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Tier 2 - Introduction to the Messianic Jewish Faith JHC 101 T-2

Time limit: 365 days
3 credits

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Full course description

  • Course Title: Introduction to the Messianic Jewish Faith  
  • Course Code: JHC 101 T-2
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Instructor in the Video Lectures: Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum
  • Credits: Full credit course (3 credit-hours)
  • Self-Paced: Students have one year to complete the course and can work at their own pace.

This course provides students with an introductory overview of the purposes, origins, and cultural distinctives of the Messianic Jewish faith. This will include a study of the biblical, theological, and historical underpinnings of the faith. Students will learn to evaluate differing viewpoints on controversial topics in the Messianic Jewish movement with conviction, clarity, grace, and wisdom.

Information on purchase options is provided for students in the course syllabus.  We also provide additional reading content in the curriculum (e.g. theological journal articles as pdf downloads).

  • Fruchtenbaum, Arnold. The Remnant of Israel: The Theology, History, and Philosophy of the Messianic Jewish Community. San Antonio, TX: Ariel Ministries, 2011. 
  • Fruchtenbaum, Arnold. The Sabbath. San Antonio, TX: Ariel Ministries, 2014.
  • Gundry, Stanley N. and Louis Goldberg. How Jewish Is Christianity? Two Views on the Messianic Movement. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2003.
  • Bock, Darrell and Mitch Glaser. To the Jew First: The Case for Jewish Evangelism in Scripture and History. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Academic, 2008). 

Module 1 – Definitions: Messianic Jews and Judaism 

  • Lecture Presentation 1 - Definitions: Messianic Jews and Judaism

 

Module 2 - The Biblical Basis for the Messianic Jewish Distinctive

  • Lecture Presentation 2 - The Biblical Basis for the Messianic Jewish Distinctive 

 

Module 3 - A Survey of Messianic Jewish History 

  • Lecture Presentation 3 - A Survey of Messianic Jewish History 

 

Module 4 - The Messianic Program, Person, and People and The Outworking of the Abrahamic Covenant

  • Lecture Presentation 4a - The Messianic Program, Person, and People
  • Lecture Presentation 4b – The Outworking of the Abrahamic Covenant: Individual, National, and New Testament
  • Lecture Presentation 4c – The Outworking of the Abrahamic Covenant in Post-Biblical History and Prophecy

 

Module 5 – The Messianic Jewish Faith and the Law of Moses

  • LecturePresentation 5 - The Law of Moses 

 

Module 6 – The Messianic Jewish Faith, the Local Church, and Missions

  • Lecture Presentation 6a - Messianic Jews and the Local Church 
  • Lecture Presentation 6b - Missions

 

Module 7 -  The Messianic Jewish Faith, Modern Judaism, and the State of Israel

  • Lecture Presentation 7a - Messianic Jews and Modern Judaism
  • Lecture Presentation 7b - The State of Israel 

 

Module 8 – The Messianic Jewish Faith and the Issue of Legalism

  • Lecture Presentation 8 – Legalism 

 

Module 9 – The Messianic Jewish Faith and the Sabbath, Part One

  • LecturePresentation 9a - The Sabbath: Introduction; The Sabbath in Judaism and Genesis
  • Lecture Presentation 9b - The Sabbath in the Law of Moses to the Commandment Proper
  • Lecture Presentation 9c - The Sabbath as a Sign to the Conclusion
  • LecturePresentation 9d - The Sabbath in the Prophets and the Writings

 

Module 10 – The Messianic Jewish Faith and the Sabbath, Part Two

 

  • Lecture Presentation 10a - The Sabbath in the Gospels
  • Lecture Presentation 10b - The Sabbath in Acts, Paul’s Epistles, and Hebrews
  • Lecture Presentation 10c - The Issue of Sunday