Entries by Kevin Geoffrey

God of Redemption, Pt. 1

What Is the Good News of Yeshua? (Part 17) Following the death of Moses, it would be his successor Joshua who would finally bring Israel into the land. With the tablets of the testimony before them, the people set off on their divinely appointed campaign to conquer and resettle their ancestral home. Through obedience to […]

Judaism’s Misconceptions About Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah begins Judaism’s high holy day season, when synagogues are packed full to hear the blowing of the shofar, and the people begin the ten-day period of repentance and judgment in the hopes of ensuring their inscription in the book of life for one more year. And yet, not one part of that sentence […]

Why I’m NOT a “Christian”

Both Jews and Christians agree: a Jew who believes in Jesus (Yeshua) is now a Christian. So what reason could there possibly be for a Jewish follower of Yeshua not to want to be called a “Christian?” Is he just being disingenuous? Maybe he’s denying his faith. In this episode, Kevin explains both from the […]

God of Faithfulness

What Is the Good News of Yeshua? (Part 16) Faulty, frail, imperfect Israel had long been waiting at the foot of God’s mountain. There, He brought Heaven to earth in preparation for the journey—and the purpose—of their lives. Through the giving of the commands, the construction of the Tent, and the creation of the priesthood, […]

What Do Messianic Jewish Leaders Believe?

Would it concern you to know that your pastor or rabbi or congregational leader holds heretical beliefs? Well, a few of them actually admitted to Kevin that they did in the 2020 Messianic Leaders Survey he conducted through MJMI. In this episode, Kevin explains some of responses and trends in theological beliefs among Messianic congregational […]

God of Atonement, Pt. 3

What Is the Good News of Yeshua? (Part 15) The God of Israel requires blood for sin because “the life of the flesh is in the blood” (17:11) and “the wages of the sin is death” (Romans 6:23). Inasmuch as sin, disobedience, and violation of God’s commands incur a deathly deficit, the God of Atonement […]

The Problem with Being “Messianic”

When believers in Yeshua say that they’re “Messianic,” what exactly do they mean? Does it mean they hold strange, unbiblical beliefs? Does it represent a profound, scriptural understanding of the faith not embraced by traditional Christianity? Could it be a combination of both? In this episode, Kevin explores the origins and meaning of the word […]

God of Atonement, Pt. 2

What Is the Good News of Yeshua? (Part 14) As the first anniversary of the Exodus drew near, while Israel remained at the mountain, God proceeded to detail through Moses the patterns and particulars of the priestly, propitiatory order (Leviticus 1:1ff). Serving also as food for the priests, the edible offerings brought by the people […]

What Judaism Gets Wrong About Passover

Passover is perhaps the most widely observed Jewish holiday, carrying with it thousands of years of history and rich tradition. And yet, most of what is typically observed today in the central ceremony of Passover—the Passover Seder—isn’t biblical. Despite any modern innovations and adaptations (including Messianic ones) most of the elements of the Passover Seder, […]

What Judaism Gets Wrong About Passover

Passover is perhaps the most widely observed Jewish holiday, carrying with it thousands of years of history and rich tradition. And yet, most of what is typically observed today in the central ceremony of Pesach—the Passover Seder—isn’t biblical. In this episode, Kevin seeks to elevate the the written word of God by considering the origins […]