Hyper Hebrew Roots movement – 8. How we can help people in HHRM

1. What my definition of HHRM is 2. Popular but highly sketchy names in the movement – 3. Holidays, Shabbat, keeping & eating4. Sacred names5. Do believers need to keep Torah?6. Bad teaching that leads to apostasy7. what do real Jewish believers in Jesus think of this movement?8. How we can help people in HHRM

Note: This collection of blog articles isn’t criticism of Judaism or Jewish people.  These series of article tackle the “Hebrew Roots” movement of teaching of Jewish practices and their relations to Jesus/Yeshua aimed at a Christian audience and how many groups/congregations/ministries can miss the important concept of the New Covenant and often point believers to a erroneous message.   Please start from the first article if you are new here.

For anyone in the system, you need to pray for them a lot, and show lots of grace.   This is because from this legalism-centred movement, grace may be a foreign concept.   When you are able to demonstrate grace to them, that will give them a better understanding of Christ’s love for them.

With Facebook and other social media, someone who posts memes of particular divisive and unhelpful images, you can challenge them in love, quite frequently they may get hostile.   Consider inviting them in to ‘Like’ pages of good quality teaching that would be beneficial to their needs.

But of course, pray for them.

Facebook and forums and blogging often leads to fall outs between people, this is VERY common in the Hebrew Roots/Messianic movement.   I suggest using the phone to resolve misunderstandings.

The bible has one specific book against legalism and problems seen in the Hyper Hebrew Roots movement, do you know what it is?

Its the book of Galatians.   The whole thing is there to challenge legalism.

What has 4 years living in Israel taught me?

I prefer fellowship with a mixed groups of peoples.   Sabra Israelis, Olim (immigrants to Israel), Russian believers, Arab believers who love Israel, Armenian Christians (there is a community of them in Jerusalem’s old city)  as well as other foreign Christians who are in Israel to study or volunteer and love and support the people there.

I fellowship with people who have different ideas on things, and we will disagree on some things.   I had a bible study with two Messianic Jewish leaders in Israel one who has a huge collection of Christmas decorations during December and one that couldn’t stand Christmas, but they two got on great.

Sometimes non believing Jewish people are fascinated by Christianity, even the manmade added bits like Christmas and Easter, so – here is your chance to really shine and tell them the gospel!!!

Ironically I once worked for an Israeli hitech company, I worked for the R&D centre in UK.   During Easter, we got a custom made easter egg with the company logo on!!   No other employer has given me something like this!!

Whilst I don’t pretend them to be perfect, Messianic Jewish people from Israel tend to be the ones I have the biggest respect for regarding Jewish-centric ministries.

Rather than Orthodox Judaism with Yeshua on top, the Israeli believer congregations tend to be more robust quality Christian teaching with a strong Jewish flavour.

Other helpful links:
The “Joyfully growing in Grace” blog has good understanding to the Hebrew Roots movement and provides help and scripture setting the foundations of our faith straight, there are stories of those with family in cult groups and those who have left some odd teaching.

https://joyfullygrowingingrace.wordpress.com/

1. What my definition of HHRM is 2. Popular but highly sketchy names in the movement – 3. Holidays, Shabbat, keeping & eating4. Sacred names5. Do believers need to keep Torah?6. Bad teaching that leads to apostasy7. what do real Jewish believers in Jesus think of this movement?8. How we can help people in HHRM

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7 comments on “Hyper Hebrew Roots movement – 8. How we can help people in HHRM

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