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Eight Lights (Hanukkah Devotional) - Book

Code: B103B
$15.00

By Darren Huckey
101 pages

For bulk orders (quantities of 10+) click here.


Note on the Revised Edition: This new version has been edited and corrected of several typographical errors, re-typeset and is perfect-bound in book format, rather than as a pamphlet. The typesetting was also revised in order to make the book easier to read.


What is Hanukkah? Should Christians celebrate it? Did Jesus celebrate it? How do we celebrate it? How can we make each night of Hanukkah more meaningful? What really happened with the Maccabees and their war against assimilation?

These are all questions covered in our book, Eight Lights: A Hanukkah Devotional for Followers of Yeshua. This book merges the traditions of Hanukkah with a meaningful connection to our Messiah each of the eight nights. Yeshua is the Light of the World. He calls his disciples to take up that same function as well in that we should be reflecting his light. But how do we shine his light? Eight Lights focuses on answering this question in practical ways.

Besides covering the basics of Hanukkah, its celebration, and Yeshua's connection with it, Eight Lights includes a devotional each night which will connect you and your family intimately with the life and teachings of our Master. Each night is focused on a single middah (character trait) exemplified in the life of Yeshua. Keeping our focus on discipleship, each night's devotion also contains discussion questions which will help facilitate dialog on ways to comprehend and imitate these traits seen within our Master. The book concludes with the entire text of the first book of Maccabees so that individuals and families can read the actual text of the battle against assimilation and the victory of God over His enemies.

This book is divided into four chapters:

  • Discover (an introduction to Hanukkah)
  • Celebrate (the basics of how to celebrate Hanukkah)
  • Reflect (devotions for each night of Hanukkah)
  • Remember (the complete book of 1 Maccabees)

Eight Lights (Hanukkah Devotional) - BULK PRICING

Code: B103Bulk
$10.00

By Darren Huckey
101 pages

BULK PRICING - You must order at least 10 volumes of this product to receive bulk pricing.


Note on the Revised Edition: This new version has been edited and corrected of several typographical errors, re-typeset and is perfect-bound in book format, rather than as a pamphlet. The typesetting was also revised in order to make the book easier to read.


What is Hanukkah? Should Christians celebrate it? Did Jesus celebrate it? How do we celebrate it? How can we make each night of Hanukkah more meaningful? What really happened with the Maccabees and their war against assimilation?

These are all questions covered in our book, Eight Lights: A Hanukkah Devotional for Followers of Yeshua. This book merges the traditions of Hanukkah with a meaningful connection to our Messiah each of the eight nights. Yeshua is the Light of the World. He calls his disciples to take up that same function as well in that we should be reflecting his light. But how do we shine his light? Eight Lights focuses on answering this question in practical ways.

Besides covering the basics of Hanukkah, its celebration, and Yeshua's connection with it, Eight Lights includes a devotional each night which will connect you and your family intimately with the life and teachings of our Master. Each night is focused on a single middah (character trait) exemplified in the life of Yeshua. Keeping our focus on discipleship, each night's devotion also contains discussion questions which will help facilitate dialog on ways to comprehend and imitate these traits seen within our Master. The book concludes with the entire text of the first book of Maccabees so that individuals and families can read the actual text of the battle against assimilation and the victory of God over His enemies.

This book is divided into four chapters:

  • Discover (an introduction to Hanukkah)
  • Celebrate (the basics of how to celebrate Hanukkah)
  • Reflect (devotions for each night of Hanukkah)
  • Remember (the complete book of 1 Maccabees)

5 Minute Torah - Book

Code: 5MT01
$18.00

Short on time? We’ve got you covered.

Let’s face it. We live in a fast-paced society where our time is at a premium. There are days when we have more available time than others, and we need to put that to good use. There is no better way for a disciple of Yeshua to devote our time than to study the Word of God. 5 Minute Torah, is designed to give you a thought-provoking nugget of the weekly Torah portion in just five minutes or less each and every week.

Whether you are looking for quick inspiration, a personal challenge, or a brief nugget you can chew on for the week, the 5 Minute Torah is for you. Let us be your inspiration as we study through the weekly Torah cycle together. Five minutes is all it takes to change your life.

Tefillot Tamid Siddur

Code: TTS01P
$15.00

“When you pray the siddur, you're praying the services that were initially given by God through His Spirit.” -Joe Good

To pray is to touch the face of Heaven.

