8 episodes

On Messiah Podcast, Jesus is Jewish, and that changes everything. Tune in to learn the teaching and kingdom message of Jesus from a Messianic Jewish perspective. We interview thinkers: scholars, pastors, Messianic rabbis, and others who are doing significant work in areas that relate to a Messianic Jewish reading of the Bible. Messiah Podcast is brought to you by Messiah Magazine, a publication of First Fruits of Zion.

Messiah Podcast First Fruits of Zion

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 89 Ratings

On Messiah Podcast, Jesus is Jewish, and that changes everything. Tune in to learn the teaching and kingdom message of Jesus from a Messianic Jewish perspective. We interview thinkers: scholars, pastors, Messianic rabbis, and others who are doing significant work in areas that relate to a Messianic Jewish reading of the Bible. Messiah Podcast is brought to you by Messiah Magazine, a publication of First Fruits of Zion.

    08 – The Hanukkah Story For Grown-ups | Aaron Eby

    08 – The Hanukkah Story For Grown-ups | Aaron Eby

    Spinning tops and fried potato pancakes are great, but what is the real meaning of Hanukkah? Aaron Eby, First Fruits of Zion Senior Educator, joins Messiah Podcast to share the little-known history of this famous holiday. What happened to make Hanukkah such an enduring holiday? Why did Jesus celebrate Hanukkah? And why should his followers celebrate it today? Hint: It involves much more than dreidels, jelly-filled donuts, the menorah, or even a military victory.

    – Episode Timecode –
    0:00 – Welcome to Messiah Podcast!
    6:14 – Happy Hanukkah to Aaron Eby
    9:34 – The Children’s Story of Hanukkah Seems Incomplete
    13:46 – The Real Hanukkah Story Starting from Israel’s Golden Era
    20:21 – The Plot Thickens
    32:45 – The Rise of the Maccabees
    39:53 – Rededication and the Meaning of the Miracle of the Oil
    43:24 – The War of Culture and Identity, Ideas and Values
    49:18 – Applications for Messianic Judaism
    51:12 – Damian and Ruben Offer Their Takeaways

    Messiah Podcast is brought to you by Messiah Magazine (messiahmagazine.org). This publication of First Fruits of Zion is designed to provide rich substance, meaningful Jewish contexts, cultural understanding of the teaching of Jesus, and the background of modern faith from a Messianic Jewish perspective.

    Messiah Podcast theme music provided by Joshua Aaron Music (JoshuaAaron.tv)
    “Cover the Sea” Copyright WorshipinIsrael.com songs 2020. All rights reserved. Music used with permission.

    • 57 min
    07 – SELECTS: Is All Mankind Really Damned to Hell from Birth? | Messiah Magazine

    07 – SELECTS: Is All Mankind Really Damned to Hell from Birth? | Messiah Magazine

    A deeply entrenched doctrine of Christianity states that all people are born with a sin nature and, by virtue of being a descendent of Adam, are inherently skewed toward evil and damned to hell from birth. Is this a biblical truth? While the concept of an evil inclination is present within Judaism, the two ideas are very different. Should Messianic Judaism follow the rest of Judaism in rejecting the Christian doctrine of original sin?

    This edition of Messiah Podcast features a select reading from Messiah Magazine.

    Messiah Podcast is brought to you by Messiah Magazine (http://messiahmagazine.org). This publication of First Fruits of Zion is designed to provide rich substance, meaningful Jewish contexts, cultural understanding of the teaching of Jesus, and the background of modern faith from a Messianic Jewish perspective.

    Messiah Podcast theme music provided by Joshua Aaron Music (http://JoshuaAaron.tv)
    “Cover the Sea” Copyright WorshipinIsrael.com songs 2020. All rights reserved. Music used with permission.

