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Thursday, Sept. 23

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September 19, at 5:30 p.m.

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UPDATE: Sept. 15

The High Holy Days

For our Jewish friends, this month is a very special one. It is filled with religious commemorations that have lessons not just for them, but for all of us.

There are three very special commemorations. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, opens the holidays with the blowing of the shofar and the season ends with the Feast of Tabernacles—a time set aside to express thanksgiving for the Lord’s abundant blessings. In between these two celebrations is the sacred observance of Yom Kippur—the Day of Atonement.

Yom Kippur, the most holy day in Judaism, will begin tomorrow at sundown and last 24 hours. In obedience to God’s command in Leviticus 16:29, it is a time when all Jews gather in synagogues around the world and draw nearer to the Almighty during a time of reflection and repentance.

This most solemn of days is observed by fasting, praying, and righting wrongs committed against others in the past year. On Yom Kippur in 1978, Egypt and Syria launched an unexpected attack on Israel, beginning a war in which Israel was outmanned and outgunned. But Israel miraculously won the war—at great cost. 2,688 Israelis lost their lives. That war is a gruesome yet powerful reminder of God’s supernatural protection of His people.

As our Jewish friends take part in Yom Kippur, it is important for Christians to take stock of our obedience to God’s biblical mandate to defend and bless Israel. Scripture commands believers to…

  • Bless Israel and the Jewish people. (Genesis 12:3)
  • Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and seek her good. (Psalm 122:6-9)
  • Do good even to “the least of these,” the brethren of Jesus—the Jews. (Matthew 25:40)

To our Jewish friends and neighbors, we pray that the time you spend with the Lord be filled with peace and comfort and ask the God of Israel to surround you and yours with His abundant grace and unconditional love.

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Please join us Sunday. Morning Worship begins at 10:50. If you cannot attend, please visit us on-line via Facebook Live, YouTube or the FBC Elfers website.

You may place your offering in the baskets at each door as you enter or leave. We have plenty of hand-sanitizer at each entrance.

Blessings,

Jim West, Teaching Pastor

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