A. Law and OT History

Genesis
Exodus
Leviticus
Numbers
Deuteronomy
Joshua
Judges
Ruth
1 Samuel
2 Samuel
1 Kings
2 Kings
1 Chronicles
2 Chronicles
Ezra
Nehemiah
Esther

Exploring The Land and Hebrew Eyes – JLD

Whilst Rabbi Jonathan was in Chicago serving veterans as a Chaplain, and meeting people at Evanston Subaru (watch his vlog https://youtu.be/xLnxAquRBXE), Amanda led an amazing Messianic Jewish rendition of Tremble. We believe in one God (Adonai Echad), and as we say His Name, may any darkness in our lives tremble! Our Shabbat School Coordinator, Paula, presented Shlach, Send To You, Numbers 13:1 – 15:41. Moses sent spies into the land flowing with milk and honey, yet most were fearful of taking what God had promised. How quickly we forget what God has done, and the leaders He appointed. We prayed for protection and healing, praised God for a proposal, then listened as Brother Adam delivered a timely sermon on having a Hebrew, Biblical, and non-Western perspective. Make sure to listen intently, and share this amazing teaching with your friends. The slides are https://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/09-Jun-2018-Slides.pdf

2018-06-12T15:25:17+00:00 June 12th, 2018|A. Law and OT History, B. Judaism|

Way Cool Angels and Light of Messiah Echad – JLD

May His light ever burn within us, as a consuming fire that never gets put out. When we allow God to burn deep inside, overtake our hearts, and fuel our passions once again, we connect with a power that can transform lives. In the Torah, Michael summarizedBeha’alotcha, When You Set Up, Numbers 8:1 – 12:15. As we kindle the candles in the temple, or serve as evangelical lights, the orientation should be outward facing, towards the community. And if you want to be responsible for leading or lighting the menorah, you must first prove you can follow. Finally, we should remember that complaining is more than unbecoming; grumbling against one’s leaders, or God, puts you squarely on the path to destruction. Do not complain; pray for people, and lift them up. Finally, mazel tov to Davina, for being recognized as a daughter of the covenant. And the slides are https://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/02-June-2018-Slides.pdf

2018-06-06T21:24:01+00:00 June 6th, 2018|A. Law and OT History, B. Judaism|

Closeness To God and Acts 2 Revival – JLD

Set a fire down in my soul that I can’t contain, or control. I want more of you God. There is no place I would rather be, than here in Your love. In the Torah, Watchman Alexander opened Bamidbar, In The Wilderness, Numbers 1:1 – 4:20. Like the separation we see in royal weddings, between the privileged and commoners, God only allows certain people to get close to Him. And with increased closeness to God and His Power, comes an increased level accountably. Next, we praised God for vehicles and safety, after which we prayed for discernment. Finally, Rabbi Jonathan delivered his Shavuot (Pentecost) Sermon. Fifty days after the exodus, Israel received the Ten Commandments, and when Jewish believers observed Shavuot in the first century, they received the Holy Spirit. We get blessed when we obey. Now with that Gift, make sure you manifest the Fruits. And the slides are https://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/19-May-2018-Slides.pdf

2018-05-23T20:33:43+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|A. Law and OT History, B. Judaism|

Old Testament Relevance and Mother’s Day – JLD

It was so refreshing to declare that my help comes from You. God is right here pulling me through, carrying me on His shoulders. Brandon brought forth Behar and Bechukotai, On The Mountain and In My Statues, from Leviticus 25:1 – 27:34. A connection was made to the kindness and severity of God, from Romans 11:22, which proves that the blessings and curses of Leviticus 26:3-14 never ended. We need to continue studying the Word, listening to the precepts, and following them (i.e. tithing) lest God walk contrary to us. Praise report were free wine dinners, and we prayed for healing, after with Rabbi Jonathan delivered a passionate Mother’s Day sermon. Despite feminism asserting women can rule men, let us embrace the viewpoint of our creator, while honoring mothers, motherhood, maternal influence, and mother’s influences in society, biblically. The slides are https://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/12-May-2018-Slides.pdf

2018-05-16T10:55:35+00:00 May 16th, 2018|A. Law and OT History, B. Family|

Torah and Our Modern World – JLD

It was refreshing to sing about our Savior who is seated above, enthroned in the Father’s love. It was also good being reminded that we will overcome, by the blood of the Lamb, and the word of our testimony. Brother Brandon did an amazing job with his inaugural torah portion at Messiah Echad, Tazria and Metzora, from Leviticus 12:1 – 15:33. When, not if, a woman conceives, there is a purification process mother and child undergo to bring about holiness. And some illnesses, such as leprosy, are the physical counterparts to the spiritual problem of sin. Praise reports included tuition being covered, and we prayed for healing, after which Rabbi asked if our world (modern society) teaches us to follow the commandments of God. When it comes to design and function, not so much. Ownership and responsibility is not better. How about issues and feedback? The slides are https://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/14-Apr-2018-Slides.pdf

