Building a church school in Tomsk.

Do you think that your Church does not do anything to help people around? But can it be that you simply don’t know what your people around the world do? They do a lot, though they are not blessed with money like those who are lucky to live in the States or in Europe.  Do you think GOD Who blessed you did that so you can become a blessing for others?

If we are truly looking to be givers, we always will find that our Church has many social projects. Like that one for example:   A church school in Tomsk (Russia) Do you want to try your heart by giving to those who don’t know you, but need help?

Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you. (Luke 6:38)

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BTYA yearly retreat 2015

We are getting close to our BTYA yearly retreat. This year it will be held on April 3-5.

Mark your calendar !! More information will follow.

Agape Feast

“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. . . And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13.

Friday, Feb 13. at 6:30pm in the BTYA Room

The Young Adults are planning an Agape feast on Friday Feb 13, 2015  at 6:30pm. It will be an evening of worship and fellowship where you can share your testimony over a meal. It is an opportunity to get closer with each other and with our Lord.

Mark your calenders and don’t miss out on this event.

Ski Trip

BTYA are planning a one day ski trip to Wachusett Mountain on Sunday, Feb. 15th, 2015

Leaving from Boston Temple at 7:30AM, expected to return around 6PM.
People should have snow clothes. Equipment can be rented at the mountain.

website: http://www.wachusett.com
Contact if interested: askthepastorboston@gmail.com

A Conversation with God

A Conversation with God that never happaned with  Neale Donald Walsch

 

Studying Torah

A Rabbi was seeking someone to instruct his young son in the wisdom of Torah. He finally found a young man who had a good reputation as a teacher. After interviewing him, the Rabbi was satisfied with his abilities.

“But before I hire you,” the Rabbi said, “I have to ask you one final question: Do you yourself enjoy studying Torah?”

“What difference does it make?” asked the young man. “As long as I sincerely want your son to study and will make every effort to teach him, I should be qualified for the job!”

“You are mistaken!” the Rabbi replied. “A teacher transmits whatever he enjoys. If you enjoy studying Torah, then you will transmit this feeling and my son, too, will enjoy studying. However, if your goal is only that my son should learn and grow up to be a scholar, then all he will learn from you is that he, too, will enjoy when someone else studies!”

Yom HaKippurim

http://melikedesign.com/atonement-day-of-jewishencyclopedia-2014/This coming Shabbat (October 4) will be a very specail Shabbat, it will be Yom Kippur, the day of Atonement. What a special day! Yom Kippur can happen any day of the week, but this year it will be Shabbat.
 
This day or feast as the Jewish people qualify it is the Yom Kippur, but the original name is a plural, “Day of Expiations” Yom haKippurim. This special service was to be performed every year, once a year on the 10th day of the Seventh month of the religious calendar. This month is called today in the Jewish calendar Tishri and became the first month of the year.
 
They start the year with Rosh Hashana and continue on the 10th of the month with Yom Kippur. That means the Hebrew mind is the complete opposite of the Greek or Western mind. in the Western world, we start the new year, with noise and excess of eat and drink. The Hebrew world start their new year, by praying, doing a self examination of the past year, and asking God to inscribe them in His book for a good new year.
 
The day of Expiation is part of this process and the Jewish people start to rejoice for the new year only the day after Yom Kippur, being sure that they received forgiveness for their sins and are agreed by God, and the day after Yom Kippur it is with great joy they start to build the hut for the Tabernacle feast, which is one of the most joyful feast in Israel.

 

Leviticus 16:1-34 has the description of how Yom Kippur should be observed.

The Brith Hachadasha explains that the sanctuary’s ceremonials were images of what happens in heaven. Rabbi Shaul says about the sanctuary services: “They serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things. For when Moses was about to erect the tent, he was instructed by God, saying, ‘See that you make everything according to the pattern that was shown you on the mountain.’ (Hebrews 8:5).

Moses saw the original heavenly sanctuary and all what he built and ordered in the wilderness came from God. In the wilderness and later in Jerusalem there were two main services:
a daily services and a yearly service. Yom Kippur was the yearly service, which occurred only once a year and lasted one day.

Yom Kippur is therefore the great day of atonement, the day of purification, the day of expiation. This purification is done by Yeshua who is our Mashiach and our Cohen Gadol in the heavenly sanctuary.

Yeshua went up to heaven after his resurrection on the year 31 CE, he started his first phase of priestly ministry, and just before coming back, he has to start the second phase of his ministry, the equivalent of the Yom Kippur. If we really believe that we are at the end of time, and Mashiach is at the door, then we can believe we are now on this Yom Kippur officiated by Yeshua HaKohen Hagadol. That is why it is time to come to God with an afflicting spirit, confessing our sins, humbling our hearts.

5775 – Jewish New Year

Rosh HaShanna This week start the new year 5775 (Sepember 25).
According to the Jewish tradiion the creation of the world occurred 5775 years ago, which is very far from the billions of years taught by evolutionists. Indeed the radition of the Jewish people believe that the Bible says the truth and they believe in creation more than in Evolution. Accordng to the Jewish calendar we are close to six housands years, which is according to this raditional worldview the time of the coming of Mashiach.

The Talmud (Rosh Hashana 31a) teaches us that the world will last six housand years and then will start a seventh millennium of rest for the earth before enterng the eternal peace described by the prophet Isaiah: “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in tha twhich I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy, and her people to be a gladness.”

Search the Scriptures

“Search the Scriptures,” was the injunction of the Master. Many have lost much because they have neglected this duty. When we search the word of God, angels are by our side, reflecting bright beams of light upon its sacred pages. The Scriptures appeal to man as having power to choose between right and wrong; they speak to him in warning, in reproof, in entreaty, in encouragement. The mind must be exercised on the solemn truths of God’s word, or it will grow weak. We have the truth brought out in publications, but it is not enough to rely upon other men’s thoughts. We must examine for ourselves, and learn the reasons of our faith by comparing scripture with scripture. Take the Bible, and on your knees plead with God to enlighten your mind. If we would study the Bible diligently and prayerfully every day, we should every day see some beautiful truth in a new, clear, and forcible light.—The Review and Herald, March 4, 1884.

A blessing

 

The Chafetz Chaim once wished to offer a blessing for a lawyer who was very helpful to the Jewish community. This is what he told him: “I cannot bless you to win every case, for justice may be on the side of the party you do not represent. I will therefore bless you that every party that is indeed in the right should hire you as his lawyer”.

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