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Free Will, Missions, and Visions – JLD

At the sound, of Your great Name, the lost are saved, the condemned feel no shame, and the enemy, has to leave. Worthy is the Lamb that was slain for us; You are high and lifted up! Brandon brought forth Torah Portion Re’eh, See or Behold, Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17. I (God) is setting before you a blessing and a curse; a blessing if you obey the commandments, and a curse if you disobey. And please do not use your free will choice to do whatever you want. Technical difficulties prevented the praise reports and prayers from making the recording, but they included natural springs in our backyards and prayer against suicide. Then Rabbi Jonathan delivered a passionate teaching on the Mission and Vision of Messiah Echad. We exist to serve Christian, Jewish, and Non-Religious Believers, by showing them how to love God, their neighbor, and Messiah, around the world. The slides are uploaded (https://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/11-Aug-2018-Slides.pdf) and make sure to check out Susan Heagy at https://www.ahi-il.org/, if you can.

2018-08-14T09:09:49+00:00 August 14th, 2018|A. Law and OT History, B. Congregation|

Because We Obey God and His Word – JLD

You alone are worthy; we lift our voice, and sing, to You, our King. We also pray for the day when the glory of the Lord, will fill every place we inhabit. As we welcomed Rabbi Jonathan back from the BX3 Ride in New York, we dug into Ekev, Because, Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25. Because we listen to the rules and keep the commandments, God loves us, blesses us, multiplies us, and even drives away hornets! Just never forget it is God who provides the blessings, and can take them away. Lastly, God requires Israel, both native Jews and grafted in Christians, to love God and keep His commandments. Are you doing both? Praise reports included savings lives, and we prayed for medical miracles, before Rabbi Jonathan came back to deliver a powerful sermon. In every decision, seek to acknowledge God and do His will. Finally, no matter how blissful things are, expect tribulation in this broken world. Video from Rabbi’s ride is at https://youtu.be/-Z2Ewo47yvE and slides from the message are https://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/04-Aug-2018-Slides.pdf

2018-08-08T11:22:46+00:00 August 8th, 2018|A. Law and OT History, B. Judaism, B. Non Religious|

Teach Your Children, Budgeting, and Investing – JLD

Lord, take me past the outer courts, to the holy place. I want to see Your Face in the Holy of Holies, which I can enter, by the blood of the Lamb. And may we have more love, more power, more of You, in our lives. From the torah, Adam covered Va’etchanan, I pleaded, Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11. Israel questioned Moses and God, but they were reminded no other nation heard the voice of God, as they had. Israel was also reminded of the Ten Commandments, just as we need to be, today. Praise reports included birth to great grandchildren and nieces giving their lives to God, then we prayed for our homes, and favor. Lastly, Mel delivered an excellent message on tithing, budgeting, and investing. If you want your marriage to flourish, debt to decrease, and life to improve, listen to this sermon! The slides are https://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/28-July-2018-Slides.pdf. And though Rabbi Jonathan was out, you can catch the two minute video of his ride at https://youtu.be/-Z2Ewo47yvE.

2018-08-05T14:30:22+00:00 July 28th, 2018|A. Law and OT History, B. Congregation, B. Family|

Devarim, Words, and Shabbat Observance – JLD

Brother Chris did an excellent job opening up Devarim or Words, Deuteronomy 1:1 – 3:22. There is a lot of summarizing and retelling in this book, but one point that should not be missed is the power of our words. When we murmur or complain against God, we do not invoke the blessings. Then when you find yourself in a wilderness of sorts, know that God is with you, and will provide for the meek. And when you come up against an enemy or giant obstacle, remember it is the Lord your God who fights for you. Tristen (age 5) forwarded a praise report of found swimming googles, and we prayed for PTSD struggles, then Rabbi Jonathan taught about Shabbat observance. The message kicked of by discussing the Love Georgetown Event (https://www.lovegeorgetown.org), which just so happens to be on a Saturday. What qualifies as work, and what are we prohibited from doing, on the Seventh Day? Listen and learn. Torah portion slides are https://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/21-July-2018-Parsha.pdf and main message slides are https://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/21-July-2018-Sermon.pdf.

2018-07-25T09:53:34+00:00 July 25th, 2018|A. Law and OT History, B. Judaism|

Complicit Hearts, Complaining, and Debating – JLD

Lead me to the cross, where Your love poured out. Bring me to my knees; Lord I lay me down. Rid me of myself because I belong to You. Lead me God; I humbly submit to Your empowering will. In the Torah portion, Brother Brandon covered Chukat, Statute, Numbers 19:1 – 22:1. There were many parallels here with Yeshua being a red heifer, and we also see Moses lose his cool. Yet Aaron was punished for Moses’ sin, because Aaron did not speak against it. And may we never complain like Israel did, incessantly. Praise reports included blessings for attending Messiah Echad, then we prayed for our work load, after which Rabbi Jonathan delivered a passionate message connecting the “Prove God Story” from 1 Kings 18:20-39, to a “Does God Answer Prayer” debate in 2018 https://youtu.be/QcsxU5hYhgk. Which person are you from the story? Will you be the one who speaks out against sin and stands up for God? The slides are https://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/23-Jun-2018-Slides.pdf

2018-06-28T08:39:00+00:00 June 28th, 2018|A. Law and OT History, B. Non Religious|

Biblical Leadership and Attack on Masculinity – JLD

Thank you Gynell for assembling a worship team, and leading the congregation in worship. The Spirit burned and moved this weekend; it is an hnor to bear His name, and be His vessels. Brother Christopher covered Korach, Numbers 16:1 – 18:32. There was a showdown in the wilderness; Korah, Abiram, and Dathan challenged Moses’ leadership. An earthquake killed Korah and his followers. Do not be like Korah, and rebel or speak against your leaders. Praise reports were for answered prayers, and we lifted up healing needs. Then instead of a Father’s Day Message, Rabbi Jonathan spoke directly, passionately, about the attack on men and masculinity. The lack of respect for fathers, bosses, leaders, and God needs to be addressed. Take responsibility for your life. Realize things in this life are fragile. Assign blame to the root cause(s). Finally, the video of Rabbi Jonathan debating “Does God Answer Prayer”, has been uploaded https://youtu.be/QcsxU5hYhgk, as well as the slides https://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/16-Jun-2018-Slides.pdf

2018-06-20T14:39:15+00:00 June 20th, 2018|A. Law and OT History, B. Family|

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|