How does the Messianic form of religious faith differ from mainstream Christian belief? In a true sense, it is a return to a "whole Bible" basis for belief and worship. The New Testament, comprised of just 27 books, was never to be considered as a "replacement" for the Tenach, or Old Testament, nor are the New Testament writings the sole basis of our faith. The New Testament apostles refer to the Old Testament hundreds of times in explaining the basis of belief and doctrine. Nor has the Old Covenant been completely "abolished" in the New Covenant. It is instructive that the word "New" in Biblical Greek means a refreshed, revised, or "better" covenant. (Heb. 7:19, 22; 8:6; 12:24) Just as a butterfly does not represent an abolishing of his former self (the caterpiller), but a transformation, so too the New Covenant represents a transformed and improved form of the Old, firmly based and built upon the same original Biblical principles. (Heb. 7:12) We have more Messianic teaching available...
What is the Messianic view on Biblical Torah (Old Testament law)? We uphold New Testament teaching and "establish the law" (Rom. 3:31), believing that "not one jot or tittle" is removed for the believer (Matt. 5:17-19). However, under the New Covenant there is a transformation of law (Heb. 7:12). Yah's commands represent principles and precepts for us under the New Covenant, which has been called a "preceptive" view of Torah. Read more about God's
law and the New Covenant...
Other Messianic Programs
From time to time we have sponsored various other programs, including Hebrew language classes, Messianic dance classes, field trips, and other special events.
Hebrew Language Classes!
Hebrew language classes for beginners are completed for this cycle and will be scheduled again in the future. You do not need a prior background in the Hebrew language.
Bet Yeshurun sponsors field trips and other special events of interest to Messianic believers. These include special speakers on topics such as the Ark of the Covenant and the garments of the High Priest, congregation trips to see the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit and full-scale replica of the Tabernacle in the Wilderness, and other interesting topics. You will enjoy being a part of our fellowship learning experience! We invite you to join us.
See a sample photographic memory book of some of our exciting events on our "Special Events" picture pages.
Be sure to also visit our congregational newsletter page for weekly announcements, inspirational articles, and information on upcoming special events of interest to all Messianic believers. Our assembly exists to help one another grow in love, faith, and understanding. We invite you to be a part of what Yah is doing in our midst. Yah bless!!!
See our Feasts and Fasts page for upcoming scheduled special worship events.
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