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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: “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.

Caption transcript for Sar Shalom: “Yeshua — Foundation Sufficient for Salvation” (8/8)

  • 01:01 HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 01:03 JEFFREY SEIF HERE
  • 01:04 PLEASED TO WELCOME YOU AGAIN TO ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 01:08 AND WHAT ARE WE PRESENTING?
  • 01:10 A STORY ON JESUS.
  • 01:12 IT'S A GREAT STORY!
  • 01:14 THOUGH WE DON'T BEGIN WITH GREATNESS.
  • 01:17 NOW WE BEGIN WITH WEAKNESS.
  • 01:20 IN THIS PARTICULAR PROGRAM
  • 01:22 WE'LL BEGIN BY HEARING JESUS WEIGH IN
  • 01:24 ON THE HUMAN CAPACITY FOR SELF DECEIT.
  • 01:28 FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS AND GO WITH ME ON THE JOURNEY NOW.
  • 01:52 CONSIDERING HIMSELF HOLY
  • 01:55 A MAN STANDS ON A PATHWAY READING SCRIPTURE FROM A SCROLL.
  • 01:59 CERTAINLY HE WILL BE NOTICED BY THOSE WALKING BY.
  • 02:03 CERTAINLY HE WILL BE NOTICED BY THE LORD.
  • 02:06 "LORD, LORD...STOP!"
  • 02:08 "I HAVE PROPHESIED IN YOUR NAME,"
  • 02:11 "CAST OUT DEMONS IN YOUR NAME,"
  • 02:14 "AND I HAVE DONE MANY WONDERS IN YOUR NAME."
  • 02:20 "I DON'T KNOW YOU", SAYS THE LORD
  • 02:23 AND HE CONTINUES ON HIS JOURNEY.
  • 02:30 THE CAPACITY FOR SELF DECEIT HAS ALWAYS AMAZED ME.
  • 02:34 I KNOW THAT WE CAN DO A GOOD JOB OF FOOLING OTHER PEOPLE.
  • 02:37 IT AMAZES ME HOW WE CAN DO A BETTER JOB OF FOOLING OURSELVES.
  • 02:42 SOMETIMES WE'RE JUST SO SNUG IN OUR RELIGIOSITY
  • 02:46 WE THINK THAT WE'RE ALL IMPRESSED BY IT
  • 02:49 AND OTHER PEOPLE ARE
  • 02:50 AND WE THINK THE LORD IS AS WELL
  • 02:52 I WANT TO SERVE NOTICE TO THE FACT THAT HE ISN'T.
  • 02:55 BEHIND ME IS THE PLACE WHERE SOME 2,000 YEARS AGO
  • 02:58 THE LORD GAVE WHAT'S CALLED "THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT"
  • 03:01 AND IT WAS THERE WHERE HE PUT THE LANDING GEARS DOWN ON THAT MESSAGE BY SAYING,
  • 03:05 "LISTEN...I AM NOT OVER IMPRESSED BY SELF-RIGHTEOUS RELIGIOUS PEOPLE."
  • 03:11 IT SOUNDS PRETTY FORCEFUL AND HEAVY
  • 03:14 AND I KNOW WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE UPBEAT ON TV
  • 03:16 BUT I THINK WHEN I TEACH THE BIBLE
  • 03:18 I'M SUPPOSED TO BE JUST TALKING ABOUT WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT.
  • 03:21 AND HE SAYS HERE IN VERSE 21 THROUGH 23 OF THE 7TH CHAPTER,
  • 03:25 "NOT EVERYONE WHO SAYS TO ME 'LORD, LORD' WILL ENTER THE KINGDOM."
  • 03:29 THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT DO THE PROVERBIAL "TALKING THE TALK"
  • 03:33 BUT THE PROBLEM IS THAT THEY DON'T "WALK THE WALK".
  • 03:36 THE LORD SAYS HERE
  • 03:39 "YOU DO A GOOD JOB OF PROPHESYING AND CASTING OUT DEMONS,"
  • 03:44 "THERE'S A LOT OF CHARISMA THERE"
  • 03:47 "BUT THE PROBLEM IS THERE'S NOT A LOT OF CHARACTER."
  • 03:51 THERE CAN BE A LOT OF KNOWLEDGE THERE TOO WITH RELIGIOUS PEOPLE
  • 03:55 BUT LISTEN TO ME PLEASE
  • 03:57 IT'S REALLY NOT JUST ABOUT CREEDS, IT'S ABOUT DEEDS.