Prayer is a divine privilege extended to all humanity. We have been given the right to enter into the presence of the God of the Universe — the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. But when we approach an awesome God, what words do we bring as our offering? What praises and exultations do we offer? How do we approach Him with our deepest feelings and our most urgent needs?

The Tefillot Tamid siddur is designed as a tool for those who are beginning their journey into Messianic Jewish prayer. We have specifically created this abbreviated, introductory siddur for those who desire to begin a life of prayer, but need a place to start. This siddur is designed to be used for Shacharit (morning) and Mincha (afternoon) prayers during weekdays. The Tefillot Tamid siddur is designed to help one become familiar with the core prayers of the set times of daily prayer.

It is not only our duty, but also our privilege to enter daily into the Divine Presence. Through this constant interaction, our souls are tethered to the Holy One of Israel. Through these continual, daily appointments, our souls are fed and our spirits are revived. Just as a person would not consider going days without food, we should also consider it equally damaging to go days without prayer to nourish our souls. Our prayer for you is that your prayers ascend to the Throne of Heaven, and that you are transformed in the process.

The Four Responsibilities of a Disciple

Code: B101
$10.00

By Darren Huckey
85 pages
Published September 3, 2013

The Four Responsibilities of a Disciple addresses the question, "What will it take to change the world for our Master?" After many years of searching, my answer is that it has to start with you and me. Too many times we want to go out and change the world and start off by trying to "fix" everyone else. But the path to permanent, lasting, sustainable change has to begin with ourselves. Yes, we should be working to change the world, but it must begin with ourselves. In order to "make disciples" as our Master tells us in The Great Commission, we first have to become disciples ourselves.

Jesus said, 

"A disciple… when he is fully trained will be like his teacher" (Luke 6:40).

One of the largest obstacles to discipleship is that too many people think of it as being an optional component of faith. We tend to relegate discipleship to the clergy or to someone with a special mission. The fact is, however, that if we call ourselves by the name of Jesus, we should be a disciple ourselves and should be making disciples of others. It's just part of the package. It isn't some special, elite group of people who are the “special forces” of our faith. No. It's you and me. Together. We are both following the same commission given by our Master. Whoever you are and wherever your station in life, you are called to be a disciple. 

The Four Responsibilities of a Disciple gives the basics for starting on your path to becoming a true disciple of Yeshua (Jesus). It addresses four over-arching areas of responsibility with which every follower of Yeshua should be familiar and practicing. Why not start today in becoming a better disciple of your Messiah?

Tefillot Tamid Siddur - Digital Edition (PDF)

Code: TTS01D
$10.00

Note: This is a downloadable, electronic format.

Prayer is a divine privilige extended to all humanity. We have been given the right to enter into the presence of the God of the Universe — the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. But when we approach an awesome God, what words do we bring as our offering? What praises and exultations do we offer? How do we approach Him with our deepest feelings and our most urgent needs?

The Tefillot Tamid siddur is designed as a tool for those who are beginning their journey into Messianic Jewish prayer. We have specifically created this abbreviated, introductory siddur for those who desire to begin a life of prayer, but need a place to start. This siddur is designed to be used for Shacharit (morning) and Mincha (afternoon) prayers during weekdays. The Tefillot Tamid siddur is designed to help one become familiar with the core prayers of the set times of daily prayer.

It is not only our duty, but also our privilege to enter daily into the Divine Presence. Through this constant interaction, our souls are tethered to the Holy One of Israel. Through these continual, daily appointments, our souls are fed and our spirits are revived. Just as a person would not consider going days without food, we should also consider it equally damaging to go days without prayer to nourish our souls. Our prayer for you is that your prayers ascend to the Throne of Heaven, and that you are transformed in the process.

What about the Sacrifices, Book

Code: FFOZ2423
$12.00

A Messianic Perspective on Messiah and the Purpose of the Levitical Sacrifices

Summary

The biblical education of Jewish children begins with Leviticus, a book largely about the sacrificial system. The animal sacrifices, however, are especially repugnant to modern Christians who see them as a temporary provision until Messiah’s final atonement for sin. The Torah prescribes a variety of sacrifices, and less than half of these are for sin. Since Yeshua did not abrogate the Torah, neither did he cancel the sacrifices and offerings. By studying the sacrifices we gain insight into God’s instructions for approaching him in worship, and a better understanding of Yeshua’s work on our behalf.

Questions

  1. Why do Jewish children begin their study of the Bible with Leviticus?
  2. What is it about animal sacrifices that disturbs western Christians?
  3. Besides animals, what are some other biblical sacrifices?
  4. Why do Jews not offer sacrifices today?
  5. Discuss: It is an oversimplification to say that Yeshua fulfills the sacrifices.

