Andronicus presented on Shoftim or Judges, from Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9. Although this section was primarily about judgments, the deeper meaning is about learning to forgive. We cross referenced II Samuel 12:1-7, Mathew 9:10 and John 8:1-6; the last of which detailed how our Messiah showed us the value of forgiving. Next, Pastor David prepared us for Sukkot, from Leviticus 23:33-44. Women and foreigners are not required to keep Sukkot but we definitely encourage it… as it will be loads of fun. After all; who would not want to leave the stress of the life for the peace of a sukkah, smells of the lulav-etrog and joy of rejoicing with like minded believers!? Then lastly, Rabbi Jonathan concluded our services with a few words about current events and seeking vengeance. The audio recording is http://messiahechad.org/private/30-aug-2014-x9l/, Service Team Chet is up next Shabbat and enjoy your week!
Messiah Echad’s Rebbetzin or First Lady, Melinda Dade, presented to our children Re’eh (See), from Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17. This was about receiving blessings or curses, from if we follow the commandments or not. And we cross-referenced Numbers 18, to better understand the tithe in Deuteronomy 14. Then in the main teaching, Rabbi Jonathan prepared us for Rosh Hashanah or the Feast of Trumpets, by reading Leviticus 23:23-25. We discussed the Tashlikh Service derived from Micah 7:19, where we will symbolically cast off our sins, although we know it is Messiah, who ultimately cleansed us from our sins. Lastly, Minister Faith prepared the children for Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement, by covering Leviticus 23:26-32. The audio recording is http://messiahechad.org/private/23-aug-2014-2s5/ and make sure to watch our V’ahavta Video, join the Messiah Echad Mailing List and see us next week for monthly oneg!