Congregation Beth Messiah
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Proclaiming Yeshua is the Messiah!
Baruch ata Adonai Elohenu, Melekh ha'olam, shehekianu, v'kimanu, v'higianu lazman hazeh.
Blessed art Thou, oh Lrd- our G-d, King of the Universe, Who has kept us alive, and has preserved us, and enabled us to reach this season.
Messianic Judaism has actually been around for approximately two thousand years. In the last 1,600 years, it has been a well-kept secret; however, the L-rd is changing that. Since 1967 (a prophetic year according to Luke 21:24 and Romans 11:25-26), over 400+ messianic congregations have been established worldwide.
Messianic Judaism provides a biblical pattern for Jewish people to follow. It encourages them to serve their Messiah Yeshua and maintain family traditions of Passover, Rosh HaShannah, Yom Kippur, Shabbat, circumcision, among others.
A messianic congregation is comprised of Jewish and non-Jewish people who enjoy this expression of life in the Messiah. Gentile members have a desire to experience the Jewish roots of their faith, and they have a heart-felt burden to reach the lost sheep of Israel with the good news of Yeshua (Jesus) their King.
Richard and Patsy Freeman moved back to their hometown of Houston in 1980 with a word from the L-rd to start Beth Messiah so that the Jewish people could hear the good news of Messiah within its original framework, and where these same Jewish people could maintain their scriptural traditions after accepting Yeshua. The fellowship actually began in their living room on Feb. 26, 1982.
Michael and Patricia Bryan joined Beth Messiah in 1983 and Michael served as an Elder in the congregation from 1985 to 1996. Beth Messiah sent them out in 1996 to serve in a larger messianic ministry in the Gaithersburg, Maryland area.
Ron and Dolly Aaronson joined the congregation in 1992 and have "come along side" of Richard and Patsy. Richard and Ron are currently serving as Messianic Rabbis in the congregation.
PLANNING for a building of our own
Groundbreaking-- July 10, 2005 10:00 A.M.
Cornerstone-- February 17, 2007
TORAH PROCESSION, August 4, 2007 The "Cloud" moved, and we walked, danced, shouted, and sang! Words cannot express our joy!