    • 18 min
    06 – Should Christians Keep the Sabbath? | David Nekrutman

    06 – Should Christians Keep the Sabbath? | David Nekrutman

    Orthodox Jews and Messianic Jews may have significant differences. However, both groups have growing initiatives seeking to help Christians properly relate to the Torah in recent times. Our guest on Messiah Podcast is David Nekrutman, an Orthodox Jewish theologian who authored a new book entitled "Your Sabbath Invitation." The discussion centers on David's experience as an Orthodox Jew who graduated from an evangelical, pentecostal university and what that taught him about Jewish-Christian relations.

    – Episode Timecode –
    0:00 – Welcome to Messiah Podcast!
    3:38 – Introducing David Nekrutman
    18:25 – An Orthodox Jew at Oral Roberts University?
    32:29 – The Newer Testament Bible translation
    36:38 – Perspectives behind "Your Sabbath Invitation"
    39:52 – Why gentiles have traditionally been discouraged from engaging the Sabbath.
    50:59 – Practical advice
    1:09:20 – Ruben and Ryan wrap-up

    Messiah Podcast is brought to you by Messiah Magazine (http://messiahmagazine.org). This publication of First Fruits of Zion is designed to provide rich substance, meaningful Jewish contexts, cultural understanding of the teaching of Jesus, and the background of modern faith from a Messianic Jewish perspective.

    Messiah Podcast theme music provided by Joshua Aaron Music (http://JoshuaAaron.tv)
    “Cover the Sea” Copyright WorshipinIsrael.com songs 2020. All rights reserved. Music used with permission.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    05 – When a Baptist Pastor Encountered Torah | Pastor Keith Price

    05 – When a Baptist Pastor Encountered Torah | Pastor Keith Price

    Why are Baptists turning to Torah Club to know Jesus better? Why are Christians worldwide seeking Torah as a fundamental component for discipleship today? Baptists are long known for their love of Israel and diligence in reading the Word of God, but many of them are finding new meaning and richness from a Jewish reading of the Bible. Southern Baptist Pastor Keith Price joins Messiah Podcast to discuss his own journey of discovery and how he came to lead a growing and thriving Torah Club in California.


    – Episode Timecode –

    0:00 – Welcome to Messiah Podcast! Ruben and Ryan recovered from Covid.
    7:55 – Introducing Keith Price.
    9:54 – The personal journey of a Baptist Pastor into Torah.
    25:48 – The secrets to avoiding accusations of Judaising or legalism?
    33:48 – Why are Baptists in particular positive toward Israel and Messianic Jewish teaching?
    40:40 – Interfacing with other leaders within the Southern Baptist Conversion?
    44:15 – An answer for Christians who are reluctant to acknowledge the role and value of the Torah.
    48:33 – Are we witnessing a prophetic trend when Christians turn to Torah?
    52:29 – The College student Torah Club is having a nationwide impact.
    1:01:09 – Impacting a local Church body as a teaching elder.
    1:08:34 – Ryan & Ruben Wrapup.


    – Related Resources –

    Torah Club: https://torahclub.org
    Torah Club is a small-group Bible study where disciples learn the Bible from a Jewish perspective through in-depth discussions and good fellowship.

    HaYesod: https://hayesod.org
    HaYesod is a complete discipleship course that respectfully explores the Jewish foundation of Christianity, the Sabbath, and the Festivals. Lessons are carefully developed to build an understanding of the Bible and ignite the believer's relationship to the Land, the People, and the Scriptures of Israel.

    Messiah Magazine: https://messiahmagazine.org
    This publication of First Fruits of Zion is designed to provide rich substance, meaningful Jewish contexts, cultural understanding of the teaching of Jesus, and the background of modern faith from a Messianic Jewish perspective.

    Joshua Aaron Music: JoshuaAaron.tv
    “Cover the Sea” Copyright WorshipinIsrael.com songs 2020. All rights reserved. Music used with permission.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    04 – Who Knew Luke Was a Jew?! | Rabbi Dr. Mark Kinzer

    04 – Who Knew Luke Was a Jew?! | Rabbi Dr. Mark Kinzer

    Was Luke Jewish? And does the gospel of Luke affirm or deny the ongoing role of the Torah, the Jewish people, and the city of Jerusalem in God’s redemptive plan? Messianic Jewish Rabbi Dr. Mark Kinzer joins the show to discuss the authorship of the Gospel of Luke and the perspective the author brings to the Gospel.

