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In what way would living in closer community affect your level of Sabbath observance? What benefits can we find concerning Sabbath and living in community? Find out in this edition of A Deeper Look.
There are some different ways to approach the Scriptures. Are some more correct than others? Is the Bible a mystical book or is it primarily a book of learned instruction for our lives?
Discussion on spending habits in light of the Scriptures. Also some suggestions to help people get out of debt, track spending, and save money. Some comments about the sneaky practices of some lenders and practices that we as individuals may need to change.
Are we in control or can we be in control of our own happiness and other emotions? Do we need to work on our happiness level? Find out more and hear briefly how some of these views are dealt with among the Breslov Hasidim (no endorsement intended). True happiness comes only through Messiah Yeshua but we need to work on ourselves and put negativity out of our minds.
The Bible’s concern with avoiding eating blood is a direct commandment. Many believers have confused the issue assuming it to be an issue of avoiding looking like pagans. The actual issue is about your health and being clean both spiritually and physically. Learn more with this brief discussion.
Torah means teachings or instruction. The Torah is the first five books of the Bible, which contain the Creator’s teachings and instructions for life. The Torah is our guide to living. Yeshua said ‘if you love me you will keep my commandments’. It is also written in the NT 'this is how we know we love the Father that we keep His commandments and His commandments are not grievous'. Clearly the Torah still stands and Grace is for those who walk in Torah and sometimes fail. Grace is not for those who intentionally continually break Torah which is living in sin.
What is Yeshua talking about in Luke 16 when He tells us to make to ourselves friends who are of the mammon of unrighteousness. Just sharing some thoughts.
Why do so many people not believe the Creator’s word. He said certain things are simply not food and should not be eaten. He made it, so he knows what it’s good for and what it’s not good for. It’s like buying a portrait or photo and arguing with the photographer about the content of the picture. He took the picture he knows what the objects in it are. Also in this file comments about the lifestyle and habits of pigs; and what the Creator really made them for.
A brief discussion from about the history of the Anabaptists and the early Jewish believers. In this discussion we point out some of the connections between the early Jewish believers and the Anabaptists.