What Scripture Says About...

GOLDEN BOOK © Andrei Contiu | Dreamstime.comIn our popular "What Scripture Says About" series, we perform comprehensive word studies of Scripture to uncover the Biblically-accurate meanings of various concepts and align our understanding of the Word with the One Who wrote it.

What will you do with the answers once you have them?

 

TALLIT ON TABLE © Eric Hegwer | iStockphotoTzitzit is one of the most visible expressions of Torah observance within Jewish and Messianic communities.  The details of this mitzvah are often the topic of debate and discussion among Messianic believers.

When we are encouraged by others in our congregations to do something or to believe something in regards to Scripture, we should always be like the Bereans and test everything against Scripture itself (Acts 17:11)... the whole of Scripture (2 Timothy 3:16-17).  If a person feels "led by the spirit" to speak, behave, or believe a certain way, they should test that spirit (1 John 4:1) and see if what that spirit says is in agreement with Scripture.

Let's walk together through Scripture and see what it says about the matter of tzitzit.  As we do, may we say, believe, and do what is right, be merciful in our speech and actions, and walk humbly with the Lord (Micah 6:8).

 

A Bound SheepScripture describes the creation of the entire universe in one chapter (Genesis chapter 1) and then takes most of three whole books (Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy) to describe the construction of the tabernacle and the sacrifices that were to be performed there.

Should we disregard a significant portion of G-d's Word because Messiah fulfilled the sacrifices or because the Temple no longer stands? Are the sacrifices irrelevant in the daily lives of modern believers?

When we are encouraged by leaders in our congregations to do something or to believe something in regards to Scripture, we should always be like the Bereans and test everything against Scripture itself (Acts 17:11)... the whole of Scripture (2 Timothy 3:16-17). If a person feels "led by the spirit" to speak, behave, or believe a certain way, they should test that spirit (1 John 4:1) and see whether what that spirit is telling them to do is in agreement or disagreement with Scripture.

Let's walk together through Scripture and see what it says about sacrifices. As we take this walk, may we say, believe, and do what is right, be merciful in our speech and actions, and walk humbly with the Lord (Micah 6:8).

A MAN LIFTS HIS HAND TO HEAVEN - © Andrew Penner | iStockPhoto.comWorship is a central part of the lives of believers.  In John chapter 4, Yeshua declares those who worship G-d must worship Him "in spirit and in truth."

What is worship?  How do we do it?  How often should we do it?  Are we confusing praise with worship and vice versa?

When we are encouraged by others in our congregations to do something or to believe something in regards to Scripture, we should always be like the Bereans and test everything against Scripture itself (Acts 17:11)... the whole of Scripture (2 Timothy 3:16-17). If a person feels "led by the spirit" to speak, behave, or believe a certain way, they should test that spirit (1 John 4:1) and see whether what that spirit is telling them to do is in agreement or disagreement with Scripture.

Let us take a journey together through Scripture and see what it says about the matter of worship... a "walk in the Word" so to speak. As we take this walk, may we say, believe, and do what is right, be merciful in our speech and actions, and walk humbly with the Lord (Micah 6:8).

The Great CommissionWhen we are asked to do or believe something, we should always be like the Bereans and test everything against Scripture (Acts 17:11)... the whole of Scripture (2 Tim 3:16-17).  If a person feels "led by the spirit" to speak, behave, or believe a certain way, they should test that spirit (1 John 4:1) and see if that spirit is in agreement with Scripture or not.

Let's take a journey together through the Bible and see what it says about the matter of "The Great Commission".  As we go, may we seek what is right, be merciful in our speech and actions, and walk humbly with the Lord (Micah 6:8).

Scriptural quotations are from the New American Standard Bible unless otherwise noted. Bolded text or other emphases in the Scriptural references are the author's.

While the phrase "The Great Commission" is never found in Scripture, the "commission" usually refers to the command of the Lord found at the end of Matthew chapter 28...

SHADOW 2 © Mikhail Levit | Dreamstime.comTradition is often the topic of passionate debate and discussion among Messianic believers.  Unfortunately, it has also become a significant point of division between many individuals and congregations.

When we are encouraged by others in our congregations to do something or to believe something in regards to Scripture, we should always be like the Bereans and test everything against Scripture itself (Acts 17:11)... the whole of Scripture (2 Timothy 3:16-17). If a person feels "led by the spirit" to speak, behave, or believe a certain way, they should test that spirit (1 John 4:1) and see whether what that spirit is telling them to do is in agreement or disagreement with Scripture.

Let us take a journey together through Scripture and see what it says about the matter of tradition... a "walk in the Word" so to speak. As we take this walk, may we say, believe, and do what is right, be merciful in our speech and actions, and walk humbly with the Lord (Micah 6:8).

Torah Portion

בּשׁלח (B'shalach)

 

 

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Yom Shabbat, 13 Shevat, 5779

Saturday, January 19, 2019

 

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