Chanukah Blessings from Outreach Israel Ministries
“Then Judas and his brothers and all the assembly of Israel determined that every year at that season the days of dedication of the altar should be observed with gladness and joy for eight days, beginning with the twenty-fifth day of the month of Chislev” (1 Maccabees 4:59).
Outreach Israel Ministries and Messianic Apologetics want to wish you and your family our warmest blessings during this special Chanukah season! 2016 has been one of the most pivotal years for our ministry, with new opportunities which have opened up to us, and most especially our avid usage of online social media. This past July, we were exhibitors at the week long 2016 MJAA Messiah Conference in Grantham, PA, and J.K. McKee was a breakout speaker at the 2016 Heartland Regional this past November. During the second half of 2016, we upgraded both of our websites to a mobile-device friendly WordPress format–with the Messianic Apologetics website especially becoming a depository of easy-to-access information! We end 2016 with some new technical tools, which will be able to not just offer a higher quality of audio and video presentations, but will be able to provide them to you with much greater efficiency.
On the ongoing theological and research front, 2016 also saw the completion of the commentary 2 Corinthians for the Practical Messianic (presently in post-production), which will actually complete our set of commentaries on the Pauline Epistles. Work resumes the first week of January on the massive work Salvation on the Line: The Nature of Yeshua and His Divinity. And, given the recent video podcast Social Media Encounters, we will be seeking parity to a great deal of the sensationalism “out there” in the independent Hebrew/Hebraic Roots world–better utilizing the massive amount of material which we have produced over the years. When there is a particular teaching circulating that causes a stir, we want to be sure to see that our voice is heard!
Thank you for your ongoing, generous support of our efforts! They are being utilized for significant Kingdom work, at this pivotal hour of Messianic growth and refinement.
Chag sameach! Happy New Year!
Mark, Margaret, John, Jane, Maggie and Taylor