2 Corinthians 1-2: Life = Change

This week we begin the book of 2 Corinthians. Right away we notice a softening in Paul’s tone toward this beloved assembly. Why? They had developed. In this world, we need to be masters of change because if we are truly alive, we will always be developing. Join us as we meditate upon this vital […]

April 16, 2021 in 2 Corinthians, Apostolic Writings, Audio by

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1 Corinthians 15-16: Living a Life of Hope

Join us as we explore within the soaring pinnacle of 1 Corinthians, chapter 15, the “resurrection chapter.” Our first question is, “What is the Good News?” Other topics include living the resurrection life now, salvation for all, baptism “for the dead,” and the “resurrection body.” Video:  Vimeo | YouTube To download visuals, right-click the PDF […]

April 9, 2021 in 1 Corinthians, Apostolic Writings, Audio by

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1 Corinthians 14: Living a Life of Clarity

Often contentious chapter 14 of 1 Corinthians is our fare this week, the “tongues” chapter, better called the “languages” chapter. We take a considerable amount of time laying a foundation before reading through the text verse-by-verse. The introduction includes a brief history of “languages” from Babel to Sinai to the Gentiles and two approaches to […]

March 26, 2021 in 1 Corinthians, Apostolic Writings, Audio by

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Steve Meeks: The Joy of Forgiveness

Join Beth Tikkun as Steve Meeks brings us a powerful message on forgiveness. Steve draws from both Scripture and his personal story, and he provides suggestions for practical application. In illustrating from Scripture, he focuses primarily on the story of King David and his son Absalom. As we enter the season of our freedom, Steve […]

March 19, 2021 in Audio, Special Teachings by

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1 Corinthians 13: Living a Sacrificial Life

In dipping into the much cherished “love” chapter, we begin by looking again at the Hebrew word for love, “ahavah.” We then explore the chapter in three sections: the worthless life, love in action, and the greatness of love. Specific topics include unforgiveness, the Greek equivalent for “shalom” (teleos), gifts of the Spirit, the veil […]

March 12, 2021 in 1 Corinthians, Apostolic Writings, Audio by

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1 Corinthians 11b-12: Living a Respectful Life

We focus on gifts in this week’s teaching – body, soul, and spirit. Before we get there, however, we address the section on head coverings from chapter 11, learning little-taught history regarding head coverings for Romans, Greeks, and Jews in ancient Rome. Video:  Vimeo | YouTube To download visuals, right-click the PDF file and save. […]

February 26, 2021 in 1 Corinthians, Apostolic Writings, Audio by

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1 Corinthians 10b-11: Living a Life of Freedom

We begin today’s teaching with a focus on the power of attitude, the “spirit” behind our deeds. Our main topic for the teaching is the life of imitating Messiah, the life of constant freedom that flows, ironically, through the doorway of constant death. Video:  Vimeo | YouTube To download visuals, right-click the PDF file and […]

February 19, 2021 in 1 Corinthians, Apostolic Writings, Audio by

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1 Corinthians 10a: Living a Victorious Life

Join us as we unpack the first half of 1 Corinthians 10. We begin by drawing a startling conclusion regarding the difference between God’s love and affection for people. In the main body of the teaching, we look at Paul’s allusions to five disasters in the wilderness, and we ask, “Why did Paul choose this […]

February 12, 2021 in 1 Corinthians, Apostolic Writings, Audio by

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1 Corinthians 8 & 9: Living a Selfless Life

In looking at the text of 1 Corinthians chapters 8 & 9, we admire Paul’s ability to be flexible and gracious for the sake of the gospel, giving up his own rights when necessary to win over all kinds of people. We also learn more about dietary issues facing 1st century Believers, we look at […]

January 30, 2021 in 1 Corinthians, Apostolic Writings, Audio by

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Here We Grow!

Specially applicable to the Beth Tikkun community specifically – both in Ohio and worldwide – today’s “teaching” is an explanation of the vision for Beth Tikkun moving forward. Grant shares an understanding for how different aspects of our activities will relate to each other, Dan Remark fills in some details, and Steve Meeks provides a […]

January 24, 2021 in Audio, Special Teachings by

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1 Corinthians Ch. 7: Living a Stable Life in a Shaky World

1 Corinthians chapter 7 is one of the most unique chapters in all of the Bible and also one of the most misunderstood. Join us as we attempt to grasp this chapter that is so applicable to our increasingly unstable modern world. We divide the chapter into seven sections, tracing how Paul on the one […]

January 17, 2021 in 1 Corinthians, Apostolic Writings, Audio by

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Keeping Your Cool While Walking Through Fire

This week we again step away from our study in Corinthians for a teaching focused on the times, both the growth stage of the Beth Tikkun community and the dark days the world is entering. To begin, we look at God’s use of spiritual templates that express themselves in multiple ways in the physical world. […]

January 10, 2021 in Audio, Ezra-Nehemiah, Special Teachings, Tanakh by

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Messianic Eldership

This audio recording was done at the joint Elders meeting held on January 5, 2021. As Grant prepares to retire in 17 months, the leadership thought it wise to prepare this next generation of leaders with lessons and experiences that have been learned along the way. Though this “teaching” (for lack of a better word) […]

January 7, 2021 in Audio, Special Teachings by

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Steve Meeks: The Great Kahal

Steve Meeks brings us encouragement and practical advice for gathering in home groups on the Sabbath. Topics include: a simple, doable outline for a family gathering, common concerns of those nudged to host (the house, food, children), proper attitudes during times of tribulation Video:  Vimeo | YouTube To download visuals, right-click the PDF file and save. […]

January 3, 2021 in Audio, Special Teachings by

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1 Corinthians Ch. 6: The Ignorant Life

In 1 Corinthians 6, Paul’s exasperation comes through as 12 questions in 20 verses. Topics in this teaching include the holy people as judges of both the world and angels, what it means to be in God’s kingdom, strength against temptation through mindfulness of identity, and the often misunderstood verse 12 about “all things” being […]

December 20, 2020 in 1 Corinthians, Apostolic Writings, Audio by

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1 Corinthians: Ch. 5 – The Unleavened Life

In the light of the Chanukah season, we begin this week’s teaching with a penetrating lesson from the menorah. We move on to the topic of leaven in the kingdom, including the rare but sometimes necessary practice of disfellowshipping a member of the Body. The main target of today’s teaching is a meditation on scars. […]

December 13, 2020 in 1 Corinthians, Apostolic Writings, Audio by

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1 Corinthians: Chs. 3-4 – The Fireproof Life

We begin chapters 3-4 of 1Corinthians by revisiting body-soul-spirit in light of the shaking our world is currently experiencing. Moving on, we build upon Paul’s two analogies for the redeemed community (the field and the building) to point out that we are all sowing and building in others for good or evil. Next, 1Cor 3:13 […]

December 6, 2020 in 1 Corinthians, Apostolic Writings, Audio by

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1 Corinthians: 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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1 Corinthians: 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. Video: Vimeo | YouTube To download visuals, right-click the PDF file and save. […]

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? Video:  Vimeo |  YouTube To download visuals, right-click the PDF file and save. Visuals: Rapture and End Time Events.pdf Medios Visuales: Arrebatamiento y los […]

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. Video:  Vimeo |  […]

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). Video:  Vimeo |  YouTube To download visuals, right-click the PDF file and save. Visuals: […]

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. Video:  Vimeo |  YouTube To download visuals, right-click the PDF file and save. 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. Video:  Vimeo |  YouTube To download visuals, right-click the […]

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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