Historians, scholars, and theologians agree that first-century Christianity was a sect of Judaism, but where does that information place first-century Gentile Christians? What did it mean to be a Gentile who practiced Judaism in the days of the apostles?
Read by the author, Restoration presents a riveting case for a return to historic biblical faith, and is a compelling tool that presents the beauty of Torah life to friends and family. In easy-to-understand terms, D. Thomas Lancaster demonstrates that Torah is indeed for Christians. This book is gracious, compelling and balanced!
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Through the pages of the new Messiah Journal we hope to continue to help shape the minds of the people of God, encourage the disciples of the Master, and instruct all believers in the life of Torah.
"The People of Israel Live!"
What is the future for Messianic Judaism? Twenty-years ago, the Spirit of the LORD kindled something new, and the ministry of First Fruits of Zion was born. With the teachings and resources of First Fruits of Zion, Christians and Messianic Jews began to rediscover the Torah.
Two decades later, First Fruits of Zion and the Messianic Jewish movement still lives, breathes, and is ready to thrive. Am Yisrael Chai breaks new ground as we present our game plan for the future of Messianic Judaism, for Jewish believers in Yeshua, and for Messianic Gentiles from all nations.
Catch the vision, become a solid member for change—be inspired to kick-start a fresh revolution by learning practical ways to facilitate study groups, Torah studies, and other outreach efforts.
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This resource contains the 10 HaYesod lesson DVDs, plus 10 additional video segments covering topics ranging from evangelism and doctrine to personal testimonies and group bible studies.
The HaYesod: The Foundation Leadership Manual is virtually identical to the HaYesod: The Foundation Student Workbook, but includes many critical additions specially created for leaders who host groups, including administration guidelines, course management, etc. It includes a complete answer key to the student workbook and has additional leadership notes and helps.
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The Everlasting Jew is a new collation of Rabbi Isaac Lichtenstein’s inspiring writings, many of them culled from the libraries of Europe and translated to English for the first time. The Everlasting Jew also includes the story of Lichtenstein’s life and his encounter with the Gospel.
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Does the New Covenant really replace the Old Covenant? Christian replacement theology is solidly based on a misunderstanding of the meaning of the new covenant. The church teaches that the new covenant cancels the Torah and God’s covenant with the Jewish people.
In Elementary Principles, D. Thomas Lancaster takes readers back to first-century Messianic Judaism to explore what he calls “an apostolic catechism," the foundational basics of discipleship to Jesus of Nazareth. Think you know it all already? Get ready to rethink your religion. This book of “basics" challenges common Christian assumptions while laying out clear, biblical definitions for all followers of Jesus.
Messianic musician, songwriter, and worship leader Troy Mitchell’s second release, “Light of the World,” captures the distant gleam of the spiritual light which will shine from Zion—the revelation of the kingdom. Mitchell delivers his signature blend of acoustic soul food, rock, reggae, gospel hope, and Chassidic joy in English, Hebrew, and Greek.
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Most believers have been taught an obligation to give a tenth of their income to their home church, but is this really what the Bible requires? First Fruits of Zion teacher Toby Janicki attempts to answer this question and more as he takes you on a fascinating biblical and historical study of the obligation of tithing. What does the LORD require of you?
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In Elementary Principles, D. Thomas Lancaster takes readers back to first-century Messianic Judaism to explore what he calls “an apostolic catechism,” the foundational basics of discipleship to Jesus of Nazareth. Think you know it all already? Get ready to rethink your religion. This book of “basics” challenges common Christian assumptions while laying out clear, biblical definitions for all followers of Jesus.
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The Concealed Light is an inspiring book that introduces the reader into the rich background and meaning behind the names of the Messiah. In the Bible and other Jewish sources, the Mashiach is deliberately assigned various eye-opening and specific names. Each of these assignations offers deep insights into the attributes and expected roles of the person of Messiah—far beyond the watered-down concept of the Messiah that modern culture offers us.
Christian theology of Israel has changed more in the past hundred years than at any other time in the past eighteen hundred. The rise of dispensationalism, the establishment of the State of Israel, and the renewal of Jewish-Christian dialogue in the post-Holocaust era have all informed a modern movement of Christians who are supportive of the Jewish people and the Jewish state.
In Israel Matters, the author of Yeshua Matters takes a theology centered on Rabbi Yeshua of Nazareth one step further. Once we realize we are following a practitioner of Judaism, the King of Israel, and the promised Savior of the Jewish people, what happens to our theology of Israel?
We see depictions of him in movies, paintings, and stained-glass windows. We hear about him from the pulpit and the stage. We read about him in the Gospels. As his disciples, we follow him; we revere him; we glorify him. But how well do we really know him?
Yeshua Matters is the story of a pastor who discovers that Jesus Christ was not just a Jewish person, but a practicing Jew, a teacher of Judaism—a rabbi, known during his earthly ministry as Rabbi Yeshua of Nazareth.
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