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Weekly Video Studies from 2024

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From One Flesh To One Body  

AUTHOR: Mark MickelsonSTUDY DATE: 2024-07-13

  YouTube

The oneness of a physical relationship in marriage is supposed to portray the oneness of Jesus Christ and the Church. And since Jesus is one with the Father, then that relationship is part of the portrayal as well. What we do in the flesh is directly connected to what we do in the Body.


What's In A Name?  

AUTHOR: Mark MickelsonSTUDY DATE: 2024-07-06

  YouTube

In the English language and culture, our names are often an identity rather than a representation of our mindset and character. The use of "name" though, in Hebrew and Greek, is often different. In scripture, doing something in someone's name means doing it by their authority or in the same way they would have done it themselves. What's in a name?


Do You Know What Faith Is?  

AUTHOR: Michael NelteSTUDY DATE: 2024-06-29

  YouTube

From scripture, we know the just shall live by faith and faith is a weightier matter of the law. It is important that we have faith. But what exactly is faith, do you have it, and are you practicing it? In this study, we examine what faith is and how it is described in the Bible.
Do you believe in Jesus? How is that related to proper Biblical faith?


Love is Actions  

AUTHOR: Les KingSTUDY DATE: 2024-06-22

  YouTube

We all look to Mat 22:37-39 and believe that we understand what Yeshua is saying, "you shall love the Lord (YHVH) your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind." But then adds to that by saying "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." In this study we will attempt to understand how our humanity makes this a difficult proposition by reviewing Corinthians 13 and the list of what love is not.


The Feast of Harvest  

AUTHOR: Terry SwagertySTUDY DATE: 2024-06-16

Appointed Times: Pentecost YouTube

We are introduced to three festivals as the nascent nation of Israel is entering into covenant relationship with YHVH. What exactly is to be harvested? Harvest implies planting, growth to maturity and timely reaping.


Bread: From Passover to Pentecost  

AUTHOR: Michael NelteSTUDY DATE: 2024-06-15

  YouTube

We see unleavened bread at the Passover meal and in the offerings during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Yet at Pentecost we see 2 leavened loaves as the wave loaves. Leaven is often equated with sin, and I've heard that these loaves are leavened to symbolize that those in the first fruits are sinners. The more I understand about how leaven works the less it makes sense to always equate it with sin - particularly for the wave loaves. In this study we look at how bread is used in the Bible and how that changes from Passover to Pentecost.


What Is The Basis Of Our Understanding?  

AUTHOR: Mark MickelsonSTUDY DATE: 2024-06-08

  YouTube

The Bible text includes the record of God's words (inspiration), and also man's words (interpretation), some of which are by good intentions and some of which are simply fraud. How do we know the difference and what difference does it make? To know or not to know, that is the question.


On What Does Our Salvation Depend?  

AUTHOR: Mark MickelsonSTUDY DATE: 2024-06-01

  MP3 VIDEO YouTube

We are not saved by knowledge, but neither are we saved apart from knowledge. What we do with what we know is an important factor in our salvation and is something we must always carefully and faithfully consider.


From Yeshua's Crucifixion to Pentecost  

AUTHOR: Les KingSTUDY DATE: 2024-05-25

  MP3 VIDEO YouTube

Today is the 28th day on the count to Feast of Weeks, it is the 4th Sabbath since the counting of weeks began to the 2nd of the harvest Festivals/Pentecost. The Gospel of John chapter 20 verses 30-31 the Apostle writes that during this time Yeshua did many signs in the presence of his disciples so that we might believe that Yeshua is the Anointed One, the Son of God. In this study we'll explore those things that were recorded for us from the time that Yeshua was put into the grave to the Feast of Weeks known as Pentecost in the New Testament.


Does God Love You?  

AUTHOR: Terry SwagertySTUDY DATE: 2024-05-18

  MP3 VIDEO YouTube

You might ask, "What kind of question is that. Everyone knows God so loved the world that he sacrificed his son Jesus so we might obtain eternal life." OK, is that the end of the story? No further obligations for God or man? Let's take a closer look.


What Can You Bind or Loose?  

AUTHOR: Michael NelteSTUDY DATE: 2024-05-11

  MP3 VIDEO YouTube

Whatever you bind on earth is bound in heaven! Whatever you loose on earth is loosed in Heaven! These statements are found in Matthew 16:19 and 18:18. Many explain these as granting extra authority to Peter and/or the rest of the apostles, and thus also to them. These statements do not grant Peter or anyone the right or ability to bind anything on earth that they could not already bind, not loose anything that they could not already loose. These verses do have meaning - one that fits with the continuity of scripture. In this study we delve into what it means to bind or loose, as well as what you can bind and what you can loose. Along with this, there is a concept of a mediator that is tucked in there that we will also look at.


