Monthly Archives: May 2017

Protecting Our Leaders and Salvation – JLD

We live in a world that preaches tolerance to the point we often become timid about our faith, but let us feel confident enough to shout from the rooftops that we are God’s beloved children! In the torah portion, Pastor Duane spoke on Bamidbar, In The Wilderness, from Numbers 1:1 – 4:20. Moses and the Levites were tasked with the responsibility of leading hundreds of thousands of people, but the people were tasked with something as well… surrounding and protecting their spiritual leaders. How might you be able to do that better? Then after praise reports and prayer requests, Rabbi Jonathan spoke on Holy Spirit vs. Bible Based Regeneration, and how our works might affect salvation, justification, and righteousness. Enjoy this study on our fifth statement of faith, and Shavuot Semeach (Happy Pentecost)! And the slides are http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/27-May-2017-Slides.pdf

Television and Graduation – JLD.

Although enemies rush on the city of Israel, and run on the wall, Adonai (God) continues to utter His voice of protection. We pray always, for the peace of Jerusalem, and restoration between Christians and Jews. The torah portion, Behar and Bechukotai, On My Mountain and in My Statues, Leviticus 25:1 – 27:34, was covered by our Shabbat School Teacher, Christina Velez. This week’s focus was on Shabbat rests, equality, and idols… do you spend more time with anything, like television, than you do in worship? Then after praise reports and prayer, Rabbi Jonathan let the secret out; he just finished two years of seminary at Colorado Christian University! Mazel Tov (Congratulations) on obtaining classical training, and sharing your thesis with us, on “Messianic Jewish Apologetics to a Christian Audience”. And the slides are http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/20-May-2017-Slides.pdf

Holy Priests and Hebrew – JLD

I sing praises to Your Name, oh Lord, for Your Name is great, and greatly to be praised. May everyone listening in, continue to exalt you God, for truly, He is above all of the earth. In the torah portion, Brother Phillip covered Emor, Say, Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23. This section was about being holy priests unto the Lord, and we know from Corinthians that the Lord is Spirit, and where the Spirit is, there is holiness and purity. Further and although we are saved by grace, we have work to do, here on earth. Praise reports included many things, and we prayed that God can continue to bless us, so we can continue to give thanks next week. In the main message, Brother Mitch spoke about differences the Hebrew language has from English, and the subsequent nuances in translation. May you be encouraged to study the Word! And the slides are http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/13-May-2017-Slides.pdf

Azazael and Scaring Satan – JLD

Everything I once held dear, I count it all as loss… lead me to the cross, where Your love poured out. Yes, and may many people be similarly led, to surrender to You Lord. In the torah portion, Watchman Alex covered Acharei Mot and Kedoshim, After the death and Holy People, from Leviticus 16:1 – 20:27. Some key points were to respect how life is in the blood, which neither Israel nor Sojourners should consume, and we also discussed the nature of Azazael. Then after praise reports and prayer, Rabbi Jonathan spoke on how we can make the devil scared. To grow the congregation emotionally, physically connect with other believers. To grow the congregation physically, give milk or easily digestible messages, to the new people. And to grow spiritually, put off things of the world, then put on things of God! And the slides are http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/06-May-2017-Slides.pdf