Nothing like torah time for our children, to round out another restful Shabbat. Crystal covered Terumah “Offering”, from Exodus 25:1 – 27:19. We learned how an offering is the first of our time or resources, which is obligated to God, and was used to build the ancient temple. Then in the main message, Rabbi Jonathan covered our second statement of faith; Belief in the Son of God, Born to Joseph and Mary of Nazareth, known as Yeshua (Jesus), or simply, Messiah. Although the manner in which each of us develops a relationship with Jesus is different, in being part of Messiah Echad, the most important thing is HAVING that relationship. The audio recording is http://messiahechad.org/private/21-feb-2015-h1m/ and slides are uploaded, so now we can focus on Monthly Oneg and Purim Shabbat next week, at 03pm! Invite some friends and maybe offer to drive with them… even if they don’t believe in Messiah.
After a short little story or update on Rabbi Jonathan’s Chickens, Messiah Echad was so blessed to have Bill present Mishpatim or Laws, from Exodus 21:1 – 24:18. The audience participation and props made for an amazing visual, so if you missed it, be sure to listen to http://messiahechad.org/private/14-feb-2015-n2k/ and review the slides http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/14-Feb-2015-Slides.pdf. In the main message, Rabbi Jonathan discussed tzi-tzit or those tassel looking fringes, which we Hebraic Believers wear on the corners of our garments, as commanded in Numbers 15:38. When sharing this instruction to others, be sure to speak gently, find the right audience, encourage the strings to be affixed to a corner, mention the blue thread for peace, then make sure the tzi-tzit enable the wearer to look, remember and do the scriptures. The Messiah Echad Tzi-Tzit will be available in March, for $20 +TSH, and orders can be placed at http://rlbechad.org/product/messiah-echad-tzi-tzit/.