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Messianic fellowship to hear Moody’s Jewish studies director

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Michael Rydelnik, director of Moody Bible Institute’s Jewish studies program, will be the featured speaker at the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship’s June 17-18 meeting in Nashville, Tenn.

“The Messiah in the Hebrew Bible” is the theme of this year’s fellowship meeting, which will open with a 7 p.m. Shabbat service hosted by the Kol Dodi Messianic Congregation, which meets at Calvary Baptist Church in Nashville.

Rydelnik, of Chicago, will speak at the fellowship’s 8:30 a.m. session in the Renaissance Nashville Hotel’s Fisk Room. Among the speakers at the Saturday afternoon session will be the fellowship’s president, David Hecht of Wake Forest, N.C.; Jim Sibley, coordinator of Jewish ministries for the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board; and Bruce Mills, a member of the Jerusalem Baptist Church in Israel.

The fellowship’s business meeting will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, also at the Renaissance.

Hecht recounted that the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship “was created in 1990 by a group of Southern Baptist leaders who wanted to reach out to Jewish people with the Good News of Messiah from a biblically Judeo-Christian perspective…. Throughout the year, members continue to share fellowship and encouragement in pursuing the Great Commission to take the Good News to both Jewish and Gentile people of all nations.”

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