You are Invited to a Special Event

by John Yoder on May 24, 2016

The Messianic Movement vs. the Sufficiency of Christ

with Baruch Maoz


A free event hosted by Hope Reformed Baptist Church
Tuesday, June 7, 7:00—8:30 PM
Southwest Chicago Christian School
17171 S. 84th Ave.
Tinley Park, IL 60477


There will be a Q&A time and refreshments following the presentation.
If you have any questions, please contact Pastor John Yoder at (815) 534—1805.


Baruch was born on December 31, 1943 to a Jewish family in Boston Massachusetts. His mother, younger brother, and he immigrated to Israel in 1953, where he was converted to Christ while serving in the Army in 1963. He worked with Christian Witness to Israel from 1974 to 2005 and pastored Grace and Truth Christian Congregation in Israel from its founding in 1976 until the age of retirement at the end of 2008. He is presently engaged in a writing, teaching, and preaching ministry in Israel and abroad. He and Bracha were married in 1968 and live in Gedera, Israel.

His biography and more information about his ministry can be obtained through his website:

One of Baruch’s latest books is Come, Let Us Reason Together: The Unity of Jews and Gentiles in the Church.


51fk7B9symL._AC_US160_From the back cover: To be Jewish, maintains Baruch Maoz, is a blessing from God. But how should Jewish Christians worship? If they join churches there is a real risk of assimilation. But if they establish synagogues, then Gentile Christians feel excluded. Some Jewish Christians have tried to solve these problems through Messianic Judaism, which allows them to proclaim Jesus as Messiah while retaining Jewish lifestyle and worship. Baruch Maoz maintains that the two cannot so easily be combined. He maintains that it is possible to be both Christian and Jewish without Messianic Judaism and he points the way for Jewish Christians to retain their cultural identity without losing fellowship with other Christians.

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