Proverbs Part 4

In this final overview teaching of Proverbs, we first identify and analyze the 3 “leading ladies” in the book, The Woman of Folly, Lady Wisdom, and The Woman of Valor. While the book has much to teach about each of these women individually, studying them together reveals deeper levels of understanding. In the second half […]

June 24, 2018 in Audio, Proverbs by

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Proverbs Part 3

We begin this third teaching in Proverbs by adding to our list of Bible marking symbols. We focus the remainder of the lesson on three related ideas that often appear together in Proverbs and elsewhere in Scripture, including the Apostolic Scriptures –  wisdom, understanding, and knowledge (chochmah, binah, and da’at in Hebrew). After discussing the distinctions between […]

June 17, 2018 in Audio, Proverbs, Tanakh by

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Proverbs Part 2

Three guest speakers from Beth Tikkun fill in for Grant this week while he travels to Minnesota – Brad Moore, Brian Chima, and Ben Alger. Speaking about selected Proverbs, Brad brings insights regarding fighting temptation from Proverbs 7, Brian relates how Proverbs 10:2 offers guidance especially to those involved in sales, and Ben brings instruction […]

June 10, 2018 in Audio, Proverbs by

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Bible Study Rule #2 & Intro to Proverbs

This second teaching focusing on tools for Bible study is a very practical lesson on how to mark your Bible while studying. Lesson topics include the best Bible layout for note-taking and suggestions for easily drawn symbols to mark key themes. With a few introductory thoughts for Proverbs and with Bible-marking examples taken from Proverbs […]

June 3, 2018 in Audio, Proverbs, Special Teachings by

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Bible Study Rule #1

In this first of a multi-part teaching series on studying the Bible, we take a detailed look at a vital tool for Bible study – the menorah principle. Included in the lesson is an examination of the concepts of spirit, soul, and body, 3 kinds of “graces,” 3 kinds of giftings, and the 3 books […]

May 23, 2018 in Audio, Special Teachings by

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May 26th, 2018 – NO SERVICES

Just a friendly reminder that we are canceling services on Saturday, May 26th, 2018. We occasionally do this so that you can celebrate the Sabbath with friends and family in your own home. So, please mark your calendars and remind others that our services are canceled. Shalom!

May 23, 2018 in Articles, Events by

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Beth Tikkun: Core Beliefs

In this second teaching focusing on the community of Beth Tikkun, we present 8 core beliefs the elders have identified as foundational to the fellowship. After listing all 8, we focus in on the first belief, the oneness of God, using Dennis Prager’s new commentary on Exodus as a helpful resource for exploring this idea. […]

May 13, 2018 in Audio, Special Teachings by

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Beth Tikkun: Past, Present, & Future

This week, we stand back to take stock of Beth Tikkun. Grant tells the story of BT’s beginnings, starting with his own decision to make HaShem the Lord of his life. While describing BT’s “present,” we draw some powerfully convicting principles from a curiously placed verse in Leviticus 23 that teaches about 3 kinds of […]

May 6, 2018 in Audio, Special Teachings by

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Discipleship, Mentoring, and the Lord’s Table

This week, David Hargrave brings us a lesson from John 21 where Yeshua, after His resurrection, makes a fire by the sea and provides a meal for a group of His disciples. David draws from this account valuable lessons related to giving and receiving spiritual nourishment, including in the mentoring and corporate worship settings. Visuals: […]

April 29, 2018 in Audio, Special Teachings by

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Dr. Jeff Johnson – Israel Today Ministries

This week we welcome Dr. Jeff Johnson, founder and president of Israel Today Ministries. Dr. Johnson walks us through certain aspects of the miracle that is the modern nation of Israel, focusing on the day-to-day ramifications of Israel being surrounded by enemies set on her utter destruction. Dr. Johnson also briefly describes the work God […]

April 22, 2018 in Audio, Special Teachings by

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Genesis 50

Join us for this final Torah Project teaching in Genesis. We begin this lesson by noting the Jewish discomfort with Joseph’s decision to embalm his father’s body, drawing from the discussion an important principle about how we are to relate to God’s creation. We then focus on the little word “perhaps” in verse 15 that, […]

April 15, 2018 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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Genesis 49

In this Torah Project teaching, we focus on Jacob’s deathbed blessing of his 12 sons. As we explore this fascinating passage, we bring together the characteristics of the sons, the histories of the tribes descended from them gleaned from both the Scriptures and tradition, and the insights of the Jewish sages. Along the way, we […]

