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Derek Leman provided a wonderful beginning to Holy Week by guiding 150 of us through the Seder Meal. Not only was it informative, it was entertaining and inspirational. Ours folks continue to thank us for offering this experience.
Dr. Timothy Walker, First United Methodist Church, Midland, Texas.
I've heard Derek several times and on each occasion I come away with a renewed appreciation for the eternal plan of a sovereign God. The cultural perspective Derek adds for our (all-gentile) congregation gives a much needed appreciation of the vast riches that is our Christian heritage and inheritance. Our people can't wait to have him back.
Darrel Rewis, Lead Pastor, Corner-Stone Church, Jefferson, Georgia.
Derek and his teaching were both a blessing to our people. I enthusiastically recommend him to any congregation looking for a deeper insight into the Jewish roots of the Christian faith. We will invite him back annually.
Phil Rikard, Tapestry Community Church, Roswell, Georgia.
Thank you again for ministering to us on Sunday. I have received wonderful feedback from my people. God certainly spoke through you in Sunday School and in worship. . . . I would love to fellowship with you again. If I can be of service to help connect you with other pastors I will be glad to help.
Durwin Kicker, First Baptist Church, Marshfield, Missouri.
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ABOUT DEREK LEMAN
Derek Leman is from Atlanta, Georgia, where he is the Rabbi at Tikvat David Messianic Synagogue. Derek writes and speaks about the life of Yeshua (Jesus), the world to come, the Biblical feasts, the intersection of Judaism and Christianity, and the Presence of God. Derek has an M.T.S. from Emory University in Hebrew Bible, has studied rabbinics at Messianic Jewish Theological Institute, and is the author of ten books. He and his wife Linda have a large family with eight children. Derek's books include Yeshua Our Atonement, Yeshua in Context, The World to Come, and Feast.
YESHUA OUR PASSOVER
Go back 2,000 years to the Last Supper of Yeshua (Jesus) and the disciples. Experience a traditional Jewish Passover Seder (say-der). See the death, burial, and resurrection of Yeshua symbolized in the elements of Passover. Discover the ancient roots of the Lord’s Supper service. Make the connection between the faith of the Jewish people in the era of the Old Testament and modern faith in Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah.
YESHUA'S INNER CIRCLE
Thousands gathered on the green hills of Galilee, but some heard only vague parables. What made some the inner circle and what was Yeshua's (Jesus') message to them in the Sower Parable? Rabbi Leman explains the way Jewish parables were told, relating to well-known scriptures and finding deeper meanings. The same vision and calling from Galilee in the first century works in our present time for those who would be in the inner circle of Yeshua.
The Beatitudes are the essence of Yeshua's (Jesus') teaching about the kingdom, future and present. Each beatitude is five things at once. Grasp the vision of Messiah for disciples then and now as Rabbi Leman brings Jewish context to these words of our Messiah.
Some believed in a half-existence in the underworld after death. Some believed in a non-material, eternal soul. Only Israel knew about resurrection. Yet it was not expected to happen first to just one man. See how the resurrection of Yeshua (Jesus) is a Jewish story that took Jewish faith to its next chapter in the realization of a Divine Messiah.
THE FEASTS OF ISRAEL
Passover. Unleavened Bread. First Fruits. Weeks. Rosh HaShanah. Yom Kippur. Tabernacles. Rabbi Leman gives an overview of Israel's ancient calendar, its themes, and its connections to Messiah and the world to come. Grasp how God built the patterns of redemption into Israel's pilgrimages, festivals, Day of Atonement, and a week of dwelling near God's Presence in temporary dwellings. Re-imagine the way congregations today could incorporate these traditions into a meaningful worship calendar.
THE WORLD TO COME
Grasping the difference between the immediate afterlife (life after death) and the ultimate afterlife (life after life after death) is the beginning of understanding. Realizing that the new earth exists now in the heavens is another step. Knowing that everything good in this world will be in the final age with none of the bad is a further realization. With the eyes of faith we should see in the sublime all around us what will be in the new earth. Rabbi Leman explains how desire is a clue and how the prophets, Yeshua (Jesus), and apostles show us the coming life in all its glory.
