Walking in your Messy-anic identity:
Restoring Paul's forgotten rule about Jewish & Gentile callings (1 Cor 7:17–24)
The 2018 Visiting Scholar Symposium is an onground only event held at the Messianic Studies Institute (4950 Morse Road, Columbus, Ohio 43230) starting Friday, May 4th at 7:00 pm and ending Sunday, May 6th at 2:00 pm.
The VSS is a yearly event held by the Messianic Studies Institute to host a visiting scholar who presents on an important topic. This year we are honored to feature the teaching of J. Brian Tucker (PhD) who will be guiding us in thinking about our messy (pun intended) identity as Messiah followers. This year MSI is pleased to offer a free community event open to everyone on Friday night featuring an opening presentation followed by a meet and greet with the scholar. Registration is not required to attend our special Friday night session, but Saturday and Sunday are only available to registrants in the course. Be encouraged to come Friday night, even if you are unsure about the topic as everyone can glean a greater understanding from attending the Friday night event.
What does 1 Cor 7:17–24 say about the differences in Jewish and Gentile callings in Messiah? I thought we were 'one new man'? Does my ethnicity mean anything any longer in Messiah? Well, let's just say that forgetting Paul's rule created a mess in Messianic Jewish and Gentile identity. Yet it was God's goal for every tribe, tongue, people, and ethnicity to rejoice with His people Israel. Come and learn how to walk in your 'Messy-anic' identity in light of a deeper understanding of Scripture. You'll not want to miss this rare opportunity to study at the feet of the sages May 4–6 at MSI, YOUR Center for Lifelong Learning!
Friday Night (May 4th) 7:00–9:15 pm Free Community Event & Meet and Greet
Saturday (May 5th) 10:30–6:30 pm Educational Sessions & Interactive Discussions
Sunday (May 6th) 10:00–2:00 pm Closing Arguments & Book Signing
More details about the individual sessions to come.
May 4, 5, 6
2017-2018 ONGROUND Course Brochure
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING
July 18th through July 21st, 2018, the worldwide Messianic Jewish community will gather in sunny Florida for worship, discussion, and scholarship. Participating in this event are special guests Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, Rev. Dr. Don Finto, and outstanding Union speakers with visionary teaching and practical workshops. Saturday's closing night concert is with Miqedem, the all-star band from Israel.
Full registration includes 2 kosher-style meals, access to all workshops and plenary sessions, and closing night concert. (Certified kosher meal option for an additional charge is available)
Discounted hotel rooms are available if you reserve them by June 19th. $125 per night for standard rooms, and $170 per night for Family Bunk Rooms. This rate includes 2 free breakfast vouchers per night, free WiFi. Please reserve your room before or after you complete your registration. Click here for hotel reservations.
For more information visit: www.umjc.org/events/
Sunday March 4th @ 12pm
Come join us for a fun filled, hamentashen eating, lip sync battle, and creative costume event this Purim!! Fun for all ages! Bring your family and friends.
Afternoon Tea Party
~Women of all ages~
Your presence is requested for a proper afternoon tea
Sunday, February 25th at 2:30
Beth Messiah Social Hall
Honored Guests, Anna Berman and Katherine Fleming
Party Dresses, hats, gloves - would be delightful!
In class we talked about how different people look at the world specifically Muslims, and Eric's talk on worldview relates to this.
All credit goes to Eric Chabot for this sermon
Paul and Silas in Thessalonica
17 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. 2 And Paul went in, as was his custom, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, 3 explaining and proving that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead, and saying, “This Jesus, whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ.” 4 And some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a great many of the devout Greeks and not a few of the leading women. 5 But the Jews[a] were jealous, and taking some wicked men of the rabble, they formed a mob, set the city in an uproar, and attacked the house of Jason, seeking to bring them out to the crowd. 6 And when they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city authorities, shouting, “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also, 7 and Jason has received them, and they are all acting against the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus.” 8 And the people and the city authorities were disturbed when they heard these things. 9 And when they had taken money as security from Jason and the rest, they let them go.
Paul and Silas in Berea
10 The brothers[b] immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. 11 Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. 12 Many of them therefore believed, with not a few Greek women of high standing as well as men. 13 But when the Jews from Thessalonica learned that the word of God was proclaimed by Paul at Berea also, they came there too, agitating and stirring up the crowds. 14 Then the brothers immediately sent Paul off on his way to the sea, but Silas and Timothy remained there. 15 Those who conducted Paul brought him as far as Athens, and after receiving a command for Silas and Timothy to come to him as soon as possible, they departed.
Paul in Athens
16 Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols. 17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there. 18 Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also conversed with him. And some said, “What does this babbler wish to say?” Others said, “He seems to be a preacher of foreign divinities”—because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection. 19 And they took him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, “May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? 20 For you bring some strange things to our ears. We wish to know therefore what these things mean.” 21 Now all the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there would spend their time in nothing except telling or hearing something new.
Paul Addresses the Areopagus
22 So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: “Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious. 23 For as I passed along and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription: ‘To the unknown god.’ What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. 24 The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man,[c] 25 nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. 26 And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, 27 that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, 28 for
“‘In him we live and move and have our being’;[d]
as even some of your own poets have said,
“‘For we are indeed his offspring.’[e]
29 Being then God's offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man. 30 The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, 31 because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”
32 Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked. But others said, “We will hear you again about this.” 33 So Paul went out from their midst. 34 But some men joined him and believed, among whom also were Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman named Damaris and others with them.
2018 Megillah Reading
Come join us for the Megillah Reading!
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018
When: Saturday, February 3rd 5:00pm-8:00ish
Where: Paul and Barbara Cornet's House
Who: Middle School and Teens
Bring your friends!
Bring your favorite board games!
Bring your appetite!
-Dinner provided by Nazareth Deli
*See Julie Lyon or Sylvia Rollins if you have questions
We will be going to the 2018 Winter Jam concert!
What: Winter Jam Concert
When: January 20th
Where: Meet @ BMC at 4:00 | Concert is at Schottenstein center
We will have a quick dinner at BMC before we leave. We will be back at around 10:30, please bring $10 with you. Here is the website if you want more info. http://2018.jamtour.com/cities/columbus-oh/