Our Jewish Roots: Where Do We Stand Today?

Friends, this is Day 3 and the last of our 3-part series focusing on rightly relating to our Jewish roots.  We are ending with a bang today, so pull up your chair and, with coffee in hand, join us at the virtual study table! I love studying and coming to deeper understanding of God’s plan …

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Reflection on Israel’s Role

Welcome back to the study table, friends.  This week's focus is the parting of ways of Jewish and Gentile believers, and yesterday we ended our session with a list of ways this has played out over the years.  The Jewish people (both believing and unbelieving) experienced great persecution through major world events such as the …

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1st Century Christians and Jews: Fractured Relations

Pull up a chair!  We're gathering at the virtual study table to follow up on yesterday's foundational discussion about early Jewish-Christian relations, and God's call of the Apostle Paul as a missionary to the Gentiles.  If you missed yesterday's discussion, scroll back to it for a good foundation for today's topic. We have established that …

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Antisemitism…in the Name of Jesus?

Throughout history, Christians have persecuted Jews in the name of Jesus.  For example, around 1095 AD, Crusaders were sent by Pope Urban II to recapture Jerusalem from the Muslims. On their zealous march toward Jerusalem, however, the tide turned in Germany when the perceptions of Jews became negative and Jews were offered the option of …

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