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Israel the Church & the Last Days

Enter your email address to preview the first session of our SMT course "Israel the Church & the Last Days" at no cost to you! The course will provide a foundational understanding of the New Covenant teaching on the Last Days. Students will examine specific scriptures in both the Major and Minor Prophets (primarily Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel) focusing on the following themes:
  • The eschatological hope of the prophets in light of Israel’s failures
  • The return of Israel from exile
  • The return of the Messiah
  • Judgment on the nations
  • The defeat of Israel’s enemies
  • The revelation of God to the nations under the rule of Messiah
  • The new order of creation

How 2016 Will Be Our Biggest Year Yet!

Growing up in rural Minnesota, January was always one of my least favorite months. The days were short, the temperatures below freezing, and the snow seemed to fall endlessly. As the oldest son, I was tasked to brave those freezing temperatures and shovel the snow! As I have aged, my appreciation for January has grown. I now join with much of the western world in looking forward to the new

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Yiddish Mama’s Kitchen: Spicy Apple Cider

Hanukkah menus are famous for fried foods such as latkes or pancakes made from various grated ingredients from regular potatoes and onions, sweet potatoes, zucchini, butternut squash, or pumpkin. They are delicious topped with sour cream and applesauce and served with sufganiyot or jellied donuts. This spicy apple cider makes a lovely warm drink to compliment the traditional Hanukkah fare. Spicy Apple Cider 2 cinnamon sticks 2 tsp whole cloves Peel of 1 lg

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Hanukkah and the Greatest Miracle of Our Day

  Jewish Days of Distinction A Messianic Study of the Jewish Feasts and Holidays By Mark Anthony, Ministry Coordinator in Equipping at Gateway Church, Southlake Campus Feast – Hanukkah, The Feast of Dedication, The Festival of Lights Biblical References For nothing will be impossible with God (Luke 1:37, TLV). Then came Hanukkah; it was winter in Jerusalem. Yeshua was walking in the Temple around Solomon’s Colonnade. The Judean leaders surrounded Him, saying,

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Sukkot 5776: God’s Big Party

  by Dr. Greg Stone, Associate Pastor of Jewish Ministries at Gateway Church What’s the biggest holiday of your year? Your anniversary? A birthday? In the Bible, it is Tabernacles (Sukkot) which is often just called “The Feast.” How big is it? More animals were sacrificed on Sukkot than on all the other Feasts combined and tripled! Sukkot is the Feast that joyfully celebrates Israel’s humble beginnings with the promise of a glorious

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How Will You Stand Resolute?

By Alisa Stephenson Director, MJBI Partner Relations RESOLUTE: Unwavering, firmly resolved or determined; set in purpose or opinion; characterized by firmness and determination. Each year the MJBI fall event is considered a relevant barometer for critical issues within the Messianic community as well as in our nation and around the globe. In 2015 we find our world in what seems to be in a constant state of chaos. Lawlessness and

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For the Next Season, You Will Need These Three Things.

  Informed. Convicted. Inspired. I love the dictionary’s explanation of the word “resolute”: unwavering, firmly resolved or determined; set in purpose or opinion; characterized by firmness and determination. It is so appropriate for the season, especially as the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute’s annual banquet draws near. Each year our fall event is considered a relevant barometer for critical issues within the Messianic community and our nation. Today we find our

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This Ancient Promise is Happening in Ethiopia Today

  The LORD your God will make you the head and not the tail—placing you above and not beneath—if you obey the commands of the LORD your God that I’m giving you today to keep and observe” (Deuteronomy 28:13). This ancient promise to the Jewish people is happening today in Ethiopia as the God of Israel redeems His seed. The Jewish community in that country has been the lowest of the low for centuries, but with the recent outreaches of Jewish Voice and the training of the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute, the esteem of these communities continues to grow by God’s grace. The Beta Israel, Gafat, and Beta Abraham Jewish communities are now forming a Messianic Congregational Alliance that will also be recognized by the Evangelical Alliance of Ethiopia (EAE),

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Far from the Warm Fuzzies of Church

  Our first winter was one of the coldest in 25 years. We went often without heat, electricity, and water. For pampered Americans, it was a rough beginning. It all began in an old, Communist, youth indoctrination camp located in a small fishing village, called Myaki, about 50 kilometers outside of Odessa, Ukraine. The first Messianic Jewish Bible Institute boasted in nothing, only small and humble beginnings. Located at the end of an unpaved road and lined with mud-brick homes and thatched roofs, the village resembled something out of “Fiddler on the Roof.” The events of one morning left a lasting memory. The heat and electricity were out, so my daughter and I were in the kitchen bundled up in winter coats. Julia worked on her home-schooling for the day,

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Shavuot 5775: Serve With Milk!

  By Bonnie Saul Wilks, Senior Writer A Messianic Study of the Jewish Feasts and Holidays “In addition to the Sabbath, these are the LORD’s appointed festivals, the official days for holy assembly that are to be celebrated at their proper times each year” (Leviticus 23:4 NLT). Feast – Shavuot or Pentecost Summary – Shavuot falls on the Jewish calendar fifty days after Passover Sabbath. It is the second of three major feasts unto the Lord and holds both great agricultural and historical significance. Sandwiched in between Passover and Sukkot (or Feast of Booths), its historical background commemorates the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. On Passover, the Jewish people were delivered from Egyptian slavery, and on Shavuot they received the Torah. Shavuot’s agricultural significance is connected with the harvesting of the first fruits that were brought to

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A Bombing on Purim

  On the morning of Purim, March 5 in Odessa, Ukraine, a Russian radical group bombed a Ukrainian nationalistic volunteer office. It was the biggest bombing yet by radicals in Odessa. The targeted volunteer office was actually upstairs, but the dissidents bombed the downstairs apartment by mistake. Currently it is used by members of Or Hamashiah (Light of Messiah) Congregation, led by Valentin Sviontek, who oversees the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute in Ukraine. This ministry reaches out to street children, which are many in Odessa. About 20 kids are being touched through their efforts. A Canadian woman who attends Or Hamashiah is leading this children’s ministry with much help from eager volunteers from the congregation. Many of the kids they reach have mental problems. They are brought to the congregation regularly for services and

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