I’ve always been a little bit uncomfortable when I’ve heard others teach on the story of Avram and Sarai’s (i.e. Abraham & Sarah) journey to Egypt. Specifically I am referring to how Avram is characterized for ‘lying’ to the Egyptians, stating that Sarai is his sister and not his wife. (See Genesis 12). The reason is that Avram is the ‘father of our faith’ and noted for his faith in the ‘Faith Hall of Fame’ of Hebrews 11.
Did you celebrate Passover recently? If so, we have two questions for you that came to mind as we were gathered together for the community Seder we at Coastlands Congregation of Messiah participated in together.
1. Did you celebrate Passover in order to earn your salvation?
2. Did you feel as if you were in bondage while participating in the Seder?
On April 13th, 2016 Nathan Mancuso, Congregational Leader of Coastlands Congregation of Messiah, was invited to participate in a radio interview along with his good friend Stan Randall, the genius behind Torah Puppets, on the Hebrew Nation Morning Show on Hebrew Nation Radio (HNR). The interview took place after the Gather the Scattered 2016 conference hosted by Coastlands with the purpose speaking to how it went. Torah Puppets played an integral role in the conference as they ministered to over 40 children for two days and made their time there memorable.
Colossians 2:16-17 (ESV) “Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.”
Gather the Scattered 2016 will be taking place on April 1st & 2nd, 2016. If you were unable to register and attend we have great news! You can listen in to all the teaching and worship sessions as they happen. Messianic LAMB Radio will be broadcasting the event online which has a global reach. We are excited about being able to share the message of our King’s Word to everyone who desires to hear it.
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Resurrection before death. That’s a silly thought, isn’t it? As silly as it sounds, it is reality based on actual occurrences today. And there’s two sides to it. I know that doesn’t seem to make sense, but please give me a moment to explain.
Anyone who has spent any length of time in church during their lifetime has inevitably heard about the Pharisees. Beyond that, we’ve probably all heard, and repeated, phrases like this; “Don’t be a Pharisee!” or “Quit acting like a Pharisee.” When we hear the term “Pharisee” is your emotional reaction to it one that is positive, or negative? If a poll were to be conducted there is no doubt that it would overwhelmingly show that our view of them is negative. “Of course they were the bad guys!” we instinctively think. “They were just a bunch of hypocrites!” is another claim we take as the gospel truth, and something we each have undoubtedly uttered at least once in our lives.Read More