Remnant of Israel Shabbat Messages
By Remnant of Israel Messianic Synagogue
Remnant of Israel Shabbat MessagesMay 28, 2023
Shavuot Message 2023
After having four members of the congregation read the four chapters of the Book of Ruth, Philip Snell delivers a short message on Shavuot (Pentecost), one of the three major holidays where all the people of Israel were commanded to go to the temple in Jerusalem.
Yeshua and the Not Lepers
Today is the 49th day of the Omer (the day before Shavuot/Pentecost), and Brian Fritz gives us today's Torah message, based on Yeshua healing the ten lepers (Luke 17:11-19, TLV). Brian also explains how biblical leprosy was not the same thing as a modern medical diagnosis of leprosy.
Jerusalem and Salvation
Today we are happy to once again have guest speakers Rabbi Jerry Miller and his wife Jo from Kingdom Living in Kansas City. Rabbi Jerry speaks on "Jerusalem and Salvation", and gives 10 key points of salvation that have happened or will happen in Jerusalem. Jo Miller also speaks, and has a prophetic word for us.
What Does The Bible Say About Fasting?
In his message today, Philip Snell reviews most of the times in the Bible when fasting is mentioned, and gives the context and goals of these fastings. Then Philip invites Zac Williams to talk about his experiences with fasting, and extended fasts. Finally, Philip and Zac invite everyone present to share their experiences with fasting. (The audio was sometimes given extra amplification in order to help hear the audience members who did not have a microphone. We apologize for the occasional poor sound quality.)
Prayer and Fasting for Israel
In his message of May 06, 2023 (delayed posting from last week), Philip Snell tells us about the "Isaiah 62" 21-day fast for Israel, May 7–28, 2023, organized by the International House of Prayer (IHOP) of Kansas City (https://www.ihopkc.org/isaiah62-kc-hub/) and talks about fasting in general. .
The Fear of The Lord
In his message today, Philip Snell returns to his series on The Gifts of The Spirit. This message continues on from Joe George's talk of two weeks ago. Philip first defines what fear of The Lord is, and then goes on to talk about other characteristics of it, such as why it inspires confidence.
The Torah of Sacrifice and Relationships
Today we welcome the first appearance of Modesto Castellano as a teacher, giving the midrash, or teaching on today's Torah portion (Leviticus 6:12-7:38).
Not By Might, Not By Power
We are very pleased to have Joe George with us, and his teaching today is on the gifts of The Holy Spirit.
A True Story
Today we are glad to have Joe George with us, and he tells us "A True Story", examining an allegorical story about a king, his ambassador and a co-worker, a villain who is against the king, and a hero who is for the king. Joe describes how the king had set up everything right, until the villain convinced the ambassador and his co-worker to do wrong and they were expelled from the kingdom. Then a hero arises to set everything right again.
Preparing our Hearts for Passover
To help us prepare for Passover, Philip Snell, in his message today, and with the help of a number of scripture readers, retells the story of Yeshua's Passover sacrifice. Also assisting Philip are April, with a special dance from the dance team, and Jonathon and Laura performing the song "God Rested".
Speaking in Tongues part 3
Today Philip Snell concludes his three-part series on speaking in tongues. In this teaching, he discusses six major points regarding speaking in tongues.
Speaking In Tongues part 2
Tikkun and Identity - guest speaker Ben Juster
Today guest speaker Ben Juster updates us on Tikkun America, and talks about our identity in Messiah. Posting delayed from 2023-Mar-11.
Purim - Invisible Victory
Today Philip Snell interrupts his series on the gifts of the Spirit to talk about Purim, and about how God is always protecting us, even if he is unseen.
2022 Visit to Zambia and Malawi
Speaking in Tongues
Today, Philip Snell continues his series on the gifts of The Spirit, starting a new section on speaking in tongues. Philip points out that although it is a controversial subject and there are many viewpoints on it, speaking in tongues was created by God, and it is His gift to His Church, so we should not reject it out of hand. Included are two testimonies from congregants.
The Ruach – Prophecy part 3
Philip Snell continues with part 3 of his series on receiving and operating in the gift of prophecy.
The Ruach – Prophecy part 2
Philip Snell continues with part 2 of his series on receiving and operating in the gift of prophecy. Posting of part 2 was delayed from February 04, 2023. Part 1 was on Jan 14, 2023.
Torah Portion Midrash - The Importance of Obedience
Today Jonathan Hopkins delivers a midrash (commentary on today's torah portion) giving examples from when he was a kid using a Commodore 64, as an adult assembling a new dresser, and going back to the Torah portion, Aaron's two sons Abihu and Nadab destroyed by heavenly fire in Leviticus 10.
Joy In The Journey
Today we again welcome guest speakers Rabbi Jerry and Jo Miller, this is their third visit to Remnant. Rabbi Jerry teaches on the importance of Joy, and lists four points that show how an attitude of joy improves our thinking. Jo Miller brings us a prophetic word.
The Ruach - Prophecy (part 1)
Today Philip Snell continues his series on the Holy Spirit and the gifts of The Spirit, including prophecy. He begins with the definition of prophecy and goes on to talk about the two types of prophecy, and the three purposes of prophecy. Included is a great story from the life of Charles Spurgeon. He concludes with the dangers of confirmation bias.
Oaths and Vows
Today Philip Snell interrupts his series on the gifts of The Spirit to deliver a message, delayed from the Hanukkah and New Year season, on "Oaths and Vows". The Bible shows us that because of the greatness of God, we should be careful about making oaths or vows, since we as humans are so limited compared to God.
I Know In Whom I Believe
Today we are pleased to have guest speakers Dr. Stephen and Pamela Guise. Stephen tells some amusing stories of his early life as an "Episco-pagan", and later becoming a Satanist, and finally an "Evangelical Atheist", before he was saved by arguing with a Christian man for hours. Pamela shares some prophetic words, and finally Amber Williams also shares some prophetic words.
