More about Sabbath

We don't let Shabbat just fade away at Beth Immanuel. Instead, we grant it a formal farewell, granting a clear distinction between the holy time of the Sabbath and the new week. This ceremony is called Havdalah.

It's more than just a greeting. When we say "Shabbat Shalom," we are actually conferring a blessing for peace upon one another. This audio teaching, tangentially related to parashat Tzav, explores the concept of the Sabbath peace with reference to Yeshua's instructions:

When you come to the house, ask of it’s shalom. It will be that if the house is worthy, your shalom will come upon it, and if it is not worthy, your shalom will return to you. (Matthew 10:12)

A new book from Pastor Lancaster introducing the seventh-day Sabbath and its observance to both Christians and Jewish believers in Yeshua. This book explains the Sabbath, examines objections to the Sabbath, and explores all the pertinent New Testament material regarding the Sabbath. Includes material previously published under the title The Sabbath Breaker, and it includes the story of how Christianity transitioned from Sabbath to Sunday observance.

What's the connection between Sabbath Candles and Chanukah candles? Find out how the lighting of the Chanukah light brings holiness into this world and teaches us an important lesson about the value of the Sabbath.

 

Romans 14 leads some people to believe that the Sabbath and kosher laws may be willed away, since "each one should be fully convinced in his own mind." But can the reality of Torah be shaped and molded by our thoughts? Find out what Paul's statement "nothing is unclean" teaches us about differences of opinion within the Jewish community and the fellowship of Messiah's followers.

Colossians 2 is often cited to prove that the Torah’s commands—especially dietary laws and calendar observances—are not incumbent upon a follower of Yeshua, whether Jew or Gentile. But abolishing the Torah would have a devastating effect on the Jewish people. Learn the true context of this apostolic teaching and find out how the Sabbath, Rosh Chodesh, and holidays foreshadow the coming Messianic Kingdom.

The hospitality of Abraham and Sarah provides the basis for a teaching of Yeshua in Matthew 10. Find out what it means to receive a prophet's reward and a righteous person's reward. Showing hospitality to guests is a mitzvah for which a person receives a reward in this world but the principle remains intact for the world to come.

Abraham did not keep the Sabbath because he believed in God; he believed in God because he kept the Sabbath. That's the premise of this teaching about the Sabbath in Parashat Lech Lecha (Genesis 12-17). Find out how the Sabbath testifies, even today, that God is exists and God is One. Discover how Abraham's relationship with the Sabbath encourages the Sabbath-keeping Messianic Gentile today. Great inspiration for the Sabbath Fellowship House vision.

Did Noah keep the Sabbath? This simple question opens a discourse on the Sabbath in parashat Noach which explores the idea of Sabbatarianism before the flood and before Mount Sinai. The teachings covers a broad range of ideas related to the Sabbath including the concept of Shabbat Menuchah (Sabbath Rest), the Sabbath as a covenant sign, and discussion on the seven laws of Noah and the Sabbath day.

On Shabbat Bereishit, we read about how God created the heavens and the earth in six days and rested on the seventh.In this teaching from from Shabbat Bereishit, Pastor Lancaster introduces the new Oneg Shabbat campaign, a new initiative to focus attention on better observing the LORD's holy day and propogating awareness of the Sabbath. 

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