  • 04:02 WHILE IT'S TRUE THAT WE NEED TO GET OUR UNDERSTANDING
  • 04:06 OF THE ESSENCE AND THE SUBSTANCE OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
  • 04:08 ORGANIZED INTO DOCTRINE,
  • 04:10 WHILE WE NEED TO DO THAT,
  • 04:11 TO UNDERSTAND FAITH,
  • 04:13 IT'S EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO ENGAGE IN THE WORLD OF PRACTICE
  • 04:16 AND THE REASON WHY I MENTION THAT
  • 04:18 ISN'T BECAUSE "I'M JUST IN A BAD MOOD BY GOLLY"
  • 04:20 OR "I CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING ELSE TO SAY"
  • 04:22 "SO I'LL JUST KIND OF GET HEAVY WITH YA."
  • 04:24 NAAAA...
  • 04:25 WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHAT'S CALLED "THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT"
  • 04:28 THE LORD TALKS A LOT ABOUT DEED.
  • 04:30 HE TALKS ABOUT MANAGING THE INTERIOR WORLD,
  • 04:33 HE TALKS ABOUT DEALING WITH ANGER,
  • 04:36 HE TALKS ABOUT DEALING WITH SEXUAL IMPULSES,
  • 04:39 HE TALKS ABOUT DEALING WITH PEOPLE THAT WE GET SIDEWAYS WITH IN WEBS OF RELATIONSHIPS,
  • 04:45 HE TALKS ABOUT MARRIAGE,
  • 04:47 HE TALKS ABOUT US NOT BEING POMPOUS AND SELF-RIGHTEOUS IN CHARITY,
  • 04:51 BUT GIVE EXPECTING GOD TO BLESS,
  • 04:55 HE TALKS TO US ABOUT PRAYING NOT TO IMPRESS OTHER PEOPLE
  • 04:58 BUT TO GET TO THE HEART OF GOD,
  • 05:01 HE TALKS TO US ABOUT GIVING,
  • 05:02 ABOUT LAYING UP FOR OURSELVES TREASURES IN HEAVEN,
  • 05:05 HE TALKS TO US ABOUT BEING LOVING, CARING, SHARING PEOPLE,
  • 05:08 IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT TOOTING THE HORN,
  • 05:11 IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT PRANCING AROUND LOOKING ALL RELIGIOUS AND EVERYTHING IN CHURCH.
  • 05:18 LISTEN TO ME,
  • 05:20 THERE'S 168 HOURS IN A WEEK
  • 05:22 AND I'M THRILLED PERSONALLY IF YOU OPT TO SPEND ONE OF THEM IN A CHURCH BUILDING.
  • 05:28 BUT THERE'S 167 OTHER HOURS.
  • 05:32 COMING TO YOU FROM THE SEA OF GALILEE HERE IN ISRAEL
  • 05:36 I'M NOT COMING TO YOU FROM A CHURCH BUILDING PER SE.
  • 05:39 OVER HERE BY THE WAY IT'S LIKE ONE BIG CHURCH.
  • 05:41 YOU NEED TO COME WITH ME TO ISRAEL.
  • 05:42 THE WHOLE ATMOSPHERE HERE IS INSPIRING TO BE SURE.
  • 05:46 COMING TO YOU FROM THIS PLACE I WANT TO JUST UNDERSCORE
  • 05:49 THAT WHAT IT MEANS TO BE CHRISTIAN
  • 05:50 ISN'T JUST WORKED OUT ON A PARTICULAR ADDRESS ON A SUNDAY MORNING
  • 05:55 BUT IT'S WORKED OUT IN LIVING EXPERIENCE.
  • 05:58 JESUS SAYS BE LOVING, BE SHARING, BE CARING,
  • 06:01 LOOK TO DO GOOD DEEDS IN THIS WORLD..."MITZVAOT",
  • 06:04 BE GRACIOUS, BE GRACEFUL, GET OUT THERE IN THE WORLD
  • 06:08 AND BE SALT AND LIGHT IN THE WORLD.
  • 06:10 AND BY VIRTUE OF YOUR LOVING, CARING AND SHARING
  • 06:14 THE LORD'S GOING TO LOOK AT YOU AND SAY,
  • 06:15 "WELL DONE GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT".
  • 06:37 AS THE LORD CONCLUDES HIS TEACHING ON THE MOUNT
  • 06:40 HE LIKENS THOSE WHO APPLY HIS PRECEPTS TO A WISE MAN WHO BUILDS HIS HOUSE ON THE ROCK.
  • 06:48 A STRONG, STURDY HOUSE IS THE RESULT OF DILIGENT WORK AND CAREFUL ATTENTION TO DETAIL.
