Eitz Chaim Newsletter – March 24, 2018
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Weekly Drash by Rabbi David Schiller
“My God, My God, Why have You forsaken Me?”
Crucifixion & Passover
Bible Study the book of Matthew during Oneg. Grab a plate of food and bring it to the study table.
Pesach a time for Spring Cleaning!
Exodus 12:19 ‘Seven days there shall be no leaven found in your houses; for whoever eats what is leavened, that person shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is an alien or a native of the land.
Leaven, is also called Chametz.
So, what is Chametz?
Chametz is “leaven” or
may potentially include chametz ingredients.”
LOOK FOR A MORE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO CLEANING OUT THE CHAMETZ LATER THIS WEEK!
The fire of God is a fire of love, purity and power. We need His fire, every day of our lives.
If you receive this fire in your heart, the burning love of God, you will change and reach the world. This fire is stronger than death. This fire is more beautiful than life itself. This fire is more intense than anything that exists.
Ask God for His fire everyday, because He will give it to you. Say YES, let him set you on fire!
Without the fire of God you live without true life, without passion. Without the fire of God you have religion, human wisdom derived from the Bible and insights that appear to be godly but which do not result in the power of God. It is empty. It sounds nice, but it doesn’t change lives. It doesn’t heal the sick. It doesn’t set the possessed free. It doesn’t help the suffering.
The fire of God burned intensely in Yeshua. The fire of God changed Jerusalem into a place of fire on the day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit was poured out. The fire of God lightens up the hearts of people worldwide and it changes them more than anything else. Ask God daily for his fire, and bring it with you on Shabbat.
Monday, April 2, 2018
Torah Portion of the Week
“Sacrificial Aroma”Leviticus 6:1-8:36; Malachi 3:4 – 3:24; Heb. 9:11-28, Luke 6-7
Every Shabbat we are blessed to have MORE VISITORS join us for oneg. Because fellowship is an important part of Eitz Chaim’s ministry, we are asking ALL MEMBERS and REGULAR ATTENDEES TO PARTICIPATE BY BRINGING A DISH, OR TWO, to Shul on Shabbat. Dairy parve only (no meat, chicken or crustaceans) See detailed guidelines on our website. PLEASE LET OUR VISITORS AND SENIOR CITIZENS GO TO THE HEAD OF THE LINE. ALL CHILDREN SHOULD GO THROUGH THE LINE WITH THEIR PARENTS PLEASE!