Outreach Israel Ministries



Matthew 10:28: Are the Condemned Really Obliterated From Existence? – McKee Moment

“Destroy” in Matthew 10:28 does not automatically mean obliterated from existence.


Colossians 1:15-20: “Subverting Wisdom, Asserting Messiah”

Does the hymn of Colossians 1:15-20 equate Yeshua with the created figure of Wisdom, from Second Temple literature? Or, does this hymn decree some of the main differences between Yeshua and Wisdom?


John 3:12-13: No Going to Heaven After Death? – McKee Moment

What is the context of John 3:12-13?


Is There Paganism in the Tanach? – McKee Moment

What do Messianics do when they encounter paganism in the Tanach?


Hebrews 4:1-7 – Hebrews Study

This Bible Study podcast on the Epistle to the Hebrews, explores this text of Holy Scripture from a Messianic perspective. In this study, we will be reviewing Hebrews 4:1-7. Have your Bible handy, and be prepared to take notes!


Putting Yourself into the Biblical Story – McKee Moment

What are the advantages and disadvantages of reading yourself into a Bible story?


“When Will the Messiah Return?” (EPILOGUE) – When Will the Messiah Return? Audio Book


“Are We Really Ready for the End-Times?” (CH10) – When Will the Messiah Return? Audio Book


“What Happened to Our Eschatology?” (CH9) – When Will the Messiah Return? Audio Book


“The Gospel of the Kingdom” (CH8) – When Will the Messiah Return? Audio Book


“The Great Apostasy” (CH7) – When Will the Messiah Return? Audio Book


“Who or What is the True Bride of Messiah?” (CH6) – When Will the Messiah Return? Audio Book


“The Restoration of All Things and the Emergence of the Messianic Movement” (CH5) – When Will the Messiah Return? Audio Book


“What Are the Lord’s Appointed Times?” (CH4) – When Will the Messiah Return? Audio Book


“The Seven Assemblies of Revelation, and the Philadelphian Congregation” (CH3) – When Will the Messiah Return? Audio Book


“The Second Coming” (CH2) – When Will the Messiah Return? Audio Book


“The Time to Come” (CH1) – When Will the Messiah Return? Audio Book


Deuteronomy 30:10-14: The Torah is Not Too Difficult? – McKee Moment

The Torah is not difficult, but it was given to Ancient Israel first.


John 1:1-18: “The Word Was God”

There are many who try to say, with poor linguistic support. That “the Word was God” only means that Yeshua was supernatural, but not actually God. Why is this a false conclusion?


What the Calendar Debate is Really All About – McKee Moment

The calendar debate is about trying to predict the Second Coming.


What Do You Think About Out of Body Experiences? – McKee Moment

Are out of body experiences real, or fake?


Hebrews 3:7-19 – Hebrews Study

This Bible Study podcast on the Epistle to the Hebrews, explores this text of Holy Scripture from a Messianic perspective. In this study, we will be reviewing Hebrews 3:7-19. Have your Bible handy, and be prepared to take notes!


Is the Biblical Canon Sufficient? – McKee Moment

Do today’s Messianic people need to be actively studying extra-Biblical texts for their spiritual enlightenment?


What is the JEDP Documentary Hypothesis? – McKee Moment

Today’s Messianic movement really does not know what to do with Pentateuchal source criticism.


The Messianic Mission

What is the Messianic Jewish movement? Why are you possibly a part of it? Do you even have a basic idea of why it got started, and what it is really all about?


Does the Term “Gentile” Really Mean Pagan? – McKee Moment

Does Ephesians 2:11 say that non-Jewish Believers are “former Gentiles”?


Do You Come From a “Moral Law” Perspective? – McKee Moment

In the Reformed and Wesleyan traditions, the Law of Moses has been customarily sub-divided into the moral, civil, and ceremonial law.


Hebrews 3:1-6 – Hebrews Study

This Bible Study podcast on the Epistle to the Hebrews, explores this text of Holy Scripture from a Messianic perspective. In this study, we will be reviewing Hebrews 3:1-6. Have your Bible handy, and be prepared to take notes!


Is there an English Translation of the Septuagint? – McKee Moment

Do you need help using the Septuagint, because you do not know of any English versions accessible as a guide?


Easy to Access Hebrew and Greek Lexicons – McKee Moment

What are some better lexicons to employ, than the more standard tendency to use Strong’s Concordance?


Do You Really Need to Go Vegan? – McKee Moment

There is a tendency among some Messianics and Hebrew Rooters to insist upon veganism.


Tzitzits

Do you believe that Messianics should wear tzitzits/fringes/tassels?


Wasting Time Until the End Comes – McKee Moment

What are some parts of the Days of Noah, we really don’t pay attention to?


