Beit Avodah Messianic Congregation

 House of Worship

Roger Jolly ( Congregation Leader)

Dan Schwartz (elder) in background

Board of Beit Avodah

 

We will be having our next Shabbat Service;
Saturday June 3rd (NOTICE; We have changed our time to 2:00pm this week only!!!)  (Mikvah to follow)
Sunday we will be doing a special Shavuot Service at Beechnut Campground at 11:00am at the Tabernacle.

A’vodah. Work and Worship. As one act.  In some verses the word, Avodah means work, as in to work in the field and to do common labor:

 Exodus 34:21 – “Moses renewing the covenant with God says, “Six days you shall work (avodah),”

 Psalm 104:23- “Then man goes out to his work (avodah), to his labor until evening.”


In other verses, Avodah means worship, as in to worship You, Yahovah.

 Joshua 24:15 – “but as for me and my household, we will serve (avodah) Adonai.”

 Exodus 8:1 – ‘This is what Adonai says: Let my people go, so that they may worship (avodah) me.

 Taken together, Avodah suggests that our work can be a form of worship where we honor Yahovah, and serve our neighbor.



Messianic Congregations;


Messianic congregations are faith communities that stress the Jewish context of the Gospel of Jesus the Messiah. Messianic congregations often employ Jewish forms of worship, use Hebrew in their liturgy and stress the connection of Messiah to the Hebrew Scriptures.


By enlisting as many of the features of the synagogue as are consistent with the Messiah's teaching, Messianic congregations provide a familiar environment for Jewish believers and seekers, many of whom are intimidated, confused, or simply uncomfortable among the trappings of Christian churches.


Messianic Jewish families often turn to Messianic congregations because they help children understand what it means to be a Jewish believer in the Messiah, and help kids feel linked to a faith community larger than their immediate family.


It would be easy for Jewish children to become disconnected from their Jewish heritage in a Christian church. Similarly, many interfaith couples find that a Messianic congregation is the most comfortable home for both spouses, especially when it comes time to raise children.


 Messianic congregations also emphasize the celebration of the Jewish festivals, which often become an event for members of the wider Jewish community who do not know Messiah.


These outreaches allow Jewish believers to talk with their fellow Jews and answer their questions about how a person can believe in Messiah Jesus and still be Jewish.


Connection with Jewish life through their Messianic congregations often eases such concerns.



from Chosen peoples ministry www.chosenpeople.com