Home meetings: The only real hope for the Body of Messiah

In the past few weeks, I have read several very powerful articles each making the point that the only real way for us to reach this new generation is to transition, at least in part, from larger congregational models to home gathering models of worship. The cases were made using both Biblical text and anecdotal evidence, and by the time I finished reading these articles, I was convinced that they were correct. It is true that the only real hope we have of reaching the current generation of seekers as well as the generations that will follow is to focus on home meetings as the primary source of outreach and the community building. However while I agree that the establishment of home meetings

Why it is so important that we see G-D’s back side?

Just imagine if you were the bride at a wedding and the groom went to a private room to discuss the details of the service. The meeting goes a little longer than expected and when the groom returns the bride has married the best man and all of the guests are celebrating in the reception. Think about what would be going through the groom’s mind at that moment when he arrives in the reception hall – the swirl of hurt, anger, and emotional turmoil that he would be experiencing all at once. The groom confronts the bride who responds with the words, “You took longer than we thought you would so I, in fear, decided to marry the best man today. But, don’t worry! We will celebrate tomorrow as if it

Now that G-D has forgiven you, you must forgive yourself

How many times have we heard this statement, especially when someone is speaking to a brand new believer? I know I have heard it one hundred if not thousands of times since I first came to know that Yeshua (Jesus) is the Messiah. Yet, you can search through the entire Bible and you will not find one place where we are told to forgive ourselves. We are told to forgive others in the Tanakh (Old Testament). We read over and over about G-D forgiving His people and we even read about His people forgiving others. But we don’t find a verse that commands us to forgive ourselves. When we look into the Brit Chadashah (New Testament), again we find many examples of instructions and commandments that te

How order opens the door to the out of order

This week, we are celebrating the Passover, a feast that is observed every year to commemorate the deliverance of the Children of Israel from Egypt. As Jewish families, as well as a growing number of non-Jewish believers in Yeshua, gather around their tables, they will eat a traditional meal called a Seder. While enjoying the various foods attributed to the Passover meal, the leader of the Seder will read out of a book called the Haggadah (Hebrew word for “the telling”). This book leads those celebrating through the story of the Passover, making sure that all of the relevant experiences that took place in Egypt so many years ago are covered so that every new generation gets to hear the story

The mystery of the mirrors

Recently, while I was driving downtown in the city where I live, I encountered what has become a new norm for our society. I saw a group of young people standing on the side of the road each holding their phones up in the air while trying to capture the perfect selfie. It was clear by the fact they were all wearing t-shirts with the same logo on the front that they were all together as a group, yet they were not taking group photographs; they were each taking an individual picture. I watched, intrigued by the phenomenon, as they walked a little further up the sidewalk, stood in front of another landmark, stopped as if they were a herd, and then each stretched their arms up once again and sna

The mystery of the golden calf

Two weeks ago the section of the Torah that was read in synagogues around the world included the making of and worshipping of the golden calf. They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. – Exodus 32:8 While we all know that this event was a low point in the history of Israel, what many don’t know is that this same text also includes one of the most amazing demonstrations of G-D’s grace shown in the Bible. The focus is so often placed on the making and worship of the golden calf, the brea

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Brit Ahm Messianic Synagogue exists to be a Messiah-centered, Torah observant community of Believers, both Jewish and non-Jewish. Our goal is to share the entirety of G-D's Word, which consists of the Tanakh and Brit Chadashah, with all peoples of all nations.







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