Judeo-Christian Clarion — Special Teachings

Here you will find teachings prepared for special events or released outside of the schedule of teaching moments and teaching letters.

Ten Facts About Pentecost

Interesting facts about Pentecost (Shavuot).

An Apostolic Reading of Esther

It is traditional to read the book of Esther on Purim. In this article we want to tell the story with a new twist. We want to look at this story with an Apostolic flair.

Paul, Part 9: Paul’s Trials

As Paul spread the good news around the known world, he experienced the joy of fellowship as well as the bitterness of persecution. We can learn a lot about Paul by examining the stories surrounding his trials and his testimonies before the religious and secular ruling bodies, from Jerusalem to Rome.

Paul, Part 8: Purpose Of The Law

Paul uses several illustrations to teach his readers about the intent or the purpose of the Torah (Law) in the book of Galatians. Let’s go through this and see what Paul is trying to tell us.

Paul, Part 7: Living Like The Gentiles

In Galatians 2:11-21, we see a little bit of drama between Paul and Peter. There are some parts of this passage that, if not properly understood, could lead to some faulty beliefs. Let’s take a closer look.

Paul, Part 5: Grafted In

Paul’s words in his epistles have led to some confusion among believers about the place that we as Gentiles have in relation to Israel. Most people today don’t realize how intricately Christianity was interwoven within Judaism at its beginning. Looking at Christianity and Judaism, one would never guess that Christianity was initially a sect within Judaism. Let’s take a look at Paul’s words to see what we can find out about the relationship between God, Israel, and the church.

Paul, Part 4: Dead To The Law

We, as believers in Yeshua (Jesus), have died to the Torah (Law, God’s commandments). This is the way Paul describes us as well as all of those who accept the sacrifice of Yeshua on their behalf. What has been a subject of confusion, however, is what exactly this means and what it looks like to effectively live our lives as dead to the Torah. In this brochure, we will examine the context surrounding Paul’s use of this phrase to get a good idea what it means and what its implications are for believers.

Paul, Part 3: Justification

The main theme of Romans is the justification of sinners. Justification is the way in which God accepts a sinful human being and sets them in a place of right-standing through Yeshua. The relationship between justification, faith, and following the Torah (God’s commands) is sometimes misunderstood, so let’s look at Romans and see what Paul is really saying.

Paul, Part 2: Jerusalem Council

The Jerusalem council recorded in Acts 15 is a crucial moment in the history of Christianity. Unfortunately, this passage is generally misunderstood. Most people today believe the decision made here by the council declares that Gentiles should not follow the Torah. We are going to go through this chapter to find out if this is correct.

Paul, Part 1: Who Was Paul?

Paul is the number one person who people quote when talking about Christianity. This is likely due to the fact that nearly half of the New Testament is attributed to his authorship. Although this is the case, Paul is probably the most misunderstood figure in the Scriptures. Even his own contemporaries found his words sometimes difficult to understand (2 Peter 3:15-18). Today, in addition to this we have the obstacle of time which separates us from him. For this reason it is essential that we understand who Paul was so we can understand his teachings.

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