The Gifts of God  

AUTHOR: Mark MickelsonSTUDY DATE: 2024-05-04

  MP3 VIDEO YouTube

The bad news is the heart of man is deceitful and wicked, but the good news is that YHVH loves mercy. YHVH is longsuffering toward us that we should not perish, and His mercy is not just in being patient in judgment, but in being generous with gifts to allow us to fulfill His will. Whatever we lack in the flesh can be overcome by what He gives us in the spirit. The fulfillment of our lives is not physical, but spiritual, and that can only be by the gifts of God.


Judged in the Light of the Sun  

AUTHOR: Mark MickelsonSTUDY DATE: 2024-04-30

Appointed Times: Unleavened Bread Day 7 MP3 VIDEO YouTube

We are to keep the Feast with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. The word "sincerity" has a deeper meaning in Greek than it does in English. The original Greek literally means "judged in the light of the sun". Recognizing that deepens our understanding of the purpose for which the festival is to be kept.


Remember His Marvelous Works  

AUTHOR: Terry SwagertySTUDY DATE: 2024-04-27

  MP3 VIDEO YouTube

YHVH performed great works through the patriarchs and prophets. Jesus did great works and proclaimed, "greater works than these will you do, because I go to my Father." What/where is the evidence of these great works?


From Slaves to Sons  

AUTHOR: Michael NelteSTUDY DATE: 2024-04-24

Appointed Times: Unleavened Bread Day 1 MP3 VIDEO YouTube

We are told to remember that we were slaves and that God by a strong arm freed us from slavery. Is this just about remembering that the Israelites were slaves and then rescued thousands of years ago? There is a spiritual parallelism to physical slavery and freedom that we should remember and that should be deeply personal to each one of us. We are told on the first day of Unleavened Bread to remember that God freed us from slavery. What is it that leaven represents that we are to be putting out for Unleavened Bread? What is this new lump that we should become? How is this related to slavery - or to being freed from slavery?


Is Your Leaven My Leaven?  

AUTHOR: Austin WildtSTUDY DATE: 2024-04-20

  MP3 VIDEO YouTube

During The Feast of Unleavened Bread, God instructs us to abstain from eating leavened bread and to eat unleavened bread for seven days. Many sources that describe the meaning of these days will state that they picture removing sin from our lives. Leaven represents sin, and therefore must be removed from our homes... down to the smallest crumb. Though this understanding is prominent, it comes with many questions and inconsistencies when compared to scripture.


Passover the Night to be Observed  

AUTHOR: Les KingSTUDY DATE: 2024-04-13

  MP3 VIDEO YouTube

The COGs (Churches Of God) have observed Passover a night before the NTBMO (Night To Be Much Observed). In this study we will show how they are one in the same. We will also look at the argument of "ben ha arbayim" that is used to justify an early 14th Passover and separate them into 2 separate events.


The Thoughts and Intents Of The Heart  

AUTHOR: Mark MickelsonSTUDY DATE: 2024-04-06

  MP3 VIDEO YouTube

Teach a person to obey, and they will appear to be in agreement with you. Teach them to think though, and they will likely make some choices that are different from your own. Salvation is based on being in unity with the Father and His Christ rather than on being in unity with men. What do we do when we don't all agree?


Forgiveness  

AUTHOR: Terry SwagertySTUDY DATE: 2024-03-30

  MP3 VIDEO YouTube

I Think we all understand that forgiveness is an integral part of our Christian experience. What is it that enables forgiveness? Is it because God is love therefore he forgives? Is it because we are sorry for bad behavior? Yes, yes, and more.


Repent!  

AUTHOR: Michael NelteSTUDY DATE: 2024-03-23

  MP3 VIDEO YouTube

Job 41:6 Repent in dust and ashes! Amos 7:3 The YHWH repented for this. Jonah 3:10 And God repented of the evil. Num 23:19 God is not a man ... that He should repent. Luke 13:5 Unless you repent you too will all perish. Acts 2:38 Repent and be baptized. Repent! Clearly repenting is important,but what is it? There are 2 unrelated groups of Greek words translated as repent and 2 unrelated groups of Hebrew words translated as repent. In the NASB only about 1% of these Hebrew words are translated as repent or repentance. To add to the confusion, the English word repent has changed meaning over the last few centuries. Most of us understand repent to be turning from evil, but that is incomplete in what the words mean. In this study we will look at what repentance means in both the OT and the NT.


It Shall Not Be So Among You!  

AUTHOR: Mark MickelsonSTUDY DATE: 2024-03-16

  MP3 VIDEO YouTube

The Church of God in our day has experienced both the best of times and the worst of times. The best of times was when the focus was on worshipping YHVH and the worst of times was when the focus was on following a man. Being a minister means being a servant. It is not a reference to an ordained man who has been given spiritual power and authority. Dividing the church up into ministers and members creates a separation that neither YHVH nor Jesus Christ ever intended.