April 8, 2018 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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The Genesis of Passover

Join us for this special Passover Torah Project teaching. Using as our starting point the Genesis 46 record of the 70 souls who descended to Egypt, we explore the concept that Israel is formed in the womb of Egypt and birthed from that place during the Exodus. We look into how God has wonderfully hidden […]

April 1, 2018 in Audio, Genesis, The Moedim, Torah Project by

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Genesis 48a

Join us for another Torah Project teaching in Genesis. We begin this lesson by reaching back to chapter 47 to explore the idea that Joseph’s two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, picture Gentile believers. We then focus on an exhilarating verse from chapter 48 in which Israel says to Joseph, “I never imagined that I would […]

March 25, 2018 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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The Time for Pesach

Join us as three of our members – Brian Luton, Ben Alger, and Tim Pell – help us more deeply enter into the Passover season. Brian shares about “The Four Cups” of Passover, Ben about “Matzah, Messiah, and Me,” and Tim about Passover’s relationship to Erev Shabbat, the special time of welcoming the Sabbath on […]

March 18, 2018 in Audio, The Moedim by

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Genesis 47

We begin this Torah Project teaching by focusing on an important pattern seen clearly in both Joseph’s story and in the story of Moses, a pattern that reveals a key to God’s intimate revelation of Himself to us. We then explore the curious turn of events in which Joseph acquires Egypt’s wealth, livestock, land, and […]

March 11, 2018 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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Genesis 46

Smaller topics in this Torah Project teaching include a unique “poetic” connection between the lives of Jacob and Joseph, the question of why Jacob may have been reluctant to go down to Egypt, the symbolism of Egypt, a small verse in Genesis 46 that hints at Israel’s entire history (including the nation’s restoration through Yeshua), […]

February 25, 2018 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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Genesis 45

We begin this Torah Project teaching by exploring the Hebrew root for the word “book,” “s-p-r,” using an ancient Jewish approach for engaging the Scriptures described in a new book “Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus” by Lois Tverberg. This brief word study brings us to a link between the gem sapphire and Yeshua’s road […]

February 18, 2018 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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Genesis 38

NOTE: This post was corrected on February 14th, 2018. The audio file and visuals that appeared here prior to that date were from a previous teaching done in 2010. (Oops!) In this Torah project teaching, we discover a chapter that does not seem to belong in the narrative. In fact, if it was not there […]

February 14, 2018 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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Jim Gergon – Crossing Over

Join us for a heart-wrenching story of “crossing over” as pastor Jim Gergon shares his life journey. It is a story of a deep darkness that God masterfully floods with healing light by leading Jim time and again to the edge of the river and giving the choice: “Are you willing to cross over again?” […]

February 11, 2018 in Audio, Special Teachings by

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Genesis 43b-44

This Torah Project teaching begins by looking back to an interesting message contained within Genesis 43 verse 30. We find there the biblical Hebrew word that comes closest to our English word “emotion,” “nic’meru,” from the root “comer.” This amazing root yields a collection of meanings that, together, form a deeply instructive picture of the […]

February 4, 2018 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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I Also Send You – David Hargrave

Join us as our brother, David Hargrave, introduces his important work to the congregation. Asking to come under the spiritual authority of the Beth Tikkun elders, David and his wife Krista have now brought their ministry under our shepherding care. After being commissioned by the elders on behalf of the congregation, David shares about his […]

January 28, 2018 in Audio, Special Teachings by

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Genesis 43a

In this Torah project teaching, we begin by comparing the 3D Magic Eye pictures (a type of stereogram) to the Word of God. During the discussion, we review the “top 20” parallels between Joseph and Messiah, and we briefly address the question of how we can trust the insights of a Bible teacher who purports […]

January 21, 2018 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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Genesis 42

Join us for another Torah Project teaching, this time centered on food. This first look at Genesis 42 begins with a connection to the Apostolic Scriptures that deepens our understanding of true “food,” spiritual food, with a further insight into the true famine of our times. We then look at the wonderful Hebrew word for […]

January 7, 2018 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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Q&A 3

Join us as we take a break from the Torah Project teachings and answer four important questions: 1) Jesus came to start what new religion? 2) What does the Wilderness always symbolize? 3) What do the Scriptures, religion, theology, and the mitzvot all have in common? and 4) When did “the church” begin? Included in […]

