Chapter 1:

Imagine Yourself a Prince

Imagine that you and your family are at dinner in your home. A strange man lets himself into your house, sits down at your table, and starts eating your food. When you ask him what on earth he thinks he is doing, he tells you he is “building your kingdom.” You are big into kindness, […]

Chapter 2:

Heart of Wisdom

In Psalm 90, Moshe HaNavi (Moses the Prophet) sings a psalm unto Yahweh, his Creator. Tehillim (Psalms) 90:10-12 10 The days of our lives are seventy years; but if by reason of strength they are eighty years, Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; For it is soon cut off, and we fly away. […]

Chapter 3:

Got Brokenness?

Yahweh commands us to afflict our souls at Yom Kippur. Bemidbar (Numbers) 29:7 7 “On the tenth day of this seventh month you shall have a set-apart gathering. You shall afflict your souls; you shall not do any work.” Although there are other methods, most people choose to fulfill this commandment by abstaining from food […]

Chapter 4:

Don’t Quench the Spirit

In 1Thessalonians 5:19, the apostle Shaul tells us not to quench the Spirit. Thessaloniqim Aleph (1st Thess.) 5:16-22 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of Elohim in Messiah Yeshua for you. 19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not despise prophecies. 21 Test […]

Chapter 5:

Gender Roles in the Kingdom

Yahweh created woman as a help meet corresponding to her man. Genesis 2:18 18 And Yahweh Elohim said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” (18) וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים לֹא טוֹב הֱיוֹת הָאָדָם לְבַדּוֹ | אֶעֱשֶׂהּ לּוֹ עֵזֶר כְּנֶגְדּוֹ This word “comparable” is the […]

Chapter 6:

Abstinence, Celibacy, and Nazirites

Numbers 6 gives us the instructions (Torah) of the Nazirite—one who is separated from normal daily life to serve Yahweh and His people. Bemidbar (Numbers) 6:1-8 1 And Yahweh spoke to Moshe, saying, 2 “Speak to the children of Yisrael, and say to them, ‘When a man or woman does separate, by making a vow […]

Chapter 7:

Polygyny, Concubines, and Kingship

The three main offices within Israel are The king (i.e., government) The priest (i.e., spiritual leadership) The prophet (who is also often a Nazirite) On top of this there is a fourth and special role: that of the judge. The judge is a special type of a king (i.e., a government leader) whose children do […]

Chapter 8:

Yahweh’s Heart in Marriage

In this study we will see that Yahweh defines divorce much differently than we do in the West (circa 2013 CE). For example, in Jeremiah 3:8, Yahweh said He divorced Ephraim, and “put her away”—yet in verse 14 He said He is still “married” to her. What this shows us that Yahweh does not believe […]

Chapter 9:

About Forgiveness

Our religion is also a spiritual path. In addition to the physical rites and rituals Yahweh tells us to perform, He also wants us to refine ourselves spiritually. One of the ways He wants us to purify ourselves is by learning to forgive all those who have ever done us any wrong. Mattityahu (Matthew) 6:14-15 […]

Chapter 10:

Lashon Hara: The Evil Tongue

Traditional Judaism teaches a doctrine against lashon hara (“La-shone Ha-rah”), or the “evil tongue.” As we will see, if this doctrine is applied in a spirit of love, it can be very good. However, if it is applied in some other spirit, it can be very destructive. Lashon hara (לשון הרע) was originally intended as […]

Chapter 11:

The Matthew 18 Process

In the “Lashon Hara” study we saw that Yahweh wants our speech to edify, unify, and build up our brethren. If our speech does not actively help bring our brothers and sisters into a deeper relationship with each other and into a closer walk with Him, then something is wrong, and we need to pray […]

Chapter 12:

Adultery and Matthew 18

Yeshua tells us that He did not come to do away with even the least part of the Torah (the Laws of Moses). Rather, He says that whoever teaches against even the least of the commandments will be least in the kingdom of heaven; and that those who do and teach the whole Torah will […]

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