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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.
Episode: “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).

Caption transcript for Sar Shalom: “Crimes of the Heart” (2/8)

  • 01:02 A HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 01:05 JEFFREY SEIF HERE.
  • 01:10 I'M PLEASED TO WELCOME YOU AGAIN TO ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 01:11 PRESENTING THE SECOND OF AN EIGHT PART TREATMENT OF JESUS.
  • 01:14 AND IT'S A JOY TO BRING JESUS TO YOU.
  • 01:18 IT'S A JOY TO COME INTO YOUR WORLD AND DO SO IN A WAY THAT TAKES YOU BACK TO JESUS' WORLD,
  • 01:24 THE GALILEE, THE HOLY LAND AND TO HEAR AND TO SEE JESUS,
  • 01:29 TO HEAR HIS WORDS AND TO SEE HIM RE-ENACTED.
  • 01:33 IN THIS PROGRAM WE'RE GOING TO SEE A NUMBER OF THINGS,
  • 01:35 ONE OF WHICH IS THE FACT THAT JESUS DIDN'T COME TO DESTROY BUT TO BUILD.
  • 01:40 JESUS IS IN THE CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS, NOT THE DESTRUCTION BUSINESS.
  • 01:45 SIN TAKES ITS OWN TOLL ON THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE BUT JESUS CAME TO BUILD AND TO REBUILD.
  • 01:52 OFF WE GO TO CONSIDER THAT AND MORE.
  • 02:23 AND HE CAME TO NAZARETH
  • 02:25 AND AS HIS CUSTOM WAS HE WENT INTO THE SYNAGOGUE ON THE SABBATH DAY
  • 02:29 AND STOOD UP TO READ
  • 02:31 AND THERE WAS DELIVERED UNTO HIM THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET ISAIAH.
  • 02:53 I THINK HE WASN'T JUST BEING SPECIFIC, I THINK HE WAS BEING EMPHATIC WHEN HE SAID,
  • 02:59 "DO NOT THINK I HAVE COME TO ABOLISH THE TORAH".
  • 03:05 "I DIDN'T COME TO ABOLISH THE TORAH OR THE NEVI'IM, 'THE LAW OR THE PROPHETS'",
  • 03:09 "I CAME TO FULFILL THEM"
  • 03:13 AGAIN NOT JUST A SPECIFIC STATEMENT BUT PROBABLY THERE'S AN EXCLAMATION POINT ATTACHED.
  • 03:18 THE REASON BEING THAT OF COURSE JESUS DIDN'T COME TO THROW AWAY THINGS JEWISH.
  • 03:23 I MEAN, IT'S A SIMPLE POINT, TRUE,
  • 03:26 BUT MANY DIDN'T GET IT GOING THROUGH THE FIRST CENTURY INTO THE SECOND CENTURY
  • 03:31 MANY CHRISTIANS WERE SO CONVINCED
  • 03:33 THAT OBVIOUSLY JESUS WANTS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE HEBREW BIBLE,
  • 03:38 THAT IT WAS NOT EVEN CONSIDERED PART OF SACRED LITERATURE.
  • 03:41 IT TOOK A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF ENERGY FOR THE CHURCH TO COME TO TERMS WITH THE FACT
  • 03:46 THAT THE HEBREW BIBLE WAS STILL PART OF THE CHRISTIAN TESTIMONY IF YOU CAN IMAGINE THAT.
  • 03:52 IT IS SO BAZAAR BUT SAD TO SAY IT IS SO VERY TRUE
  • 03:55 AND THE REASON WHY I MENTION THAT IS BECAUSE IT'S AMAZING
  • 03:58 HOW INDIVIDUALS WHO WANT TO FOLLOW JESUS
  • 04:01 CAN BE SO UNAWARE OF THE ESSENCE AND THE SUBSTANCE OF WHAT HE'S REALLY TALKING ABOUT.
  • 04:06 JESUS DIDN'T COME TO KNOCK THE LEGS OUT OF THINGS JEWISH
  • 04:08 BUT TO OFFER FULFILLMENT TO THE HOPES AND THE ASPIRATIONS
  • 04:12 AND THE LITERATURE, THE DIVINE LITERATURE OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 04:15 ONE NEEDN'T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT.
