Newsletter  Vol 14, No 7    July 2005

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in the
The Desert
Out of the
Bearing Fruit

Jews in Christian Churches
By Daniel Juster

The "Road to Jerusalem" is a new ministry under Coach Bill McCartney's leadership (formerly the head of Promise Keepers). This ministry is absolutely committed to stand with Messianic Jews and foster the salvation of the Jewish people.

An amazing dialogue between Messianic Jews and Christians was recently pulled together by Coach Bill McCartney and Raleigh Washington. Most of the Jewish participants in this dialogue were in the mainstream of the Messianic Jewish congregational movement. Some did not represent that movement but were Jews in Christian churches. A discussion ensued concerning God's intended destiny for Jewish believers and whether or not this destiny could be fulfilled in Christian churches. This conversation had a refreshing, friendly and mature tone. The issue revolved around Romans 11:29 where Paul speaks of the Jewish people in general, "Though they are enemies of the Gospel for your sake, they are beloved and elect for the sake of the Fathers, for the gifts and call of God are irrevocable." We sometimes forget the enormous gain and consensus that has developed in Christian and Messianic Jewish circles. All agreed that Jews who believe in Jesus are still Jews and part of the destiny and irrevocable call of the Jewish people. This is wonderful and amazing! There was not the same unity on the issue of just what that call entails and even less unity between the two groups of Jewish believers on whether or not that call can be fulfilled within a Gentile church.

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Also ... The Tents of Mercy International Conference and Intercessory Tour of Israel

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