Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship
Updated March 4, 2007
pray that you had a Purim Tov (Good Purim).
to all. “The grace of the Adonai Yeshua Ha'Mashiach, and the love of Elohim, and the fellowship of the Ruach
HaKodesh, be with you all.”
send us news, praises reports and
prayer requests from your ministries.
forgive me for missing the February issue of our SBMF news.
Ezekiel's wheels were on the move and we were hanging on for the
ride. G-d is so good.
News - Encampment is Coming in June:
L-rd spoke further to Moses, saying, "Make yourself two trumpets of
silver, of hammered work you shall make them; and you shall use them for
summoning the congregation and for having the camps set out. "When both
are blown, all the congregation shall gather themselves to you at the doorway
of the tent of meeting. "Yet if only one is blown, then the leaders, the
heads of the divisions of Israel, shall assemble before you. "But when
you blow an alarm, the camps that are pitched on the east side shall set out.
"When you blow an alarm the second time, the camps that are pitched on
the south side shall set out; an alarm is to be blown for them to set out.
"When convening the assembly, however, you shall blow without sounding
an alarm. [Numbers 10:1-7]
us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is
faithful that promised;) And let
us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of
some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day
We pray that all is well with you.
G-d is so good. Be
healthy, be safe, be blessed, be found in Yeshua Ha'Mashiach.
Ministry & Outreach News From
Ruth, Our Sister Missionary In Russia
vision is to see Russian Jews gathered into Messianic congregations being a
light to the nations.
My heart is so overwhelmed with the many ways that God has answered prayers
this week that I hardly know where to begin. I guess we could begin
with a great big Hallelujah!
You have been praying long and hard for the Passover Seders which are coming
up very soon. My biggest concern has been locations to have the seders.
On Thursday one of my colleagues called to say that he had visited a
place that he think would work very well for our larger seder. It only
holds 80 people and we had hoped to have a place for 100 but I think we can
live with that. It is right in the center of the city with a view of
the Kremlin. I am so excited about the way that God has provided this
place for us. Please keep praying as the other details come together.
On Thursday evening, March 1st, I had an opportunity to hear the
group New Jerusalem in concert. They are a Russian speaking Christian
band who plays a lot of Jewish music as well as contemporary Christian music.
One of my Russian friends is a personal friend of the band and
introduced me to them. They have agreed to come to Moscow in summer of
08 to help me to do a concert that would be an outreach to the Jewish
community here. This is a huge undertaking for me in every way but I
really feel like God is opening up this opportunity. Please pray for me
and for the group as we begin to make plans to reach the younger generation
of Russian Jews.
I survived my busy week of meetings and was blessed to be able to spend time
with my colleagues. We watched two video taped messages on living a
balanced life and I found both of them very helpful Now pray that I
will put what I heard into practice.
This week at our Bible study just two people came-Elena who is into Hare
Krishna and Kuchkar who is a Muslim background believer. During our tea
time after the study Kuchkar shared much about his life and how he came to
faith. Elena listened carefully and soaked it all in. Praise God.
Please continue to pray for her and the others who come to the Bible
study to also come to faith.
On Sunday I went shopping at a market that sells Russian souvenirs and
American DVDs. I wanted to buy the DVD One Night with the King
to show to my English club for Purim this week. The film is based on
the book of Esther, which is what Purim celebrates. As I was looking
through all the DVDs (which are in no order at all) I asked the vendor if he
had one film. He said he didn’t but had the film One Night with the King.
I was so excited that God had provided me with this film even when my memory
failed me. What a blessing to know that God never forgets anything.
I have been overwhelmed with the response that I have received from people
who are interested in coming to help with the Feast of Tabernacles
celebrations in the Fall. I don’t think that all who have shown an interest
will be able to come but it was still very encouraging to see the interest
there. Please pray that God will make it clear to those that He is calling to
come and that He will open up all the doors to their coming.
This is the week of holidays here in Russia and around the Jewish world.
This evening, Saturday, March 3, is Purim, the Jewish holiday when the
Jews celebrate God’s salvation of them as a nation as recounted in the Book
of Esther. It is a very joyful holiday. Children dress in
costumes, the book of Esther is read in the synagogues and there are lots of
parties to celebrate the holiday. Tonight our English club is going to
discuss the history and traditions of Purim and next week we are going to put
on a Purim play (also a Jewish tradition for Purim). Please pray that
many of our club members, especially the Jewish ones, will come to this
celebration. Please pray that as Jews all over the world celebrate Purim that
they will recognize that God not only saved the Jews from physical death but
that He has also saved them from spiritual death through His Son, the
In Russia, next Thursday, March 8th is International Women’s
Day. This is the Russian equivalent of Mother’s Day except that all
women are honored, not just mothers. Florist shops and candy stores do
great business on this holiday and best of all everyone has a day off of
work. I am going to invite my English club members to come over to my
house on Women’s Day to participate in our weekly Bible study and to watch
the film One Night with the King. Please pray that many people
will come to one or both of these activities and that it will be a good time
of getting to know them better.