Hebrews 2:10-18 – Hebrews Study

This Bible Study podcast on the Epistle to the Hebrews, explores this text of Holy Scripture from a Messianic perspective. In this study, we will be reviewing Hebrews 2:10-18. Have your Bible handy, and be prepared to take notes!


Why Has “Soul Sleep” Become so Popular? – McKee Moment

A significant trend has been witnessed in theological studies, where the deceased go into complete unconsciousness until the resurrection.


A Willingness to Change or Reevaluate – McKee Moment

All of us, at one point or another, have changed our minds in spiritual and theological matters.


The Significance of the Messiah Event

Many people in the Torah movement have lost sight of the most significant event in human history: the death, burial, and resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah. They frequently deny that we live in a post-resurrection era, with some new spiritual realities.


Genesis 1:27: Male and Female Both Bear God’s Image – McKee Moment

God created male and female in His image, with the same degree of dignity and humanity.


The Discussion About: What is Hebrew Roots? – McKee Moment

What is the current discussion regarding what “Hebrew Roots” actually is?


Hebrews 2:1-9 – Hebrews Study

This Bible Study podcast on the Epistle to the Hebrews, explores this text of Holy Scripture from a Messianic perspective. In this study, we will be reviewing Hebrews 2:1-9. Have your Bible handy, and be prepared to take notes!


Jewish Outreach: No Jewish Community Nearby – McKee Moment

Why should Hebrew Roots people be sensitive to Jewish needs, when there are no Jews nearby?


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Why Don’t More Messianics Study the Torah Correctly? – McKee Moment

Torah study is important to today’s Messianic movement, but many assumptions are made, that should not be.


The Waters of Immersion

How do today’s Messianic people approach the issue of water immersion?


Why Don’t More Christians Study the Torah? – McKee Moment

Why does it appear there is a common Christian resistance to study the Torah of Moses?


Who or What is “Judah”? – McKee Moment

How do you sort through some of the confusion caused by Two-House proponents regarding the Southern Kingdom?


Hebrews 1:5-14 – Hebrews Study

This Bible Study podcast on the Epistle to the Hebrews, explores this text of Holy Scripture from a Messianic perspective. In this study, we will be reviewing Hebrews 1:5-14. Have your Bible handy, and be prepared to take notes!


Colossians 2:14: What Was Nailed to the Cross? – McKee Moment

Messianic people can have significant difficulty understanding Colossians 2:14.


Jewish Outreach: the term “Church” – McKee Moment

Why is a Messianic congregation not a “church”?


Navigating Through a Very Small Messianic Movement

The Messianic movement is not evangelical Protestantism. One has to recognize that its small size is rooted within the Jewish experience, and learn how to carefully navigate through its different sectors, in order to maintain unity and spiritual blessing.


Jewish Outreach: the term “Cross” – McKee Moment

Why does today’s Messianic Jewish movement not readily use the term “cross”?


Jewish Outreach: the term “Christian” – McKee Moment

Should Believers in the Messiah today, readily call themselves “Christians”?


Hebrews 1:1-4 – Hebrews Study

This Bible Study podcast on the Epistle to the Hebrews, explores this text of Holy Scripture from a Messianic perspective. In this study, we will be reviewing Hebrews 1:1-4. Have your Bible handy, and be prepared to take notes!


Have You Checked Out the Features on messianicapologetics.net? – McKee Moment

Have you checked out the features on messianicapologetics.net?


Jewish Outreach: the term “Jesus Christ” – McKee Moment

Why are Messianic people reluctant to call the Savior “Jesus Christ”?


Ephesians 2:8-10: Salvation Produces Good Works – McKee Moment

People cannot, and do not get saved, by keeping the Torah.


What is Our Relationship to Evangelicalism? – McKee Moment

Why do too many Messianic people have a negative orientation to evangelicalism?


Approaching Extra-Biblical Literature

Do various bodies of literature, outside of the canon of Genesis-Revelation, have any role to play in our understanding of various theological and spiritual issues?


Non-Jews as a Part of Israel – McKee Moment

How do non-Jewish Believers avoid accusations of replacement theology from Jewish Believers?


Common Faith or Differences First? – McKee Moment

How would our Messianic culture change, if we focused first on what we agree upon?


Introduction to Hebrews – Part 2 – Hebrews Study

This Bible Study podcast on the Epistle to the Hebrews, where explores this text of Holy Scripture from a Messianic perspective. In our study today, Part 2 of 2 of our Introduction to this letter, we will be discussing the theological message of Hebrews. Have your Bible handy, and be prepared to take notes!


Acts 15: The Most Important Verse – McKee Moment

Why is Acts 15:15 the most important verse of Acts 15?


PME Apostolic Scriptures – McKee Moment

Can you tell me something about the Practical Messianic Edition Apostolic Scriptures (PME)?