Feast of Dedication - Past, Present, and Future
In his message today, Brian Fritz talks about the meaning of the Feast of Dedication (Chanukkah) as applied to the Old Testament (Tanach), as applied to the New Testament (Brit Chadasha), and as applied to prophesied events yet to come.
The Ruach - Desire the Gifts
Philip Snell continues his series on the gifts of the Ruach (Holy Spirit), urging us today to fervently desire the gifts of The Spirit, so that God might give them to us as He so chooses.
The Ruach - Are All The Gifts For Us Today?
Philip Snell continues his series on the gifts of the Ruach (Holy Spirit), today discussing the question of whether miraculous gifts still occur in the present day, or whether they stopped altogether in centuries past when the original apostles died.
The Ruach - The Loving Use of Temporary Gifts
Today Philip Snell teaches (mostly from 1 Corinthians 13, the "weddings chapter") on why the gifts of the Ruach (Holy Spirit) must be used in agape love, lest they be useless or worse. Philip shows that 1 Corinthians 13 goes way past just weddings.
Gratitude Begins With Grace
Today Philip Snell delivers his message on grace, and why gratitude is important. Philip shows that if we understand our redeemed position in the grace of Yeshua, gratitude comes naturally.
The Word of God
Qualifications for Shammash
Philip Snell continues his discussion of deacons (shammash, servant-leaders), based on 1 Timothy 3 and the qualifications for deacons listed there. We apologize for a 2 or 3 minute gap in today's recording due to technical difficulties. The 2 or 3 minute gap has been replaced with 2 or 3 seconds of pink noise for easy recognition.
Healthy Shamash, Healthy Congregation
For his message today, Philip Snell was inspired by the book Deacons: How They Serve and Strengthen the Church by Matt Smethurst. In Messianic Judaism, instead of deacon, we usually say shamash (servant or servant-leader). Philip talks about how shamashim are chosen, what is expected of them, and also some examples of what happened when the need for shamashim first occurred in the early days of the Church.
Torah Service Message for 2022-Oct-29 (Exodus 13:1-20)
Unreasonable Grace for an Impossible Life
Today's message (delayed from October 22, 2022) is given by Jerry and Jo Miller, visiting us once again from Kingdom Living of Lenexa, Kansas. Jerry talks about the importance of grace in our lives, and gives examples such as a confrontation years after WW2 between Corrie Ten Boom (an Auschwitz survivor) and a man who was a brutal guard at Auschwitz.
Sukkot, Ecclesiastes, and Rejoicing
Philip Snell talks about why the feast of Sukkot is a holiday of rejoicing, and about what Solomon meant when he said "...all is vanity...", and about where Yeshua (Jesus) was when he said "All those who are thirsty, let them come to me."
On this sabbath between Yom Teruah and Yom Kippur, Jonathan Hopkins delivers a message on the subject of teshuvah (return). This is a timely message because the general theme of the high holy days is repentance and returning to God.
The Forgiveness of God
Special guests Rabbi Jerry Miller and his wife Jo, are with us today from the Tikkun organization. Rabbi Jerry delivers today's message on the greatness of God's forgiveness, and Jo has a prophetic word for the congregation.
Membership Responsibility for Reconciliation
Delayed from Saturday, September 17, 2022, Philip Snell continues with the 'New Members' series of the last few weeks. Today's message is timely as we approach the holy days of repentance and reconciliation. (On a technical note, there are two 15-second gaps in today's message, at about 30 minutes and again at about 57 minutes, where the message was overwritten with white noise due to technical difficulties. Please accept our apologies. )
The Ruach - Every Member A Shamash
Delayed from Saturday, September 10, 2022, Philip Snell continues with the 'New Members' series of the last few weeks. Today's message is, "The Ruach (Holy Spirit) - Every Member A Shamash (Servant). The vision here is that every member of the congregation is gifted to serve in some capacity, as described in the 'different parts of the body' chapter of 1 Corinthians 12:12-32.
Profound Struggles, A Profound God
Today Brian Fritz delivers the Torah service message based on today's Torah portion, starting with baby Moses in Egypt, which we join already in progress due to technical difficulties.
Principia Theologia Parts 5 & 6 - The Cross (5), Resurrection (6)
Joe George concludes his six-part series on foundational theological principles with a double presentation: part five, the meaning and purpose of the Cross, and part six, the factual basis for believing in the resurrection.
George Family Bat Mitzvah
Instead of the usual message, today we present the audio of the entire service (with minor deletions for brevity). Today's Sabbath service is special, not only because it is a Torah service, but also because it is a Bat Mitzvah service for the George family (Tsuriya).
Principia Theologia Part 4: The Person in the Work of Christ
Joe George continues the (anticipated) five-part series with Part 4, in which he discusses the reasons that Yeshua came to Earth, and what He accomplished while He was here.
Principia Theologia Part 3 - Man
Today Joe George continues with part three of a series on our core beliefs and principles. Part one was on truth and logic, but without any reference to Scripture. Part two (by Philip Snell) was on God and Scripture. In today's message, Joe explains how mankind spoiled God's perfect creation, and why, if God is good, does he allow evil?
The Ruach - Core Beliefs and Experience
Philip Snell continues his new series on the gifts of the Spirit, based on 1 Corinthians 12 (and later 13 and 14). Today he talks about how our core beliefs affect our view of Scripture.
Principia Theologia Part 1 - Intro, The Bible, and Natural Theology
Joe George begins a five-part series on Theology and Apologetics, today laying the groundwork for how we can prove, using principles of logic, such things as the existence of God, and the supernatural origin of scripture. This is also excellent background for Christian Apologetics, because it allows disciples to offer proof of their beliefs to others.
The Importance of Membership in a Congregation
In his message today, Philip Snell discusses the importance of the local congregation, and more specifically membership within the local community. Philip lists five functions that the local congregation performs.
The Ruach in Acts
Williams Family Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Instead of the usual message, today we present the audio of the entire service (with minor deletions for brevity). Today's Sabbath service is special, not only because it is a Torah service, but also because it is a Bar/Bat Mitzvah service for the Williams family (Zeke and Naomi).
