Last update: Monday, Apr 15, 2019


Last update: Monday, Apr 15, 2019

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Bread of Immortality

( 1 MP3 track, 32 minutes / 30.0 MB )

Pillars, Allies, CompanionsApril 14, 2019

What does leaven symbolize in the Bible? Sin and arrogance are typical answers. Before Passover, we remove leaven from our homes to symbolize removing sin from our lives. But is sin the only thing symbolized by leaven throughout the Scriptures? In The Bread of Immortality, First Fruits of Zion Director of Education, D. Thomas Lancaster, investigates the use of leaven in the Torah and throughout our Master Yeshua’s and the apostles’ teachings. After making the important distinction between chametz and leaven, Lancaster explores the meanings of the “leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees,” and why it matters that “a little leaven leavens the whole lump.”

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The Crucifixion, Passover, and Easter

( 3 MP3 tracks / 124 minutes / 103.3 MB )

PillarsMarch 31, 2019

“For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. ” — Matthew 12:40

Reconciling John, the Synoptics, and the Jewish Calendar. If Jesus died on Friday and rose on a Sunday, how do you get three days and three nights “in the heart of the earth”? Should Good Friday really be Good Thursday? And if Jesus conducted a Passover Seder with his disciples the night before he died, how do you end up with him being crucified on Passover—the day before the Seder? Were there two seder nights?

Drawing on the insights of Messianic pioneer Rabbi Yechiel Lichtenstein (Even Tzohar), D. Thomas Lancaster sets out to resolve the difficulties and reconcile the discrepancies between John’s passion narrative and the Synoptic Gospels.


Haman's Gallows

( 1 MP3 track, 44 minutes / 32.1 MB )

Pillars, Allies, CompanionsMarch 19, 2019

PURIM AND PASSOVER: A CONCEALED ALLUSION: In the days of Queen Esther, God accomplished a great deliverance and salvation for the Jewish people. These miraculous events are celebrated every year on the fourteenth of the Hebrew month of Adar, as a holiday known as Purim. It is called Purim because Haman cast lots to determine the timetable to carry out his plan of genocide. But do you know when Esther took it upon herself to plead with the king on behalf of her people? In this lecture, FFOZ Education Director, D. Thomas Lancaster narrates through the events of the book of Esther, providing profound insight often overlooked including a stark connection to the death and resurrection of our Messiah Yeshua.

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