Ministry Name Change

 

This Ministry (Chesed Outreach) began as a Messianic outreach to both Jew and gentile. Being a Messianic Jew I felt it necessary that my ministry take a decidedly Jewish bend on our Christian faith. Messianic Judaism and the Hebrew roots were our sole focus.

 

While I continue to maintain that one does not give up being a Jew when they accept Yeshua (Jesus) as the Lord, Savior and Messiah our focus cannot be solely on our past. My Jewish heritage does color my outlook and my connection to Yeshua, however it is more important that we share the good news of our savior with Jew and gentile alike.

 

There are many things that we can learn from our roots in the Jewish faith but the one thing we must remember is that we are saved by grace, through faith and not by any of our works. If you choose to observe a Saturday Sabbath and keep kosher as a devotion to God, I offer my congratulations. Let no one put you down for that decision. The Bible says:

 

“Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.” Colossians 2:16

 

Likewise, as Messianic Jew you have no right to judge those who choose to eat pork or observe a Sunday Sabbath. You should never assume that anything you do, any law you observe will increase you standing with God. His word says that all our righteousness is as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). We cant boast in any of our deeds. The only thing we have right to boast in is our Lord Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on the cross (Galatians 6:14)

 

Having said all this, the focus of the Ministry has changed since its formation. Our sole focus now it on Jesus/Yeshua. We believe that its time we stop being mere followers and take it to a new level. It is time that we be true disciples of the Lord. That is how the name “Discipleship Call” came about. Jesus told the original disciples “take up your nets and follow me.” In other words, drop everything you know, everything you depend on and fully depend on me. May the Lord help and guide us as we embark on this journey with Him.