  • 06:55 A SOLID FOUNDATION IS PARAMOUNT.
  • 06:57 ONCE COMPLETED SUCH A HOUSE WILL WITHSTAND ALL MANNER OF STORMS.
  • 07:06 AND THE RAIN DESCENDED...
  • 07:07 THE FLOODS CAME...
  • 07:08 AND THE WINDS BLEW AND BEAT ON THE HOUSE
  • 07:11 AND THE HOUSE STOOD STRONG.
  • 07:13 BUT THE FOOLISH MAN BUILDS HIS HOUSE UPON THE SAND
  • 07:18 AND GREAT WAS ITS FALL.
  • 07:25 I BELIEVE THAT ALL OF US SHOULD BE VERY CONCERNED FOR OUR FUTURE
  • 07:30 AND THE REASON WHY I BELIEVE THAT IS
  • 07:33 WE ARE ALL GOING TO SPEND THE REST OF OUR LIVES IN THE FUTURE
  • 07:38 AND WHAT BECOMES OF US IN THAT FUTURE
  • 07:42 IS GOING TO HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE DECISIONS THAT WE MAKE IN LIFE NOW.
  • 07:50 IT'S NOT ABOUT CIRCUMSTANCES AROUND US,
  • 07:53 IT'S NOT ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE,
  • 07:56 SUCCESS IN LIFE IS PREDICATED UPON MAKING THE RIGHT KIND OF DECISIONS.
  • 08:02 I MENTION THAT BECAUSE JESUS SAID "THAT HE WHO HEARS THESE WORDS OF MINE AND DOES THEM"
  • 08:07 "WILL BE LIKE SOMEONE WHO BUILT ON A GOOD FOUNDATION"
  • 08:10 AND WHEN THE STORMS COME THERE'S FLASH OF LIGHTING AND THUNDER
  • 08:14 AND THERE'S PRECARIOUS RAINS AND WINDS THAT BLOW.
  • 08:19 WHEN ALL THAT HAPPENS AS IT SURELY DOES HAPPEN
  • 08:22 AS WE MAKE OUR JOURNEY FROM THE WOMB TO THE TOMB,
  • 08:25 WHEN ALL THAT HAPPENS THE PERSON CAN BE REST ASSURED
  • 08:29 AND THINK OF THE TERM "REST ASSURED".
  • 08:32 THE INDIVIDUAL CAN TAKE SOLACE IN KNOWING THAT THEY'VE BUILT LIFE ON A GOOD FOUNDATION
  • 08:38 AND THEY WILL OUTLIVE THE CHALLENGES THAT COME IN LIFE.
  • 08:43 WHEREAS THOSE, SAYS THE LORD, WHO HEAR THESE WORDS OF MINE AND DO NOT DO THEM,
  • 08:49 THIS IS LIKE SOMEONE THAT BUILDS ON A LOUSY FOUNDATION
  • 08:53 AND THEN WHEN LIFE HAPPENS AS LIFE SURELY DOES,
  • 09:00 THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY, THE DIFFICULT SEASONS AND THE REST,
  • 09:04 WHEN ALL THAT COMES UPON, THE PERSON COLLAPSES
  • 09:08 BECAUSE THEY HAD MORE FORM THAN FOUNDATION,
  • 09:11 THEY LACKED THE SUBSTANCE TO WEATHER THE TRIALS.
  • 09:17 YOU EVER HEARD THE EXPRESSION "WEATHERING THE TRIALS"?
  • 09:19 WELL LISTEN TO THE LORD'S WORD.
  • 09:22 ONCE UPON A TIME OUR CULTURE WAS MORE TO JUDEO-CHRISTIAN VALUES
  • 09:29 AND HENCE THE EXPRESSION "TO WEATHER THE STORMS"
  • 09:31 OR...THAT HAS SOMETHING TO DO HERE WITH THE STORMS THAT
  • 09:34 JESUS SAYS ARE THRUST AGAINST INDIVIDUALS IN THEIR HOMES.
  • 09:38 CONSIDER WITH ME THAT SUCCESS IN LIFE ACCORDING TO THE LORD
  • 09:42 IS PREDICATED UPON "HEARING HIS WORDS".
  • 09:46 "DEVAR" IN HEBREW, "THE WORD"
  • 09:48 AS I RECALL COMES FROM AN EXPRESSION MEANING
  • 09:50 "THE REAL THING".
  • 09:52 THOSE WHO HEAR THE REAL THING OF JESUS AND DO THEM,
  • 09:55 THIS, ACCORDING TO THE LORD, IS A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS IN LIFE.
