Letter from Pastor Nick Plummer
Dear Mishpacha (Family)
The Season of Summer continues to be an exciting time at Beit Tehila and the excitement continues to unfold in the month of August. I want to personally thank all the volunteers that helped with the Jamie Grace concert because that turned out to be a great evening! I find it interesting that in this year alone, we have had two Dove award winners visit Beit Tehila in Mike Williams (Best comedian 2017) and Jamie Grace (Best new artist 2012).
On July 14th, 15th, and 16th, we were blessed to have Hanoch Young from Israel who will be our tour guide for this years’ “Feast of Tabernacles” trip to The Holy Land. Hanoch Young is a National Religious Jew that believes in the reconciliation between Jews and Christians. I am still amazed at how many Jews from Israel are contacting Beit Tehila because they want to visit us. They are fascinated with the fact of us having The Torah, keeping Shabbat, etc. We are truly witnessing the restoration and the regathering of the whole house of Israel in the days we are living.
On August 20th, we will be having Reuven Prager, of Beged Ivri, from Israel at our Monday night service. His topics include biblical garments, techelet (biblical blue fringe), biblical weddings (anniversaries), Ketoret (incense of the temple), biblical spices, The Holy Half Shekel, etc. We have had Reuven Prager as a guest in the past and I have purchased the biblical tops that I wear on the feast days from him.
On August 24th, we will be having, as our guest, Joshua Aaron, who is an Award winning Messianic Jewish singer and song- writer. This will be a Friday night event and you do not want to miss this great opportunity! I thank The Lord for the opportunity to have these guests and more will be visiting us.
On August 4th for our Shabbat service, we will be having, as our guest speakers, David and Sherry Orcutt. They are health ministers that will be sharing on why the Daniel Fast can bring health and healing to your body. Our Corporate Daniel Fast will be from August 12th (Elul1) to September 1 (Elul 21).
We are doing The Daniel Fast to kick off The Season of Teshuvah (Repent and Return) that starts on August 12th (Elul 1) and ends on September 19th (Tishrei 10) which is The Day of Atonement. I have been involved in the Hebrew Roots of The Christian Faith since the spring of 1995 and never before have I seen such an acceleration of events thet right now. In Hebrews 10:38-39, it says, “Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draws back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.” Let’s move together forward as a community and enjoy the riches of our inheritance in Yeshua.
The Kingdom of God has a calendar and contained within that calendar are seasons that we have to go through. It is extremely important that we keep the feast days along with the weekly Sabbath and in every season we must be obedient. The Season of Teshuvah consists of the month Elul, the sixth month and ten days in Tishrei, the seventh month in the Hebrew calendar (Aug. 12th – Sept. 19th). “Teshuvah” literally means to return and is the word used to describe the concept of repentance. The word “return” (#7725) is the Hebrew word “Shuwb” and it means the following: to turn, call to mind, recover, restore, retrieve. You can find the word “return (shuwb)” in the following verses (Isaiah 44:22, 51:11, 63:17; Hosea 1:11, 3:5, 6:1-3, 14:7, 9; Jeremiah 33:7; Malachi 3:18). The Season of Teshuvah is a time for each man to annually examine his own life. It is a time to restore relationships between men as well as God. The season of Teshuvah will end on The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur).
(Written by Pastor Nick)
08/04/2018 | Av 23
Ekev | “On the Heel Of”
08/11/2018 | Av 30
Re’eh | “See!”
I John 4:1–6
08/18/2018 | Elul 7
Shoftim | “Judges”
John 1:19–27 & I Corinthians 5:9–13
08/25/2018 | Elul 14
Ki Tetse | “When You Go Out”
Matthew 5:27–30 & I Corinthians 5:1–5
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