1&2 Thessalonians

The Message of 1&2 Thessalonians

21 April, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 20 MARCH, 2017 reproduced from 1&2 Thessalonians for the Practical Messianic a summary for Messianic teaching and preaching Daniel, Ezekiel, Revelation, Matthew 24, Zechariah: these are all the parts of Scripture that people commonly consider to be related to the phenomenon known as “Bible prophecy.”[1] Most of the attention that is given to those who examine the end-time themes of Scripture are often focused around these texts. But how many of you are aware that there are other books of the Bible that likewise have a prophetic message? How many of you consciously think about how the blessed hope […]

Bible Versions

English Bible Versions and Today’s Messianic Movement

2 April, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

originally posted 12 May, 2013 reproduced from Confronting Critical Issues What English Bible version should you use as a contemporary Believer? This is a topic that can not only be rather confusing, but is something that can also evoke some rather strong emotions. Very few English Bible readers, who are committed to a steadfast faith in God, ever stick with one single Bible version or translation to employ in their studies. At the same time, though, it might also be said that various Bible readers can get a bit too comfortable examining a particular version, because they just get too […]

Bible Versions

The Message of Jonah

20 March, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Fall Holiday Helper At some point throughout its history, it is not uncommon for a nation or state to reach a point of sinfulness where it deserves nothing less than the full onslaught of God’s punishment. Such is the case as depicted in the Book of Jonah. The Prophet is called out by the Lord, “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me” (1:2). Nineveh was the capital city (or region) of the Assyrian Empire, one of the most brutal and inhumane powers the world, […]

Bible Versions

Bible Versions, Messianic

17 August, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

UPDATED 14 OCTOBER, 2012 I have seen a variety of Messianic Bible versions on the market. Is there any particular one that you recommend? What is your opinion of them? There are a wide variety of Bible versions available on the market, which to various degrees have been produced with a Messianic audience in mind. Some of them are good, and some of them are questionable, perhaps no different than the many Christian Bibles that are available today. Some of them represent a good, conservative theological position, and affirm foundational doctrines of the faith, and some of them skew foundational […]

Bible Versions

Bible Versions

16 August, 2016 J.K. McKee 2

UPDATED 03 OCTOBER, 2011 Is there any specific Bible version that you recommend that I use? I am new to the Messianic movement. Two valuable resources that we recommend if you are brand new to the Messianic movement, that you will probably find extremely helpful, are the Complete Jewish Bible translated by David H. Stern (Clarksville, MD: Jewish New Testament Publications, 1998) and the Hebrew-Greek Key New American Standard edited by Spiros Zodhiates (Chattanooga: AMG Publishers, 1994). The CJB will familiarize you with many of the Hebrew words and Hebraic terms used throughout the broad Messianic community, and the Hebrew-Greek […]