Shalom Macon is a growing and vibrant Messianic Jewish congregation in Macon, Georgia, serving all of the Middle Georgia area. Our congregation is a diverse community, comprised of families from many nations, tribes, and tongues (Revelation 7:9). Therefore, obviously, many are not from a Jewish background. And while we are a Jewish synagogue, committed to the Jewish traditions, teachings, and lifestyle exemplified by our ancestors, our vision is to practice an inclusive Messianic Judaism for All Nations; a restoration of the faith of the earliest communities of Yeshua-followers; a window into the Judaism of the Messianic Era in which King Messiah will reign.
Is Our Hope In Heaven? - Part 6: The Bosom of Abraham
The story of The Rich Man and Lazarus in Abraham’s Bosom has often been identified as the definitive picture of the afterlife according to Yeshua. From the idea of the “harrowing of hell” to the basis for belief in eternal conscious torment, so many post-mortem perspectives have been hatched here. Is this Yeshua’s final word on final destiny? We’ll see!
Confessions Of An Addict
Believe it or not, most people are addicted to something. It may not be drugs or alcohol. It could be television, Facebook, Snapchat, or a smartphone. What makes us addicted to these things and how can we turn those cravings into something positive? How can recognizing and confronting those addictions help us become better disciples of Yeshua?
Is Our Hope In Heaven? - Part 5: Paradise & Punishment
Hades, Sheol, Tartarus, Hell, Gehenna … it’s all very confusing. How do we know what’s up? Well, we need to go down to figure out what’s up! This message takes a look at a prominent perspective in 2nd Temple Judaism on what awaits the soul after death.
Is Our Hope In Heaven? - Part 4: Sheol, A Place for the "Dead"
When you begin to dig into it, the concept of the New Testament “hell” becomes quite confusing. To understand it, we need to investigate an earlier understanding of death and the hereafter as described in Jewish thought from the Tanach.
Is Our Hope In Heaven? - Part 3: Rabbis & Resurrection
As we’ve learned, progressive revelation contributed to the understanding of the soul in Second Temple Judaism. This way of thinking heavily influenced the period and its religious thinkers in another profoundly important area: the resurrection of the dead.
Is Our Hope In Heaven? - Part 2: Progressive Revelation
Greek Philosopher, A.N. Whitehead once said, “The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.” What if that’s true even in Judeo-Christian thought about heaven and hell? Could God actually speak through a 4th-century philosopher? We’ll see …
No Nonsense Biblical Teaching
Rabbi Damian Eisner’s teaching style is straightforward, passionate, and always rooted in the Bible. I appreciate his candidness and courage to tackle sometimes controversial, yet important, topics—we need more of that. I always feel inspired when I tune in. Fantastic Messianic Jewish resource!