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The Messianic Banquet

A teaching from one of the early church fathers reflects an authentic tradition of the early Messianic Jewish community: The Messianic Era is like the weekly Sabbath, and God himself will prepare a lavish banquet for the righteous. But the participants at that banquet might not be those you would expect.

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Anointing with Oil

In the days of the Bible, olive oil was a precious commodity. It was used for fueling lamps; it was used in cooking and even personal grooming. Olive oil had multiple uses, and anointing with olive oil had many different applications. Does anointing the sick with oil have an intrinsic, spiritual benefit?

Bridge Builders

Messianic Jews and Gentiles should be bridge builders. With those of us in synagogues at one end and those of us in the church at the other, we have anchors on both sides; if we can each recognize the other’s role and calling, we can support a connection in between.

Fire on the Mountain

Jewish tradition hails the Festival of Weeks as the anniversary of the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. In Exodus 20:18 the Hebrew really says, “They saw the voices and the torches.” What does it mean, “the people saw voices”? How does one see a sound? How does one see a voice?

A Torah Learning Community

Torah Club is where disciples learn. It’s about understanding the Bible and finding fellowship. We want to spread the revelation of Messiah and His kingdom to the world. Torah Club accomplishes this by creating serious and intentional small-group studies where disciples of Jesus study the Bible from a Jewish perspective.

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A Part of the "Tribe"

As the old adage goes, ‘“a picture is worth a thousand words.” A closer look reveals something quite unique. Those aren’t just pretty matching socks. These socks have a message: “We are a Torah Club.”

Life's Little Interruptions

People of faith sometimes speak of God opening doors. This is an idiom that refers to God's divine direction in life. Suppose a person set out to take a job in a certain field for which he was fully qualified. Inexplicably, he did not get the position. How does a person respond to that?

Conflict between Jesus and Mary

He knew they were outside, waiting to take Him back to Nazareth, but His loyalty remained with His students in Capernaum. He looked at the disciples seated in the circle around Him, and said, “Behold My mother and My brothers! For whoever does the will of God, he is My brother and sister and mother.”

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FFOZ Friends Mission

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FFOZ in the Jewish Press

In May 2021, allegations about First Fruits of Zion operating as "secret missionaries" and posing as religious Jews appeared in the Jewish press.

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We Thank You

Nodeh Lecha, or as it is called in English, We Thank You, offers a simple and innovative liturgy for disciples of Yeshua by weaving the ancient meal blessings of Judaism together with recently discovered prayers of the early believers.

Vine of David Haggadah

A new translation of the Haggadah, containing the complete traditional seder in both English and Hebrew, but with Messianic passages seamlessly interwoven into the text—to create a truly authentic feeling Messianic Haggadah.

Many Lamps as the Sabbath Departs

According to Isaiah, we are to treat the holy Sabbath as “honored” (Isaiah 58:13). In Judaism, we accomplish this by treating the Sabbath like a royal, distinguished guest visiting our home.

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Messiah Journal #137

In this issue of Messiah Journal Toby Janicki introduces Stanislaus Hoga, the Jewish apostate Christian missionary turned proto-Messianic Jewish pioneer. Aaron Eby’s series “Prophet of the Second Temple” continues with a discussion of the puzzling sign of the cursing of the fig tree.

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Messiah Magazine #24

The church celebrates the anniversary of a critical turning point in its history: Pentecost. On this day, God poured out his Spirit in the Temple on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem, as recorded in Acts 2. The Jewish people also celebrate an anniversary: Shavu’ot. On this day, God appeared in cloud and fire on Mount Sinai and revealed his Torah to the people of Israel.

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Is the Didache on Par with the Bible?

Toby Janicki, author of The Way of Life, a new commentary on the Didache, explains that Vine of David does not put the text of the Didache on par with that of other New Testament books, but emphasizes that the...

Glimpse into Early Christian Practice and Belief

We learn from Toby in this video why he believes the Didache is such an important work, specifically in terms of some of the practices mentioned in the text that traces back directly to Jewish traditions.

How Big Is God to You?

At times, I project the worst possible outcomes onto situations that haven’t yet happened and end up paralyzed by a fear that is untrusting of God’s sovereignty.

God Is Dangerous

God invites Israel to live in close proximity to his holy presence, which seems awesome, but it’s actually dangerous. Leviticus explores how the sacrificial rituals and purity practices cleared the way for human beings to draw near to the infinite God.

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