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Pentecost Birth of the Church

The Birth of the Church: Community and Mission

The Day of Pentecost in Acts 2 as the “birth of the Church.” This language ostensibly implies the start of something new. However, we should be cautious of such terminology lest we fall into the trap of “replacement theology.” The Pentecost event in Acts was not a replacement of Israel but rather the renewal of covenantal relationship and purpose with a radical expansion.

Hebrew Word Study Kodesh

Hebrew Word Study with Rabbi Jason Sobel

We’re excited to introduce another “deeper” resource to our TPG Tribe: the Hebrew Word Study. We’ve featured a “Hebrew Word of the Week” graphic in our Table of Contents each week, but these articles offer a deeper dive into their meaning as well as their biblical and cultural contexts. Our prayer is that these articles will intensify your hunger for God’s Word.

Purim Party

When is Purim? | Rabbi Jason Sobel

The Jewish Holiday of Purim celebrates God’s deliverance for the Jewish people as found in the Book of Esther. Purim occurs in the month of Adar. When Adar comes, there is a season of joy. This is what the Jewish sages say, “Just as we decrease joy in the month of Av, so should we increase joy in the month of Adar.”

By the Numbers: Scripture’s Glory or Mystical Secrets?

By the Numbers: Scripture’s Glory or Mystical Secrets? One of my favorite stops on our tours of Israel is the Israel Museum that features the Shrine of the Book containing the famous Dead Sea Scrolls. There we discover ancient copies of the Scriptures that pre-date Yeshua by three centuries. And guess what? They’re not written [...]

What Is Messianic Judaism? | Rabbi Jason Sobel

What is Messianic Judaism? It’s not unusual for people to think of Christians and Jews as being very different, but at odds with each other. The last eighteen or nineteen centuries have provided more than enough reason to think that way. Many people may not know that the religious movement that came to be called “Christianity” was initially considered a Jewish sect called “The Way.” The earliest followers of Yeshua-Jesus were exclusively Jewish. They worshiped Him as the promised Messiah, the Son of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

WHEN WAS JESUS BORN?

When was Jesus born? Every milestone in Jesus’ life happened on a Jewish holiday. He died on Passover; He rose on First Fruits; He ascended during Pentecost. Some believe He was born during Sukkot. Discover the many reasons that support this belief. Sukkot celebrates God’s provision, protection, and presence for Israel while in the wilderness […]

Masada

How to Read The Torah

How to Read The Torah: Did you know Yeshua’s first act of public ministry included a Torah reading? As described in Luke 4:14-21, Messiah’s ministry kicked off with giving a public reading of the Jewish scriptures! If the Torah reading was central to the worship of Yeshua and His first-century followers, should it not be […]

Why Read the Torah

Why Read the Torah?

Why Read The Torah? I was just a teenager when I met Yeshua for the first time. Even after growing up in a devoted Jewish home, I was hungry for more of God. After months of seeking, I had an incredible encounter with Messiah, and from that point on, everything about my faith was different. […]

The Month of Sivan

The Hebrew month of Sivan is the month in which the Lord descended on Mt. Sinai and spoke the 10 Commandments to Israel on Shavuot/Pentecost. Historically as well as spiritually, Sivan is a month of revelation — millions of Israelites encountered God simultaneously in the days of Moses (Exodus 19:20)! This revelation on Mt. Sinai […]

Kislev: The Hebrew Month of Dreams

Shalom friend! On the Hebrew calendar we are in the month of Kislev, sometimes referred to as “The Month of Dreams”! Like Joseph, G-d is inviting you to dream with Him in this season. I put a quick video together for you. Listen to learn more!