Letter from Pastor Nick Plummer
Dear Mishpacha (family),
I want to open up this newsletter by personally thanking all those in the community of Beit Tehila for serving during the Fall Feasts. We are officially in the Hebrew year of 5778, celebrating our nineteenth Torah cycle and we finished the feast cycle for 2017. I strongly believe that as we go into the next year we are going to call it “The Year of Opportunity”. In Psalm 127:1 it says, “Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that built it: Except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.”
As we all can reflect on the founding of Beit Tehila Congregation and where we are today, we have to say that our heavenly father has built this house. It is an honor and a privilege for both my wife and I to lead this beautiful community. At this time I see an opportunity for us to build some relationships with the Jewish people and we witnessed this with our guest Eliezer Braun from Samaria, Israel.
I firmly believe that Christians and Jews can build relationships together with the understanding that our motives are not to convert one another. There is so much anti-Semitism in the world that we need to come alongside the Jewish people and tell them we are theirfriends. I am witnessing first-hand how the Jewish people are contacting the Beit Tehila Congregation and want to share with us a message from their heart. We all need to work on our relationships and respect one another. Yeshua is the head and we are the body (Colossians 1:18).
We all have unmet expectations and think that we have it all figured out but we have to trust The LORD in His perfect plan. One of my favorite verses that I love to quote is in Isaiah 55:9 and it says, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” I think a lot of us are going to be surprised in these last days so let’s have anticipation for the move of God in our lives.
In 2 Peter 1:20 it says, “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation.” We all can be assured that we are witnessing the restoration and the regathering of the whole house of Israel.
For over a year now, many of us at Beit Tehila have been listening to various podcasts regarding Israel. Namely, The Land of Israel Network, with podcasts from Rabbis Ari Abramowitz, Jeremy Gimpel, Yishai Fleischer, and many more. Listening to their podcasts has given us a real feeling of connection to the Land and People of Israel. That feeling of connection inspired us to start a podcast of our own. Our goal is to help connect people to Yeshua, the Torah, and the Land of Israel. Hopefully by now you have listened to the podcast. We are calling it, “Discovering the Hebrew Roots with Beit Tehila”. You’ll find that any given episode will have one or more of the following themes:
- Promote and discuss the weekly Torah Portions1. Promote and discuss the weekly Torah Portions
- Promote and discuss the Community of Beit Tehila
- Interview special guests
Promoting the Torah Portions will give listeners a way of receiving context and relevance for the Torah in under 30 mins. Our hope is that listeners will receive insight and revelation, as well as the courage to live what God reveals to them. The Torah is relevant for today!
Promoting the Community of Beit Tehila will help our listeners understand the importance of getting plugged into a strong, biblically based community near them. One of the root causes for false doctrines that can be found within certain corners of the internet is lack of community. People cannot simply watch internet videos and expect to fulfill the call that God has on their life. Being in community with real people is an important part of our walk with God.
Finally, Beit Tehila has always welcomed special guests, who can add value to our community, to come and speak. The podcast interviews provide a way for us to get their message out to our listeners and theirs. I hope you decide to listen to the podcasts. You can help us by liking and sharing them on whatever social media platforms you use. Currently you can find the Podcast on SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher and Feedburner.
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