"Their stories are special because both the immediate family and the culture – the two factors wielding the greatest influence on our formation as human beings – were anything but conducive to believing in Yeshua. How did they become his followers?"
Alec writes, "Following many years of persecution and harassment by the Orthodox, this Messianic Jewish congregation in Arad made the decision to hold their Sabbath meetings beyond the reach of the Orthodox Jews, who are prohibited from driving on the Sabbath..."
Alec writes."That question was the opening of a casual email from a colleague the other day. Just a little over a week after Yom ha-Shoah—the day when Israel remembers the victims of the Holocaust—I was tempted to answer by writing something like, 'Way better than it treated my people a few decades ago.'”
Alec Goldberg writes: "In the rare moments we are quite honest with ourselves we, followers of Jesus, sometimes admit that many of our Master’s statements don’t actually make any sense."
What were we made for? Who do we serve? Why do we serve? A look at Yeshua's parables on this topic.