  • 04:18 JUST VISIT THE LITERATURE WHERE HE SAID AGAIN,
  • 04:28 JESUS ISN'T ABOUT DESTROYING PEOPLE AND DESTROYING STUFF,
  • 04:33 JEWISH PEOPLE, JEWISH STUFF, OLD TESTAMENT STUFF.
  • 04:38 JESUS DIDN'T COME TO PUT ALL THAT DOWN.
  • 04:42 TRAGICALLY, HOWEVER, THAT HAS NOT BEEN THE CHURCH'S STORY.
  • 04:46 ONE CAN LOOK AT MEDIEVAL ART AND ARCHITECTURE.
  • 04:51 IN CHURCHES AROUND EUROPE THERE'S STATUES DEPICTING ONE WOMAN, 'ECCLESIA TRUMPHANS',
  • 04:57 THE PICTURE OF THE CHURCH TRIUMPHANT PROUD AND STRONG.
  • 05:01 AND NEXT TO HER IS A STATUE OF THIS WOMAN THAT'S SHAMED,
  • 05:06 THAT'S DOWNCAST, LOOKING DOWN,
  • 05:08 DEPICTING THE SYNAGOGUE.
  • 05:11 IT'S TRAGIC HOW IT WENT THAT WAY
  • 05:13 BECAUSE JESUS, ACCORDING TO HIS OWN WORDS NEVER WANTED IT TO GO THAT WAY.
  • 05:18 HE RATHER WAS GAME TO SHOW PEOPLE, TO USE THE PAULINE LANGUAGE, A MORE EXCELLENT WAY.
  • 05:25 JESUS DIDN'T COME TO TROUNCE ALL THAT BUT RATHER TO FULFILL IT,
  • 05:29 TO SHOW INDIVIDUALS HOW TO LIVE IT OUT
  • 05:32 AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT HE DOES IN THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT BY SAYING
  • 05:37 "HERE'S THE WAY.OTHERS HAVE UNDERSTOOD THAT BUT LET ME TELL YOU WHAT IT REALLY MEANS."
  • 05:42 "LET ME SHOW YOU HOW IT'S FULFILLED."
  • 05:44 "LET ME SHOW YOU HOW YOU CAN MIND THE BIBLICAL STORY"
  • 05:47 "AND FIND PRACTICAL STREET LEVEL VALUE."
  • 05:51 JESUS' POINT, IF THERE'S ANY CRITICISM, HE SAYS WHEN HE FINISHES,
  • 06:03 THE PROBLEM ISN'T WITH THE LITERATURE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT SENSE
  • 06:06 AS MUCH AS IT IS THE WAY THE PEOPLE WERE MISCONSTRUING IT.
  • 06:09 JESUS CAME TO SET THAT RIGHT
  • 06:11 AND IN THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT HE DOES JUST THAT BY UNPACKING THE ESSENCE AND THE SUBSTANCE
  • 06:19 OF WHAT IT MEANS TO WALK WITH GOD ACCORDING TO THE OLD TESTAMENT,
  • 06:23 ACCORDING TO THE NEW.
  • 06:46 A SIMPLE DISAGREEMENT BETWEEN NEIGHBORS
  • 06:49 AND THE RESULTING HEATED EXCHANGE.
  • 06:56 NEITHER SIDE WILL BACK DOWN AS THE BITTERNESS HAS LED TO ANGER.
  • 07:03 ANGER HAS LED TO FERMENTING RAGE.
  • 07:08 AND NOW ALL COMMON SENSE IS GONE.
  • 07:11 WHAT BEGAN IN THE HEART HAS LED TO THIS.
  • 07:19 I'VE SEEN ANGER.
  • 07:21 FRANKLY, I'VE SEEN MURDER
  • 07:23 AND I WANT TO TELL YOU IT DOESN'T LOOK GOOD.
  • 07:25 IF YOU KNOW OF ANY POLICE OFFICERS, FIREFIGHTERS, PARAMEDICS,
  • 07:31 TALK TO THEM ABOUT IT.
  • 07:32 BECAUSE THERE ISN'T A ONE THAT HASN'T GONE TO A CRIME SCENE TO
  • 07:36 SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE ANGER GENIE IS LET OUT OF THE BOTTLE.
  • 07:41 THE REASON WHY I MENTION THAT
  • 07:42 IS THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT JESUS IS TALKING ABOUT.
