Church Holidays Compared To Jewish Feasts

Church Holidays Compared To Jewish Feasts

I find the ways the Messianic Jews and the Christian Church order their calendar years to be interesting. In the Church, we always celebrated the “biggies” – Easter and Christmas. Those who only attended those services during the year were kind of known as the CEO’s (Christmas and Easter Only). In more liturgical churches we included Advent, Lent, Continue reading

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Worship Video Series

Worship Video Series

Here is a link to a series of videos I did at Denver Seminary a couple of years ago with one of the worship classes there. In that lecture I had the opportunity to share much of my worship study. Gotta long way to go in presentation skills, but the material is good! This link should give you the ability to see both the slide show and the lecture at the same time. Enjoy!

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Fiery Writings of God – The First Pentecost

Fiery Writings of God – The First Pentecost

I had the privilege today of perusing the library of our Messianic Pastor. He introduced me to a set of books called the Targumim that he picked up while he was in Israel. Beginning up to 200 years before Christ, the Hebrew scriptures began to be translated from Hebrew into Aramaic – the language of that day. As I understand it, the Hebrew scriptures (Old Testament) were in danger of not being fully understood as Aramaic became the common language.  Continue reading

Is The Old Testament No Longer Necessary?

Is The Old Testament No Longer Necessary?

“We live under grace… not the Law!” I’ve heard that over and over again from people in the Christian Church speaking of the Old Testament in a manner that seems to suggest that the Old Testament is lesser than the New Testament – or unnecessary altogether. Quite honestly, I think those who use that phrase, often do so for a possible number of reasons: most likely, they believe Christ and the New Covenant of grace replaces Continue reading