Since December 9, 2015, other than during the Jewish feasts and festivals, most of my teachings have concentrated on sitting at the feet of Yeshua and listening to Him as He taught His talmidim. Our source document has been the Gospel of Matthew (Mattityahu). The “Word in Life Study Bible” calls the Gospel of Matthew the “Christian Torah.”
It’s time for us to move on from here and dive deeper into God’s Word. However, since we have several new followers who haven’t been here from the beginning of this study and for those of us who may have forgotten what we learned, I want to take this opportunity to summarize where we’ve been.
Needless to say, this post will be rather lengthy given that I will be summarizing almost 80 posts. So, here is the link to the PDF version.
I started my defining what a Biblical talmid is:
- One who is following the Messiah – has made Yeshua the Lord of their life. (Luke 9:3; John 8:31)
- One who is being changed by the Messiah – is becoming like the Messiah in attitude and action. (John 15:8; Romans 8:29, Galatians 4:19; 5:22-23; John 13:35)
- One who is committed to the Mission of the Messiah. (Messiah’s mission is to save a lost world by installing a ministry of reconciliation and service to others.) (John 15:8; Matthew 4:19; 2 Corinthians 5:19-20)