  • 10:02 I WANT TO UNDERSCORE HERE THE IMPORTANCE OF ACTUALLY HEARING THE WORDS OF JESUS
  • 10:07 AND THE REASON WHY I MENTION THAT IS
  • 10:08 I KNOW THAT MYSELF AS A PREACHER, TEACHER, PASTOR, A THEOLOGIAN TYPE,
  • 10:12 MY MIND CAN BE SO CLUTTERED WITH MY OWN ANXIETIES AND TENSIONS AND BAGGAGE.
  • 10:18 WHEN I GET UP TO SPEAK I DON'T WANT IT TO BE MY OWN CLUTTER,
  • 10:23 BUT RATHER, LORD HAVE MERCY, JUST THROUGH ME,
  • 10:26 THROUGH THIS GUY THAT'S TRYING TO DO IT LORD
  • 10:28 PLEASE BE GRACIOUS AND LET PEOPLE HEAR YOU THROUGH ME.
  • 10:34 WE NEED TO HEAR THE WORDS OF JESUS AND DO THEM.
  • 10:39 WHAT BETTER WAY, BY THE WAY, THAN FOR YOU YOURSELF
  • 10:42 TO ACTUALLY PICK UP THE BIBLE AND HEAR HIM OUT.
  • 10:45 COMING TO YOU FROM ISRAEL
  • 10:47 HERE WHERE THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT WAS PLAYED OUT,
  • 10:50 I'M PLEASED TO REMIND YOU OF JESUS' WORDS
  • 10:52 AND TO ENCOURAGE YOU AS WITH MYSELF,
  • 10:55 LET'S MAKE SURE THAT WE HEAR WHAT HE SAYS
  • 10:58 AND LET'S DO IT SO THAT WE CAN ENJOY THE SUCCESS AND SECURITY
  • 11:03 THAT WE ALL HOPE FOR BUT THAT NOT EVERYBODY ACHIEVES.
  • 11:27 FOR INSIGHTFUL PERSPECTIVES OF ISRAEL AND BIBLE PROPHECY
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  • 12:31 WE LIVE IN A STRESSFUL WORLD IN SO MANY WAYS
  • 12:34 AND IT DOESN'T HURT US TO STEP BACK FROM IT
  • 12:37 AND GET SOME STRATEGIES TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF THE DAYS.
  • 12:41 AND THERE'S NOTHING LIKE A RETREAT
  • 12:43 LIKE A TRIP TO ISRAEL TO FACILITATE THAT AND MORE.
  • 12:48 SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE TRAVELED SO MANY MILES OVER SO MANY YEARS,
  • 12:52 IN FACT, EVER SINCE THE DAYS OF PENTECOST
  • 12:55 AND THEY ALL REPORT SOMETHING SPECIAL WHEN THEY GO TO JESUS' LAND.
  • 13:01 HOW ABOUT YOU COMING WITH ME?
  • 13:04 TO GET THE BALL ROLLING
  • 13:05 CALL 1-800-WONDERS,
  • 13:09 WE'LL SEND YOU A BROCHURE
  • 13:11 AND LET YOU KNOW HOW YOU CAN GO ON THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME
  • 13:15 THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
  • 13:18 JESUS OF COURSE IS THE REAL CHANGE AGENT.
  • 13:21 IF YOU'RE DERIVING BENEFIT FROM THIS PROGRAM
  • 13:24 YOU MIGHT WANT THE WHOLE SERIES,
  • 13:25 IT'S THE OFFER ON THIS PROGRAM, "SAR SHALOM - PRINCE OF PEACE".
  • 13:29 THIS COMES WITH TWO DVDS;
  • 13:32 FOUR PROGRAMS EACH,
  • 13:34 ALL SHOT ON LOCATION IN ISRAEL,
  • 13:36 ISRAELI ACTORS,
  • 13:37 LOOKING AT JESUS FROM A JEWISH PERSPECTIVE.
  • 13:40 CALL 1-800-WONDERS
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  • 13:42 IT'S YOURS FOR THE ASKING BY CALLING THAT SAME NUMBER
  • 13:45 OR GOING ON THE WEBSITE WWW.LEVITT.COM
  • 13:51 IT'S ALL ABOUT GETTING INFORMATION TO YOU
  • 13:54 AND SPEAKING OF INFORMATION AND TRANSFORMATION;
  • 13:57 OFF WE GO NOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT JESUS.
