Commentaries

1 Corinthians 7:25-8:13 – Marriage; Singleness; Widows; Idolatry; Love Is Greater Than Knowledge

The community had written Paul a letter. One of the matters they wrote about was about male/female relationships. This part of Paul’s letter is his response. In the earlier part of this chapter, the Rabbi had instructed Messiah’s followers in Corinth about marriage, singleness and divorce. Paul continues with the subject of marriage. Now about virgins: I have no command

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1 Corinthians 7:1-24 – Marriage; Singleness; Divorce; Remaining In One’s Life-Situation

The Corinthian community had previously written Paul a letter. One of the matters they wrote about was about male/female relationships. This part of Paul’s letter is his response. When Paul wrote this letter, the culture of Corinth, like our culture today, was not teaching people the truth about sex. Corinth known for the sexual promiscuity of its people. In addition

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1 Corinthians 6 Part 2 – Limits To Liberty; Reasons To Avoid Sexual Immorality

Christianity is about Christ. Messianic Judaism is about Messiah; having a close, personal relationship with the Messiah. It’s about having the Spirit of the Father and the Son living in us, teaching us, guiding us, transforming us into the likeness of Yeshua. The emphasis of the New Covenant is faith, not law. It’s about walking by the Spirit, not a

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1 Corinthians 6:1-11 – I’ll See You in Court!

(or: how to completely destroy your credibility) Don’t you just love it when you hear a Christian (usually one with a pride issue) claim that there aren’t any good churches and say something like, “I want to be part of an authentic ‘New Testament’ church.” My response is, “Oh really? Like, say, the Church at Corinth (not exactly a sterling

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1 Corinthians 5 – The Problem Of Tolerating Sexual Immorality

The Problem Of Tolerating Sexual Immorality; Paul’s Decision To Remove The Sexually Immoral Man Must Be Respected; The Need For Holy Living; We Are Not To Judge Sinners Outside The Community; We Are To Judge Those Sinning Inside The Community Corinth was known for its sexual immorality. Since I was young, the sexual morality of the United States has dramatically

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1 Corinthians 4 – The Nature Of Spiritual Leadership

The Corinthians Needed To Support All The Leaders Because Of The Nature Of Spiritual Leadership; They Needed To Support All the Leaders, Not Judge Them; They Were Proud And Needed To Humble Themselves; They Needed To Imitate Paul And The Other Apostles; They Needed To Receive Paul’s Correction Or Experience Unpleasant Consequences When He Arrived There is so much division

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1 Corinthians 3 – Spiritual Maturity Vs. Spiritual Immaturity

Spiritual Maturity Versus Spiritual Immaturity; The Need To End Their Divisions And Unite Around All The Leaders; Leaders Need To Be Careful To Have Messiah-Centered Ministries There are levels of spiritual maturity. Messiah’s followers should desire to be spiritually mature, not immature. The Rabbi lets the Corinthians know that they were spiritually immature when he had been with them, and

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1 Corinthians 2:1-16 – A Simple Message Focusing On Messiah Crucified

A Simple Message Focusing On Messiah Crucified; God’s Wisdom Versus The World’s Wisdom; The Spirit Gives Us God’s Wisdom; The World Can’t Understand God’s Wisdom. People are impressed by the rich and famous and powerful; by those with extra-ordinary beauty or strength or intelligence or talent. The ancient Greeks were impressed by the beauty and strength of the human body,

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1 Corinthians 1:10-31 – Division Must Be Replaced With Unity

Division Must Be Replaced With Unity; A Simple Message About The Messiah Must Be Proclaimed; That Message Is Powerful And Wise; God Uses Ordinary People To Overcome The Powerful I’ve learned that when I need to correct someone, it helps if I first commend him for some of the good things he is doing. That communicates that I appreciate him

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1 Corinthians 1:1-9: Introduction To Corinthians

The Introduction To This Letter; Paul And Sosthenes Introduce Themselves; They Identify The Ones To Whom They Are Writing; A Prayer For Grace And Peace; Their Commendation Of The Corinthians; An Assurance Of God’s Commitment To Them To Keep Them Firm So That They Would Be Blameless When Messiah Returns This letter was written by one of the greatest men

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Colossians 1-2 – Focus On Messiah!

