Talmid Ministries: Seminars

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The book of Revelation
The book of Revelation is nót difficult! It is indeed a ‘revelation’, a ‘proclamation’ of Gods plans regarding the closure of history that we are acquainted with it in the present time. Although the book is sometimes called the ‘manual of martyrdom’, it also contains a lot of hope for faithful disciples of Jesus. “He is coming back!”

How Hebrew is Christianity
Peter, John and Paul are well known to us, but who are Kefa, Yochanan and Sha’ul? The bible is a Hebrew book, the biggest part is originally written by Hebrew people, for the Hebrews and within the context of the Hebrew culture. Christianity today is strongly influenced by the Greek way of thinking and the culture of the Roman Empire. We have gone astray from our Hebrew roots! That’s why a lot of parts in the bible have become unclear or even totally incomprehensible to us. Going back to the Hebrew way of thinking, a lot of verses suddenly get a whole new meaning and the bible will reveal some of it’s ‘secrets’.

The Christian Initiation
When is a baby totally ‘born’? Not before the delivery is properly fulfilled.
When is a Christian totally ‘born-again’? The answer to this question is –off course- the same as the answer to the first question. But what does it mean exactly? What does the bible say about being ‘born-again’? We have to go step by step through the process of the ‘birth in Gods Kingdom’ to give the new baby-christian all chances to grow towards being a healthy, grown-up disciple of Jesus.

Genesis: the first three chapters examined differently
The devil hates the book of Genesis, particularly the first three chapters. They tell us how evil came into this world and they reveal it’s strategy to lead us into temptation. That’s why he works so hard to make us believe that the story of the Creation is nothing more than a ‘myth’. But these first three chapters of Genesis really teach us the true relation between God and men and how it should be.

The Biblical Celebrations: how biblical are the Christian celebrations
Eastern and Christmas are the most important days in the Christian year, but how biblical are these celebrations really? In the bible we see that God set out a number of celebrations. Jesus kept these celebrations conscientiously and the first churches didn’t know any other celebrations than those that God had set out. What happened to these high days in our Christian culture? How have heathen celebrations entered Christianity and how have they transformed, deformed or changed Gods celebrations? What does Easter have to do with Pesach and Pentecost with Shavuot? How was Chanukah replaced by Christmas and Purim was deformed into Carnival? The church of Jesus must realise how many heathen influences they have allowed in her celebrations and in what danger she thereby is. It is time to return to the Biblical celebrations as God has set out.