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Music Mechanics & Body Language

The Distraction Dilemma Music Seminar with Christian Berdahl exposes the traps and methods of Satan in an easy to understand, series using the Bible, science and the music industry itself! This is the BEST exposition on music so far!

Distraction Dilemma 1 – Overture: Our Personal Journey
Distraction Dilemma 2 – Opus: Identifying the Mind’s Mark
Distraction Dilemma 3 – Motive: Music Mechanics & Body Language
Distraction Dilemma 4 – 1st Movement: Music History 450 AD-1969
Distraction Dilemma 5 – 2nd Movement: Music History 1970-1990
Distraction Dilemma 6 – 3rd Movement: Music History 1991-2011
Distraction Dilemma 7 – Crescendo: Contemporary Christian Music 1
Distraction Dilemma 8 – Crescendo: Contemporary Christian Music 2
Distraction Dilemma 9 – Serenade: Music in Worship
Distraction Dilemma 10 – The 4 Cs of Christianity



Many flavors of Messiah

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Sectarian groups of the 1st century
Pharisee – Torah (written and oral)
Sadducees – Temple
Essenes – Land (Qumran and library of Dead Sea Scrolls)
Zealots – Kingship (Sicarii — extreme measures)
Herodians – Regime (Mark 3:6)
Scribes – Text (Shammai & Hillel; Mark 12:34)
Samaritans – Sectarian past (see 2 Kings 17; John 4)
Christians – Messiah (Christ)

Later Judaism
Remnant of Jews joined the Christian movement (Romans 9-11).
Escalating antipathy, esp. after 70 AD. Anti-Christian curses.
Did not deny Christian miracles, but rejected Jesus’ divinity.
Expected a political Messiah (John 6:15).
Heirs of Pharisees (rabbinic Judaism) codify oral law in Mishnah, c.200 AD.

Modern Judaism
Descendants of the Pharisees
Three main divisions
Orthodox (right)
Conservative (center)
Reform (left)
Mystics (kabala)
Charismatics (chasidim)

Divisions into sects — each with its own take on the Messiah — was not just a Jewish phenomenon of the first century.
As we shall see, division will come round again in the course of church history, and perhaps nowhere more so than in our generation – about 20 lessons from now.
This violates God’s ideal that his people remain one (John 17:22-23).

God, How Can I Know?

God confirms his covenant with Abraham with a profound statement of grace.

A sermon by Ed Anton of Hampton Roads Church, which meets in Norfolk, Newport News, and Virginia Beach. Visit

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