Part 1 - Torchbearer

Proverbs 4:18; Isaiah 43:19; John 15:2; 1 Chronicles 6:31-32; 23:5; 28:11-12

Rabbi Michael Vowell

You may have heard someone say, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” or perhaps that’s your philosophy in life. But that is the same mindset that bankrupt Blockbuster video. The tabernacle was sufficient to meet Israel’s needs to worship God, but David saw an opportunity to level up this sacred space with the temple. David did not change Israel’s faith, he took it to the next level. The temple became one of the wonders of the world and a testimony to the nations. Beth Messiah also has an opportunity to level up and reach the next generation.

Part 2 - Leap

Matthew 13:5-6, 58; Psalm 56:4; Hebrews 11:1-2, 6; Zechariah 4:6-7

Rabbi Michael Vowell

When you activate worry, you work backwards against God’s destiny for your life. But when you leap in faith God will not let you fall. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd. When you leap in faith you land in favor. Leaping in faith is leaping into God’s destiny for your life. It is also God’s destiny for Beth Messiah.

Part 3 - Fight

Numbers 13:31-33; Numbers Rabba 16:11; Joshua 2:8-11; Luke 14:26–33; 2 Chronicles 20:5–9, 12, 21

Rabbi Michael Vowell

The fastest way to defeat is to get into agreement about make believe giants, but the fastest way to victory is to get into agreement with the real King-of-Kings. As a disciple of Yeshua, you are not fighting for victory; you are fighting from victory, and you have an edge over your giants. There are no half-measures when worshipping Yeshua as Lord. Great worship starts with bold declarations, and this paves the way for victory.

Part 4 - Together

Hebrews 10:25; Psalm 22:22; 34:3; 73:16-17, 27-28; 92:12-13; 133:1-2; Leviticus 26:8

Rabbi Michael Vowell

Michael Jordan once said, “Talent wins games, but teamwork wins championships.” God has sent people into your life to push you toward your destiny. When we come together it refuels you and refuels others. You are not at synagogue to just fill up a chair but to fill up a heart, a life, a family. You need to be connected to experience the full blessing of God.

Part 5 - Arrive

Matthew 16:28–17:20

Rabbi Michael Vowell

Yeshua was transfigured on the mountain to reveal the importance of His preeminence in your life. Moshe and Elijahu were important, but until you get a vision of the Son of Man, you’re never going to be able to walk in power. The disciples could not heal a sick child because their mind was still divided between Moshe, Elijahu, and Yeshua. Yeshua must become the focus. As long as your mind is divided about who is the most important, you cannot do anything either. It’s time for Beth Messiah to move off the mountain and help Jewish people find a relationship with their Messiah.