  • 07:45 HE SAYS HERE,
  • 07:49 AND HE GOES ON TO GIVE VOICE TO THAT AND MORE HERE WHEN HE SAYS,
  • 07:58 AND FRANKLY I LIKE THE "WITHOUT A CAUSE" CLAUSE
  • 08:01 BECAUSE SOMETIMES THERE IS A KIND OF JUSTIFIED ANGER,
  • 08:04 BUT NOT OF THE SORT THAT LEADS TO WHAT HE GOES ON TO DESCRIBE HERE.
  • 08:08 HE SAYS,
  • 08:16 WHICH IS A TERM MEANING TO SPIT.
  • 08:20 THAT IS, THINGS DETERIORATE TO THE POINT WHERE
  • 08:23 PEOPLE ARE PERFORMING IN WAYS THAT ARE JUST GHASTLY,
  • 08:28 IT'S BOMBASTIC.
  • 08:29 HE SAYS,
  • 08:35 IF I UNDERSTAND JESUS CORRECTLY
  • 08:38 HE IS TAPPING INTO, NOT JUST THAT PEOPLE COMMIT ACTS OF MURDER,
  • 08:43 BUT THAT THE IMPULSES THAT PROMPT FRACTURE AND SOCIAL DECAY,
  • 08:50 THOSE IMPULSES RESIDE IN OUR HEARTS
  • 08:53 AS WE INTERACT WITH OTHER PEOPLE,
  • 08:55 SOMETIMES IMPROPERLY
  • 08:57 AND WE ALLOW THIS STUFF JUST TO UNRAVEL
  • 09:00 AND JESUS ISN'T AS MUCH CONCERNED AT THIS JUNCTURE ABOUT THE ACT OF MURDER
  • 09:05 AS MUCH AS THE DETERIORATION WITHIN THAT PRECIPITATES IT.
  • 09:10 WELL WE ALL HAVE HUMAN NATURES,
  • 09:12 WE ALL WORK WITH PEOPLE,
  • 09:14 AND HOW SHOULD WE WORK WITH PEOPLE IF WE'RE TO WALK MORE CLOSELY BEHIND JESUS?
  • 09:18 WELL HE SAYS IN VERSE 24, HE GIVES A STORY HERE, HE SAYS
  • 09:36 I THINK THERE'S SOME REAL PROFUNDITY HERE
  • 09:39 AND THERE'S IMPLICATIONS FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE INVOLVED IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY,
  • 09:44 CHRISTIAN LIFE.
  • 09:46 IN CHURCH WE OFFER OUR VARIOUS GIFTS
  • 09:48 AND THE CONTEXT HERE IS
  • 09:50 SOMEONE'S ABOUT TO OFFER A GIFT IN THE TEMPLE,
  • 09:53 SOME RELIGIOUS SACRIFICE,
  • 09:55 SOME EXTENSION OF PIETY,
  • 09:57 AND THE LORD SAYS,
  • 09:59 "BUT IF YOU'RE ALL WRAPPED AROUND THE AXLE WITH A BROTHER AND SISTER,"
  • 10:03 "TAKE CARE OF THAT FIRST AND THEN TAKE CARE OF YOUR RELIGIOUS OBLIGATION".
  • 10:09 THE POINT IS THAT IT IS INCUMBENT UPON INDIVIDUALS TO MAINTAIN RELATIONSHIP,
  • 10:14 HENCE HE SAYS, QUOTE,
  • 10:15 "FIRST BE RECONCILED TO YOUR BROTHER".
  • 10:20 IF I UNDERSTAND JESUS,
  • 10:22 HE WOULD PREFER THAT WE DEVELOP MECHANISMS TO STAY IN COMMUNION ONE WITH ANOTHER,
  • 10:28 TO STAY IN COMMUNITY.
  • 10:30 WE LIVE IN A CULTURE TRAGICALLY WHERE THERE'S SO MUCH RUPTURE,
  • 10:33 THERE'S SO MUCH DISORIENTATION
  • 10:36 AND IT SENDS PEOPLE OUT OF CONTROL INDIVIDUALLY,
  • 10:39 HUSBANDS, WIVES, GO SEPARATE WAYS,
  • 10:41 THE KIDS FALL THROUGH THE CRACKS,
  • 10:43 CHURCHES FRACTURE,
  • 10:45 THINGS CRATER,
  • 10:46 IT'S REALLY HORRIBLE FRANKLY.
