It was a joy having Bill summarize Vayikra, And he called, from Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26. Although many purpose to do well, we occasionally sin and mess up. So to miss or sin less, we need to get closer to His Word, and see things through His Eyes, as an archer does with a target and sight. Then in the main message, we discussed membership and our third statement of faith, the Holy Spirit. Some of us enjoy the Spirit in softer manners like water immersion, while others desire the Spirit to work more energetically, as in Gifts of the Spirit. The point is to accept the cleansing power of the Spirit, and embrace the range in which He works. http://messiahechad.org/private/21-march-2015-h2m/ is the audio recording, http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/21-Mar-Slides.pdf are the slides, and our spring mikvah (baptism) was rescheduled to Tuesday 24 March at 06:30pm.
Bill closed Exodus with Vayakhel (And he assembled), and Pekudei (Accountings of), Exodus 35:1 – 40:38. Several items were used to make the physical Mishkan (Tabernacle), but have you considered the Sabbath, Believers or Prayer, also as Mishkan? And in the message, Rabbi Jonathan spoke on Emergencies; both studying for them (II Timothy 2:15), and being prepared (Ezekiel 38:7). After all, the enemy is out to do evil (John 10:10) but even in Dystopia (Genesis 19:9-11), we can be victorious, together. Especially when we are wise yet harmless (Mathew 10:16), Security Threats are nothing to fear. So how will you, your family, and congregation, respond when facing Emergencies, Dystopia or Security Threats? Granted, we did not include our plans in the audio recording http://messiahechad.org/private/14-mar-2015-m8k/ or slides, but we do invite you to consider yours… and join us for the Spring Mikvah, Saturday 21 March at 06:30pm.