Baptist Messianic Fellowship
the theme "For Zion's Sake I Will Not Be Silent,"
members of the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship
will explore the idea in Romans 1:16 that the Gospel is intended
"primarily for the Jew and then for the Greek" at
their June 11-12 meeting in Indianapolis.
Barack, president of the SBMF and rabbi at B'nai Ohr Beth
Tefilah, a Messianic fellowship in Wheeling, Ill., said the
theme of the meeting is scriptural, based on Isaiah 62.
for the sake of the hope of Israel," he said.
the sake of the children of Zion we should indeed concern
ourselves for the Jewish people around the world, that they
come to the saving knowledge of the Jewish Jesus, the Messiah,
and that they have a fullness and rich life within that understanding
-- not sacrificing their Jewishness but becoming filled with
the fullness of the trinity of God," Barack said.
Allen, dean-elect of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s
theology school in Fort Worth, Texas, will be the meeting's
must tell you that if you haven't heard him teach you are
impoverished. He's one of the classic guys around," Barack
said. "He's considered by many to be one of the top theologians
on the understanding on the Book of Hebrews. He's going to
be sharing his knowledge with us, and we're looking forward
to it with great fervency." Allen, prior to his selection
as SWBTS theology school dean April 6, has been the W.A. Criswell
chair for expository preaching at Criswell College and pastor
of MacArthur Blvd. Baptist Church in Irving, Texas. He also
is a former chairman of Southwestern’s trustees.
SBMF meeting will begin with a Shabbat service at 7 p.m. Friday,
June 11, at Bridgeport Central Baptist Church.
Saturday morning session at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown,
Ballrooms 7 & 8, June 12 will begin at 8:30 a.m., the
afternoon session at 1:30 p.m. and the evening session business
meeting at 7 p.m.
speakers will include Barack; Jim Sibley, coordinator for
Jewish ministries for the North American Mission Board; and
Jorge Sedaca, language ministries leader for the Baptist State
Convention of Michigan.
issues will include Jewish evangelism, messianic congregational
life, the role of Israel and the debate about who killed Christ.
is open to anyone in the Southern Baptist Convention with
a particular concern for ministry to Jews.
more information, contact David Hecht at