  • 10:48 WE'VE GOT TO PUT AN END TO THIS
  • 10:49 AND HOW DO WE DO THAT?
  • 10:51 WELL JESUS SAYS THAT WE NEED TO PLACE A PREMIUM ON RECONCILIATION.
  • 10:56 HERE ME ON THIS AS I CLOSE,
  • 10:58 IT'S EASY TO FIND WHAT'S WRONG WITH A PERSON,
  • 11:00 IT'S HARDER TO FIND WHAT'S RIGHT.
  • 11:02 LET'S FIND WHAT'S RIGHT,
  • 11:04 LET'S DO WHAT'S RIGHT,
  • 11:05 LET'S LOOK TO BE RECONCILED
  • 11:06 AND BY VIRTUE OF OUR SO DOING
  • 11:08 WE'RE GOING TO PLEASE JESUS WHO SAID
  • 11:10 "BETTER TO BE RECONCILED TO YOUR BROTHER".
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  • 12:18 WHEN IT COMES TO TRIPS TO ISRAEL
  • 12:21 THE KEYWORD IS "BLESSING".
  • 12:24 IT'S SUCH A WIN, WIN SITUATION,
  • 12:26 WHY IS THAT?
  • 12:27 BECAUSE ISRAEL IS BLESSED BY YOUR PARTICIPATION.
  • 12:31 JUST YOU'RE GOING TO ISRAEL IN THESE TIMES IS A WITNESS
  • 12:34 AND OF COURSE PEOPLE ARE BLESSED IN THE PROCESS TO WALK IN JESUS' FOOTSTEPS.
  • 12:39 IF YOU GO WITH US I'M BLESSED
  • 12:41 CAUSE I GET TO MAKE SOME NEW FRIENDS
  • 12:43 AND RIGHT NOW IT'S EASY JUST TO STARE AT CAMERAS
  • 12:46 AND I KNOW IN THEORY THAT THERE'S MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ON THE OTHER END OF IT
  • 12:50 AND I SURE LOVE GETTING TO KNOW EM',
  • 12:53 SO BY ALL MEANS, CONSIDER COMING TO ISRAEL WITH ME.
  • 12:56 TO FIND OUT ABOUT IT
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  • 13:16 WE HAVE TWO THINGS HERE
  • 13:17 PARTICULARLY, THE LATE ZOLA LEVITT WROTE,
  • 13:19 "JESUS, THE JEW'S JEW".
  • 13:22 OH, WE JUST LOVE LOOKING AT JESUS FROM A JEWISH PERSPECTIVE,
  • 13:26 IT'S A PERSPECTIVE THAT IS SO TRUE BUT IT IS SO OFT IGNORED.
  • 13:30 ZOLA TEACHES IN A CHURCH ON JESUS, THE JEW'S JEW,
  • 13:33 YOU MIGHT WANT THAT AS WELL
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  • 13:42 1-800-WONDERS OR WWW.LEVITT.COM
  • 13:47 BUT OFF WE GO NOW BACK TO JESUS' WORLD
  • 13:50 IN AND AROUND THE SEA OF GALILEE
  • 13:52 AS WE CONSIDER THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
  • 14:16 IT'S THE CLOSE OF A PEACEFUL, WARM SUMMER'S DAY.
  • 14:20 FOR SOME...IT'S A TIME WHEN ALL IS RIGHT.
  • 14:24 AND FOR SOME...IT'S A TIME WHEN ALL IS WRONG.
  • 14:28 AND THE LORD SPOKE UNTO THE MULTITUDE....
  • 14:30 "YOU HAVE HEARD IT SAID, THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY,"
  • 14:36 "BUT I SAY TO YOU"
  • 14:38 "THAT WHOEVER LOOKS AT A WOMAN TO LUST FOR HER"
  • 14:41 "HAS ALREADY COMMITTED ADULTERY WITH HER IN HIS HEART."
  • 14:50 JESUS WENT ON RECORD SAYING THAT WHOEVER LOOKS AT A WOMAN LUSTFULLY
  • 14:55 HAS ALREADY COMMITTED ADULTERY WITH HER IN HIS HEART.
