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Jewish roots of Christianity examined in seminar

Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 12:43 pm

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 Steeped as we are in modern Western culture, it’s easy to forget that we worship a Jewish Messiah. But Jesus was Jewish, and Christianity is deeply rooted in Biblical Judaism.

 Join Larry Stamm to learn about these connections and gain thoughtprovoking perspectives that will deepen your faith and enrich your understanding of the Scriptures.

 Stamm is a gifted speaker with a strong background in teaching, preaching and evangelizing. He formerly served as a missionary boldly sharing the good news of the Messiah with his Jewish people and others on the melting pot streets of Manhattan and now serves as Pastor of Local Outreach at Grace Fellowship.

 Stamm, whose father immigrated to the U.S. during the Holocaust as a young child, is the first and only Jewish believer in Jesus in his family. Stamm was raised in a Reform Jewish home in Florida. He was bar mitzvah at age 13 and confirmed at 15.

 He always believed in God, but like many, his religious experience was mostly a matter of social and cultural events and tradition. It wasn’t until he came to know Jesus in 1987 that his Jewish heritage found a deeper meaning within the context of a personal relationship with the God of Israel.

 To Larry Stamm, the objective evidence of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, and the transformation in his life provides ample evident that Jesus was who he claimed to be – the Jewish Messiah. Stamm will be happy to answer questions after the presenatation.

 The two-day seminar will take place at Grace Fellowship Johnson City on Friday, March 1 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, March 2 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Register online at gfcnow. com/lifelonglearning.

 Call Grace Fellowship Church for more information at 423-928-5601. There is no admission charge, and childcare will be available upon advanced notice.