First Fruits of Zion Staff

First Fruits of Zion Staff
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First Fruits of Zion specializes in the study and teaching of Scripture from its historical, linguistic, and cultural context. Using the latest scholarship, ancient Jewish sources, and extra-biblical literature, we present a Messianic Jewish reading of the Bible and early Jewish-Christianity. We do this by publishing books, ebooks, magazines, journals, study programs, audio and audio-visual resources, and presenting new material through seminars, conferences, and guided Israel tours. First Fruits of Zion specializes in the study and teaching of Scripture from its historical, linguistic, and cultural context. Using the latest scholarship, ancient Jewish sources, and extra-biblical literature, we present a Messianic Jewish reading of the Bible and early Jewish-Christianity. We do this by publishing books, ebooks, magazines, journals, study programs, audio and audio-visual resources, and presenting new material through seminars, conferences, and guided Israel tours.

Denied before the angels

Everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 10:32-33)

A disciple and his rabbi

"To what can we compare the relationship between a first century rabbi and his disciples? Yeshua used different metaphors to describe it."

Hated by everyone

"Yeshua predicted that His disciples will be hated by everyone. When will this time of persecution come?"

Roy Moore’s lawyer claims to be a Messianic Jew

Headlines about Roy Moore’s Jewish lawyer turns out to be a case of mistaken identity in more ways than one.

Coming persecution

"Yeshua told His disciples that they should anticipate persecution from both Jews and Gentiles."

Shaking the dust from their feet

"When the message of the kingdom was rejected in towns and villages, Yeshua told His disciples to shake the dust from their feet as they left."

He who receives you

"Yeshua sent out pairs of his disciples on a mission to proclaim the good news of the kingdom. On entering a village, the two disciples were to seek out a worthy man who would offer them lodging and hospitality."

The workman’s hire

"Should teachers of the gospel be paid for their teaching, or should they teach without compensation?"

Miraculous signs

"Yeshua charged His disciples to go out to the villages of Galilee, Judea, and Perea, proclaiming the message, “The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” The time had come for the Twelve disciples to take His message and ministry out on their own."

To the lost sheep of Israel

"Why did Yeshua tell His disciples to avoid Gentiles and preach the Gospel only to Jews?"