  • 14:03 AND SEEING THE MULTITUDES
  • 14:05 HE WENT UP ON A MOUNTAIN
  • 14:07 AND HE TAUGHT THEM AS ONE HAVING AUTHORITY.
  • 14:12 "BLESSED ARE THE MEEK FOR THEY SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH"
  • 14:17 "YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD"
  • 14:21 "WHOEVER COMPELS YOU TO GO A MILE, GO WITH HIM TWO"
  • 14:26 "LOVE YOUR ENEMIES"
  • 14:28 "DO NOT LAY UP FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES ON EARTH"
  • 14:34 "JUDGE NOT THAT YOU BE NOT JUDGED"
  • 14:38 "KNOCK AND IT WILL BE OPENED TO YOU"
  • 14:43 "YOU WILL KNOW THEM BY THEIR FRUITS"
  • 14:46 "THEREFORE, DO NOT WORRY ABOUT TOMORROW SAYING,"
  • 14:51 'WHAT SHALL WE EAT?'
  • 14:52 OR 'WHAT SHALL WE DRINK?'
  • 14:54 OR 'WHAT SHALL WE WEAR?'
  • 14:56 "FOR YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER KNOWS THAT YOU NEED ALL THESE THINGS"
  • 15:01 "BUT SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS"
  • 15:06 "AND ALL OF THESE THINGS SHALL BE ADDED TO YOU."
  • 15:11 THERE'S A CALMING, GENTILE BREEZE BEHIND ME
  • 15:18 AND IT FEELS GOOD HERE IN THE MIDEAST SUMMER
  • 15:22 WHEN I'M FILMING THIS SEGMENT ATOP THE MOUNT OF BEATITUDES,
  • 15:28 THE VERY PLACE WHERE JESUS AT THE FIRST GATHERED PEOPLE UNTO HIMSELF
  • 15:33 TO GIVE THIS 'TORAH FROM THE TOP' AS I CALL IT,
  • 15:37 TO GIVE THE ESSENCE AND THE SUBSTANCE OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE CHRISTIANS, HE SPELLED IT OUT.
  • 15:42 OH, IT'S INSPIRATIONAL HERE,
  • 15:44 THERE'S THE WIND THAT'S BLOWING ALL OVER ME,
  • 15:47 THERE'S THE SEA OF GALILEE BEHIND ME,
  • 15:49 THERE'S THE BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS AROUND ME HERE IN THIS GARDEN,
  • 15:55 A LITTLE BIT OF PARADISE HERE IN ISRAEL
  • 15:57 AT THE VERY PLACE WHERE JESUS TAUGHT ABOUT
  • 16:00 THE WAY PEOPLE CAN FIND PEACE AND WALK OUT PEACE
  • 16:03 AS THEY MAKE THEIR JOURNEY FROM THE WOMB TO THE TOMB.
  • 16:07 THERE'S A CHURCH THAT SETS ATOP THIS SITE,
  • 16:09 PILGRIMS COME HERE STILL FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
  • 16:12 OF ALL DIFFERENT CHRISTIAN PERSUASIONS
  • 16:14 IN ORDER TO RE-EXPERIENCE WHAT IT WAS TO BE WITH JESUS
  • 16:19 ON THAT SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
  • 16:48 I ASK MYSELF THE QUESTION WHAT I LEARNED
  • 16:51 FROM MY BRIEF EXPERIENCE WITH THE PRINCE OF PEACE
  • 16:54 HERE IN THE GALILEE AS I WITH YOU WALKED IN HIS FOOTSTEPS
  • 16:58 AND CONSIDERED THE FAMOUS SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
  • 17:01 I LEARNED A NUMBER OF THINGS,
  • 17:03 ONE OF WHICH IS THAT THE GOD QUEST PAYS.
  • 17:07 JESUS BEGAN HIS TORAH FROM THE TOP TEACHING
  • 17:10 SAYING THAT THOSE THAT SEEK GOD FIND HIM,
  • 17:14 THAT THE MEEK INHERIT,
  • 17:16 THAT THE GENTLE ARE THE BETTER,
  • 17:18 THAT THE POOR AND THE DISENFRANCHISED,
  • 17:22 THE ABUSED GET THEIR JUST DESERVE.
  • 17:25 I LEARNED THAT IF WE SEEK,
  • 17:27 IF WE ASK,
  • 17:28 IF WE PURSUE HIM
  • 17:30 WE'LL FIND HIM IF WE SEEK HIM WITH ALL OF OUR HEART.
  • 17:33 AND I LEARNED THIS AS WELL,
  • 17:35 AND THIS IS A TOUGH LESSON IN TOUGH TIMES
  • 17:37 THAT IF WE SEEK HIM
  • 17:39 THAT HE'S GOING TO TAKE CARE OF US FINANCIALLY.
