Did Jesus Intentionally Create a New Religion?

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Written by Daniel Nessi If Yeshua (Jesus) intended to create a new religion, He went about it all wrong: He aroused the suspicion, and then the hostility, of the religious establishment. He picked an oddball assortment of disciples, deliberately allowed Himself to fall into harm’s way, left no writings of his own (an essential if […]

Consider Hosting a Passover Seder

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One of the most moving moments in the life of Jesus occurs at the very end of His earthly ministry. It is known as the Last Supper – the final gathering of Jesus and the disciples to celebrate Passover on the last night of His earthly life. Although many believers have been aware of the […]

Passover Recipes

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Charoset 6 medium Gala or Fuji apples, peeled, cored, and finely diced* 2 cups walnut halves, lightly toasted, cooled, and coarsely chopped 1/2 cup sweet Kosher red wine or red grape juice** 1/4 cup honey (more or less as desired) 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon Dash of nutmeg (optional) Dash of clove (optional) In a […]

What Does It Mean to Be “Born Again”?

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“You must be born again.” These words of Jesus, spoken in John 3:7, are so central to the evangelistic message of the Gospel that one can scarcely imagine a Gospel without them. Yet what do they mean to us? What would they have meant to Nicodemus, the teacher of Israel and a member of the […]

Salvation in Old Testament Times

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Written by Larry Rich On what basis could salvation be obtained in Old Testament times? Jesus was not yet born, and the New Testament affirms that there was no other way to the Father except through Jesus (John 14:6). What about all those Old Testament believers? Was there a way for them? In Samuel Schultz’s […]

Salvation as Interpreted by Judaism

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Written by David Sedaca It is not uncommon to see on top of a church building a sign that read simply JESUS SAVES. Just by placing a sign with these simple two words these churches are stating what their fundamental belief is: the need for salvation and that Jesus is the one who provides it. […]

The Abrahamic Covenant

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By Olivier Melnick One can learn much about God’s character by studying His various names. One of these names is “the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.” Early in the Scriptures, we realize that God is a God of people – a God of relationships. This is one of the most reassuring aspects of our […]

Messianic Congregations and the Modern Messianic Movement

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By David Sedaca Vice President of Chosen People Ministries President of the Union of Messianic Jewish Believers of America Over the past three decades, a new form of congregation has arisen on the scene: the Messianic Jewish congregation. A Messianic Jewish congregation is a New Testament church that is fashioned after traditional Jewish worship styles. […]