December 31, 2017 in Audio, Special Teachings by

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Judah and Joseph

In this Torah Project teaching, we closely compare and contrast the two brothers Judah and Joseph, finding in them pictures of the “outer” and the “inner” person, the seen and the unseen. As we explore in this way, we gain understandings into the human condition since we are each composed of physical and spiritual elements. […]

December 24, 2017 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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Hanukkah 2017

Join us as we celebrate the Feast of Dedication together with our new host congregation, Riverside Alliance Church in Akron, Ohio. Helpful for both the Hanukkah novice and veteran, this teaching focuses on the Hanukkah-related Jewish expectations of Messiah’s self revelation. It all starts with an evil ruler and the desecration of twelve very special […]

December 22, 2017 in Audio, The Moedim by

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Genesis 41b

We continue Joseph’s incredible story in this Torah Project teaching, furthering our list of Messianic parallels seen in Joseph’s life story. We begin with a verse that establishes a turning point in Joseph’s life that points to Messiah’s return after 2 thousand years of physical absence. Moving on to yet another pair of dreams (Pharaoh’s), […]

December 17, 2017 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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Genesis 41a and Hanukkah

The heart of this Torah project teaching is the question “Can we survive as believers in such a fallen world where society is ever more quickly sliding into darkness?” In pursuit of an answer, we look in detail at the family God gives Joseph in Egypt: his wife Asenath, her father the Egyptian priest of […]

December 3, 2017 in Audio, Genesis, The Moedim, Torah Project by

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Genesis 40

Joseph’s adventure continues with his imprisonment, the second of three consecutive stories in which Joseph is given authority over a domain. In this Torah Project teaching, we take a close look at Joseph’s cellmates, the cupbearer and the baker, finding in them connections to the wine and bread, the blood and the body, the elevated […]

November 26, 2017 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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Genesis 39

Continuing the Torah Project teaching series, we dig into the story of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife, the first of 3 stories in which Joseph is given authority over a domain. Reading Joseph as Messiah and reading Potiphar (and his wife) as the believer, we ask the question, “How can the believer tempt the Messiah to […]

November 19, 2017 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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Genesis 37c

In this Torah Project teaching, we finish our study of Genesis 37 with a review of the key concept of “2 Messiahs” (Mashiach ben Yoseph and Mashiach ben David), and we extend our list of Messianic parallels between the stories of Joseph and Yeshua, adding 17 corollaries in just these 19 verses in chapter 37. […]

November 5, 2017 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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Genesis 37b

Continuing the Torah Project teachings in Genesis 37, we begin by looking in depth at the amazing figure of Joseph, one of the clearest pictures of Messiah in all of Scripture. We start by examining the Hebrew word describing Joseph’s colorful coat, “passim,” finding in it both a reference to the Messiah and an allusion […]

October 22, 2017 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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Genesis 37a

In this Torah Project teaching, we begin by addressing the question of the validity of extra-biblical sources, especially Jewish sources. We look at several mentions in the Bible of extra-biblical works, explore the Greek word for “oracles” in Romans 3, then look at a particularly helpful extra-biblical source on Genesis 37:2 that draws many comparisons […]

October 15, 2017 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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Genesis 35b-36

In this Torah Project teaching, we begin by digging into what appears to be a gratuitously inserted verse in the middle of Jacob’s narrative, a verse describing the death of Deborah, Rebekah’s nurse. The journey brings us to insights about the Word through topics as diverse as the “arks” of Moses and Noah, the only […]

October 8, 2017 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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Yom Kippur 2017

The Torah describes a detailed and lengthy Yom Kippur Temple/Tabernacle service. The High Priest must take great care to carry out the required steps with precision. As is our tradition at Beth Tikkun, for our Yom Kippur teaching, we examine in detail the High Priest’s many movements and activities on this special day inside the […]

October 1, 2017 in Audio, The Moedim by

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Genesis 35a

We begin this continuation of the Torah project series with a lengthy reading from Jonathan Cahn’s new book, The Paradigm, in which Cahn uses the fall of Israel’s northern kingdom as an example pattern for the fall of any nation. The topic furthers our recent theme of sexual purity and gives us a glimpse into the […]

September 24, 2017 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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Genesis 33b-34

We further our Torah Project series with the fascinating continuation of Jacob’s story, drawing lessons from Jacob’s heartbreaking fall after what is probably the greatest spiritual high of his life. The rapid descent begins with yet another lie to his brother Esau and leads to one of the darkest chapters in the Torah, Genesis 34. The story of the rape of […]

