1) What is your statement of faith?
2) Where do I find a Messianic congregation like yours
- The verbal inspiration of the Holy Scriptures as originally given;
- The existence and manifestation of one God in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit;
- The incarnation and virgin birth of the Son of God;
- The fact that all men have sinned and consequently must be regenerated by the working of God’s grace;
- The redemption of man by the vicarious death of Yeshua (The Lord Jesus) on the cross;
- Justification by faith;
- The sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit in the believer, producing holiness of life and power for service;
- Practical faith in the sufficiency of Yeshua (The Lord Jesus) for spiritual, temporal and physical needs;
- The purifying hope of the Lord’s imminent return; and
- The urgency of preaching the gospel to all mankind, that men may be saved from eternal judgment.
Central to the LORD's plan is Israel and the Jewish people. Romans 11:11 explains that the Gentile believer has been chosen by God to bring the witness of the LORD to the Jewish people. As this message of Yeshua is brought back to, and received by, the Jewish people, they will say, "Baruch Haba B'Shem Adonai" - "Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the LORD!" and in so doing, usher in Yeshua's return (Matthew 23:39).
Through understanding the Old Testament and its prophetic nature, with Yeshua as its fulfillment, the viewer's faith is strengthened, increased relationship and intimacy with the LORD is discovered, and an end-times vision of life is crystallized. "Discovering The Jewish Jesus" is an end-times ministry, strengthening the church and calling her to be a readied bride for the return of the Bridegroom, Yeshua Ha Mashiach (Jesus The Messiah).
3) What bible do you use?
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
4) What is the Hebrew Bible that you talk about?
The Hebrew Bible is called the Tanakh. It is the Old Covenant Scriptues or "Old Testament" and is made up of the 3 parts:
- The first part is the Torah, which are the first five books of the Bible, also called the Pentateuch (Greek for five containers), The Law or The Books of Moses.
The first five books are: Genesis (Bereishit), Exodus (Shemot), Leviticus (Vayikra), Numbers (Bemidbar) and Deuteronomy (Devarim).
- The second part is called Nevi'im or The Prophets.
- The Third is Ketuvim or The Writings which consists of: Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah,
The New Testament or New Covenant Scriptures is called Brit Hadashah in Hebrew
5) Where can I get your prayer shawl?
The prayer shawl that you see Rabbi Schneider wearing was custom made and was bought in Jerusalem. It is not for sale.
6) What resources do you recommend to help me be a better witness to Jews?
- 10 Things to Know When Sharing Your Faith with Jewish People by Rabbi Schneider - CD or DVD
- What Do Jewish People Think about Jesus? And Other Questions Christians Ask about Jewish Beliefs, Practices, and History by Michael L. Brown ISBN-13: 9780800794262
- Answering Jewish Objection To Jesus by Michael Brown - now a 5 volume set.
We would like to encourage you to use your testimony to witness to your Jewish friends. Show them Isaiah 53 in their own Hebrew Bible (Tanakh).
Do not let the enemy get you sidetracked to focus on the obstacles. Jesus is the beginning and ending of everything.
He is the fulfillment of the Torah and Prophets, their substance is in Him. Romans 11:11 says that "salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make them (the Jews) jealous."
In Romans 11:13-14 Paul says "I am an apostle of Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, if somehow I might move to jealousy my fellow countrymen and save some of them." Once we are given the
good news, are we to hide our light? No, we want to share it with others. Verses 25 & 26 says, "For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery--so that you will
not be wise in your own estimation--that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in; and so all Israel will be saved; just as
it is written, "THE DELIVERER WILL COME FROM ZION"; this is the return of Messiah Jesus.
We are seeing more and more the "fullness" of the Gentile believers as they are rejecting man made traditions and religion and learning the foundations of their faith to
worship God is Spirit and in Truth. Gentiles are celebrating the Feasts from Lev. 23 with an understanding of how the feasts are fulfilled in Jesus. It has been observed
that, Conservative Jews are complaining that Gentile Christians are "Hijacking" their holidays. Could it be that Jews are becoming jealous, just as Paul wrote?