FIVE PICTURES OF ATONEMENT
The Bible uses five metaphors for atonement and understanding them expands our faith and hope. Using an imaginative parable for each of these pictures of atonement, Rabbi Leman illuminates the greatness of final atonement.
THE TOTAL WORK OF MESSIAH
Atonement is the all-encompassing, cosmos-healing reconciling of all things in Yeshua (Jesus). The cross is one of many parts of Messiah's work of identifying with us, all the way down to death, to make us what he is, and to unite all things in the universe in himself. Many of the doubts people have about salvation, faith, and Yeshua (Jesus) are due to incomplete explanations about what he has done. Rabbi Leman makes atonement indelible in all its vastness.
IMPURITY PURIFIED, DEFILEMENT ATONED
The meaning of purity and impurity, cleanness and uncleanness, is not obvious to the modern reader of the Bible. Grasping the theology of Leviticus helps Bible readers see the connection between these strange laws from ancient Israel and the atonement Yeshua (Jesus) made for us in his life, death, resurrection, and ascension, as well as his coming return.
THE DIVINE GLORY AND PRIESTLY MYSTERIES
God is "the one enthroned above the cherubim" on the Ark. The Shechinah was with Israel in the Pillar and above the Ark and in other theophanies as well. Rabbi Leman explains background to the atonement made for us by Messiah, in its beginnings in ancient Israel.
A NEW LOOK AT THE OLD TESTAMENT
Think the Old Testament (I prefer to call it the Hebrew Bible) is boring? Think again. It is impossible to understand the New Testament in context without knowing where Jesus’ teaching came from, what “kingdom” was all about, and why the covenant promises mattered then and now. This is a 40-minute introduction to the Abrahamic promises, the law for Israel at Sinai, the Temple and sacrifices, and how the Messiah concept and the world to come concept led into the very things Yeshua (Jesus) did and said.
YESHUA IN CONTEXT SEMINAR
"Jewish Beatitudes," "Yeshua's Inner Circle," “Healings and Exorcisms,” and “Born from Above.” Rabbi Leman explains in four sessions the Jewish life and message of Yeshua (Jesus).
JEWISH GOSPELS SEMINAR
How can a modern reader do an adequate job of studying Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John? What are the principles for studying the life and teaching of Yeshua? How does a person with limited time best go about becoming immersed in the richness of Yeshua’s words, applying them and continually bringing them to mind as a modern day disciple. This is a practical workshop, more about method than theology.
EYEWITNESSES IN THE GOSPELS
Many have been told that the Yeshua of history is unknowable, that the gospels are very late and unconnected to the actual life of the person Yeshua. The fact that scholarship in many cases has gone in this direction is widely known due to television documentaries, popular articles and books, and information disseminated on the internet. Few understand that the gospels, like Greco-Roman biographies, are filled with references to the very eyewitnesses upon whom they are based. The work of Martin Hengel and Richard Bauckham is explained in four sessions: “Eyewitnesses and Named Characters,” “Special Eyewitnesses and What We Know about Them,” “Peter in Mark,” and “The Beloved Disciple.” The truth is, the gospels are based on the living, surviving voices of those who encountered Yeshua personally.
"Five Pictures of Atonement," "The Total Work of Messiah," Impurity Purified, Defilement Atoned," and "The Divine Glory and Priestly Mysteries." Rabbi Leman brings together in four sessions the work of Messiah unfloding from Leviticus to the world to come.
FROM SCROLLS TO SCRIPTURE
We know the Bible did not simply "appear" on modern bookstore shelves. But where did it come from? Masoretic texts. Dead Sea Scrolls. Septuagint. Vulgate. Syriac versions. Sinaiticus. Vaticanus. Papyrus fragments. Majority text. Textus receptus. Hebrew. Aramaic. Greek. All is explained simply and placed in context. 4 one-hour sessions.
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