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.
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.
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.
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.
Jesus is the image of the invisible God. He is the exact representation of the Father’s being. All things were… Read more #1 = Jesus