Sunday, February 27, 2005

G-d is so Awesome!

Saturday Night was Awesome!

G-d was present in a powerful way. One of the Teens heard His prompting and responded. What a Blessing! We have fantastic teens and young adults!

His Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Breath) breathed on those attending in a real, powerful way.

What a fantastic night
We had great visitors.

Kevin brought us in the the Holy Ones Presence in praise and Worship.

The Beit Midrash (House of study portion) was flowing and many took part in discussing the Parashot (readings) for the week.

Many came forward for prayer, healing and anointing. Praise Adonai!

I'm not sure it gets in better than this, until Messiah breaks the Eastern Sky!

Baruch BeShem Yeshua - Blessings in the name of Yeshua (Jesus)!

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Tallit & Scarves


Ever wonder why Jews & Messianic Jews wear Tallits (prayer shawls) in Synagogue?

What about Messianic Gentiles & Chrisitans, should they wear a Tallit?

What about women & scarves?

We just finished an article on subject, see if you agree: Use of scarf & Tallit in a Messianic Congregation

Blessings in Messiahs name!

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Our Torah has Arrived - Praise Adonai


Our Torah has Arrived - Praise Adonai!

Make sure to come March 4th for the dedication.

Picture at Our Torah has arrived

Blessings in Messiahs name!

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Torah is on the way!

Our Congregational Torah has left Tel Aviv and is on it's way to us. We expect His (TheTorah's) arrival early next week.

We will unveil the Torah at the 2nd anniversay celebration.

Baruch BeShem Adonai

Tribulation - Change in Jobs


It's interesting that many today view lack of adversity as a blessing from G-d. But is that correct? Yeshua, the ultimate manifestation of rightousness, said we would have tribulation in this world, and that if they hate you, they hated him first.

Last week I was offered a severence from work. It was clear that if I did not choose to take it, it would only be a matter of time before the choice would not be mine.

Emotions are mixed, honestly any change creates an initial fear. Then we remember that nothing is allowed to happen to us that we cannot bear.

Others in the Congregation are in similiar situation. While I cannot "fix-it", I can understand as we walk through this challenge together.

Remember - "He who is in us, is greater then he who is in the world"

Baruch BeShem Adonai

Monday, February 07, 2005

Messianic Passover


Interested in a Messianic Passover? Want to know the origins of the L-rd's supper? Then come visit us April 30th for our Congregational Guest Passover.

For details goto House of the Messiah


Purim Celebration


A special Purim celebration isscheduled for March 25th at 8pm. Come hear the story of Esther told in an interative and lively presentation.

For mor info: House of the Messiah


Special 2nd Anniversary Celebration


We are having a special celebration of the Congregations 2nd anniversay March 4th. The event will include live worship music, a special teaching, and a great Oneg - delight! (special food, anniversay cake, etc.)

Try to attend if your in the Atlanta Area. House of the Messiah


Friday, February 04, 2005

Messianic - a tension from living in two worlds


Life for a Messianic Believer involves an added tension, or dynamic not experienced inthe traditional Church or Synagogue.

Dr. David Stern points this out very well in his classic work - Messianic Jewish Manifesto.

To most in the Church and traditional Judiasm, one is either a Christian/Messianic, or a Jew, never both. This comes from a common misunderstanding of the meaning of Chrisitan and Jew.

The world is divided into distinct spheres: Jew or Gentile, Believer or non-Believer. thus 4 possibilities emerge:
1. Gentile Believer - This is a Christian Gentile (also Messianic, see below)
2. Gentile non-believer - This is a non-Christian Gentile
3. Jewish Believer - This is a Messianic Jew
4. Jewish non-believer - This is a non-Messianic Jew.

So -
What is a Messianic Jew - (not to be dogmatic but the best definition seems to be) - a person of Jewish descent who has accepted Yeshua as Messiah and lives a substantially Jewish Lifestyle.

What then is a Messianic Gentile? I suggest the following definition: a person of non-Jewish descent who has accepted Yeshua as Messiah, desires to be identified with the seed of Abraham (the Jewish people) and lives a substantially Jewish Lifestyle.

Note:I prefer to use the term Messianic vs. Messianic Gentile since there is only one body in Messiah. A person accepting Messiah is a spiritual descedant of Abraham and no longer a Gentile in my mind, but part of the commonwealth of Israel. This does not make the person Jewish, but does make them fully part of the family.

For more details on Messianic Beliefs go to House of the Messiah

Baruch BeShem Adonai Yeshua - Blessings in the name of L-rd Yeshua.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

New Definition in the Glossary


Just added new definitions to the Glossary, both (e)lul-(f)our Questions & (G)-d - (i)yar. Fun reading!

Glossary of terms Elul-Four Questions

Glossary of terms G-d - Iyar


Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Death of the rightous for atonement - a very Jewish concept.


Many who were raised Jewish, or have considerable interaction with our Jewish Brothers & Sisters, know one common point of disagreement if whether the death of a "Rightous Man" can atone for others sin.

Michael Brown, in his excellent series on "Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus" Volume 2 addresses this in a very deep meaningful way.

He shows from the Talmud & Torah how this concept of the just dying for the unjust is a very Jewish concept. Citing many examples. The most compelling is the bindings of Issac providing atonement. Since we know Issac did not die, the Rabbi's say he spilled 1/4 of his blood to redeem the Hebrew people.

I don't know about you, but this analogy fits perfectly for Adonai taking the perfectly righteous Messiah and using His shed blood, atoning for all who repent and accept it by faith.

Hope to post a paper on thins soon. If interested in geeting your oown opy of "Answering Jewish bjections to Jesus", go to
House of the Messiah to order.


Jewish / Messianic Greetings & Expressions just uploaded


Thanks for everyones Prayers, I seem to be getting better & stronger.

Just uploaded a section on Jewish / Messianic Greetings & Expressions, good reading. Take a look, and you'll underrstand phrases like: Gut Shabbes. The link is

Jewish & Messianic lifestyle & greetings