TorahScope: V’yigash

12 December, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

V’yigash Judah and Joseph Reconciled Genesis 44:18-47:27 Ezekiel 37:15-28 “He approached” by Mark Huey In this week’s Torah reading, we see how Joseph encounters his brothers, who must come to Egypt to purchase provisions. He explains to them that what they intended for evil by selling him into slavery, God […]

The King Enthroned Forever – 10 December, 2018

10 December, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

What does Psalm 45 communicate to us about the nature of Yeshua? Salvation on the Line, Volume I:https://outreachisrael.net/bookstore/product/salvation-on-the-line-volume-i-the-nature-of-yeshua-and-his-divinity-gospels-and-acts-paperback ******* Support Outreach Israel Ministries: https://outreachisrael.net/support For exclusive updates, download the free Messianic Apologetics app! iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/id1212812554 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.messianicapologetics.android&hl=en Messianic Apologetics on YouTube: http://youtube.com/MessianicApologetics Subscribe to the Messianic Apologetics podcast! iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/messianic-apologetics/id1295163958 […]

Psalm 45 – The King Enthroned Forever

10 December, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 03 NOVEMBER, 2017 “For the choir director; according to the Shoshannim. A Maskil of the sons of Korah. A Song of Love. My heart overflows with a good theme; I address my verses to the King; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer. You are fairer than […]

Commentary – Romans for the Practical Messianic

9 December, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Paul’s letter to the Romans is easily discerned to be the most influential letter ever written in human history. It has had a significant impact on religious authorities, governmental authorities, and philosophies on God, human behavior, and societal order. There is no denying the great theological importance that the Epistle […]

Psalm 92:1-2 – A Psalm for the Sabbath Day

7 December, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 29 OCTOBER, 2017 “A Psalm, a Song for the Sabbath day. It is good to give thanks to the Lord and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; to declare Your lovingkindness in the morning and Your faithfulness by night.” The Book of Psalms is broad and […]

Strange Teachings Associated With Foods – 06 December, 2018

6 December, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Most Messianic people, when being quoted Hebrews 13:9-10, have no idea how to respond to the claim that the Torah’s dietary laws are the cause of “strange teachings” being confronted by the author of Hebrews. Messianic Kosher Helper: https://outreachisrael.net/bookstore/product/messianic-kosher-helper ******* Support Outreach Israel Ministries: https://outreachisrael.net/support For exclusive updates, download the […]

Composition of the Book of Micah – 05 December, 2018

5 December, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

How important is the Book of Micah for today’s Messianic people? A Survey of the Tanach for the Practical Messianic:https://outreachisrael.net/bookstore/product/a-survey-of-the-tanach-for-the-practical-messianic-paperback ******* Support Outreach Israel Ministries: https://outreachisrael.net/support For exclusive updates, download the free Messianic Apologetics app! iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/id1212812554 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.messianicapologetics.android&hl=en Messianic Apologetics on YouTube: http://youtube.com/MessianicApologetics Subscribe to the Messianic Apologetics podcast! […]

Composition of the Book of Micah

5 December, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 23 OCTOBER, 2017 Approximate date: 700s B.C.E. (Right, conservative-moderate); 400s-200s B.C.E. (Left) Time period: judgment on the Northern Kingdom, and promised judgment on the Southern Kingdom Author(s): Micah (Right, some conservative-moderate); Micah and/or anonymous other(s) (some conservative moderate); Micah and anonymous redactors (Left) Location of prophet/author(s): somewhere in Judah […]

TorahScope: Mikkeitz

5 December, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Mikkeitz At the end Genesis 41:1-44:17 1 Kings 3:15-4:1 “To Him Be the Glory” by Mark Huey This week’s parashah includes a very important verse that should immediately focus our attention on what God was accomplishing through the life of Joseph, when he is asked to interpret the dreams that […]

Book – Messianic Winter Holiday Helper

4 December, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

The Winter holiday season is frequently a conflicted time of year for many people in today’s Messianic movement. On the one hand, most Messianic Believers do not celebrate the holiday of Christmas on December 25, due to some of its pre-Christian origins and questionable traditions. On the other hand, the […]

