What Did We Do in 2018? – 14 December, 2018

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Messianic Apologetics editor J.K. McKee summarizes a number of the things that our ministry did throughout 2018. Salvation on the Line, Volume II: https://outreachisrael.net/bookstore/product/salvation-on-the-line-volume-ii-the-nature-of-yeshua-and-his-divinity-general-epistles-pauline-epistles-later-new-testament-paperback Men and Women in the Body of Messiah: https://outreachisrael.net/bookstore/product/men-and-women-in-the-body-of-messiah-paperback The Messianic Walk: https://outreachisrael.net/bookstore/product/the-messianic-walk-paperback ******* Support Outreach Israel Ministries: https://outreachisrael.net/support For exclusive updates, download the free Messianic […]

1 Peter 1:14-16 – Holiness Quoted From Leviticus

13 December, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 01 NOVEMBER, 2017 “As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, ‘YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY’ [Leviticus […]

Psalm 45 – The King Enthroned Forever

10 December, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 03 NOVEMBER, 2017 “For the choir director; according to the Shoshannim. A Maskil of the sons of Korah. A Song of Love. My heart overflows with a good theme; I address my verses to the King; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer. You are fairer than […]

Psalm 92:1-2 – A Psalm for the Sabbath Day

7 December, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 29 OCTOBER, 2017 “A Psalm, a Song for the Sabbath day. It is good to give thanks to the Lord and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; to declare Your lovingkindness in the morning and Your faithfulness by night.” The Book of Psalms is broad and […]

Composition of the Book of Micah

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POSTED 23 OCTOBER, 2017 Approximate date: 700s B.C.E. (Right, conservative-moderate); 400s-200s B.C.E. (Left) Time period: judgment on the Northern Kingdom, and promised judgment on the Southern Kingdom Author(s): Micah (Right, some conservative-moderate); Micah and/or anonymous other(s) (some conservative moderate); Micah and anonymous redactors (Left) Location of prophet/author(s): somewhere in Judah […]

The Importance of Chanukah

4 December, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 13 DECEMBER, 2016 The subject of what Messianic Believers are to be doing for the Winter holiday season can be very controversial. On the one hand, Messianics should not really be celebrating Christmas, because it is non-Biblical and was created to be one replacement for observing the appointed times […]

A Summarization of Chanukah Traditions

4 December, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 17 OCTOBER, 2017 The holiday of Chanukah, or the Festival of Dedication, is full of many customs and traditions that give our celebration great life and depth. During this time of year, we have the awesome opportunity to commemorate the work of God from some 2,200 years ago during […]

Why We Should Celebrate Chanukah

4 December, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 05 DECEMBER, 2016 Chanukah is my favorite of all the holidays we get to celebrate as Messianic Believers. Why is it my favorite, you may ask? It does normally take place in December, which means it is in close proximity to my birthday. In December, I get to open […]

The Impact of the Maccabees on First Century Judaism

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ORIGINALLY POSTED 02 DECEMBER, 2009 For most Messianics I know who celebrate Chanukah, they hear a great deal about the military exploits of the Maccabees and the rededication of the Temple. Many of them honestly take the time to flip through the Books of 1&2 Maccabees in the Apocrypha, the […]

Chanukah and Encountering Worldly Philosophies

4 December, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 14 DECEMBER, 2016 One of the responsibilities of any Bible teacher is to bridge the gulf that exists between Scripture passages given in an ancient historical context, and providing practical application for those living in the Twenty-First Century. Human nature often remains the same between an ancient period and […]

Chanukah and Messianic Believers – 30 November, 2015

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Messianic Apologetics editor J.K. McKee discusses the importance that Chanukah or the Festival of Dedication has for today’s Messianic people, not just in terms of remembering the sacrifice of the Maccabees, but also the later effects of the Maccabean crisis of the Second Century B.C.E. on the Jewish world of […]

December 25 and Messianic Believers – 01 December, 2015

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Messianic Apologetics editor J.K. McKee tries to sort through the various controversies which arise around December 25 and the holiday of Christmas. How can Messianic people have a fair and reasonable attitude toward the holiday of Christmas, not celebrating it, but at the same time recognizing that many evangelical Christians […]

FAQ – Chanukah, Actions of Antiochus

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In what way did Antiochus Epiphanes commit the “Abomination of Desolation”? I thought this was a future event. Click here for the complete version of “Chanukah, Actions of Antiochus”

FAQ – Chanukah, Eight Days of Oil

4 December, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

Where can I find information about the menorah being lit for eight days, on one cruse of oil, following the Maccabees’ rededication of the Temple? Click here for the complete version of “Chanukah, Eight Days of Oil”

FAQ – Chanukah, Celebrated instead of Sukkot

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What can you tell me about the Feast of Dedication being celebrated in place of Sukkot by the Maccabees when they rededicated the Temple? Click here for the complete version of “Chanukah, Celebrated instead of Sukkot”

The Christmas Challenge

4 December, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

ORIGINALLY POSTED 12 DECEMBER, 2001 No matter who you are or what religious ideology you hold to, the Winter holiday season involving Christmas will be a challenge.[1] It is first a challenge to non-Believers as they are continually presented with the message of the birth of Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus […]

Psalm 82:1-8 – God Calls Mortal Beings “gods”

3 December, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 03 NOVEMBER, 2017 “A Psalm of Asaph. God takes His stand in His own congregation; He judges in the midst of the rulers. How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah. Vindicate the weak and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and destitute. Rescue […]

Composition of the Book of Jonah

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POSTED 23 OCTOBER, 2017 Approximate date: 850-750 B.C.E. (Right, some conservative-moderate); 400s-200s B.C.E. (some conservative-moderate, Left) Time period: God’s impending judgment upon Nineveh Author(s): Jonah (Right, some conservative-moderate); Jonah and/or members of the prophetic school (some conservative moderate); anonymous (some conservative moderate, Left) Location of author: somewhere in the Land […]

Titus 1:14-16 – So-called Purity and Human Commandments

15 November, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 01 NOVEMBER, 2017 “[N]ot paying attention to Jewish myths and commandments of men who turn away from the truth. To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled. They profess to […]

Composition of the Book of Joel

31 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 23 OCTOBER, 2017 Approximate date: 800s-600s B.C.E. (Right, some conservative-moderate); 600s-400s B.C.E. (some conservative moderate; Left) Time period: impending invasion of the Land of Israel by foreign enemies Author(s): Joel and/or a close associate (Right, conservative-moderate); Joel, writers and editors (Left) Location of prophet/author(s): Judah and Jerusalem (Right, some […]