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We live a Messiah centered lifestyle in the context of a believing community, returning to the ancient paths spoken of by the prophets and our Messiah Yeshua of Nazareth.
Our website materials are our best description of who we are as well as being our primary outreach and teaching tool.
As an equipping ministry, we teach about:
New articles or presentations are featured on the right side column. Our articles include PowerPoint presentations as well as documents and are listed alphabetically on the Articles page as well as by topic in the drop down menus. Audio files & listings are on a separate page.
Developing a new Messianic fellowship?
There is a great deal of material here related to leadership and relationship issues but you may enjoy checking out our mini site, which gleans from this site specifically for those developing new groups: Plant and Grow Messianic Fellowships
Depression is an Issue for Many Believers Who Fear it Means there is Something Wrong with Their Faith.
Are you one of them?
Find Ideas to Help and Support You or Friends and Family in Recovery!
100 Personal Questions from Real People are addressed in Barb Klika's book:
Christians and Depression
Available for Immediate Download at her Professional Site:
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Who We Are
Messianic fellowship that functions as a Torah pursuant Life ModelTM community. Our halacha is a combination of traditional discipleship and faith formation work toward both individual and corporate personal and spiritual maturity.
There is a difference between being saved and being a disciple. Some of us are saved, "yet so as through fire." We are grateful to God for saving us from sin, but we are of no use to Him in so far as our actual life is concerned We are not spiritual disciples. Our Lord's last command was not, "Go and save men," but, "Go,...and make disciples:
We cannot make disciples unless we are disciples ourselves. When a man comes to Jesus it is not sin that is in the way, but self realization, pride, his claim to himself. "I must realize myself, I must be educated and trained I must do those things that will help me to develop myself. Self-realization is anti-Christian. All this is vigorous paganism, it is not Christianity. Jesus Christ's attitude is always that of anti self-realization. His purpose is not the development of man at all; His purpose is to make men exactly like Himself, and the characteristic of the Son of God is not self-realization but self-expenditure. Spiritual selfishness must go--am I prepared for it to go? If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself : that is "let him give up his right to himself in Me.
Oswald Chambers, from The Place of Help, 1935, Discovery House.
After watching our "Be Ye Set Apart" video above, one leader had some comments we appreciated, and a very good question:
If you are in the area and would like to visit with us for Shabbat gatherings or another time, please contact us by email or telephone to make arrangements.
To learn more about how we view fellowship group dynamics and stages check out Our Definition of Community.
If you'd like to learn more about our Kenya brothers and sisters, in Yahweh's Set Apart Ministries, you might like to check out my travel blog from the February 2011 visit.
For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer [is] worthy of his reward.
1 Timothy 5:18
Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out [the corn].
We are honored to be called and enabled to be of encouragement to the Body of Messiah and strive to present what the Ruach has been showing us here in ways that will benefit others.
As a small fellowship the cost to keep this website up to date as well as our mini site available is difficult. All 100% of our resources go toward serving people through education or support. We are all volunteer with no salary or benefits provided. Donations received for special purposes, such as support for our brothers and sisters in Kenya or in Israel, go directly to them with no percentage held back.
If you have found encouragement, help and wise counsel in these pages or through our teleconferences, will you please prayerfully consider helping us cover our costs so that we can continue to be available? The time is short. We want to be found going about our Father's business while it is yet day.
You may also contact Barb Klika at Christian Transitions
if you would like to arrange personal coaching by phone or Skype. This, too, will help us maintain our services offered freely for all here.
May you be blessed and strengthened in our Messiah Yeshua!
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The Sword of the Word
One aspect of our spiritual disciplines is that of memorizing Scripture. We don't think that it can be overemphasized in importance and want to encourage everyone to make it a regular part of their life.
Please join our group for Scripture memory focusing on references that have to do with maturity! Click below on the logo to sign up!
A Brief Description of
the Productivity of Israel.
Can You believe this?
Bill Gates affirmed Israel's Accomplishments!
“… when you’re looking for brains, for energy, for integrity, it’s the only stop you need to make in the middle east.” Says Warren Buffet, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. about Israel.
July 2014: After we finish study of the Tanakh within the next few months, we are planning to study through this book on Worship. Please consider it for your own study and may you be as blessed as I have been through the pages.
Prepare Messiah's Bride!
2 minute video description (above)of what we are about!
Over Sukkoth, 2014, our theme is Waiting on Messiah....we will be studying through Psalm 119, as part of our Psalms study before moving on to the worship study listed above. Here is a beautifully done reading of the whole psalm.
The Word DOES tell us what it means to be righteous, it is not a subjective matter.
Looking for a guide to learn to study the Word in more depth? Consider this:
Permission or Command? Let the Unjust, Filthy, Righteous, Holy Be As They Are
A Good Berean Submission
Prepare Messiah's Bride series:
Do you know the difference between a pile of rocks and rocks built into a wall? It matters in relationships, too.
Psalm 51: 8b
written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper
written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper
This concept is expressed within Psalm 56, eloquently sung by Sons of Korah.
Are we at the point that our older generations ears are stopped up and our younger generations don't even have ears to hear?
Written for WIsconsin Christian Newspaper
New Leadership Course!
An email series that you can complete at a convenient time for you, with the option of teleconference discussions.
My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
Because knowledge outside the context of relationship is only half of His plan for us.
Check it out now! You are only 10 weeks away from greater understanding of how to stabilize your fellowship group.
A NEW Opportunity here to obtain beautiful inspirational worship music and help us cover our ministry costs through Amazon.
Reference Materials are also available below left on this page!
Realizations of dangers of "Name it, Claim it" Healing Prayer Patterns.
Written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper
The Set Apart Ministries Scripture Typer Memorization group
is newly set up with verses focusing on maturity. Please join us by clicking on the logo below center. Let's get the Word hidden in our hearts.
Prepare Messiah's Bride Series
This one seems to have been missed in recent months so I am entering it here.
Prepare Messiah's Bride Series
Dealing with the need for exposure of that which is not pleasing to our Elohiim
Blows that Hurt Cleanse Evil from the Heart- Word Document
Another confirmation of the faithfulness of our Elohim even during times of trial.
Barb's Hand Teaching applied to communication within our fellowships.
Ever wonder what it might be like to talk with like minded Messianic fellowship leaders? Here is your opportunity! Just try it out one time and see how Messiah may lead you as we discuss serving His people.
Our community teaching moments offer a "snapshot" of the different ways people of differing maturity level respond to various situations. They are meant as conversation starters toward understanding and applying what it means to be a Torah-pursuant relational maturity community model fellowship.
Please Go to the What's New? page for more of the most recent pieces. After that, they will be found categorized in the"Articles" page.