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Bible teaching with an emphasis on Israel, prophecy and the Jewish roots of Christianity

Series: “Sar Shalom”
Prince of Peace
Explore what it means to walk in the footsteps of Israel’s Messiah. Jeff’s passage-by-passage exposition of Jesus’ principal teachings comes to life through on-location production with real-world re-enactments, all performed by Israelis.

Note: A newer version of this series is available.

983 “Sermon on the Mount”
We consider the “Beatitudes” (Matt. 5:1–12), and unpack Jesus’ exhortation that Believers be “salt of the earth” and “light of the world” (5:13–16).
984 “Crimes of the Heart”
Matthew 5:17–20 leads us to consider how Jesus fulfills the Torah (Jewish Law). Murder begins in the heart (5:21–26), and adultery begins with desire (5:27–30).
985 “The Law Brought to Life”
Jesus speaks about divorce and the marriage bond in 5:31–32, and other human bonds in 5:33–37. Verses 38–42 deal with “going the extra mile” and how to be gracious even toward the ungracious.
986 “Models of Behavior”
Jesus teaches how to deal with enemies (5:43–48). In 6:1–4, He emphasizes doing good to please God and not men. His teachings on prayer follow in 6:5–15.
987 “Eternal Investments”
Verses 16–18 note that fasting pays dividends. With verses 19–21, we consider the fact that laying up treasures on Earth, alone, does not. God wants Believers to be gracious, not greedy, per verses 22–23.
988 “God’s Material Provisions”
Jesus challenges followers to serve either God or possessions (6:24). Blessings abound to those who serve Him (6:25–34). Considering how blessed we forgiven ones are, we must not rush to judge others (Matthew 7:1–6).
989 “God’s Spiritual Provisions”
Matthew 7:7–12 addresses tenacity and God’s benevolence in the Christian’s life. The “narrow path” we must walk (7:13–14) is not the path chosen by the majority. Our “fruits” testify on our behalf; likewise, we can beware of those whose lifestyles and teachings stand as an indictment against them (7:15–20).
990 “Yeshua — Foundation Sufficient for Salvation”
God works in spite of evildoers, not through them. Deception of self and others gives way to truth at Day’s End (7:21–23). Jesus advises us to build our hope for salvation on the right foundation—Him (7:24–29). Jeff reviews the entire “Sermon on the Mount,” and offers closing reflections.