A Drash on B'midbar

Take a listen as Rabbi Jesse dives into this weeks torah portion: B'midbar

Message Notes:

Hosea 2:16-22

16 “So then, I Myself will entice her, I will bring her into the wilderness and speak to her heart.

17 I will give her back her vineyards from there and make the valley of Achor a door of hope. She will respond there— as in the days of her youth, as in the day she came up out of the land of Egypt.

18 In that day—it is a declaration of Adonai— you will proclaim, ‘My husband,’ and never again call Me, ‘My Baal.’

19 Then I will remove the names of the Baalim out of her mouth, no longer to be mentioned by their name.

20 In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, the flying creatures in the sky, and the creeping things on the ground. I will break into pieces the bow and sword and warfare from the land, and I will cause them to lie down securely.

21 Then I will betroth you to Me forever—yes, I will betroth you to Me with righteousness, justice, covenant loyalty and compassion.

22 I will betroth you to Me with faithfulness, and you will know Adonai.

Question 1: Has God called me into the wilderness to test me? 

If so what is the test and what in my character needs to grow?

Question 2: Has God called me into the wilderness to teach me? 

Question 3: Has God called me into the wilderness to reveal himself to me?

Question 4: Has God called be into the wilderness to correct me, to discipline me?

Question 5: Has God called you into the wilderness to speak to your heart?

Message Series: Who are you?

Listen as Rabbi Jesse helps us answer the question: Who is God?

What is Your Purpose Message Notes:

What is your purpose?

Identity Questions: Who am I? 

Value Questions: Am I Important? 

Purpose Questions: What is my purpose?

What is God’s eternal purpose for me and how are my choices moving me closer to that purpose?

Purpose #1: You Were Planned for God’s Pleasure

A Life of Worship

You created all things, and it is for your pleasure that they exist and were created Rev 4:11

Love Adonai your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deut 6:5

Question 1: What common task could I start doing as if I were doing it directly for Yeshua ?

Purpose #2: You Were Formed for God’s Family Build Deep Relationships

He predestined us for adoption as sons through MessiahYeshua, in keeping with the good pleasure of His will Ephesians 1:5

Question 2: 

How can I start treating other believers like members of my own family?

Purpose # 3: You Were Created To Become Like  Yeshua

Become His Disciple

For those whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son 

Romans 8:29

Question 3: In what area of my life do I need to ask for the Spirit’s power to be like Messiah today?

Purpose # 4: You Were Shaped For Serving God

Made to do Good Deeds - Mitzvot

For we are His workmanship—created in Messiah Yeshua for good deeds, which God prepared beforehand so we might walk in them. Eph 2:10

Question 4: In what way can I see myself passionately serving others and loving it, and what should I do to get started now?

Purpose #5: You Were Made For A Mission

Sharing the Good News of Yeshua

Just as You sent Me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. - John 17:18

I don’t consider my life of any value, except that I might finish my course and the office I received from the Lord Yeshua, to declare the Good News of the grace of God. Acts 20:24

The most important thing is that I complete my mission, the work that the Lord Yeshua gave me to tell people the Good News about God's grace.  Acts 20:24

Each one of us shall give account of himself to God. Romans 14:12

Question 5: What fears have kept me from fulfilling the mission God made me to accomplish? What keeps me from telling others the Good News?

Life’s five greatest Questions 

1. What will be the center of my life 

2. What will be the character of my life 

3. What will be the contribution of my life? 

4. What will be the commission of my life? 

5. What will be the community of my life?