1Corinthians: Chs. 1b-2 – The Spiritual Man

What does it mean to be a “spiritual” man or woman? That is our main question in this second teaching on 1 Corinthians. We tackle this question after some encouraging thoughts about the wisdom of God vs. the wisdom of man. Included in the “spiritual man” topic are a review of body, soul, and spirit […]

November 29, 2020 in 1 Corinthians, Apostolic Writings, Audio by

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1Corinthians: Intro and Ch. 1a

Our first teaching on the Corinthian letters begins with timely thoughts related to the Sabbath and gathering at home as we enter another Covid-19 at-home period. Turning to Corinthians, we briefly touch on the key issues that add up to a rather wild pair of Paul’s letters before reviewing the beginnings of this Greek assembly […]

November 22, 2020 in 1 Corinthians, Apostolic Writings, Audio by

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Q&A 2 – Fall 2020

In this second Q&A teaching for fall 2020, we tackle two important questions:               1) What are the biblical covenants, and how do they build on each other?               2) Is there a connection between the Friday evening Sabbath blessings and the Christian communion?  Is […]

November 15, 2020 in Audio, Q&A, Special Teachings by

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Steve Meeks – Lessons from the Life of David

Join us for a special teaching from Steve Meeks. A licensed counselor, Steve examines the life of David for truths and lies the great king absorbs while young which become “roots” that produce specific “fruit” later in life. He offers suggestions for how we can deal with the lies that have become roots in our […]

November 8, 2020 in Audio, Special Teachings by

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Q&A 1- Fall 2020

Before beginning a new study series, we are taking some time for Q&A. This week’s questions include:               1) How do we distinguish between “sin,” “iniquity,” and “transgression”?               2) a question about Jude’s mention of the feud over Moses’ body       […]

November 1, 2020 in Audio, Q&A, Special Teachings by

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Nehemiah 13: A Wolf’s Best Friend

After a brief review of Nehemiah, we launch into Nehemiah 13, asking the question, “Are you kidding me?” At one point in this final chapter of the book, Nehemiah describes yanking on men’s beards in his frustration and jealousy for God’s established ways. In this teaching, we put forth a single word that describes what […]

October 25, 2020 in Audio, Ezra-Nehemiah, Tanakh by

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Nehemiah Chs. 11-12: The Holiness of Walls

An early question in Nehemiah chapters 11-12 is, “Why are 10 tribes almost missing from the list of Jerusalem’s residents?” After exploring this question, we draw out a few gems from the many names listed in these chapters, including an important principle drawn from the name “Zerubabel” about relating to paganism. Other topics include more […]

October 18, 2020 in Audio, Ezra-Nehemiah, Tanakh by

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The New Earth: A Guide Book

With this Shabbat falling on the 8th day of Sukkot (“Shemini Atzeret”), we continue to pause our Nehemiah study for one more week to focus on the transcendent. Perhaps no part of scripture moves “beyond” more than the end chapters of Revelation. So it is that we focus this Shabbat on Revelation chapters 21 and […]

October 11, 2020 in Audio, The Moedim by

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Sukkot – A Celebration of Victory

How is it that the biblical holiday of Sukkot (Tabernacles) is a celebration after war? Join Beth Tikkun as we trace an intriguing pattern related to this joyful festival, an appointed time designed by God and woven into the fabric of creation. To download visuals, right-click the PDF file and save. Visuals: Sukkot – A […]

October 4, 2020 in Audio, The Moedim by

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Jonathan Cahn’s “The Return” Keynote Address

In place of Beth Tikkun’s traditional walk-through of the High Priest’s Yom Kippur service (see links to previous such teachings below), this year we joined the livestream of The Return, an intercession for the nation held on the national mall and simulcast around the world. To watch Jonathan Cahn’s powerful keynote address, click on the […]

September 27, 2020 in Audio, Special Teachings, The Moedim by

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The Shofar – Weapon of Light

Join Beth Tikkun for a special Rosh Hashanah teaching. We begin with the Hebrew name for this holiday, “teruah,” finding an unusual association in the Hebrew root. In the main body of the teaching, we connect the Akeidah – the Binding of Isaac – to this special day primarily through the overlooked detail that the […]

September 20, 2020 in Audio, The Moedim by

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Nehemiah Chs. 9-10: Renewing the Covenant

Chapters 9 and 10 of Nehemiah are one continuous prayer. One important opportunity for study found in this prayer is the chance to see our human faults from this ancient, inspired perspective. Our main question as we explore in these chapters is, “Why do we keep cycling through phases of rebellion, and how do we […]

September 13, 2020 in Audio, Ezra-Nehemiah, Tanakh by

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Nehemiah 8: Torah at the Water Gate

