Exodus

Terumah

26 February, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Terumah Contribution “The Heart of the Matter” Exodus 25:1-27:19 1 Kings 5:26-6:13 by Mark Huey mark@outreachisrael.net This week’s Torah portion, Terumah, details the construction of the Tabernacle which the glory of God occupied during the Ancient Israelites’ journey through the wilderness. This temporary dwelling place was used by Israel until the First Temple was constructed in Jerusalem by King Solomon. As you read through the details of the Tabernacle’s materials and its construction, you can marvel at the minute particulars that come forth from the instructions of the Master Builder. The finest natural materials are utilized, which are all thought […]

Bible Study

The Dangers of Pre-Tribulationism

24 February, 2017 messianicapologetics 3

The pre-tribulation rapture is an extremely popular doctrine, which advocates that Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) can unexpectedly come at any moment for the saints, gathering them into Heaven before the Tribulation period or Seventieth Week of Israel. Pre-tribulationism has sold many books, spawned numerous fiction series and movies, and has created a large financial market for prophecy materials. But in spite of its popularity in much of today’s evangelical Christianity, few question it. When presented with alternative points of view such as post-tribulationism, adherents of the popular pre-tribulational position can sometimes take strong offense, and they can be found […]

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 […]

Mark Huey

February 2017 Outreach Israel News

21 February, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

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 […]

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 […]

Exodus

Mishpatim

19 February, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Mishpatim Rulings “Rules Unto Others” Exodus 21:1-24:18 Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26 by Mark Huey mark@outreachisrael.net As we turn to Mishpatim this week, we are reminded that the Israelites have just received the Ten Commandments and have heard the terrifying voice of the Lord as He shook Mount Sinai. We recall that the Israelites were so frightened by the sound of God’s voice, that they requested that Moses be their exclusive intermediary to receive the further instructions about how to conduct their lives. As they trembled at a distance, the fear was so great that they thought they would die if they […]

Christology

John 8:48-59

17 February, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from Salvation on the Line: The Nature of Yeshua and His Divinity “The Jews answered and said to Him, ‘Do we not say rightly that You are a Samaritan and have a demon?’ Yeshua answered, ‘I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me. But I do not seek My glory; there is One who seeks and judges. Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he will never see death.’ The Jews said to Him, ‘Now we know that You have a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets also; and […]

Bible Study

Hebrews

14 February, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

The Epistle to the Hebrews is one of the most overlooked texts in the entire Bible, and is greatly unappreciated by many in today’s Christianity, as well as the Messianic movement. A profoundly spiritual and intellectual masterpiece, the theme of this treatise is undeniably Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ), and His supremacy over all. The author engages his audience by describing Yeshua as the Creator, being superior to angels, Moses, Joshua, and as mediator of the New Covenant. The author comes to these conclusions using some very unique ways, employing First Century rhetoric and literary devices that often evade your […]

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 […]

Exodus

Yitro

12 February, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Yitro Jethro “Divine Service Toward Others” Exodus 18:1-20:23[26] Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6[6-7] (A); 6:1-13 (S) by Mark Huey mark@outreachisrael.net This week we continue our examination of the Book of Exodus, coming to a Torah portion that includes one of the most significant sections in the entire Bible, as we witness God giving His people the Ten Commandments. After some of the initial trials of the journey into the wilderness as considered last week in B’shalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16), with a lack of water and food, and a battle with the Amalekites—in Yitro the people of Israel come to the base of Mount […]

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

Christology

John 10:22-39

9 February, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from Salvation on the Line: The Nature of Yeshua and His Divinity “At that time the Feast of the Dedication took place at Jerusalem; it was winter, and Yeshua was walking in the temple in the portico of Solomon. The Jews then gathered around Him, and were saying to Him, ‘How long will You keep us in suspense? If You are the Messiah, tell us plainly.’ Yeshua answered them, ‘I told you, and you do not believe; the works that I do in My Father’s name, these testify of Me. But you do not believe because you are not of […]

Updates

February 2017 Editor’s Update

7 February, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

Dear Friends: 2017 is going to be a very busy and active year for the expansion and growth of Outreach Israel Ministries and Messianic Apologetics. We have started this year with the release of the new commentary 2 Corinthians for the Practical Messianic. Later this Spring will see the first release of Salvation on the Line: The Nature of Yeshua and His Divinity, focusing on the Gospels and Acts. This will follow later in the year with the second release in this series, focusing on the General Epistles, Pauline Epistles, and the Later New Testament. This is a resource we […]

Exodus

B’shalach

5 February, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

B’shalach After he had let go “An Ancient and Current Foe” Exodus 13:17-17:16 Judges 4:4-5:31 (A); 5:1-31 (S) by Mark Huey mark@outreachisrael.net This week’s Torah portion, B’shalach, is another excellent example of how important it is for us as Believers to really take the messages of Moses’ Teaching quite seriously. God lets the enemies of Israel harass His people in any generation. Whether it be the Ancient Amalekites who attacked Israel in the early days of the Exodus sojourn, or various evil forces that try to attack moves of the Spirit of God as we approach Yeshua’s return: the imperative […]