Articles

 

 

The resources in this section are articles and papers, shorter than books in general, provided by
Barbara L. Klika, various SAM members and other authors of interest.

(Articles are alphabetized under specific topics by author)

Behavioral & Psychological Community Living Leadership
Bible Study Deceptions Maturity Resources
Biblical Holidays
Eschatology Messianic Lifestyle
Additional Authors
 Apologetics  


Articles by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach and President and Founder of Set Apart Ministries.

 

Apologetics

The Believing Spouse Sanctifies the Unbelieving Spouse? (November, 2015) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd

Boasting Against the Branches = Replacement Theology (June, 2016) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd

Dangerous Ground: Prayer Without the Word (November, 2015)  by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd

Walk with Messiah and Choose to Refuse! (August, 2016) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd

We Are Under Christ's Law? part 1 (September, 2016) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd

We Are Under Christ's Law? What Pushes People to Differentiate? part 2  (October, 2016)  by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd

 

 


Behavioral & Psychological

How Can I Tell If My Faith is "Fear Based" or "Love Based"? (May 2006) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach


How Does Division Destabilize and Destroy Torah Communities? (September 2011) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd - in concert with all SAM community members

Introduction of Self-Worth and Responsibility (March 2007) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach

Is DID Found in Scripture?  A Brief Overview (Dissociative Identity Disorder, formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder, MPD) (December 2011) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd, Set Apart Ministries, Inc.

Is Being Passive Aggressive Addressed in the Bible?  (July, 2013)  by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undersheperd

"Maturity" and "Accountability" are NOT in the Bible? (December 2011) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd

Talk to Yourself Much? (February 2012) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach, Undershepherd

Too Soon to Daily Commit our FIRST Love and Focus On Messiah, THE Lion of Judah? (June 2010) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach, Undershepherd


To Whom Do You Cling? (August, 2011) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd

Unity in Prayer - The Challenges of Corporate Prayer & Differences from Personal Prayer (March 2012) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd

Are You "Upside down" or "Right side up?"  (January, 2013 ) Barb's Hand Teaching applied to communication within our fellowships.

 

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Bible Study

And Two Shall Become One A thematic study from Beresheit through Hitgalut - Introduction & Overview (Spring 2011) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undersheperd, Set Apart Ministries, Inc.

Chiasmus - 1 Shemuel 10-19 Observed & Charted by Janell I. Schroeder, B.B.A., Elder (March 2012), Some additional thoughts by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd (April 2012)

Comparison of Scripture Beginnings and Endings A Brief Outline of Parallels in Scripture (August 2010) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach, Undershepherd

Does a "Root of Bitterness" Mean What We Think it Does? (July 2012) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd

In the Beginning:  An interactive Study of the Word (February 2010) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach, Undershepherd

Investigating the "Lunar Sabbath" Theories (April 2012) by Set Apart Ministries Community & Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd

Is YHWH a Polygamous God? (January 2012) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach, Undershepherd

Israel, Judah, Counsel and Rebellion A Thematic "Little Gem" (July 2012) compiled by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd
This is a little piece of what we have seen during our community Shabbat studies.

The January 2012 Meltdown (January 2012) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach, Undershepherd

A New Little Gem of Thematic Connections (March 2012) by Set Apart Ministries Community Study

None So Blind (May, 2012) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd  (Video)

Of Men and Trees by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach, Undershepherd, Set Apart Ministries, Inc.

Poor, Blind and Naked...From the Garden of Eden to the Assembly of Laodicea...Will we be the same? (February, 2011) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach, Undershepherd

Pray for Those Whose Sin is NOT Unto Death 1 John 5: 14-17, (January, 2015) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd

A Question of Doctrine (June, 2012) by Barbara L. Klika,MSW, Undershepherd

The Thirteen Attributes of YHWH - Exodus 34:6-7

A Walking Tour of Scripture - An Interactive Supplemental Study for The Creation Gospel - Lesson One (December 2009) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach, Creation Gospel trainer, Undershepherd

Who were "the Jews" & "the Gentiles" of Scripture? Generalizations Lead to Polarization (October 2009) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach

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Biblical Holidays

Addendum to Chanukah Asssimilation Message (December 2012) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd

Assimilation? Chanukah is for Christians Too! (November 2011) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd

Follow The Lamb (December, 2012) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd.   A Walk through the Biblical Holidays Following the Lamb of YHVH. PowerPoint Presentation.    (October, 2016:  The sound is missing from this presentation. Working to correct it.)

