One of my favorite verses in the New Testament is “FOR WE ARE HIS WORKMANSHIP - CREATED IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR GOOD DEEDS WHICH GOD PREPARED BEFOREHAND SO WE MIGHT WALK IN THEM”. If you have ever wondered why you are here on this planet to accomplish...here it is in plain sight! We are created to bless others and to do good works! So let’s do it! It really isn’t hard...it just requires a heart in tune to our Heavenly Father and a desire to obey what He says! The other day me and another pastor were leaving a meeting at a restaurant and as we held the door for a woman walking in we both sensed she was in physical distress. I asked her if she was alright and she told me she had been bitten by a tick. We asked if we could pray for her and she began to cry! The Lord led us to pray against Lyme disease or any infection she might have and that she would be completely healed. Our job is to respond to what we believe He says...His job is to do it!
This Shabbat May 18th at 10:30am we will be welcoming Stewart and Chantal Winograd to Or Chaim! We have known this awesome couple for many years and have followed them as they have ministered in Minsk, Belarus, Israel, and India. They have a powerful work among “the lost sheep of Israel” wherever they can be found, being faithful to the mandate of Romans 1:16, “to the Jew first …”. They recently took a bunch of Holocaust survivors from the former Soviet Union who had never been to Israel to the land which they so wanted to see before they left this earth! They will be sharing about this and so many other things that God is doing so you will not want to miss this service!
FOLLOWING OUR MORNING SERVICE, WE WILL BE HAVING A POT-BLESS ONEG. BRING A DISH TO SHARE AND STAY FOR SOME WONDERFUL FELLOWSHIP!
As we are in the season of the “counting of the Omer”, I want to encourage you to be seeking the Lord for what your part is in the end day harvest. All of us have a calling and destiny to spread His kingdom love in our own unique way and it is at this time we are chosen to be light in a dark world and provide answers to those seeking truth. To facilitate your spiritual growth we offer a Hebrew class at 9am on Shabbat where you learn to read and write Biblical Hebrew in order to better understand the scriptures. Also, at 3pm on Shabbat we have our Torah Club where we study and discuss the portion of the week from the Torah.
"MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO PRESENT YOURSELF BEFORE GOD AS TRIED AND TRUE, AS AN UNASHAMED WORKER CUTTING A STRAIGHT PATH WITH THE WORD OF TRUTH” (2Tim.2:15).
We look forward to seeing you this Shabbat!
Blessings and Shabbat Shalom!
Stewart and Millie