B. Judaism

Exceptions and Yeshua Israel - JLD

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

2017-07-16T12:31:37-05:00 July 16th, 2017|A. Law and OT History, B. Judaism|

Rebellion and Liberal California – JLD

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

2017-06-25T19:24:36-05:00 June 25th, 2017|A. Law and OT History, B. Judaism|

Plans and Ephraim Restoration – JLD

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

2017-06-18T16:10:23-05:00 June 18th, 2017|A. Prophets, B. Judaism|

Levites and Passing The Baton – JLD

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

2017-06-11T10:53:57-05:00 June 11th, 2017|A. Law and OT History, B. Judaism|

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

2017-05-17T11:06:56-05:00 May 17th, 2017|A. Law and OT History, B. Judaism|

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|

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|

Clean Hands and Temples – JLD

We sang kadosh, kadosh, kadosh… Adonai Elohim tz’va’ot, because holy, holy, holy, is our Lord God of hosts indeed. During the parsha, Rabbi Jonathan covered Ki Tisa, When You Take, Exodus 30:11 – 34:35. In the census tax, God requires the same amount from all people, which is different than the tithe, where give is based on income. There was also the golden cow incident or debacle, the covenant being renewed, and the reminder to always wash your hands. Praise reports included getting a Lexus, and we prayer was also awesome! Finally, special thanks to Rabbi Schneider from Discovering the Jewish Jesus, for sending out Dustin Roberts to speak on the tabernacle. God has a divine system for the way He wants us to enter into relationship with Him, and it is based on the design of the tabernacle. And the slides are http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/18-Mar-2017-Slides.pdf

2017-03-21T20:30:53-06:00 March 21st, 2017|A. Law and OT History, B. Judaism|