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    Joyfully Growing In Grace engages in an examination of beliefs found in the Hebrew Roots Movement, Messianic Judaism, and Netzarim streams of thought and related sects.

    The term “Messianic” is generally understood to describe Jews who have come to believe in Yeshua/Jesus as their Messiah. Jews who are believers in Jesus/Yeshua typically call themselves Jewish/Hebrew Christians or simply, Christians.

    Many Christians meet folks who say they are ‘Messianic’ and assume that those folks are Jewish Christians. Most aren’t Jewish at all, but are Gentile Christians who have chosen to pursue Torah observance and have adopted the Messianic term, calling themselves Messianic Christians, adherents to Messianic Judaism, or simply, Messianics. Some will even try to avoid that label and say that they are followers of "The Way".

    These Gentiles (and to be fair, some Messianic Jews) preach Torah observance/pursuance for Christians, persuading many believers that the Christianity of the Bible is a false religion and that we must return to the faith of the first century sect of Judaism that they say Yeshua (Jesus Christ) embraced. According to them, once you become aware that you should be 'keeping' the edicts and regulations of Mosaic Covenant Law, if you do not, you are then in willful disobedience to God.

    It has been my observation that Christians who adopt the label of Messianic identify more with the tenets of Judaism than they do with the tenets of Christianity. Many reject the label of Christian altogether and some eventually even convert to Judaism.

    1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 says, "But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil."

    Joyfully Growing in Grace examines the methods, claims, and fruits of the Hebrew Roots Movement, Messianic Judaism, and Netzarim streams of thought and related, law-keeping sects.

    To borrow from a Forrest Gump quote, “Law ‘keepers’ are like a box of chocolates - ya never know what you’re gonna get!” The goal of JGIG is to be a resource to help those affected by the Torah pursuant movements to try and sort out what they’re dealing with. Make use of the tabs with drop-down menus found at the top of this site – there’s tons of info there, and it’s very navigable.

    Be sure to click on the many embedded links within the posts here - there's lots of additional and related information for you to access that way, as well.

    Welcome, and may God grant you wisdom and discernment as you consider all of these things.

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New Baby!

We have welcomed a new little baby into our family, a sweet little girl =o).  She is much loved and loved-on by her parents and siblings.  Being the mom of a newborn, of course my time is long on snuggling and caring for this new wee one and short for most everything else.newborn

I’ll continue to moderate comments here at JGIG, so feel free to leave your input on the posts you read.  I’ll get back to posting when life gets a bit less hectic.  For now, I’m just going to take joy in this new little life that’s sweetly sleeping on my shoulder . . .

Grace and peace,
-JGIG

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10 Responses

  1. Congratualtions to you and your new little one. May our Lord Jesus Christ bless and keep you always.

    Psalms 127:3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

    Love in Christ Jesus,
    Linda

  2. Mazel tov!

  3. Congratulations!! Enjoy this season…

  4. Congratulations!! Wonderful news. Enjoy your sweet girl.

  5. Congratulations!
    God bless you.

  6. Much love and congratulations to the whole family.

    God’s blessings to you!

  7. So glad to hear you are all fine and enjoy your time!!! Congratulations on your new blessing!

  8. Thanks to you all for your warm thoughts. Baby and I are doing well . . . she’s growing well and is a very content baby. We are all enjoying getting to know her =o). We are so blessed!

    Blessings,
    JGIG

  9. Hi There!
    I thought i would stop by and read a little and see what was up! Congratulations on your new little Girl!!
    I just found out in September that i am going to have a little Boy in February!
    Well the Lord works in mysterious ways!!
    God Bless You and your new little Sweetie!
    L.

  10. Thanks, Laurie! We’re sooo enjoying having a little baby girl in the house again =o).

    Congratulations on your pregnancy. I’ll pray for you as you waddle through the next few months =o).

    Love and prayers,
    Wendy

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