I will call upon Your name, and keep my eyes above the waves. My soul will rest in Your embrace, for I am Yours and You are mine. Beautiful praise and worship Danae! In the torah portion, Pastor Joseph covered Yitro, Jethro, Exodus 18:1 – 20:23, which spoke on the importance of hearing, then doing something with the word we receive. Amen. And in the main message, Rabbi Jonathan spoke on The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Of the 2,500+ gods out there, Messiah Echad worships a God who is not a plural unity, rather He is an all powerful ONE God, as per the Shema in Deuteronomy 6:4. So to help us distinguish between our God and the others, we talked about attributes, characteristics, and natures that are unique to each. The audio is http://messiahechad.org/blog/30-jan-2016-j4m/ and slides are http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/30-Jan-2016-Slides.pdf.
While we lift our East Coast brothers who are experiencing a harsh winter, here in Central Texas, we were blessed with a mild day and some hot word. After the announcements, and beautiful worship, which was partially included in the recording, Rabbi Jonathan spoke on Beshalach “When he let go”, from Exodus 13:17 – 17:16. The Lord is our banner, Yahweh Nissi, and we should picture or remember Him, in front of us, no matter the situation. Then after some amazing praise reports, and heartfelt prayer requests, P. Duane spoke on how we are worthy enough to be God’s hands and feet, and He bought us with a price. The audio is http://messiahechad.org/blog/23-jan-2016-h4m/ and slides are http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/23-Jan-2016-Slides.pdf. Finally, we ordained Duane Smale as an Elder and Associate Pastor. Messiah Echad is growing; see you next week for monthly oneg!