Is the Old Testament really Messianic? If so, which passages of Scripture point to the Messiah? Our guest an expert on Jewish history and the Old Testament in particular, joins us with some very important answers to these questions and some guidance on clearing up the confusion.
In his study of the Bible, including the Torah, our guest, a respected Messianic Rabbi found overwhelming evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really was the Jewish Messiah. With warmth and transparency, he talked about discovering Jesus in history, and how it was that the Jewish Yeshua became the Gentile Jesus. By presenting historic evidence that Jesus is Messiah and refuting common Jewish objections, our guest gives Christians the knowledge and tools needed to share their Lord with their Jewish friends in a loving, effective way.
Dr. Michael Rydelnik is Professor of Jewish Studies and Bible at Moody Bible Institute. He is the Host/Bible teacher on Open Line with Dr. Michael Rydelnik, answering listener Bible questions every Saturday morning for more than 200 stations across America. The son of Holocaust survivors, he was raised in an observant Jewish home in Brooklyn, New York. Michael trusted in Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah in high school and began teaching the Bible almost immediately. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute, Azusa Pacific University, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where his doctoral research focused on the messianic hope of the Hebrew Bible. Dr. Rydelnik is the co-editor of The Moody Bible Commentary and the author of Understanding the Arab Israeli Conflict and The Messianic Hope: Is the Hebrew Bible Really Messianic? He served on the translation team for the Holman CSB and has contributed to multiple study Bibles, books, and theological journals.
Jonathan Bernis is president and CEO of Jewish Voice Ministries International (JVMI) and has been a leader in Messianic Jewish ministry for more than thirty years. He hosts JVMI's syndicated television show, Jewish Voice with Jonathan Bernis, aired in nations throughout the world. JVMI's mission is to proclaim the Gospel to the Jew first and also to the nations, according to Romans 1:16. He is a sought-after speaker at conferences and seminars and has authored numerous books, such as his A Rabbi Looks at . . . series which includes A Rabbi Looks at the Last Days and A Rabbi Looks at Jesus of Nazareth. Jonathan is the founding Rabbi of Congregation Shema Yisrael in Rochester, New York. He also founded and pastored the Messianic Center of St. Petersburg, Russia, where he lived and ministered from 1993 to 1996.