Missions and Acts - Covenantal Approach?

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Basically this is just a "what do we learn about the Church from Acts?" thread. As we watch Paul and Barnabas and then Paul and Silas building the Church in Acts, what can we learn about their concept of the Church as a whole? Robert suggested my original plan was too cumbersome so asked me to create new threads.

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Jesus said he was sent to seek and saved the lost sheep of Israel - yet he still had a place for Gentiles who were present when he was preaching. When the new Church began in Acts i took a sign from God before the Apostles were prepared to take the Gospel to the Gentiles at all. Then when Paul did, he went first to the Jews and then to the Greeks. We explore this aspect of his method of missions.

The process Paul used (The Jews first and then the Greeks) may set out a policy we should keep in mind for missions outreach. Do you think this was a deliberate policy? Do you think he began with those who, not only should have been the easiest to reach with the truth but also, were the ones who should join with him in the further work of outreach? What part did their greater accountability under the covenant have to play in his use of this policy?

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So Was Yeshua(Jesus) A Jew?

Brother ElderDad,

I was answering a question that Ursa49 had desired to understand.

Is it wrong for me to speak The Truth about something that is dear to my heart as The Name of G-d is to The Jews?

Did you know that Yeshua(Jesus) was born a Jew and studied The Torah as a Jew. He was even circumcised on the eighth day as a Jewish Son. He even went to The Temple and Worshiped and read from The Torah on The Sabbath as a Jew.

Do we as Christians today, do as Jesus Did as a Jew yesterday, when He Worship G-d in Reverence and in Honor of His Holy Name, YHVH, as a Christian? WWJD today if He showed up at your door on Saturday morning or Friday evening? Would He still go to The Temple as He was accustom of doing on The Sabbath in honor of G-d's Word in The Torah?

Yeshua(Jesus) is as much a Jewish Savior as He is a Christian Savior! I'm not debating the issue you have with The Name of G-d, my brother. I'm only point out what is known as Reverence for G-d's Holy Name, from a Jewish standpoint of G-d's Holiness as The Sovereign of Creation.

When we as Christians show as much Honor for The Creator and The Sustainer of our physical life and spirit, as The Jew has done from being released from Bondage by G-d Mighty Hand, then we will also understand that same reverence that is still Jewish today.

Sin is still sin in G-d Eyes and it brings Spiritual Death to those who are in bondage to it, and with separation from G-d's Face.

Yes, Jesus payed the price for our Ransom from the bondage of sin. He has freed us from our sins by His own Sacrificial Death and His Resurrection from the grave.

Without appearing to be an extreme egotist, what could I have said that would be the exception for your objection, my Brother, ElderDad?

From The King James Bible, Psalms 89:7, ...G-d is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him...