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Antagonizer Joseph and Chanukah Prophecies – JLD

During some spirit filled praise and worship young Mya reminded us that who the Son sets free, oh is free indeed. Right now, boldly declare “I am a child of God; yes I am!” Rabbi Jonathan taught on Miketz, Genesis 41:1 – 44:17. At the end of two years in jail, falsely accused, Joseph was delivered to Pharaoh to interpret a dream. Joseph went on to become second in charge of Egypt, then antagonized his brothers… he was not perfect, and the world overly criticized those imperfections, but God used it to effect prophecy. We praised God for successful surgeries, and saved limbs, then prayed for provisions, before Garry delivered an excellent sermon on Chanukah. Lastly, on 02 February 2019, we will relaunch and move our 03pm Shabbat Services to 505 West University 78626. And in January, our new location will be open each Saturday 12-02pm, for prayer, planning, and setup. Exciting! And the slides are https://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/08-Dec-2018-Slides.pdf

2018-12-12T21:14:38+00:00 December 11th, 2018|A. Law and OT History, B. Judaism|

Is Chanukah Or Christmas Biblical?- JLD

Although technical difficulties prevented the Torah Portion (Vayeshev, He Settled, Genesis 37:1 – 40:23) from making the audio recording, Harry did an excellent job catching us up on Jacob. Marty Goetz graced us with his signature Chanukah song during prayer time, reminding us to walk as children of the light, during this feast of dedication, festival of lights. Mel shared some thoughts on having an eternal perspective, with your finances, trusts, and wills. Remember, you are never too young, or old, to meet with a licensed attorney to generate a will, durable power of attorney, and an advanced directive regarding your healthcare. Feel free to call or email Messiah Echad, for more information. Then as for Chanukah… did you know Jesus Christ observed it? And if He did, we too can enjoy donuts, dreidels, gelt, and menorahs, while passing on santa, christmas trees, and coveting presents. Let this season be about what the Bible says. The slides are https://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/01-Dec-2018-Slides.pdf

2018-12-05T12:58:06+00:00 December 1st, 2018|A. Law and OT History, B. Judaism|

Vayishlach, Wrestling, and Cultural Intelligence – JLD

All I need is You Lord. Help me leave my fear by the side of the road, hear You speak, and fall to my knees in prayer. A cappella style, we enjoyed focusing on the One who holds the universe, and everyone on earth. James delivered his inaugural torah portion at Messiah Echad, Vayishlach, He Sent, Genesis 32:3 – 36:43. Jacob fearfully split his camp when Esau came to meet him, and then Jacob wrestled with God, before receiving a blessing that changed his name to Israel. We also read about Dinah, and Rachel, who despite her shortcomings, was used by God. Praise reports included anonymous tithes and gifted dresses, then we prayed for wisdom, before Rabbi Jonathan taught a practical sermon on Strength Finders, and Cultural Intelligence (CQ). Please take the time to purchase the book, learn about yourself, and grow your CQ from level one to level four. Doing this will increase our reach, and witness, to the community. And the slides are https://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/24-Nov-2018-Slides.pdf

2018-11-29T11:57:34+00:00 November 27th, 2018|A. Law and OT History, B. Non Religious|

Crossroads and Big Announcement – JLD

You no longer have to be a slave to fear. You are a child of God and if you need help feeling His love, or surrounding yourself in His Arms, come praise and worship with us. Jonathan Malthouse (from As I Ponder Blog) did his inaugural torah portion at Messiah Echad, Vayetze, He Went Out, Genesis 28:10 – 32:2. We outlined the differences between good shepherds, and lazy ones, then talked about taking caution before having relations or getting married. Also, be mindful not to become stuck in life, as Jacob did, at a place or doing something God did not instruct you. Praise reports included cleared debts, new members and healings, then we prayed for much the same, after which Rabbi Jonathan delivered his History of Messiah Echad and State of The Congregation Address. We beat 96% failure odds in our first five years, and a 4 year burnout time for the senior leader thanks to God. Yet, this sermon contains our biggest announcement ever. Please listen, and then pray. The slides are https://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/10-Nov-2018-Slides.pdf

2018-11-23T19:20:05+00:00 November 17th, 2018|A. Law and OT History, B. Congregation|

Heaven, Halloween, and Trunk or Treat – JLD

You are worthy to receive our praise. You are the Son of God. Come and fill this place Yeshua (Jesus), and be present in our lives. After dynamic praise and worship, Watchman Alexander spoke on Chayei Sarah, Sarah’s Life, Genesis 23:1 – 25:18. Abraham gathered to his people after he died, and this portion gives insight into where we go when we die. Contrary to popular belief, sinners do not go to “hell” directly, rather everyone descends to Hades for a time, though believers hang out in a protected area, till Messiah comes. And this is how we know the dead are not in heaven; when Christ comes, they will rise first, from hades. Praise reports included offices that did not flood, and we prayed for shoulder replacement surgery, then Rabbi Jonathan talked about whether or not believers should participate in Halloween, to include Church “alternatives”. It is time to take a stand for the Word. And the slides are https://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/27-Oct-2018-Slides.pdf

