Judeo-Christian Teaching Letters

Our Judeo-Christian teaching letters are published here every three months. These teaching letters, often divided into series', cover such topics as holiness, the priesthood, the second coming of Yeshua (Jesus), and much more.

Latest Teaching LetterJune 2019

The Rewards of the Righteous

The Psalms tell us a lot about God's character and also how He deals with mankind. Who He is and what He requires of us are important for us to know: how else can we serve Him? We are going to look at Psalm 18, especially verses 24-26, which tells us how God will reward our righteousness by our godly living.

Holiness

February 2007

Clearing Out the Temple

We want to look at a time in Yeshua's life that was considered very controversial. I suppose it was the most radical time in His life. It was when He overturned the tables of the money-changers in the Temple.

March 2007

Idolatry of the Heart

Idolatry is a misunderstood concept; we just tend to think of a wooden image. Is this commandment done away with? I think it is for today even more so.

April 2007

Carrying Your Cross

We have been looking at God's holiness in His people and in their place of worship. What we need is truth; it is the truth that will set us free, it is truth that will make us strong, and it is truth that will allow us to be blessed. We are going to be looking at what is missing in the lives of Christians today.

May 2007

Preparing Our Hearts for Pentecost

God spoke to Moses and said, "You shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and beauty." These garments were a picture of the dignity and beauty connected with serving God.

Priesthood

June/July 2007

The Garments of the Priesthood

God spoke to Moses and said, "You shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and beauty." These garments were a picture of the dignity and beauty connected with serving God.

August 2007

Priests of Melchizedek

On Mt. Sinai, God said, "You shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation." When Peter spoke on the Day of Pentecost, he was referring to what God spoke of on that first Pentecost, that those who would be in Messiah Yeshua would be the priesthood. But Yeshua was not a High Priest like Aaron, but as we see in the book of Hebrews, Yeshua is a High Priest in the order of Melchizedek. So who is Melchizedek?

September 2007

Priestly Duties in the Outer Court

This newsletter we want to look at the duties of the priests. It is important for us to understand the tabernacle (which later became a permanent structure called the temple) and the priesthood so we, as believers in Yeshua, can understand how we are to live and how we are to worship.

October 2007

Priestly Duties in the Holy Place

After repentance and cleansing and sacrifice, we are now ready to enter into the next section of the Tabernacle: The Holy Place.

November 2007

The Incense of Prayer

We want to continue on our path of worship. As we leave the Table of Showbread, after we have feasted at God's table and our hearts are well-satisfied and we have drunk from the wells of salvation, cleansed and walking in the Light, now we can approach the Altar of Incense.

December 2007

The Holy of Holies

When we entered into the first veil or door of the Tabernacle/Temple, we entered with thanksgiving and praise, shouting and celebrating; but when we enter into the last veil, we enter in with silence.and awe.

Second Coming

February 2008

Birth Pangs of Messiah

We want to begin a series looking at the second coming of Yeshua. We will begin by looking at Matthew 24-25, with the same narrative in Mark 13 which is considered to be the Eschatological Discourse.

March 2008

Judgment is Coming

We began last newsletter to look at the end times and what Yeshua had to say about it. So how far into the end times are we?

April 2008

Ready Yourself for the End

We now want to look at six parables in Matthew 25. Yeshua is not only telling His disciples that the time of His return would not be immediate, but these parables give us an important message.

May 2008

Serving the King

We have a responsibility to do the Master's work and we need to do the good works that God has prepared for us to do. Now we want to look at the last three parables in Matthew 25.

Holiness For Believer

October 2008

Be Holy for I Am Holy

We want to look at a subject that is not talked enough about and that is holiness. Most people do not really know what holiness is. They do not understand the concept of it. Yet, as believers and God-fearers, we should all be walking in holiness.

November 2008

A Holy Offering

In our last newsletter, we looked at the subject of holiness, and to get a true picture of what holiness is in God's eyes, we began to study the text of Leviticus 19. We will continue examining this chapter.

Persecution

February 2009

Martyrdom of the Disciples

We want to take a closer look at a subject that most Christians do not like to talk about, and that is persecution and martyrdom.So we want to look at the history of persecution starting with the disciples.

March 2009

Persecutions Throughout History

We have been looking at persecution and martyrdom, and we will continue to see that this has been a big part of the history of Christianity.

April 2009

Expect Persecution

Yeshua warned His disciples that persecution would come. The question that we have to ask ourselves is, how did these people endure not only the persecution, but the pain and suffering and torture that led to their deaths?

May 2009

David the Suffering Servant

All throughout the Psalms we read about the brokenness of David who for many years was isolated and lonely because of the persecution of King Saul. So we want to look at his writings in the Psalms to see how David made it through all those years of persecution from Saul.

