Resources

Last update: Sunday, Sep 15, 2019

Resources

Last update: Sunday, Sep 15, 2019


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Changing and Living a New Narrative

( 1 MP3 track, 36 minutes / 51.5 MB )

Pillars, Allies, CompanionsSeptember 15, 2019

“If we go on observing Judaism we admit that we never received grace. It is monstrous to talk about Jesus Christ and to live like a Jew.” — Ignatius, church father, in Letter to the Magnesians

This quote by the early church father represents the narrative that has been well entrenched from the emergence of Christianity that Jesus and Paul stood outside of and in opposition to Judaism. This was a seemingly unbridgeable divide between the two groups. But the narrative has been changing more and more rapidly across the world. The gap between Judaism and Christianity is narrowing as Christians fall in love with the Torah and with the Jewish people.

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Jesus Declared All Foods Clean

( 1 MP3 track, 41 minutes / 41.5 MB )

Pillars, Allies, CompanionsAugust 13, 2019

A Closer Look at Mark 7. Did Jesus cancel the Bible’s dietary laws? Conventional interpretations of Mark 7 boldly declare that Yeshua revoked the Jewish dietary laws when “he declared all foods clean.” On that basis, even Jewish Christians are encouraged to ignore the Bible’s instructions regarding permitted and prohibited foods. But that interpretation raises serious difficulties and undermines Yeshua’s teaching about the ongoing authority of the Torah.

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How to Curse Your Enemy, Parashat Balak

( 1 MP3 track, 30 minutes / 26.6 MB )

Pillars, Allies, CompanionsJuly 21, 2019

Throughout the holy Scriptures we see that words have power. Parashat Balak provides an illustrative example of that power. Hired by King Balak to curse Israel, the prophet Balaam instead spoke blessings over God’s people. Just as the LORD turned King Balak’s curse into a blessing, the LORD often takes a curse and turns it into a blessing for those who love him. In How to Curse Your Enemy, First Fruits of Zion Education Director, D. Thomas Lancaster, recounts the unique nature of Shabbat Balak in the year 2015 when a particular curse was turned into a blessing.

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