Eitz Chaim Newsletter – April 21, 2018

Eitz-Chaim is a congregation committed to prayer, discipleship, and service. If you have a need or a prayer request, let us hear from you.

(see contact info at end of newsletter)


Weekly Drash by Rabbi David Schiller
Spiritual Warfare and the Armor of God
Ephesians 6:10-13


Dorinda Duncan and Bobby Smith will be giving a going away concert this Shabbat at 2:30 pm

 


Jewish Outreach Opportunity

IsraelIntlLaw

Israel and International Law: 

The Historical Underpinnings

7:00pm 
Thursday April 19, 2018 
SMU, McCord Auditorium 
Dallas, Texas
RSVP requested, 
Call 214-361-0018 or email susan@swjc.org
Join us to hear EDWIN BLACK 
NY Times Bestselling author of 
IBM and the Holocaust , The Farhud,  
and Financing the Flames
 
StandWithUs, Israeli-American Council,  
American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East

God consists of fire! His body is fire…That is why fire is so important.

 

“This third I will bring into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on My name and I will answer them”; “I will say,” “‘They are My people,” and they will say, “The LORD is Our God.” (Zechariah 13:9)The fire of God is a fire of love, purity and power. We need His fire, every day of our lives.

“To the Israelites the glory of the LORD looked like a consuming fire on top of the mountain.” (Exodus 24:17)

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 every day, 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.
By David Sorensen

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!



Torah Portion of the Week 

Tazria – She Conceives
Leviticus 12:1-13:59
2 Kings 4:42-5:19

Luke 8-9

Metzora – Infected One
Leviticus 14:1-15:33
2 Kings 7:3-20
“Speech Impediments”

Luke 10-11

Torah Commentary by Mark Huey



Eitz-Chaim Congregation

MEETING ADDRESS: 1651 E. Campbell Road Richardson, TX 75082
MAILING ADDRESS: PO Box 832568 Richardson TX 75083
Services: 10:30 AM, Saturday
Phone: 972-231-3884