7
Dec
2017

The Book of Hebrews: Part 32 | Ralph Finley | 11 Nov 2017

Pastor Finley continues his series on the book of Hebrews, focusing on the end of chapter 7 and discusses the author's reference to the 'change' in the law, and the priesthood of Melchizedek.  Is the New Covenant really a 'New' Covenant, or merely a renewal of the Mosaic Covenant?  Pastor Finley explains.   

12
Sep
2017

The Book of Hebrews: Part 27 | Ralph Finley | 2 Sept 2017

Pastor Ralph Finley continues his series on the book of Hebrews, focusing on the author’s reference to the laying of hands in Hebrews 6:2.  He explains the importance of the laying of hands and its practice in Jewish tradition, in the Tanakh (Old Testament), and in the Apostolic Scriptures (New Testament).

6
Sep
2017

The Book of Hebrews: Part 26 | Ralph Finley | 26 Aug 2017

Pastor Ralph Finley concludes his sermon series on the doctrine of baptism and addresses the purpose of baptism, candidates for baptism, the mode of baptism advocated in Scripture, and baptism of the Holy Spirit.

 

29
Aug
2017

The Book of Hebrews: Part 25 | Ralph Finley | 19 Aug 2017

Pastor Ralph continues his series on the book of Hebrews, discussing the biblical doctrine of baptism.  He reviews the various washings found in the Old Testament in order to help listeners gain a better understanding of the historical context for these washings in the first century.  

He then examines the baptisms that occur in Acts chapters 2 and 8 to see how the early apostles applied the immersion/baptism that Yeshua taught.  Pastor Ralph goes on to Romans 6:3 to make a case for believer's baptism -- that is, for baptism as an outward sign of what has already happened within a believer spiritually (i.e. new birth, regeneration).

22
Aug
2017

Being Obedient to What God Asks Us to Do | Marcellus Powell | 12 August 2017

We tend to forget about the promises God has made to us.  Pastor Marcellus encourages Christians to simply be obedient to the things God has asked us to do, and not worry about what other people are (or are not) doing.

God is gracious, and has given us all we need to walk in righteousness, and not fall.

 

15
Aug
2017

The Book of Hebrews: Part 24 | Ralph Finley | 5 Aug 2017

Hebrews 6 speaks about washings that occurred in the first century.  Pastor Ralph delves into the historical context of washings in the Bible -- both their literal and symbolic meaning -- and traces their usage first in the Torah, and then their later elaboration in the Prophets, and appearance in later Jewish writings and thought.

Pastor Ralph then takes this theological and historical context and applies it to the Apostolic Scriptures, to help listeners gain a better understanding of the meaning and significance of mikvah (baptism) in the first century.

24
Jul
2017

The Book of Hebrews: Part 23 | Ralph Finley | 22 July 2017

Hebrews 6 talks about believers "moving beyond the elementary teachings of Messiah," going on to maturity, and not laying again "a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God."

But what does it mean to move beyond the elementary teachings of Messiah?  And what kind of foundation is the author of Hebrews talking about?  And how does a biblical conception of faith and repentance help us understand the author's meaning?  

Join Pastor Ralph Finley as he illuminates this seemingly perplexing passage.

16
Jul
2017

Let Him Free You | Marcellus Powell | 15 July 2017

Are you an effective witness for Messiah Yeshua and all that He has done for you? Or are you having a hard time being a witness because of certain things you may have done in your past that you don’t want anyone to know about? 

Rather than attempting to overcome sin through your own power, are you allowing the Lord to free you from bondage?  Are you acknowledging the one who freed you as a testimony to others?

Elder Marcellus Powell shares his wisdom regarding this dilemma, to help you be a more effective witness for the power of Yeshua working in your life.

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