Nehemiah 8 soars above the other chapters of the book like a soul moored in the heavens. As we approach the fall holidays mentioned in this chapter, we briefly review Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot. The main body of the teaching is a comparison of the Egyptian and Babylonian exiles, leading to an important […]

September 6, 2020 in Audio, Ezra-Nehemiah, Tanakh by

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Dr. Jeff Johnson: God’s Mercy and Provision in Time of Uncertainty

This week Dr. Jeff Johnson of Israel Today Ministries brings us a timely message from Psalm 91 regarding God’s promises to us when the times turn dark and uncertain. To download visuals, right-click the PDF file and save. Visuals: Psalm 91.pdf Medios Visuales: Salmo 91.pdf

August 29, 2020 in Audio, Special Teachings by

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Nehemiah Chs. 6-7: Prophets of Fear

Our main focus in Nehemiah this week is chapter 6, where we witness the ending of Sanballat’s machinations against the work of God. What finally puts an end to this enemy’s scheming? Linked to this question, we continue learning how we stand up to spiritual enemies. Other topics include characteristics of false prophets, the month […]

August 23, 2020 in Audio, Ezra-Nehemiah, Tanakh by

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Nehemiah Chs. 4-5: Building = Battle

As we begin chapters 4 and 5 of Nehemiah, we note an important difference in enemy tactics when we are rebuilding walls vs. rebuilding the Temple (Ezra). In dissecting the enemy’s verbal attacks, we observe “how to get stupid in 3 easy steps.” Seeing the wall being built, we talk about ladders and moving to […]

August 16, 2020 in Audio, Ezra-Nehemiah, Tanakh by

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Nehemiah Ch. 3: Ten Gates to the City

As we continue our study of Nehemiah, we first reach back to summarize the end of chapter 2, the challenge to repair the city’s fortifications and the justification for the work. Next, we look at Jerusalem’s geography and the site of the ancient city of David. We then draw out a principle from the varied […]

August 10, 2020 in Audio, Ezra-Nehemiah, Tanakh by

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Nehemiah Chs. 1-2: Walls, Gates, & Enemies

In this first teaching on the book of Nehemiah, cupbearer to the king, we focus on the spiritual concepts of walls and gates, and we continue learning about enemies. What are our walls and gates, and how do we properly steward them? Regarding enemies, we look at our own three main enemies reflected in Nehemiah’s […]

July 26, 2020 in Audio, Ezra-Nehemiah, Tanakh by

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Survey of Ezra

We tackle the entire book of Ezra this week, briefly touching on each chapter. We begin with a quick overview of the pertinent kings of Persia, including the son of Queen Esther who plays an important role in Ezra. Other teaching points include lessons from Israel’s choice to rebuild the altar first, lessons regarding the […]

July 19, 2020 in Audio, Ezra-Nehemiah, Tanakh by

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Ezra and Nehemiah – Intro

This introductory teaching to a new series on Ezra and Nehemiah is subtitled “There and Back Again,” referring to the purifying journey described in these books and which we also experience. Beginning with a connection to the novel “The Life of Pi,” we move on to a brief bird’s-eye view of Israel’s journey partly described […]

July 12, 2020 in Audio, Ezra-Nehemiah, Tanakh by

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Rapture and End Times

Join us for this fourth Q&A of 2020. Questions addressed include: Are we Pre-, Mid-, or Post-Trib? Why does Yeshua call Himself “The Son of Man?” Will the Temple be rebuilt? Visuals: Rapture and End Time Events.pdf Medios Visuales: Arrebatamiento y los últimos días.pdf

July 7, 2020 in Audio, Q&A by

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Steve Meeks: Praying the Tabernacle

Steve Meeks brings us a special teaching this week on the topic of “praying the tabernacle.” Steve outlines a prayer approach that helps to add variety, comprehensiveness, richness, and length to our prayer lives with the goals of deepening our relationship with the Father and being an instrument in effecting His will. Visuals: Praying the […]

June 28, 2020 in Audio, Special Teachings by

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Words and the Word

In this third Q&A teaching for 2020, we address the question, “What translation of the Bible do you use?” In the process of answering that question, we explore how it is that every Bible translation is a commentary. We also look at the main sections of the Bible, putting the Greek Scriptures into the context of […]

June 21, 2020 in Audio, Q&A by

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Matters of Conscience

In this second Q&A teaching of 2020, we discuss the following three questions: 1) How can Paul allow the eating of meat sacrificed to idols? 2) How can I forgive, and am I really forgiving someone if my feelings toward them aren’t changing? and 3) Was it the case that before Pentecost people only had […]