September 17, 2017 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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Dan, the Shema, and the Eclipse

Join Beth Tikkun for this special teaching leading up to the High Holy Days. At the center of this lesson is a fundamental life pattern of 3 steps described by the Baal Shem Tov: 1. submission, 2. separation, and 3. sweetening. The Shemah provides an example of this basic pattern, and the tribe of Dan provides a […]

September 10, 2017 in Audio, The Moedim by

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Hospitality – Dan Remark

Join us as Dan Remark shares thoughts on the important biblical theme of hospitality. Dan walks us through many biblical examples of hospitality, focusing on the great blessings that come to those who are hospitable. He then focuses on one of the greatest examples of anti-hospitality in the Bible, Nabal. As the fall festivals draw […]

September 3, 2017 in Audio, Special Teachings by

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Psalm 16 – David Hargrave

Join us as pastor David Hargrave takes a close look at Psalm 16. What truths do you turn to when you are being slowly eaten away by jealousy? What do you work to keep at the forefront of your thoughts when you have been terribly betrayed and are watching something precious being taken away? Psalm […]

August 27, 2017 in Audio, Selected Psalms by

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High Holy Day Services 2017 Dates

Join us for the High Holy Day Services! Our services will be held at our normal meeting location, Southeast Church of the Nazarene in Tallmadge, Ohio. Be sure to mark your calendars for the following dates: Erev Rosh Hashanah: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7:00pm Erev Yom Kippur: Friday, Sept. 29, 7:00pm Yom Kippur: Saturday, Sept. 30 […]

August 25, 2017 in Events by

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Genesis 32b-33a

Continuing the Torah Project in Genesis, we focus on Jacob’s seemingly mysterious wrestling match at the stream called “Jabbok,” allowing the Torah to cast light on the fear and stress we all struggle against. With a special focus on 2 Corinthians 1-3, Mark 14, and Watchman Nee’s short book The Release of the Spirit, we look at what it […]

August 20, 2017 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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Genesis 31b-32a

In this continuation of the Torah Project, we finish our look at Laban, focusing on how Laban is the Bible’s model image of a “fool.” After exploring Laban’s foolish characteristics in chapter 31, we dip into the book of Proverbs which has much to say on the matter. We end the topic with the question, “What […]

August 13, 2017 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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Genesis 30b-31a

Continuing the Torah Project series in Genesis, we focus on Laban as the context for discussions regarding false teachers and an important principle regarding good words from a wicked person. We also ask the question, “What are the dynamics of sharing a ‘word’ from the Lord with others?” and we look into the concept of ownership. […]

August 6, 2017 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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Tishah B’Av 2017

Join Beth Tikkun for a teaching on the uniquely sorrowful day of Tishah B’Av, the 9th day of the month of Av. Adam Haynes relates some of the dark history of this day, while Brian Chima brings insights from the structure of the book of Lamentations and makes connections to the Messiah, emphasizing Yeshua’s relationship to the […]

July 23, 2017 in Audio, The Moedim by

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Genesis 30

Join Beth Tikkun as we continue our  Torah Project series. In this lesson, we discuss the longest paragraph found in the Torah and attempt to understand what God is trying to convey to us through it. We also delve into what is the true source of our problems, and how God has custom designed the solution for each […]

July 16, 2017 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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JULY 29th – NO SERVICES

Beth Tikkun purposely cancels services about four times each year so that families can enjoy Sabbath in their homes with friends. So, make plans for July 29th to do just that! Then we will see you back at services the following week.

July 10, 2017 in Events by

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Genesis 29

Join Beth Tikkun as we continue our  Torah Project series. In this lesson, we explore the story of Jacob’s arrival in Haran and his encounter with Rachel. How is this story similar to, yet very different from Eliezer’s encounter with Rebecca? We then look at Laban’s treachery toward Jacob, and the first four sons Leah bore to Jacob. We […]

July 9, 2017 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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Genesis 28

Join Beth Tikkun as we continue our  Torah Project series. In this lesson, we consider Jacob’s dual mission to Padan Aaram and how this reflects Messiah’s dual mission to the world. Then, we discuss the ladder Jacob saw in his dream and how it is significant for us. And, what is “the blessing of Abraham”? Last, we discover a vital […]

July 2, 2017 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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