Festivals

Special Reading for First Day of Pesach

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Special Readings for First Day of Pesach Exodus 12:21-51 Haftarah: Joshua 5:2-6:1 Although the prescribed reading starts at Exodus 12:21, we will start at the beginning of the chapter for a more inclusive examination of Pesach and the associated content in this reading. Exodus 12:1 and forward describes the Biblical mandate… Read more »

Tidbits from the Torah Related to Pesach (Passover)

Tidbits from the Torah related to Passover Shalom, There are a couple of questions commonly asked by those who are new to the concept of Passover and the Seder. The two issues I will address today is the Tradition of not eating Rice on Passover, and the Biblical source for the mention of the four… Read more »

Special Chanukkah Reading Numbers 7:1-17

Special Chanukkah Message from Numbers 7:1-17 There is a special portion that is read on the first day of Chanukkah found in Numbers 7:1-17. One might wonder what this passage has to do with Chanukkah after reading about offerings brought to the Tabernacle by the leaders of the 12 tribes. These offerings are identical. To… Read more »

Shavu’ot- The Festival of Weeks

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Shavuot- Festival of Weeks Other names include Yom ha Bikkurim- Festival of The Firstfruits; Hag ha Katzir- Festival of the Harvest; Atzeret- Convocation; Zeman Mattan Torahtenu- Time of the Giving of our Torah. Shavuot is one of the three festivals that entailed a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Shavuot means “weeks.” It refers… Read more »

The Feast of Unleavened Bread in the Bible Commanded; NOT Easter

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue I receive many questions about unleavened bread and the laws concerned with removing it from your homes. Interestingly, I seldom get questions inquiring as to what behaviors may be equated with leaven (sin) as individuals either begin or continue their “wilderness experience” and walk with G-d. Furthermore, since many of our… Read more »

Authenticity of Torah Through the Chanukkah Story

The Authenticity of the Torah through the Chanukkah Story   Tonight we are going to talk about the concept of authenticity as it relates to G-d, the Torah (Bible), and the attitudes of today’s society. I hope this message will give you reason to pause and consider how everything in G-d’s Torah has application in… Read more »

Lighting the Chanukkah Candles with Yahshua in the Menorah

Lighting the Hanukkah Candles and how Yahshua is revealed in the Menorah First night is Echad First night light the Shamash candle, then the first night candle Yahshua came as a servant to minister. The one true G-d is Echad, give Him your attention and devotion. Matt. 20:26; John 13:1-5; Isaiah 53; John 13:14 Second… Read more »

Yom Kippur

Text: Jonah 3: 5-10 Introduction: Yom Kippur is the culmination of the “Ten Days of Awe,” in which we are to conduct a soul search of ourselves and root out any inequity found. We are to make repairs between ourselves, YHVH Elohim, and people around us. Traditionally, on this day rabbis read from that which… Read more »