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: Medios Visuales:

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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Nate Gurnish – Thoughts on Joshua

Join Beth Tikkun as member Nate Gurnish brings a teaching on a central character in the biblical narrative – Joshua. Nate begins by taking us through the first appearances of Joshua in the biblical text. He moves on to selected topics from the first several chapters of the book of Joshua, including a focus on […]

November 10, 2019 in Audio, Special Teachings by

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Brad Moore – Spiritual Leadership

This week, member Brad Moore shares teachings from two topic areas: the final chapter of the Torah and spiritual leadership. While discussing Deuteronomy 34, Brad points to the deep life that results from embracing the leadership of both Moses and Joshua, the Torah and Yeshua. On the topic of spiritual leadership, Brad brings 7 points […]

November 3, 2019 in Audio, Special Teachings by

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Ve’zot Habrachah 2018-19

Join Beth Tikkun for an abbreviated teaching on the final Torah portion of the year, Ve’zot Habrachah, the last two chapters of Deuteronomy. Topics include the concepts of blessing and curse, brief summaries of Moses’ blessings for the tribes, and the team effort of Moses and Yeshua. Visuals: Ve’zot Habrachah 2018-19.pdf Medios Visuales: Vezot Haberajá.pdf

October 29, 2019 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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Vayeilech & Ha’azinu 2018-19

This week, we explore within the two short Torah portions of Vayeilech and Ha’azinu, finding much treasure. Our main focus is the two great songs of Scripture, the Song of Moses and the Song of the Lamb. As we consider the Song of Moses, we uncover a fascinating menorah pattern which balances the exodus on […]

October 20, 2019 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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The Menorah of Jonah and Ruth

In this special Yom Kippur teaching, we look at the books of Jonah and Ruth as “sister” books, two halves of a menorah. Though we find many similarities, we also find stark contrasts rooted in the two central characters – Jonah, a willful Jewish prophet, and Ruth, a yielded Gentile widow. Join us as we […]

October 13, 2019 in Audio, The Moedim by

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Yom Kippur 2019

As is our tradition on the Sabbath before Yom Kippur, this week we “retell” the Yom Kippur story through the details described in Leviticus 16. Join us as we rehearse the “story” of this sacred ritual at the Temple which is the foundation of all the other stories in the Word, a description of what […]

October 6, 2019 in Audio, The Moedim by

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Nitzavim 2018-19

This week we continue to focus on the Covenant of Moab via Torah portion Nitzavim. This little-mentioned covenant is expressed mainly as blessings and curses, a central theme of this week’s teaching. Specific topics include an exploration of “gall and wormwood,” and a curious word in this portion that, in all valid Torah scrolls, contains […]

September 29, 2019 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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Ki Tavo 2018-19

This week, we add to the concept of “salvation of the soul” via the little-mentioned covenant of Moab found in this week’s Torah portion, Ki Tavo. Adding to the double emphases of redemption followed by obedience to the commandments, this week we emphasize the role of community and relationship with the Messiah as we undergo […]

September 22, 2019 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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Ki Teitze 2018-19 – Nate Gurnish

This week one of our members, Nate Gurnish, brings insights from Torah portion Ki Teitze. Nate begins by pointing out that the 74 commandments found in this Torah portion represent the highest concentration of mitzvot in the Torah. Nate goes on to bring 5 tips for keeping commandments. In the second half of his teaching, […]

September 15, 2019 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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Shoftim 2018-19 – Brad Moore

We have a special treat for this year’s parshah Shoftim teaching as one of our members, Brad Moore, brings us a great many helpful reminders and life applications drawn from the portion. A few topics include what it means to appoint judges and officers within ourselves, how King Solomon got off track regarding the 3 […]

September 8, 2019 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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Re’eh 2018-19

Join Beth Tikkun for a teaching drawn from Torah portion Re’eh focused on one topic: salvation of the soul. While digging into this central topic of the Word, we shift the focus slightly from the traditional Christian emphasis on sharing the basics and praying “the prayer.” Along the way, we explore the concepts of blessing […]

September 1, 2019 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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Eikev 2018-19

We begin parshah Eikev by focusing on the portion’s name, translated “if” here but normally translated “heel.” We then review the blood covenant which Moses refers to so frequently in Deuteronomy, with emphasis on the relationship between God’s love and keeping His commandments. Moving on, we look at 3 extreme mindsets Moses warns believers against. […]

August 25, 2019 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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Ve’etchanan 2018-19

As we begin this cycle’s teaching on portion Ve’etchanan, we examine the four ways we can mistreat God’s Word. We then look briefly at the “fish bowl” that tiny Israel is meant to be as a trading crossroads and the priestly nation. Finally, we spend the majority of the teaching focused on an intriguing and […]

August 18, 2019 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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Devarim 2018-19

As we begin this year’s parshah Devarim teaching, we uncover a few textual clues pointing us to the deep essence of the Torah. We then ask the question, “Why does Moses begin his summary of the nearly 40-year wilderness journey with a recounting of the appointment of leaders, judges within Israel? Why is this foremost […]

August 11, 2019 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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Mattot/Masei 2018-19

What’s special about 42, the number of Israelite encampments in the wilderness? We begin this year’s Mattot/Masei teaching by exploring this interesting number in Scripture. Moving on, we learn why it is that oaths and vows are discouraged in the Word. We then look at the special significance of God’s commandment to annihilate Midian and […]

August 4, 2019 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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Pinchas 2018-19

The spear of zealous Phinehas ends Israel’s testings and failures in the wilderness. In this year’s parshah Pinchas teaching, we focus on God’s breaking of His followers in the midbar, the wilderness. Along the way, we learn an important principle regarding zealousness and hear an illustration of this principle preserved by European Jews; we compare […]

July 28, 2019 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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Balak 2018-19

Join Beth Tikkun for this cycle’s parshah Balak teaching. We begin the teaching by comparing the two talking animals in the Bible. In the main body of the teaching, we focus on three lessons from the sociopathic Gentile prophet Balaam: Balaam’s way, his error, and his teaching. Visuals: Balak 2018-19.pdf Medios Visuales: Balak 2018-19.pdf

July 21, 2019 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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Chukat 2018-19

Join Beth Tikkun for this cycle’s parshah Chukat teaching. We begin the teaching by exploring the question of what the two Amorite kings conquered under Moses east of the Jordan, Sihon and Og, represent in our own lives. Other topics in this teaching include four animals that picture Messiah – the lamb, goat, copper serpent, and […]

July 14, 2019 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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Shelach, Korach 2018-19

We tackle two Torah portions this week, Shelach and Korach. In Shelach, we ask the question, “What does it mean that our enemies are our bread?” gleaning important lessons about spiritual food and enemies. In portion Korach, we touch on the dangers of making Christian “celebrities,” and we dig into the text via the names of the leaders […]

July 7, 2019 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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