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Teaching Resources

The following resources are available from haOr l’Olam Ministries for a donation to the ministry. Each audio CD marked “teaching” consists of at least one hour (unless otherwise indicated) of teaching taped while on tour. Each audio CD marked “sermon” is a message preached on the topic in a worship setting of shorter duration. Each CD is available for a requested donation of $5.00 (U.S.) plus $2.00 for shipping (within the United States). Conference CD’s or cassette tapes are available as a unit, and requested donation for each unit is listed with the description. A video of the complete Passover Seder is available in either DVD or VHS format for a suggested donation of $15.00 (U.S.) for the DVD or $5.00 (U.S.) for the VHS tape (while supplies last), plus $3.00 for shipping and handling within the United States.

Tape Summaries

Video Recording – Both DVD and VHS Formats

“The Believer’s Passover Seder” – This presentation of the celebration of the Passover presents “Jesus in the Passover” in a detailed teaching format. The Seder includes elements such as the setting of the Last Supper, all the elements of the Seder plate, the various rituals of the Seder, and a description of the Jewish wedding ceremony of the Second Temple Period. It is a complete presentation of the Seder as performed around the nation by John Phelps and haOr l’Olam Ministries. This presentation was taped by Teaching Tapes Technology at the Church at Brookhills near Birmingham, Alabama, in March of 2002.

Single Audio Teaching CD’s
(cassette tapes available if requested)

“Discipleship” – This teaching deals with the true nature of discipleship and Jesus’ expectations of His disciples then and now.

“What’s In a Name” – This teaching deals with the Jewish understanding of names and explores the concepts of being baptized in the name of Jesus, praying in the name of Jesus, and ministering in the name of Jesus, putting those understandings into a Jewish context.

“Seeking Holiness” – This teaching presents the biblical concept of holiness and how it applies to our lives. It includes Jesus’ teaching on the wheat and tares.

“The Messianic Identity” – This teaching looks at how Jesus understood Himself and His role as seen in the call of Nathanael, the story of 12-year-old Jesus in the temple, Jesus at the Nazareth synagogue, and other similar stories.

“The Prophetic Community” – This teaching focuses on one of the foundations of the Pentecost experience and how that foundation shaped the early believers’ understanding of the church.

“Understanding Covenant” – This teaching deals with the nature and implications of God’s covenant with Abraham and presents the concept of “Divine Kinsman.”

“Who Killed Jesus” – This teaching deals with the history of persecution of the Jews based on a misinterpretation of the story of the arrest and sentencing of Jesus. It explores and reveals the historical facts to set the record straight.

“The Only Way to God” – This powerful sermon intertwines the N.T. meaning of “disciple” and Jesus’ understanding of Himself as the only way to the Father using the story of the call of Nathanael found in John 1. (Some of the teaching in this tape is a duplication of the some of material covered in the teaching tape: “The Messianic Identity.” However, this tape is a good ministry tape for someone who is struggling with the truth of Christianity in light of other religions.)

“Day of Atonement” – This teaching sermon deals with the historical rituals of Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement, and presents its parallels to Jesus as High Priest, Scapegoat, and Sacrifice.

Conference Audio CD’s and Cassette Tapes

“Called and Commissioned” – This three-tape series was presented at a Ministers’ Retreat in Kentucky in 2003. The first tape deals with Jesus’ teachings on loving God, based on the Great Commandment. The second and third tapes are an in-depth study of the events and the early church’s understanding of the events at Pentecost. (Requested donation for this series is $16.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

“Exploring the Jewish Foundations of the New Testament” – This three-tape series was presented at a Ministers’ Retreat in Kentucky in 2001. It goes into great detail on the Hebrew roots of the Christian faith. The first tape deals with Jesus’ self-image, the second with Hebrew idioms and expressions, and the third with the relations between Jesus and the Pharisees. (Requested donation for this series is $16.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

“The Feasts of Israel” – This four-tape series presents the seven God-ordained festivals of the Hebrew calendar, discusses the commanded and the traditional celebrations involved in each feast, provides a spiritual interpretation of the fulfillment of each feast, and speculates on God’s redemptive plan as suggested by the feasts and the marriage ceremony of the Second Temple period. (Requested donation for this series is $20.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

“The Gospel of Jesus” – This three-tape series was presented at a Conference in Mississippi in 2003. The first tape deals with Jesus’ understanding of salvation. The second explores His teachings on the Kingdom of Heaven and how that teaching captures the essence of the Gospel message. The third tape, entitled “Breaking Free”, covers the teaching found in Matthew 11 relating to John the Baptist and how that passage has been misunderstood. (Requested donation for this series is $16.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

Sermon Series in MP3 Format

Suggested donation of $20.00 plus 5.00 shipping (unless noted)

“1996 – 1997 Sermon Series” – Freedom from Fear, Salvation, True Worship, Numbers 13, God is Able, 34 total Sermons.

