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Messianic Torah Observant Israel
The Teaching Ministry of Steve Berkson
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Location: Cleveland TN
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September 11, 2019 05:41 AM PDT

This exciting episode begins the letter to the Hebrews. The goal of going through this letter is to get to chapter 7 and verse 22 where it speaks of Yeshua being the guarantor of a “better covenant”. What does this mean and hasn’t it caused a lot of trouble due to mainstream Christianity’s interpretation of this verse? But, in order to do that, Rabbi Steve Berkson starts us on the journey from the beginning of the letter in order to understand, through context, what the author is saying leading up to chapter 7.

Questions:
• Why was the letter to the Hebrews written? What was going on at that time?
• What happens when the structure of your way of life no longer exists?
• Where does Messiah Yeshua fit into the picture of what was happening at that time?
• What perishes and what remains?
• Does the letter to the Hebrews talk about transitioning to a different set of laws?
• Hebrews 4:10 talks about resting from one’s own works–what could this mean?

Related Teachings can be found here, http://mtoi.org/learn_with_us/learn_with_us.shtm
• Do You Know the Father and the Son? https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf9HOA0P9oX85eE0WcFyzM6xquyz7r_RC
• Endure and Receive the Crown of Life https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf9HOA0P9oX8XUQYclJ4pJpVyjj9jIQ2x
• To He Who Overcomes https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf9HOA0P9oX_vAjOy2Jk2cyCv2Li0ZQf-
• The Heart of the Matter https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf9HOA0P9oX_O_DuSxpxaOIPKqKENGP0s
• INfocus: This is the Good News? https://youtu.be/doC343i4ki0

Don't miss out on new teachings every week. You are welcome to post your comments and please click on the "LIKE" button if this has been a blessing to you.

For more information about MTOI (Messianic Torah Observant Israel), visit our website at http://www.mtoi.org and our Official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mtoiworldwide.

September 05, 2019 05:22 AM PDT

Some of the topics covered are:
• Listening to various “teachers” and finding your teacher
• How is the “unmerited grace” that happens before the calling different from mercy?
• Paul says “not everyone does this.” …?
• Is Ephesians 2:6 talking about going to heaven?

Related Teachings can be found here, http://mtoi.org/learn_with_us/learn_with_us.shtml
• INfocus: Messi-Mutt https://youtu.be/pL4EeaQbOKk
• The Millennium and the Kingdom https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf9HOA0P9oX9UNbkpvbCaWQXijbyGCLVK
• Understanding the Ruach/Spirit https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf9HOA0P9oX_0Mi7M6VeNIqg8eu1f_QBm

Afterburn: also known in the world of fitness as the “afterburn effect”, simply put; The more intense the exercise, the more oxygen your body consumes afterward.

The same could be true as you build up your spiritual self. After an intense teaching session, you need answers as more thoughts and questions consume you in your spiritual growth.

Rabbi Steve Berkson, director of MTOI, provides an opportunity for the Afterburn to take place by additional thoughts and insight about what he just taught as well as answering questions from the local congregation and those watching the live stream.

Don't miss out on new teachings every week. You are welcome to post your comments and please click on the "LIKE" button if this has been a blessing to you.

For more information about MTOI (Messianic Torah Observant Israel), visit our website at http://www.mtoi.org and our Official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mtoiworldwide.

September 04, 2019 06:20 AM PDT

Moving forward from last week, Rabbi Steve Berkson takes us into Romans chapters 11 and 12, then to Ephesians chapter 2, where he interprets the writing of the apostle Paul quite a bit differently than most of us have ever heard taught before.

Because of this, Rabbi Steve clarifies further his position on the understanding of “grace” or favor, specifically whether it is merited or unmerited. Could it be both? In this message we see the beauty of the kindness and faithfulness of our Creator as He offers the opportunity to enter into His Covenant even though we have done nothing up to that point to deserve it.

Questions:
• Romans 10:17 talks of “hearing by the Word of God”, is there an underlying message that is lost in the translation?
• What exactly is the “Good News”?
• What is the “disease” we see in the Bible from start to finish?
• All people before Acts 2 could not be “righteous” because they didn’t have the Holy Spirit?
• Can you empty yourself?

Related Teachings can be found here, http://mtoi.org/learn_with_us/learn_with_us.shtm
• The Search for the Doctrine of Grace https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf9HOA0P9oX91R_Lz3jOfHHCxJV6XebkV
• Understanding the Ruach/Spirit https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf9HOA0P9oX_0Mi7M6VeNIqg8eu1f_QBm
• INfocus: This is the Good News? https://youtu.be/doC343i4ki0
• INfocus: A Whole Lumber Yard https://youtu.be/eEzQOoVlMA0
• What is Worship? https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf9HOA0P9oX-_h58GEfh00Hbr_JozebDE
• Do You Know the Father and the Son? https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf9HOA0P9oX85eE0WcFyzM6xquyz7r_RC
• Developing the Character of Yeshua https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf9HOA0P9oX_fefHRSPcUlLPsRSeHwxsb
• What Would Yeshua Do?
• INfocus: That’s Not Submission! https://youtu.be/a73Wn6jCz_E

Don't miss out on new teachings every week. You are welcome to post your comments and please click on the "LIKE" button if this has been a blessing to you.