  • 17:42 IT'S SO EASY TO WORRY IN THE CURRENT ECONOMY
  • 17:46 BUT YOU KNOW IT'S ALWAYS BEEN EASY TO WORRY.
  • 17:49 THAT'S WHY JESUS SAID, "DON'T WORRY".
  • 17:51 OH HE SAID IT IN DIFFERENT WAYS
  • 17:55 BUT THE SUM OF ALL TEACHING IS
  • 17:58 SEEK FIRST GOD'S KINGDOM AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • 18:01 AND EVERYTHING ELSE WILL BE ADDED UNTO US.
  • 18:05 AND FROM THAT I UNDERSTAND HIM TO SAY THAT HE'S GOT OUR BACK.
  • 18:09 HE SAID "DON'T HOARD MONEY GREEDILY",
  • 18:12 "DON'T HAVE AN EVIL EYE AND BE DISCONCERNED FOR THE PEOPLE AROUND,"
  • 18:17 "TO BE UNCONCERNED FOR THOSE ROUND ABOUT."
  • 18:20 HE SAID "LAY UP TREASURES IN HEAVEN".
  • 18:22 DIFFERENT WAYS HE SAYS THE SAME THING AT THE END OF DAYS
  • 18:27 AND THAT IS, BE A GRACIOUS, DECENT PERSON,
  • 18:30 BE A TZADDIK, BE A RIGHTEOUS PERSON AND THAT ENTAILS CHARITY.
  • 18:33 JESUS TALKS ABOUT BEING CHARITABLE IN GIVING
  • 18:37 WITH THE RIGHT KIND OF INTENTION
  • 18:39 AND THE MODE OF NOT BEING IN ORDER TO LET THE WORLD KNOW HOW CHARITABLE WE ARE
  • 18:43 BUT RATHER IF WE GIVE IN SECRET
  • 18:45 THE LORD SAYS THAT THE HEAVENLY FATHER WHO SEES IN SECRET WILL REWARD US.
  • 18:51 THAT APPLIES TO PRAYER.
  • 18:53 IT APPLIES TO OTHER THINGS AS WELL.
  • 18:55 AND IF I UNDERSTAND JESUS CORRECTLY,
  • 18:57 THE JESUS WHO SPOKE FROM THIS PLACE TO MY HEART AND YOURS SOME 2,000 YEARS AGO,
  • 19:03 IF I UNDERSTAND HIM CORRECTLY
  • 19:05 THERE'S A PAYDAY FOR THOSE WHO MAKE IT THEIR WAY
  • 19:09 TO FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS, ISRAEL'S MESSIAH.
  • 19:14 BUT OF COURSE HE IS NOT JUST THE MESSIAH OF ISRAEL;
  • 19:17 HE IS THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD.
  • 19:19 AND SO FROM THIS PLACE ALL OVER THE WORLD SOME 2,000 YEARS LATER,
  • 19:24 THE PILGRIMS COME TO BREATHE THE AIR,
  • 19:28 TO SEE THE SITES
  • 19:30 AND TO BE AT THE PLACE WHERE JESUS TAUGHT ABOUT HOW TO HAVE LIFE AND HAVE IT ABUNDANTLY.
  • 19:38 SONS OF ABRAHAM,
  • 19:39 IN THE FLESH AND MY FAITH;
  • 19:42 TED SINGS ABOUT ALL THAT AND MORE.