The Importance of Chanukah

4 December, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 13 DECEMBER, 2016 The subject of what Messianic Believers are to be doing for the Winter holiday season can be very controversial. On the one hand, Messianics should not really be celebrating Christmas, because it is non-Biblical and was created to be one replacement for observing the appointed times […]

A Summarization of Chanukah Traditions

4 December, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 17 OCTOBER, 2017 The holiday of Chanukah, or the Festival of Dedication, is full of many customs and traditions that give our celebration great life and depth. During this time of year, we have the awesome opportunity to commemorate the work of God from some 2,200 years ago during […]

Why We Should Celebrate Chanukah

4 December, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 05 DECEMBER, 2016 Chanukah is my favorite of all the holidays we get to celebrate as Messianic Believers. Why is it my favorite, you may ask? It does normally take place in December, which means it is in close proximity to my birthday. In December, I get to open […]

The Impact of the Maccabees on First Century Judaism

4 December, 2018 J.K. McKee 1

ORIGINALLY POSTED 02 DECEMBER, 2009 For most Messianics I know who celebrate Chanukah, they hear a great deal about the military exploits of the Maccabees and the rededication of the Temple. Many of them honestly take the time to flip through the Books of 1&2 Maccabees in the Apocrypha, the […]

Chanukah and Encountering Worldly Philosophies

4 December, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 14 DECEMBER, 2016 One of the responsibilities of any Bible teacher is to bridge the gulf that exists between Scripture passages given in an ancient historical context, and providing practical application for those living in the Twenty-First Century. Human nature often remains the same between an ancient period and […]

Chanukah and Messianic Believers – 30 November, 2015

4 December, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Messianic Apologetics editor J.K. McKee discusses the importance that Chanukah or the Festival of Dedication has for today’s Messianic people, not just in terms of remembering the sacrifice of the Maccabees, but also the later effects of the Maccabean crisis of the Second Century B.C.E. on the Jewish world of […]

December 25 and Messianic Believers – 01 December, 2015

4 December, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Messianic Apologetics editor J.K. McKee tries to sort through the various controversies which arise around December 25 and the holiday of Christmas. How can Messianic people have a fair and reasonable attitude toward the holiday of Christmas, not celebrating it, but at the same time recognizing that many evangelical Christians […]

FAQ – Chanukah, Actions of Antiochus

4 December, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

In what way did Antiochus Epiphanes commit the “Abomination of Desolation”? I thought this was a future event. Click here for the complete version of “Chanukah, Actions of Antiochus”

FAQ – Chanukah, Eight Days of Oil

4 December, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

Where can I find information about the menorah being lit for eight days, on one cruse of oil, following the Maccabees’ rededication of the Temple? Click here for the complete version of “Chanukah, Eight Days of Oil”

FAQ – Chanukah, Celebrated instead of Sukkot

4 December, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

What can you tell me about the Feast of Dedication being celebrated in place of Sukkot by the Maccabees when they rededicated the Temple? Click here for the complete version of “Chanukah, Celebrated instead of Sukkot”

The Christmas Challenge

4 December, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

ORIGINALLY POSTED 12 DECEMBER, 2001 No matter who you are or what religious ideology you hold to, the Winter holiday season involving Christmas will be a challenge.[1] It is first a challenge to non-Believers as they are continually presented with the message of the birth of Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus […]

God Calls Mortal Beings “gods” – 03 December, 2018

3 December, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Psalm 82:1-8 can be a very confusing passage. What does it mean when God the Creator refers to human mortals as elohim or “gods”? Salvation on the Line, Volume I: The Nature of Yeshua and His Divinity: http://outreachisrael.net/bookstore/product/salvation-on-the-line-volume-i-the-nature-of-yeshua-and-his-divinity-gospels-and-acts-paperback

Psalm 82:1-8 – God Calls Mortal Beings “gods”

3 December, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 03 NOVEMBER, 2017 “A Psalm of Asaph. God takes His stand in His own congregation; He judges in the midst of the rulers. How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah. Vindicate the weak and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and destitute. Rescue […]

Book – Messianic Beginnings: An Introductory Study

2 December, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Messianic Beginnings: An Introductory Study has been written as a primer, following the journey of the Huey and McKee family, as evangelical Believers drawn into the Messianic movement in 1995, and learning what it meant to have a more comprehensive understanding of the ancient roots of our Biblical faith. This […]