Thursday, 6 June 2019
In the second article of the book, David Rudolph and Elliot Klayman make this claim:
A synagogue is above all a sacred community of Jewish people who gather for worship, prayer, study, benelovence, social justice, lifecylce events, outreach, and other Jewish community activities. What distinguishes Messianic synaogues from mainstream synagogues is the centrality of Yeshua, the prominent place of the New Testament, and the presence of Gentile followers of Yeshua who come alongside Messianic Jews to build a congregation for Yeshua within the house of Israel.
Does this reflect your congregation or synagogue? What are the differences and similarities? Do you think these things are a good thing or not?
This is describing an all-encompassing community for different aspects of life - is that the way you see a Messianic community? If not, how would you describe it?