  • 19:45 ♪MY HEART IS HEAVY FOR YOU NOW♪
  • 19:51 ♪HEARKEN TO THE VOICE OF ELOHIM INSIDE YOUR HEART♪
  • 19:58 ♪SEEK THE LORD WHILE YET HE MAY BE FOUND♪
  • 20:05 ♪THE MIGHTY GOD OF JACOB♪
  • 20:09 ♪ISAAC AND ABRAHAM♪
  • 20:12 ♪YESHUA'S CALLING YOU♪
  • 20:16 ♪BACK TO YOUR PROMISED LAND♪
  • 20:19 ♪LA LA LA LI LA LA LA LI♪
  • 20:23 ♪LA LA LA LI♪
  • 20:28 ♪WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT?♪
  • 20:34 ♪WHILE HE IS NEAR I PRAY YOU'D CALL UPON THE LORD♪
  • 20:41 ♪HA'MASHIACH IS RETURNING TO THE LAND♪
  • 20:48 ♪MY HEART IS HEAVY FOR YOU♪
  • 20:51 ♪SONS OF ABRAHAM♪
  • 21:02 ♪NOW LOOK UPON THE ONE WHO WAS PIERCED♪
  • 21:09 ♪A SUFFERING SERVANT FOR US ALL♪
  • 21:15 ♪AFFLICTED FOR OUR SIN♪
  • 21:18 ♪AND YET NO GUILE WAS IN HIS MOUTH♪
  • 21:22 ♪AND BY HIS STRIPES WE ALL ARE HEALED♪
  • 21:32 ♪ALMIGHTY GOD OF JACOB♪
  • 21:36 ♪ISAAC AND ABRAHAM♪
  • 21:40 ♪YESHUA'S CALLING YOU♪
  • 21:44 ♪BACK TO YOUR PROMISED LAND (LA LA LA LI LA LA LA LI)♪
  • 21:50 ♪BACK TO YOUR PROMISED LAND (LA LA LA LI)♪
  • 21:54 ♪LA LA LA LI LA LA LA LI♪
  • 21:57 ♪BACK TO YOUR PROMISED LAND♪
  • 22:08 WELL INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC HAS A WAY OF LIFTING US HIGHER AND HIGHER AND HIGHER.
  • 22:14 AND THERE ARE SO MANY FORCES UPON US IN THIS LIFE
  • 22:17 THAT ARE PRESSING US DOWN LOWER AND LOWER AND LOWER.
  • 22:21 I PROBABLY DON'T NEED TO TELL YOU THAT,
  • 22:23 YOU MAY WELL FEEL IT.
  • 22:25 DID YOU EVERY HEAR THE EXPRESSION
  • 22:27 "MOUNTAINTOP EXPERIENCE"?
  • 22:29 THIS IN PART DERIVES FROM THE BIBLICAL STORY
  • 22:33 WHERE JESUS WOULD TAKE HIS DISCIPLES AWAY UP ON A MOUNTAIN
  • 22:38 AND THERE HE WOULD BE TRANSFORMED
  • 22:40 AND THERE HE WOULD TRANSFORM THEM IN THE PROCESS.
  • 22:45 ZOLA ONCE DID A SERIES
  • 22:47 "GO TO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAINS",
  • 22:49 AND IN THIS NEXT CLIP WE'RE GOING TO HEAR ZOLA
  • 22:51 AND SEE ZOLA THERE
  • 22:53 AT THE VERY PLACE OF THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
  • 22:55 I KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE IT AND BE BLESSED BY IT.
  • 23:02 I'M WALKING UP MOUNT BEATITUDES OR THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT SITE.
  • 23:08 THIS IS NOT THE SITE OF IT USUALLY SHOWN ON TELEVISION
  • 23:12 WHERE THE TOURISTS GATHER
  • 23:14 BUT THIS IS THE ROAD UP THE MOUNTAIN
  • 23:16 THAT COMES ALONG THE RIDGE.
  • 23:19 WHEN THE PEOPLE REACH THE SUMMIT
  • 23:21 THEY PAUSE TO HEAR A PUBLIC ADDRESS BY THE WONDERFUL CARPENTER OF GALILEE.
  • 23:28 ON THAT MORNING BEFORE PASSOVER
  • 23:30 THE PEOPLE PASSING BY ARE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HEAR THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
  • 23:35 THE MOUNTAIN ITSELF IS NOT A LARGE ONE.
  • 23:39 THE LORD DIDN'T HAVE HIS SERMON ON MOUNT HERMON
  • 23:42 OR MOUNT CARMEL OR MOUNT TABOR
  • 23:45 OR BIGGER MOUNTAINS
  • 23:46 BUT RATHER A PLACE
  • 23:48 WHERE RATHER ORDINARY PEOPLE WOULD BE PASSING BY.
  • 23:52 AND THESE PEOPLE WERE FROM GALILEE
  • 23:54 HEADING DOWN TOWARD THE FEAST
  • 23:56 OR NORTH OF GALILEE AND HAD TO PASS THIS WAY AS THEY WENT.
  • 23:59 AND THEY WERE A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE KIND OF PEOPLE JESUS SOUGHT
  • 24:04 BECAUSE THIS UNIQUE KINGDOM THAT HE WAS PROMISING
  • 24:06 WAS NOT FOR THE MIGHTY,
  • 24:08 THE POWERFUL, THE RICH, OR THE RELIGIOUS...
  • 24:13 HIS KINGDOM WAS FOR THE MEEK.