This coming week I don’t have as many meetings, etc as I did this week so
please pray that I would make good use of my time to get many administrative
Today I am going to meet again with the colleagues who are helping me to plan
the Passover seders. It looks like we have a great location for one of
the seders, which is a huge answer to prayer. One of my colleagues was
looking at two others and I hope to find out today if we will be able to use
one of them. Bit by bit, things are coming together but there is still
much to do so please continue to hold us up in prayer as we plan. The
volunteers who are coming from the States are preparing things on their end
so please continue to lift up Gayla, Susan and Jack as well.
Last month the Russian government passed a law that makes registration of
visas for foreigners much more complicated than before (and it wasn’t easy
before). Please pray that this new law would be enforced in a way that it was
intended and would not be disruptive to those of us who are living and
working here legally.
Please continue to pray that God will add Americans and Russians to my team.
There are a few people considering some job requests that I have written.
Please pray that if God wants them to come and serve here in Moscow
long term that God will clearly show them and me.
God give you many reasons to praise Him as you serve Him this week. Thank
you so much for your vital role on the Jews of Russia team. I love and
appreciate you very much.
In the Lamb, from our
dear sister Ruth in Russia
Ministry & Outreach News from Rabbi Ken Alpren at Kol Dodi
REPORT – FESTIVAL - TEACHINGS - RADIO MINISTRY
Times is going to do a story on the radio show - should be in next issue.
to "Shalom Nashville" www.wrvu.org
midnight - 1am CST 91.1FM
addition to our normal time,
12 midnight - 1 or 2am Sunday (no show Dec.30):
or listen on line at
all times listed are C.S.T
March 10th Kol Dodi Congregation will meet at 10:30 am.
Hebrew class will be moved back to 9:30. (see you there)
Tuesdays at Kol Dodi (Calvary Baptist)
6:15 – 7pm Prayer Hour (Sha’at
7 – 7:45pm “Growing in Maturity” Study - go
out for Coffee after!
Upcoming Holiday Celebrations
/ Observances 5767-5768 (2007)
(actual Service dates posted nearer to
• February 3
Tu B’Shevat (New Year for Trees)
Purim (Lots – Book of Esther)
• April 2-8
Pesach (Passover) evenings
• April 15
Yom ha Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance)
• April 23
Yom ha Atz Ma-ut (Israel’s Independence Day)
• May 23
Shevuot (Weeks / Pentecost)
• July 24 Tisha
of Av – Destruction of Temple)
• September 13 Rosh Ha Shannah
• September 22
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)
• September 27-October 3
• December 4-11
Chanukah (Dedication / Lights) evenings
/ donations to:
Rabbi / Pastor
B. Alpren Click
Here To Email Kol Dodi
Ministry Report From: Pastor John Denson
at Shalom Ministries:
Ministries has a new web site Please take a look at this site and see
how Brother John can help. Here is the link:
John has a new brochure to send out with speaking topics. Please
contact him if you are interested in having him come and speak at your Church
Detroit, MI 48219
[248 545 8800]
Report From: Pastor Brian Hawkins at Adat Derech Kol Ha'Mashiach
had an outreach the last week of Janyuary and the first week of February.
The outreach is to the Phenix City area and we saw 125 people come to
know the L-rd. Praise G-d!
had a special guest speaker on March 2nd and had another day of
outreach on the 3rd.
just wanted to write you and give you some wonderful things going on here in
the Phenix City Area. Baruch ha’Shem!
We have had at least 7 people received the Lord in the last month and a half.
We also started a discipleship training program and we have 18 people signed
up wanting to grow in their faith.
have 4 seders scheduled 3 in the Columbus/Phenix City Area and 1 in Warner
Robins Ga. We are also going to be speaking in 3 Methodist, a Catholic Church
and a Non-Denominational Church. The Lord is giving us an opportunity to
speak and to educate our churches in the area. Please continue to pray for
the Southern Baptist Churches in the area to be open to it. We really want
some more opportunities with them also.
the 19th we are having a night to honor Israel at a local Baptist Church
where they have invited our congregation to host a Shabbat service in their
church. So much is going on here.
am also in conversation with the missions committee at Golden Acres
Baptist Church where we hold our services regarding sponsorship. Please be in
prayer that I will have an opportunity to speak with the Senior Pastor there.
Other than that we are getting ready for our big blow out Purim service on
Friday. We are excited about what G-d is doing in the area.
