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Gather for Worship and Intercession to Fulfill Your Priestly Destiny to Honor and Glorify Your God

Author: 
Dr. Daniel Juster, Director, Tikkun International
 
The topic at the March 2013 meeting of the Ecumenical Relations Task Force (ERTF) was “The Lord’s Supper.” How did the Messianic groups interpret and include in their liturgies the practice of The Lord’s Supper, and how did their Anglican counterparts? Ted Simons of Tikkun Ministries presented Dr. Juster's paper in March at the national meeting of ERTF...
 

The Eucharist in the Anglican Way

Author: 
The Rt. Rev. Ray R. Sutton, Ph.D.
 
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Ray Sutton, Chairman of the ERTF and rector of Holy Communion Anglican Church, Dallas, Texas, presented this paper in March 2013 at a national meeting of the Ecumenical Relations Task Force (ERTF) with leaders representing the major messianic and mission organizations in the USA: Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC); Tikkun; Jews for Jesus; Chosen People Ministries; Messianic Jewish Communications; Apple of His Eye Ministries and others. 
 

CMJ Celebrates Bicentennary

The mission of CMJ, celebrating its 200th Anniversary, can be encapsulated in "The Three E's," to evangelize, to educate, and to encourage.  This means that we aim to share the Gospel in a loving way, to educate the broader church about its Jewish roots and promote a resitance to anti-Semitism, and to encoruage Jewish believers who have accepted Christ.  There are over 400 Messianic congregations in the U.S. and over 100 in Israel itself, where there was only once congregation in 1976.

Early Christianity was . . . Jewish?

Author: 
The Rev. Dr. Les Fairfield

"When I went to graduate school back in the Middle Pleistocene, my teachers and colleagues generally agreed that Jesus was Jewish but the early Church wasn't.  Jesus was a wandering Galilean rabbim who made such a deep impression on his followers that after his (permanent) death, early Christian communities ascribed to him all sorts of divine honors.  This posthumorus deification of the Galilean rabbi naturally violated the Jewish monotheistic faith.  Jesus would have been shocked had he known about this blasphemy."

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Romans, Chapter 1-8: 28 Meditations

Author: 
Bruce Newell

"As Paul dictated the letter to the Romans from Corinth in early AD 57, he was preparing to return to Jerusalem. To prepare them for his visit, Paul determined to set before the Christians in Rome a full statement of the Gospel he understood and proclaimed.  In the struggle today between the secular and the sacred in the church and in our hearts, Paul's letter to the Romans stands as a clear testimony to the fact that "Christianity is not religion. . .

Romans, Chapters 9 - 16: 24 Meditations

Author: 
Dr. Theresa Newell

"Romans 8 ends with a triumphant cry for those who believe in Jesus: "Nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."  Paul then changes gears entirely in Chapter 9.  He must address one major problem: What about his own kin, the Jewish people?  With an intensely personal and anguished cry from his heart, he writes that he would be "cut off from Christ" (v.3) for their sakes!  Having been called to a ministry to the Gentiles, he confesses to "great sorrow and unceasing anguish" over the Jews' prese

The Book of Esther

Author: 
Dr. Theresa Newell

"The story of Esther is set farther away from Jerusalem than any of those who had gone into exile. Nehemiah was the cupbearer to the king in Babylon; Esther was miles to the East of Babylon in the capital city of Persia, Susa – today’s Iran. Neither the name of God nor Jerusalem appears in Esther. From this farthest point, the lives of all the Jews of the earth are threatened with annihilation by an imperial decree from the most powerful man on earth, the King of Persia."

1 and 2 Samuel

Author: 
RADM Bruce Newell, Ret.

"First and Second Samuel document the rise of the monarchy under Saul and David. Human failure lives in tension with God’s sovereignty throughout. Through divine blessing, God lifts the chosen people from the uncertain period of the Judges to a united kingdom under David, an all too human man after God’s own heart. We learn afresh in Samuel that God takes sin seriously. We also learn that God is faithful to His promise of divine election of Israel and His promise of an everlasting throne to the house of David.

Hebrews

Author: 
RADM Bruce Newell, Ret.

"The author of Hebrews seeks to encourage a group of discouraged believers who are drifting away from true Christianity.  Hebrews is a sermon delivered by a very well-educated, gifted preacher who uses exposition and exhortation to strengthen his audience in their commitment to see the Lord more clearly, love him more dearly, and follow him more nearly. Today, commitment is a challenge as relevant to the followers of Jesus Christ as it was in the first century.

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