Welcome to the B’rit Hadasha Inquirer’s class!
Over the next four sessions, we pray that you will come to understand us and our community better and catch hold of the excitement and adventure of what G-d is doing in our midst in this unique and wonderful community of the saints.
We are going to make the introductory material and each week’s reading assignments available here. Please read the assignments for the week before we meet. During class, we will discuss what’s in the readings and answer questions, so you’ll want to be prepared in order to get the most out of our time together.
The main thing is for you to read the documents that we’ve linked here. Each week, we recommend additional reading; these are all great resources, and they are related to what we’ll cover that week, but they are not required and they are not a substitute for reading the primary documents we’ve linked here.
Week 1 (Sat, April 29, 2023)
- Who is B’rit Hadasha?
- So What is It About B’rit that Makes Us Different?
- The Worship Distinctive of B’rit Hadasha
- Scripture and Other Jewish Writings
- Hebrew and Christian Scriptures
- What Must I Do to be Saved?
- Elder-Led – What Does that Mean?
- Taming the Fire
- Guarding Unity
Recommended Reading for Week 1: Growing to Maturity; 4 Responsibilities of a Disciple; Growing Up; The Bait of Satan
Week 2 (Sat, May 6, 2023)
- Us, Not Them
- Remnants aren’t Leftovers
- Community Language
- Jesus and His Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Christ
- Hebrew Terms You Will Here and What They Mean
- Ruth, Yeshua, and a Community of Three
- Scripture Does Not Contradict Itself
- Am I a Jew or a Gentile?
- A Light to the Nations
- The Feasts
- Investigating the Halachah of our Rabbi
Recommended Reading: Rooted; Messianic Judaism; Restoration
Week 3 (Sat, May 13, 2023)
- Importance of Community
- Law and Grace
- Community of Prayer
- The Ruach ha-Kodesh and Our Community
- Gifts of HaShem
- The Great Orchestra
Recommended Reading: Translating G-d; Messianic Judaism; 4 Responsibilities of a Disciple
Week 4 (Sat, May 27, 2023)
- A Vibrant Messianic Jewish Synagogue
- Window into the Early Messianic Community
- Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the Ends of the Earth
- Everything Starts with “Small”
- Tithes, Offerings, and Giving
- All Parts of the Body
- Youth – Making the Transformation
Recommended Reading: Rooted; Spirit of the Disciplines
Recommended Reading List
Daniel C. Juster, Growing to Maturity: A Messianic Jewish Discipleship Guide, Lederer Books, Clarksville, MD, Ninth Printing, 2012.
Darren N. Huckey, The Four Responsibilities of a Disciple, Emet HaTorah, Mayflower, AR, 2013.
Robby Gallaty, Rediscovering Discipleship, Zondervan, 2015.
Robby Gallaty, Growing Up: How to be a Disciple who makes Disciples, B&H Publishing Nashville, 2013.
D. Thomas Lancaster, Restoration: Returning the Torah of Moses to the Disciples of Jesus, FFOZ, 2015.
John Bevere, The Bait of Satan, 20th Anniversary Edition: Living Free from the Deadly Trap of Offense, Charisma House, 2014.
Dallas Willard, The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives, Harper One, 1999.
Banning Liebscher, Rooted: The Hidden Places Where God Develops You, Waterbrook, 2016.
David Rudolph and Joel Willits, Introduction to Messianic Judaism: Its Ecclesial Context and Biblical Foundations, Zondervan, 2013.
Brad Young, Jesus the Jewish Theologian, Baker Academic, 1993.
Shawn Bolz, Translating God: Hearing God’s Voice For Yourself And The World Around You, NEWTYPE, 2015.
Tucker, J. Brian, Reading Romans after Supersessionism: The Continuation of the Jewish Covenental Identity, Cascade Books, 2018, page ?.