  • 15:02 OF COURSE, I'VE NEVER LOOKED AT A WOMAN TWICE
  • 15:06 AND YOU KNOW I'VE NEVER HAD AN ISSUE LIKE THAT,
  • 15:09 HENCE I'M IN A POSITION TO SPEAK IN AN INFORMED WAY ABOUT WHAT JESUS IS TALKING ABOUT HERE...
  • 15:14 HAVING BEEN ALL HEALED AND DELIVERED.
  • 15:18 WELL THAT'S NOT TRUE IS IT?
  • 15:21 AT THE END OF THE DAY
  • 15:23 YOU CAN PUT REVEREND, DOCTOR, PASTOR, TELEVANGELIST IN FRONT OF A GUY
  • 15:28 BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY
  • 15:30 A MAN IS STILL A MAN,
  • 15:32 A WOMAN IS STILL A WOMAN,
  • 15:34 A HUMAN IS STILL A HUMAN
  • 15:36 AND WE ALL HAVE THESE SEXUAL ENERGIES WITHIN US.
  • 15:40 PRAY TELL THEN
  • 15:41 WHAT IS JESUS TALKING ABOUT?
  • 15:45 HE GOES ON TO SAY
  • 15:47 THAT AFTER INFORMING THAT INDIVIDUALS DO HAVE THOSE TENSIONS AND ENERGIES WITHIN,
  • 15:54 HE GOES ON TO SAY THAT IF SOMETHING CAUSES YOU TO SIN...
  • 15:58 CUT IT OFF...
  • 16:00 IF YOUR RIGHT EYE CAUSES YOU TO SIN...
  • 16:03 PLUCK IT OUT...
  • 16:06 THOSE ARE SOME INTERESTING EXPRESSIONS
  • 16:09 AND I MIGHT ADD THEY HAVE NOT ALWAYS BEEN UNDERSTOOD CORRECTLY BY ENTHUSIASTIC CHURCH MEN.
  • 16:15 ONE FELLOW IN PARTICULAR
  • 16:16 NAMED ORIGEN
  • 16:18 CASTRATED HIMSELF...
  • 16:20 WELL THAT'S INSANE ISN'T IT?
  • 16:23 YOU KNOW I APPRECIATE ENTHUSIASM I MIGHT ADD...
  • 16:26 BUT THAT'S TAKING IT A LITTLE BIT TOO FAR.
  • 16:29 WHAT'S JESUS TALKING ABOUT WHEN HE SAYS
  • 16:33 YOU'VE HEARD IT WAS SAID DON'T COMMIT ADULTERY
  • 16:35 BUT I'M TELLING YOU...
  • 16:37 AND HE TELLS YOU THE THINGS THAT I JUST REMINDED YOU OF.
  • 16:40 WHAT DOES HE MEAN BY THAT?
  • 16:42 AND WHEN HE SAYS,
  • 16:43 LISTEN, IF SOMETHING CAUSES YOU TO SIN, GET RID OF IT.
  • 16:46 IS THE MAKER OF HEAVEN AND EARTH AND THE HUMANS UPON THE EARTH
  • 16:50 WHO GAVE US SEXUAL ENERGIES THAT PROPEL US AND THE SPECIES FORWARD...
  • 16:55 HAVING MADE THAT WITHIN US,
  • 16:57 IS HE NOW TELLING US THAT IT'S ACCEPTABLE FOR THAT TO BE WITHIN US?
  • 17:00 FRANKLY I THINK NOT.
  • 17:04 WHAT THEN?
  • 17:06 IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT HAVING THOSE PASSIONS AND THOSE INTERESTS AS WE DO,
  • 17:12 WE DO WELL TO TAKE PAINS TO KEEP THE GENIE IN THE BOTTLE UNTIL THE TIME.
  • 17:19 AND WHAT DO I MEAN BY THAT?
  • 17:21 THERE IS A LEGITIMATE WAY TO HAVE SEXUAL EXPRESSION...
  • 17:25 IT'S CALLED THE UNION OF MARRIAGE.
  • 17:28 IF I UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE CORRECTLY
  • 17:29 THERE'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE SEXUAL CONTACT WITHOUT A CONTRACT.
  • 17:34 ABSENT THAT, "HANDS OFF" IS THE POLICY.