    – Timecode Guide –
    0:00 – Welcome to Messiah Podcast! Who is Rabbi Dr. Mark Kinzer?
    7:55 – Can a case be made that Luke was Jewish and is that important?
    17:25 – How is Luke and Acts typically interpreted to perpetuate replacement theology?
    25:20 – What is the Gospel Message according to the author of Luke and Acts?
    32:09 – Have the people of Israel been replaced by the Church?
    38:12 – What does Torah observance look like for the author of Luke and Acts?
    47:16 – What is Luke’s view of the connections between Yeshua and Jerusalem?
    55:22 – What is Society for Post Supersessionis Theology?
    1:00:09 – What is Yachad B’Yeshua?
    1:07:02 – The backstory of Dr. Kinzer’s new book with Rabbi Russ Resnick “Besorah”
    1:10:44 – Ryan Lambert & Damian Eisner discuss their key takeaways from the conversation.

    – Resources Mentioned –
    Besorah: The Resurrection of Jerusalem and the Healing of a Fractured Gospel
    http://amazon.com/Besorah-Resurrection-Jerusalem-Healing-Fractured/dp/1725264005
    Jerusalem Crucified, Jerusalem Risen: The Resurrected Messiah, the Jewish People, and the Land of Promise
    http://amazon.com/Jerusalem-Crucified-Risen-Resurrected-Messiah/dp/1532653379
    Postmissionary Messianic Judaism: Redefining Christian Engagement with the Jewish People
    http://amazon.com/Postmissionary-Messianic-Judaism-Redefining-Engagement/dp/1587431521
    N. T. Wright and Mark Kinzer: A Debate on the Meaning of Israel
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=xDxENGsKaUQ
    Society for Post Supersessionist Theology
    http://spostst.org/
    Yachad B’Yeshua
    http://yachad-beyeshua.org/
    Messiah Magazine
    http://messiahmagazine.org
    First Fruits of Zion
    http://ffoz.org
    Joshua Aaron Music
    http://JoshuaAaron.tv

    • 1 hr 17 min
    03 – Biblical Festivals and Disciples of Jesus | D. Thomas Lancaster

    03 – Biblical Festivals and Disciples of Jesus | D. Thomas Lancaster

    Should the disciples of Jesus celebrate the holy days of the Bible? Or would that be a step backwards in how we express our faithfulness to Jesus? On this episode of Messiah Podcast, we are joined by First Fruits of Zion Director of Education, D. Thomas Lancaster, to discuss why the holidays of the Bible are important for all disciples of Jesus.

    Highlighted Resources
    The Holy Days, Returning the Biblical Festivals to the Disciples of Jesus.
    http://ffoz.com/the-holy-days-book.html
    Restoration, Returning the Torah of Moses to the Disciples of Jesus
    http://ffoz.com/restoration-book.html
    HaYesod, The Festivals
    http://hayesod.org
    Messiah Magazine
    http://messiahmagazine.org
    Joshua Aaron Music
    http://JoshuaAaron.tv

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

Tundrahound ,

Details that are relevant

Excellent review of the events of Chanukah. Quite comprehensive while presenting the relevance in the modern world. I’m subscribing.

Sebastianparra8 ,

What a gift!

Came for the theology, stayed for the intro music. :)

Walknndlite ,

Enjoying the First Fruits of Zion podcast

This podcast has a freshness long missing in those who seek to understand Jesus better and desire to learn as disciples of Jesus.
Learning that Jesus was and is still Jewish did change my perspective on what it means to follow the Master and what he practiced and taught the early church leaders. I have enjoyed the depths of discussions of each of them.

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