“1998 – Sermon Series” – Back to Basics, Living in Relationship, Fuit of the Spirit, Vision for the Church, Advent 40 total Sermons.

“1999 – Sermon Series” – Faith, Philippians 4, Chief purpose of Man, The Old Man, Sin, Building on the Rock, Jewish foundations,
Holiness, 40 total Sermons.

“2000 – Sermon Series” – Acts, Covenant, Kingdom Principle, Easier Said than Done, 31 total Sermons.

“2001 – Sermon Series” – The Lords Prayer, Lessons from Jericho, Living Love, Elijah, Names of Jesus, Kingdom of God, Ephesians
3:20, 33 total Sermons.

“2002 – Sermon Series” – Gaining Victory, Wilderness Series, Being Christian, Feasts, When God Rules, Words of Christmas,
39 total Sermons.

“2003 Sermon Series” – Mathew 11, Proverbs 3, Children of God, Equipped for the Task, Advent, 36 total Sermons.

“2004 Sermon Series” – Keeping Covenant, 10 total Sermons. Suggested donation of 10.00 plus 3.00 shipping

“2005 Sermon Series” – Purity before God, And Who is this God, And Who is this Jesus, Being Transformed, 31 total Sermons.

“2006 Sermon Series” – Saints of the Lord, Teaching from the Parables, Keys to Victorious Living, Pilgrim Feast, God’s Christmas Gift,
46 total Sermons. Suggested donation 25.00 plus 5.00 shipping

“2007 Sermon Series” – Accessing our Lives, Foundational Love, The Peace of God, Our Father, Walking in Freedom, Surviving Crisis,
High Holy Days, Advent, 45 total Sermons. Suggested donation 25.00 plus 5.00 shipping

“2008 Sermon Series” – Personal Relationship, So Much Love, 15 total Sermons. Suggested donation of 10.00 plus 3.00 shipping

Sermon Series on CD’s or Cassette Tapes

“Back to Basics” – This twelve part sermon series includes the following topics: “Understanding Salvation”, “Why does God save us?”, “Changed nature”, “Living the new nature”, “Growing in the new nature”, “True witnessing”, “Loving obedience”, “Accepting diversity”, “Ministry in the body”, “The head of the body”, “Spiritual warfare”, & “Prepared for battle.” (Requested donation for this series is $25.00 plus $5.00 for shipping.)

“Living in Relationship” – This eight part sermon series includes the following topics: “Created for relationship”, “Sin and relationship”, “God desires relationship”, “Freedom in relationship”, “Relating to God”, “Communication”, “Relating to others”, “The price of relationship”. (Requested donation for this series is $20.00 plus $4.00 for shipping.)

“Fruit of the Spirit ” – This seven part sermon series includes the following topics: “Shalom”, “Joy”, “The domino effect”, “Patience”, “Kindness”, “Goodness”, “Faithfulness.” (Requested donation for this series is $20.00 plus $4.00 for shipping.)

“Vision for the Church ” – This seven part sermon series includes the following topics: “Whose vision do we follow?”, “The message of the gospel”, “The cost of discipleship”, “Personal value”, “General purpose”, “Covenant people”, “Establishing community.” (Requested donation for this series is $20.00 plus $4.00 for shipping.)

“Faith ” – This five part sermon series includes the following topics: “Personal faith”, “Living faith”, “Faith to stand”, “Faith not fear”, “Power of faith”, taped in Jan. & Feb. of 1999. (Requested donation for this series is $15.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

“Philippians Chapter 4 ” – This five part sermon series includes the following topics: “Of one mind”, “Source of joy”, “Handling anxiety”, “What’s on your mind”, “Learning to be content”. (Requested donation for this series is $15.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

“Chief Purpose of Man” – This four part sermon series includes the following topics: “Praising God”, “Reflecting His image”, “What is His image?”, Enjoying God”. (Requested donation for this series is $10.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

“The Old Man” – This three part sermon series includes the following topics: “The old man”, “The old versus the new”, “Living sacrifice”, “Enjoying God”. (Requested donation for this series is $10.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

“Sin” – This two part sermon series includes the following topics: “The nature of sin”, “Dealing with sin”. (Requested donation for this series is $5.00 plus $2.00 for shipping.)