  • 17:38 BUT THERE'S CERTAIN THINGS THAT PEOPLE DO THAT INFLAME THE
  • 17:41 PASSIONS WITHIN...PORNOGRAPHY IS AN EXAMPLE OF THAT.
  • 17:46 WHEN YOU HEAR JESUS SAYING,
  • 17:47 IF SOMETHING CAUSES YOU TO SIN CUT IT OFF,
  • 17:51 GETTING RID OF THAT MIGHT BE A GOOD WAY TO GO.
  • 17:55 SIMILARLY IN THE WAY THAT WE DRESS...
  • 17:58 IF ONE DRESSES IN A WAY IN ORDER TO EVOKE SIN IN OTHERS
  • 18:02 IT'S BEST THEY NIP THAT IN THE BUD
  • 18:04 AND CONDUCT THEMSELVES IN A MANNER THAT MORE BEFITS CHRISTIAN RESOLUTION.
  • 18:09 THERE ARE DIFFERENT WAYS THAT DIFFERENT PEOPLE CAN DO DIFFERENT THINGS.
  • 18:13 THE POINT IS WE'RE SUPPOSED TO LOOK AT MARRIAGE AS HOLY
  • 18:17 AND WE'RE SUPPOSED TO LOOK AT SEXUAL ACTIVITY AS HOLY WITHIN THE CONFINES OF MARRIAGE
  • 18:23 AND TO TAKE PAINS TO INSURE
  • 18:25 THAT WE'RE WORKING WITHIN THAT PARTICULAR FRAME OF REFERENCE.
  • 18:30 I'VE OFTEN SAID WITH MY BOYS,
  • 18:32 I CAN LABOR TO RAISE THEM FOR 20 YEARS
  • 18:34 AND THE WRONG GIRL CAN UNDO THAT IN ABOUT 2O SECONDS.
  • 18:38 MEN...WOMEN...
  • 18:40 LET'S ALL OF US TAKE PAINS TO WALK BEFORE THE LORD IN HOLINESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS.
  • 18:44 IF WE DO THAT WE'LL FIND THE LOVE WE'RE LOOKING FOR...
  • 18:47 IF WE DON'T, WE WON'T.
  • 18:51 AND NOW FOR AN ALL TIME FAVORITE CLASSIC,
  • 18:54 TED PEARCE SINGS HIS RENDITION OF "PSALM 23".
  • 19:01 ♪THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD I SHALL NOT WANT♪
  • 19:06 ♪HE MAKES ME LIE DOWN IN GREEN PASTURES♪
  • 19:12 ♪HE LEADS ME BESIDE STILL WATERS♪
  • 19:17 ♪HE RESTORETH MY SOUL♪
  • 19:22 ♪AND YE THOUGH I WALK♪
  • 19:24 ♪THROUGH THE VALLEY♪
  • 19:26 ♪AND THE SHADOW OF DEATH♪
  • 19:29 ♪I WILL FEAR NO EVIL♪
  • 19:33 ♪FOR THOU ART WITH ME♪
  • 19:35 ♪THY ROD AND THEY STAFF♪
  • 19:38 ♪THEY COMFORT ME♪
  • 19:49 ♪THOU PREPAREST A TABLE BEFORE ME♪
  • 19:54 ♪IN THE PRESENCE OF MINE ENEMIES♪
  • 19:59 ♪THOU ANOINTEST MY HEAD WITH OIL♪
  • 20:05 ♪MY CUP RUNNETH OVER♪
  • 20:10 ♪AND SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY WILL FOLLOW ME ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE♪
  • 20:21 ♪AND I WILL DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD FOREVER♪
  • 20:32 ♪FOREVER♪
  • 20:58 ♪AND YE THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH♪
  • 21:05 ♪I WILL FEAR NO EVIL♪
  • 21:09 ♪FOR THOU ART WITH ME♪
  • 21:12 ♪THY ROD AND THE STAFF♪
  • 21:14 ♪THEY COMFORT ME♪
  • 21:20 ♪AND SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY WILL FOLLOW ME♪
  • 21:25 ♪ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE♪
  • 21:30 ♪AND I WILL DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD FOREVER♪
  • 21:41 ♪THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD I SHALL NOT WANT♪
  • 21:46 ♪ONLY HE RESTORETH MY SOUL♪
  • 21:58 TED PEARCE IS ONE OF A NUMBER OF MESSIANIC ARTISTS
  • 22:01 THAT ARE BENT ON HELPING PEOPLE WORSHIP JESUS IN A JEWISH LIGHT.