The Spirit Giftings - Introduction
In his message today, Philip Snell begins a new series on the gifts of the Spirit, based on 1 Corinthians 12 (and later 13 and 14).
More Reports From the 2022 Tikkun Conference
Philip Snell and others continue their reports from the 2022 Tikkun Conference. Philip gives a short talk on the importance of avoiding gossip.
Testimonies After 2022 Tikkun Conference
Instead of a regular message, today several returnees from the 2022 Tikkun Conference in Baltimore Maryland give their testimonies.
Shavuot (Pentecost) - Discussion and Q & A
In his message today, Joe George talks about our responsibility to God when we vote (there is an election coming up), and leads an interactive discussion on Shavuot (Pentecost), and on several other subjects as well.
Bat Mitzvah Torah Message
Today, on the day of her Bat Mitzvah, Aline Snell delivers the Torah Message. Her father Philip introduces her.
Group Identity - the Mind of Messiah
Today, Philip Snell returns to his series of messages based on the book The Other Half of Church. He uses the analogy of a campfire to compare to our innate desire to belong to a group, or multiple groups. He teaches that we must not be swayed by the beliefs of other groups, but instead keep following what the Messiah would have us do.
Reconciliation and Blessing
In today's message (delayed from 05/14/22), Zac Williams starts with the Torah portion (Genesis 32:3-33 to 33:17) and goes on to consider some of the miracles recorded in the Bible, and shows that sometimes the blessings that God wants to pour out are limited, not because of sin, and not because of God's will, but rather by our own capacity to receive or contain them.
Crazy Miracles and Crazy Faith
In his message today, Brian Fritz uses today's Torah portion (Genesis 32:4 to Gen 33:4, the story of Jacob meeting Esau), as a way to show that although families sometimes have "crazy" problems, God is able to overcome them.
Group Identity of Israel
In his message today, Philip Snell returns to his series of talks based on the book The Other Half of Church. Philip looks at the book of Exodus and the story of Moses leading the people of Israel out of Egypt, to develop a list of 16 characteristics that the people of Israel (or the people of God) should have.
Let God Be God
In his message today, Zac Williams lists seven main points to follow in letting God be God in our daily lives and prayers.
In his message this evening, Joe George teaches that the resurrected Yeshua is the true first fruits offering to God, and that His resurrection is an actual physical reality, the most important event since the creation, and not merely a symbol or a saying.
In his message today for the Feast of Unleavened Bread, Zac Williams teaches about Yeshua's time between His death and resurrection, and also about how God shows mercy on us, even when we are experiencing hard times.
A Discussion of Apologetics
Joe George leads an apologetics seminar, and shows several ways to respond to someone's statements concerning the Gospel. Included is an amusing reference to TV detective "Columbo".
The Spiritual Congregation of God's People
Zac Williams uses today's Torah portion (esp. Genesis 28:10-15, Jacob's Dream/Jacob's Ladder) as a starting point to tie together: the layout of the twelve tribes in Numbers 2, Ezekiel's vision of four creatures (Ezekiel 1), the four living creatures in Revelation 4-6, and the four gates of the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21).
Introduction to Group Identity
Philip Snell continues his series of messages based on the book The Other Half of Church. Today he teaches that God uses group identity as a part of transforming our character into the image of Messiah Yeshua, and that we can understand group identity both in scripture and in our people.
Building Chesed (Grace)
Philip Snell continues his series of talks, reminding us that in order to carry out the Great Commission and witness to others, our two most important requirements are chesed (grace) and simcha (joy).
In his message today, Philip Snell resumes his series based on the book "The Other Half of Church". As disciple-makers, we are required to form character, not just knowledge; and we must make ourselves good examples for others, because we teach not just by what we say, but by what we do.
Panel Discussion Q&A on the Ukraine/Russian War
Today, instead of a usual message, Philip Snell and Zac Williams lead a Q&A panel discussion on the Russian/Ukraine war. Questions include, 'What is the difference between a just and an unjust war?', 'Who should we pray for in this war?', and 'Where is God during times of war?'
Chesed (Grace) and Conviction
Zac Williams talks about how God is bringing His body of believers together as one. He uses as an example a YouTube video, "spontaneous synchronization", which shows how five mechanical metronomes all attached firmly to one base which is allowed to move back and forth, will fairly quickly become synchronized in their motion.
A Warning Against Low Chesed
Becoming a Chesed Family
Special Message (Genesis 22, Praise and Worship)
Today there is no usual message, instead is the second half of today's service, after the liturgy and Torah service. Zac Williams gives the Torah service message, Philip Snell leads a time of praise and testimony.
Simcha (Joy) and Chesed (Grace)
Today, Philip Snell talks about the Hebrew words simcha (joy) and chesed (grace) along with their root words and meanings. He compares simcha to "fuel" and chesed to "glue".
Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid
Joe George talks about the fear of The Lord, and how it relates to true morality vs. moral relativism. Joe shows that if there is no God, then there is no true or fixed morality and moral law is just whatever we say it is. Included is a funny story about the the relative rightness or wrongness of putting Nutella (a peanut-butter-like snack) on pasta.
Philip Snell continues his series on joy. Today he talks about joy being the emotional fuel in our tanks that enables us to live our lives with some degree of happiness; and how face time with others is one of the major sources of joy.
Meeting, Understanding, and Accepting
In his message today, Zac Williams starts from Genesis 18 (today's Torah portion) to talk about Abraham and Sarah's reaction to the three visitors, and how we should be ready in our lives today to do whatever it is that God calls us to do.
Getting Away From - And Back To - Joy
In his message today, Philip Snell gives us the second in his series of messages on the importance of the right-brain in living and character formation, and talks about finding joy in life.
Whole-Brained Spiritual Growth
In his message today, Philip Snell begins a new multi-week series suggested by the book "The Other Half of Church: Christian Community, Brain Science, and Overcoming Spiritual Stagnation" by Jim Wilder and Michel Hendricks. Covered today is the difference between the right and left halves of the brain and how they work together to give us our character and personality.
