices we listen to–the positive ones or the negative ones. We need to focus on listening to G-d and not allow ourselves to be distracted by negative influences. He encouraged us to examine our own words to ensure that we’re speaking words that encourage and bring light.
In this week’s message, Brant teaches us that we’re called to repentance and that repentance means a life of change, restoration, and reconciliation for us.
As we enter the month of Elul, Brant taught about the importance of reconciliation in the forty days leading up to Yom Kippur and the centrality of forgiveness and reconciliation to community life. Yeshua taught that we need to forgive one another in order to be forgiven by the Father (Mark 11.25, Matthew 6.14-15).
In this week’s message, Brant exhorts us all (strongly) to find ways to serve in our community—serving being the highest calling as modeled by Yeshua. We also explored the tie between Romans 11, Ruth and the unique role Messianic Gentiles play within the Messianic Jewish movement.