Jesus answered him, "The first of all the commandments is: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 'And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment. "And the second, like it, is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these." (Mark 12:29-31; Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Leviticus 19:18)

 

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The Ancient World

Giants in the Land? 

During our Messiah’s three days and three nights in the grave, Peter records that He preached to the spirits in prison who had been there since the days of Noah. Who are these spirits and why are they in prison?

Who are the Sons of God? The New Testament demonstrates that God's purpose for Christians is for them to become Sons of God. As early as Genesis, Sons of God are mentioned, however, who they are seems to change during different eras of Biblical history.
 The world lives today with the worship of pagan gods; not just pagan idols but in yielding to the god of pleasure more than to the instructions of the Creator God. Even such practices as abortion are a replay of ancient pagan practices of child sacrifice. This sermon describes these wretched similarities. 

Turkey, Another Son of Esau 

Many remember the rule exerted over the Middle East by the Ottoman Empire from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century. Most, however, don't realize the real history of Turkey began thousands of years earlier with the grandson of Isaac. How is Turkey important in today's news? What is behind the use of Turkish ships to penetrate the Israeli security ring around Gaza?

Ancient Israel
There are more than 100 scriptures foretelling the coming of the savior whom God promised to send to earth. This sermon goes beyond the mere prophecies to see if there isn’t more we can learn about God’s plan for us from one who served as a physical foreshadow of our Messiah.
Highlights in the life of the shepherd who became King of Israel. Most people know about David and Goliath and David and Bathsheba but they don't know about the events in between. Learn the whole story about the man after "God's own heart."

A King Like No Others  

What were the characteristics of the king described as "A king like no others." Was it David or his son Solomon? If not who was it and what were the characteristics of the one said to be "a king like no others?  

The Dates of Our Messiah's Birth and Death   

An investigation of the dates of the birth of John the Baptist, the birth of Jesus Christ, and the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. References are made to various scriptures including the seventy weeks prophesy of Daniel 9. Links are provided to appropriate calendars.

Lost Israel

Both the Old and New Testament refer to the Lost Tribes of Israel. Who are they? Do they exist today? This sermon will tell you where they are and why they are there.

Ephraim  

The Ten Lost Tribes of Israel contains two prophetically key tribes: Ephraim and Manasseh. Most of this sermon discusses their history and future from the perspective of the book “Ephraim” written by Jewish author Yair Davidy.

Modern Israel

The War Over Israel's Land 

Ezekiel 36 shows that because of Edom’s hatred of the Israelites, God’s concern for His Holy Name, and Edom’s claims over Israel’s God-given land, God will punish the so-called Palestinians. This sermon also discusses end-time prophesies including the return of the Israelite tribes.

Modern History

The History of the Church vs. the Synagogue 

This sermon takes you through the relationship of the Christian Church and the Jewish Synagogue throughout history by discussing this relationship during the following eras and major events: The first fifty years following the crucifixion; the beginning of theological conflict and persecution; “heretics” and the synagogue; the impact of the Jewish revolts and the parting of the way; and a review of the major causes of the rift between Christians and Jews.

Palestinians are in the news almost every day. Who are they? What is their history? News media give one set of answers but the Bible gives quite another understanding. You'll be surprised to learn you didn't know the whole story. God prophesies their future.

Memorial Days  

D-Day, another Memorial Day of American and British military power, remembers the sacrifices of those who made victory possible. This sermon discusses these nations’ former power and concludes by warning of the potential dangers caused by our nations’ drift toward secularism. 

 
 
 

 

 
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