Last Week's Visit to the Auschwitz Museum Exhibit
Last week many Remnant of Israel congregants went to Kansas City to see the traveling museum exhibit from Auschwitz itself. Today, instead of a traditional message, elder Joe George and several congregants read from the Book of Lamentations, and give their thoughts on what they saw and how it affected them.
In his message today from today's torah portion, Philip Snell talks about the mysterious Melchizedek and his interactions with Abram, and explains the concept of Christophany.
From This Day Forth, I Will Bless You
Today, Joe George talks about Hanukkah In a message that complements the message that Zac Williams gave last week, especially regarding Psalm 82. Joe points out that Yeshua (Jesus) celebrated Hanukkah, and talks about what Yeshua did on Hanukkah from John 10:22.
Not Your Shabbat School Hanukkah
In this message, delayed from Nov. 27, 2021, Zac Williams talks about the origins of Hanukkah, and why we still celebrate it today. But this discussion is from an adult point of view, not the sanitized cheerful version usually given in grade school level Shabbat classes.
Ministering to those who need it most
Rabbi Alex Yalenga - Zambia Messianic Fellowship
The Calm After the Storm
Zac Williams talks about times when we must wait until God gives us new information. He uses Noah as an example, pointing out that God only spoke to Noah three times. During the 100 years it took to build the ark, Noah had to carry on until he heard from God again.
Taste and See (Psalm 34)
Messianic elder Philip Snell delivers a brief message about the origins of Psalm 34 (in 1 Samuel), followed by the Remnant praise and worship team performing "Taste and See".
Noah, Daniel, and Job
Zac Williams talks about three major scriptural figures, and the only place in the Bible where they are mentioned all together, Ezekiel 14. Also, Lisa Snell gives a brief introduction about God hearing prayers and answering them.
In his message today, Philip Snell talks about the Book of Job (Job 1:1 - Job 2:10). God allowed Satan to harm Job because God had a higher purpose in mind. He was using Job as an example to teach us, and to rebuke Satan.
John's Passing - Blessings Over Curses
In Remnant's first message since Rabbi John passed away last Sunday, messianic elder Zach Williams talks about the beatitudes (blessings) from The Sermon on the Mount (from Matthew 5:3-10), and shows how each one builds on the previous one, hopefully describing our progress as we walk daily with Yeshua.
Not Yet - So Now What?
With the conclusion of the Fall Feasts, and with a long time to wait until the return of the Spring Feasts, messianic elder Philip Snell gives us a teaching on how to wait, and shows us that we still have a job to do.
Sukkot (part 1)
In the first of his two-part teaching on Sukkot (the Festival of Booths), Messianic elder Zach Williams talks about the Biblical origins of Sukkot and tells us some of the original purposes of dwelling in booths.
Messianic elder Joe George talks about the biblical origins of Yom Kippur, and their fulfillment in Yeshua's (Jesus's) atoning sacrifice.
Shabbat Shuvah and Yom Kippur
In his message today, Messianic Elder Philip Snell gives what he calls "Yom Kippur 101", a brief introduction to the meaning and traditions of Yom Kippur, and an explanation of what Messianics should know about it, and also about Shabbat Shuvah, "The Sabbath of Return".
Yom Teruah - Rosh Hashanah - Feast of Trumpets
The Feast of Trumpets is one of the seven moedim (God's appointed times). In his message today, Elder Philip Snell talks about the origins of Yom Teruah, and why it should be important to everyone today. Especially since it points to the return of Yeshua (Jesus)!
In his message today, in preparation for the Fall feast days, messianic elder Philip Snell talks about t'shuvah (repentance), and explains the four major points required of us to achieve it.
Don't Be You - Make Much of Messiah
In today's message, Messianic elder Philip Snell starts with the pop culture saying 'You Be You', and shows us how it is better to let Messiah live through us so that instead of us being us, we be more like The Messiah. What he means by this is: you might want to look at yourself first, then at the people around you, and at God last, but what you should do is reverse that order, to look at God first, the people around you next, and look at yourself last.
Blessings and Curses
Zach Williams delivers today's message entitled "Blessings and Curses". Based on today's Torah portion (Deuteronomy 26:1-29:9) Zach talks about the blessings and curses listed there, and how they relate to current events.
Guest Speakers Dan & Patty Juster
Remnant is honored today to have Messianic rabbi and author Dr. Daniel Juster and his wife Patricia as guest speakers. Dan's message is titled "Eight Key Theological Values", but is also a history of how he came to Messianic Judaism. Patty delivers a Spirit-filled message and prays over the people. Thank you Dan and Patty!
Of Shepherds and Kings
In his message today, Rabbi John talks about the qualities of a shepherd, and points out that sheep or shepherds are mentioned over 200 times in scripture, saying that God must have something for us there that He wants us to learn.
Love and Marriage
In his message today, Rabbi John talks about marriage, and gives five steps to insure a long and happy one.
Living Holy Lives in the Last Days
In his message today, Rabbi John talks about how we should be preparing for troubles which will come as the end times approach, and how we should be following Yeshua's (Jesus') final command to go and make disciples, and not worrying about the rest. Rabbi John says although he is pessimistic in the short term, in the long term he is very optimistic.
Behold the Lamb of God Who Takes Away the Sin of the World
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge talks about lambs (the animals) and some of their special properties, and then compares the special properties of lambs to the special properties of Yeshua.
God and National Blessing
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge delivers a rare Fourth of July message on "God and National Blessing", in which he talks about when God blesses nations, and when He removes his blessing from them.
Let Us Keep The Feast
Messianic Elder Joe George delivers the June 26, 2021 message "Let Us Keep The Feast", in which he talks about how to keep God's appointed times, and in particular the Festival of Booths (Sukkot).
