BMTH Congregation Shabbat Service
Beit Midrash Tefillah Hallel Congregation
(House Of Study, Prayer and Praise)
"Where there is no vision, the people perish ...but the people who know their G-d will display strength and take action." Proverb 29:18a; Daniel 11:32b
The vision: Beit Midrash Tefillah Hallel is a Messiah-centered community born out of the Two House Hebrew Roots revival restoring the entire commonwealth of Israel. In order to be a light for Yeshua in the community, we endeavor to create a contextually Messianic Hebrew atmosphere where all believers can follow Yeshua as a unified Commonwealth of Israel; where both Jews and Christians may reconnect with the Hebrew Roots of their faith. Together, this reconciled Messianic community made up of the Church and Messianism can witness to G-d's faithfulness toward the people of Israel and toward the nations.
Philosophy of Ministry, Our community belongs to G-d: He formed us, He sustains us and we exist for His glory.
Our community is Messiah-centered:"And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they kept right on teaching and preaching Yeshua as the Messiah." Our goal through every ministry of this congregation is to exalt and lift up Yeshua as the Messiah, the Son of G-d. His Word, as preached and taught from a Hebrew perspective, is the foundation of what we believe.
Our community is family oriented: We believe that the family was instituted by G-d as the basis for passing His heritage and values to the next generation (Deut. 6:7). Together, we form a larger Mishpocha (family) devoted to expressing the love of G-d. Beit Midrash Tefillah Hallel Congregation is a fruit of the Hebrew Roots Revival in the believing community. G-d promised that He would revive the house of Israel in Ezekiel 36:24-27. He did so in the days of the Shlichim (Apostles) of the first century as we read in Acts 21:20. Today, He is once more fulfilling His word by bringing revival to ALL Israel—both Saved Jews and Christians-- as foreseen in Romans 11:25-32.
Our community is contextually Hebrew and we encourage our membership to live a Hebrew lifestyle because: · We are called to be a light for Yeshua first to the Israelite community (Matt. 5:14; Rom. 1:16; Rom. 9:3,4; Rom. 10:1; Matt. 10:6; Rom. 1:10, 1 Cor. 8:20), then to all the world. · G-d has a prophetic destiny for the household of Israel that will be fulfilled in maintaining its G-d given identity (Acts 21:20; Rom. 7:4,5; Acts 25:8; Rom. 3:2).
Our community is called to reflect the one new man reality of Ephesians 2:11-22. Through the redemption of our G-d given ethnic and national identities, we are set free to mutually bless one another and serve G-d in unity through the realization of "Messiah in you, the hope of glory". (John 10:16; John 17:22,23, Eph. 1:18, Col. 1:27). Our congregation under girds and supports the restoration of the Commonwealth of Israel which is made up of both members of the house of Judah—which are called “Jews” today and the house of Ephraim—the descendents of the 10 Northern Tribes of Israel—thought to be lost until the great revival of the last days when Orthodox Jews believe Ephraim’s return is the LAST prophecy to be fulfilled and then Messiah returns for ALL TIME. We believe Ephraim if the made up of members of the Christian Church who are saved by grace through faith in the Lord Yeshua—Jesus the Messiah, and healing the breach between believing Jews and Christian believers in Yeshua is a restoration of the first century of the Church, doing so primarily through humility, prayer and repentance. (Acts 15, Acts 21:17-26, Rom. 11:29, Rom. 11:11-24, 2 Cor. 5:18-29, Eph. 2:11-16) We have been given the ministry of reconciliation. (2 Cor. 5:18)
Beit Midrash Tefillah Hallel Congregation stands as a witness to G-d's loyal love to Israel by raising up a Hebrew remnant and combining it with the wild olives of Ephraim—and together we make up a united Israel—not replacing physical Israel—and not through British Israelism—which we openly reject as false, but through God grafting ALL men into the natural olive tree which is ISRAEL. This demonstration of G-d's covenant-keeping faithfulness is central to His plan to redeem and bless the nations (Ezek. 36:23; Luke 2:32; Rom. 11:12,15).
We are called to be a house of prayer for all the nations. (Isa. 56:7, Matt. 21:13) Accomplishing the Vision (Psalm 127:1; Eph. 2:10; Eph. 4:11-16)
To prepare G-ds people for works of service, so that the body of Messiah may be built up (Eph. 4:12). "from [Messiah] the whole body according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love."
Each individual brings unique gifts and talents to the local Body. We encourage our members to develop and use these G-d given talents to edify the congregation and to foster the Kingdom of G-d .
This service takes place through various ministries:
Shabbat Worship Services: The weekly cycle culminates with the celebration of Shabbat, a day of rest, worship and meditation on G-d's word; a time to refocus and follow Yeshua, the L-RD of Shabbat.
Hebrew Holidays: Our community celebrates Hebrew holidays and the Biblical feasts of Israel , recognizing their historical importance and prophetic significance in pointing to the Messiah and His kingdom.
Lifecycle: In obedience to the Scriptures and in honor of the tradition of our fathers, we observe the various seasons of life through b'rit milah (circumcision), bar and bat mitzvah, weddings under the Chuppah, and other rites.
These are gifts from G-d that help us to implement His ways in our everyday lives.
Education: In seeking the continuance of our spiritual heritage, our priority is to train up our children in the way they should go, from nursery through adulthood. We use teaching material from Simchat Torah Beit Midrash of Denver Colorado and First Fruits Of Zion as well.
Future Goals is to have a Jr. Shabbat program, with bar and bat mitzvah training, youth group, Bible studies and Yeshiva are a few of the ways through which we will realize our vision.
Family Life and Future Plans: Chaverah (friendship) fellowship, family Torah study, men's and women's meetings, marriage seminars, singles' group, and summer camp are ways in which we support family life. Strong families, focused on G-d's way result in strong congregations that render powerful service to the L-RD.
· Jewish Community - We are compelled to bear the light of Yeshua the Messiah to the Jewish people. While maintaining a Hebrew lifestyle as followers of Yeshua, we proclaim His Messiahship to the house of Judah in an attempt to make them jealous for the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob through the living Torah Yeshua the Messiah.
· Christian Community - We KNOW that the Christian community is the long lost tribes of Ephraim which were scattered by G-d for their disobedience following the demise of the kingdom of Solomon. These stubborn Israelites were scattered to the wind and became gentiles through cultural assimilation; When Yeshua came—he came to reunify “David’s Fallen Tent” which was the unified house of Israel—all 12 tribes being together. G-d in His dramatic wisdom—had caused the Ephraimites to become gentiles in an effort to win the entire world to the common faith of Israel. Both Jew and Christian are in need of salvation by grace through faith it is not of works—so no man can boast, but the final piece of prophetic fulfillment in the last days is the reunification of the 12 tribes of Israel which are present in Revelation Chapter 7. We believe that Joseph represents ALL who believe in the One G-d—YHVH and come through the blood of Yeshua Messiah—Jesus Christ who is YHVH--WHO IS GOD! When Christians learn they are covenanted into the natural olive tree—they are set free from the directionless lifestyle that many have known in the body of Messiah. We were always meant to be partners; Psalm 60:7 say that Ephraim—which is the Church today—is G-d’s helmet—the helmet of salvation—and Judah is G-d’s scepter—meaning Jews bring the Torah: Gods Teaching and Instruction and Hebrew Roots to Christianity—and Christianity brings outreach and aggression for soul winning to Judah. The combination results in what Paul called, “Life from the dead” in the book of Romans.