For more information about MTOI (Messianic Torah Observant Israel), visit our website at http://www.mtoi.org and our Official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mtoiworldwide.

August 29, 2019 05:28 AM PDT

Some of the topics covered are:
• More about “called and chosen”
• Don’t we need to…?
• How does being “chosen” relate to salvation?
• If none of us know that we are chosen, how can we have the assurance or hope in all that we are going through?

Afterburn: also known in the world of fitness as the “afterburn effect”, simply put; The more intense the exercise, the more oxygen your body consumes afterward.

The same could be true as you build up your spiritual self. After an intense teaching session, you need answers as more thoughts and questions consume you in your spiritual growth.

Rabbi Steve Berkson, director of MTOI, provides an opportunity for the Afterburn to take place by additional thoughts and insight about what he just taught as well as answering questions from the local congregation and those watching the live stream.

Don't miss out on new teachings every week. You are welcome to post your comments and please click on the "LIKE" button if this has been a blessing to you.

For more information about MTOI (Messianic Torah Observant Israel), visit our website at http://www.mtoi.org and our Official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mtoiworldwide.

August 28, 2019 06:20 AM PDT

As he continues in Romans chapters 10 and 11, Rabbi Steve Berkson has received some clear insight on a couple of troublesome verses. Understanding the context of the letter to the Roman assembly is the key, as he explains in the first part of this teaching. Not only the context in this letter, but also, context from the Tanakh as the apostle Paul references it time and time again to establish his points. Context is critical to gaining the correct understanding and interpretation, especially when it has to do with the writings of Paul.

Questions:
- When the word ‘saved’ or ‘delivered’ is used, is it clearly understood, ‘saved’ or ‘delivered’ from what? Does it refer to a future event?
- What does it mean to be “sent”? Isn’t there a “Great Commission” on all of us?
- Some teach that Israel has been “replaced” because God is done with them–is that true?
- What is pre-destination, divine selection and being chosen? Are they one and the same?
- What is it that a Gentile has that a Jew would be jealous of?

Don't miss out on new teachings every week. You are welcome to post your comments and please click on the "LIKE" button if this teaching has been a blessing to you.

For more information about MTOI (Messianic Torah Observant Israel), visit our website at http://www.mtoi.org and our Official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mtoiworldwide.

August 21, 2019 03:55 AM PDT

Can you say that the things you are suffering now because of your faith are not worthy to be compared to the honor (glory) that shall be revealed in you?

Who’s the ‘he’ that “searches the hearts”?

Is it true that nothing can separate us from the love of Messiah?

Romans 10:4 reads that Messiah is the end of the law for righteousness–what does the word ‘end’ mean in that sentence?

Did Paul misquote Moses in Romans 10:6-8?

As we’ve progressed through the book of Romans, we see how the apostle Paul addresses two major issues among his congregation: 1. The rift between those who are native-born Israeli and those of the nations (Gentiles), and, 2. Paul refers to at least two sets of “laws”, the Torah and the “law of sin and death”.

In this teaching, Rabbi Steve Berkson slowly and methodically takes us through Romans chapters 8 through 10, untangling 2,000 years of erroneous understanding and twisted teaching. He exposes the more sensible scenario in which Paul would actually be writing to his Roman congregation about being Torah observant and not the other way around.

Related Teachings can be found here, http://mtoi.org/learn_with_us/learn_with_us.shtm
• Endure and Receive the Crown of Life https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf9HOA0P9oX8XUQYclJ4pJpVyjj9jIQ2x
• To He Who Overcomes https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf9HOA0P9oX_vAjOy2Jk2cyCv2Li0ZQf-
• Are You Saved? https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf9HOA0P9oX-XDS4JdFkY0WuOGluQm7_Y
• Do You Know the Father and the Son? https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf9HOA0P9oX85eE0WcFyzM6xquyz7r_RC
• Understanding the Ruach/Spirit https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf9HOA0P9oX_0Mi7M6VeNIqg8eu1f_QBm
• Baptism of Fire https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf9HOA0P9oX9AWP1xgzwYpV84LbShjxe-
• Discovering Your Identity https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf9HOA0P9oX9sYCl1svmfxY2AfKCmf8H4

Don't miss out on new teachings every week. You are welcome to post your comments and please click on the "LIKE" button if this teaching has been a blessing to you.

For more information about MTOI (Messianic Torah Observant Israel), visit our website at http://www.mtoi.org and our Official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mtoiworldwide.

