One in Messiah Congregation

קָּהָל אֶחָד בְּמָּשִׁיחַ

A part of the Congregation of Israel

עֲדַת יִשְׂרָאֵל

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Shabbat Shalom

שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

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Today we use the Gregorian calendar from Pope Gregory; from the 1500’s

Today is March 31, 2018 - in the 21 Century

March -- Mars' month

Middle English March(e)
Anglo-French March(e)
Old English
Martius "of Mars"
Latin Marti(s) "Mars" + -us (adj. suffix)
Martius mensis "month of Mars"

Martius has always had 31 days. March was the original beginning of the year, and the time for the resumption of war

Mars is the Roman god of war. He is identified with the Greek god Ares.


We acknowledge Yehovah’s calendar

We are now in the 1st month of God called Nisan day 13

Nisan, נִיסָן and ha aviv  הָאָבִיב

Exod. 13 [4] This day came ye out in the month (ha) Abib.

הַיּוֹם, אַתֶּם יֹצְאִים , בְּחֹדֶשׁ, הָאָבִיב


Esth. 3 [7] In the first month, that is, the month Nisan

בַּחֹדֶשׁ הָרִאשׁוֹן, הוּא־חֹדֶשׁ נִיסָן


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A short review of the soon coming Spring Feasts and Holy Days

Remember all the dates I give for the holy days start the evening before

Ha Aviv 14 – Passover, at sundown – Sunday - April 1 –we will be eating the Passover meal

Ha Aviv 15 - Feast of Unleavened Bread – Sunday evening starts the Feast until the 21th of ha Aviv, which is Sunday the 8th of April

Just a note, First fruits above, always on a Sunday

Moving forward: We start our 7 week journey again – then 50 days later… Feast of Weeks – Pentecost - the Feast of Harvest – the wheat harvest

Esth.8 [9] Then were the king's scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan

Exod.34 [22] And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest…

Exod.23 [16] And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field…

In the 3rd month Sivan, day 11


סִיו  (seev) bright, splendid

April 14 - a Sabbath, until May 27, Sunday - a Sabbath


While the Gregorian calendar and the world has everyone doing made up Easter, Easter baskets with chocolate rabbits with eggs, Easter eggs hunts on Sunday, (some people just call it resurrection Sunday which is still wrong)

We will be following scripture and observing the memorial of Passover, when Yeshua dies on the tree, Sunday evening


Today’s Topic:

The epistles – letters

*Always remember these points:

All the writers are writing from a Torah mindset

Only the TaNaKh was available to get scriptural information

Holy Scriptures = TaNaKh

Rom. Which He had promised afore by His prophets in the Holy Scriptures

2Tim.  Timothy, from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Messiah Yeshua. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

2Pet.3 [16] Peter tells us - As also in all Paul’s letters, speaking in them of these things (that I am writing about); in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest/ pervert, as they do also the other scriptures, TaNaKh, unto their own destruction.

All the letters come from TaNaKh input


Always ask: Who is writing the letter? To whom was it written?

The Letters are written to a direct congregation or person

We only have many half conversations. Many letters we just don’t have today.

Here is an example:

1Cor.7 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.

We don’t have that letter.

Other examples:

There is only one letter to the Philippians, Colossians, Titus and Ephesians etc… Where is the discourse? It stands to reason, there should be other letters between Paul and the other congregations.

All letters are approximately 2000 years old, they would be shocked to know we are reading them in the 21 century.

We get only a glimpse of other people, situations, other lands, other governments and their rulers, forcible religious leaders etc… 

There were 12 Apostles, I am sure they must have written a letter or two.

All we can do is try to gleam some information that we may use in the 21 century from the Torah minded writings.

We also hear of the protocol, structure and organization of the Gentile congregations.

One thing of note, we hear in the letters the yearning to see each other, the care, and the love for each other.


No letter can change a commandment in Torah or create a new one.


Saul was sent to the Gentile nations

Acts.26 [17] Delivering thee Saul from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, to open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.


A few other writers: James, Peter, John and Jude


14 Letters by Saul:


Some letters to groups of people, congregations:



1 Corinthians

2 Corinthians





1 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians



Some letters to individuals:


1 Timothy

2 Timothy




Very few other letters


1 Peter

2 Peter

1 John

2 John

3 John



Let’s examine these letters with the information above *

Romans – Saul - to all that be in Rome

In Paul’s letters, we get to meet many brothers and sisters

(Salute means to welcome embrace, greet)

I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea:That ye receive her in Yehovah, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also.

Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Messiah Yeshua:Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.Likewise greet the church that is in their house.

Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Messiah.

Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us.

Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellowprisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Messiah before me.

Greet Amplias my beloved in Yehovah.

Salute Urbane, our helper in Messiah, and Stachys my beloved.

Salute Apelles approved in Messiah. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' household.

Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, which are in Yehovah.

Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, which laboured much in Yehovah.

Salute Rufus chosen in Yehovah, and his mother and mine.

Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren which are with them.

Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints which are with them.

Salute one another with an holy kiss.

The churches of Messiah salute you.

Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
For they that are such serve not our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil. And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah be with you. Amen.

Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you.

I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in Yehovah.

Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you.

Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother.

The grace of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah be with you all. Amen.

Now to Him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Yeshua the Messiah, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,

But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:

To God only wise, be glory through Yeshua the Messiah for ever. Amen.


1 Corinthians

Paul, called to be an apostle of Yeshua the Messiah through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,Unto the church of God which is at Corinth,

Paul, called to be an apostle of Yeshua the Messiah through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,

Unto the church of God which is at Corinth,

But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost. Feast of Weeks

I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:

Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of Yehovah, as I also do.

Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren.

As touching our brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time.

I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)
That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.

I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied.

For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.
The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in Yehovah, with the church that is in their house.

2 Corinthians

Paul, an apostle of Yeshua the Messiah by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia:

And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out of Macedonia unto you, and of you to be brought on my way toward Judaea.

For the Son of God, Yeshua the Messiah, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus,

Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;
How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.

2Cor.2 And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all. For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you

2Cor.7[12] Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear unto you.

Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.

Whether any do inquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellowhelper concerning you: or our brethren be inquired of, they are the messengers of the churches, and the glory of Messiah.

For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I boast of you to them of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal hath provoked very many.



Paul - And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia



Paul, an apostle of Yeshua the Messiah by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus

But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in Yehovah, shall make known to you all things:
Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts. Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Yeshua the Messiah.

Eph.3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words



Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Yeshua the Messiah, to all the saints in Messiah Yeshua which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:

Salute every saint in Messiah Yeshua. The brethren which are with me greet you.
All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar's household.



Paul, an apostle of Yeshua the Messiah by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother,
To the saints and faithful brethren in Messiah which are at Colosse:

All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellowservant in Yehovah: [8] Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts;

With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They shall make known unto you all things which are done here.

Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive him;)
And Yeshua, which is called Justus, who are of the circumcision.

These only are my fellowworkers unto the kingdom of God, which have been a comfort unto me.

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Messiah, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them that are in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.

Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.

Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house.

And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.

And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in Yehovah, that thou fulfil it.

The salutation by the hand of me Paul, remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.


1 Thessalonians

Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians

Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone…
And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Messiah, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith…

1Thes.5 [27] I charge you by Yehovah that this epistle / letter be read unto all the holy brethren. (In Thessalonica)


2 Thessalonian

Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians

The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle / letter: so I write.


1 Timothy

Paul, an apostle of Yeshua the Messiah by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Yeshua the Messiah, which is our hope;

Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith:

As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine

Macedonia, a region of Greece


2 Timothy

Paul, an apostle of Yeshua the Messiah by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Messiah Yeshua

To Timothy, my dearly beloved son

This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.

Yehovah give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain: But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found me.The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of Yehovah in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.

Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me:

For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.

Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.

And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus.

The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.

Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.

Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.

Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick.

Do thy diligence to come before winter.

Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.



Paul, a servant of God,To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Yeshua the Messiah our Saviour.

For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:

When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter.

Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.



Paul, a prisoner of Yeshua the Messiah, and Timothy our brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer

And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house

Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Yeshua the Messiah.

thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers,
Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Yeshua, and toward all saints;
That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Messiah Yeshua.
For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.
Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Messiah to enjoin thee that which is convenient,
Yet for love's sake I rather beseech thee, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Yeshua the Messiah.

I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds:
Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me:

Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels:
Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel:

But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.

For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever;
Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in Yehovah?
If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.] If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account;

I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides.

Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in Yehovah: refresh my bowels in Yehovah.
Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say.
But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you.

There salute thee Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in Messiah Yeshua;

Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers.

The grace of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah be with your spirit. Amen.



God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words.

Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you.
Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you. Grace be with you all. Amen.



James, a servant of God and of the Lord Yeshua the Messiah, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. My brethren


1 Peter

Peter, an apostle of Yeshua the Messiah, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

[2] Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Yeshua the Messiah: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Messiah, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:

Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.

The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son.

2 Peter

Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Yeshua the Messiah, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Yeshua the Messiah:

This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you;


1 John - And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

1John - My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not.

I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;
For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.
Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Yeshua the Messiah, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

[5] And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.
The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen

3 John - The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we also bear record; and ye know that our record is true.

I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee:
But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.



Jude, the servant of Yeshua the Messiah, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Yeshua the Messiah, and called - Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied. Beloved


Paul in bonds

Phil.1 [7] Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace.

[13] So that my bonds in Messiah are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places;

[14] And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

[16] The one preach Messiah of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:

Col.4 [18] The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.

Phlm.1 [10] I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds:

Heb.10 [34] For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.


Other passages - Acts is full of names, places, congregations, situations etc…

In conclusion:

I hope and pray you now have a better understanding of the letters / epistles

Get ready for the Holy days

See you Sunday evening for Passover

Shabbat Shalom

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