Knowledge vs Relationship

How important is it to understand the ANE, the location of the Temple, the Roman cast system, honor and shame, client-patron relationship, and several other topics when we study our Bibles?  These are very interesting topics, and they are important for a deeper understanding of the biblical text.  If we fail to understand the culture […]

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Premarital Sex: Is it a Sin?

For most believers, there is no doubt that having sex outside of the bounds of a marriage relationship is a sin!  This is what 99.9% of Christian churches teach, so most of us grew up understanding that having sex before marriage was a sin!  There are several verses that seem to support this idea, such […]

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What is the Gospel?

It might seem obvious, but this is not an easy question to answer!  The first thing we need to do is define what gospel means.  Merriam-Webster defines gospel as, “the teachings of the Christian religion, any one of the first four books of the Christian Bible that tell of the life of Jesus Christ, the […]

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Who are the Jews (Audio)

In this episode of The Revolution, Chris addresses the basics of why the Torah is not just for the Jewish people.  Also addressed is the past and present understanding of who is considered Jewish. Follow Along with the PowerPoint!  

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The Ancient Near East “101”

Most people have probably never heard the phrase “Ancient Near East” and if they have it was almost certainly not in the context of reading our Bibles.  What is the Ancient Near East (ANE)?  The ANE is comprised of the modern nations of Egypt, Iran, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, the Gulf States and Turkey. 1https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ancient-art-civilizations/ancient-near-east1/the-ancient-near-east-an-introduction/a/the-cradle-of-civilization  […]

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Children’s Church Lies

(This teaching has been adapted from a teaching originally posted on TorahBabies.com) Many of us grew up hearing basic Bible stories such as Adam and Eve eating the forbidden fruit, Cain murdering Abel, and Noah’s Ark. Most of us have even read or told these Bible stories to our kids, probably numerous times.  But have […]

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Seven Questions That Will Change Your Life

Please prayerfully consider the following seven questions!  These questions are designed to cause you to think, and each question builds upon the next.  The answers to each are found in our Bibles, and I encourage you to use your Bible and read the full context of the quoted verses as you answer each question. How […]

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The Foundation

Having a solid foundation is crucial, but when it comes to foundations, it’s more than just about having a solid foundation. From an engineering perspective, you can have a strong, solid foundation, but if that foundation is not properly aligned, even if it is a few feet off to the left or right, it is […]

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What’s in a Name?

(This teaching has been adapted from a teaching originally posted on TorahBabies.com) If you haven’t already, something most people come across being Torah observant are the names of the Father and Son. Another thing people learn about the names is that if you ask ten people how to spell or pronounce the names you will […]

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