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

Crossing Over

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

GOD created us all to be in a loving relationship with Him. But there is a gap between a perfect GOD and sinful man! The bridge across that gap is the Lamb of GOD, “YESHUA, our Savior!” 

The cross of YESHUA provided the way from alienation to reconciliation (the span across the gulf) to a holy GOD!                                  

YESHUA took the world’s sin upon Himself and underwent the punishment we deserved—for our sake. He gave His precious life because the penalty for sin is death. 

Because of GOD’S grace through MESSIAH YESHUA, any person wanting a relationship with ABBA THE FATHER can have it. Believing YESHUA’S blood paid our sin-debt is the only requirement for crossing that bridge debt-free into a new life (relationship) with the maker of this universe (ABBA FATHER GOD)!

2 Corinthians 5:18
Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through YESHUA MESSIAH, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.

Have you crossed over that bridge? But how many of your loved ones and friends are still living in a state of alienation? They need to know there is a bridge to their heavenly FATHER! So if you have crossed it, wouldn’t you be a good guide for them and show them the way? 

We all need to have that personal loving relationship with our Maker!


Love & Blessings,

Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Our Loving Friend

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

Human love pales in comparison to YESHUA’S divine love, which He demonstrated by dying on the cross to pay our penalty for sin! YESHUA lived a perfect live—one which was sinless & fully pleasing to GOD. He had no unrighteousness for which He owned payment. But we do! Until the Savior of the world, our destiny was fixed; we were headed for eternal separation from GOD!

YESHUA cared so much that He willingly set aside His divinity & became man to live among us (while our hearts were far from GOD). He even came to die on behalf of a world that rejected Him. On Calvary’s hill, GOD’S wrath was poured out on MESSIAH for the sins of all people. He died so that you & I might enter GOD’S family & live in paradise forever & ever with Him!

{Romans 3:23…for all have sinned & fall short of the glory of GOD… }

Because of YESHUA’S sacrifice, our status has been changed from outsider to Children of GOD, from enemy to beloved & from stranger to friend! Who could care more deeply; YESHUA is truly our loving friend! Have you asked Him into your heart to be your Lord and Savior!

Love & Blessings,

Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation