Eitz Chaim Newsletter – April 21, 2018
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Weekly Drash by Rabbi David Schiller
Spiritual Warfare and the Armor of God
Dorinda Duncan and Bobby Smith will be giving a going away concert this Shabbat at 2:30 pm
Jewish Outreach Opportunity
Israel and International Law:
The Historical Underpinnings
God consists of fire! His body is fire…That is why fire is so important.
“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.
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
Torah Commentary by Mark Huey