This week I had the privilege of being interviewed by Gabriel Rutledge of The Grafted In Perspective podcast in regard to discipleship. Discussion includes my testimony, Discipleship and The Gospel. I would love to hear your comments!
We left Hudson, Wisconsin yesterday morning after a wonderful week at the Shavuot conference hosted by Beth Immanuel. We are so thankful for all of the many blessings we experienced during this week. We were blessed by the teaching, by the hospitality, by seeing all of the friends we have made over the last few years, and by making new friends. We left feeling inspired and challenged to take the message of the Good News to our world.
One of the blessings of this conference we didn’t anticipate was that there was an organization which had just just set up a full scale replica of the Mishkan (the Tabernacle) in Wisconsin just 10 minutes from Beth Immanuel. Not only did we get to tour it and experience it in a tangible way, but we were privileged to be on the tour with Joseph Good, who is one of the foremost Temple authorities in the world. He was able to elucidate many aspects of the placement of the furnishings of the Tabernacle, as well as answering many questions as to the methods by which they functioned. We couldn’t have paid for a better tour guide!
This year was different than the last few, but it was also very special. We are thankful to you, Beth Immanuel for all of the hard work you put into the conference. It was a blessing, and a time we will not quickly forget.
May 23 • 2:30pm • Conway, AR
Learn the words of Jesus from a Messianic Jewish perspective. “A Jewish Sermon on the Mount: Exploring the Core Teachings of Jesus from a Hebraic Perspective” introduces the Hebrew idioms, Jewish contexts, and rabbinic methods at work in Jesus’ most famous sermon. Jewish Sermon on the Mount provides a brief introduction to Matthew 5–7 using a new, Hebrew-based translation of the New Testament that allows English readers to see the Hebraisms of the Master’s teaching and the richness of the Hebrew words.
Enjoy a challenging and inspiring look at Jesus’ teachings and the transformative message of the Sermon on the Mount.
- See Jewish parallels to Gospel texts and find out why Bible scholars believe the parallels are important for greater understanding.
- Discover Hebrew words that are impossible to translate into English and how translators deal with these difficult words. See the words—understand the concepts they represent and expand your understanding of the Bible.
- Hear the compelling story and see the New Testament translation of Franz Delitzsch, a nineteenth century Christian Bible-translator considered one the greatest lights of Messiah to the Jewish people.
Learn and see what was so distinctive to Jesus’ teaching in this passage that produced such a response, “the crowd was amazed at his teaching, for he was teaching them as a man of authority, and not like the soferim” (Matthew 7:28–29).
The Hebrew/English Sermon on the Mount
There will be three teachings in a course of 2.5 hours. There will be breaks and time for questions. Everyone attending will receive an extract of Matthew 5–7 from the new Hebrew/English Gospel edition scheduled for release in the fall of 2010. Attendance is free—there will be a donation box on a table for all those that desire to help with the related expense.
Jeff Croswell or Darren Huckey
Faulkner County Library
1900 Tyler Street
Conway, AR 72032