Adat Derech Kol Ha'Mashiach
City, AL 36867
News from Jay Fielding at Beth Chaim Messianic Fellowship
& Outreach News from Hal and Esther Garrett, First
Baptist Church Hardy, Cherokee Village, AR.
brief summary of Esther and my ministry and work.
day weekend of 2005, we were commissioned as North American Mission Board
missionaries to serve as Mission Service Corps consultants for northeast
have twelve associations and 462 churches that we work with to educate and
motivate their membership to be on mission for G-d. We give a power
point presentation and a scripture challenge on three or four Sundays each
month. We try to schedule or trips on Sunday so we can be in two
churches. We also speak at mission rallies, WMU, and Baptist men
groups. This month we have only been in seven churches other than our
home church. Since commissioned, we have visited over ninety different
have a program about the tabernacle based on our service with the
International Mission Board in Israel as volunteers. We have been
privileged to make many presentations of this work in churches all over
Tennessee and Arkansas in addition to presentations in Florida and Texas.
are blessed to share G-d's plan of salvation thru His son Yeshua.
We challenge Jews and Christians alike to read the Torah and Tanach because
in the scriptures the plan for salvation is there!
His service and love
and Esther Garrett
Report and blessings from Rabbi Richard Geiger, Valley of Blessing,
are praying for another location to worship.
are praying for a member to step up
to serve as treasurer,
are praying for increased giving,
are praying for speaking opportunities
coming up (especially with an Arab congregation).
have been led to a person who will lead us through incorporation.
to the San Antonio Encampment This June 2007
The Ha'Kadoshim (the saints) Of The SBMF Will Gather Together
at the SBMF News Page:
2007 Annual Meeting Is In San Antonio, TX. (Update 4/04/07)
prepared for the SBMF Annual Meeting.
We recommend that you contact the SBC Lodging Agency for reservations.
Call-in reservations is not offered in San Antonio
Phone Number: To Come Soon
Go to www.sbc.net
to make housing reservations.
for the meetings:
We will again look into childcare for the times that
we have meetings. There may be some of you who would like to attend but
you need help with your children. Please let
us know if you have childcare needs for these meetings.
Please let us know if any of your young adults that are attending would like
to work with the children as serving ones.
We have tentative plans in the works. As of this date we are scheduled to meet Saturday for
Yeshiva and Business meetings. We are praying that a Messianic
Congregation in the area will help us with worship music and a place to meet on
Erev Shabbat (Friday Evening) for corporate worship. If you know of a congregation in
the San Antonio, TX. area please contact me via e-mail. We
will be contacting the local SBC associations in the San Antonio area in hopes to find
a congregation who will give us hospitality for Friday evening Erev Shabbat celebration.
The dates for our meetings are scheduled for June 8th,
9th & 10th, 2006. Many of the brothers and sisters wish to attend the
SBC Pastors Conference that starts Sunday evening. We plan to have Davidic
Worship Dance training on Sunday afternoon.
as I looked at the living beings, behold, there was one wheel on the earth
beside the living beings, for each of the four of them.
The appearance of the wheels and their workmanship was like sparkling
beryl, and all four of them had the same form, their appearance and
workmanship being as if one wheel were within another.
Whenever they moved, they moved in any of their four directions
without turning as they moved. As
for their rims they were lofty and awesome, and the rims of all four of them
were full of eyes round about. Whenever
the living beings moved, the wheels moved with them. And whenever the living
beings rose from the earth, the wheels rose also.
Wherever the spirit was about to go, they would go in that direction.
And the wheels rose close beside them; for the spirit of the living beings
was in the wheels. Whenever
those went, these went; and whenever those stood still, these stood still.
And whenever those rose from the earth, the wheels rose close beside them;
for the spirit of the living beings was in the wheels. [Ezekiel 1:15-21]
wheels are on the move. We need
to grab hold and go along for the ride.
are on the move. We are speaking to two wonderful speakers. Baruch HaShem Yeshua.
As soon as we can we will give you some information about the speakers.
do want to thank the SBC Convention Relations Staff and the NAMB as they help
us with arrangements for our meetings and supply the room for our
meetings. They have been such a blessing to us. Please lift them up in
your prayers as they work hard to make the SBC Annual Meeting and all of the
associated events a wonderful experience for all who attend.
Pray: We are praying that we will be sponsored by NAMB to have a booth
in the Convention Center this year. We would like to let our SBC
Brothers and Sisters know who we are and how we can help them in this race we
run together. This would be a great chance for us to work with NAMB in
illustrating to the SBC Brothers and Sisters, how we can help as an arm of
NAMB. We do not know if NAMB can help us with this booth. We are
in prayer with an expectation of answered prayer.
all things you ask in prayer , believing, you will receive.
looking forward to seeing you at the 2007 SBMF Annual Meetings. Unless
we hear the Shofar sound and a call from above, "Come up here".
