In working past those jitters, Ofelia took on the torah portion Tzav, Command, from Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36… and she summarized the section very well. This parsha was about temple sacrifices, but Ofelia keenly discovered how it points forward to the ultimate sacrifice found in Hebrews 10:1-18, our Messiah. Then in the main message, our newly ordained Pastor Harry, discussed the original Passover in Egypt, followed by Rabbi Jonathan who explained the New Covenant connection. Especially since we seek to live like Messiah, we should ensure our physical actions mirror the spiritual closeness we have with Him (I John 2:3-6). And since He (Jesus) kept the Passover Seder (Mathew 26:17,19), while conducting His seder in the city, we too should focus on witnessing to “strangers”, who are “like us”, in heart or spirit. Enjoy the recording, http://messiahechad.org/private/28-mar-2015-b4u/, and see you for seder!
It was a joy having Bill summarize Vayikra, And he called, from Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26. Although many purpose to do well, we occasionally sin and mess up. So to miss or sin less, we need to get closer to His Word, and see things through His Eyes, as an archer does with a target and sight. Then in the main message, we discussed membership and our third statement of faith, the Holy Spirit. Some of us enjoy the Spirit in softer manners like water immersion, while others desire the Spirit to work more energetically, as in Gifts of the Spirit. The point is to accept the cleansing power of the Spirit, and embrace the range in which He works. http://messiahechad.org/private/21-march-2015-h2m/ is the audio recording, http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/21-Mar-Slides.pdf are the slides, and our spring mikvah (baptism) was rescheduled to Tuesday 24 March at 06:30pm.