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What does Jesus have to do with Yom Kippur?

Yom Kippur, otherwise known as the Day of Atonement, is the most Holy Day in all of Judaism. It comes 10 days after the start of the Jewish New Year, this year September 4th. This means that today at sundown begins the Day of Atonement. Even secular Jews may find themselves in synagogue today. It is a day of repentance, of asking for forgiveness, and for making plans for the year to come.

I make it a habit to re-post this post every year on Yom Kippur hoping that a Jewish friend might read and finally get it or someone may just happen upon this through some search engine. Jews who don’t go to synagogue all year will today. For those of you who read my stuff regularly, but haven’t heard this I’ll take you to lunch if it isn’t worth your time to listen to this.

Lon Solomon is a Jew, a Messianic Jew, who believes that Jesus is the Messiah and his message points to it so clearly in this link.

If you are a Jew. I promise it will be the best time you spend all day long. If you aren’t a Jew, it’s still going to be eye-opening.

This is a TREMENDOUS TEACHING on the connection between the Messiah, Jesus Christ, and the most holy day in all of Judaism.



No better advertisement than a personal invitation

David Timms is one of my favorite teachers. I call him friend even though we don’t speak much or see each other often. I know that with everything he writes and publishes comes from a very significant and deep understanding of what it means to be Jesus’ people. Here is what he said in his last post,

Church planters feel this pressure as much as anyone. Indeed some church-planting models require considerable support and resources before they even launch.

Then we open up Matthew 10 and it wriggles beneath our skin. Jesus prepared to send out His disciples and declared:

9-10 “Don’t think you have to put on a fund-raising campaign before you start. You don’t need a lot of equipment. You are the equipment, and all you need to keep that going is three meals a day. Travel light.

Jesus looks at His disciples and tells them to drop the props and leave the lights. To paraphrase Him, He declares what all of us need to hear. “You are the message.”

That’s my heart. We don’t need the big crowd. We need people to stick with it, and no amount of money we spend on a campaign will be as successful as you and I inviting people to be regenerated with us. This weekend, you get to do that.


Go here to read all of David’s post.