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
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.