Spirit and Truth
How Bet Yeshurun Worships
Some assemblies host weekly 4-hour Torah midrash sessions. Others may gather participants for hours of dancing, singing and shouting. At Bet Yeshurun worship service there is a blend of these believer gatherings. Our worship service has evolved over time. Since Bet Yeshurun was founded in 2002, we have through careful biblical study and great patience with each other established an outward manifestation of worshipping Elohim during our services.
Of course, worship service is not the only measure of our love for Yahshuah and YHVH Elohim for Yah knows what's truly in our hearts. However, out of the abundance of the heart our mouth sings and our feet dance. We are committed to the glory of the Almighty, expressing His love and uplifting His holy and righteous moral principles (Matt. 5: 17-19), as Torah teaches and the 1st century churches of Elohim exemplified. Let's examine worship service at Bet Yeshurun to verify that it is consistent with the Word's teachings (the Truth) and that it reflects Yahshuah's love (the Spirit) for His disciples (the church).
When does Bet Yeshurun assemble? We come to celebrate sabbaths, new moons feasts and Yah's appointed festivals at the sound of shofars (Num. 10:10). Assembly doors open for worship as Sovereign YHVH commands (Ezk. 46:1) for YAH's Sabbaths and new moon feasts. Based upon our personal convictions we gather for weekly Sabbaths, e.g. traditional and/or lunar. In addition to this, we assemble for HIS monthly new moons as well as for HIS annually appointed holy days in accordance to YHVH's one and only heavenly calendar that is based upon the sun, moon and stars. (Gen. 1:4)
"If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you, and will be in you." (John 14:15-17)
Where does Bet Yeshurun assemble? Yahshuah's ekklesia (G1577) is a congregation that gathers in the spiritual wilderness of this world. As the rock upon which we build (Matt. 16:18) those within our Assembly are lively stones (1 Peter 2:5). The place that we the children of YHVH's Kingdom are to meet and to rest is where HE has placed HIS great name, i.e. YHVH (Neh. 1:9; 1 Kings 8:29). The Holy Spirit has led His dedicated servants of Bet Yeshurun Assembly to place HIS great name YAHUAH into the sanctuary of our building located in Berkley, Michigan.
At this locale, we, Yah's people, meet in fellowship with Yahshuah away from the distractions and disruptions of this world. Nonetheless we duly note that YAH's true temple is within our midst as we gather, rather than within the actual brick and mortar (Eph. 2:20-22). Scripture notes that the spirit of truth resides within all true believers (John 14:17). The hour truly comes, and now is the time for true believers to worship the Father in spirit and truth as the Father seeks such people to be His worshipers (John 4:23-24).
Why does Bet Yeshurun worship in a Hebraic manner? Our assembly worships our Heavenly Father as He scripturally dictated. Many assemblies adhere to man-made rituals and spurn Scriptural mandates such as Sabbath worship and holy days. Yahshuah proclaimed a need to return to Scripturally-based worship (Jn. 4:23-24). In observing Sabbath and holy days as Elohim commands (Lev. 23) we become a sign of Yah's people. We are those who are called to value true worship and who have returned to Yah's ancient paths (Jer. 18:15).
What else is unique about the way Bet Yeshurun assembles? Our interactive Hebraic gathering involves members and visitors (sojourners), who participate if they desire, in Scripture reading and discussions. We all benefit from the Holy Spirit's knowledge, wisdom and discernment, as expressed through Elohim's prophets that may attend our worship services. There is no "single performer" in the Body of Yahshuah (Romans 12:4-8). Therefore, we appreciate all gifts and contributions for we understand that we are all equally important within the Body of Messiah (1 Cor. 12:18-28).
How does Bet Yeshurun assemble? This is presented in a separate study on this website on the "About Us" page. Hallelu Yah and shalom, pastor ObadiYah and Elder Curt
Thoughts for Meditation
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer
When looking at faults, use a mirror, not a telescope. Yazid Ibrahim
Never let mistakes or wrong directions, of which every man falls into many, discourage you. There is precious instruction to be got by finding where we were wrong. Thomas Carlyle
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King
The question is more important than the answer. Albert Einstein
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Martin L. King
A fault, once denied, is twice committed. Thomas Fuller
The bravest sight in all the world is someone fighting against the odds. Franklin Lane
Learn about true and false worship in the book, "Pagan Christianity! Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices" by Frank Viola and George Barna. Discover how many church customs originated. A thought-provoking exploration into the background of how believers worship. A revealing look at non-Christian roots that many take for granted as worship service rooted in the New Testament, but which is rooted more in pagan culture than in scripture.