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Water Pouring Ceremony on Sukkot

The Hebrews have been told: “He who has not seen the rejoicing at the place of the water-drawing has never seen rejoicing in his life.” Did you know that Yeshua (Jesus) declared John 7:37-38 on the seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot)… Continue Reading “Water Pouring Ceremony on Sukkot”

When was messiah born?

Luke 1:5  Note that Zachariah belonged to the priestly division of Abijah.  I Chronicles 24:10 places Abijah as the eighth division in the monthly rotation of priests serving in the Temple.  After the Exile and rebuilding of the Temple, this was changed to a… Continue Reading “When was messiah born?”

Messianic Omer Count

Traditionally between Passover and Pentecost, each week of counting the Omer is dedicated to a spiritual quality to which we aspire. Turning these qualities toward Yah, we see these qualities fully embodied in Him, and a verse for each day of the week relates… Continue Reading “Messianic Omer Count”

The Passover Promise

In today’s Triennial cycle reading Acts 1:10, Yeshua told the disciples to wait for the promise of the Father, the Holy Spirit. This was fulfilled 50 days later at Shavuot. The “Promise of the Father” is a phrase used during the Passover Seder, made… Continue Reading “The Passover Promise”

Pesach Then and Now 2020

Fascinating parallels appear in comparing the first Passover week with Passover 2020, both beginning on a Wednesday evening. Enjoy this chart: PassoverWeekThenAnd2020Chart

4/4/2020 Shabbat Notes from Pastor Jim

Psalm 102 v. 1-5 An anguished prayer for healing from sickness – very appropriate for those suffering from the Covid-19 virus pandemic.  Even if you are not sick, all of us are being hurt by the impact of this global crisis.  Many are in… Continue Reading “4/4/2020 Shabbat Notes from Pastor Jim”

Yom Kippur

The longest and most intense of the Yom Kippur services is called Mussaf. It corresponds to the additional sacrificial offerings that were brought in the days of the Temple (see Numbers 29:7-11). The intensity of Mussaf reaches its most climactic moment at the prayer called the Kedushah, in… Continue Reading “Yom Kippur”

How to tie Tzitzit symbolizing His Name

Numbers 15:37-40 ~ The LORD said . . . “Throughout the generations to come you are to make tassels (‘tzitziot’) on the corners of your garments, with a blue cord on each tzitzit. You will look upon them to remember all the commands of the… Continue Reading “How to tie Tzitzit symbolizing His Name”

1/21/17 – Jubilee

1/21/17 – Looking toward our homecoming:  Leviticus 25:54 says slaves go free in the JUBILEE year (the year of homecoming). A few verses later Leviticus 26:4 says He sends the rains so the earth yields its PRODUCE. And in Exodus 19:13 “When the RAM’S… Continue Reading “1/21/17 – Jubilee”

10/8/16 – 10 Days of Awe

10/8/16 – Like baptism, the offerings summarized at the end of Leviticus 7 are an outward expression of our inward condition. In today’s Psalm 77 (Triennial Cycle) this expression of our human condition and failings is appropriate as we look toward Yom Kippur. And the sense of… Continue Reading “10/8/16 – 10 Days of Awe”