After re-capping our emulation love of John 14:15, desire to understand His Word from I Peter 1:25, and spiritual rebirth in Deuteronomy 30:20, Rabbi Jonathan closed Vayikra (Leviticus), with “On The Mount” and “In My Statutes”. The key is Leviticus 25:23-24… from the Shemitah, up to the Year of Jubilee, it is about us freely redeeming back, what was never ours. In the main message, our special guest, spoke on the background of Shavuot (Pentecost), the Jewish traditions surrounding this festival, and the Shavuot in Acts 2:1-4, where the Ruach (Spirit) wrote the commandments into our hearts. Then as the story unfolds with Christian and Jews, being children of promise together, oh how great it is to be blessed equally. The audio recording is http://messiahechad.org/private/16-may-2015-t9m/ and slides are online. See you for Shavuot Shabbat!
This past Thursday, Rabbi Jonathan was honored to pray at the Georgetown National Day of Prayer, and Messiah Echad made front-page news with the Williamson County Sun! Oh how The Spirit works… to include how He prophetically worked in Duane for the torah portion summary of Emor “Say” from Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23, during our Shabbat Service. A key take away is how we are all called to be priests, as cross-referenced in Galatians 3:26-29. Finally, Rabbi Jonathan covered our fifth statement of faith; being born again to everlasting life (Deuteronomy 30:20), understanding the Living Word (I Peter 1:25), and demonstrating our love for Him (John 14:15). The audio recording is http://messiahechad.org/private/09-may-2015-s3b/, and please make sure to tell that special someone, Happy Mothers Day. The love our moms have shown us, is truly reminiscent of that which He shows us!