  • 22:06 SPEAKING OF JEWISH LIGHT,
  • 22:08 I'M ONE OF A NUMBER OF OTHERS THAT ARE HELPING TO EXPLORE JESUS IN A JEWISH LIGHT.
  • 22:13 I'M SO THRILLED THAT YOU WANT TO GO WITH US ON THE JOURNEY
  • 22:16 AND LEARN ABOUT JESUS IN THE CONTEXT OF HIS OWN DAY AND TIME.
  • 22:20 THE LATE ZOLA LEVITT HELPED US UNDERSTAND
  • 22:24 THAT JESUS CAME TO FULFILL THE TORAH, NOT TO ABOLISH.
  • 22:29 THE TORAH, THE OLD TESTAMENT,
  • 22:31 WAS WRITTEN IN STONE,
  • 22:32 BUT JESUS CUTS TO THE BONE,
  • 22:33 HE GETS TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER.
  • 22:36 I'M SO GLAD THAT HE GOT INTO MY HEART AND PAST DEFENSIVE MATTER
  • 22:40 AND I BECAME A NEW CREATURE IN THE PROCESS.
  • 22:42 OFF WE GO NOW TO HEAR ZOLA
  • 22:44 AS HE TEACHES ABOUT JESUS, THE JEWISH MESSIAH.
  • 22:49 TO CONTRAST THE OLD COVENANT AND THE NEW,
  • 22:52 THE LAW IN THE OLD COVENANT WAS CARVED IN STONE...AS ON MOUNT SINAI.
  • 22:56 IN THE NEW COVENANT THE LAW IS WRITTEN ON OUR HEARTS.
  • 23:00 IN THE OLD COVENANT IMPORTANT ACTS EXTERNAL ARE WHAT COUNTS...MURDER.
  • 23:06 IN THE NEW COVENANT THE INTERNAL MOTIVES...ANGER.
  • 23:11 IN THE OLD COVENANT IT ALWAYS SAYS THOU SHALT NOT.
  • 23:14 IN THE NEW COVENANT BLESSED ART THOU.
  • 23:18 WITH THE OLD COVENANT THERE'S NOT ANYTHING OF WHAT WE THINK OF AS ASSURANCE.
  • 23:23 THERE IS THE SACRIFICES,
  • 23:25 THE KEEPING OF THE LAWS,
  • 23:27 THE CONSTANT PRAYER AND SO ON...
  • 23:29 BUT ALWAYS A WORKING ON THE SALVATION.
  • 23:32 BUT THIS OLD COVENANT ENDS AT DEATH.
  • 23:36 THE NEW COVENANT GIVES NEW LIFE FOR NEW CREATURES.
  • 23:39 AND THE NEW COVENANT DEFEATS WHAT THE BIBLE CALLS "THE LAST ENEMY"...DEATH.
  • 23:44 JESUS CAME TO FULFILL THIS NEW COVENANT
  • 23:47 AND TO SIGN IT IN BLOOD.
  • 23:49 HE SAID THE KINGDOM WAS AT HAND.
  • 23:51 "AT HAND" BIBLICALLY MEANS THERE'S NO EVENT THAT HAS TO INTERVENE BEFORE THE KINGDOM.
  • 23:57 IN OTHER WORDS THERE REALLY DIDN'T HAVE TO BE A CHURCH AGE
  • 24:01 HAD THE PEOPLE ACCEPTED THE KINGDOM AND TAKEN IT THEN.
  • 24:04 THE SERMON HERE GAVE THEM THE PRECEPTS OF THE KINGDOM...
  • 24:08 THEY UNDERSTOOD IT.
  • 24:09 PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT THE KINGDOM
  • 24:11 BECAUSE THE PROPHECY AND DESCRIPTIONS ABOUT THE KINGDOM ARE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT...
  • 24:16 IN THE BOOKS OF ISAIAH,
  • 24:17 EZEKIEL CHAPTERS 40 TO 48,
  • 24:19 THE DESCRIPTION OF THIS KINGDOM PALACE,
  • 24:22 THE TEMPLE THAT WILL BE BUILT FOR THE THOUSAND YEAR REIGN...