2018-11-20T12:07:48+00:00 October 27th, 2018|A. Law and OT History, B. Judaism|

Trust Funds and Biblical Stewardship – JLD

This Shabbat, we sang Holy, is the Lord of glory. It was also our honor to lift our voice, and sing, to You, our King. From the Torah, Rabbi Jonathan covered Vezot Habracha, This Is The Blessing, Deuteronomy 33:1 – 34:12. Each tribe, and their lineage, was given a blessing… have you cashed in on yours? Have you researched the tribe(s) you are from? Our Rabbi learned he might hail from Gad, meaning his blessings will come indirectly when people bless him. And Israel, to include the boundaries outlined in Scripture, was made by God to man… let us support Israel! Blessings were for abated rains, and we prayed against cancer, before welcoming our guest Jeremy Dawson, from Thrivent Financial. If you follow the simple Biblical directions that are outlined, you will reach the desired end in your life. Align your values and finances. Model Biblical stewardship to your children. Start a budget. View the uploaded slides https://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/29-Sept-2018.pdf .

2018-10-15T05:04:56+00:00 September 29th, 2018|A. Law and OT History, B. Non Religious|

Torah and Why Celebrate Sukkot – JLD

During praise and worship, we proclaimed that we belong to God. All that we are, we place into His loving hands. Here we are, we stand, with arms wide open, to the One, the Son, the Everlasting God. Amen. We also heard a prophetic word, before Rebbetzin Melinda delivered Ha’azinu, Listen, Deuteronomy 32:1 – 32:52. Moses’ Song reminded us to respect God by listening to His Laws. And instead of just missing God’s face or favor, we need to actively seek it, by doing His will. Praise reports included the right words to speak, and we prayed for healings, after which Rabbi Jonathan revealed a personal word he received from God. Finally, the message was on why we should observe Sukkot. By obeying Leviticus 23:34-43, we are given perspective and appreciation for modern comforts. Sukkot allows us to rest, and God multiplies fellowships that convene together in unity. Many great reasons; we pray you observed and enjoyed Sukkot. And the slides are https://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/22-Sept-2018-Slides.pdf

2018-10-13T00:32:40+00:00 September 22nd, 2018|A. Law and OT History, B. Judaism|

High Holy Days 2018 at Messiah Echad – JLD

As we wrapped up our fifth cycle of holy days, and successful year as a church plant, Rabbi Jonathan was honored to kick off with a beautiful Tashlich Service, in observance of Rosh Hashanah. During the head of the year, festival of trumpets, we began 10 Days of Awe or reflecting. Sounds of the shofar celebrate our return to God, and we symbolically casted our sins into a river. Thank you God for removing our sins to the depths of the sea. On Shabbat Shavuh, Chris covered Vayelech, He Went, Deuteronomy 31:1-30. As Moses neared the end of his life, he reminded Israel to be courageous, then he read the Torah. After praise reports for saved babies, and prayer for our fathers, Rabbi Jonathan implored everyone to t’shuva, turn away from sin. Will you walk upright in the Word, or stumble by it? Finally, on Yom Kippur, we made al chet confessions, then presented ourselves in a worthy (repentant) manner to God. And the slides are https://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/HHD-Sept-2018-Slides.pdf

2018-10-02T21:54:38+00:00 September 15th, 2018|A. Law and OT History, B. Judaism|

Follow God and Unblock Your Blessings – JLD

Always a pleasure when young Mya leads us in worship… when I’m standing in the fire, I will not be overcome. Even through the valley of the shadow, I will not fear, because I am not alone. From the Torah, Brandon covered Nitzavim, Standing, Deuteronomy 29:9 – 30:20. The commandments are not mandatory, rather an invitation to receive the blessings from obedience, or the curses from disobedience. And in the end, blessed are those who see, because many have longed to do so, but can not. Praise reports included miraculously healed backs, and we prayed for continued health victories, after which Rabbi Jonathan came up to teach. There are things we do that block our prayers from reaching God, or block His from Him reaching us… a big one is works of the flesh. Idolatry, being unequally yoked with unbelievers, and unforgiveness can also keep us from receiving blessings… turn away from these things. And the slides are https://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/08-Sept-2018-Slides.pdf

2018-09-22T08:29:29+00:00 September 8th, 2018|A. Law and OT History, B. Judaism|

Blessings, Curses, and Loving Neighbors – JLD

As we finish uploading the backlogged audio recordings, it was good to sing about the Great I Am. Lord, I want to be near; near to Your heart… loving the world and hating the dark. Help our dry bones live again, enabling us to worship as one body in Messiah. Rabbi Jonathan covered Parsha Ki Tavo, When you come in, Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8. All scripture, to include the Torah, is God breathed and profitable to our lives. Specifically in this section, we see Israel respond with “amen” to curses, if they disobey scripture… would you be brave enough to do that? We get blessings when we obey the Word, and curses when we do not. Choose you this day. Praised reports included healed backs, and we prayed for heart surgery, before Rabbi Jonathan was up to teach again. We know the second greatest commandment is to love our neighbor… who is our neighbor? What does love look like? And do you pour out your love? Great message and the slides are https://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/01-Sept-2018-Slides.pdf

2018-09-13T09:14:21+00:00 September 1st, 2018|A. Law and OT History, B. Non Religious|