“Building on the Rock” – This five part sermon series, Aug. – Sept. ’99, includes the following topics: “Foundation”, “Rock of our salvation”, “Abraham our rock”, “Jesus as the rock”, “Building on the rock”. (Requested donation for this series is $15.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

“Holiness” – This three part sermon series, Oct. – Nov. ’99, includes the following topics: “Being holy”, “What God hates”, “What God desires”. (Requested donation for this series is $10.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

“Acts” – This twelve part sermon series, Jan. – March 2000, includes the following topics: “God’s plan”, “Power to witness”, “Head in the clouds”, “Prayer and unity”, “Depending on God”, “The Parallel”, “In one accord”, “Doing the unusual”, “Salvation and the gift”, “The miracle of Pentecost”, “Ready for responsibility”, & “The right thing the wrong way”. (Requested donation for this series is $25.00 plus $5.00 for shipping.)

“Covenant” – This two part sermon series, June ‘00, includes the following topics: “The importance of covenant”, “Our covenant responsibility”. (Requested donation for this series is $5.00 plus $2.00 for shipping.)

“Easier Said Than Done” – This six part sermon series, Aug. – Sept. ’00, includes the following topics: “Obeying God”, “Trusting God”, “Loving your neighbor”, “Seeking to be holy”, “Witnessing about our faith”, “Spending time with God”. (Requested donation for this series is $15.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

“The LORD’s Prayer” – This six part sermon series, Jan. – Feb. ‘01, includes the following topics: “Our Father”, “The glorified name”, “The kingdom”, “Daily bread”, “Forgive us our debts”, “Deliver us from evil”. (Requested donation for this series is $15.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

“Lessons from Jericho” – This three part sermon series taped March ‘01, deals with the fundamental principles of life. (Requested donation for this series is $10.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

“Living love” – This three part sermon series, May ‘01, includes the following topics: “Real love”, “Community”, “Sin”. (Requested donation for this series is $10.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

“Elijah” – This three part sermon series, August ‘01, includes the following topics: “Choosing sides”, “Mountains and valleys”, “High price of faithfulness”. (Requested donation for this series is $10.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

“Names of Jesus” – This four part sermon series, Aug. – Sept. ‘01, includes the following topics: “What’s in a name”, “Baptize in the name”, “Pray in the name”, “Go in the name”. (Requested donation for this series is $10.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

“Kingdom of God” – This four part sermon series, October ‘01, includes the following topics: “Who belongs to whom?”, “Living in fellowship”, “Living in Harmony”, “Living under authority”. (Requested donation for this series is $10.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

“Ephesians 3:20, 21” –– This four part sermon series, November ‘01, includes the following topics: “God is able”, “Exceedingly abundantly above”, “Above our imagination”, “His power in us”. (Requested donation for this series is $10.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

“Gaining the Victory ,Eph. 6” – This eight part sermon series on spiritual warfare, Jan – March ‘02, includes the following topics: “The real battle”, “The enemy’s plan”, “The enemy’s weapons”, “The armor of God, part 1”, “The armor of God, part 2”, “Dealing with temptation”, “Dealing with assault”, “Surviving or overcoming?”. (Requested donation for this series is $20.00 plus $4.00 for shipping.)

“The Wilderness” – This two part sermon series, April ‘02, includes the following topics: “In the wilderness” & “Coming out of the wilderness”. (Requested donation for this series is $5.00 plus $2.00 for shipping.)

“Being Christian ” – This seven part sermon series, June – Aug. ‘02, includes the following topics: “Why are we redeemed?”, “Witnessing”, “Giving and sharing”, “Loving”, “Expressing Joy”, “Living in peace”, “Fellowshipping with God”. (Requested donation for this series is $20.00 plus $4.00 for shipping.)

“Matthew 11” – This seven part sermon series, Feb. – March ‘03, includes the following topics: “Personal agenda”, “Stumbling over Jesus”, “Standing firm”, “Awesomeness of God”, “Authority in the kingdom”, “Breaking out”, “Judging God”. (Requested donation for this series is $20.00 plus $4.00 for shipping.)

