Acts

Acts 15

11 January, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

There is some shifting going on in today’s Messianic world as it concerns the unity that Jewish and non-Jewish Believers are to experience in Messiah Yeshua, and whether or not non-Jewish Believers are really called to obey God’s Torah. Much of this controversy is not based in an objective, historically conscious reading of the Scriptures—but instead in shifting ministerial alliances and religious politicking. The answer is not going to be found in evaluating who-said-what, but will be found in going to the Biblical text and in accurately evaluating what the trajectory of God’s Word is. Around two decades after the […]

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Acts 15:19-21

21 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “Therefore it is my judgment that we do not trouble those who are turning to God from among the Gentiles, but that we write to them that they abstain from things contaminated by idols and from fornication and from what is strangled and from blood. For Moses from ancient generations has in every city those who preach him, since he is read in the synagogues every Sabbath.” The broad Messianic movement tends to be quite familiar with the Apostolic decree of Acts 15:19-21, the issues of the Jerusalem Council, and the controversies surrounding the […]

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Acts 11:1-18

21 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “Now the apostles and the brethren who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. And when Peter came up to Jerusalem, those who were circumcised took issue with him, saying, ‘You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them.’ But Peter began speaking and proceeded to explain to them in orderly sequence, saying, ‘I was in the city of Joppa praying; and in a trance I saw a vision, an object coming down like a great sheet lowered by four corners from the sky; and it came […]

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Acts 10:1-48

21 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 1

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “Now there was a man at Caesarea named Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian cohort, a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, and gave many alms to the Jewish people and prayed to God continually. About the ninth hour of the day he clearly saw in a vision an angel of God who had just come in and said to him, ‘Cornelius!’ And fixing his gaze on him and being much alarmed, he said, ‘What is it, Lord?’ And he said to him, ‘Your prayers and […]

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Acts 20:7

18 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper “On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul began talking to them, intending to leave the next day, and he prolonged his message until midnight.” Acts 20:7 is frequently referenced as evidence indicating the early, First Century establishment of what would develop into “Sunday Church,” an institution likely as a replacement of, but certainly concurrent with, for the Jewish Believers, Saturday Shabbat. But when we read Acts 20:7, what is actually in view? The narrative statement actually occurs within Luke’s record of Paul having left Ephesus […]

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Acts 18:1-8

18 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper “After these things he left Athens and went to Corinth. And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, having recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. He came to them, and because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them and they were working, for by trade they were tent-makers. And he was reasoning in the synagogue every Sabbath and trying to persuade Jews and Greeks. But when Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul began devoting […]

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Acts 15:19-21

18 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper “Therefore it is my judgment that we do not trouble those who are turning to God from among the Gentiles, but that we write to them that they abstain from things contaminated by idols and from fornication and from what is strangled and from blood. For Moses from ancient generations has in every city those who preach him, since he is read in the synagogues every Sabbath.” The broad Messianic movement tends to be quite familiar with the Apostolic decree of Acts 15:19-21, the issues of the Jerusalem Council, and the controversies surrounding the […]

Acts

Acts 16:13; 17:2

16 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper “And on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to a riverside, where we were supposing that there would be a place of prayer; and we sat down and began speaking to the women who had assembled” (Acts 16:13). “And according to Paul’s custom, he went to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures” (Acts 17:2). The visits of the Apostle Paul, to both Philippi and Thessalonica, are regarded as having taken place during his Second Missionary Journey (Acts 15:40-18:23).[1] Both of the communities of Messiah followers which were […]

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Acts 1:12

16 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper “Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey away.” The statement, “Then they returned to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives (which is near Jerusalem, a Shabbat day’s journey)” (TLV), appears within the narrative of how following Yeshua’s ascension into Heaven, the party which witnessed it, returns to the city of Jerusalem. A Sabbath day’s journey is a length of distance derived from various Tanach passages (Exodus 16:29; Numbers 35:5; Joshua 3:4), specifying the permitted length that one could walk on Shabbat. The distance […]

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Acts 13:14, 42-44

16 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper “But going on from Perga, they arrived at Pisidian Antioch, and on the Sabbath day they went into the synagogue and sat down” (Acts 13:14). “As Paul and Barnabas were going out, the people kept begging that these things might be spoken to them the next Sabbath. Now when the meeting of the synagogue had broken up, many of the Jews and of the God-fearing proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who, speaking to them, were urging them to continue in the grace of God. The next Sabbath nearly the whole city assembled to hear […]

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Book of Acts

27 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from A Survey of the Apostolic Scriptures for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: after the Gospel of Luke, 60-62 C.E., late 60s C.E., or 70s-80s C.E. Time period: establishment of a more definitive history of the expansion of the gospel in the ancient world Author: Luke the doctor Location of author: Rome Target audience and their location: Theophilus, and broad groups of Jews, Greeks, and Romans Theological Summary: The Acts of the Apostles, the Greek title of which is Praxeis or “Actions,” is the second book in a set written to Theophilus (1:1). While in the canonical order of […]

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Acts 15 for the Practical Messianic

6 September, 2016 messianicapologetics 0

There is some shifting going on in today’s Messianic world as it concerns the unity that Jewish and non-Jewish Believers are to experience in Messiah Yeshua, and whether or not non-Jewish Believers are really called to obey God’s Torah. Much of this controversy is not based in an objective, historically conscious reading of the Scriptures—but instead in shifting ministerial alliances and religious politicking. The answer is not going to be found in evaluating who-said-what, but will be found in going to the Biblical text and in accurately evaluating what the trajectory of God’s Word is. Around two decades after the […]

Acts

Acts 15:19-21

27 July, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 24 SEPTEMBER, 2014 This entry has been reproduced from the entry appearing in the Messianic Kosher Helper   How are today’s Messianic people to approach the Apostolic decree of Acts 15:19-21? Specifically, I really need help in applying v. 21, “For Moses from ancient generations has in every city those who preach him, since he is read in the synagogues every Sabbath.”   “Therefore it is my judgment that we do not trouble those who are turning to God from among the Gentiles, but that we write to them that they abstain from things contaminated by idols and from […]

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