Messiah And Jewish Wedding

March 2012

Preparing for the Wedding Day

We want to look at the ancient Jewish marriage customs to understand what we, the Bride, need to do to prepare for our Bridegroom Yeshua's coming. In this newsletter we will look at the betrothal.

June 2012

Waiting for the Bridegroom

In our last newsletter, we looked at the ancient Hebrew marriage customs and how they relate to us as the Bride of Yeshua. We ended with the Bride and Groom betrothed and each going back to their parents to live till all was ready for the marriage ceremony.This time of separation is where we are today as we wait for the return of our Bridegroom. We are going to take a closer look at this time that we are in, waiting for our Bridegroom's return.

Malachi Vs Revelation

September 2012

I Have Loved You

The Book of Malachi is a series of dialogues between God and His people. We want to present God's statements so we can answer them in regard to our own lives today. We also are going to compare Malachi, the last book of the Old Testament, with Revelation, the last book in the New Testament to see if God's message is the same to the church as it was to the temple-goer.

December 2012

Judgment of Idolatry

The people in Malachi's day complained against God and even turned from Him. We also saw in the message to the churches that nothing was new over the years: the people still sinned against God and followed idols and corruption filled their assemblies. So we want to continue looking at these two books and we want to examine our own lives to see if we too have fallen into any of these ways and maybe even into idolatry.

March 2013

Final Outcome

We are going to look at the last few verses of Malachi and Revelation to see what will be the outcome of the behavior on the part of God's people in both of these two books.

June 2013

Message to the Churches

We now want to look at the end time church, the church today, and we want to see what the message is to today's church and who the messenger is to give this message. To find the message to today's church, the assembly of believers, we need to look at the Scriptures that tell us about the end times.

September 2013

The History of the Church

We so often think of church as just the building: "We are going to church today." But the "church" is actually not a building of brick and mortar, but it is a sanctuary of people built upon the Word of God.

December 2013

The End Times Church

We want to continue our study on the one true church and its end time message. We want to begin in Revelation after the message to the first century church.

March 2014

Joel is a Harbinger of the Day of the Lord

The Book of Joel is a harbinger to the coming Day of the Lord. So let's take a closer look and let's see if we can find any warnings that we need to be aware of today.

June 2014

America: Will It Repent?

For many years, I have heard preachers say that the church will be raptured before the wrath of God comes upon the earth because God has not destined us to wrath. What I never understood about that was why have other Christians suffered throughout the history of the church? It seems to be a Westernized teaching, and especially an American teaching. But is this true, that God's people should never suffer?

Moses Songs

December 2014

The First Redemption

Music was, and still is, a very important part of worship. We want to take a closer look at the song of Moses to see why the redeemed in Revelation would sing this particular song. But which song of Moses did they sing, for Scripture records two different songs? Let's look at both of them.

March 2015

Another Song of Moses?

The Bible tells us that Moses wrote the 90th Psalm; and the rule of thumb is that if the next Psalm does not tell us who wrote it, then chances are it was the person who wrote the previous one. This is the case with Psalm 91. Let's see if this Psalm could have been written by Moses.

Ten Commandments

September 2015

The First Four

Today it is more important to be politically correct instead of being morally correct. What has happened to the church of the living God, the body of Messiah? Have we lost our courage or have we lost our convictions? Maybe we have lost our faith!

December 2015

The Final Six

In our last newsletter, we took a closer look at the first four commandments. These next six have to do with our relationship with our fellow man. So we want to look at the remaining six commandments to see if they are needed for today's society.

Elementary Teachings

June 2016

Repentance, Faith and Immersion

In this newsletter we want to take a closer look at 1 Corinthians 3. Paul addresses several important issues in the congregation at that time, and I think that they are still important issues today.

September 2016

Laying on of Hands, Resurrection, and the Final Judgment

Last month we started looking at 1 Corinthians 3. We began laying a foundation by looking at the elementary principles of Hebrews 6:1-2. We looked at repentance from dead works, faith toward God, and instructions about washings. Now we want to begin by looking at the laying on of hands.

December 2016

United on the Foundation

We have been studying, the last several newsletters, at 1 Corinthians 3. Now that we have laid that foundation, we want to build upon it and continue looking at this chapter in 1 Corinthians on foundational living.

Abundant Life

March 2017

The Abundant Life, Part 1

This month we want to look at the Abundant Life. Many TV Pastors and Evangelists speak of the abundant life as financial prosperity. In some small way this could be true, but when Yeshua (Jesus) said "I have come to give life, and that life abundantly" (John 10:10), I don't think He was thinking in a financial way, for He also speaks of how hard it is for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 19:23). So what was the Messiah speaking about? Let's take a closer look because I think we all want life abundantly: or do we?

