Messiah Journal #129

Messiah Journal 129

Messiah Journal #129

Winter 2018 (Apr 2018)HTML Format

Torah Club 2018

First Fruits of Zion reveals a new direction for Torah Club and a new vision for community.

New Jerusalem

A sneak peak at “what no eye has seen”: the World to Come and the reward of the righteous.

Messianic Union of Israel

A look back at the 1950 Jerusalem Conference of Messianic Jews and the short-lived Messianic Union of Israel.

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In This Issue

Director’s Letter: The Next Leader of FFOZ

Boaz Michael opens this issue talking about the new format of Torah Club and how the program will work.

Reader Feedback

Read some of the very interesting and encouraging stories shared by many of our readers from around the globe.

The New Face of Torah Club

This article is a brief outline of the vision we have of what the Torah Club program will accomplish

The Torah Club at Mars Hill

Director of Outreach, Ryan Lambert, had an exclusive interview with the Torah Club administrators at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville, Michigan. They have been meeting for nearly two decades using Torah Club material for study. They share with us what has been successful.

What No Eye has Seen

D. Thomas Lancaster explores the concept of the resurrection of the dead, heaven, Paradise, and the New Jerusalem in book 5 of Irenaeus' tome Against Heresies. He gives us a fascinating glimpse into the three levels of holiness both in this world and in the World to Come.

Corrupt with the Permission of the Torah

What did Yeshua mean when he told his disciples that they needed to be more righteous than the scribes and Pharisees if they wanted to enter the kingdom of heaven? Aaron Eby breaks down the words of the Master in the Sermon on the Mount that appear to change the standards of the Torah.

The Ger in the Torah

Toby Janicki offers a comprehensive study of the various interpretations put forward explaining who the "strangers" were who sojourned with Israel.

Devotion from the Desert: Prayer at Qumran

Guest author Rebekah Haigh shares her research of the Qumran community and their practices of prayer, giving us a glimpse of what the mode of worship may have been like in Yeshua's day.

The Messianic Union of Israel

This article is Part 17 in our series of Abram Poljak's writings.

Fall Reading

FFOZ reviews three new titles.

  1. Healing the Schism: Barth, Rosenzweig, and the New Jewish-Christian Encounter - by Jennifer Rosner
  2. Salvation by Allegiance Alone: Rethinking Faith, Works, and the Gospel of Jesus the King - by Matthew W. Bates
  3. Exile: A Conversation with N.T. Wright - Edited by James Scott
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