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, 

Shalom! 

Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

You’re Always There for Me

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

The world is crumbling

All about;

No safe place can be found.

Right is wrong,

Wrong is right;

The change is quite profound.

Lord, we need

Your guiding light

To lead us out of here;

We’ll focus on

Your Word, and prayer,

To take away our fear.

Temptations of

This dying world

We’ll rule out and let go;

Give our burdens

All to you,

Shed all worldly woe.

That’s how we’ll

Get through this, Lord,

Fixed on heaven above,

Assured of Your

protection, help,

And everlasting love.

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With tons of prayers, love & hugs, 

Shalom! 

Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

No Excuses

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

Even though the Bible clearly states that every believer receives a spiritual gift, some nevertheless think they were overlooked. So they go through their lives refusing to serve. Others are so busy wishing they had a different ability that they do not use the one given to them by the Holy Spirit! Both of these attitudes are sinful!            

GOD has a specific purpose and ministry for every believer. Our spiritual gifts help us fulfill GOD’S master plan. He always has a purpose for handing out our spiritual gifts. We are to use our gifts for equipping, edifying and encouraging one another (Ephesians 4:11-13) and for bringing the lost into the Kingdom. Everyone profits when we do GOD’S work through the power of the Holy Spirit.

1 Peter 4:10
As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of GOD.

Each one of us has important work to do for the kingdom (no excuses for bypassing GOD’S will)! Where He has gifted us, He will also provide strength and courage to exercise those gifts.

 

Love & Blessings,

Pastor Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

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Life’s Motivation

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

Freedom is one of humanity’s most prized possessions! Yet many people are in captivity. You see, we aren’t just physical beings, we are also spiritual, and we can be enslaved spiritually as well as physically.                 

YESHUA said that anyone who commits sin is in bondage to it (referring to continuous wrongs that become a lifestyle, even for His believers)!   

Almost anything, including the pursuit of power, money or relationships, can develop into a pattern of sinful living.   Usually ungodly habits begin in a way that seems innocent and fulfills a desire or need.  Over time, we can easily become desensitized to any guilt that we might have felt in the beginning. As we sense less conviction by the Holy Spirit, our habit can become comfortable and eventually controls us!

John 8:34
YESHUA answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.

Let’s not be deceived by satan. Take an honest look at your life’s motivations! Are there some habits, emotions or dreams that own you?

There is only One who can set you free. His name is “YESHUA.” Cry out to Him today!

 

Love & Blessings,

Pastor Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

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One in Yeshua

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

The Bible says that GOD does not have favorites (Acts 10:34). By this we know He does not treat some people better than others and He is totally fair to everyone. He’s compassionate and merciful to the hurting and works to bring justice to their lives. 

The apostle James told the congregation not to pay special attention to people who wore fancy clothes and give them better seats in the synagogue. They were to treat all the people as worthy of respect no matter what they wore (James 2:1-4). 

YESHUA put an end to destination between people and said in Gal. 3:28, we are all one in Him! When we look around us, we need to see everyone as valuable, not looking at their color or race, what kind of car they drive or their professions or titles. We need to see all people as people whom YESHUA died for.

Rom. 2:11
“For there is no partiality with God…”

In our corner of the world, let’s treat people with infinite value as being loved and created by the GOD of this Universe because everyone of us are the apple of His eye!

 

Love & Blessings,

Pastor Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation