In-depth Studies

In depth Bible studies are available from the links below.  You can download the entire file, save them to your computer or view them online.  All files are in a PDF format.

Pentecost – The Feast of Leavened Bread
The background, Torah instructions and significance of first fruits are examined in this study.  Pentecost, also known as “The Feast of Weeks” or “Shavuot”, has a rich Biblical history.  It is generally accepted that the 10 commandments at Mount Sinai were given on this historic Holy Day.  In 30 CE, YHWH’s Spirit was universally provided to Jew, Israelite and gentile on this important memorial.  From this date forward, all who profess the name of Yahushua Messiah and His resurrection are now accepted into the New Contract assembly of believers.

One unique characteristic of Pentecost was the leavened bread offering commanded in the Torah (Lev 23:17).  Why was leaven bread specified?  Doesn’t leaven always represent sin or is there a much more profound purpose for this Old Contract offering specification?

Give us this day our daily bread. (Matt 6:11)

Count To Pentecost In 2015
The 50 day count to Pentecost generates an annual controversy in order to determine the date of this important Holy Day.  In any given year, there are minimally 4 or 5 different dates that are proclaimed to be Pentecost, depending on the counting methodology.

In 2015, Passover Abib 14 falls on Saturday, April 4 as confirmed by the first visible new moon crescent in Jerusalem on the evening of  March 21.  As a result, the Wave Sheaf offering, which initiates the count to Pentecost, could be as early as Sunday, April 5 (the First Day of Unleavened Bread) or as late as Sunday April 12 (the Sunday after the Last Day of Unleavened Bread).  The resultant count to Pentecost can be calculated to be either Sunday May 24 or Sunday May 31.  Which day is correct?

Passover Timeline
This study is presented in a timeline journal format and includes Abraham’s original covenant with YHWH, the Passover prior to the Exodus, Joshua’s 1st Passover in the Promised Land
and Yahushua’s Passover, crucifixion and resurrection.  The events are detailed chronologically with scriptural references.

The Most Important Date In History
The scriptures say in Acts 4:12, there is salvation in no other name.  If you believe this statement you understand that you are saved only by grace through faith (Eph 2:8) with the one time sacrifice of
Yahushua Messiah (Heb 9:11-15).  When did His sacrificial offering actually happen?  There is much controversy on the year and the day of the week the most important event in history took place.  When was Yahushua born?  What day of the week was Yahushua crucified?  What year did His death and resurrection actually happen?  Was the Calculated Hebrew Calendar in affect to determine the Passover?  This study will examine these questions, explore the secular and scriptural records and provide the answers of life that we are all seeking.

The Fall Holy Days Bible Study
This study examines the historical background, purpose and scriptural instructions for each of the fall holy days, including the Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, the Feast of Tabernacles and the 8th Day of the Feast of Tabernacles (AKA Last Great Day).  This study provides a detailed scriptural based  exploration of the fall holy days. The fall holy days preview a portrait of the return of Yahushua Messiah, the resurrection of the saints and the 1000 year millennium of peace.

430 Years – Abraham to the Exodus
Exodus 12:40 states the children of Israel were sojourners for 430 years and at the end of this time frame, to the exact day, they left the land of Egypt.  Is this the same period of time as the 400 years mentioned in Genesis 15:13?  This study details the events from the beginning through the end of the 430 year covenant promise timeline and shows how the 400 years are reconciled within it.

The Immortal Soul – Dead or Alive?
Many believe the body is the flesh and blood container that houses the non-material soul.  At death, does the soul live on forever?  Did the thief who was crucified with Yahushua (Luke 23:41-43) go immediately to heaven as many believe?  Are the two Lazarus accounts related?  You will be surprised to find out who is related to Lazarus.  This study examines these questions and explores the history of the immortal soul doctrine.

Declaring the New Moon – Does The Law Go Forth From Jerusalem Today?
The question of where to properly declare the new moon is examined.  Some believe the new month is declared from any location on the Earth.  Some believe the new moon can be declared only from Jerusalem.   This study paper analyzes this subject and examines the astronomy involved with the new moon declaration.

The 7 Assemblies in Revelation History and Prophecy
In the book of Revelation, John is given a vision of the attributes of the seven assemblies in Asia Minor.  These assemblies displayed a wide variety of assets and liabilities which are all compared in this study.   This study summarizes the historical characteristics of each assembly with the contrast of Yahushua’s exhortation and  promises as a result of overcoming.

Sabbatical and Jubilee Analysis Pt 1
Part 1 of this two part study addresses how to count the Sabbatical and Jubilee cycle.  Is the cycle a 49 or 50 year count?  Is the Jubilee year stacked on the 49th year of the current cycle or is it alternatively stacked on the first year of the following cycle?  Is the 50th year Jubilee concurrent with year one of the next 49 year cycle?  Or is the Jubilee the 50th year, separate and distinct from the 49 year Sabbatical cycle?  This study will address these questions and resolve the confusion of this debate.

Sabbatical and Jubilee Analysis Pt 2
Part 2 of this two part study searches the Biblical record to find the actual Sabbatical and Jubilee years as observed by the tribes of Israel in the Promised Land.  This study shows how Yahushua Messiah reconciled the corrupted 49 year Sabbatical cycle in 27 CE and declared the Jubilee year.  Additionally, a detailed accounting of Nebuchadnezzar’s sieges on Jerusalem provides the background for an amazing vision by Ezekiel on a Jubilee year.

Yahushua’s Last 4 Days Before His Last Passover
A detailed analysis of the last 4 days of Yahushua’s life.  Where He went, what He did and what He said.  The countdown to the final Passover of the true Messiah is revealed in the 4 gospel accounts.  The timeline of Yahushua’s travels from Bethany to the Jordan to Jerusalem is examined in this detailed study guide.

History of Christmas
Today, “Jesus” birthday is celebrated by many around the world.  Most assume this holiday celebration is somewhere found in the Bible.  But is it really?  When was Christmas first observed?  This study examines the history, origin  and background of this most important “Christian” tradition.  If you have ever wondered about the origin of this holiday, this study will answer some of the questions.

 

You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free – John 8:32