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Cheshbon NefeshK. J. Kruger

Three Weeks to Wake Up

Sometimes, in the case of tragedies, there is no way to reframe or sugar-coat things. They are simply hard. Can we face the future with courage and faith? I believe we can, if we remain watchful, silent (maybe just quieter) and humble. May God give us much grace as we enter into the three weeks of mourning.

17 hours ago

Messianic Judaism

Take Action!

Movement allies are combating anti-Semitism on all fronts, including anti-Semitism within the church. Through programs mentioned in this article and others, FFOZ is declaring the Jewish people irreplaceable and dismantling false teachings built upon replacement theology. Ideas are not harmless! Take action!

3 days ago

Calendar

A Time to Pray for the Redemption

The seventeenth of Tammuz begins a three-week period of mourning which culminate with the ninth of Av, the fast day that commemorates the destruction of the Temple. The Three Weeks should be a time of increased Torah study and giving of charity—in keeping with the verse, “Zion shall be redeemed by justice, and those in her who repent, by charity” (Isaiah 1:27).

Jun 29

Mitzvot

Characteristics of a Disciple

Since we are disciples of Yeshua, our lives should be guided by the desire to imitate our Master’s character and live righteously as he did. Naturally, this should raise the question in all of us: Does my character live up to the high standard of what it means to be a disciple of our Master Yeshua?

5-min

Calendar

Tammuz: Darkest before Dawn

The first half of 2020 has not been the most joyful of times, no matter what hemisphere you live in. The last thing we want to think about now is another period of sadness, recalling tragedy, and mourning the loss of something dear.

6-min

Cheshbon Nefesh

Daily Choices and Big Rewards

Setting daily tasks can have an enormous impact on your life and help meet long-term goals. Learn some easy applications you can add to your life to improve your walk with Messiah. Discipleship is a life-long process and should be our primary focus as followers of Yeshua.

6-min

Messianic Judaism

Was Paul a Judaizer?

For two thousand years, New Testament Bible teaching and Jewish history have developed an instinctive reaction to confidently categorize Judaism and Judaizing as things that Paul opposed. Are these instincts and reflexes consistent with Paul and his apostolic vision?

9-min

Cheshbon Nefesh

Mussar and the Path of Discipleship

Discipleship is a lifelong process of living and walking as Yeshua did. This can be a difficult concept to carry out. We will look at a unique Jewish practice called Mussar and the invaluable insights it offers on the subject of discipleship.

6-min

Messianic Judaism

When Messianic Jews Were Murdered

While most of us know that the Inquisition was something driven by absolute evil, involving torture chambers, strange costumes, and public executions, few realize that this was an internal investigation and purging of the church by its leadership.

8-min

Personal Transformation

After COVID-19

The world is trying to go back to normal. After weeks and months of lockdowns, quarantines, and social isolation, we are in a hurry to return to business as usual. But do we really have to return to normal? Wouldn’t it be better to return to something better than normal?

6-min

Personal Transformation

The Turkey Prince and the Redemption of Yeshua

In the parable of the prodigal son Yeshua lifts our identity from the mundane mire of this world to the elevate status of a father’s son. The prodigal realizes his true position as his father’s son and is able to come out of rock bottom.

8-min