If you are new to Curt Landry Ministries and the idea of the “One New Man,” you might also be unfamiliar with much of the terminology you have seen used on our website, blog posts and in our videos. Here’s a quick overview of some examples of these terms—we have an entire glossary for you to browse here on our website at your convenience. If you’d like further explanations about what any of these terms mean, feel free to contact us today!
Abrahamic Covenant— An unconditional covenant God made with Abram claiming a promise in Genesis 12:1-3 that He would show him the Promised Land, make his offspring into a great nation, and bless those who bless him. The covenant promise to Abraham still stands today. As the Jewish people migrate back to their homeland, numerous biblical prophecies, such as Amos 9 and Isaiah 35, are being fulfilled as a result of this spoken covenant by God.
Born Again— A term used to describe a spiritual birth, apart from a physical birth, for Believers. It references Yeshua’s conversation with Nicodemus in John 3 when He describes a spiritual rebirth as being “born again”—the only path for an individual to see the Kingdom of God.
G-d— A way in which many Jewish people write the name of God. As a sign of respect, and to avoid risking the sin of erasing or defacing His Name, they choose to avoid writing the Name completely.
Immersion— An act of fully immersing in water, performed in ceremonies for cleansing, repentance, and conversion in both Judaism and Christianity. Immersion is an act with meaning extending far beyond conversion itself. By fully immersing in water, a person can truly symbolize a total commitment to God, and to his or her faith. While baptism is typically considered a once in a lifetime experience, immersion is not. Instead, it is most frequently used as a time of cleansing and rededication. In Judaism the term is often referred to as a “mikvah.”
Messianic— Curt Landry Ministries is not a Messianic congregation. While we love and support the Messianic community, we are an evangelical congregation made up of both Jew and Gentile Believers. It is our heart to partner with God’s Spirit to promote unity in the Body of Christ, and to walk in the fullness of Yeshua, bringing restoration to the nation of Israel. We approach the Word of God through a unique lens of understanding the significance of the Jewish roots to our Christian faith. Messianic is sometimes used as a doctrinal term to describe Jewish people who believe Yeshua is the Messiah. Curt Landry Ministries prefers to refer to ourselves as a “One New Man” congregation according to Ephesians 2:15.
Sabbath / Shabbat— The seventh day of the week. Intended to be a reflection of God’s work in creation, when He rested on the seventh day after laboring for six. He commanded the Jewish people to keep the Sabbath holy and blessed it. The Sabbath begins at sundown on Friday and ends at sundown on Saturday. There are also other “Sabbaths” during the year that are generally Feast days (such as Passover, Shavuot, Sukkot, etc.).
More terms and their definitions are available here: www.curtlandry.com/one-new-man-terminology