June 14, 2020 in Audio, Q&A by

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The Messianic Life

In today’s Q&A teaching, we address three questions on the following topics: 1) differences between the Messianic and Evangelical followings of Yeshua, 2) the Jerusalem Council’s four essentials for Gentile believers, 3) the commandment to stone an adulterous woman (Deu 22). Visuals: Messianic Faith.pdf Medios Visuales: La Fe Mesiánica.pdf

June 7, 2020 in Audio, Q&A by

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Titus 3

Starting out our final teaching of Titus, we focus on a few verses in Titus 3 that compare what we were before to what we are now, and we point out another verse that states the general theme of the book of Titus. Having just celebrated Shavuot and in light of Titus 3:5-6 which mentions […]

May 31, 2020 in Apostolic Writings, Audio, Titus by

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Titus 2

For this first week back together again as a congregation, we dip into Titus chapter 2. In the chapter, Paul takes the time to separately address 4 different groups of people. We ask, “Why is it that Paul has the most instructions for young women, in particular?” Moving on, we focus in on Titus 2:11, […]

May 24, 2020 in Apostolic Writings, Audio, Titus by

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Titus 1

Join Beth Tikkun as we begin a study of the book of Titus. We start the first chapter by asking, “Who are the elect, and why did God select them?” We also take a closer look at the Greek words often translated “arrogant” and “rebuke.” Finally, we examine the intentions of the group Paul calls […]

May 15, 2020 in Apostolic Writings, Audio, Titus by

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2 Timothy 4

Join us as we finish our study of the enlightening book of Second Timothy. Visuals: 2 Timothy 4.pdf Medios Visuales: 2 Timoteo 4.pdf

May 8, 2020 in 2 Timothy, Apostolic Writings, Audio by

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2 Timothy 3

Our emphasis in 2 Timothy 3 is “the Last Days.” We begin by refreshing several mentions of the Last Days from the prophets. As we look at evidence for the spirit of the Last Days in our own times, we read the lyrics of a song made popular by Whitney Houston in the 1980’s. Moving […]

May 1, 2020 in 2 Timothy, Apostolic Writings, Audio by

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2 Timothy 2b

We begin this teaching by looking at the word “to wrangle,” from verse 14 where we are urged to not do combat over “words.” One main topic for the teaching is the question, “How do we correctly cut the Word of truth?” A second main topic concerns Paul’s description of vessels for differing uses, which […]

April 24, 2020 in 2 Timothy, Apostolic Writings, Audio by

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2 Timothy 2a

Join us as we explore in the second chapter of Second Timothy. The main body of the teaching is an interesting menorah pattern composed of soldier, athlete, and farmer. We also take a surprising look at the actual bird translated as “eagle” in our English Bibles. Visuals: 2 Timothy 2a.pdf Medios Visuales: 2 Timoteo 2a.pdf

April 17, 2020 in 2 Timothy, Apostolic Writings, Audio by

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2 Timothy 1b

Join us as we once again receive instruction from the wonderful book of Second Timothy. In this teaching, we delve into four basic states of the conscience; we ask the question, “How do we achieve a clean and good conscience?” we examine Paul’s list of the major themes in the Word; and we take a […]

April 10, 2020 in 2 Timothy, Apostolic Writings, Audio by

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A Passover Story for Children

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April 8, 2020 in Articles, The Moedim by

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2 Timothy 1a

Join us as we begin exploring the book of Second Timothy. In this first teaching, we cover the first 10 verses of chapter 1. Focusing on verse 3, we ask the question, “How could Paul say that he had a clear conscience?” In pursuit of an answer to this question, we examine both the Greek […]

April 3, 2020 in 2 Timothy, Apostolic Writings, Audio by

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Hidden Wounds – Joe Swann

“Hidden Wounds” is a powerful and moving testimony. It was presented by Grant’s cousin, Joe Swann, at Davidson Academy in Nashville, Tennessee. Joe is a teacher, a life-long Tennessean, and a frequent visitor to Beth Tikkun.

March 19, 2020 in Audio, Special Teachings by

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1 Timothy 6

We come to the final chapter of 1 Timothy. As background for Paul’s admonitions regarding avoiding controversies, we learn in this teaching about the sophists of the ancient world – traveling celebrities who specialized in arguing! We connect the sophists to many modern televangelists. Other topics in this teaching include The Didache, the term “eternal […]

March 8, 2020 in 1 Timothy, Apostolic Writings, Audio by

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1 Timothy 5

We continue our reading of 1 Timothy, this week unpacking chapter 5. Before addressing the text, however, we hear about Grant’s recent trip to the brothers and sisters in South Africa. Moving to 1 Timothy 5, we first note Paul’s formula for community respect before commenting upon the various situations of widows mentioned in the […]