June 2017

The Abundant Life, Part 2

In our last newsletter we saw that the Tabernacle represents the abundant life in God. We are going to continue our journey where we left off in the Holy Place and continue on into the Holy of Holies. We want to remember that even though the Tabernacle does not exist any longer, the heavenly Tabernacle does.

Single

December 2008

True Light

December is probably the most joyful month of the year. Everyone is shopping and excited to gather with family and friends to celebrate the Holiday Season. But what is it that we are celebrating?

December 2009

The Believer's Calling

"I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling which you have been called" (Ephesians 4:1). We want to take a closer look at this verse and this chapter to understand what it is that Paul is saying.

March 2010

Yeshua Our Passover Lamb

In this newsletter we want to take a closer look at Yeshua, our Passover Lamb. But to understand Yeshua as the Passover Lamb, we must understand a little bit about Passover.

June 2010

Law vs. Spirit

In this newsletter we want to look at the law versus the Spirit. To begin we have to understand what is meant by the law. So we are going to take a closer look at what is meant by the law and how it has an impact on our lives.

September 2010

The Tabernacle and the Believer's Prayer Life

The Tabernacle of God, or the Mishkan in Hebrew, was the dwelling place of God, or you can say God's house: the place where He lived. Since the destruction of the temple in 70 A.D there has not been another temple built. The sacrifices have come to an end, as have the priesthood and basically everything that the temple stood for; or have they? Let's take a closer look!

December 2010

He Will Be Great

"He will be great, and He will be called the Son of the Most High." It is this, the greatness of Messiah, that we are going to take a closer look at.

March 2011

The Story of Esther

Purim is a lesser rated feast these days but one that should never be forgotten. So we are going to take a closer look at Purim to see the true meaning that should not be forgotten.

June 2011

The Sermon on the Mount

The Sermon on the Mount was one of five sermons of Yeshua, each one corresponding to one of the books of Torah. And so it was here that Yeshua began teaching His disciples. And so it is here that we want to take a closer look.

September 2011

The Season of Repentance

The Fall Feasts of Rosh HaShanah (Feast of Trumpets), Yom Kippur (Feast of Atonement), and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) all represent the second coming of Yeshua. The months between the Spring feasts and the Fall feasts is the time we are in now.

December 2011

What Will He Find?

In this newsletter we want to look at what Yeshua said about His second coming and what we need to do to be prepared. "When the Master comes back what will He find?"

September 2014

Preparing For Yeshua's Return

The Gospels tell us about the second coming of Yeshua. They record Yeshua's own words, "There will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven," Luke 21:11. Are God's warnings going unnoticed?

June 2015

The New Covenant

A very popular dogma of the church is that we are now under a new covenant. Because of Jesus (Yeshua) we no longer need to keep the old covenant; it is obsolete and does not apply to Christians. We want to take a closer look at this and see if it is really true.

March 2016

Are These the Days of Elijah?

We want to see if we are in the days of Elijah or if they are yet to come; but first let's look at the prophet Elijah to see who is this Elijah that is coming back.

September 2017

Vessels of Honor

2 Timothy 2:20-21 tells us, "In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use. Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work." We want to take a look at what it takes to be vessels of honor.

December 2017

A Fall from Righteousness

Paul paints a picture of the last days. Our question is this: are we in the last days? In the last days, there will be difficulty. It seems as though all throughout history there has been difficulty of all sort, but Paul mentions some things in 2 Timothy as proof of the end times.

March 2018

Where Did the Blood Go?

Ask any believer and he will tell you that he is saved by grace through faith; and that not of himself, it is a free gift of God; and not as a result of works, that he should boast (Ephesians 2:8-9). Though this may be true, I ask, what happened to the blood and the cross and sin? Should this not be our first response?

June 2018

The Man of Lawlessness

In our December 2017 newsletter, "A Fall from Righteousness," we looked at what Paul had to say about the end times. We saw that people will become lawless against God's commandments and the laws of the land. We want to continue with that thought and take a closer look at the man who is called the man of lawlessness.

September 2018

What is Holiness?

We as Christians speak about holiness, and yet many of us do not know what holiness is. We do not know what it looks like. I think that without an understanding of what true holiness is it is hard to understand that it has disappeared. So we are going to do some detective work to find clues that will lead us to true holiness.

What is Holiness, Part 2

We found three clues in part one. We are now going to continue in searching for clues.

March 2019

Can a Believer Fall from Grace?

I remember many years ago the debate was about whether we are once saved always saved: true or false? Those on the one side said, No! If you are truly saved you can not fall from grace. The other side said, Yes, you can! We want to look into this closer and see, according to Scripture, which side was correct.

June 2019

The Rewards of the Righteous

The Psalms tell us a lot about God's character and also how He deals with mankind. Who He is and what He requires of us are important for us to know: how else can we serve Him? We are going to look at Psalm 18, especially verses 24-26, which tells us how God will reward our righteousness by our godly living.