The National Shabbat movement arrived in the Lone Star State through a gathering of about 100 people on March 19 at Fischer Park in the city of New Braunfels. As with National Shabbats in Georgia and South Carolina, some participants traveled many hours to get there, coming from as far away as Sabine Pass on the Louisiana border, Wichita Falls near the Oklahoma border, Arlington in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, and Corpus Christi on the Gulf Coast. Most of those assembled in New Braunfels came from around Austin (Georgetown, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Kyle) and San Antonio (Boerne, Converse, Poteet, Adkins, Floresville), with a significant number from the Houston area (Katy, Sugarland, Pasadena). Please click here to continue reading
Why should Christians study Torah? Here is one excellent example. The Apostle Paul explains that the oracles of God have been committed to the Jews (Romans 3:1-2). There is a depth of understanding about the Word of God and the God of the Word that the Jewish sages have grasped for millennia, and which Christians are only now beginning to rediscover. Take a look at this 10-minute teaching from Rabbi David Forhman of AlephBeta Academy and see if it imparts to you an understanding of why we exist that you may not have considered before. After you have viewed it, meditate on I Corinthians 6:19-20. I guarantee this will be a delight to your soul.