Our Rebbetzin, Melinda, delivered an interactive and lively drash to the children, from Ki Teitzei “When you go out”, Deuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19. The section made us thankful that G-d has given us instructions to help those in need, return lost animals, properly dispose of poo, and stand behind the things we say. Then in the main message, Rabbi Jonathan spoke on how our Heavenly Father requires that we love mercy (ref. Micah 6:1-8). So in that light, we studied II Thessalonians 2:7-9 (restraint vs lawlessness), Proverbs 13:24 (a loving parent punishes), James 1:23 (be doers, not just hearers), and John 13:35 (have love or mercy). Granted, God does punish folks… we should just not wish it to happen. The slides http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/29-Aug-2015-Slides.pdf and audio recording http://messiahechad.org/private/29-aug-2015-g5m/ are online.
Rabbi Jonathan delivered the drash to our children, on Shoftim or Judges, Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9. The idea; there is no partiality with the scriptures, we should heed pastoral counsel, tithes are to be given, false prophets are not of God, accidental manslaughter can be forgiven, and lying is bad. Then in the sermon, Pastor Glen from River In The Hills Church, spoke on dwelling with the Holy Spirit, in light of the upcoming Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot). And there was also the prophetic message Pastor Glenn delivered… “I see a vortex over this house, that is going to make people in your sphere of influence to decide, are they for Jesus in His Jewishness, or are they against Yeshua in His Jewishness.” Amein! The slides are http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/22-Aug-2015-Slides.pdf and audio recording is http://messiahechad.org/private/22-aug-2015-t7g/.