  • 24:15 THIS KINGDOM WAS FOR THOSE CONSCIOUS OF THEIR SINS,
  • 24:19 REPENTANT AND CONTRITE,
  • 24:22 THOSE WHO WERE IN DEBT TO GOD BECAUSE OF THEIR SINS,
  • 24:25 THOSE WHO COULD EASILY PRAY "FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS".
  • 24:30 THOSE WHO'S SELF EFFACING RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • 24:35 EXCEEDED THAT OF THE SCRIBES AND THE PHARISEES
  • 24:39 WHICH THE LORD PRESCRIBED.
  • 24:42 JESUS WENT ON RECORD SAYING THAT OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • 24:45 NEEDED TO EXCEED THAT OF THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS
  • 24:48 IN HIS OWN DAY AND TIME.
  • 24:50 AND THAT'S TRUE IN PART
  • 24:51 BECAUSE RELIGION HAS A WAY OF GETTING TOO RIGID,
  • 24:54 A LITTLE TOO STRUCTURED
  • 24:56 AND IT'S NOT THAT WE DON'T NEED STRUCTURE,
  • 24:58 BUT WHAT WE NEED IS INTERNAL GOVERNMENT,
  • 25:02 TO BE THE KIND OF PEOPLE THAT EMBRACE THE PRINCIPLES
  • 25:05 OF WHAT JESUS IS SAYING ON THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
  • 25:09 IT'S MORE THAN JUST A LIST OF RULES,
  • 25:11 MORE SO, IT'S A WAY TO BE.
  • 25:15 IN THIS SERIES WE'VE LOOKED TO EXPLORE THAT WAY OF BEING
  • 25:18 AS WE'VE CONSIDERED THE CONSTITUTION FOR THE NEW ECONOMY
  • 25:22 AND EXPLORE WHAT IT REALLY MEANS TO WALK IN THE NEW "HALAKAH".
  • 25:27 "HALAK" IS THE HEBREW VERB "TO WALK".
  • 25:30 AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FOLLOW THE LORD STEP BY STEP?
  • 25:34 WELL THE LORD PLACED A PREMIUM ON BEING GENTEEL, MEEK,
  • 25:38 ON BEING FLEXIBLE.
  • 25:41 SOMETIMES WE GET VERY RIGID AND FORCEFUL.
  • 25:43 I KNOW I HAVE THAT PROBLEM.
  • 25:45 AND I DO WELL TO HEED JESUS' ADVISE
  • 25:47 AND BE A LITTLE BIT MORE GIVING,
  • 25:49 A LITTLE MORE KINDLY DISPOSED
  • 25:51 AS I WORK WITH OTHER KINDS OF PEOPLE
  • 25:53 AND OTHER KINDS OF PERSONALITIES IN CLOSE PROXIMITY.
  • 25:57 IT'S EASY, WAY TOO EASY,
  • 25:59 FOR ME TO GET ORNERY
  • 26:00 AND GET THE NASTYS
  • 26:01 AND GET INTO THE FLESH AND NOT THE SPIRIT
  • 26:04 AND I SUPPOSE YOU HAVE YOUR OWN INCLINATIONS AS WELL
  • 26:07 THAT CAN LEAD YOU ASTRAY.
  • 26:09 WELL HOPE THAT THIS SERIES HELPS US TO STAY ON THE NARROW PATH
  • 26:14 BY VIRTUE OF OUR EXPLORING WHAT JESUS SAID ABOUT THAT PATH.
  • 26:18 YOU KNOW THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME BEGINS WITH THE FIRST STEP
  • 26:22 AND I HOPE YOU'LL TAKE IT,
  • 26:23 CHRIST'S WORD,
  • 26:25 MESSIAH'S WORD...
  • 26:26 I DON'T CARE ABOUT THE LANGUAGE
  • 26:27 BUT I DO CARE ABOUT YOU MAKING A DECISION
  • 26:29 THAT YOU ARE NOT THE BEST KING OF YOUR LIFE
  • 26:32 AND THEN REACHING UP TO THE KING OF KINGS.
  • 26:34 IF YOU ASK HIM TO FORGIVE YOU,
  • 26:35 YOU WILL FIND THAT HE WILL.
  • 26:37 AND IF YOU SEEK HIM
  • 26:39 YOU'LL FIND HIM,
  • 26:40 IF YOU SEEK HIM WITH ALL YOUR HEART.
  • 26:42 GLAD TO PLAY A PART IN ALL OF THAT.
  • 26:44 THANKS FOR GOING WITH US ON THE JOURNEY.
  • 26:46 AND AS YOU GO NOW,
  • 26:47 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 26:49 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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