This morning I want to talk about Christianity, specifically the essence of Christianity. It might seem simplistic, but the essence of Christianity is Christ. The essence of Messianic Judaism is Messiah. I say this because there are those who take the focus off of Yeshua and redirect it to other things. For example, the prosperity teachers redirect the focus to

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Romans 16 – Rabbi Paul’s Final Words To The Community

Paul Commends Phoebe To The Christians And Messianic Jews In Rome; He Asks Those Who Received This Letter To Send His Greetings To Others In Rome; He Sends Greetings To The Believers In Rome From Others; He Warns Messiah’s Followers About False Teachers; He Assures Them Of Final Victory; He Prays For Them; He Offers Final Praise To God. We

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Romans 15:14-33 – Blessing Messiah’s Community

The Christians In Rome Should Respect Paul And Receive This Letter With Respect; Paul Intended To Visit Them After Delivering A Donation To The Impoverished Messianic Jews In Jerusalem; He Intended To Get Financial Support From The Romans To Continue His Pioneering Ministry In Spain We are near the end of one of the greatest letters ever written, one of

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Romans 15:1-13 – How To Live In Unity

Maintaining Our Unity By The Strong Bearing With The Failings Of The Weak; By Trying To Please Our Neighbors And Not Ourselves; By Having The Same Attitude Toward Each Other That Messiah Had Toward Us; By Not Separating Because Of Differences In Nationality; A Prayer For Peace, Joy And Hope Because we come from a fallen race, alienated from God

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Romans 14 – Maintaining Our Unity

Maintaining Our Unity Because We Understand The Difference Between Essentials And Non-Essentials; Emphasizing The Spiritual Elements, Not The External Observances Of Religion Because we come from are a fallen race, alienated from God and alienated from one another, it’s hard for people to get along with others. We disagree with someone and we want to end our relationship with him.

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Romans 13:1-14 – Our Responsibility To Government, One Another, And The Present

Our Responsibility To Government - Obedience; Our Responsibility To One Another - Love; Our Responsibility To The Present Time - Messiah-Like Living Paul wrote 11 chapters on theology, teaching us about God and what God wants and what He does and how He works. Now, we are in the section in which the Rabbi helps Christians and Messianic Jews understand

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Romans 12:1-21 – Offer Yourself To God As A Living Sacrifice

Offer Yourself To God As A Living Sacrifice; Renew Your Mind So You Will Be Able To Live The Right Way; Understand Your Gifts So You Can Serve The Best Way; Other Instructions For God-Honoring Living The letter to the Romans was written by one of the greatest men who ever lived. Paul was an apostle (a representative of the

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Romans 11 Part 1 – God Has Not Rejected His People

God Has Not Rejected His People - For Many Reasons; God Expects Gentile Christians To Make The Jewish People Jealous; And Bring Us The Good News So far in his letter to Messiah’s Community in Rome, the Rabbi has informed us that God has saved us with a great salvation, a salvation that we have not earned or deserved. We

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Romans 11 Part 2 – God Has Not Rejected His People

In this chapter, the Apostle to the Gentiles is dealing with a very important question: “Did God reject His people? ” - referring to the nation of Israel. The Rabbi gives many reasons why God has not rejected His people. In the first part of this chapter, he gave us some. He answered his own question, not with a Replacement

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Romans 10:11-21: God’s Word And His Promises Have Not Failed

God Has Not Failed; The Word Of God Has Not Failed; The Gospel Of God Has Not Failed; The Lord Is Not To Be Blamed For The Jewish People Not Being Saved Because God Has Made Salvation Simple, Easy And Accessible; We Are Saved When We Hear The Good News And Believe It And Confess That Yeshua Is Lord; This

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Romans 10:1-10 – Paul’s Heart’s Desire And Prayer Was For Israel’s Salvation

Paul’s Heart’s Desire And Prayer Was For Israel’s Salvation; We Weren’t Saved Because We Lacked Knowledge; We Created A Judaism That Did Not Provide Righteousness; We Did Not Submit To God’s Righteousness Which Is Based On Faith In Messiah; Salvation Is Simple; It Is Not Based On Human Effort; It Is Easily Accessible To The One Who Hears the Good

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Romans 9:10-33 – Understanding The Reasons Why God’s Will Is Sovereign In Salvation

So far in his letter to Messiah’s Community in Rome, the Rabbi has informed us that God has saved us with a great salvation, a salvation that we have not earned or deserved. He has killed our old nature. He has removed us from the control of our old, horrible master, sin. He has freed us from the law of

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Romans 9:1-9 – Even Though Israel Was Tremendously Advantaged, The Majority Failed

Even Though Israel Was Tremendously Advantaged, The Majority Failed; God Is Not To Be Blamed Because His Word To Israel Has Not Failed Because Not All Israel Are Israel; The True Israelis Receive God’s Promise Of Salvation That Is Found In Messiah So far in his letter to Messiah’s Community in Rome, the Rabbi has informed us that God has

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Romans 8:15-39: We Must Share Messiah’s Sufferings So That We Might Share His Glory

We Must Share Messiah’s Sufferings So That We Might Share His Glory; God Has Graced Us In Many Ways So We Can Endure Our Sufferings With Grace And Patience God has done so much for us; is doing so much for us; will do so much for us. He has saved us. He has redeemed us. He has forgiven all

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Romans 8:1-14 – Set Free From The Law Of Sin And Death

Set Free From The Law Of Sin And Death; The Law Of The Spirit Who Gives Life; Messiah Became Our Sin Offering; We Must Live According To The Spirit, Not The Flesh; We Must Set Our Minds On What The Spirit Desires; We are Obligated To Serve God The Way He Wants To Be Served Therefore, there is now no

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