It's Not That Hard
Messianic elder Joe George delivers today's message based on today's Torah portion, Deuteronomy 10:1-11:25, with emphasis on Deuteronomy 10:12-14 which lists five things that we are to do regarding God and our covenant with Him: Fear, Walk, Love, Serve, and Keep (Guard).
In rabbinical synagogues, it is traditional to read aloud the book of Ruth on Shavuot (Pentecost). In tonight's message, messianic rabbi John Powledge talks about why this is, what the book of Ruth means to us today, and the meaning of Shavuot.
Shavuot: A Curse Reversed
In today's message, messianic rabbi John Powledge talks about Shavuot (Pentecost), one of the least-well described of God's appointed times, as far as describing what you are supposed to do on it.
(on mothers in "The Just Society")
On the day before Mother's Day, Messianic Rabbi John Powledge takes some time to talk about mothers in "The Just Society".
The Just Society (continuing in the series)
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge continues with his series on "The Just Society".
The Gospel Of The Kingdom
Guest speaker Steven Guice delivers his message, "The Gospel Of The Kingdom".
Messianic Elder Zac Williams gives the Torah teaching today, on the subject of "Desire". He shows that whatever we desire most rules over us, so we should try to mentally consider all the things that we desire, in order to determine which of them is the most important to us. He also shows a fascinating correspondence or similarity between the first group and the second group of the ten commandments.
Justice In The Just Society
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge continues his series on "The Just Society" with a discussion of what justice is. Is justice merely vengeance, or is it something more?
Firstfruits and What It Means to The Just Society (Part 2)
On Saturday evening as Firstfruits begins, Messianic Rabbi John Powledge gives us a sidebar on his continuing series on "The Just Society", taking some time out to talk about Firstfruits. This is Part 2, Part 1 is in the preceding episode, which was recorded Saturday morning before Firstfruits began.
Firstfruits and What It Means to The Just Society (Part 1)
On the Saturday Sabbath before Firstfruits, Messianic Rabbi John Powledge gives us a sidebar on his continuing series on "The Just Society", taking some time out to talk about Firstfruits. This is Part 1, Part 2 follows in the next episode, it was recorded Saturday evening as Firstfruits began.
Pesach (Passover) And Life in the Just Community
In advance of tonight's Passover Seders, Messianic Rabbi John Powledge talks about the importance of Pesach (Passover), and points out that its origins go back not merely to Exodus, but all the way back to Abraham. Also, its connections with us continue right up to today.
Ordinary People, Ordinary Lives, Miraculous Purpose
Giving today's message as part of his Bar Mitzvah B' Yeshua is Sam Williams. His message is based on the Torah Portion for Today, which is Exodus 31:1-11, God's instructions to Moses concerning the craftsmen who were to make the furniture and equipment for the Tabernacle ("The Tent of Meeting"). Sam also mentions God's instructions to Gideon in Judges 6:14-16.
The Just Society: Chapter Four: Maintaining Justice In The Society
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge continues his series on "The Just Society". Among the subjects in his message this week, Rabbi John talks about Leviticus 19, "The Holiness Code", and shows that without holiness, justice in a society is impossible to achieve. Also, he shows that the frequently-quoted statement by Yeshua, "judge not, lest you be judged" does not mean that we should never judge, but that we should judge only those within the body of Yeshua, not those still outside.
The Just Society: Chapter Three: The First Communities of Yeshua
Today Rabbi John Resumes his series on "The Just Society" with Chapter Three: The First Communities of Yeshua. Rabbi John teaches about the apostles walking in the power of God as they began to preach the good news of Yeshua.
Purim: When History Repeats Itself
Rabbi John postpones his series on "The Just Society" this week to celebrate Purim. He explains how the Book of Esther and its story of a famous attempt to destroy the Jewish people is repeated again and again throughout history, from Biblical times until very recent times.
The Just Society: Chapter 3: Our Celebrations of Life
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge continues his series on The Just Society, but with a side trip. A mikvah (baptism) scheduled for today caused Rabbi John to write about immersion as cleansing. Included in his teaching is the story of Elisha the prophet and Naaman, a high-ranking warrior with leprosy, from 2 Kings 5.
Torah Service Message (Numbers 29:12)
Messianic Elder Joe George gives the reading and message for today's Torah Service, which is from Numbers 29:12. Although the reading concerns offerings at the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot), Joe's message is wide-ranging, and includes a discussion of why so many Gentiles are attending Messianic Jewish Synagogues.
The Just Society: Chapter Two: What It Is Not
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge continues his series on "The Just Society", talking not only about what a just society is not, but also about what features identify a just society, and how these features are biblical.
The Just Society: Chapter One: The Ten Commandments
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge continues his series on what is a just society. He talks about the ten commandments and how they must be central to any society that claims to be just.
The Just Society: Prologue
With the completion of the US election of 2020, and the inauguration of 2021, there has been much talk in recent months about social justice and human ideas of how to make a society more just; but what are God's ideas on this subject? Messianic Rabbi John Powledge begins a multi-part series on "The Just Society". Rabbi John also comforts his listeners that things get better from here, as next week we go on to describe features of societies that are closer to God's plan and purpose. Also two testimonies about abortion are heard at the end.
An Abbreviated Version of Remnant's January 16, 2021 Sabbath Service and Torah Service
Since there was no traditional message this week, instead we offer some selected portions of Remnant's January 16, 2021 Sabbath Service and Torah Service. If you have never attended a service at Remnant, these are some things that you might hear. The Sabbath Service and Torah Service is conducted by Messianic Elder Philip Snell, with the Torah reading given by Messianic Elder Joe George. The Torah portion is from Numbers 22, and includes the story of Baalam and his talking donkey, which Joe tells in an amusing and informative way. Messianic Rabbi John Powledge gives the blessing over the children.
For Such A Time As This
In his message this week, Rabbi John acknowledges the turmoil in the country following the election of 2020, but he also reminds us of the story of Esther, where God called Esther to risk her life to save her people. Rabbi John points out that God has called each of us to some task that God wants us to carry out, and says that it is no accident that we are here because God has brought us here for just such a time as this.
