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June 2017 Outreach Israel News

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Update June 2017 For any one of us in full-time Messianic ministry, one of the worst experiences we have ever had is having to witness someone commit a severe act of apostasy. In the opening months of Outreach Israel Ministries in the Spring of 2003, I actually interacted with a number of people who were forthrightly convinced that Yeshua the Messiah was not God, and then later came to believe that He was not the Messiah. A few of them later ended up questioning the reliability of the Tanach Scriptures (OT). Because our ministry was so new at the time, […]

Mark Huey

May 2017 Outreach Israel News

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OIM Update May 2017 This month, as the Omer Count heads towards Shavuot at the end of the month, the State of Israel will be celebrating its Memorial Day (Yom HaZikuran on May 1st), Independence Day (Yom HaMatza’ut on May 2nd), and Jerusalem Day (Yom Yerushalayim on May 24th). These are special occasions when Israelis commemorate the 69th anniversary of the reconstitution of the State of Israel in 1948, and the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Jerusalem from the Jordanians during the Six Day War of 1967. As followers of Yeshua the Messiah, who consider circumstances that affect Israel […]


A Restoration of Israel–Without the Jews?

11 April, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 12 DECEMBER, 2016 reproduced from the December 2016 issue of Outreach Israel News This month of December 2016, the Jewish and Messianic Jewish communities will be commemorating Chanukah or the Festival of Dedication. Chanukah is a very warm time for Jewish and Messianic Jewish families, mainly as they reflect back on different family memories, special times of fellowship, gift giving, and of course eating many specialty foods. In many Messianic congregations the world over, there will be dedicated times of reading from the Books of Maccabees, focusing on the ancient history of the Seleucid invasion of the Land of Israel, […]


Purim, Haman, and Anti-Semitism

9 March, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the March 2017 issue of Outreach Israel News This month the worldwide Jewish community will be commemorating the Festival of Lots or Purim. As many of us know, Purim is a time when the account of the Book of Esther is read, there is typically some kind of congregational play where young people dress up as Biblical characters, and there is a great deal of food. Purim is a calendrical reminder that one month later, we will be remembering the Passover. There are many important themes of Purim, as witnessed in the Book of Esther, which force us […]

Mark Huey

March 2017 Outreach Israel News

9 March, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

OIM Update March 2017 There is something about this time of the year that reminds me of the “seasons of life” which continue in clockwork like fashion, to spring forth life and renewed vigor to pursue the Holy One of Israel. Perhaps it was a recent birthday, coupled with attending a Messianic Jewish conference and a congregational leadership retreat, in consecutive weekends, which all combined to make me reconsider these memorable statements from the Preacher in the Book of Ecclesiastes: “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and […]

Mark Huey

February 2017 Outreach Israel News

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OIM Update February 2017 As noted in last month’s update, the change in direction of the government of the United States was a Godsend of magnanimous proportions! In many regards it could have been, according to a variety of righteous servants of the Most High, a direct result of God’s children crying out for mercy, and then protection, for the inauguration of the new executive administration. Whatever it was, for those old enough to bear witness to the persistent political pendulum swings of the American culture, there is one undeniable conclusion: the population of this 240-year old democratic republic is […]

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September 2016 Editor’s Update

20 September, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

Dear Friends: The bulk of my attention this past month has been in processing how I wish to proceed forward in our ministry’s new social media strategy. Our new WordPress based websites give us a huge amount of technical capability that we did not previously possess. The importance of online outreach via tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube must be taken advantage of, for as much and as long as such tools can be readily employed! Few realize this, but I have written so much in the past twelve years—articles, FAQ entries, books, commentaries—that if all of this […]

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August 2016 Editor’s Update

18 August, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

Dear Friends: This past month, as a part of our ongoing OIM Technology Fund, I got a new computer. It took me around two long afternoons on a Thursday and Friday to install software and transfer files from my old station to this new station. During our morning Shabbat service following, I sat down during the worship, and got an impression that later in the weekend I needed to look into significantly upgrading the Messianic Apologetics website. While the previous website was easy to navigate, the basic design was over ten years old, and not always compatible with mobile devices. […]