The Gathering recently hosted a Passover Seder at Community First! Here are a few takeaways:
the word Seder means “order” … the Seder is a powerful, interactive way to learn to walk through, in orderly fashion, a vital piece of Israel’s history from slavery to liberation
the Passover Seder meal tangibly connects the Passover meal of Jesus (Luke 22:7-20) to Israel’s history and recasts the meal as a vehicle describing the greatness of Jesus
very few people can clearly explain the mysteries of Jesus concealed in the Old Testament (revealed in the New Testament) like a Christ follower from a Jewish background
the prevailing thought among Jewish people is that Jesus is the “Christian god” … many folks from Jewish backgrounds do not understand or embrace that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah who came in fulfillment of the ancient Jewish prophecies
being Jewish and believing in Jesus is possible
We are grateful for Murray & Alana Tilles and Light of Messiah Ministries for coordinating and leading an excellent Passover Seder … we highly recommend their ministry! They are taking the message of Jesus back to the Jewish people and teaching Christ followers the heritage and foundation of the faith.
We are thankful for the Seder volunteers who invested their time to coordinate the numerous details and for the support and funding to host events like this one. God continues giving us opportunities to reach a wide array of folks from inside and outside Community First! … and also from inside and outside the faith community. We rely on volunteers and consider them the lifeline to everything we do to help imperfect people find and follow Jesus.
Easter Sunrise Service
The dream of The Gathering at Community First! is to empower the greater body into a lifestyle of following Christ with the homeless. We need faithful volunteers to make that happen. We are pumped to celebrate the greatness of God’s love and power at our annual Easter Sunrise service. We need YOU to serve w/ us to maximize the party that will be Sunday, April 21 @ 7:07am. Here is a link to sign up & join in the celebration!
that the message of Christ would be clearly proclaimed in all we think, say and do as we minister and serve
that God would raise up faithful, available, teachable and responsive disciples who make disciples
for God to provide the volunteer support we rely on from week to week
The Gathering is a mission that is 100% donor-funded through generous, tax deductible contributions. To invest, click HERE.
Thank you for caring, praying and investing!