What Joseph of Egypt Teaches Us About 2021
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge tells us how Joseph of Egypt succeeded in the task that God set before him, and how this is relevant to us today. Rabbi John explains that Joseph of Egypt: 1) believed that God had given him, and would continue to give him, knowledge of what would happen in the future; 2) Had faith that God would fulfill his promises; and 3) Kept God's moral laws so that he was not distracted from his mission.
What Has God Taught You About Himself This Year? (2020)
In an unconventional end-of-year message, Messianic Elder Philip Snell talks about the negative (and also the positive) events of 2020, and shows how God is directing the flow of events. Many Remnant members come forward to offer their thoughts on the title subject.
Bat Mitzvah b'Yeshua of Reagan George
This week's message is not a message in the usual way, but is a portion of Remnant's Saturday Sabbath Service, which on this day is a Torah Service, and also is the Bat Mitzvah b'Yeshua of Reagan George. She gives the Torah reading for the Torah Service, and is immersed in the mikvah (baptized). Also, the Snells ask for prayers for their neighbor, Vera.
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge talks about the original Chanukkah, and how this current Chanukkah (in December 2020) is similar in many ways to the original Chanukkah. We must be prepared to leave our comfortable lives and do what God has called us to do.
The Word, Faith, and The Power of The Ruach (Holy Spirit)
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge gives examples, including from Isaiah and Acts, of cases where people of faith experienced great miracles. Rabbi John points out that Peter was just a simple fisherman, so anything he did (or that God did through him), we should be able to do those things too.
The Value of Keeping Torah
Messianic elder Joe George talks about "The Value of Keeping Torah". He explains point-by-point that there are a number of Biblical reasons for disciples of Yeshua (Jesus) to keep Torah. He also refutes several arguments of the type that says, 'the Old Testament isn't needed anymore, since it's now been replaced by the New Testament', demonstrating that this is incorrect and un-Biblical thinking.
The Ruach (Holy Spirit), Revival, and Signs and Wonders
Rabbi John talks about how God raises up people to do the jobs he wants done, and accepts them where they are, even when their faith isn't perfect. He gives as one example the case of Gideon (Judges 6) where God called Gideon to destroy his father's altar to Ba'al. Gideon obeyed God and destroyed the altar, but he did it at night out of fear of the townspeople. God did not become angry with Gideon over his imperfect faith, but accepted Gideon as having done the thing that God called him to do.
The Immersion In The Ruach (Holy Spirit)
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge takes us through The Book of Acts, and shows us examples of average people in those days getting Spirit-filled and doing amazing things. As Rabbi John says, "When the Spirit is in the house, stuff happens!"
The Ruach (Holy Spirit) and Bold Witness (Acts 4:1-32)
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A Time of Prayer, Introspection, and Supplication for the Mishpochah and our Nation Before the National Election of 2020
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge talks about prayer and repentance and it applies to this time preceding the national election.
The Necessity of The Ruach in Revival
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge talks about revival throughout the Bible, from the Old Testament to the New, and how in every case God poured out His Holy Spirit before it could begin. Also the prophecy of Joel ("...I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh...") is discussed.
Emptiness and Filling
Messianic leader Philip Snell begins by talking about the Hebrew words translated in Genesis as "formless and void", and shows how God intended to fill that void with his glory. This is similar to how our lives are supposed to work, but instead of letting God fill our lives with his spirit, we fill up our lives with a lot of stuff. Philip (and his assistant) do an experiment to dissolve cotton candy in water (edited for time) to show how the "stuff" we try to fill our lives with doesn't really add much to our lives. Philip says, "You can't fill up something that's already full."
The Ruach Ha'Kodesh (Holy Spirit): God's Power In Us
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge begins a new series on the Holy Spirit, the Ruach Ha'Kodesh, and how God wants to pour out His power through us.
Yom Kippur Message, 2020 - Revival
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge continues his teaching on repentance, which leads to revival.
The Moravian Revival
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge talks about revival, especially the Moravian revival which he calls the greatest revival, and how it applies to us today.
Yom Teruah and Repentance in our current season
Zac Williams gives today's message, beginning with showing that the Hebrews were in Egypt not for 430 years, but for 210 to 215 years. He continues his talk with a discussion of repentance and prophetic issues. Excellent!
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge talks about how we should prepare for the "days of awe", the high holy days leading up to Yom Kippur.
In today's message, Messianic Rabbi John Powledge talks about keeping our focus on 'The Mission', the command of Yeshua to go and make disciples of all nations. Also, we should not be distracted by end times doctrines that promise escape, but instead prepare for persecution as the world system continues to worsen.
Remember, Don't Forget! (Seven Essential Things You Need To Remember)
Guest speaker Richard Cleary from the Kingdom Living Messianic Congregation in Shawnee Mission, Kansas gives today's message. Richard talks about the seven essential things that Disciples of Yeshua (Jesus) should keep in mind to maximize their effectiveness and avoid being distracted by sin. After the service, Richard, who is also a member of the Tikkun America leadership team, leads a Q&A discussion (not part of this episode) about the Tikkun organization.
Torah Reading and Message for 22-Aug-2020
Remnant of Israel elder nominee Joe George gives the Torah reading for 22-Aug-2020 and a message to explain and expand upon it. Additionally, Joe shares two stories of things that happened to him recently, which he hopes will inspire followers of Yeshua (Jesus).
Declaration of Dependence (on God)
Remnant of Israel Elder Philip Snell talks about why we should all make a declaration of dependence on God through prayer.
The Honor of Congregational Leadership: What does God look for in an elder or shammash?
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge talks about the leadership of a congregation. How should a congregation choose its leaders? What are the qualities needed in a congregational leader?
The Art of Making Disciples, Part 10: What Does It All Mean?
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge concludes his 10-part series on making disciples.
