What We Believe – Communion

Posted by on Feb 22, 2020 in Teachings
What We Believe – Communion

The Statement We should partake of the communal elements of the matzo (unleavened bread) and the fruit of the vine, as instituted by Yeshua HaMashiach at His last Passover Seder; that the elements are symbolic of the L-rd’s death and resurrection. (1 Corinthians 11:23-34) 1 Cor. 11:26, “For as often as you eat this bread […]

What We Believe – Immersion in Water

Posted by on Feb 22, 2020 in Teachings, Video
What We Believe – Immersion in Water

The Statement We participate in Mikvah immersion (water baptism) of believers as commanded by the Scriptures, as an outward sign of an inward salvation experience, and symbolizing the death of the “old” man and the resurrection into newness of life. (Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 6:4) Acts 19:2-6, “[Paul] said to them, “Did you receive the Ruach […]

What We Believe – Resurrection & Everlasting Life

Posted by on Feb 22, 2020 in Teachings, Video
What We Believe – Resurrection & Everlasting Life

The Statement Both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; the saved ones to everlasting life and the lost ones to eternal separation from G-d, the latter being consigned to a state of everlasting punishment (Matthew 25:46) Daniel 12:2, “Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake—some to everlasting life, and […]

What We Believe – Purpose of Israel

Posted by on Feb 22, 2020 in Teachings
What We Believe – Purpose of Israel

The Statement Israel exists as a covenant people through whom G-d continues to accomplish His purposes. In accordance with the New Covenant, Jews and Gentiles who acknowledge Yeshua as Messiah and Redeemer are an elect people and now worship together in the house of G-d (Ephesians 2:2-14; 1 Corinthians 12:13, Hebrews 10:16) God made an […]

What We Believe – Redemption of Mankind

Posted by on Feb 22, 2020 in Teachings
What We Believe – Redemption of Mankind

The Statement The only means to be cleansed from sins is by grace, through faith in the shed sacrificial blood of Yeshua HaMashiach, and that repentance from sin and regeneration by the Holy Spirit (Ruach Hakodesh) is absolutely essential for personal salvation. There is no other Name than that of Yeshua by which all Jews […]

What We Believe – State of Mankind

Posted by on Feb 22, 2020 in Teachings
What We Believe – State of Mankind

From the last 5 sermons, we have seen that the books canonized as Scripture both the Hebrew Scriptures and the Writings of the Apostles have stood the test of time. They have met the requirements of being reliable eyewitness accounts and are attested, accurate, verified and timely. Therefore, what do the Scriptures say about the […]

What we believe – Who is the Ruach?

Posted by on Feb 22, 2020 in Teachings
What we believe – Who is the Ruach?

The first week we asked several questions in closing. One was as follows: “The Hebrew Bible sometimes describes the Holy Spirit as a personal being and not just as an impersonal force. Is the Holy Spirit merely a synonym for God, or does the term describe part of his very nature, his own Spirit?”[i] We’ll […]

God Our Father – Paul Edstein

Posted by on Dec 7, 2019 in Teachings

The Bible describes God in many different ways. His characteristics include: • Self-Existence • Eternality • Sovereignty • Omnipotence • Omniscience • Omnipresence • Holiness • Love • Faithfulness • Goodness • Righteousness • Mercy God also has numerous titles, including, from the Tanach: • Adonai: “Lord, master, owner”. Stresses man’s relationship to God as […]

What We Believe – The Scriptures

Posted by on Nov 15, 2019 in Teachings

For the next several weeks we are going to focus on our fourth doctrinal statement, which could have been our first. We will spend several weeks on this statement, because in many ways it is the foundation of our lives; that is the question, Is the Bible, the word of the living God? The Statement […]

What We Believe – Who is Yeshua?

Posted by on Oct 25, 2019 in Teachings

Last week we asked several questions in closing: The Hebrew Bible states that no one can see God, and yet at times it says that people saw him. Who was it that they saw? The Hebrew Bible speaks of God occasionally manifesting himself on the earth, apparently in human form. Yet, as God, he sits […]

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