|Jeffrey D. Miller and Rabbi Ted Simon
Co-hosted by two Jewish men who love Jesus, Messianic Minutes is a five-minute daily program (with half-hour specials on the Feasts) which presents the Jewishness of Jesus and the Jewishness of Christianity in a lively repartee style aimed at bringing the Gospel to the Jewish people through Bible believing Christian listeners. For the past 18 years, Jeffrey D. Miller (a full time traveling Messianic Jewish evangelist) and Messianic Rabbi Ted Simon have made heavy use of both Scripture and their personal Jewish backgrounds, offering a focus which brings great clarity to the New Covenant.
Touching on a wide range of topics, they bring a seldom heard rich Jewish perspective of the Gospel Truth. They offer insight about how to break down Jewish barriers to Jesus, encouraging their audience to evangelize. And, in doing so, they bring a depth of understanding about the things our Messiah said and did that make His life, death and resurrection more meaningful to everyone.
For example, that Jesus used the Passover Seder to start what we now call Communion becomes far more relevant when they present the Jewish meaning of the "cup after supper," and the symbolism of the three pieces of unleavened bread. That Jesus "bore our sin" literally explodes with significance when understood from Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, as presented in the Book of Leviticus.
Jesus, as well as the Jewish Apostle Paul and other writers of the New Covenant, used both the Hebrew Scriptures, as well as many Jewish traditions, as the basis for much of their teachings, including some of the parables. By expounding on these Jewish customs, we bring fuller meaning to the Truth of God’s Word.
In addition to promoting Jesus as the one and only Messiah for both Jews and Gentiles, they also advance a Scriptural focus on present day activities in the Middle East. Discussing news from the land, and political realities, they remind their listeners that praying for the peace of Jerusalem is not about a peace treaty, but about the Prince of Peace, Jesus the Jewish Messiah.