Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship
October 6, 2006
to all. “The grace of the Adonai Yeshua
HaMeshiach, and the love of Elohim, and the fellowship of the Ruach
HaKodesh, be with you all.”
Have a good day in His
the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, "Speak to the children of Israel,
saying:' The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of
Tabernacles for seven days to the LORD. On the first day there shall be a
holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it.
For seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to the
LORD. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation, and you shall
offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. It is a sacred assembly, and
you shall do no customary work on it. [Leviticus 23:33-36 NKJV]
is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the
things which are written in it; for the time is near. [Rev
behold, I am coming quickly. Blessed
is he who heeds the words of the prophecy of this book. [Rev
HaBah B’Shem Adonai.
is He Who comes in the Name of the L-rd
. [Matthew 23:29]
pray that all is well with you all. G-d
is so good. He is blessing us
all the time.
have found that we are what we eat. So feast on the Tree of
Life. Be filled with Light and Life. Read the Word.
News and Prayer Request from Moscow Russia:
Our vision is to see Russian Jews gathered
together in vibrant Messianic congregations being a light to the nations.
week I led a Bible study in English, my first one in Russia. Three
people from my English club came, 2 of whom are not believers (one Jewish
and one not). Dodi, my Persian cat, also sat and attentively listened
to the study but didn’t say much. They all really enjoyed the study
and hope to come back next week. Please pray for them to come back
and for God to send others who are seeking Him. Also pray that God
would continue to give me wisdom as I plan for these Bible studies. May
His Word change lives.
English club on Sunday night went very well. Olga did a great job
teaching on Yom Kippur, considering that she had never celebrated the
holiday herself. We once again had 10 participants-but not all the
same people as the week before. We did have one new person come,
which was encouraging. Please continue for God to bless this outreach
and give me opportunities to get to know our club members better.
weather has transitioned from a warm and sunny Indian Summer to REAL Fall.
In Moscow the heating system is controlled by the municipality so
individuals do not have any control over when the heat is turned on and off
and what the temperature is set at. I was very excited to discover
the other day that the heat in my apartment has now been turned on and my
apartment is nice and warm.
am continuing to study Hebrew one evening a week and am starting to build
some relationships with the other class members. Please pray that I
will be able to find creative ways to get to know some of them.
Wed, night, my friend and co-worker, Jenni came over for dinner. We
had not seen each other for a long time since we had both been in the
States but in different cities so it was great to have some time to catch
up with each other’s lives. We want to meet weekly for prayer and
accountability but are having a hard time finding a time that works for
both of us. Please pray that we would find a good time for us both
and that we would be able to start meeting soon.
continue to be made for the Feast of Tabernacles celebration that we are
going to have next Saturday, Oct. 14th. I met again with
my co-organizers this week and we solidified things. Now comes the
task of calling and inviting people to come. Please pray that our
hall will be filled with Jews who are seeking Him and believers who have a
heart for the Lord and His Chosen People. Please continue to pray for
all of us who are planning this event.
week my dad is on a bus tour of New England with his friend Hazel. Please
pray that they will have a safe trip and enjoy the beauty and sites in the
places that they will visit. Pray that this trip would bring both of
them closer to the Lord and each other.
(Oct. 6th) is the beginning of the Jewish Holiday, Sukkot,
the Feast of Tabernacles. This holiday lasts for 8 days and is a time
of joy and celebration. Traditionally it has been a time to praise
God for the harvest that has been gathered in. In modern times Jews
build sukkas (booths) on their balconies or in their yards and decorate
them with fruit and then eat their meals in there for the duration of the
holiday. Some religious Jews even sleep in their sukka. I have
not seen any sukkas in Moscow except on synagogue properties. This is
the only Old Testament holiday that the Bible promises that Gentiles will
also celebrate one day. Many Christians come to Israel every year for
a gala celebration of the Feast in Jerusalem. As Jews around the
world gather in synagogue and then in their sukkas and praise God for His
care and provision for them please pray that they would come to understand
that God has also provided for their spiritual needs through their Messiah.
Pray that during this harvest feast we will see a great harvest of
Jewish souls coming into the kingdom.
Sunday our English club will be learning about and celebrating Sukkot (what
else) and Olga will be teaching again. Please pray that God will give
her wisdom as she teaches and pray that our club members will see Jesus’
light in us as we spend time with them.
So beginning with the 15th day of the
7th month, after you have gathered the crops of the land,
celebrate the festival (the Feast of Tabernacles) to the Lord for seven days.
