The church is the prototype of the coming age: a fellowship of Jewish and Gentile worshippers of God, brought to life through Jesus’ atoning sacrifice, filled with and empowered by the Spirit of God to live according to the heavenly reality of that coming age, and to advance its influence into every area of life.
This is a message I gave at Sukkat Shalom in June. The text is from Ephesians 5:8.
Here is a recent presentation I put together on the origins of Modern Messianic Judaism, which grew out of the Jesus People movement of the late 1960s and 70s.
This symposium on Messianic Jews was held in Rome last summer (2017) at the request of Pope Francis. Fascinating… Read more Messianic Jewish/Roman Catholic Dialogue
You will see the world in a new way when you hear my friend Brandon Bailey’s experiences as God first brought healing and freedom in his own life, and then used him to bring the good news of God’s presence and love to countless other people he encounters in daily life! Brandon is full of the love and the life of Jesus, and as he demonstrates, freedom from sickness, sin, and every kind of oppression is available hear and now through our trust and confidence in Jesus.
Judah’s blessing that he received from his father Jacob has implications for the Jewish people and the Messiah, and applications for believers in Yeshua today. The source of the prophetic concepts of the Lion of Judah, the scepter of Judah, the donkey’s colt, and garments washed in the blood; Genesis 49:8–12 is a critical passage for understanding the role of the Messiah, and the calling of the Jewish people.
A study of the first two chapters of the book of Zechariah in which the Angel of Adonai is seen in dialogue with Adonai, and they express their passion for the land of Israel and for the people of Israel, and in which they promise the coming victory of the Angel of Adonai over the enemies of Israel.
When I first encountered the love of God through the cross as a child, I don’t think I had a clear distinction in my mind between God and Jesus. Today my 4-year-old son is the same way. Jesus and God are so alike, and are always talked about together, and they just kind of blend into each other. As I grew, I learned the classical definitions, and how to properly distinguish the different persons of the trinity. But now I believe that the child’s ambiguity is closer to the truth.
Today is the Day of Atonement. What does that mean for us as believers in Jesus? When I was a… Read more Day of Atonement, year 5777: a time for reflection, repentance and worship
If you have read the book of Exodus, you know that it goes on in detail about the design and… Read more How much does God value artistic design, style and creativity?