Saving Grace

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

FATHER GOD has predestined every believer to be conformed to the likeness of His Son, YESHUA. This process begins at salvation and will continue throughout your lifetime until you join Him in Heaven.                                 

The apostle Paul is a good example of the LORD’S power to transform an unrighteous man or woman into an image-bearer of YESHUA. Paul was deeply religious before his conversion! When he met the LORD on the road to Damascus, the future apostle learned that all his religious zeal meant nothing. The only way for people to be acceptable before GOD is to receive the saving grace of MESSIAH YESHUA—He replaces our sin nature with a righteous spirit!

Romans 8:30
Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and who He justified, these He also glorified.

Paul was welcomed into the Kingdom in spite of his hostility toward the body of believers! (promoting blasphemy and punished believers). No one is beyond the LORD’S capacity to forgive. His grace is sufficient  (such amazing grace)!

Love & Blessings,

Pastor Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Stop & Listen

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

In the Word, we read stories about GOD speaking to His prophets, and He still speaks to us today the same way!  We need to listen for that small, still voice; don’t let the busyness of this life keep you from hearing Him!

The first time He spoke was through the power of the Holy Spirit leading us into salvation; that was the beginning. If we listen carefully, He will call us during our sanctification, our walk with Yeshua, as the Holy Spirit stretches and grows us, as we’ve been set apart by Him and for Him.

He will continually remind us to use His power and resources so we can obey and live truly righteously. Then He calls us to service, giving us the abilities, time and resources for the good works He wants us to accomplish (ESPHESIANS 2:10). 

Then He calls us to accountability. One day we will have to give an account of how we used the resources He gave us!

Romans 14:12
So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.

Has life become so hectic that GOD’S voice is inaudible? Especially with all the craziness of today, we need now more than ever to give ourselves time to hear GOD speaking to us through His Word and in our prayer closets! 

During this time on earth, we all need to be guided and receive wisdom from the Ruach HaKodesh, the Holy Spirit! Yes, in Yeshua’s Name. Amen.

 

Love & Blessings,

Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

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.

Anonymous Poem

With tons of prayers, love & hugs, 

Shalom! 

Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Anonymous Poem

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.

Anonymous Poem

With tons of prayers, love & hugs, 

Shalom! 

Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation