Bible Messages

The Message of Job

20 March, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Fall Holiday Helper The Book of Job, appearing in the Wisdom literature of the Tanach, is often a head scratching text for many people reading it. It is not easy for many people to read, but by no means should any of us avoid it. Job is unique among the books of our Holy Bible for many important reasons. And with many books of the Tanach, there are a few questions asked about its composition that we each must consider. A challenge with understanding the message of Job is that much of it is made up […]

Bible Messages

The Message of Exodus

20 March, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Spring Holiday Helper The Book of Exodus is one of the most important, yet controversial books of the entire Bible, and certainly the most important book of the Torah. Commentator John I. Durham confidently asserts, “The Book of Exodus is the first book of the Bible.”[1] This is because without an Exodus of Israel from Egypt, there is no people to preserve and testify to the traditions regarding Creation, Noah, Abraham and the Patriarchs, and the faithfulness of God toward these individuals. In other words, without the Book of Exodus you have no Book of Genesis. […]

Bible Messages

The Message of Philippians

20 March, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from Philippians for the Practical Messianic a summary for Messianic teaching and preaching Paul’s letter to the Philippians is my favorite book of the Bible.[1] Within this short four chapter piece of writing, we really get to see the heart of the dedicated Apostle, and how Yeshua the Messiah was absolutely everything for him. People the world over have read Philippians in good times and bad times, desiring encouragement and seeking comfort and solace—and I am no exception. When I need to understand the calling that the Lord has placed upon my life as a Bible teacher, and the […]

2 Corinthians

The Message of 2 Corinthians

20 March, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from 2 Corinthians for the Practical Messianic a summary for Messianic teaching and preaching While the tone, subject matter(s), and purpose of the Epistle of 1 Corinthians can elude many of today’s Messianic Believers—in no small part due to the factionalism of the Corinthians and their significant confusion—the Epistle of 2 Corinthians does not largely demonstrate the difficulties of interpretation that 1 Corinthians has.[1] Unlike much of the emotion and stirring that the Apostle Paul demonstrates toward his audience in 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians does seem to indicate that his rather direct words, refutations, and rebukes have been heeded […]

Bible Messages

The Message of Hebrews

2 March, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from Hebrews for the Practical Messianic a summary for Messianic teaching and preaching The Epistle to the Hebrews is probably the second most difficult text of the Bible for today’s Messianic Believers to really understand.[1] As many have desired to recapture a forgotten emphasis on the Hebraic and Jewish Roots of our faith, Hebrews forces us to consider a part of the First Century world that many would like to think does not really exist: the Jewish Diaspora.[2] I remember when I purchased my leather bound edition of the Hebrew-Greek Key Study Bible back in 2000, and read a […]

Bible Messages

The Message of James

21 February, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from James for the Practical Messianic a summary for Messianic teaching and preaching Much of today’s Messianic movement places a high value on the Epistle of James and its message for Believers.[1] In a Christian world that has lost much of its moral compass, an emphasis on practical holiness, and a realization that good works are required of God’s people—James offers an antidote to counter much contemporary complacency. To the brother of Yeshua, faith in God is not just about some kind of mental ascent or speaking written creeds; it is about performing the actions which are reflective of […]

Bible Messages

The Message of Ephesians

19 February, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from Ephesians for the Practical Messianic a summary for Messianic teaching and preaching The Epistle of Ephesians is often one of the most appreciated letters of the Apostolic Scriptures for today’s Messianic community, even though there are probably various themes and issues seen within Ephesians which have not been explored thoroughly enough.[1] Whether one is a part of a Messianic Jewish or some kind of independent Messianic congregation, you have heard references to the Commonwealth of Israel (2:11-12) and Jewish and non-Jewish Believers being fellow heirs and citizens with one another (3:6). You have heard about some kind of […]

1&2 Timothy

The Message of the Pastoral Epistles

12 February, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from The Pastoral Epistles for the Practical Messianic a summary for Messianic teaching and preaching The texts of Scripture which are commonly known as the Pastoral Epistles, composing the letters of 1&2 Timothy and Titus, frequently go unaddressed in today’s Messianic community.[1] Perhaps unlike letters such as Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, or even 1 Corinthians—where Messianics typically already know that some more detailed investigation and consideration is required for background and linguistic points—many already believe that they know what these three letters communicate. This is not necessarily the case in Biblical Studies over the past two to three decades, where […]

Bible Messages

Bible Messages

12 February, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

TORAH (PENTATEUCH) Exodus Deuteronomy PROPHETS Hosea Joel Amos Obadiah Jonah Micah Nahum Habakkuk Zephaniah Haggai WRITINGS Job Ruth Ecclesiastes Esther Daniel GOSPELS AND ACTS GENERAL EPISTLES James 1&2 Peter and Jude 1-3 John PAULINE EPISTLES Romans 1 Corinthians 2 Corinthians Galatians Ephesians Philippians Colossians and Philemon 1&2 Thessalonians The Pastoral Epistles (1&2 Timothy, Titus) LATER NEW TESTAMENT Hebrews Revelation

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