John 20:24-29: “My Lord and My God”

When the disciple Thomas declared “My Lord and my God,” was this really a declaration of Yeshua being God, or could it not be the ancient equivalent of “Oh my God!”?


Messianic Future: Dealing With Bible Difficulties – McKee Moment

Why can’t today’s Messianic community easily deal with Bible difficulties?


Messianic Future: Dealing With the Nations – McKee Moment

How does today’s Messianic movement properly deal with the non-Jewish Believers in its ranks?


Introduction to Hebrews – Part 1 – Hebrews Study

This Bible Study podcast on the Epistle to the Hebrews, where we explore this text of Holy Scripture from a Messianic perspective. In this study, Part 1 of 2 of our Introduction to this letter, we will be discussing issues of authorship, the location of the the author, the date of Hebrews, and the target audience of Hebrews. Have your Bible handy, and be prepared to take notes!


Messianic Future Recapturing Jewish Outreach – McKee Moment

How do we properly remember the original purpose of today’s Messianic movement?


2019 Ministry Reflections – McKee Moment

What has 2019 brought to Outreach Israel Ministries and Messianic Apologetics?


Supernatural Compulsion – McKee Moment

What does it mean to have God’s commandments placed onto a new heart?


Legitimate Groups Associated With the Ten Lost Tribes

Were the Lost Tribes really lost? How many were really deported to Assyria?


God & Lord: Pagan Titles? – McKee Moment

Are God and Lord really pagan titles?


Tzitzits – McKee Moment

How do Messianic people honor the command to wear fringes?


British-Israel Dangers and Concerns

What is British-Israelism? Why is it a severe problem to be avoided at all costs?


Hebrew Roots People – McKee Moment

What is the difference between a Hebrew Roots and a Messianic person?


Adding to Torah?

Why do we see a great number of Jewish traditions practiced in today’s Messianic community. Would they not be in direct violation of Torah, and actually be seen to add to Torah?


What Does “One Law” Mean in Exodus 12:48-49?

In various independent sectors of the Messianic movement, or more likely the Hebrew Roots movement, Exodus 12:48-49 and its emphasis on “one law,” is likely to be some important credo. What is the actual context of “one law” in Exodus 12:48-49?


Is Rosh HaShanah Pagan?

Why does the Jewish community call Yom Teruah “Rosh HaShanah”? I thought the Biblical New Year began in the Spring.


Celibacy and Young People in Today’s Messianic Movement

I am very concerned about the wide number of Messianic men and women I see in their twenties and thirties (and even forties) who are unmarried. What are they going to do if they are unable to find a spouse?


Is the Woman Really Responsible for the Fall?

Complementarians frequently will conclude that “Mankind fell from grace because Adam did not lead, permitting his wife to lead and be deceived by the serpent.” Is this really an appropriate way to consider the Fall of humanity in the Garden?


The Wild and Wonderful World of the Broad Messianic Movement

There are different groups which one will encounter today, who use the term “Messianic” in some form or fashion. What do each of these groups really stand for, in terms of their mission and theology? How challenging is it, to perhaps find a diversity of people attending your local Messianic congregation—without even realizing it?


Approaching Male and Female Head Covering Garments

Throughout today’s Messianic Jewish movement, many men wear the kippah or yarmulke, in deference to Jewish tradition. By many, this is thought to be prohibited by Holy Scripture.

In various sectors of the independent Hebrew/Hebraic Roots movement, there are many women who wear some kind of head garment, in their adherence to statements appearing in 1 Corinthians 11. By many, this is thought to be required by Holy Scripture.


Modesty Controversies in the Messianic Community

Issues involving dress and modesty can be very hard fought in various sectors of today’s broad Messianic movement. How do we identify and navigate through some of the extremes?


Is Your Torah Observance a Genuine Work of the Holy Spirit?

Obedience to God and to His Law is expected of His people. But how much of the purported obedience that we demonstrate, is truly a product of the sanctifying work of His Holy Spirit on our hearts and minds—versus a putrid and stale activity of our mortal flesh?


Have You Ever Heard of the Metaphorical View of Eternal Punishment?

Too many are not aware that the majority view of theologians, since the Protestant Reformation, has been that the unrepentant wicked suffer eternally—but not by writhing in an endless lake or pool of magma, molten lead, and sulfur. Instead, the metaphorical view of the wicked suffering everlasting exile from God the Creator, has been what has been affirmed.


Yeshua the Messiah as the “Son of Man”

Yeshua the Messiah frequently said that He was the “Son of Man.” Would this not logically imply that the Messiah is entirely a human figure, and not at all God?


The Calling of Ruth and Non-Jewish Believers in Today’s Messianic Movement

What does it mean for non-Jewish Believers in today’s Messianic Jewish movement to possess a “Ruth calling”?


