Thursday, 23 January 2020
In his article about how Messianic Jews relate to Scripture, Carl Kinbar says:
This consists of of a body of holy practices that concretize the future reality in the here and now. Jewish tradition builds on this biblical truth and extends it in a variety of ways, for example by emphasizing the eschatalogical dimensions of Shabbat and the daily liturgy. Kinzer argues that the Messianic Jewish canonical narrative must maintain the significance of Israel's vocation of embodying a foretaste of the future in holy actions now. (Chapter 4, page 65)
In your congregational community, do you experience a sense of how Jewish tradition has developed these holy acts? How do you think that we as Messianic Jews can explore this and take it further?
What do you think of the idea that Israel's vocation includes a foretaste of the future in holy actions?