 

Community Living

A Call to Messianic Community and Commitment (February 2007) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach

Entering into Messianic Community and Commitment (February 2007) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach

He Gives us Bread for Each Day . . . are we taking it? (May 2009) Our Experience in Set Apart Ministries by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach

"Maturity" and "Accountability" are NOT in the Bible (December 2011) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd

Messianic Fellowships - "Messy" Expectations & Disappointment Series by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach, Undershepherd, Set Apart Ministries, Inc

Messiah Yeshua's Followers becoming "as Judah"? (November 2010) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach, Undershepherd, Set Apart Ministries, Inc.

A Watchman Issues a Caution - A Book Review of "The Garden of Peace" (July 2010) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach, Undershepherd, Set Apart Ministries, Inc.

The Difference between Personal and Corporate Prayers: Praying Alone and Praying with Others, March 2010; Revised March 2014.

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Deceptions

Are You Ready? Are Your People Ready? The Net Is Encircling Us (September 2012) by Barbara L.Klika, MSW, Undershepherd

The Passion of the Christ - WARNING!!  (February,2004) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach

Separating the Sheep from the Sheep? (Ezekiel 34:20-24) A Commentary on the Literary Works of C.S.Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach

A Watchman Issues a Call for Prayerful Discernment and Consideration Regarding the Recent "March Through the Arch" in St. Louis, MO (September 2008) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach

A Watchman Issues a Caution - A Book Review of "The Garden of Peace" (July 2010) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach, Undershepherd, Set Apart Ministries, Inc.

NOTE: As you scroll down to the list of additional authors, please note that there is an article entitled "A Berean's Discernment Tool" which helps the serious student of the Word compare actual Scripture references with the manner and interpretation they were given in Rick Warren's "Purpose Driven Life"  book. Though the author is not Torah pursuant and we would take exception to a few statements, there is great deal of care and effort put into this listing that should prove helpful for any detailed evaluation of the materials.

Eschatology

As It Has Been, So It Will Be, The Cycles of Obedience and Rebellion We Find Ourselves in Today (August, 2015) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd

Calling, Annointing and Ordination:  Under Whose Authority Do You Lead? & How Do You Recognize One With YHWH's Authority? (March 2012) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd (see also guest article - Messianic Rabbi: More Than Just a Title!)

None So Blind (May, 2012) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd

Poor, blind and naked...From the Garden of Eden to the Assembly of Laodicea...Will we be the same? (February, 2011) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach, Undershepherd

Let Them Be:  2 parts by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd, Personal Life Coach,  September, 2014

The Word DOES tell us what it means to be righteous, it is not a subjective matter.

Let Them Be: What Does it Mean to Be Righteous and Righteous Still?

Let Them Be...Unjust, Filthy, Righteous, Holy:  How Do We View the Command to "let them be?"


Permission or Command? Let the Unjust, Filthy, Righteous, Holy Be As They Are, July, 2014   3 parts

Part 1: Does YHWH Ever Say To Not Pray Or To Do Nothing?

Part 2: The Four Permissions?

Part 3: Let Each One Do What It Is "Like Them" To Do

 

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Leadership

Building up an Army of Worshippers (When you don't have Musicians every week) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Coach, Undershepherd

Calling, Annointing and Ordination:  Under Whose Authority Do You Lead? & How Do You Recognize One With YHWH's Authority? (March 2012) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd


Clues For Shepherds (August 2011) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd

Elders and Eldership Roles - 2 articles

Elders and Eldership: Being Who You Are (Nov. 2012) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd    Addresses the definition of being an elder

Confusing Issues:  Elders, Shepherding, Hierarchy and Covering (October 2013) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd

 

"Maturity" and "Accountability" are NOT in the Bible (December 2011) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd

Messiah Yeshua's Followers becoming "as Judah"? (November 2010) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach, Undershepherd, Set Apart Ministries, Inc.

Spiritual Abuse:  Leadership Authority and Accountability Patterns (October 2008) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach

Watchman Series by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach

What Shepherds Need to Know Series by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach, Undershepherd & Janell Schroeder, B.B.A., Elder

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Maturity Resources

Barb's Hand Teaching An Abbreviated Message on Managing our Mind, Will, Emotions, Body and Spirit under the Authority of the Ruach
(July 2011) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd

Are You "Upside down" or "Right side up?"  (January, 2013 ) Barb's Hand Teaching applied to communication within our fellowships.

