Who is Simchat Yeshua Messianic Fellowship?
Simchat Yeshua is a congregation of Jews and Non-Jews, gathering to worship the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and His Messiah, Yeshua (Jesus), in a mix of traditional and modern worship forms. The congregation name is Hebrew, and means ‘Joy of Salvation,’ which is based on Isaiah 12.3, and characterizes our reaction upon finding our Messiah.
We worship the One True God in a tradition known as Messianic Judaism, which can be defined as lovingly doing God’s commands, as delivered to Moses in the Torah (instructions), walking in Jewish tradition where it does not conflict with Torah or the teachings of Messiah, and embracing Yeshua as Messiah. Messianic Judaism is the one branch of Judaism which acknowledges Yeshua as the Messiah promised by the Prophets.
At Simchat Yeshua, we embrace the redemption made available to us by our Messiah, and invite the implantation of God’s Spirit. We also believe God intended for us to live by His commandments, as the way of righteous living before a Holy God. This is accomplished by learning and emphasizing Biblical Torah, and applying it to our modern lives. Obedience to the commands found in the Torah is not incompatible with salvation through God’s grace or ‘walking in the Spirit,’ and is the ideal lifestyle of God’s redeemed people.
We gather on the Sabbath (the 7th day, as God defines it), on the holy days and Feast days, as outlined in Leviticus 23, as well as important Biblical and traditional occasions, such as Chanukah and Purim.
We read from of our Torah scroll, as well as study Tanach and the Brit haChadeshah (commonly mislabeled as ‘Old Testament’ and ‘New Testament’). The Bible is our guide from God on how a redeemed people are to live a holy life before a holy God. We also learn Hebrew as a means to better understand what God wants of us and what He instructs.
We maintain an affinity to Jewish culture and history, and support the nation of Israel. We acknowledge Gentiles are ‘grafted into’ the commonwealth of Israel by the sacrifice of Yeshua.
Simchat Yeshua promotes a healthy, family atmosphere, where each member is encouraged to grow into the man or woman God intends them to be, and thus reach their deepest fulfillment, doing the works God ordained for them.
Simchat Yeshua Messianic Fellowship
For comments, questions, or concerns, you may reach us at:
(626) 290-0234 firstname.lastname@example.org