2018-04-18T07:21:05+00:00 April 18th, 2018|A. Law and OT History, B. Congregation|

Kosher Animals and Holy Spirit – JLD

Because He lives, I am alive. I can face tomorrow, and every fear is gone. Amen. Amen. Let us shout Amen! In the torah portion, Brother Chris covered Parsha Shemini, Eighth Day, Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47. We discussed many of the offerings, then continued on with celebrations, after which Nadab and Abihu made profane fire to Adonai (The Lord). Even with good intentions, if you do things your way, not Yah’s (God’s), things might not end well. Praise reports included surprise $1200 checks, and medical miracles, after which we prayed for emotional healing. Lastly, Rabbi Jonathan talked about the holy spirit ceasing to live inside man (Genesis), then being revived (Acts), yet people do not follow the holy spirit’s guidance (God’s Laws). Meditate on the Word. Embrace accountable. Keep your mind sober. And the slides are https://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/07-Apr-2018-Slides.pdf

2018-04-12T15:03:48+00:00 April 12th, 2018|A. Law and OT History, B. Worship|

Fifth Annual Passover Seder – JLD

With visitors who drove more than five hours to attend, and members that have been in the faith over five decades, Messiah Echad was blessed to enter our fifth year observing God’s Feasts and Festivals. Our order of service began by mentioning the unblemished lamb from Exodus 12:5, which became Yeshua (Jesus) later in the Bible. The second Passover theme is removal of leaven from our homes but also pride, puffiness, or sin from our lives. The third theme is when a non-Jewish visitor or stranger wants observe the Passover, God commands us to permit them. Peradventure, maybe even encourage. Passover is a witness, a testimony to the community, and proof that God answers prayer. Lastly, we observed communion with bread and wine, then anticipated Elijah’s coming. Chag Semach, Happy Passover, and may your Feast of Unleavened Bread be easy.

2018-04-04T09:19:45+00:00 April 4th, 2018|A. Law and OT History, B. Judaism|

The Applicability and Power Of God – JLD

Are you ready to no longer be a slave to fear? If you claim to be a Child of God, the arms of the Father will free you, liberate you, and surround you. And if you claim your sonship rights, every chain by which the world holds you, will be broken. There is power in the name of Yeshua (Jesus). After praise and worship that brought everyone to tears, Rabbi Jonathan summarized Tzav, Command, Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36. How is this parsha profitable for doctrine, reproof, and correction? Return things better than you received them, seize the day, and exercise patience! In the praise reports, Mark was miraculously healed of stage four cancer (yes really!), and we prayed against curses, after which Brother Adam gave a testimony that defines hate, but also highlighted the power of love and forgiveness. The slides are https://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/24-Mar-2018-Slides.pdf . See you for Passover!

2018-03-27T10:10:27+00:00 March 27th, 2018|A. Law and OT History, B. Non Religious|

Sacrifices and Loving The Bully – JLD

Oh how sweet is the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I was once lost but now am found; I was blind but now I see, so clearly! Hallelujah for the grace that falls down like rain on those who believe. And despite what occurs in life, trial or tribulation, may we remember there is no fear in love. Brother Chris opened Vayikra, And He Called, Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26. The Burnt, Grain, Peace, Sin, and Guilt Offerings satisfied the payment required in the Korban Principle (Sin, Confession, Sacrifice, Redemption), and Yeshua (Jesus) satisfies it now. After praise reports and prayer requests, Rabbi Jonathan spoke about his bike ride (his videos are here), then presented three ways society can love and reform potential murderers. Bring God back into our schools, be kind, and be honest. The referenced editorial is linked, the parsha slides are https://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/17-May-2018-P-Slides.pdf, and main message slides are https://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/17-Mar-2018-T-Slides.pdf.

2018-03-20T17:44:58+00:00 March 20th, 2018|A. Law and OT History, B. Non Religious|

Pure, Consecrated, Brave Like Esther – JLD

Sorrows like sea billows will roll in our lives, but through the finished work of Messiah, we can find hope, and declare that it is well in our souls. And worthy is the Son of God, to receive our praise. You are awesome, and the Lord of Glory; we invite You to fill EVERY place in our lives. After some spirit led praise and worship, Brother Adam brought for the Torah Portion Tetzaveh, You Shall Command, Exodus 27:20 – 30:10. The section starts off talking about the olive oil for the menorah and finishes with the consecration of the priests for their service. God will dwell among the descendants of Israel, to which you should be part, and just as the olive oil should be pure and set apart, so should we. Praise reports and prayer requests were powerful, after which we excitedly read through the book of Esther. Purim Semeach! The slides are https://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/24-Feb-2018-Slides.pdf

2018-02-28T09:24:24+00:00 February 27th, 2018|A. Law and OT History, A. Prophets|