Good News for the Assembly of Bet Yeshurun No.124 / November 21, 2009
Calendar of Events
Nov. 17 Day One of the Ninth Moon (Month) Started 5:08 pm
Nov. 20 1st Century Church Governance Study Started 8:00 pm
Nov. 21 Praise & Worship, Teaching & Fellowship Starts 1:00 pm
Nov. 27 1st Century Church Governance Study Starts 8:00 pm
Nov. 28 Praise & Worship, Teaching & Fellowship Starts 1:00 pm
Dec. 4 1st Century Church Governance Study Starts 8:00 pm
Dec. 5 Praise & Worship, Teaching & Fellowship Starts 1:00 pm
Dec. 11 1st Century Church Governance Study Starts 8:00 pm
Dec. 12 Praise & Worship, Teaching & Fellowship Starts 1:00 pm
Dec. 17 Day One of the Tenth Moon (Month) Starts 5:01 pm
Dec. 18 Torah Study Session – Prov. 13 Starts 8:00 pm
Dec. 19 Praise & Worship, Teaching & Fellowship Starts 1:00 pm
Dec. 25 Torah Study Session – Prov.
14 Starts 8:00 pm
Dec. 26 Praise & Worship, Teaching & Fellowship Starts 1:00 pm
Genesis 23, 1 to 28, 9
1 Kings 1, 1 – 31
Malachi 1, 1 to 2, 7
Matthew 1, 1 – 17
Matthew Chapters 8 through 12
Luke 17, 26 - 37
Romans 4, 13 – 25; 9, 1 – 13
1 Corinthians 15, 50 - 57
2 Timothy 2, 15
Paul on Isaac: Romans
9, 6 – 11
Paul on Isaac versus Ishmael: Galatians 4, 21 – 31
On YHVH making promises to Abraham: Hebrews 6, 13 – 20
On Sarah’s & Abraham’s Faith: Hebrews 11, 11 – 19; James 2, 14 – 24
On the ungodiness of
“Behold, I will send my messenger. He shall prepare the way before me. The Lord, who you seek, shall suddenly come to His temple, even the messenger of the covenant, who you delight in. Behold, He shall come, says YHVH of hosts. But who may abide the day of His coming? Who shall stand when He appears? For, He is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap. He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver. He shall purify the sons of Levi and purge them as gold and silver that they may offer unto YHVH an offering in righteousness.” (Malachi 3, 1 - 3)
describes Yahshua’s display of authority upon entering
knows we fall short of the ideals we profess and that we aren’t perfect.
His righteous judgment in the
Yahshua taught every day (Luke 19, 47). He will teach us every day if we cleanse our temple and become an attentive student. His textbook, the Bible, has lessons on hundreds of topics. His teaching style is warm with many parables and Hebrew stories. Yahshua invites us daily to learn through His Word. Thank Yah for sending others to pass along His messages. Thank those teachers, too.
“Yahshua, my teacher, I am humbled and blessed from the wisdom you give to those who seek the truth.”
Adapted from an article by James McKarns
Ask Your Questions
“Then came to him certain of the Sadducees, who deny that there is any Resurrection; and they asked him…” (Luke 20, 27)
The question about Resurrection was based upon the Scriptural law of Levirate Marriage (Deut. 25, 5–10). The question was posed in a manner that ridiculed the idea of Resurrection. Yahshua answered the question, which was designed to entrap Him, with patience and grace. While He rejected the Sadducees’ naïve understanding of Resurrection, He proved it based upon written Torah the Sadducees accepted (Luke 20, 37–39).
It is a mistake to think that asking questions of YHVH opposes faith. He doesn’t want true Believers to just accept every thing from religious traditions and doctrines to the events that occur in our life as being according to Yah’s will for us. Good questions cn lead to deeper faith.
A necessary step to greater trust might be to ask, “Why me YHVH?” Other good questions include, “What are you asking of me Yah?” “I’m entangled in a mess. Yahshua where are you in all this?”
“Heavenly Father, can my questions really deepen my faith and bring me closer to you?”
An Example of Tolerance
In the story of the cleansing of ten lepers (Luke 17, 11 – 19), Yahshua teaches us how to treat strangers. He wasn’t concerned about their personal history when they asked Him to heal their disease. He satisfies their request, tells them to go to the priest, and sends them off.
He does care about the stranger who returns to give thanks for his cure. Yahshua commends him for his faith.
We don’t know what stirs in the heart of a person covered with sickness, or a homeless, foul smelling vagrant on a street corner. We do know that too much bias, false judgment, prejudice and intolerance exists in our world.
Are we truly open to people who are different from us? Can we receive them without judging like Yahshua accepted the ten lepers? He was a loving presence to them. We are called to do the same.
“Honesty is the first chapter in the
book of wisdom.” Thomas Jefferson
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Thoughts for Meditation
“I never did anything
by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident. They
came by work.” -
Thomas A. Edison
“Death is not the final step. It is the final awakening.” Sir Walter Scott
“Evil talk kills three people: the speaker, the listener, and the one
who is spoken of.” Israelite
“The first duty of love is to listen.” Paul Tillich
“Intercessory prayer is defined as loving our neighbor on our knees.” C. Brent