August 15, 2019 05:43 AM PDT

Some of the topics covered are:
What about using “foul or offensive language” or “cursing”?
Keeping and not keeping Shabbat as it pertains to a job or service
Using the Torah in a wrong way

Related Teachings can be found here, http://mtoi.org/learn_with_us/learn_with_us.shtml
• Shabbat https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf9HOA0P9oX8iTJYEyttJt_XUBjuieL2s
• INfocus: Torah Terrorists https://youtu.be/xcXOVXyRxiY
• Understanding the Ruach/Spirit https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf9HOA0P9oX_0Mi7M6VeNIqg8eu1f_QBm

Afterburn: also known in the world of fitness as the “afterburn effect”, simply put; The more intense the exercise, the more oxygen your body consumes afterward.

The same could be true as you build up your spiritual self. After an intense teaching session, you need answers as more thoughts and questions consume you in your spiritual growth.

Rabbi Steve Berkson, director of MTOI, provides an opportunity for the Afterburn to take place by additional thoughts and insight about what he just taught as well as answering questions from the local congregation and those watching the live stream.

Don't miss out on new teachings every week. You are welcome to post your comments and please click on the "LIKE" button if this teaching has been a blessing to you.

For more information about MTOI (Messianic Torah Observant Israel), visit our website at http://www.mtoi.org and our Official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mtoiworldwide.

August 14, 2019 04:02 AM PDT

What other teacher do you know that can reference Star Wars and The Who, and do a Yoda impersonation in the same teaching?

What is the critical thing of which Christians will not accept the biblical definition?

For what purpose are you “set free”?

Does the Torah ever lead to death?

When is the one time you should have full self-sovereignty?

After understanding the first issue the apostle Paul was addressing in Romans which was how the “law” applied (or not) to the Gentiles who were being drawn to this faith, Rabbi Steve Berkson now unpacks the second issue, understanding what law Paul is referring to, by going to chapters 5 through 8.

Related Teachings can be found here, http://mtoi.org/learn_with_us/learn_with_us.shtm
• Discovering Your Identity https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf9HOA0P9oX9sYCl1svmfxY2AfKCmf8H4
• INfocus: You Sicko! https://youtu.be/fJAeYWM9p24
• The Heart of the Matter https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf9HOA0P9oX_O_DuSxpxaOIPKqKENGP0s
• Understanding the Ruach/Spirit https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf9HOA0P9oX_0Mi7M6VeNIqg8eu1f_QBm

Don't miss out on new teachings every week. You are welcome to post your comments and please click on the "LIKE" button if this teaching has been a blessing to you.

For more information about MTOI (Messianic Torah Observant Israel), visit our website at http://www.mtoi.org and our Official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mtoiworldwide.

August 08, 2019 12:08 PM PDT

Afterburn: also known in the world of fitness as the “afterburn effect”, simply put; The more intense the exercise, the more oxygen your body consumes afterward.

The same could be true as you build up your spiritual self. After an intense teaching session, you need answers as more thoughts and questions consume you in your spiritual growth.

Rabbi Steve Berkson, director of MTOI, provides an opportunity for the Afterburn to take place by additional thoughts and insight about what he just taught as well as answering questions from the local congregation and those watching the live stream.

Related Teachings can be found here, http://mtoi.org/learn_with_us/learn_w...
The Millennium and the Kingdom https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

Don't miss out on new teachings every week. You are welcome to post your comments and please click on the "LIKE" button if this teaching has been a blessing to you.

For more information about MTOI (Messianic Torah Observant Israel), visit our website at http://www.mtoi.org and our Official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mtoiworldwide.

August 07, 2019 05:20 AM PDT

Why was Messiah Yeshua “delivered up” and then “raised”?

Is Yahweh “obligated” to us?

What is the one thing on which Jews and Christians agree?

Is the apostle Paul teaching his congregation against circumcision of the flesh?

Is “circumcision of the heart” a concept exclusive to the New Testament?

This teaching is particularly challenging for the teacher and for the listener/disciple because of how the apostle Paul chose to word his thoughts in this letter to the beloved, set-apart ones in Rome.

Taking us into Romans, chapters 4 and 5, Rabbi Steve Berkson brings clarity to this problematic text through context (who is speaking, to whom is the speaking directed, when, why and where), redefining terminology (circumcision/uncircumcision to covenanted/not covenanted), and by moving slowly through the text, not glossing over any phrase or passage.

Related Teachings can be found here, http://mtoi.org/learn_with_us/learn_with_us.shtm
• The Search for the Doctrine of Grace https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf9HOA0P9oX91R_Lz3jOfHHCxJV6XebkV
• Beware False Prophets https://youtu.be/h3k6TXmzRe4
• Endure and Receive the Crown of Life https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf9HOA0P9oX8XUQYclJ4pJpVyjj9jIQ2x

Don't miss out on new teachings every week. You are welcome to post your comments and please click on the "LIKE" button if this teaching has been a blessing to you.

For more information about MTOI (Messianic Torah Observant Israel), visit our website at http://www.mtoi.org and our Official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mtoiworldwide.

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