Monthly Archives: November 2015

Problems Calling for New Solutions in the Messianic Jewish Religious World

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Various cultural forces have co-opted Jewish peoplehood and covenantal responsibility among Jewish believers in Yeshua, and intermarried family constellations. Jewish identity is being defined genetically instead of covenantally. We have forgotten that we are a people whom God formed for himself to show forth his praise (Isaiah 43:21). As a result, our next generation and…

Shopping for a Jesus

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The stores will be all Christmasy after Thanksgiving, so this is a good time to shop for a Jesus. Lots of people do this, you know. Let me describe six Jesus’s you may want to buy, and recommend the one that I favor—because I think it is truest to the Bible. The first Jesus some…

The Lousy Way Some People Lift Jesus Higher

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I recently visited with long-term friends and thought to visit the church where they attended. I sat in the front row with the wife half of this couple. The church was a famous one, perhaps the best known in their city, and very well run. The music was great. The announcements up on the Power…

No More Bogus Jesus

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We can learn a lot that other people have forgotten just by looking closely at the story of Yeshua’s meeting with a Samaritan woman. We need to take this look because many people who think they’ve found the Savior of their souls have really settled for a bogus Jesus. Here is the passage, from John/Yochanan,…