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Many flavors of Messiah

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Sectarian groups of the 1st century
Pharisee – Torah (written and oral)
Sadducees – Temple
Essenes – Land (Qumran and library of Dead Sea Scrolls)
Zealots – Kingship (Sicarii — extreme measures)
Herodians – Regime (Mark 3:6)
Scribes – Text (Shammai & Hillel; Mark 12:34)
Samaritans – Sectarian past (see 2 Kings 17; John 4)
Christians – Messiah (Christ)

Later Judaism
Remnant of Jews joined the Christian movement (Romans 9-11).
Escalating antipathy, esp. after 70 AD. Anti-Christian curses.
Did not deny Christian miracles, but rejected Jesus’ divinity.
Expected a political Messiah (John 6:15).
Heirs of Pharisees (rabbinic Judaism) codify oral law in Mishnah, c.200 AD.

Modern Judaism
Descendants of the Pharisees
Three main divisions
Orthodox (right)
Conservative (center)
Reform (left)
Mystics (kabala)
Charismatics (chasidim)

Conclusion
Divisions into sects — each with its own take on the Messiah — was not just a Jewish phenomenon of the first century.
As we shall see, division will come round again in the course of church history, and perhaps nowhere more so than in our generation – about 20 lessons from now.
This violates God’s ideal that his people remain one (John 17:22-23).

Lord Supper and the first day of the week

After sunset the day ends? We begin a new week on Saturday evening then?
Even if night is for resting we may also pray all night to conclude fasting day(s)?
How we can have communion at any of our meals?
Why we remember the new covenant of Christ by bread and grape juice?

2020 #Vision For #Romania (#Inspirational #Movie)

How do you see the kingdom of God coming in Romania?

When more households will fulfill the will of the Lord?

Will we the people hold accountable each other in Bible study?

Invite Romanians to watch the topics from this http://cunostinta.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/studiu-00-relatii-spirituale inductive study series!

Can you fast and pray for the 3000+ official locations across this land?