Addressing the Two-House Teaching

Where does your ministry currently stand in regard to the Two-House teaching?


Who or What Were the Nephilim?

Who do you believe that the Nephilim of Genesis 6 were? Do you believe that these were fallen angels who had sexual relations with human females?


Was the Torah “to lead us to Messiah” or only in effect “until Messiah came”?

How can today’s Messianic movement believe that the Law of Moses still has some part to play, when Galatians 3:24 is clear that the Law was only in effect “until Christ came”?


Ecclesiastes 9:5-10 and the State of the Dead

Is it not true that Ecclesiastes 9:5 says that “the dead know nothing”? Why are there people in today’s Messianic movement who believe that when they die they will go to Paradise or Heaven, when Ecclesiastes is clear that they will be unconscious?


What happens at death?

How are today’s Messianic people to best approach the topic of what happens at death? Do people die, and then enter into complete unconsciousness until the resurrection? Or, do people die, and then have their consciousness transferred to another dimension, until the resurrection? Is “soul sleep” something that we need to be seriously considering, or does it need to be dismissed as a false teaching?


Worship of Yeshua

How important is worship of Yeshua, witnessed in the Scriptures, to regarding Yeshua as being genuinely God?


Could Second Temple Judaism Have Anticipated Yeshua the Messiah, and His Second Coming?

There are many claims made against the Messiahship of Yeshua by Jewish anti-missionaries. Many of these are based in post-Second Temple deliberations over the claims of Yeshua of Nazareth. But based on theological and philosophical views present within the Second Temple period, was it at all possible for Second Temple Jews to anticipate a figure like Yeshua arriving on the scene?


Three Major Points for Understanding Galatians

How can today’s Messianic movement widely advocate that the Torah is still valid, when Galatians is clear that the Law of Moses was a thing of the past?


“Under the Law” is the Condemnation of the Torah Pronounced Upon Sinners

How can today’s Messianic movement widely advocate that the Law of Moses is still valid, when the Bible is clear that born again Believers are not “under the Law”?


Yeshua the Messiah and the Divine Identity

What is a Divine Identity Christology? How does a Divine Identity Christology serve as strong evidence of Yeshua the Messiah being God?


The Uncharted Frontier of Jewish Outreach

Are you aware that there is a significant aspect of theology which directly affects Jewish outreach and evangelism, yet it is scarcely even acknowledged by today’s Messianic movement?


The Hastening of Righteousness

How should today’s Messianic people approach the end-times? How many people are motivated by fear and their feelings? How many people are trying to calculate Date X? How many of us need to be refocused onto the mission and purposes of the Kingdom of God?


The Divinity of Yeshua

Why does the Messiah have to be Divine? How significant is the debate over the Divinity of Yeshua to contemporary Messianic theology?


How Much of the Torah Can Be Followed Today?

When you read through the Torah, do you have difficulty determining what commandments can actually be followed today in the Twenty-First Century? When you look at various instructions to Ancient Israel, how are you supposed to consider their importance as a modern person? Are there actually commandments that appear in the Torah, which are only situational to persons who lived in the Ancient Near East?


The Aberration of Polygamy

What is polygamy? While it is surely an uncomfortable topic to discuss, a man having multiple wives is something that one encounters in reading various parts of the Tanach. How should we as Messiah followers approach this topic? Today’s Messianic people do read the Torah on a fairly consistent basis, and doubtlessly encounter polygamy.


The Great Interest in Torah

In the past several decades, the numbers of today’s Messianic movement have grown because of an increased interest of non-Jewish Believers wanting to tangibly connect to their faith heritage in the Scriptures of Israel. Is the non-Jewish interest in the Torah, a modern manifestation of legalism and people trying to earn their salvation? Or, is it something to be legitimately anticipated as we get closer and closer to the Messiah’s return?


Sacred Name Onlyism

In encountering various materials and teachings that carry labels like “Messianic” or “Hebrew Roots,” have you seen the proper name of God, YHWH/YHVH, used quite affluently? Has it even been implied that various scribes and religious authorities have purposefully hidden the Divine Name? What is Sacred Name Onlyism?


The Noahide Laws Explained

What are the seven Noahide laws? A new teaching circulating online proposes that Orthodox Jews are secretly controlling the New World Order, and that they will impose the Noahide laws to get people to only worship God proper, and that those who worship Yeshua the Messiah will be put to death.


Addressing Flat Earth

What is the Flat Earth theory and how badly has it affected the thinking of some of today’s Messianic people?


The Hebrew Roots Movement: What Went Wrong?

Why does the Hebrew Roots movement have such a negative reputation in the Messianic Jewish movement? Why is it looked at as a spiritual plague?


Messianics and the Talmud

What is your position concerning the Talmud? Should Messianic people consider the Talmud as containing important information for their study of the Scriptures?