Leviticus 23: 39a
Hag Sameah. (Happy Holiday, in Hebrew)
news from Shalom Ministries:
Build and Decorate the Sukka: Sunday, October 8, from 2:00 to
4:00 p.m. Bring fruits of the harvest and foliage to decorate the sukka
(especially willow branches), and also bring some food to share (nothing
non-kosher please - call if you need to know more), and a desire to be happy
and draw closer to the God Who Dwells Among Us on the joyous holiday of
Tabernacles! Also, Rabbi Loren needs a couple more men to help move the
Sukka from his house at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Please contact him if you can
Help Moving: Helen Murphy needs help moving downtown. If you can help,
call her at 313-549-7275.
Messianic Family Enrichment Seminar:
Pastor John Denson will be conducting a Messianic Family Enrichment Seminar
titled, Building Strong Families at Calvary Baptist Church in Hazel
Park. The seminar begins Sunday, October 22 and concludes Monday, October 23.
Pastor Denson will bring the message at the Sunday morning service at Calvary
Baptist, which will be followed by lunch at the church. The seminar will take
place after lunch from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The seminar will conclude Monday
evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For more information, call the office of
Shalom Ministry at 248-545-8800 extension 28.
Answers In Genesis will be giving a
Creationism seminar Sunday and Monday October 8-9 at Grace Calvary Church,
1425 Giddings in Pontiac. Call 248-623-6030 for more info or go to
News from Kol Dodi:
Bring your decorations, fruit, some twine, duck
tape, letters (Hebrew, English), colorful designs, etc. to help build
& decorate the Sukkah this Shabbat after Service (Oct. 7 - Kol
Dodi meets at Calvary Baptist, 101 Bowling Ave., Nashville 37205).
Let's make it the best one ever, & have the most fun ever! Mike U.
is overseeing, and bringing lots of authentic bamboo! Those who wish to
can go Bowling (see Paula B.) after we finish & say the
blessing together in the Sukkah!
P.S. If we're hungry for God - for
His Word & worship ("man shall not live by bread alone"
-Dt.8:3; Mt.4;4) - let's show respect and be on time for Service at 11am (see
Nehemiah 8:5-6; Ps.138:2); better yet - let's come early and
minister to new-comers or help where needed.
This Sunday I'll be sharing at a Feast
of Tabernacles Gathering at Eagles Landing in Joelton, at 10am.
The showing of the film "Ushpizin" will follow w/
discussion after. Take I-24 - exit 31 - left on S. 249 - left on 41A
South (Clarksville Hwy) - go 2.4 miles -on right.
Beginning October 21, we will hold Saturday
evening Services at 6pm (same location). This also begins the
new annual cycle of Torah readings, so we will start w/ Beresheet
(Genesis) chapters 1-6.
News from Beth El Shaddai:
side note - our congregation is camping out beginning Friday night
(officially - some are starting tomorrow night) thru the next Saturday night.
Everyone is sooo excited at all that is going on.
News from Nashville Tabernacles (Rebecca Asay Sterling)
all your brethren from all the nations to My holy mountain" (Isaiah
ready to worship the LORD with all your heart. The Feast of
Tabernacles, God's appointed Feast, is nearly upon us.
celebrate at Eagle's Landing in
birds may set up their tents and RVs in the afternoon
pm International Potluck Meal & Sukkah Decorating
pm Praise & Worship, Speaker-Pastor Don Finto
Praise, Worship & Special Speaker
Open Worship - meet your neighbors, volleyball, croquette, badminton
Israeli Dance Workshop
Praise & Worship, Pastor Scott MacLeod
Hispanic Evening & Healing Worship Service -
Andres Hernandez from Costa Rica
African Evening & Worship Service -
Ogugua from Nigeria
Praise & Worship—Speaker –Pastor Jerry Bryant
Simchat Torah Service, flag processional, prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem
registration form is included below that can be printed out and mailed in.
Also attached is a 1-page flier that can be duplicated and distributed to
others. Feel free to forward this email to those who would be interested.
Please help us to “get the word out!” For more complete information
(including contact information) or to register online, visit our website:
Member Purim Celebrations
out the below SBMF ministries for details of their Services.
Members Ministries, Congregations and Worship Service Information
Avraham Messianic Congregation
Christian - Jewish Unity
Riverside County area of
Eternal Life Style Ministries
Avraham Messianic Fellowship
Side of Central Nashville, TN.
Institute Of Jewish Studies
A Ministry Of
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members have not yet requested us to post links to their web sites.
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posted and linked, please contact us at the SBMF.
L-rd bless you, and watch over you; The L-rd make His face
shine on you, And be gracious to you; The L-rd lift up His
countenance on you, And give you peace. [NASU Numbers
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