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Messages with tag - Masoretic text

Acts (2010)
Tue, May 14, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Acts 15:14-21 & Amos 9
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 28 secs
How did the early church use the Old Testament to settle disputes about the Gentiles' role in the body of Christ? James in Acts 15 goes to the book of Amos and under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit uses a "fuller sense" of the text to apply to the Church Age. Listen to this lesson to learn how Christ now being seated at the right hand of God instead of on David's throne means the church does not replace God's promises to Israel. Find out how the Masoretes translated the scriptures in the early centuries to leave out any references to the Messiah.
Romans (2010)
Thu, Oct 31, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 11:1-11
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 34 secs
Just because you're a powerful warrior for God one day doesn't mean you can't become a whining, sniveling, namby-pamby coward the next. Listen to this lesson to find out how God came to the rescue of this prophet of Israel and interrupted his pity party. Follow Paul's argument for why the Jews should trust that God will keep all His promises to them in spite of their rejections of Him. Gain courage in your own life with the assurance that God is just as faithful to us and see how we can't second guess the methods God uses to fulfill His Word.
Matthew (2013)
Sun, Oct 09, 2016
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 22:41-46 & Psalm 110:1
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 49 mins 17 secs
Are you sweating the small stuff these days? Worrying about job security or what’s happening to our country? Listen to this lesson to learn that God has a plan for the human race that was foretold many years ago. His plan included sending a Savior, the Messiah, Jesus Christ, who was prophesied about in the Old Testament. Hear one such prophecy in Psalm 110. See that verse 4 is the centerpiece of the Psalm and that that in verse 1 there is a different Hebrew word used for the first “Lord” and the second. Rest in the knowledge that God is sovereign and everything is under His control.
Tue, Dec 01, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: Deuteronomy 32:8-9 & Daniel 10:13-21
Series: Angelic Rebellion (2020)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 46 secs
Get ready for an astonishing glimpse of the invisible world that explains so much of history. Listen to this lesson to learn that God divided the human race into nations and assigned angels to them to influence the rulers. See that God was judging evil by assigning the fallen angels to some nations. Hear about an event in Daniel’s life when a demon called the Prince of the kingdom of Persia delayed an answer to one of Daniel’s prayers. Realize that as believers we are not to attempt to engage Satan or demons in battle, but to stand firm as we grow to spiritual maturity.
Has God Spoken? (2021)
Thu, Jan 06, 2022
by Robert Dean
Series: Has God Spoken? (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 14 mins 3 secs
How can we be sure the Bible was transmitted down through the years in an accurate manner? Listen to this lesson to hear the exciting story of how God protected His Word so we have His message today. Learn about the highly skilled system of textual criticism which compares the various copies with the goal of getting as close to the original as possible. Learn about primary and secondary sources and the scribes who meticulously made copies using many ways to assure their accuracies. Marvel at the few differences that the finding of the Dead Sea Scrolls revealed between them and the ancient texts, including the Masoretic Text. Be encouraged and read the Bible with confidence in its message.
Has God Spoken? (2021)
Thu, Jan 13, 2022
by Robert Dean
Series: Has God Spoken? (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 44 secs
Are the differences found in the various manuscripts of the Old Testament significant and do they impact doctrine or theology? Listen to this lesson to learn that the differences are minor and frequently only involve spelling. Learn that the Masoretic Texts may have been manipulated by the scribes to remove any traces pertaining to Jesus, making it a less accurate source. Hear about the various texts and the precautions taken to ensure accuracy when they were being copied. Begin to transition to the role archeology has played in our having confidence in the accuracy of the Old Testament.