Matthew 23 is a complex warning from the mouth of our Messiah. The Pharisees sat on the seat of Moses, teaching Torah and a lot more. Yet, Yeshua said “do not do what they do!” In this Coffee Break, Yosef and Aliyah unpack this warning and it’s implications for our present day.
Congregations and leaders within faith communities have used two simple verses in 1 Corinthians 14, to preach a doctrine that women are to be “seen and not heard,” within congregations, bible studies, seminary halls and within areas of teaching influence. Two verses out of context from the letter of Corinthians and out of context of the greater teachings found in the New Testament.
In this teaching Yosef expounds on Deut 30-19-20 and explains the importance of loving YHWH and loving others. The love of many is growing cold. Now is the time for the body to be the reflection of the ultimate source of love.