Teaching, Training, Touching Lives

What Does MJBI Do?

The mission of the MJBI is simple: educate and train Messianic Jewish believers in Yeshua to become leaders all over the world.

How do we do this? One student at a time.

To fully understand the mission of the MJBI, watch this story of MJBI Ethiopia graduate, Derese Yohannes.

School of Messianic Theology | A Fresh Perspective

Have you ever considered diving into more knowledge about Messianic Judaism? Maybe the very idea scares you. School of Messianic Theology—out of these three words, which challenges—or makes you shiver—the most? Is it School? We all have our share of mixed feelings about school. Your experience may have been fun—or not. Is it Messianic? Since you are reading this magazine, I imagine you have an idea of what this means. But

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The Next 20 Years

I drive a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck—a Texas Edition Silverado, to be specific. This is an important point for any self-respecting Texan to make to our “foreign” (non-Texan) readership. Even though it just broke the 100,000-mile mark a couple months ago, to me it still feels like a new vehicle. Yet, when I stop and do the math, it shocks me to find out that it is nine-years-old. It is

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The Persistent Three-Letter Word Surrounding Israel.

I am looking out of the window of my Ethiopian Airlines plane as we cruise somewhere over Egypt en route to Israel. The meandering Nile River provides the only change of color in the sea of golden yellow desert below. Some 35,000 feet above ground, my Boeing 737 is filled with incredible diversity. Japanese, Chinese, Israeli, Russian, Ethiopian, and American passengers, just to name a few. All of them are

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Shavuot: We Are Counting On You, Lord!

  by Matthew Rudolph, International Director Gateways Beyond International Limassol, Cyprus   “One, two, three … forty-eight, forty-nine, FIFTY!” One of my favorite childhood games was hide and seek. It was all about building anticipation by counting to an agreed upon number, and then the thrill of the search for hidden friends—culminating in the absolute exhilaration of joyful discovery for both parties. The biblical Feast of Weeks carries the same sense

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I muffled a scream to silence.

Side-by-side on a rickety and scarred wooden bench, we peeled potatoes together nearly every day for a year. As a young adult, I worked on a kibbutz near Petach Tikvah, Israel. Golda, my co-worker, was a Holocaust survivor. Narrowly escaping from a concentration camp, Golda fled to Israel as a young adult. She never mentioned the war or imprisonment. But I will never forget the day Golda pushed up her

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Loading Up the Baby Blue Datsun

I just returned from Myaki, Ukraine, the place where the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute was birthed nearly 20 years ago in a fishing village 45 minutes outside of Odessa. I revisited nearby apartments and village houses where we lived and retraced the remote Ukrainian roads where my old baby blue Datsun van used to die in the middle of the frigid snowy winter. I repaired it by pulling off the

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Yiddish Mama’s Kitchen: Orange Almond Macaroons

The Passover season wouldn’t be the same without the special holiday, coconut sweet—macaroons! Since no leavening is used in any form, these treats are a big hit in Jewish homes and restaurants around the world. They are so popular and easy to make that you don’t need to wait for Passover to indulge! Orange Almond Macaroons 4 egg whites 1 cup sugar 1 T orange zest ½ t almond extract ¼ orange extract 3 cups shredded coconut pinch of salt 6-8 oz bittersweet chocolate chips (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 325 degree F. Beat egg whites until frothy and add all ingredients but the coconut. Fold in 2 cups coconut with a spatula. With a small ice-cream scooper, drop cookies on greased or sprayed sheet or one lined with parchment.

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Passover 5776: Turn an Ancient Feast into Living Color

Turn an Ancient Feast into Living Color by Dr. Greg Stone, Associate Pastor of Jewish Ministries, Gateway Church, Southlake, Texas The Start of Passover Some of my earliest family memories are about Passover. I remember eating the Passover Seder meal at my grandparent’s home and playing on the floor while everyone else sat at the table. My grandmother would say, “Twenty years are like nothing.” I marveled when she said that. Today, I marvel that Passover reminds us of things that happened 3,500 years ago! Egypt had enslaved the nation of Israel for 400 years. Then, God called to Moses from a burning bush. He told Moses to tell Pharaoh, “Let my people go that they may worship me.” Pharaoh refused, and God turned the Nile River into blood. Many

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Ethiopia and My Four-Year-Old

One of my 4 year-old daughter’s favorite things to do is read. Often on a quiet Shabbat morning, my sweet daughter awakens me by tapping my shoulder with a book in hand. She will climb into bed with me, and I will whisper the story to her as we both do our best to allow mom and baby brother to sleep. I’m sure you can relate to these precious times with your children. All parents know that reading is quintessential to their kids’ growth and maturing. There is nothing more rewarding than watching the eyes of an eager child widen as they learn something new through the window of a book! I feel this same deep sense of reward whenever I am with our international MJBI students. Just back from

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Purim: Joy, Boldness, and Morning Star

  Rabbi David Rudolph, PhD Director of Messianic Jewish Studies The King’s University Purim is the most joyous of all the Jewish festivals. Why is this? I’m glad you asked! Let me tell you the story. Many moons ago, in the land of Persia where our people were exiled, there lived a beautiful woman named Esther who risked everything to save her people. Esther captured the imagination of Jews through the ages, even to the point that a book of the Bible was named after her. Although God’s name is never explicitly mentioned in the book of Esther, we see his guiding hand on every page, from the chain of events that led to Esther marrying the king of Persia, to Mordecai (Esther’s cousin) providentially learning of a plot to assassinate

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