Ruach Israel is All About Relationship.
One of the greatest, yet often forgotten truths of scripture is the “relationship of mutual blessing.” Israel was destined to bless the nations of the world. God tells obedient Abraham: “and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed.” (Gen.22:18)
Reciprocally, the theme of the peoples of the world blessing the Jewish people is found throughout scripture.
For example, while speaking in reference to Abraham’s descendants, God exhorts, “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” (Gen 12:3)
Urging Gentile believers in Yeshua to show appreciation in practical ways to first century Messianic Jews living in Jerusalem, the Apostle Paul says: “For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews’ spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings (Romans 15: 27).”
Keeping in mind this precious relationship of mutual blessing, a “heavenly win-win,” so to speak, is how our synagogue can be a blessing to your church community.
HOW RUACH ISRAEL CAN HELP YOUR COMMUNITY
Through the efforts of Senior Rabbi Nathan Joiner and others, your congregation has the opportunity to learn about the Jewish origins of the Christian faith.
Through Passover seder encounters, sermons, seminars and concerts of Jewish music, your church members’ faith can be enriched by getting in touch with their earliest spiritual roots.
Take a look at the sidebar for some of what we have to offer and if you’d like Rabbi Nathan or another Ruach Israel representative to speak at your church please contact him by clicking here.
HOW YOU CAN HELP CONGREGATION RUACH ISRAEL AND THE MESSIANIC JEWISH COMMUNITY
Network – You likely know Jewish people who you could introduce to our Messianic Jewish synagogue. Help us to get to know your Jewish friends and relatives. Click here.
Pray – Would you be willing to pray at least once a week for Congregation Ruach Israel? Click here to receive our prayer updates.
Support – Here are two options for you and your community:
- Ruach Israel has a dedicated vision to help New England’s Jewish community discover the reality of maturing Messianic Judaism. Your financial help with this task would be most appreciated. Visit our Giving page.
- Associate Rabbi Nathan Joiner faithfully serves our community, as well as young Messianic Jews throughout the United States and Israel. In order to do this full-time, we have authorized him to raise financial support through our synagogue.
We can only imagine God’s smile as the long-standing antagonism between Jews and Christians evaporates, as his children in New England embrace the relationship of mutual blessing!