Coffee shop class addresses Hebrew roots of Christianity

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 4, 2016

A local group is inviting anyone interested in learning more about the Hebrew roots of Christianity to join them for Sabbath meetings at Joe’s Barista, beginning this Friday.

Organizer Elizabeth Kirchgatper explained that The Village Torah class will be taught by Robert Couch of Storm Warning Ministry.


But despite the class name and the Sabbath timing, the classes aren’t just about Judaism, she said.

“We are not trying to make Christians Jews or Jews Christians,” she said. “We just want to teach you who your Messiah is.”

The class will include lessons from both the Old Testament and the New Testament, she said.

“We teach a lot of the Hebrew roots, how the words actually written in Hebrew, and how they have been translated, or transliterated. We talk about what was written in Greek and what in Hebrew; what in the New Testament is a reference to the Old Testament.”

And the class addresses common misconceptions, she said.

“People think Moses went up the mountain; most people don’t know he went up there seven times,” Kirchgatper said. “There are certain things that have meaning, most people haven’t learned yet.”

The class, which includes time for questions and answers, will last about two hours, she said.

“We usually provide notes to go along with what we’re teaching,” she said. “If they want to bring a scripture book, they are more than welcome to do so.

We just open it up to learning.

The class begins at 6 p.m. this Fri., Feb. 5 at Joe’s Barista, 207 S. Three Notch St., Andalusia.