Jew & Gentile One in Messiah
Grafted Together in the Olive Tree
Rediscover the Jewishness of Christianity.
Welcome to Our Father Abraham
Our Father Abraham is a project of Dr. Lon Wiksell, D.Min, and Kingdom Living, a congregation of Messianic Jews and Gentiles in the Kansas City area. Our mission is to be a vital resource for people of all backgrounds to understand the Hebraic Roots, and essential Jewishness of the Christian faith.
We accomplish this through teaching, worship, advocacy, and celebration of the Jewish sabbath and other festivals. This site is our new online portal for teaching resources and promotion of our events, and we need your help!
We’re looking for like-minded individuals and organizations to contribute finances and written resources to help make this a comprehensive learning destination for people all around the world. Please click the button below to connect with us, and find out how you can help make this vision a reality.
Understand the Movement
Of course the very first Christians were all Messianic Jews. But in time, the Jewishness of Yeshua (Jesus), his disciples and the writers of the New Testament came to be largely overlooked. Only in the last generation have we begun to see Messianic Judaism re-emerge, as a worshiping community, and stream of Christian expression. Our Father Abraham brings Gentiles together with ethnic Jews, grafted together in our love for Yeshua, and the Jewish heritage we all share as followers of the Messiah.
Stay tuned for fascinating stories of Messianic Judaism through the centuries.
Messianic Judaism boasts a unique Theology, that sheds light on many other Christian perspectives.
Learn about, and connect with, the prime movers of the Messianic Jewish movement.
"Behold how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!"
PSALM 133:1 (RSV)
Rediscover the Jewishness of Christianity
Christianity is a Hebrew faith. Despite many centuries of Christian rejection of Judaism, the Hebrew roots remain strong. The Old Testament, as the story of God's chosen people, still forms the foundation of our faith tradition. Without it, we have no context in which to understand Christian doctrine. What's more, the New Testament is a thoroughly Jewish document. And all of it - old and new - points to Yeshua (Jesus), our Jewish Messiah.
Yeshua was born the Jewish Messiah, but died the Savior of the World
Scripture is an ever-expanding series of Covenants, culminating in blood of the Lamb being shed for us.
The people of God has always been a family. First bound by blood, and now by faith.
“I have come not to abolish [the law and the prophets] but to fulfill them.”
MATTHEW 5:17 (RSV)
FESTIVALS & EVENTS
Celebrate and Learn with Us!
It's a wonderful thing to read and learn. But it's infinitely better to experience things for yourself. Consider this your enthusiastic invitation to join us, and experience Messianic Judaism and the Hebraic Roots of your faith, through celebration of the Sabbath, the Jewish Festivals, and other enlightening events.
The greatest holiday of the Jewish calendar is Shabbat (Sabbath). Take a break, and celebrate with us.
The Torah (Law) of God is meant to be celebrated. As we observe the Jewish Festivals, we get a clearer picture of Yeshua.
It's time to show up, plug in, and get involved. We'd love to see you at one of our events!