Messianic is a brand that can be good, bad, attractive, or repelling. It's a loaded label no matter whom you ask. But where did the word come from? And did it come with instructions? In this series, Rabbi Michael Vowell re-examines the word "Messianic" and revisits the one thing Yeshua wanted his followers to be known for - it may surprise you.

Part 1 - What are We, Really?

Acts 11:25-26; 9:26; John 13:33-36

Rabbi Michael Vowell

What's in a name? Does it infer commitment? If so, or we prepared to honor all it implies? What we call ourselves is important...Today we define some terms.

Part 2 - The Risk Love Requires

John 13:34-35; 2 John 4-6

Rabbi Michael Vowell

What does a German Jew born in 1795 have to do with discipleship? Join Rabbi Michael as he shares the story of this amazing man of God.

Part 3 - Judge Who?

John 13:34-35; 2 John 9; 1 Corinthians 5:1-12

Rabbi Michael Vowell

The Bible never says we are not to judge; rather, it tells us “who to judge.” In this important message, Rabbi Michael challenges us to understand that the world would better see Yeshua's love in us if we would police ourselves and let God police the world.

Part 4 - Dot Connectors

Matthew 5:3-15

Rabbi Michael Vowell

Rabbi Michael invites us to listen in on an imaginary conversation between some well meaning, modern day, time-traveling Christians and first century Jewish disciples of Yeshua hiding from their persecutors.

Part 5 - Set Free

John 13:34-35; John 8:31-45

Rabbi Michael Vowell

The truth is that believers in Yeshua have been equipped to be Salt and Light. But it's not easy...something is working against this truth, so how do we deal with it?

Part 6 - Summitless

John 8:31-32; 1:14-17; Luke 18:18-23; 2 Corinthians 8:9

Rabbi Michael Vowell

There are many reasons given for why we believe the gospel, but the foundation of it all is the testimony of eye witnesses who declare its truth and most were martyred for their testimony. So how does this help us.

Part 7 - Loophole-Legalist

Matthew 15:1-9; 1 John 2:3-6

Rabbi Michael Vowell

How do we maintain the tension between Grace and Truth. It would be so much easier if we could experience God’s truth in ways other than God’s Word. All religions seem to address this issue by adding Loopholes. What should Disciples do?

Part 8 - Good to Great

Revelation 2:2-7

Rabbi Michael Vowell

So what does "Messianic" really mean and what should it mean to us? Do we swap love for legalism? Just how do we walk this out according to scripture? How did the disciples do it? Join Rabbi Michael as he brings this important series to a close.