Showing God’s Love

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

In John 13, we see the premier example of servanthood as YESHUA washed the disciples’ feet! Remember, back then everyone wore sandals and the roads were not paved (just dirt), so by the end of the day everyone’s feet were really dirty.

YESHUA offered to wash their feet to teach them a great lesson (John 13:8). YESHUA clearly explains in verses 13 to 17 that we must do things for each other, otherwise, we are really not part of one another. The things we do to serve one another are the things that bind us together. YESHUA was able to wash their feet because He was free; only a person who is truly free (not insecure) can do menial tasks and not feel insignificant as a result. Serving others is not typically viewed as a high position, yet YESHUA said it is the highest of all.

John 13:5
After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the servant’s towel with which He was girded.

The purpose behind being a servant is to show others the love of GOD that He has shown us! How can you serve someone today (showing the love of the FATHER)?

With tons of prayers, love & hugs, 


Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

First Things First

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

Some people become so involved in ministry that they overlook their own family members and friends! In today’s verse we see the LORD makes it very clear that we are not to neglect one in order to attend to the other!

GOD is saying that we are not to only meet the needs of those around us in the world (the poor, needy and disadvantaged), but that we are also to meet the needs of our immediate family!

The Word of GOD tells us not only to feed the hungry and clothe the naked, but that we must also not hide ourselves from the needs of our own flesh and blood!

Isaiah 58:7
“It is not to share bread with the hungry, and that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; when you see the naked, that you cover him, and not hide yourself from your own flesh.”

If you read on to the next verse, Isaiah 58:8, GOD is telling us to do things in His order, and if we do, then blessings and prosperity will follow! 


With lots of prayers & love, shalom!

Pastor Bruce & Suzi

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Lake Worth/Lantana Florida

Speaking the Word

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

In our  verse today, YESHUA is encouraging us to speak to our mountain, not about our mountain! Yeshua is instructing His disciples to pray the will of GOD ( the Word) over their problems. Speaking the Word of GOD is powerful and absolutely necessary in conquering our mountains! But this has got to be accomplished by our obedience to GOD’S Word. Obedience is equally important.

If a person thinks he or she can live in disobedience yet speak GOD’S Word to their mountain and get results, YESHUA is telling us we will be sadly disappointed! For instance, there is no power in speaking to a mountain if our hearts are full of unforgiveness (Mark 11:25–26). Let’s see what YESHUA had to say!                                          

Mark 11:23
“For assuredly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.”

We can not operate under one of GOD’S principles while completely ignoring another. Let’s ask for help from the Holy Spirit to understand the whole counsel of the Word so that we can be living a victorious life as believers!

Love & Blessings,

Pastor Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Lake Worth/ Lantana FL

The Lord Supplies

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

But my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Messiah Yeshua!
Philippians 4:19

We have God, as our Father, who is able to provide for us with ease. This is why we do not panic when troubling situations come. Think of all the troubling situations that have come your way these past 6-7 months with this Covid-19 pandemic scourge on the earth. This is all in the past now. This shows you that God will always settle your situations, no matter what. Your only focus should be trusting in God. Nothing else.


Dear God, I thank You that I can move in this life freely knowing that all I need has been met. I do not count any troubling situations as life-defining because you will always get me through them.

Thank you, Lord. 

In Yeshua’s name, I pray. Amen.

Love & Blessings,

Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Enjoying Life

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

The good things in life are not the result of material possessions or position held. They are based on one thing—a personal relationship with the Savior of the world, MESSIAH YESHUA!

When our hearts are set on fulfilling our desires rather than His, we experience trouble, heartaches and frustration! Many may say, “I just want to enjoy life, can I do this and also give my life to Yeshua MESSIAH?” Absolutely! In fact, the only way to experience lasting joy and contentment is through an intimate relationship with YESHUA!

Apart from Him there is only emptiness of soul and spirit!

Matthew 6:19-20
“Do not lay up for yourself treasures on earth where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.” (NKJV)

While the world rushes after material gain and social position, the Word instructs us (believers) to seek first the Kingdom of GOD and His righteousness and these things shall be added to you (Matthew 6:33). 

Let’s not risk the greatest opportunity we could ever be given—a personal loving relationship with the GOD of this universe! Wow! Yes! “PTL!”

With lots of prayers🙏🙏, love ❤️ & hugs, 


Pastor Bruce & Suzi

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation