Welcome to The Crimson Thread. the teaching web site of Jon Behrens, pastor of Restoration Messianic Fellowship in the Boulder/Longmont area of Northern Colorado. You will find here articles on various Scriptural subjects as well as Bible studies that have been recorded at RMF.

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  • The Tabernacle and the New Jerusalem6/27/2022 9:24:29 AM

    In the New Heaven and the New Earth, it appears that the New Jerusalem will be analogous to the Tabernacle in the wilderness.

  • Spies - Fear of Success6/26/2022 4:23:58 PM

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    When Moses sent the spies into the Land they came back with a bad report that panicked the nation. What might have been their motivation? Perhaps it was fear that the invasion would succeed and they would have to give up the intimate presence of God and exchange it to become just an ordinary nation.

    This recording is a part of the series: "Sermons"

    You may also listen on Stitcher

  • Generosity - Training the Heart6/24/2022 11:58:11 AM

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    In the Sermon on the Plain in Luke 6, Y'shua comforts the poor and excoriates the rich. Wealth is a training and testing vehicle for the poor and the rich alike. God's heart is open and flowing with love and sustenance for us. Since we are creatures in the image of God, it should be our goal to train our hearts to be open and generous. How does one do that?

  • Full Circle6/23/2022 9:14:49 AM

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    This final session in the Elijah-Elisha series comes full circle when Elisha completes a task originally given to Elijah at Mt. Sinai. This indicates that God, in a sense, does not regard the person of the prophet important so much as the word spoken through him.

    This recording is a part of the series: "Elijah and Elisha"

    You may also listen on iTunes

  • Hardness of Heart6/22/2022 9:27:09 AM

    Biblically, a hard heart makes it impossible for a person to see God's miracles for what they are.

  • Jeremiah 3,4 Faithless Wife6/21/2022 9:32:53 AM

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    Here God talks of the spiritual adultery of Israel and declares that her sister Judah is worse. At the time of the prophecy Israel had been in exile for over a century and Judah had not yet been exiled to Babylon. Even though God declares all of the reasons for His sorrow, He also promises a return and a reunification of the two houses.

    This recording is a part of the series: "Jeremiah 2022"

    You may also listen on Stitcher

  • A Sense of Eternity6/20/2022 8:14:55 AM

    Secularists have no good explanation of why we have a sense of the eternal. In Ecclesiastes the phrase, 'under the Sun' refers to the created order. Why did God put a sense of eternity into us?

  • The Humility of Moses6/19/2022 3:40:47 PM

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    In Numbers 12 Moses is described as the most humble man on earth. Since Moses had no problem killing an Egyptian slave master, confronting Pharaoh and arguing with God, humility must involve something other that shy self effacement. In what sense does humility apply to this greatest of all the prophets?

    This recording is a part of the series: "Sermons"

    You may also listen on Stitcher

  • Watch What You Say - the Laws of Proper Speech6/17/2022 12:38:37 PM

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    Speech is our most powerful faculty, either for good or evil, thus it is important that one study the laws of proper speech. This talk discusses evil speech, hurtful speech and courageous speech. Evil speech - lashon hara - is speech that damages a third party. Hurtful Speech - ona'as devarim - is speech that damages the one spoken to. Courageous speech expresses joy and hope in the face of a society that encourages cynicism and negativity.

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Torah Portion

Numbers 16:1—18:32
I Samuel 11:14—12:22
John 11:28-44

Thus said the Lord:
"Stand by the crossroads
and consider,
Inquire about ancient paths:
Which is the road to happiness?
Travel it, and find tranquillity
for yourselves."
(Je 6:16)