To equip the saints for the work of ministry...
So much of what Yeshua (Jesus) did and taught was in response to the teachings of the Jewish elders. As Yeshua said to them, "...you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like that.” (Mk 7:13).
Not only do we provide teachings on the Feasts of Israel but we also provide teachings on the overall "Jewishness" of the New Testament. Hebraic Judaism provides the very matrix for our faith in Yeshua Messiah (Jesus Christ) and we would love to share these wonderful, powerful truths with your congregation, church group, home group or ministry!
There are those today who believe that the Church has replaced Israel and those who believe that because the Jews did not embrace Yeshua as their Savior en masse, that they have been permanently rejected. Such people believe that the modern state of Israel and Jewish people have no claim to the prophetic promises of God. Teleios Ministries completely rejects these doctrines. The scriptures are very clear that the Lord still has great plans for the people of Israel, as he gathers them back to their ancestral land. For as the Word of God says...
They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises.  To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen. (Romans 9:4-5 ESV)
As this passag points out, Jesus comes from the Jews, as does the adoption, the glory and the covenants! Yes, the Jewish people as a whole did not believe in Jesus as their Messiah which is why the Lord judged them by sending the Romans (along with the sons of Esau and Ishmael) to trample Jerusalem underfoot. But he is bringing the Jewish people back to their land and they will have the opportunity once again to believe in the one whom they have rejected!
Now if their trespass means riches for the world, and if their failure means riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full inclusion mean!  Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry  in order somehow to make my fellow Jews jealous, and thus save some of them.  For if their rejection means the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead? (Romans 11:12-15 ESV)
In this video, Pastor Eric is sharing a message on the antisemitic history found in the Church and he speaks to the question "Why should I care about Israel?" With the Jewish people facing an existential threat daily, let us cry out in prayer!
Our Christian faith has its roots in Hebraic Judaism. The more we understand the "Jewishness" of our faith the more enriching and powerful the scriptures become to us. Sadly, much of this heritage has been lost over the last two millennia. Learning the Jewish Heritage of Christianity gives us insight into the deep truths of our faith and gives a richness to our walk with Messiah Yeshua!
Beginning in the second century A.D. an antisemitic sentiment began to find its way into the Church. Even the Reformers such as Martin Luther and others had very antisemitic attitudes, some of which is addressed in the message "Why Should I Care About Israel"?