Designed to help you explore the theological and practical aspects of Christianity's Jewish roots, the Messianic Collection covers everything from New Testament manners and customs to the modern-day observance of Passover and other significant feasts and holy days.
Letters and Homilies for Jewish Christians
A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on Hebrews, James and Jude
By Ben Witherington III
In Letters and Homilies for Jewish Christians, Ben Witherington III innovatively analyzes the texts of Hebrews, James and Jude in their first century cultural setting. Witherington sheds fresh light on the documents and their character and importance as sermons to early Christians who were still heavily influenced by the Jewish society in which they lived.
Throughout, Witherington shows his thorough knowledge of recent literature on these texts and focuses his attention on the unique insights brought about through socio-rhetorical analysis that either reinforces or corrects conclusions gleaned from other approaches.
"Bridging the Horizons" sections point to the relevance of the text for believers today, making this volume of special value to pastors and general readers as well as students and scholars.
Creation to Completion
A Guide to Life's Journey from the Five Books of Moses
By Russell Resnik
Have you ever wondered if the Pentateuchthe Five Books of Mosesis relevant to your life?
Do you think the Law, the Torah, has been relegated to a relic from another era?
How do the commandments, given to the Jewish people, contribute to society today?
In Creation to Completion, Russell Resnik answers these questions, offering insight into the Torah. He shows that the Creator still desires his creatures to participate in bringing the Creation to completion. After each commentary, he presents a challenging thought "For the Journey."
What scholars are saying about Creation to Completion:
“In a time when the knowledge of Scripture is in decline in America and around the world, we desperately need a book like this to encourage people to re-engage with God's Word. Russ Resnik has done a commendable job of joining scholarly insights with warm-hearted application. His extensive interaction with rabbinic sources may be challenging to some but certainly will open up a whole new world to those interested in learning about the Jewish roots of the Messianic faith.”
--David Brickner, Executive Director, Jews for Jesus
“Russ Resnik has done it again. His earlier work on the Five Books of Moses, Gateways to Torah, showed us the Law as the blessing it is, not the burden many people see it as. In this work, he has taken another step, showing us more clearly our role with God in bringing his Creation to it's completion. You will be encouraged reading that we all have a concrete, daily part to play in God's Master plan for our world.”
--Dr. John Fischer, Ph.D., Th.D., Executive Director, Menorah Ministries, Academic Vice President, St. Petersburg Theological Seminary
A Guide to the Real Jesus and the Original Church
By Ron Moseley
The early leaders of the Church were all Jewish
The original Church was organized around the pattern of the Jewish synagogue
Yeshua (Jesus) used numerous Jewish idioms in his teachings and was, perhaps, a Pharisee himself
Dr. Moseley illuminates the Jewish background of Yeshua (Jesus) and the Church in this best-selling book. Must reading for every believer. This is a well-researched approach to one of the most fascinating, yet controversial topics of the modern religious world – the coming of Jesus and salvation through God's chosen people Israel. Many books on the subject of Jesus and the early Church are already on the market, but many of them skirt the real issue of the cultural setting of the first century Christian movement. Yeshua: A Guide to the Real Jesus and the Original Church combines solid scholarship with clear and reasoned organization, never flinching from its stated purpose – to show that “Jesus was born, lived, and died, within first century Judaism.”
Foreword by Dr. Marvin Wilson. Includes study questions and an extensive glossary. Can be used by individuals and Bible study groups who want to learn more about the Jewish roots of their faith. Eye-opening!
What scholars are saying about Yeshua: A Guide to the Real Jesus and the Original Church:
“. . . must reading for serious students desiring to explore the historical and biblical linkage between the synagogue and church. I enthusiastically recommend this enlightening study of origins.”
--Marvin R. Wilson, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biblical and Theological Studies, Gordon College
“. . . every disciple of Yeshua, the Rabbi from Nazareth, will find Ron's latest work valuable and stimulating reading, as it illuminates the Jewish background to Jesus and his Jewish movement, the Church.”
--Dwight A. Pryor, President, Center for Judaic-Christian Studies
God's Appointed Customs
A Messianic Jewish Guide to the Biblical Lifecycle and Lifestyle
By Barney Kasdan
Are the biblical/Jewish customs just for Jews?
Or, can Christians also receive blessings by observing them?
This fascinating content for your PC Study Bible library explains how God's appointed customs can be part of anyone's lifestyle, Jew or Gentile. This is especially relevant to believers in Messiah, since Yeshua (Jesus) himself observed them. Includes marriage and family customs, mourning customs, and more!
Each chapter offers historical background, traditional Jewish observance, relevance to the New Testament, and a practical guide to help believers observe these customs within the context of a biblical lifestyle.
God's Appointed Customs is divided into two sections, Biblical Lifecycle and Biblical Lifestyle.
The author, Barney Kasdan, leads of one of the world's largest Messianic Jewish congregations, and has spent a lifetime helping Messianic believers embrace an fully appreciate the roots and practices of early Christianity – many of which are fully applicable for today.
God's Appointed Times
A Practical Guide for Understanding and Celebrating the Biblical Holidays
By Barney Kasdan
The biblical holy days are not just for Jews. Christians, too, can receive the blessing of these glorious days, the greatest objects lessons in the Bible.
God gave each day to teach his people about him and his relationship to them. From the Sabbath, which pictures eternity, to the popular holiday, Hanukkah, mentioned by name only in the gospel of John, the special times were set apart to bless the people of God.
In this book, Barney Kasdan, leader of one of the world's largest Messianic Jewish congregations, explains every holy day described in Scripture. He teaches about the major and minor holy days, ever mindful that he is writing to both Jews and Christians.
Beginning with the Sabbath, the first holy day revealed in Scripture, he writes about Passover, First-fruits, Pentecost, Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, the Feast of Tabernacles, Hanukkah, and Purim (the special day given in the time of Queen Esther).
Each chapter offers historical background, traditional Jewish observance, relevance to the New Testament, prophetic significance, and a practical guide for believers, including recipes, songs, and crafts.