None So Blind ›A presentation for those who are not yet quite certain about the relevance of the Whole Word of YHWH (May 2012) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW. Undershepherd

Where are the Men? (And is that the Best Question?) (April & June 2009) New Series on Men & Women's Leadership Roles by Barbara L.Klika, MSW

Messianic Lifestyle

Building up an Army of Worshippers (When you don't have Musicians every week) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Coach, Undershepherd

Fellowship vs Social-ship (July 2008) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach

Food Issues- 3 articles

Clearing Up Concerns about our Food Supply - Who determines what is clean and unclean? An investigative report from a returning Ephraimite, two-house, maturity perspective (August & September 2006) by Robert D. Klika, B.S. Animal Science and Barbara L. Klika, B.S., MSW

Concerns About Our Food Supply - Recent Questions Addressed (June 2010) by Robert D. Klika, B.S., of Set Apart Ministries, Inc.

Nutrition In the Garden  (August, 2010) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd    Encouragement to Honor YHVH's Definition of Food; How Food can take our focus away from Messiah.

 

A Holiday By Any Other Name:  Isn't a holiday what you believe and make of it? (2007) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach

If You Love Me, Obey My Commands:  What does it "look like" to become Torah Pursuant? (March 2012) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd (March 2012)

Investigating the "Lunar Sabbath" Theories (April 2012) by Set Apart Ministries Community & Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd

Messianic Fellowships - "Messy" Expectations & Disappointment Series by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach, Undershepherd, Set Apart Ministries, Inc

Messiah Yeshua's Followers becoming "as Judah"? (November 2010) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach, Undershepherd, Set Apart Ministries, Inc.

The Roots of "Messianic Judaism" (March 2012) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd

Thoughts on the Celebration of Christmas (1998) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach

Too Soon to Daily Commit our FIRST Love and Focus On Messiah, THE Lion of Judah? (June 2010) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach, Undershepherd

Twice Bought; Twice "Saved" (March 2012) by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Undershepherd

Watchman Series by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach

What Shepherds Need to Know Series by Barbara L. Klika, MSW, Personal Life Coach, Undershepherd & Janell Schroeder, B.B.A., Elder

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Additional Authors

Daniel Siegel Interview
Dr. Siegel is the author of The Developing Mind.  He has done extensive research on the amazing design of the brain.

End Times Self-Study Charts and Information

How Crises Arouse Visionary Insight by Blaine Smith
From the article - Hearing God in a time of Crises:  Defining Visions For Our Life Sometimes Come When Our Foundations are Shaken.

Kadosh - Word Study
Our thanks go to the Christian Leadership Center for permission granted to share this article on the meaning of the term Kadosh = Set Apart = Holy.

The Path of Maturity by Arnie Boedecker (used by permission)

Mary, Queen of Heaven by Bonnie Harvey  (December 2011) - Included here with her permission.  Courtesy of Laura Densmore, Editor/Writer Of Hebrew Nation Newsletter

The Magnificent and Most Lovely Name of the God Who Was There, Who Is There and Who Will be There - A Wonderful and Detailed study by Andre Roosma

Salted with Fire by David Janzen
Reba Place Fellowship - How intentional community tests us and transforms us.

Understanding the Mystery of Godliness
At a recent conference, I was pleased to meet some leaders from Gates To Zion who seem to share similar concerns with us. Their articles dealing with Yeshua's identity are filled with humility, grace and what we consider sound scholarship. With their permission, we are pleased to recommend this three part study for your consideration.

Unprofitable Disputes by John Conrad, Shepherd's Council, Messianic Israel Alliance
In our desire to return to our Hebraic Roots, the Torah-pursuant movement at times falls into an unproductive focus.  John addresses this tactfully with sound advice.  The article is reprinted here with his permission.

Up the Ladder of Set-Apartness Series by Marsha Van

Marsha is a member of our local SAM community.  In this series of articles, she has written about her growing understanding of what it means to be "set apart" for YHWH's purposes as we make our entertainment choices.  Please take a look at what she has had to say, and let her know your feedback.  Do you agree or disagree?  Does this information encourage you?

What to Say When They Say, "So, You're Jewish?"
Perhaps you've hear this question before and you've attempted to explain the Hebraic Roots of your faith.  Listen in on a conversation between Barb Klika and Marilyn Zierhart from a Women's Only Teleconference as they discuss their own experiences when explaining their belief in being Torah pursuant.  We followed Dean Wheelock's article on What's in a Name?  Searching for identity, which you can open and follow along while listening.

What's In A Name?  Searching for Identity by Dean Wheelock of Hebrew Roots

A Berean’s Discernment Tool   By Bob DeWaay   This pastor and colleague have done an exhaustive study
of Rick Warren's book, The Purpose Driven Life and provided here a description of what it means to be a
"good Berean."  Along with this file, there are files listed by topic and page numbers with the various
Scripture references used in Warren's book, often from paraphrased Bibles, in side by side comparison
with the NASB version.  It is hoped by the author that this listing will help people overcome the tediousness
of trying to find the actual reference and be able to compare it for the meaning presented in the text.

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