Rabbi Jonathan covered Noah or Rest, Genesis 6:9 – 11:32, and was assisted by our first Bat Mitzvah, Jaiden. We focused on God preparing Noah to build an arc (Gen 6:13-14), a new covenant being established (Gen 6:18-19), Noah gathering seven of the clean animals (Gen 7:2), the earth flooding (Gen 7:11-12), the rainbow being our covenant (Gen 9:11-13) and Cain’s lineage being cursed (Gen 9:22-23). Pastor David covered the seven administrations or covenants; Paradise, Patriarchal, Torah, Messiah, Grace, Appearing and Return. We saw how signs, seals and sacrifices accompany each covenant… and everlasting means forever! It was a great service and congratulations again to Jaiden, who did an excellent job reading the torah, telling us what it means to her and reciting the ancient blessings. The audio recording is online, http://messiahechad.org/private/25-oct-2014-hn3/; see you all next week!
Rabbi Jonathan began the new torah cycle with Bereshit or In The Beginning, from Genesis 1:1 – 6:8. We studied water surrounding our universe (Genesis 1:6-7), light being created before the sun (Genesis 1:14-16), life starting at breath (Genesis 2:7), the painful childbirth curse (Genesis 3:15-17), sin passing through families (Genesis 4:23) and being weary of attractive evil doers (Genesis 6:2). Then in the main message, Andronicus spoke on how things are made known by their fruit (love). The cornerstone verses were from Mathew 7:15-20… then we cross-referenced II Timothy 2:15-20, I Corinthians 11:27-32, I Corinthians 12:3, I Corinthians 8:1, I Corinthians 13:1-13, Revelations 2:1-10, Romans 12:2, John 2:5, John 3:16, Mathew 17:4-5, John 14:15, Mathew 22:36-40, and John 15:1-5. The audio recording is online (http://messiahechad.org/private/18-oct-2014-h2l/) and see you all next week for monthly oneg, with Service Team Aleph helping.