Tag Archives: First Century

The Apocalypse of God’s Righteousness (Complete Series)

"If Messiah has not been raised, your faith is worthless, you are still in yours sins"  - 1 Cor 15:17 For the earliest believers in Yeshua, his resurrection was the single most powerful event that had ever occurred.  It shattered the power of sin and proclaimed Yeshua to be the Son of God (Rom 1:4).  What was it that was …

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Didache: First Century Discipleship Complete 5 part series

Didache is the Greek word for 'training' or 'teaching' and is the name given to a document that was recently discovered and verified to be an authentic first century document written by the believers in Yeshua as a training manual for converts coming into the faith from a Gentile background.  Written somewhere between 50AD-100AD puts this document being written around …

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Patron-Client Relationships in the Scriptures

Shalom! This teaching is a follow-up to the concept block teaching on honor and shame. In this teaching we will discuss the patronage system that was part of the culture and background of the New Testament and in fact existed in the ancient Near East as well as evidenced throughout the Tanakh (Old Testament).  This will give us a contextually …

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Didache: First Century Discipleship Part 2 (Live Teaching)

The Didache is one of the most important extra-biblical documents there are for believers in Yeshua.  Didache is the Greek word for 'teaching' or 'training' and it was written as a manual for converts from pagan Greco-Roman background (and possibly Hellenistic Jews) into the Israelite community of believers in Yeshua.  The document was written between 50 - 100AD, which means …

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First Century World: Honor and Shame Part 2

In the fourth part of this series, we will continuing looking into the honor and shame based culture to understand the context of Yeshua's interactions with the Sadducees, Pharisees, and "Scribes". This will also give us insight into what Paul was combating in his letters and why Yeshua was crucified instead of simply being put to death silently. Please also …

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First Century World: Greco-Roman Pagan Religion

In the second part of this series, we will be looking into the Greco-Roman religious system.  It is very important to understand the religious system of the Roman empire because this is the mindset that the early believers were battling when they were converting Gentiles into the Jewish faith of Yeshua.  We also must understand this because this religious system …

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