  • 24:26 OR ZECHARIAH'S REMARKS ABOUT...
  • 24:28 EVERYONE SHALL COME UP FROM YEAR TO YEAR TO JERUSALEM
  • 24:31 TO WORSHIP THE LORD
  • 24:33 AND CELEBRATE THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES...
  • 24:35 ZECHARIAH CHAPTER 14, VERSE 16...
  • 24:36 THAT CHRISTIANS ARE DOING THAT NOW COMING UP TO JERUSALEM EVERY YEAR AT TABERNACLES
  • 24:41 GETTING USED TO THIS VERY PLEASANT DUTY OF THE KINGDOM TO COME.
  • 24:47 ZOLA WAS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT...
  • 24:49 IN THE FALL EVERY YEAR
  • 24:51 CHRISTIANS COME BY THE THOUSANDS...
  • 24:55 PARADE PERMITS ARE GOTTEN SO CHRISTIANS CAN MARCH THROUGH THE STREETS...
  • 25:00 THERE'S A BIG CONCERT VENUE...
  • 25:02 THE HOTELS FILL UP.
  • 25:07 OH FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, WHAT A WONDERFUL TESTIMONY OF THE LOVE OF GOD
  • 25:11 AS CHRISTIANS MAKE THEIR WAY TO JERUSALEM.
  • 25:14 INTERESTINGLY AND TRAGICALLY
  • 25:18 THE INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN EMBASSY IS REALLY IN EFFECT
  • 25:23 THE ONLY EMBASSY IN JERUSALEM
  • 25:25 AS MANY NATIONS OF THE WORLD JUST REFUSE TO RECOGNIZE ISRAEL'S CAPITOL.
  • 25:32 BUT WE BIBLE BELIEVERS RECOGNIZE IT AND WE GIVE HONOR TO IT.
  • 25:37 AND I WANT TO GIVE HONOR TO YOU...
  • 25:41 THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WATCHING THIS PROGRAM.
  • 25:45 THE FACT THAT YOU WATCH US SAYS SOMETHING ABOUT US...TRUE.
  • 25:49 BUT IT SAYS SOMETHING ABOUT YOU.
  • 25:52 IN A WORLD WHERE ANOTHER TELEVISION PROGRAM IS JUST A CLICK AWAY,
  • 25:55 THE FACT THAT YOU TUNE ON TO US SPEAKS OF YOUR OWN TUNING ON TO JESUS A LITTLE BIT.
  • 26:01 YOU'RE INTERESTED IN WHAT JESUS HAD TO SAY
  • 26:03 AND YOU'RE INTERESTED IN OUR PERSPECTIVE.
  • 26:06 THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.
  • 26:08 I HOPE YOU'RE LEARNING SOMETHING BY LEARNING ABOUT JESUS FROM A JEWISH PERSPECTIVE,
  • 26:13 BUT I HOPE YOU EXPERIENCE SOMETHING AS WELL AT THE FEELING LEVEL
  • 26:18 NOT JUST THE INTELLECTUAL LEVEL.
  • 26:20 THE REASON WHY I SAY THAT...
  • 26:21 AS INTERESTING AS INFORMATION CAN BE,
  • 26:25 REALLY THIS IS ALL ABOUT TRANSFORMATION,
  • 26:27 IT'S ALL ABOUT COMING TO KNOW THE PERSON OF JESUS
  • 26:29 NOT JUST THE WORD OF JESUS.
  • 26:31 AND THE WAY THAT YOU DO THAT IS BY REACHING UP TO HIM IN PRAYER
  • 26:34 AND REACHING OUT TO THE FUTURE
  • 26:37 AND JESUS WILL GO WITH YOU,
  • 26:38 HE'LL LEAD YOU ON LIFE'S JOURNEY.
  • 26:40 THANK YOU FOR TUNING US IN.
  • 26:42 WE'LL BE HERE NEXT WEEK
  • 26:44 AND AS YOU GO NOW
  • 26:45 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 26:47 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM

Episodes in this series

  1. Sermon on the Mount
  2. Crimes of the Heart
  3. The Law Brought to Life
  4. Models of Behavior
  5. Eternal Investments
  6. God’s Material Provisions
  7. God’s Spiritual Provisions
  8. Yeshua — Foundation Sufficient for Salvation

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