March 1, 2020 in 1 Timothy, Apostolic Writings, Audio by

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Liturgy Part 2

Join Beth Tikkun for a special second teaching from cantor Tim Pell focused on liturgy. Tim first brings two important lenses for viewing liturgical prayer. He then addresses the Shabbat prayers one by one, providing an overview of the special function of each. Tim’s first liturgy teaching Visuals: Liturgy Part 2.pdf ,  Liturgy Flow Visualizations […]

March 1, 2020 in Audio, Special Teachings by

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1 Timothy 4

We begin unpacking the 4th chapter of 1 Timothy with the humbling recognition that, spiritually, we are all sheep who can be led astray. We turn to James 3 for guidelines for protecting ourselves against our sheep nature. Finishing this section of Timothy, we see that, in the spiritual realm, our way of teaching is […]

February 9, 2020 in 1 Timothy, Apostolic Writings, Audio by

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1 Timothy 3

Join Beth Tikkun as we dig in to 1 Timothy 3. After exploring the qualifications for overseers and servants, we focus in on the topic of spiritual authority. Visuals:  1 Timothy 3.pdf Medios Visuales:  1 Timoteo 3.pdf

February 2, 2020 in 1 Timothy, Apostolic Writings, Audio by

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1 Timothy Ch. 2

This week we return to the topic of masculinity and femininity as we continue our study in 1 Timothy. Initially, we look at 4 facets of prayer and praying for the government. Regarding men and women, we explore the role of women, the woman’s power, and clothing as a picture frame for the soul. We […]

January 26, 2020 in 1 Timothy, Apostolic Writings, Audio by

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1 Timothy Ch. 1

We begin our exploration of the letters to Timothy with a little background on this man who was so important to Paul. We then establish the main purpose of these important letters. Moving into the meat of chapter 1, we explore 5 characteristics of the heretic, 3 legs of love, and the Greek words for […]

January 12, 2020 in 1 Timothy, Apostolic Writings, Audio by

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Ephesians 6

In this final teaching from Ephesians, we begin by speaking first to children and parents, then employees and employers about honoring each other in the Lord. We then address our main topic, putting on the armor of God in spiritual warfare, with particular attention to the sword of the Word. Finally, we discuss the apparently […]

January 5, 2020 in Apostolic Writings, Audio, Ephesians by

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Ephesians 5

As we study Ephesians chapter 5 this week, we begin with the question, “What does it mean to grieve the Holy Spirit by which we are sealed?” This question leads us to a discussion of circumcision. Other main topics in this teaching include the 5 mentions of light in Ephesians and submission within marriage. Visuals: […]

December 22, 2019 in Apostolic Writings, Audio, Ephesians by

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Ephesians 4

Join Beth Tikkun Messianic Fellowship as we continue our exploration of Ephesians. In this week’s teaching, we focus on 7 lists in chapter 4: characteristics of our walk, of our unity, of the spiritually immature, and of the “Gentile” mind, along with a list detailing God’s officers and two lists delineating the identity and practices […]

December 15, 2019 in Apostolic Writings, Audio, Ephesians by

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Vayeitzei – Steve Meeks

In this special teaching on parshah Vayeitzei, Steve Meeks explores Jacob’s journey to Haran and back. As he does so, Steve speaks to paths on our own journeys in life. Join us as Steve draws lessons from the leave-takings of Beer Sheva, the fearsome vision at Bethel, and the exhausting work of Haran. In the end, […]

December 8, 2019 in Audio, Torah Commentary by

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Ephesians 3

Climbing to the heights of Ephesians 3, we ask a couple of questions: “How is Messiah the Cornerstone of the Jewish people?” and “Why does Paul say the Gentile inclusion has not been made known previously?” In addition to addressing these questions, we continue our process of defining terms: grace, gospel/preach, faith/believe. We also get […]

December 1, 2019 in Apostolic Writings, Audio, Ephesians by

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Ephesians 2

As we open up Ephesians 2 this week, we define two more critically important terms: “church” and “aion/olam,” variously translated as “world,” or “age,” or “eternity.” Moving on, we explore a key difference between humanity and the animals. Next, we suggest an important tweak to the common understanding of “salvation by grace through faith.” Finally, […]

November 24, 2019 in Audio by

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Ephesians 1

This week we begin a new book of the Bible, Ephesians, sometimes referred to as the “Alps” of the Apostolic Scriptures. As we open this lofty Pauline letter written from prison, we first take some time to clarify several important terms, including “apostle,” “Christ,” and “mystery.” After setting this foundation, we refresh the vital but […]

November 17, 2019 in Apostolic Writings, Audio, Ephesians by

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