At the moment I do not attend any formal church services, whether it is a regular Sunday church service or a Messianic Service on the Sabbath. I don’t attend mostly because I do not have a way there. So I decided to look for people on the internet I could follow and learn from. Several people have asked me who I listen to when it comes to the Hebraic roots. Today, I will tell you about one of my current teachers on the internet.
Passion for Truth
I watch a church called Passion for Truth. The pastor is Jim Staley and the church is located in St. Charles, MO. He has a YouTube account that lists several teaching videos. He also list more recent teachings on PodOmatic. PodOmatic is where I found out about him. Through these set of teachings I became more intrigued by him and found his website.
On the website there is a weekly broadcast service that starts at 5:00 pm (EST) every Sabbath (Saturday). It usually lasts about two hours. The service lasts about two hours. Sometimes, it goes a little longer. Afterwards, (after the camera is turned off) they have a fellowship dinner. The first half of the broadcast is spent on praise and worship, announcements, reading the Shema and prayer for the children. The second half is spent teaching the Word of God.
Why I Like Jim Staley
- He explains things very well.
- He uses the many scriptures to make his point.
- He doesn’t build a whole doctrine off of just one scripture.
- He explains what is going on in the Old Testament and how Yeshua fits into things.
- He explains the New Testament by explaining the Old Testament. He shows how they are interrelated.
- Sometimes, he uses notes when teaching, which very helpful for me.
- I enjoy how he runs the church service.
Is He Always Right?
Do I agree with everything he says? Of course not. Is it because I think he got it wrong? I’m not sure. Maybe I just don’t understand that portion of teaching and need to study further before I can. I have learned to put things on a shelf until I can learn more.
The reason I say this is because when I was younger I heard a teaching that I just thought was totally wrong. However, when I got older I allowed the Holy Spirit to teach me more and when I did I learned that the teaching was correct. I just didn’t understand enough. So now I just ask the Holy Spirit to open up my understanding and confirm whether something is right or wrong.
Today, I ask that you do the same. Listen to the video below. He has many teaching, but I found this video especially interesting. It talks about who the Jews are really as well as the house of Israel. I think everyone should listen to this video. It will answer a lot of questions Christians have, even if they think they know the answers.
What Do You Think?
When you are finished let me know what you think. Do you agree or disagree with his findings? Will you study more to see if he is even telling the truth? How do you feel about the information he presented?
Our Heavenly Father, who is in heaven,
Help to find shepherds after your heart and teachers who teach your ways in a manner that is pleasing to you. Open our ears to hear the Spirit is saying.
In Yeshua the Messiah’s name, Amen.