Tradition or Doctrine  

AUTHOR: Les KingSTUDY DATE: 2024-03-09

  MP3 VIDEO YouTube

Mar 7:7-8 says "This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things you do. And he said unto them, Full well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your own tradition." Verse 7 of this passage come from Isa 29:13. We can understand this to be speaking of the Jewish traditional laws prophesied by Isaiah that we would understand today as being from the Mishna and Talmud. But how about how Christianity has developed over the years splitting into many denominations and sects. Many have their doctrines codified in papers and booklets that explain how they arrived to these understanding. How much of these writings and understandings can be classified as traditions of men, teaching them as doctrine? Just what is the difference between a tradition and a doctrine? It seems as though every "church" believes their doctrines to be truth and all the other churches have false doctrines and traditions. In this study we are going to attempt to shed some light on this subject.


Who Has Authority in the Church of God Today?  

AUTHOR: Mark MickelsonSTUDY DATE: 2024-03-02

  MP3 VIDEO YouTube

The Church of God and The Body of Christ are in some ways the same, and in some ways different. Understanding that helps us to understand where godly authority exists and where it does not. The organizational structure of the churches of God has been based primarily on lordship and dominion, an approach that is condemned in scripture and which brings a curse on those who submit themselves to it. True godly authority is given as spiritual gifts rather than by physical ordination and submission to men.


Worship, the Biblical Record  

AUTHOR: Terry SwagertySTUDY DATE: 2024-02-24

  MP3 VIDEO YouTube

This message was prompted by the ongoing controversy surrounding the place of Jesus in worship. Also, is worship only a "church" thing, or is there more to it? A closer look.


When is Ordained Not an Ordination? - Part 2   ⇦ PREV

AUTHOR: Mark MickelsonSTUDY DATE: 2024-02-17

  MP3 VIDEO YouTube

YHVH (OT) and Jesus Christ (NT) chose individuals to be servants and gave them responsibility and authority and made their choices to be known. Other individuals took responsibility and authority to themselves, and proclaimed themselves, but were never chosen at all. The members of the Church of God, the Body of Christ, have been chosen to be servants and those who exercise lordship and dominion are choosing for themselves.


What's Your Evidence?  

AUTHOR: Michael NelteSTUDY DATE: 2024-02-10

  MP3 VIDEO YouTube

What does the Bible say about evidence? Ex 20:16 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. This is a prohibition against presenting false evidence. Sometimes bearing false witness is equated with lying. While there is some relation, lying and bearing false witness are not the same thing. Is there a requirement for us to present true evidence? If so, when and what evidence are we required to present? In this study we will examine what bearing false witness is, as well as what bearing true witness is, and we'll look at a few examples which will hopefully make this clear. Is your evidence true and faithful or is it false? What evidence does your life present in words and actions?


When is Ordained Not an Ordination? - Part 1   NEXT ⇨

AUTHOR: Mark MickelsonSTUDY DATE: 2024-02-03

  MP3 VIDEO YouTube

The words ordain/ordained/ordination are used four times in the NKJ translation of the New Testament and none of them have anything to do with bestowing rank or offices on the members of the Church. In fact, in the NKJ, the term "ordination" is never used at all. What "ordained" is used for though is to describe the choice God made for the judgement of the world. Different translations often use different words, but the answer lies in the continuity of the record of scripture rather than in this word or that.


The Anointing of Jesus  

AUTHOR: Mark MickelsonSTUDY DATE: 2024-01-27

  MP3 VIDEO YouTube

The statements in the gospels that Jesus was the Anointed One, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham, were dramatic in that time but the statement that He was the Son of God was even more so. Each reference was based on prophesies that were fulfilled but the Jews weren't looking for a suffering Servant. They were looking for a conquering King. Still, in the flesh, Jesus had an anointing and we do as well. These things are important for us to consider.


Called to be Servants  

AUTHOR: Mark MickelsonSTUDY DATE: 2024-01-20

  MP3 VIDEO YouTube

A life worth living might be portrayed by the items listed on an impressive resume. Important skills and accomplishments. Successful endeavors and relationships. But that is not how YHVH portrays what He wants us to be. He wants us to be His servants, and by doing so, to live a life of service to each other as well. When we consider our lives according to YHVH's will, being servants is more important than having servants.


Are You Good or Are You good? Part 2: Kalos  

AUTHOR: Michael NelteSTUDY DATE: 2024-01-13

  MP3 VIDEO YouTube

Many different Greek words are translated as good in the New Testament. In Part 1, we looked at the Greek word Agathos, and looked at how this is used in the New Testament. Today, I plan to go over the Greek word Kalos, which is the word most translated as good, and compare this to places where Agathos is translated as good. We'll be looking at the phrases good tree, good fruit, good seed, good soil and good works. James 4:17 Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.


The Mystery of the Gospel Revealed  

AUTHOR: Terry SwagertySTUDY DATE: 2024-01-06

  MP3 VIDEO YouTube

Jesus spoke of the "mystery of the Kingdom of God." Paul to the Ephesians noted the "mystery of His will" and "the mystery of Christ" and the "fellowship of the mystery." That was roughly 2,000 years ago. Yet the gospel was to go to Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth. Surely the Good News must be understandable and not shrouded in mystery if it is to bring many sons to glory. Let's take a closer look.


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Inspiration

Matthew 11:28-30 NLT

Then Jesus said, "come unto me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light."

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