Posts Tagged ‘Jewish People’

By Chad Daugherty

Other than Jesus’s death and resurrection, the Jewish people and nation are the most important aspect of history. Jesus Himself said, “salvation is from the Jews” (John 4:22). God chose the Jewish people to bring redemption to the world through His son Jesus Christ, and yet the Jewish religious system is misunderstood by most people. What is the difference between the temple and the synagogue? What is the difference between the Pharisees, the Sadducees, and the scribes? Let us look at these questions.



By Chad Daugherty

Imagine yourself back in time, as a Jew, approximately 2,000 years ago. You have traveled a long distance to reach Jerusalem and now you have arrived. The city has exploded in size due to people who have come to celebrate the Passover Feast. The city is bustling as you make your way along the dusty streets. You look up and are filled with awe as you see the temple and all the priest preparing for Passover. As you look around and see all the lambs that will be used for the sacrifices, you clearly remember what Jesus taught about Himself before He was crucified. Sadness fills your heart as you look at all the people who haven’t embraced the reality that Jesus is the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. You realize it is a fact the Jewish people should be aware of. God pointed to the death, resurrection, and return of Christ through the Passover Feast, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and the Feast of Trumpets. Jesus is clearly reflected in Jewish culture through the Holy feast celebrations and His teachings confirmed this truth.



by Chad Daugherty

Many people today struggle with understanding what God’s plan for Israel is and how he is dealing with the jewish people. The scriptures tell us that the jewish people are God’s chosen people whom he would bless and also bring blessings to the world (Genesis 12:2-3):

“I will make you into a great nation, 

and I will bless you; 

I will make your name great, 

and you will be a blessing.  

I will bless those who bless you, 

and whoever curses you I will curse; 

and all peoples on earth 

will be blessed through you.”