S1 EP42 | Top 5 Jewish Objections to Jesus

Episode 42 June 08, 2021 00:36:33
S1 EP42 | Top 5 Jewish Objections to Jesus
A Jew and a Gentile Discuss
S1 EP42 | Top 5 Jewish Objections to Jesus

Show Notes

It’s no secret: Jewish people – most of them anyway – don’t believe Jesus is the Messiah. But what are the fundamental Jewish objections to the idea that Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah promised in the Hebrew Scriptures?

In this episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, Carly and Ezra dig into the Bible to dispel misunderstandings and answer the difficulties Jewish people have with Jesus. They show you that encountering objections from your Jewish friends or family doesn’t have to be the end of the conversation. This episode is loaded with Scripture to help you continue the discussion. They cover what they consider to be the Top 5 Jewish objections to Jesus:

Along the way, you’ll learn:

Ezra urges that if you get only one thing from this episode, get this: As a Gentile, you’re not there to invite a Jewish person to convert to another religion and receive your Savior. You’re there to share how the God of Israel brought you into His family through the Messiah sent to the Jewish people first.

Words you might learn

Dual Covenant Theology, mitzvot, Yeshua ben David, Messiah ben David, Messiah ben Yosef, ecclesia, anti-missionary, Shema Yisrael, Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai echad, b’yachad, Yeshua

Scriptures referenced

Acts 4:12, Romans 3:10, Psalm 14:1, Ecclesiastes 7:20, Ruth 1:16, Deuteronomy 18:15, Isaiah 53, John 1:29 and 36, Romans 1:16, Matthew 15:24, Zechariah 14:8, Matthew 20:28, Isaiah 53:1–5, Matthew 22:44, Luke 11:2, 2 Corinthians 4:4, Ephesians 2:8–9, Jeremiah 1:15, Psalm 48:1–2, Exodus 4:22, Isaiah 10:32, Lamentations 3:22, Ezekiel 6:8, Isaiah 53:9, Psalm 133:1, Genesis 1:2, Jeremiah 31:9, Genesis 32:22–30, John 10:11, John 10:29–31, Isaiah 9:6

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