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What is the New Covenant? - Part 2 - Messianic Insider

J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics reviews what the New Covenant actually is from the Holy Scriptures, addressing: Hebrews 8:7-13; 10:14-18. Part 2 of 3.
Acts 7:56-60 - To Be Absent From the Body

“[A]nd he said, ‘Behold, I see the heavens opened up and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.’ But they cried out with a loud voice, and covered their ears and rushed at him with one impulse. When they had driven him out of the city, they began stoning him; and the witnesses laid aside their robes at the feet of a young man named Saul. They went on stoning Stephen as he called on the Lord and said, ‘Lord Yeshua, receive my spirit!’ Then falling on his knees, he cried out with a loud voice, ‘Lord, do not hold this sin against them!’ Having said this, he fell asleep.”
Some of you would be absolutely shocked with the types of questions I’m asked off the record. While we can’t address everything all at once, many of us need to stop being so afraid sometimes. We need to remember that if sane and stable people are not willing to discuss inconvenient and controversial issues, that insane and unstable people will. And, while it is appropriate for some topics to wait for another day, we can’t be afraid of that other day when it arrives. Everything should be used as an opportunity to learn.
I know a lot of people are concerned about the times in which we are living. They have been expecting one thing to happen, and are seeing something else happen. Have we forgotten that the Kingdom of God is our business? While there will always be information, some true and some not so true circulating—our ultimate responsibility is to pray for the Lord to protect and preserve us for His Kingdom’s work. I don’t think that enough of us, in rightfully being concerned with the frightening political climate of America, have remembered to pray that God protect us like He did Ancient Israel in the Exodus or the Believers in the Book of Acts.
“Fifty Reasons for What?” (CH3 - Reason #3) - The Dangers of Pre-Tribulationism

Responding to: “3. Pre-tribulationism is the only view which allows literal interpretation of all Old and New Testament passages on the great tribulation.”
Confronting Controversies: Men and Women in the Body of Messiah - 11 - Messianic Insider

Issues involving men and women in the Body of Messiah, are not too frequently discussed in today’s Messianic movement, unless they are from a relatively strict complementarian viewpoint. John McKee of Messianic Apologetics approaches the subject of men and women from an egalitarian perspective. In this episode, the analysis begins to specifically address how this issue has been approached within the broad Messianic community, apparently different “roles” for males and females, Adam and Eve’s involvement in the Fall, and the leaders of Ancient Israel in the Torah.
1 Thessalonians 4:14-15 - To Be Absent From the Body

“For if we believe that Yeshua died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Yeshua. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.”
Study Questions: Why Do We Need the Torah? - Shabbat School

J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics goes through the study questions for Ch 3 in the Messianic Beginnings workbook:

1. What are some examples of common Christian ignorance of the Torah? Do you think this is acceptable for those who claim to study and know the Bible?

2. Do you believe knowing about the Torah is important for our faith and having a proper foundation for understanding the Apostolic Scriptures (New Testament)? Why or why not?

3. Give examples of modern societal degradation that have resulted, or can result, from not heeding the Torah’s commandments.

4. In what sense is the Torah “Teaching”? In what sense is the Torah “Law”?

5. Give some examples, based in the Torah, of how Believers are to be holy, or more specifically set-apart, from the world. How important do you believe this is?

6. Why do you think many believe that the Messiah abolished the Torah? Do you believe that “fulfill” means “abolish”? Why or why not?

7. Why do you think that many Bible teachers speak against the Torah?

8. What do you believe the correct meaning of “under the Law” is?

9. Understanding that Yeshua upheld the validity of the Torah or Law of Moses, how might we reconcile what many claim about Paul and other authors in the Apostolic Scriptures (New Testament), to His words?

10. List some specific reasons why born again Believers need the Torah.

11. What is sin, Biblically defined? What is lawlessness, Biblically defined?

12. If sin is indeed disobedience to the Torah, what things might you need to change in your life? What things do you need to pray about?
2 Corinthians 5:1-10 - To Be Absent From the Body

“For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For indeed in this house we groan, longing to be clothed with our dwelling from heaven, inasmuch as we, having put it on, will not be found naked. For indeed while we are in this tent, we groan, being burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed but to be clothed, so that what is mortal will be swallowed up by life. Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge. Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord—for we walk by faith, not by sight—we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord. Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Messiah, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.”
I just finished filming the next episode of the Outreach Israel Report with my parents, Mark and Margaret Huey. It has been almost a month since we have released an episode, mainly due to behind the scenes family matters, and then the Great Texas Freeze of 2021. Glad to be doing it again. Our episode is entitled "Coronavirus Scare: One Year Later." We will be reflecting on how it was just a short year ago we were hearing about this thing called Coronavirus, how it was supposed to blow over by the Summer, and yet now a full year later we are still having to reckon with it. We will be talking about the issue of COVID-19 vaccinations, whether the vaccine is the actual "mark of the beast" as some have claimed, and I close with mentioning how this whole thing has indeed affected the Messianic movement we are a part of.

Expect this episode to go live sometime tomorrow.
“Fifty Reasons for What?” (CH3 - Reason #4) - The Dangers of Pre-Tribulationism

Responding to: “4. Only pre-tribulationism distinguishes clearly between Israel and the church and their respective programs.”
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While I completely understand the need for us to try to live normal lives the best as we can in our trying times, this meme on Matthew 24:37-39 takes this Bible passage completely out of context! Noah entered into the Ark, and then those eating and drinking were all taken away—by the Flood—in judgment to destruction. Precisely because they were just eating and drinking, they couldn’t see God’s impending doom on them.

Once again, we need to try to enjoy life the best we can given our times. But we are not to do this to the extent that we go off marrying, eating, and drinking—and then totally forget what is prophesied to come in the future!
Coronavirus Scare: One Year Later – Outreach Israel Report

Mark and Margaret Huey, and John McKee discuss what has taken place in the past short year, as at the close of February 2020, people were just hearing about some unknown “Coronavirus.” How has the presence of this apparent pandemic changed our lives, and what is its possible relationship to the end-times?
In this week’s Outreach Israel Report, I talk about how the future of the formal Messianic Jewish movement is reliant on national conferences. Yet because of the response of many to COVID-19, the short term future of such events appears null.

Just heard about a Messianic congregation that has only been meeting virtually now for a full year! Null indeed.