Contents

  • Introduction: Why Study the Sacrifices?
  • What Are the Sacrifices?
  • Sacrificial Basics
  • Other Sacrifices
  • Three Difficulties with Cancelling the Sacrifices
  • Two Different Priesthoods
  • The Heavenly Temple
  • The Symbolic Meaning of the Tabernacle
  • The Lamb that Was Slain
  • Conclusion

Get ready to relearn everything you thought you knew about the sacrifices. What about the Sacrifices? unpacks apostolic teaching about the Temple, the sacrificial system, and their place in the New Covenant. Lancaster also answers anti-Missionary objections about the crucifixion and the sacrifice of Messiah from a traditional Jewish perspective.

A whole new approach to understanding the Temple system!

God-Fearers, Book

Code: FFOZ2149
$15.00

Gentiles & the God of Israel

Historians, scholars, and theologians agree that first-century Christianity was a sect of Judaism, but where does that information place first-century Gentile Christians? What did it mean to be a Gentile who practiced Judaism in the days of the apostles?

These are not just academic questions; they are at the heart of today’s growing Messianic Jewish movement. How do non-Jews engage in the modern Messianic Jewish revival?

Toby Janicki marshals the latest scholarship on late Second-Temple-Era Judaism and early Christianity to introduce his readers to the first Gentile disciples of Yeshua, a class of people called God-fearers. God-Fearers brings balance and solid answers for non-Jews seeking to practice the Jewish roots of their faith.


"The role of Gentiles within the Messianic Jewish community has been a source of controversy and discord for years. In God-Fearers, Toby Janicki provides information, insight, and wisdom that can transform this discord into fruitful dialogue. God-Fearers will help Gentiles enter into the riches of Torah in ways that support a genuinely Jewish movement for Messiah Yeshua." 

— Rabbi Russ Resnik, Executive Director, Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations

Item Details

First Fruits of Zion
Toby Janicki
Hardcover
6 x 9 inches
160
978-1-892124-65-4

The Sabbath Breaker, Book

Code: FFOZ2226
$15.00

Jesus of Nazareth and the Gospels’ Sabbath Conflicts

"This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath." (John 9:16)

Jesus has a reputation as a Sabbathbreaker. Most of his conflicts with Jewish religious leaders  concerned the observance of the Sabbath. Christianity is comfortable with that allegation on the basis that Jesus cancelled the ceremonial Law, but when Jesus is seen as an observant Jew who “did not come to abolish the Law” (Matthew 5:17), how can his Sabbath conflicts be reconciled?

If the Jewish Jesus did not observe the Sabbath, he broke God’s commandments and invalidated his messianic claims. His critics declared, “This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath” (John 9:16).

D. Thomas Lancaster brings a surprising and fresh Messianic Jewish reading of the Gospel’s Sabbath stories that overturns the theological tables of conventional interpretation. Lancaster opens a whole new chapter on Jesus, guaranteed to change the way we think about the Master’s relationship to Judaism and the holy Sabbath day. A must-read for every serious disciple.

"For the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath." (Matthew 12:8)

Item Details

First Fruits of Zion
D. Thomas Lancaster
Softcover
6 x 9"
140
978-1-892124-68-5

First Steps in Messianic Jewish Prayer

Code: FFOZ2127
$15.00

Messianic Judaism is heir to a rich heritage of prayer, including both thousands of years of Jewish wisdom and the powerful, soul-stirring teachings of our Master, Yeshua the Messiah.

This book is a brief introduction to prayer in Messianic Judaism. Jewish prayer is unique, both in its fundamental ideas and concepts and in the way it is practically observed. In this book, we examine the concepts of prayer from a Messianic Jewish perspective. Messianic Judaism is a type of Judaism. That means that the historical prayers of the synagogue across the centuries are our prayers. It was our sages, rabbis, poets, and prophets who penned these prayers and entrusted them to us, the Jewish community. Accordingly, this book looks at the aspects of prayer that we hold in common with all of Judaism. We delve into the discussions of the scholars recorded in foundational, ancient Jewish works such as the Talmud and Midrash to see how they conceptualized prayer.

Embarking on a journey into the depths of Messianic Jewish prayer can be daunting, but every journey begins  with a small step. This accessible and informative book will welcome you into this rich world of prayer.

Item Details

First Fruits of Zion
Aaron Eby
Softcover
6 x 9 inches
161
978-1-892124-90-6