The world includes a lot of cultures, right? But when you think about it, it also has a ton of sub-cultures, and each one has its own nuances, understandings and interpretations. What’s said in one micro-culture – even within the same country, state or region – might mean something completely different to another. How on earth are we supposed to get along and be on the same page together?
When it comes to all things Jewish and Christian, that’s what this podcast is here for. (Ezra and Carly to the rescue!) In this episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, Carly asks Ezra to talk about three things he believes the Jewish community would like Christians to understand about them. As a bonus, she asks what the Messianic Jewish community wishes the Church grasped about Jewish Believers.
Along the Way
Along the way, they bring out some great things to help bridge the gap. Things like:
Words You Might Learn in This Episode
root/fatness of the olive tree, Yeshua, wild branches, Messianic Jew
Scriptures Referenced in This Episode
Romans 11:13–21, Isaiah 11:12, Deuteronomy 18:15, Isaiah 53:1, 5, 7, Matthew 16:16, 1 Corinthians 5:7, 2 Corinthians 3:14–15, Isaiah 53:6, Romans 3:23, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Romans 6:13, Isaiah 59:2, Romans 8:15, Ephesians 2:8–9, Romans 11:29, Romans 11:15, Genesis 12:3, Isaiah 4:10, Romans 11:1–2, 2 Timothy 2:13
Previous Episodes Mentioned
S1 E25 – Let’s Call It, Ezra’s Story
S1 E42 – Top 5 Jewish Objections to Jesus
S1 E53 – Jewish in America: What the Pew Survey Missed
S1 E48 – Who’s More Important, Jews or Gentiles?
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