Then we look forward to seeing you up there.
Ha'bah B'Shem Adonai
is He who comes in the name of the L-rd.
and Prayer From Your President: Ric Worshill
pray that the L-rd shines His Light on you. I pray that He leads you to
the Truth in Yeshua. Be strong, be healthy, be safe, be found in
continue to pray for our dear brother Aslam (our NAMB rep.) and his family. Aslam's
daughter was involved in an accident in November and she was injured
severely. Please lift her up in your prayers. Also lift the Aslam
and his family up in your prayers.
lift up brother Bob and Tina Alberico as they have been called to lead a
congregation in the St. Louis area of Illinois.
pray for Brian Hawkins, Adat Derech Kol Ha'Mashiach and the missions committee at Golden Acres
Baptist Church where they are praying about sponsorship of Adat Derech Kol Ha'Mashiach.
pray for Dr. Michael Herts who is the fellowship Leader of B'nai Avraham
Messianic Fellowship in Hampton, Virginia.
continue to lift Rav. Jay Fielding and his wife Michele, in your prayers as they
continue to work a new Messianic Jewish Congregation in Marietta, GA.
Shalom in Dallas, TX. (Rabbi Robin Rose) has a new web page. Please
continue to pray for
this new web presence to have a great effect on those who are seeking.
continue to lift up Shalom Ministries (Pastor John Denson) as their new web presence
illustrates their ministry to those who need to know.
keep praying for the ministry of Today With G-d. Translators and financial
support is needed to bring the message to those in nations who speak in
different tongues. Also pray for our dear brother Randy Weiss as he, his
family and team work to translate the programs into every language that they
continue to pray for our brothers and sisters who are working all over this world in
missions service. Our Brothers and Sisters in the International Mission
Board, the North American Mission Board and all the missionaries, all over the
continue to pray for Vice President Jay Isbell, myself and the SBMF Executive Board, as we
work with Aslam Masih and the North American Mission Board, to make your SBMF
more resourceful to you in your ministries.
Please continue to Pray: We are praying that we will be able to be sponsored by NAMB
so we can have a
booth in the Convention Center this year. We would like to let our SBC
Brothers and Sisters know who we are and how we can help them in this race we
run together, leading the nations and our Jewish kinsman to Yeshua.
not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say
unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white
already to harvest. [John 4:35 KJV]
is short. People are perishing.
solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to
judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach
the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with
great patience and instruction. For the time will come when they will not
endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will
accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and
will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. But
you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist,
fulfill your ministry. [2 Timothy 4:1-5]
you told someone about Yeshua? Have you brought Light into a dark life
by the Word of Life, Who is the Light of the world.
out the below SBMF recommended Messianic ministries for details of .
Members Ministries, Congregations and Worship Service Information
Avraham Messianic Congregation
Christian - Jewish Unity
Riverside County area of
Avraham Messianic Fellowship
Side of Central Nashville, TN.
of Israel Congregation
Institute Of Jewish Studies
A Ministry Of
Eternal Life Style Ministries
Some of the above web sites have SBMF
members attending or associated with those ministries. Some of these above
ministries are not directly SBMF members as a congregations or ministries. The
member of those ministries may be a member of the SBMF.
Not all of our affiliated Messianic congregations or our member's
ministries have web sites. Some of our members have not yet
requested us to post links to their web sites. If you are a member
of the SBMF and would like a link to your web site posted and linked,
please contact us at the SBMF.
Our intention is to help resource our SBMF
members in their ministries.
Ysrael Adonai Elohaunoo, Adonai Echad
Israel the L-rd our G-d, the L-rd is One
Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood — and He has
made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father —
to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
BEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, and every eye will see Him, even
those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over
Him. So it is to be. Amen. "I
am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, " who is and who
was and who is to come, the Almighty." [Rev 1:5-8 NASU]
was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a loud voice
like the sound of a trumpet, saying, " Write in a book what you see,
and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to
Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea."
Then I turned to see the
voice that was speaking with me. And having turned I saw [Rev
it is about position. John
heard, he turned, and he saw. To
truly see you need to turn to Yeshua. I heard - I turned - I saw - I
found Salvation in the L-rd.
L-rd is knocking at the door of your heart.
Will you let him in?
Shem K'vod Malchooto lay'olam vay'ed
His Glorious Name Whose Kingdom is Forever and ever
L-rd bless you, and watch over you; The L-rd make His face
shine on you, and be gracious to you; The L-rd lift up His
countenance on you, and give you peace.
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