The Road to Disaster
Guest speaker and Remnant of Israel synagogue member Zac Williams delivers a powerful message which reveals the true meaning of "An eye for an eye", and goes on to prophecy about the future of the United States. Messianic Rabbi John Powledge said, "This [is] a cutting-edge message which everyone should hear and appreciate." (The first three minutes or so are a wrap-up of our abbreviated Torah service, Please keep listening, the message starts immediately after that.)
The Art of Making Disciples, Part 9: The Body
Rabbi John continues his multi-part series with Part 9 of "The Art of Making Disciples", "The Body".
The Art of Making Disciples, Part 8: The Word, Part 3
Rabbi John continues his teaching with "The Art of Making Disciples, Part 8: The Word, Part 3". Included is a skit by Philip and Zac on how to use "The Five Jewish Spiritual Laws" to witness to a Rabbinical Jew.
The Art of Making Disciples, Part 7: The Word, Part 2
Rabbi John continues his series on The Art of Making Disciples with Part 7, which is Part 2 of The Word.
The Art of Making Disciples, Part 6: The Word
Rabbi John continues his series on making disciples with a teaching on the importance of studying and knowing the Word of God.
The Art of Making Disciples, Part 5: The Body of Messiah
Messianic Rabbi John Powledge teaches us that making disciples depends on personal relationships rather than social media, and that each of us have different gifts and are all needed in the body of Messiah.
Remnant Regathered - and - The Five Reasons God Gave Us The Holy Spirit
In the first Sabbath service held at Remnant since the lifting of the CoViD-19 shutdown, we hear two testimonies and a message from Rabbi John on the five reasons that God poured out His Holy Spirit upon us.
Leviticus 14 and the Coronavirus
Philip takes this week's triannual Torah portion from Leviticus 14 and relates the restoration of the metzorah to us as believers and then to our current situation with the Coronavirus.
The Art of Making Disciples: Part 3 - Ruach HaKodesh
Rabbi John Powledge continues his series on disciple making by sharing the necessity and power of the Holy Spirit in making disciples.
The Art of Making Disciples: Part 2 - Relationships
Rabbi John Powledge continues his series on making disciples as he emphasizes the importance of face-to-face relationships that are built over time as the primary way of making disciples.
Heroes of the Faith Part 15
Continuing covering the heroes of the Faith. This time how having faith does not make things easy but, can be difficult. How no matter how difficult things are. We must continue in faith.
Prophets and Prophecies pt 1
Prophets and Prophecies introduction
Heroes of The Faith Part 12
Rabbi John Powledge continues his series on the Heroes of The Faith. This week he shares with us the story of Samuel the prophet. He lists 4 crucial things from Samuel and other characters that we as believers must call attention to and why Samuel was the last prophet mentioned in Hebrews. He also goes into Revelations and discusses about a particular character that no one knew the name of.
Heroes of The Faith Part 11
Rabbi John Powledge continues his series on the Heroes of The Faith. he finishes his previous discussion on David. He asks how a man like David who was so sinful still received praise from God, how he was said to be someone who was after Gods heart. We are encouraged to follow God passionately.
Heroes of the Faith Part 10
This week Rabbi John Powledge continues on week ten of Heroes of the Faith. He reminds us what faith i based on a biblical standpoint. He shares with us the story of King David found in the book of Hebrews, Isaiah, and First Kings. Rabbi reveals to us the similarities between Yeshua and King David through out their lives. He focuses on David's faith during his youth and when he became king. Rabbi John look at the sins that King David has committed and how repented from it.
Heroes of the Faith - Part 9
This week Rabbi John Powledge continues on the series Heroes of the Faith. He shares with us about faith and how it is rewarding when we seek G-D. Rabbi John focuses on the judges found in the book of Judges. He defines what it means to show godliness and shows examples on why its so significant. He reminds us who Samson is and why he is important to us. Rabbi john says "the safest place to be is right in the center of G-D's will." Rabbi finishes the subject of Samson life and continues by talking about Gideon. He explains to us how Gideon's faith grew throughout his life. Rabbi shares with us that you don't start with fath bu faith grows through you over time.
Heroes of the Faith Pt. 8
This week Rabbi John Powledge continues on the subject of "heroes of the faith". This week he shares with us a hero who helped the Hebrews defeat and claim the land the G-D has promised to them. Rabbi John tells us of missionaries who helped raise a tribe of people from there evil ways.
Heroes of the Faith Part 7
To have great faith, you must believe that G-d is faithful. Rabbi John talks about why Joshua was one of the heroes of the faith.
Heroes of the Faith Part 6
This week Rabbi John Powledge goes back onto the subject on Heroes of the Faith. He shares with us the story of Moses and how faithful he was toward G-D.
Hanukkah and the importance of the Maccabees
Rabbi John shares the story of the Maccabean revolt and what their victory means for us as believers in Yeshua!
The Incarnation of Yeshua
This week we say hello to Zac Williams as he is speaks to us this evening. He starts by relaying what incarnation means and why Yeshua becoming flesh is critical. He talks about the births and prophecies of those births leading up to Yeshua. He also goes to say "We tend to attribute meaning to fact", which is very thought provoking.
"Happy and Sad"
This week Rabbi John Powledge shares with us a death that occurred and the man's name is Jim. He talks about how he felt when this happened and how it felt for the family who lost him. Rabbi John explains that he felt "happy and sad" and what that means to him. He gives us an example found in the book of Psalms and the book of Philippians. He shares with us the Apostle Paul's life in prison and how that it could relate to us in our lives.
Heroes of the faith Part 5
This week Rabbi John Powledge continues with the subject on the heroes found in scripture. In this subject Rabbi refers back to his parents and how they are heroes to him. He looks towards more of the female heroes found in the Bible. Rabbi John goes through Exodus chapters 1 and 2 and talks about the Joseph and the mother of Moses. He starts with Joseph and what he went through during his life. Rabbi John looks at what Moses' mother has done to help him, as well as how she prepared herself when having Moses.
Heroes of The Faith Part 4
This week Rabbi John Powledge continues the discussion of heroes, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in particular. he talk about how impactful the faith can be and how good it is. He also relates to how we can have personal heroes in our lives, like how his dad was his as a child.
