Paganism and idolatry are real. Those who live in the West seldom see people worshiping or offering sacrifices to idols, but paganism is as real today as it was in the time of the Bible. Idolatry is not just a metaphor for materialism, it exists in a physical and tangible way as well. Paganism is not just something for the history books, but it is something every believer must guard against even today.
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The traditional Christian view of Heaven and Hell assumes that both exist. Beyond that, Christianity disagrees with itself on what Heaven is, what Hell is, who goes where, and how long they stay.
What About Heaven and Hell? approaches the question of eternal destinies from a Messianic Jewish perspective. D. Thomas Lancaster takes listeners on an apocalyptic tour of apostolic-era, Jewish views of the afterlife and uses that information to cast light on New Testament passages about Heaven and Hell. "Our Master was Jewish. It stands to reason that if we want to understand what Yeshua and the apostles believed or taught, we should consider what Judaism believed or taught on the same subject."
Christian theology teaches that Jesus' death and resurrection cancelled the Levitical sacrifices, but this assumption raises some serious problems. In four engaging lectures, Torah Club author D. Thomas Lancaster takes us into Leviticus, Hebrews, and the Messianic Age to come to reconcile the contradictions between old and new. Surprising, paradigm-shifting answers to difficult questions
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.
Discover a truly Messianic Jewish vision: Messianic Judaism for All Nations, a worldview founded on the land, the people, and the Scriptures of Israel, regenerated in the resurrection of Yeshua, and looking toward the coming kingdom.
How can we engage the next generation in Messianic Judaism and Yeshua faith? At First Fruits of Zion’s 2016 National Conference, the focus was on raising up a new generation of disciples—new wineskins for the new wine of our Master Yeshua’s teaching.
"Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me … and you will find rest for your souls." (Matthew 11:29)
Sometimes it may feel like Jews and Gentiles are unequally yoked as we all seek to take on the “yoke of the King.” Get a new, fresh, powerful, uniting vision for the future of Gentiles in Messianic Judaism. Discover the path of the biblical God-fearer, and let the Sabbath, the festivals, and the Torah lifestyle shape your walk with God. Unravel Galatians and the teachings of Paul. Embrace Torah along with Israel rather than in place of Israel.
"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.
We have been given the gift of the Sabbath. Now may we return the Father's gift to us—the gift of a submissive life of Sabbath observance that truly makes it a unique and sanctified day of study, song, worship, fellowship, and good deeds. Look at some of the interpretations, deeper meanings, traditional applications, and messianic innovations surrounding Sabbath.
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?
The modern Messianic Jewish movement is birthed out of Christian missionary efforts to evangelize the Jewish people, but how does the rediscovery of Torah impact that original mission? In a series of five lectures, Torah Club author D. Thomas Lancaster considers the implications of trying to bring the Gospel to a post-modern world from a Messianic, Torah-based perspective.
Treasures in Heaven is a challenging and engaging six-session seminar intended to help us review our Kingdom priorities as disciples of the Master. This timely message renews a sense of purpose in these times of uncertainty; it draws from the recent political and economical events using the climate of our times as a motivator to correct our paths and prepare us for the return of the Messiah.
We have ventured into new territories of the faith and now face questions that we had never considered and may not be prepared to answer. Intelligent questions posed by opponents of the Gospel can shake our faith and cause us to question the Messiahship of Yeshua.
Offers a balanced approach to the difficult questions raised by Judaism—specifically questions about the identity of Yeshua and His divine nature. We explore some of the incredible claims Yeshua made about Himself and challenges us to examine our own allegiances.
Where do the Apostolic Writings come from? Do they really present an accurate portrayal of the Messiah? Toby Janicki tackles some of the major issues surrounding the reliability and credibility of the Apostolic Writings and the testimony of the Messiah presented therein.
In these seminar sessions, Boaz Michael and D. Thomas Lancaster discuss the process that leads messianic believers to question the Gospel and ultimately deny Messiah through a conversion to mainstream Judaism. Solid material with solid answers to difficult questions. Not for the theologically weak of heart!
This Audio Companion for We Thank You makes the traditional table melodies available for both Hebrew and English readers and will cause your table to come alive with the joy of gratitude.
Are you ready for a story? Join D. Thomas Lancaster as he tells stories from the Torah, Gospels, and the Sages of Israel. Listen to lessons that are drawn from the weekly Torah portions, as heard on the Torah Club audio series. Children of all ages will enjoy these biblically-based tales of God's people.
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