STUDIES AND SERVICES
All Bible studies, Sabbath services, and Holy Days, etc. are at our home at 508 E. 15th St., Lumberton, N.C. 28358 Our telephone is 910-301-7608. If you are new, please call at least a day or two before you come, or at least before you leave home, since I am always on call to help those in need in our community! Be blessed!
Bible studies: Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 P.M. – please call before you come.
Shabbat/Sabbath services: Friday evening: 7 to 9 P.M. – please call before you come. The Sabbath is a day of rest. We do not work or cause others to work. We rest from our work and in our Lord and Savior, Yeshua/Jesus. The Sabbath starts at sundown on Friday evening and goes through sundown on Saturday evening, every week!
This years Holy Day schedule:
THE THREE MAIN FEASTS THAT WE ARE COMMANDED TO KEEP, EVEN TODAY, AND YES, EVERYONE WHO IS A BELIEVER IN YESHUA/JESUS ARE:
PASSOVER, SHAVUOT, AND SUCCOTH.
ROSH HASHANNAH (fall, usually in September), YOM KIPPUR (fall, usually in September), SUCCOTH (fall, usually in October), SHAVUOT (spring, usually in May), PASSOVER (spring, usually in April) and more:
If you would like to keep these feast days with us, please call to make sure you know the correct dates and times, especially since different Jewish/Hebrew calendars to vary!
ROSH HASHANNAH: This is a fall feast. This Holy Day celebrates the beginning of the year, or head of the year. This is a time of feasting and celebration. This is a time when we reflect back at the previous year and enjoy our successes and victories in the Lord. This is also a time when we look forward to another great year, so we can make plans of what we can do to love our God even more and how to love and serve our friends, family, and all those in need, which is everyone. We all have spiritual, financial, and health needs that need to be met. We all have things that God puts on our heart, and we need to meet these challenges and calls that the Holy Spirit puts on our hearts.
YOM KIPPUR: This is a fall feast. This is the Day of Atonement. Yeshua’s blood on the cross is our atonement. We reflect on the past year and look forward to a new year, trying to eliminate sin from our lives. Sin is sin, and we all need to do what is pleasing to our Lord and our God. Sin can come in the form of
COMMISSION: when we commit the sins of doing what God told us not to do. God told us not to lie; if we lie, we are committing a sin.
EMISSION: when we do not do what God told us to do. God told us to care for those in need (the poor, the needy, the imprisoned, the elderly, and the sick). If we do not do this, we pay a severe price (see Matthew 25:31-46).
SUCCOTH: This is a fall feast. We will have a pot luck supper and sleep out as long as it doesn’t rain. This is the feast of booths or the feast of tabernacles. We are commanded to spend at least one night (really more) in a temporary dwelling, with three sides and a roof (that you leave partially opened to the starts), so we can remember what the Jews lived in when they crossed the desert for 40 years and how God provided for them then, and how He provides for us now.
God tabernacles or dwells with us. Our body is temporary, and we have to remember that our time here is very short, and that Heaven (or Hell) is forever. We need to do whatever we can while here on earth, to love and to serve God and neighbor.
Our body is our temporary shelter. We need to take care of it the very best we can. The more we care for our body, the better we will live and feel, so we can better serve the Lord while we are here. Proper diet, exercise, rest, and lots of prayer and study of the Word keeps this body tuned up and functioning at peak performance, the way God designed us to live.
This body is only on loan. God gave it to us, and we need to treat it as if it were God’s own body; after all, our body does house the Holy Spirit of God.
HAVE A BLESSED AND MEANINGFUL HOLY DAY SEASON, Y’ALL! Dave and Claire