Hero's of the Faith Pt. 3
Hero's of the Faith Pt. 2
This week Rabbi John Powledge continues on the subject on the hero's found in the Bible. He gives a summery of what was talked about last week. Rabbi John shares with us a story on who's his hero is which was an assignment given by a teacher in his life, and what it means to him. Rabbi John goes to talk about a person named Thomas found in the Bible and what makes him significant. He gives a reason why Thomas shouldn't be called "Doubting Thomas" and why Thomas is one of the most faithful towards Yeshua.
Hero's of Faith Pt. 1
This week Rabbi John Powledge goes into the subject of the hero's found in the Bible. He began talking about his childhood and growing up with his grandparents. He recalls what made them his hero. Rabbi John gives the true term of what it means to be a hero and a hero in faith. Rabbi John goes into the book of Hebrews 11:1-6 and refers to the meaning in faith. He looks back at the book of Genesis and talks about Cain and Abel and what they did in their faith in G-D. Rabbi John continues to look in Genesis with a man named Enoch and why he's significant to faith in G-D.
Shimini Atzeret/Simchat Torah - Grace Pt5
Rabbi John wraps up his series on grace as it pertains to Simchat Torah and Shimini Atzeret with a calling of evangelism to the world due to the grace we have been given.
Grace Pt. 4
This week Rabbi John Powledge continues on the subject of "grace." He gives a short summery of what he's talked about on previous weeks. Rabbi John goes back to the thought of "the greatest love story ever told" starting with Abraham and his son Isaac. He also mentions the "Scarlet Thread" and links both as one. Rabbi John mentions the sacrifice of the lamb and how significant it is to the Jewish people.
Grace Pt. 4 The Greatest Love Story
This week Rabbi John Powledge continues his thought on grace. The greatest love story ever told which is the Yeshua's love for us. He tells us what Yeshua went through before His death and His resurrection, as well as the very beginning of the story in the life of Abraham and Isaac. Rabbi John states the difference between forgiveness and repentance.
Grace Pt. 2
This week we celebrate Yom Kippur and Rabbi John Powledge continues to talk about grace. He shares with us repentance and the importance of keeping it. Rabbi goes through out scripture of different examples of repenting and the cause of it. Rabbi John points out the meaning of sin and how it is truly stated. He shares with us the examples of sin in today's society and why we should repent from it.
Life in Israel
This week we are humbled to have Zac Williams talk about his year in Israel with his family. His point of view during his time there, what he observed, things we here in America don't know about the nation, and so much more.
Grace Part 1
This week Rabbi John goes into the subject of "grace." He share with us the holidays we celebrate and how it involves grace. Rabbi John explains to us what grace is and the meaning of casting out our sins. "Grace is free, but it doesn't mean it's cheap" is what Rabbi John mentions as he explains grace,.
Sharing the Good News
Rabbi John Powledge shares how scripture demonstrates for us the joy and promise for those who share the Good News of Yeshua!
This week Rabbi John was inspired to do a message on good deeds. "Remember My Covenant" is something he points out through out his message. He talks about how we all are slaves like the Hebrews were to the Egyptians during Mose's but in this case we are slave to our sins. Rabbi John points the purpose we have found in scriptures.
Anxiety and Spiritual battles
This week Rabbi John Powledge starts off teaching us about "Anxiety" and how it affects us and our lives. He shares with us his personal anxieties and stress that occurred and relates it in examples found in scripture. He talks to us about how to become a disciple of G-D and to not fear for anything. He teaches us that we shouldn't be afraid, that we must trust in G-D and He'll cast out your fear. Rabbi John reads and talks to us about Yeshua's death and resurrection and how He affects our lives.
Love Thy Neighbor
This week Rabbi John Powledge shares with us what it means be a neighbor and to love one another. He explains to us the word that Yeshua shares towards us. Rabbi John shared with us that we should remember that we should walk in Yeshua's steps rather than our own. He reminds us that we should serve G-D and do what he called us to do which is to serve and help those in need.
A Memorial to Tish B'av
This week Rabbi John Powledge returns for a Shabbat message on Tish B'av. He starts off discussing Yeshua on the execution stake, and then leads to how we are cowardly in our faith to him. he also talks about how there should be no shame in the gospel at all and that scripture can not mean what the original author did not mean. He also emphasizes strongly that harsh truths need to be heard so that we do not repeat them and that t we mus t stand for the truth when it is attacked and when it is needed.
Identity Part 4
Before ending the 4 part series on Identity, Assistant Rabbi Philip Snell quickly recaps the previous three discussions on the subject. After that, he relays how identity is a battle we all face in our lives. Next he emphasizes how our identity in God affects those that are around us. He also stresses how we all tend to fight against our hearts. And lastly, he sums up the final chapter of Identity with how we should embrace Gods identity for us and that before we love ourselves and our neighbors we must love him first above all else.
Identity Part 3 - Three Weapons in your Spiritual Battle
Assistant Messianic Minister Philip Snell continues in part 3 of his four part series on Identity by sharing with us three weapons that God gives us in our battle against sin.
Identity Part 2
In Part 2 of our series on Identity, Asst Minister Phil Snell shares how we die to our identity of sin and accept God's identity of grace daily, in order to share that grace with others.
Identity Part 1
Assistant Rabbi Philip Snell begins his 4 week discussion on identity. He talks about the struggle to finding it occurs throughout life, what it means to take on Gods identity and how it should be fought for, identity can be found even by losing, and that various things like experiences aid in uncovering ones own identity.
This morning Rabbi John Powledge talks about the importance that is communion within our history and why is still is to this day, supporting our community and keeping it together as a family.
A New Beginning
Rabbi John Powledge shares with us how God creates new beginnings. Starting from Exodus 12 and moving through Genesis, Acts, 1 Corinthians, and Matthew, he demonstrates God as the author of new beginnings who sees us through these exciting, yet challenging times.