WHERE: Scioto Audubon Metro Park
WHEN: Saturday May 18th, 2019
WHAT: We will be going to the Scioto Audubon Metro Park after service at 3:00pm. We will be doing the obstacle course and having a picnic.
Dr. J. Brian Tucker recently came to our congregation and taught on his new book "Reading Romans After Supersessionism". Supersessionism is the belief the church has replaced Israel. We don't hold to this belief. What do you think? Check out his new book! www.amazon.com/dp/B07H9GFCPZ/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
WHAT: Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance and Awareness
WHEN:Sunday May 19th 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
This Sunday is our Holocaust Remembrance and Awareness event. We will begin at 12:00 with a introductory video followed by the movie "The Devil's Arithmetic". Afterward, there will be other memorable moments and ending with a candle lighting vigil in the social hall.
If you are unable to come to the movie, you can still come be a part of the rest of the event after the movie. Invite your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers to come, this event is open to everyone in the community.
Please eat before you come. Usually all our events have refreshments of some kind, but with the thematic nature of this event, we will not be having refreshments during this event.
We could still use the following items:
*empty picture frames
*easels (table top and floor)
*Holocaust memorabilia you may have, such as books, pictures, etc.
Please mark your items so we can make sure they return to you safely
The fun festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of Adar. It remembers the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot to kill all the Jewish people, in a single day,” as recorded in the Megillah which is the book of Esther. Purim means “lots” in ancient Persian. You can find the story of Queen Esther and Haman in the Book of Esther in the Bible.
WHAT: Teen Event
At 4 pm we will be meeting at Beth Messiah then going bowling at Gahanna lanes, as usual friends are invited and ask Julie if you have questions. We also possibly will go glow putt-putting,
WHERE: Gahanna Lanes
WHEN: March 9th
WHEN: February 9th
WHERE: Debolts' House
WHO: Any and all teens
WHAT: Movie/Game night at the Debolts. Friends welcome. 4pm to 8ish. Bring any board games you may want to play or movies you would like to see. Can meet at the Debolts house. Any questions, address, or if a ride is needed please call Julie Lyon.
A lot of people have been asking, “What is the difference between Messianic Judaism and Christianity?” The key to better understanding the differences between Messianic Judaism and Christianity is to first understand the foundations of both religions as they spring from Judaism.
1. Jewish people are descendants of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, and acknowledge Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as the patriarchs of Israel and the Jewish people. Historically, Jewish people have not acknowledged Yeshua (Jesus) as the Messiah promised to Israel.
2. Christians are typically non-Jews who have responded to Yeshua in faith to experience spiritual rebirth and reconciliation to God.
3. Messianic Jews are people of Jewish heritage who maintain their Jewish identity and acknowledge Yeshua as the Messiah.
Differences between Messianic Jews and Christians:
Once you understand the history of Judaism, Christianity, and Messianic Judaism, you can begin to dive deeper into the similarities and differences between Messianic Jews and Christians. Here are a few of the major differences between the two.
Messianic Jews and Christians both embrace the entire Hebrew Bible and the New Testament as Spirit-inspired Holy Writ. However, many Messianic Jews continue to live by the first five books of the Bible, called the Torah, something most Christians do not do.
Messianic Jewish people observe the Sabbath, or Shabbat, during the traditional Jewish time starting before sunset on Friday evening until Saturday night. While there are several theories on when the Christian church deviated from the traditional Jewish day of Shabbat, Christians have been observing the Sabbath on Sundays since the second century.
Christians observe holidays that are disconnected from the Bible, like Christmas and Easter Sunday. While Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus (Yeshua) and Easter Sunday celebrates His resurrection, the timing of these holidays historically corresponds with pagan holidays. Messianic Jewish people also observe the resurrection of Yeshua from the dead, believing His resurrection is evidence of His finished work in conquering sin and death for us. . Messianic Jews generally celebrate Yeshua’s resurrection on the first day of the Week of Unleavened Bread, also called Passover. Additionally, Messianic Jews observe the traditional Jewish holidays and feasts such as Purim, Chanukah, the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah), and the Feast of Booths (Sukkot).
Most Christians do not observe the biblical commandments regarding dietary practices. These include the avoidance of scavengers of land or sea, with the exception of mammals that both chew the cud and have hooves, like sheep, goats, and deer. For many Messianic Jewish people, the basic biblical commandments found in the Torah are still observed. This observance enables Messianic Jewish people to maintain their God-given identities as Jews.
The Messiah and the Jewish People
While there are many similarities between Messianic Judaism, Christianity, and Judaism, Messianic Jewish people embrace their Jewish heritage, while believing that Yeshua is the Messiah, the promised Redeemer of Israel and all of mankind.
Credit to Jewish Voice
You probably have seen lots of books on apologetics, but you have no idea which ones to read. Here is a basic list of great books to start off with.
1) I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be An Atheist – Geisler & Turek
2) The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus – Habermas & Licona
3) 20 Compelling Evidences that God Exists – Ken Boa & Rob Bowman (review)
4) C.S. Lewis: Mere Christianity
5) Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions – Greg Koukl
The Bar Mitzvah
10:30 to 1:30pm
Food will be provided after.
WHEN: January 20th at 6:00pm
WHERE: Beth Messiah Congregation
WHO: This movie is not recommended for children.
WHAT: We will be watching the movie "Tortured for Christ"