Sermons 2014

Sermons Recorded at Restoration Messianic Fellowship during 2014

  • 2014-01-25 Laws Flow from Narrative
    Laws do not exist in a vacuum. They represent a vision of what an ideal society should look like. That vision, in turn, comes from the stories and history of the people who make those laws. This is true for Israel and for the United States.
  • 2014-03-01 Just What is the Gospel
    When I was young in the faith, I had real trouble finding someone who could give me a coherent explanation of the Gospel.
  • 2041-03-29 Corrupt Instituitons
    Commentary on Matthew 15:1-9 All human institutions become corrupt if they hang around long enough - even those established by God. Once an institution has ceased to serve the purpose for which it was created, it should be abolished, or you should come out of it.
  • 2014-04-26 Love Your Neighbor
    The Bible exhorts us to 'love your neighbor as yourself,' but what does that mean and how does one actually do it? As might be expected, the Torah gives us practical instruction.
  • Redemption from Parshat Behar
    Torah portion Behar discusses the seven and fifty year cycles of release. It includes the responsibility of the community to redeem land and persons who have been sold. These commandments translate directly into the Book of Revelation and the final redemption of the earth and all its people.
  • 2014-07-26 Cyclical and Linear Time
    The generation that left Egypt and died in the wilderness is often regarded as a failure. I do not entirely accept that because they lived 40 more years and died in the hope and promise that their journey would be completed by their children. Just so with we who live our lives waiting for Messiah's return. We may not see that event, but we faithfully live our lives in the hope that our children will. Herein lies the difference between cyclical time and the hope embodied in linear time.
  • 2014-08-23 Elul - Prepare for Yom Kippur
    There are 40 days from Rosh Kodesh Elul until Yom Kippur. This is a time for reflection and planning as you prepare to go into the new year. It would be very helpful during this time to simplify your life by getting rid of distractions that keep you from focusing on what's important. The world crisis of the week will still be there in 40 days as will the cute cat videos. What will not be there in 40 days is this opportunity to prepare.
  • 2014-11-29 Companionship along the Way
    Why do we persist in following God in the face of all of the difficulties this world makes for believers? Y'ashua says that He is the Way. A way or path should be leading toward a goal. In His case, the Way leads to life.
  • 2014-12-27 Why We Need a Savior
    Some in the Messianic movement come out of the Sunday church and slide right into Judaism losing the Savior in the process. A Savior is central to God's purposes for His Creation and this talk explores some of the reasons for that.