As we continue in prayer for a nation facing earthquakes, fires, hurricanes and more, we rallied around every fear having no place, and the weak find strength, at the sound of Your Great Name. Pastor Harry covered When You Come In (Ki Tavo), Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8, which detail the blessings and curses at stake, when nations follow or disobey commandments. Let us turn back to God, so others will be awe of us, we will overflow with prosperity, and we will become the head again. Then after financial praise reports, and prayer for our nation, Rabbi Jonathan spoke about how Yeshua (Jesus) viewed the traditions and topics of the High Holy Days. Lastly, just as Yeshua was not afraid to confront controversy, we courageously talked about how He might view confederate monuments, and racism. And the slides are http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/09-Sep-2017-Slides.pdf
As we stand in prayer for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, we praised and worshipped to Where Feet May Fail… when oceans rise, may our souls rest in our Lord’s embrace. God, keep our eyes above the waves, and let us walk upon the water. Pastor Duane spoke on torah portion Ki Tetze, When You Go Forth, from Deuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19. This section was like the miscellaneous drawer we all have in our kitchen, but the reminder to love God and our neighbor, was so apparent. Then after praise reports all the way from Norway, and prayer for the relief workers, Rabbi Jonathan reminded us of our Mission and Vision. There are many gods and lords, but we worship YHVH God, and He is Echad (One). Let us love Him with all our desires, all our life (we are walking advertisements), and all our might. And the slides are http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/02-Sept-2017-Slides.pdf.
Everything I once held dear, I count it all as loss, because Your blood was spilled for my ransom. Bring me to my knees, lay me down, rid me of myself, and lead me Your cross. Praise and worship was powerful as always, after which our special guest Rabbi Arthur Melendez from Waco, along with his companions, brought forth some powerful words. Brother Rodriguez read some poems, one of which reminded us that God has given us ears to hear and eyes to see… use all of your senses. We also recalled how God said the same rule shall apply to the sojourner (Non-Jew), as the Native (Israel), so do not think we are held to different standards. Then from Shoftim, Judges, Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9, we learned to not pervert justice, by taking bribes or showing partiality, but rather embrace justice, obedience, and unity.
You were the Word at the beginning. You didn’t want heaven without us. You have no rival, and You are the radiance of the glory of God. What a beautiful name yours is, Yeshua, Elohim. We enjoyed praising You, after which Pastor Duane covered Parsha Ekev, Consequence, from Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25. Because we follow the commandments, we can expect blessings from God. We may be humbled and hungry at times, but we do not live on bread alone, and God will bring us through, if we do not forget Him. After praise reports for finding fellowship, and prayer requests for miracles, Brother Adam spoke on Parenting. The enemy wants to attack younger generations, and he often does so through targeting fathers. Do not let the adversary win in his ten point agenda, which you can learn about in this message. Amen. The slides are http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/12-Aug-2017-Slides.pdf
God is jealous for me, and He loves me like a hurricane. I feel like a tree, bending beneath the weight of God’s mercy. Do you know that He loves you too? Amen. Rabbi Jonathan spoke on Parsha Pinchas, Numbers 25:10 – 30:1, which proceeds a believer (Pinchas) being so zealous for God, he speared two brazen, sinning believers. Will you similarly stand boldly for God? And what did you think about the Daughters of Zelophedad asking an unchanging God, for an exception? Well, God granted it, and we encourage you to also grant exceptions, lest God not do so for you. Then after praise reports and prayer requests, Kobi Ferguson from Yeshua Israel spoke on how even the Orthodox Jewish Believers in Israel, are being reached through teaching, music, and benevolence. May Adonai continue to bless our ministries. And the slides are http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/15-Jul-2017-Slides.pdf
Baruch Ata Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam; Blessed be the Lord our God, King of the Universe! Yeshua (Jesus) is the Messiah (Christ)! In the parsha, Pastor Duane covered Korach, from Numbers 16:1 – 18:32. Rebellion almost caused the whole of Israel to be destroyed, but when the Man of God prayed, many people were saved. Do not rebel, especially against Men of God. Then after amazing praise reports, and some heartfelt prayer requests, Rabbi Jonathan talked about the biblical basis for separation, distinguishing, and discrimination, from Leviticus 20:22-26 and 1 Corinthians 6:9-11. We even considered California’s State ban on travel to Texas, due to anti- LGBT legislation… it was quite a controversial sermon! Our slides are online, http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/24-Jun-2017-Slides.pdf, and see you next week, as we invite The Gideon’s to guest preach https://www2.gideons.org/blog
The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is awesome, and we long for Him to fill this place. After praise and worship, Rabbi Jonathan covered Shlach, Send, Numbers 13:1 – 15:41. The Children of Israel were given a plan or promise by God, yet they did not act on it, because fear of giants figuratively punched them in the mouth. Has this ever happened to you? Did you turn to the advice of a Joshua or Caleb? Something to consider. Then after praise reports of folks coming back from Israel, and prayer for physical healing, an Orthodox Jew from United 2 Restore, Hanoch Young, spoke about the restoration of both houses of Israel. For such a time as this, restoration is needed between Judah and Ephraim, two houses of Israel. Please support our heart for unity, catch us next Shabbat for oneg, and oh, Happy Fathers Day! And the slides are http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/17-Jun-2017-Slides.pdf
You’re the one who conquers giants, and calls out kings. You shut the mouths of lions, and tell the dead to breathe. You walk through fire, and take the orphan’s hand. You are the one Messiah, I Am, and we enjoy praising You. In the Torah portion, Pastor Harry spoke on Beha’alotcha, When You Set Up, Numbers 8:1 – 12:15. This parsha spoke on the Levites, Second Passover, and the continued complaining, over things like Moses marrying a Cushite. FYI, God does not like complainers. Then after many praise reports and prayer requests, to include upcoming surgeries, Rabbi Jonathan discussed the importance of Passing The Baton. The V’Ahavta in Deuteronomy 6:5-9 is cornerstone, and connected to the Levites being told to retire at 50 years… sounds like God wants us to actively prepare future generations. And the slides are http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/10-Jun-2017-Slides.pdf
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
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