J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics goes through the six study questions for Unit One in The Messianic Walk workbook:
1. What are some of the reasons why you are involved in today’s Messianic movement?
2. In considering some of the history of the First Century Believers, to the emergence of the modern Messianic movement—what biggest shift in your thinking has had to take place? (Note: While you cannot change the past, you can affect the future.)
3. What are some useful ways that the Messianic movement can be viewed as an “end-time move of God”?
4. Are you fully committed to being a part of the Messianic walk, even if it takes you right to the cusp of the return of Yeshua? Or, is being a part of the Messianic movement just a spiritual novelty for you, perhaps only for a limited season?
5. How important do you think it is to follow the weekly Torah reading cycle? Have you ever followed the Torah cycle through in a single year?
6. What do you think about the broad Messianic conviction that the Torah or Law of Moses bears relevance in the post-resurrection era? How much customary evangelical theology do you think needs to be reevaluated or jettisoned? What issues or passages do you need to more thoroughly review?
AN EXCELLENT RESOURCE FOR YOUR CONGREGATION’S NEXT NEW FOUNDATIONS OR NEW MEMBERS CLASS!
Why are you a part of today’s Messianic movement? Since the reemergence of the Messianic Jewish movement in the late 1960s to the present, we have witnessed a generation of Jewish people come to faith in Israel’s Messiah, retaining their Jewish heritage. Since the mid-to-late 1990s to the present, we have also witnessed a great number of evangelical Protestant Believers be sovereignly called by God into the Messianic movement, to join in and participate with their fellow Jewish Believers in the restoration of Israel. Many are of the sincere conviction that the end-time prophecies involving a massive salvation of Jewish people (Romans chs. 9-11) and the nations coming to Zion to be instructed in God’s Torah (Micah 4:1-3; Isaiah 2:2-4), are simultaneously occurring in this hour.
Today’s Messianic congregations are often places where these two dynamics emerge, and people from diverse backgrounds fellowship with one another on a regular basis in a local assembly or fellowship of brothers and sisters. What are some of the things of what it means to be a Jewish Believer in Yeshua of Nazareth? What are some of the things of what it means to be a non-Jewish Believer in the Messianic movement? How do we pool the strengths and virtues of our Judeo-Protestant heritage, as we anticipate and work toward the salvation-historical trajectory of “all Israel will be saved” (Romans 11:26) and the return of Yeshua to Planet Earth?
Messianic Apologetics editor J.K. McKee has developed the workbook The Messianic Walk to specifically aid in acclimating people to today’s Messianic movement. This resource is a primer, divided into six units, covering: (1) The Messianic Experience, (2) Shabbat, the Appointed Times, Jewish Holidays, (3) Kosher and Torah-Based “Means of Grace,” (4) The Contours of Jewish Evangelism, (5) Our Place in the Congregation, and (6) A Survey of Messianic Theology. The Messianic Walk has been written in an as user-friendly and easy-to-read style as possible, as it introduces students to the Messianic congregational experience as it has developed by the third decade of the Twenty-First Century. It is a resource intended to be used in the new members classes of today’s Messianic congregations, either on its own or in concert with other materials.
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