“Proverbs 3” – This six part sermon series, April – June ‘03, includes the following topics: “Walking in mercy and truth”, “Who do you trust?”, “Choosing life”, “Stewardship”, “God’s discipline”, “Wisdom”. (Requested donation for this series is $15.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

“Children of God” – This five part sermon series, June – July ‘03, includes the following topics: “Children of God”, “Pursued by God”, “Blessing of being God’s children”, “Restored children”, “Growing up”. (Requested donation for this series is $15.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

“Equipped for the Task” – This five part sermon series, July – Aug. ‘03, includes the following topics: “Led by the LORD”, “Leadership gifts”, “Gifts of the Spirit”, “Ministry gifts”, “Most important equipment”. (Requested donation for this series is $15.00 plus $3.00 for shipping)

“Keeping Covenant ” – This nine part sermon series, Jan. – March ‘04 , includes the following topics: “Covenant faithfulness”, “Integrity”, “True repentance”, “Students of the word”, “The heart of worship”, “Ministers of the LORD”, “Members of a family”, “Growing in the LORD”, “Good stewardship”. (Requested donation for this series is $20.00 plus $5.00 for shipping.)

“Purity before God” – This four part sermon series, April – May ‘05, includes the following topics: “Ritual purity”, “Righteous purity”, “Excusing sin”, “Being transformed”. (Requested donation for this series is $10.00 plus $3.00 for shipping)

“And Who is God?” – This eight part sermon series, May – June ‘05 , includes the following topics: “The proper disciplinarian”, “The involved God”, “The faithful and enduring One”, “The compassionate shepherd”, “The superior judge”, “The only living God”, “The all-knowing one”, “The source of true strength”. (Requested donation for this series is $20.00 plus $4.00 for shipping.)

“And Who is This Jesus?” – This eight part sermon series, Aug. – Sept. ‘05 , includes the following topics: “The eternal ‘I AM’”, “The bread of life”, “The light of the world”, “The door of the sheep”, “The good shepherd”, “The resurrection & the life”, “The way, the truth, the life”, “The true vine”. (Requested donation for this series is $20.00 plus $4.00 for shipping.)

“Being Transformed” – This four part sermon series, Sept. – Oct. ‘05 , includes the following topics: “Salvation and new birth”, “Living sacrifice”, “Renewing the mind”, “How to renew the mind”. (Requested donation for this series is $10.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

“Saints of the LORD” – This ten part sermon series, Jan. – March ‘06 , includes the following topics: “True meaning of sainthood”, “Set apart”, “Ethically pure”, “Morally righteous”, “True worshipers”, “Saints know God”, “Reflecting Jesus, part 1”, “Reflecting Jesus, part 2”, “Warriors of the word”, “A witnessing people”. (Requested donation for this series is $25.00 plus $5.00 for shipping.)

“Teachings from the Parables” – This eleven part sermon series, May – Aug ‘06 , includes the following topics: “The trap of the older brother”, “Sowing in good ground”, “Faithful stewardship”, “Love your neighbor”, “Care for others”, “The high cost”, “Being unique”, “Right foundations”, “The urgent invitation”, “How much more?”, “Living out love”. (Requested donation for this series is $25.00 plus $5.00 for shipping.)

“Pilgrim Feast” – This three part sermon series, November ‘06, includes the following topics: “Starting the journey”, “Equipped for the task”, “Dwelling in His presence”. (Requested donation for this series is $10.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

“God’s Christmas Gift” – This four part sermon series, December ‘06, includes the following topics: “His presence-Immanuel”, “His promise-Messiah”, “His salvation-Yeshua”, “His kingdom-LORD”. (Requested donation for this series is $10.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

“Assessing Our Lives” – This eight part sermon series, Jan. –Feb. ‘07, includes the following topics: “And here we go again”, “Who am I?”, “A transformed person”, “A chosen people”, “A royal priesthood”, “A holy nation”, “God’s possession”, “A people of praise”. (Requested donation for this series is $20.00 plus $5.00 for shipping.)

“Foundation Love” – This four part sermon series, March ‘07, includes the following topics: “Understanding love”, “Importance of love”, “Qualities of love”, “Power of love”. (Requested donation for this series is $10.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

“The Peace of God” – This four part sermon series, May ‘07, includes the following topics: “The meaning of peace”, “Living in peace”, “Instruments of peace”, “Joy – the fruit of peace”. (Requested donation for this series is $10.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

“Our Father” – This four part sermon series, June – July ‘07, includes the following topics: “The fatherhood of God”, “The children of God, part 1”, “The children of God, part 2”, “The children of God, part 3”. (Requested donation for this series is $10.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

“Walking in Freedom” – This four part sermon series, July – Aug. ‘07, includes the following topics: “Motivations”, “Honest to God”, “Living as new creations”, “Keeping clean”. (Requested donation for this series is $10.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

“Surviving Crises” – This four part sermon series, Aug – Sept. ‘07, includes the following topics: “Waiting on God”, “Living in God’s secret place”, “When storms come”, “Covered by love”. (Requested donation for this series is $10.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

“2007 Advent Series” – This four part sermon series, December ‘07, includes the following topics: “God of hope”, “ God of peace”, “God of joy”, “God of love”. (Requested donation for this series is $10.00 plus $3.00 for shipping.)

