Our Beliefs

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What we believe

We believe that the Scriptures, both the Tanakh (Hebrew Scriptures) and the Brit Chadashah (New Covenant), were fully inspired and are God's complete and final revelation to man until the Messiah returns.

We believe that God is One but has manifested Himself in three separate and distinct Persons. God is a Tri-unity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is the Creator of all things. He is eternally existent, perfect in His judgments, Omnipresent, Omnipotent, and Omniscient, the Sovereign Commander of the universe.

We believe that God the Son took on flesh in the Person of Yeshua (commonly known as Jesus) of Nazareth, the promised Messiah of Israel, Who was conceived by the Spirit of God and born of the Jewish virgin, Miriam (Mary). We believe in His full deity and full humanity, His sinless life, and His sublime miracles as recorded in the Brit Chadashah. We believe that Messiah Yeshua arose from the dead bodily, ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father, making intercession for believers. He will come again in glory at a time known only to the Father.

We believe that the Ruach HaKodesh (The Holy Spirit) possesses all the distinct attributes of deity and personality and that He is active today convicting the world of sin, righteousness, and coming judgment. He calls, seals, and regenerates the believer to live a life of holiness and righteousness. We believe that, at salvation, the Holy Spirit sovereignly imparts at least one spiritual gift to each believer for the purpose of edifying and equipping the community of believers to serve Him.

We believe that man was created in the image of God but that he willingly sinned by disobeying the express command of his Creator. Since that fall, all human beings are born with sinful, corrupted natures and that they therefore sin in thought, word, and deed. Man's nature has been so infected by the fall that he is unable to choose God's provision of redemption in Messiah Yeshua by himself without the express work of the Holy Spirit to convince him to so choose.

We believe that anyone who by faith trusts Messiah Yeshua as Savior and Redeemer is immediately forgiven of sin and becomes a child of God. This salvation is not the result of any human effort or merit but it is the undeserved grace of God. Further, there is no other way of salvation apart from faith in Messiah Yeshua for any person, whether Jewish or Gentile. Messiah Yeshua died as the atonement for man's sin and all who trust in that atonement are declared righteous on the basis of Yeshua’s shed blood alone.

We believe that all those who place their faith in Yeshua are members of the universal body (community) and bride of the Messiah. This body is composed of both Jewish people and Gentiles united in Messiah. These members are under the solemn duty to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

We believe that the purpose of the local congregation is to glorify God through worship, instruction, accountability, discipline, fellowship, and outreach. Its eldership is open to men who fulfill the qualifications for elder as set forth in the Brit Chadashah. The Scriptures encourage the active participation and regular assembly of believers in the local body.

We believe that Israel was created by God and remains His chosen people, distinct within the body of Messiah, called by Him to be a holy nation and a kingdom of priests. The election of Israel is irrevocable. Jewish believers in Yeshua therefore have a unique twofold identity: they are the spiritual remnant of physical Israel and, at the same time, part of the body of Messiah.

We believe that the Abrahamic Covenant is an irrevocable, unconditional covenant God extended through Isaac and Jacob to his descendants, the Jewish people. This covenant provides title to the land of Israel for the Jewish people and promises a descendant, the Messiah, who would someday come to redeem Israel and bless the entire world.

We believe that both Jewish and non-Jewish believers have the freedom in Messiah to maintain any aspects of the Laws of Moses that the Lord leads them to do. Salvation does not, and never has, come from keeping these Laws.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all believers and non-believers. Believers will be resurrected to enjoy eternal life with God. Non-believers will be resurrected to experience eternal suffering and separation from God.

Sisterhood

Coming up this Shabbat at Ben David

December 2 - Message by Doug Friedman:

Title:

“Do Good Jews Who Don't Believe in Jesus Go to Hell?”

This is one of the most popular yet controversial topics that arise during outreach discussions with pre-believing Jewish people. Come and hear how you can be prepared to respond in a wise and effective manner so that you will “always be ready to give an answer to those who ask you for a reason for the hope that dwells within you."

Simchat Torah

October 14 - Simchat Torahtorah
The Joy of the Torah - Morning Service
Concluding the annual Torah reading and beginning anew.
Join us celebrating God's word.

Rosh HaShanah

Wednesday, September 20 - Erev Rosh HaShanah Messianic Service at 7:00pm.rosh
Rosh HaShanah, also known as the Jewish New Year, is called in the Bible, The Feast of Trumpets, or, in Hebrew, Zicharon Teruah, the Day of Memorial of Blowing.
Rosh HaShanan (literally, Head of the Year) occurs on the first day of the Jewish month of Tishrei, this year, on Thursday, September 21.
Please join us for the evening service on Wednesday, September 20, at 7:00pm and celebrate this Biblical Holy Day and its Messianic significance.

Yom Kippur

September 30 - Yom Kippur Messianic Serviceykippur
Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, occurs on the tenth of Tishrei, Saturday, September 30 this year.
Join us for this Messianic Service at 10:30am.

Sukkot

October 7 - Sukkot Service at 10:30am:sukkot
join us for a Sukkot celebration.
- Morning Service and Oneg in the Sukkah.

Sisterhood Event Oct-21

October 21 - Sisterhood Eventtorah
Has the Lord been good to you? Have you experienced His grace and blessings in your life? Psalm 105:1-3 Instructs us to:
“Give thanks to the Lord! Proclaim His Name; Make known His deeds among the people. Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; Talk of all His wondrous works. Glory in His Holy Name; Let the hearts of those rejoice who see the Lord.”
If you answered “yes” to the questions above, then we hope that you will join us as we gather to say Toda Adonai in worship and fellowship. Let us proclaim His great Name and declare His wondrous works in our lives.
Join us after the morning service at 12:30pm for a giving thanks luncheon. Lunch donation: $5.

Hanukkah Celebration

December 16 - Hanukkah Celebration at 4:00pm
Come, celebrate Hanukkah with us.
- Menorah Lighhting
- Dancing
- Children’s Activities
- Dreidel Playing
- Traditional Foods
- Latkes & Sufganiyot

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no morning service.

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