On the seventh night of Chanukah, Kyra Goldman sang Nes Gadol Haya Sham (a great miracle happened there), after which Mayor Dale Ross proclaimed 30 December 2016 Messiah Echad Day. Amen! Then in Shabbat Service, Dr. Greg Silverman blessed us with some Messianic Soul, singing Provide. Oh how awesome it is when El Shaddai (God Almighty) provides for our needs. Brother Mitch covered Miketz, From The End, Genesis 41:1 – 44:17, stating we all have a part to play in building God’s Kingdom. Stay true to your dream! After praise reports and prayer requests, to include another Kyra Goldman song, Rabbi Jonathan spoke on Protecting the Lights of Judaism, and those of Chanukah. And finally, we lit the eighth light for Chanukah, with Police Chief Wayne Nero. And the slides are http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/31-Dec-2016-Slides.pdf
Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, and we enjoyed singing a new song, to Him who sits on, heaven’s mercy seat. Amen. Brother Philip covered Vayeshev, He Settled, from Genesis 37:1 – 40:23. Joseph was loved by his father, but hated by his brothers… who can relate to this concept? And this was actually a rather racy section in scripture, but the key take away is suffering for our God, is a good thing. Then after praise reports and prayer requests, Rabbi Jonathan spoke on what its like to have a strategy or vision from God, but be hated for it. Yet if we are doing the Lord’s work, things will always work out. Now ask yourself; is Christmas strategic, and winning? What about Chanukah? If you celebrate the later, see you every night at 05pm, in the Georgetown town square! And the slides are http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/24-Dec-2016-Slides.pdf
There is power, in the name Yeshua (Jesus), and when we declare this, every chain of bondage in our life, is able to be broken. Amen. In the torah portion, Rabbi Jonathan spoke on Vayishlach, He Sent, from Genesis 32:3 – 36:43. God values unity, and He loves our seeking Him in rock bottom moments, but did you know “doing the right thing”, can become a form of idolatry? Simeon and Levi fell to this wickedness, over the Dinah incident, but don’t let it happen to you. Repent. After praise reports and prayer, First Lady Laura shared her heart for the Jewish People, First Lady Delilah talked about prayer and fasting, and Rebbetzin Melinda said we are all in this journey together. So stay with us, check out our redesigned mobile and desktop websites, then prepare for Chanukah! And the slides are attached https://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/17-Dec-2016-Slides.pdf.
I will praise You forever Lord, for You are Adonai. You alone Yeshua, are the joy of my life. And we pray for that day when Israel declares You as Lord, and their joy (Mathew 23:39). Brother Alex covered Torah Portion Vayetze, he went out, from Genesis 28:10 – 32:2. The conjecture this year was G-d reaching out to us when we reach rock bottom. But do we reach back towards G-d, in these perilous moments, or stay at rock bottom? Praise reports included things like being on a path to full recovery from stroke, and prayer requests keep the blessings coming. Then Pastor Greg Stone from Gateway Church preached on Chanukah being Spiritual Warfare, and we need teamwork, to defeat the enemy. And if you liked this sermon, also check out To The Jew First, and Your Family. And the slides are http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/10-Dec-2016-Slides.pdf
O come to the altar. The Father’s arms are open wide. Forgiveness was bought with the precious blood of Jesus Christ. Praise and Worship at Messiah Echad was awesome, as always. Pastor Duane covered Torah Portion Family History, Toldot, Genesis 25:19 – 28:9. Esau the red haired hunter, and Jacob the conniving mommy’s boy, fought in the womb, and continued to do so through their life. Yet the focus this year, was seeking God first, to receive the blessings God promised. Then after praise reports and prayer requests, Rabbi Jonathan taught Part Three of Planting A Church. Even after you have the items necessary to succeed, and the culture is established, you need to capture people’s hearts. Amen. Lastly, as a bonus, we had a vow renewal, which we pray you enjoy. And the slides are http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/03-Dec-2016-Slides.pdf