“Personal Relationship” – This eight part sermon series was taped during the time of John’s illness, Jan. – March ’08, includes the following topics: “Personal connection”, “What is personal relationship?”, “Personal involvement”, “Achieving personal relationship”, “Maintaining personal relationship”, “Relationship requirements, part 1”, “Relationship requirements, part 2”, “ Results of personal relationship”. (Requested donation for this series is $20.00 plus $4.00 for shipping.)

Sermons on CD’s or Cassette Tapes

Because most sermons are approximately 30 minutes long, the sermons will be put together in sets of two sermons.
(Requested donation for these sermons is $5.00 each plus $2.00 for shipping. If more than one item is ordered, the postage will be less per item.)

“So Much Love” – This sermon was taped May 18, ’08, a powerful sermon on the need for true revival in God’s people.
“Render to God” – This sermon, taken from Luke 20:19-26 not only discuses the background of this scripture, but also reflects on how it relates to us, was taped May 4, ’08 .

“Tearing Down Idols” – This sermon shows us some of the idols of today and how to tear them down in our own lives was taped April 27, ’08.
“Faithfully Waiting” – This sermon, taken from Acts 1:6-11 and also 2 Peter talks about the expectancy of the first century church, was taped April 6, ’08.

“Personal relationship” – This one hour long sermon was taped April 20, ’08 at Cornerstone Church, Helena, AL. It touches on the main points of the series Personal Relationships.

“Workable Clay” – This sermon was taped March 30, ’08, and discusses being on the potters wheel and what God sees in us and wants to form us into. “The Power of His Resurrection” – This sermon was taped on Resurrection Sunday , March 23, ’08. It paints a beautiful picture of what happened that first Sunday and how it impacts our lives.

“The Name” – This sermon taped Dec. ‘07, shares the importance of names in Biblical times, Moses’ encounter with God, and what God is telling Moses and us of His nature.
“Numb for the LORD” – This sermon was taped Nov. ’07. An unusual title, but a powerful sermon taken from John 13:34-35 and 1 Peter 4:8.

“Roots of Thanksgiving” – This sermon was taped Nov. ’07. It discusses the actual facts of America’s first pilgrims, the Hebrew meaning of the word translated thanks, and how this should impact our lives today.
“Covenant” – This sermon taped on Nov. ‘07, taken from Gen 15:1-18, teaches on the covenant with Abraham, cutting covenant, God’s promise, and the betrothal to the bride.

“Mercy and Judgment” – This sermon, taken from Gen. 18-22 and Isaiah 61, was taped Nov. ’07. John uses many scriptures to show that God is a judge but would much rather be merciful to His creation, but judgment will come.
“One Body” – This sermon, from Eph. 4:1-7, was taped Oct. ’07. It shows the importance of the body coming into unity, and that we are to be God’s bate for the world.

“Glory of the Faithful” – This sermon, taken from Isaiah 60:1-3, was taped Sept. ’07. A powerful discussion of the glory of God and awesomeness of God’s glory on His people when we allow His presence to rest on us.
“Faith Under Fire” – This sermon was taped Aug. ’07. Jesus says in John 16:33 that His followers will have tribulation and this sermon instructs us on what to expect how to stand during those times.

“The Way, Truth, and Life” – This sermon, taped June, ’07, talks about the way to live the life that God intended for His creation to live.
“The Principle of Tithing” – This sermon was taped June ‘07. This is a subject that John never spoke on, but felt God was telling him he must not deprive His people of a blessing.

When requesting CD’s, tapes, or DVD’s, please print or otherwise make available in printed form your name and address, and print your request(s) plainly. All requests must be accompanied either by check or by money order. Please do not send cash through the mail. We apologize that we are not able to accept credit cards. Please make all donations payable to “haOr l’Olam Ministries.” Requests for CD’s, tapes, or DVD’s will be filled as quickly as possible.

E-mail for questions:
haOr.lOlam@yahoo.com

Address for making tape requests:
haOr l’Olam Ministry
4743 Happy Hollow Road
Hawesville, KY 42348-5128
Phone: 270-927-9835

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