Monthly Archives: April 2017

Lashon Hara and Legalists – JLD

Falling in love with Jesus, was the best thing I have ever done. In His arms, I am never disconnected, and there is no place I would rather be. Beautiful worship, after which Pastor Harry covered Tazria, She Will Conceive, and Metzora, Leper, Leviticus 12:1 – 15:33. There were instructions on how to purify women, and details on how to address people with skin conditions. Interestingly, some skin afflictions were brought about by lashon hara or speaking ill against others. Then after praise reports and prayer requests, Rabbi Jonathan helped us determine if Messianic Jews are legalists. By leveraging John 8:1-11, we determined Messianic Jews are not, but after watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NL6GtAIReY, we learned who the real legalists are, plus how to deal with them. And the slides are http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/29-Apr-2017-Slides.pdf

2017-04-30T23:43:13-05:00 April 30th, 2017|A. Law and OT History, B. Non Religious|

Altars, Kosher, and Kneeling – JLD

When I look down, from lofty mountain grandeur, and see the brook, and feel the gentle breeze, then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee, how great Thou art. Beautiful praise and worship. Rabbi Jonathan covered Sh’mini, Eighth, from Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47, building builds upon our message on Confessing Sins, then digging into Moses telling Israel to draw near to the altar, to make atonement for sins. And after our sins are laid down on the altar, God will remove our transgressions. Amen. The parsha also spoke on Beavis (Nadab), and Abihu (Butthead), playing with fire, then closed with a section on what is kosher, and what is not. After praise reports and prayer, Pastor Duane spoke on Kneeling to Meet Our Master. Consider; have you prepared yourself for God, and are you ready to kneel at the altar, so God can alter you? And the slides are http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/22-Apr-2017-Slides.pdf

2017-04-27T08:59:12-05:00 April 23rd, 2017|A. Law and OT History, B. Judaism|

Time To Confess Your Sins – JLD

More love. More power. More of You in my life. Let us worship you, with all of our heart, mind, and strength, because You are our Lord. So with it being the week of Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread, there was no torah portion, but Brother Adam reminded us that Yeshua (Jesus) is God, and Brother Phillip poetically said we and Jesus go together, like Popeye and Spinach. Praise reports included thankfulness for Melinda being our Rebbetzin (and the birthday girl), while prayer requests were around health and jobs. Then in the main message, Rabbi Jonathan said Yeshua (Jesus) is our Passover Lamb (John 1:29), as well as the First Fruits (1 Corinthians 15:23), but we still have sins in need of confession and forgiveness. Be mindful of intent, frequency, and outcome, then help us decrease sin at Messiah Echad. And the slides are http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/15-Apr-2017-Slides.pdf

2017-04-17T09:34:13-05:00 April 17th, 2017|A. General Letters, B. Christianity|

Fourth Annual Passover Seder – JLD

We began our Seder with a prayer for unity, then our congregation’s own sounding of the shofar, which we believe can be heard physically and spiritually. Should you wish to follow along with the order of service, visit http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/ME-Haggadah.pdf. Rabbi Jonathan wrote our Messianic Haggadah to be brief, interactive, and shareable, so feel free to connect with it. The seder dinner is about Exodus 12:3-11, where we are commanded to mark our doorposts, roast lamb in fire, and remove leaven or puffiness from our lives. What you might not know is how these are all things that Yeshua Messiah (Jesus Christ) observed, so as followers of Him, so should we. Plus eating lamb meat, dipping the parsley, and singing Dayeynu is so much fun. Catch you for Shabbat Service, this upcoming Saturday at 03pm.

2017-04-11T17:01:46-05:00 April 11th, 2017|A. Law and OT History, B. Judaism|

Preparation and Removing Leaven – JLD

What a Beautiful name it. What a wonderful name it is. What a powerful name it is. The name Yeshua (Jesus). Righteous. King. And we know of His awesome power, from all the signs and miracles He performs. Pastor Duane covered Tzav, Command, from Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36. This torah portion is about sacrifices and squiggly lines, but also Priests who had a passion to perform things unto the Lord, and Priests who had to get dressed up, in order to remove just the ashes. Amen. Let us also be the prepared, holy vessels, wherein He dwells. Then after praise reports and prayer requests, Rabbi Jonathan covered the second of a three part Passover Series; removing leaven and puffiness. The Feast of Unleavened Bread is to be observed throughout our generations, and yes, Spring Cleaning is also in the New Covenant. The slides are http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/08-Apr-2017-Slides.pdf

2017-04-09T21:20:45-05:00 April 9th, 2017|A. Law and OT History, B. Judaism|

Calling, Easter, and Passover – JLD

Holy Spirit; You are welcome here. Come flood this place, and fill the atmosphere. Your glory is what our hearts long for, to become overcome by your presence. Amen, and may that increase from Him, truly come. Brother Mitch covered parsha Vayikra, He Called, Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26, which is about laws, but it is also about a God who is ever calling each believer. It does not matter your sins; Messiah cleanses them, and allows you to be called out. After praise reports, to include biopsies coming back negative, then prayer requests, Rabbi Jonathan questioned the bible’s stance on Easter. Sadly, coloring eggs or thinking rabbits lay eggs, might be contra-biblical… celebrating the Exodus Story, Passover Meal, or Resurrection of Messiah, is pleasing to God. So include that in your active faith, and celebrate with us. And the slides are http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/01-Apr-2017-Slides.pdf

2017-04-02T15:10:40-05:00 April 2nd, 2017|A. Law and OT History, B. Judaism|