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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  • Mussar 15 Faith10/4/2023 8:30:19 AM

    Faith is the faculty that allows us to deal with the future and with the unknown. It is intrinsic to our makeup as humans and is placed into us by God. How do we develop that characteristic so that it becomes a mainstay for our lives?

  • Poetic Combinations10/3/2023 8:38:14 AM

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    While the 'one line poem' can store wisdom in a very compact form, the Bible also uses them in combinations to make deeper points. Here we will explore some examples where these poems are arranged into chiasms or are grouped loosely by subject.

    This recording is a part of the series: "Biblical Wisdom"

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  • The Next Messianic Event10/2/2023 10:35:57 AM

    The pattern of Israel's exile and return suggests that another messianic event is eminent.

  • Succot, a Reminder of Exile10/1/2023 3:29:32 PM

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    The feast of Succot where Israel is to live in tents for a week is to serve as a reminder that we are in exile, no matter how civilized we become. Exile began in the Garden, was repeated at the Exodus and at the Assyrian, Babylonian and Roman expulsions. The book of Hebrews also emphasizes that we are just passing through. So, how do we behave under these circumstances?

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

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  • Forgiveness9/29/2023 7:53:53 AM

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    With the exile of Christianity from our culture, we are seeing the death of forgiveness and the rise of ritual shaming. Forgiveness is seen as letting our enemies 'get away with it.' This is wrong. Biblical forgiveness is how we are able to heal, both as individuals and as a nation.

  • Revelation 2, Smyrna9/28/2023 2:00:24 PM

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    Smyrna, persecution and the promise of resurrection.

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

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  • Mussar 14 Responsibility9/27/2023 2:37:18 PM

    We are all responsible for our actions. As important, we are also responsible for our brother. Each of these areas of responsibility has different ramifications.

  • Jonah, Why We Read it on Yom Kippur9/25/2023 9:01:49 AM

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    It is traditional to read the book of Jonah on Yom Kippur. This talk, inspired by Rabbi Fohrman of AlephBeta.org, explores Jonah in the context of the tension between strict justice and divine compassion. In other words, why would Jonah rather die than see Nineveh repent?

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  • The Fear of God9/24/2023 12:25:38 PM

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    Proverbs says that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. The Hebrew word for fear in this and other passages actually has two meanings: 'fear' and 'awe'. Depending on context, it can be translated either way. One of the goals of life might be moving from fear of God toward awe of God. In this there is fullness of joy.

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

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Torah Portion
Shemini Atzeret

Deuteronomy 14:22-16:17
Zechariah 14
Acts 23:12-35

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)