This document is a kind of working outline. Links to articles by Reggie or other materials deemed relevant will be added as we flesh out the Course.
- Comments by Reggie about the course in 2007
- Additional Comments by Reggie about the subject in 2009
- Make It Plain Upon Tables That All Who Read May Run (August 31, 2009)
1. A comprehensive overview of the prophetic future pertaining to Israel and world Jewry yet unfulfilled. – This entire site (mysteryofisrael.org) revolves around such consideration. Please peruse the articles and posts. We will add specific links here as they are quickened.
2. The validity of prophecy as already fulfilled in history. The issue of inerrancy, divine inspiration and interpretation of the prophetic word; past, present, future. – This article (The Inerrancy of Scripture) by Reggie touches on some aspects of this category.
3. Traditional Jewish objections to Jesus as Messiah reviewed and answered. – Michael Brown’s four volume set, “Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus“ has been written since the 2001 publication of these ten objectives. This should be a good place get started on this category. Dr. Brown also has an online version that is not quite as intimidating in length. – In the future we may address, in our own words, certain topics that we consider most pressing.
4. Examining and comparing the traditional Jewish humanistic mindset with the divine perspective as expressed in the Psalms, prophets. Introducing biblical thought forms.
5. The theocratic Kingdom as central to the apostolic overview. The opposition of the Principalities and Powers expressed in its rage against God and the desire for Jewish annihilation. The paradigm of the crucifixion of Jesus as “King” as prelude to a Last Days’ persecution and suffering that precedes the glory.
6. The provision of God’s Life through the Spirit. The reality of Pentecost as present provision. Considering the Triune as against the traditional monotheistic view of God.
This article by Art Katz, On the Significance of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit in the Final Outreach to the Jew in the Last Days – addresses a critical need for those in preparation for Jewish outreach.
7. Understanding the Church as remnant as distinguished from its institutional counterpart. Examining Ephesians 2, Romans 11, Psalm 102 and other related texts.
8. The Holocaust: Answering Jewish perplexity and disappointment in God. Introducing the Deuteronomic view of blessing and curse, sin and judgment, chastisement and exaltation. Israel’s crucified and risen Messiah as paradigm for the future nation.
9. Jewish Feast Days and their spiritual and present significance. The inheritance of all God’s people.
- Christ in the Jewish Passover -An early audio message by Art Katz on the subject of the Passover.
10. Practical tips in relating to Jewish inquirers, fielding their responses, bearing their anger and insult with patience and magnanimity, compassion and courage. How to invite response, commitment and prayer.
This article on Witnessing to Jews provides some needful insights. Here are a few audio messages by Art Katz that should prove helpful: