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 […]

Philippians

Philippians 3:9

12 January, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from The New Testament Validates Torah Pastor: Philippians 3:9: Righteousness is not derived by the Law. “[A]nd may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Messiah, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith.” The pastor is correct in his statement here that “Righteousness is not derived by the Law.” In any defense of the validity of the Torah’s code of conduct for born again Believers today, it needs to be made absolutely and abundantly clear that righteousness or justification (dikaiosunē)—whether […]

Bible Study

Philippians

11 January, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

The letter of Paul to the Philippians is a frequently overlooked and disregarded text in the Bible by today’s Messianic community—yet it speaks so profoundly to many of the spiritual issues we are facing, or will undoubtedly be dealing with in the near future. Perhaps with the most Roman character of any other book of the Apostolic Scriptures (New Testament), save Paul’s letter to the Romans, Philippians invites us into a community of First Century Believers on their own in the Roman colony of Philippi. These people are surrounded by neighbors who are hostile to both Judaism and the gospel message […]

Kosher

Philippians 3:17-19

22 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us. For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Messiah, whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things.” Paul’s letter to the Philippians[1] is widely agreed to principally be a letter of thanksgiving, to a group of Believers who have supported the Apostle financially, and who […]

Philippians

Epistle of Paul to the Philippians

27 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from A Survey of the Apostolic Scriptures for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 61 C.E. Time period: first imprisonment of Paul Author: the Apostle Paul Location of author: Rome (majority view), Ephesus or Caesarea (minority view) Target audience and their location: largely non-Jewish Believers in Philippi Theological Summary: The letter to the Philippians is commonly classified among the Prison Epistles (also including Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon). Genuine Pauline authorship of Philippians has not been substantially challenged by either conservatives or liberals, per the many personal references witnessed in this letter (even though the latter may argue that some sections […]

Afterlife

Philippians 1:23

27 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 2

POSTED 29 MARCH, 2011 What do those who believe in psychopannychy/soul sleep do about Philippians 1:23, and with Paul desiring to depart and be with the Messiah? Philippians 1:23 is the second most commonly quoted passage about the afterlife (after 2 Corinthians 5:8) that one will probably encounter. Many Believers throughout history, when presented with a likely death, have been able to identify with the same series of choices that the Apostle Paul had to make when he wrote his letter to the Philippians from prison in Rome. Paul asserts that death for him would be “gain” (Philippians 1:21), but […]

1 Corinthians

What Does “Under the Law” Really Mean?–A Further Study

2 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 1

originally posted 13 June, 2011 reproduced from The New Testament Validates Torah In the discussion over the validity and relevance of the Torah for today’s Believers in Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ), there is one particular issue that is a cause of significant confusion and consternation: Is it not true that we are not under the Law?[1] No responsible Bible reader can ignore or deny what passages like Romans 6:14 communicate: “For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.” If we want to be honest with what the Bible tells us, […]

Books & Studies

Philippians for the Practical Messianic

14 September, 2016 messianicapologetics 0

The letter of Paul to the Philippians is a frequently overlooked and disregarded text in the Bible by today’s Messianic community—yet it speaks so profoundly to many of the spiritual issues we are facing, or will undoubtedly be dealing with in the near future. Perhaps with the most Roman character of any other book of the Apostolic Scriptures (New Testament), save Paul’s letter to the Romans, Philippians invites us into a community of First Century Believers on their own in the Roman colony of Philippi. These people are surrounded by neighbors who are hostile to both Judaism and the gospel message […]