Beth Shalom Messianic Congregation

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While Beth Shalom Messianic Congregation is the home assembly for Rabbi Steve Berkson, all of his teachings are produced and distributed through the umbrella organization of Messianic Torah Observant Insrael (M.T.O.I.). All of the teachings produced by M.T.O.I. can be found by clicking here.

We would love to have you come and meet us personally if the opportunity should ever avail itself. But in the meantime, you can always join us each Shabbat online. We stream our services via YouTube, starting at 1:15 PM EST / 12:15 CST. Our services feature a time of praise and worship, corporate prayer, Hebraic liturgy, and the oft time humorous and always challenging, in-depth teachings of Rabbi Berkson. You can watch LIVE by clicking play below starting at 1:00 PM EST / 12:00 CST. Connect with others via the chat box while you wait for the service to start. The service starts when Rabbi Berkson sounds the shofar.

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Since we are joining each other online, we sometimes face technical challenges. This means that you might not be able to see or understand the liturgy as it is being streamed. In an effort to improve your online participation, we have created this page so that you can download anything that we make available. For starters, we are providing a PDF of our Shabbat liturgy. Feel free to download, print, and share this liturgy with anyone that you are worshipping with.

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Were you unable to watch the service live due to a scheduling conflict or a difference in timezones? Then watch the archive for a time of praise and worship, prayer, and teaching. All past services streamed via YouTube can be found online here. We recognize the importance of experiencing the whole service and not just the teachings. Even though we are a virtual congregation, we want to provide an experience that is as close as possible to being part of a physical assembly.

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The Heart of the Matter - Part 64

About this teaching:

In the final teaching of The Heart of the Matter series, Rabbi Steve Berkson brings a dynamic conclusion by wonderfully tying together all 64 parts. Rabbi Steve goes through Ya’akov (James) 4 examining what this teacher/leader of the 12 tribes of Israel felt was critical to their individual growth and the growth of the Body of Messiah. What is the “wants/needs disconnect”? What is the first step in submitting to Yahweh and His anointed/appointed ones? Because Yeshua said there is no one ‘good’ except The Father, should we use the term ‘good’, ever? How does that relate to “call no man Rabbi” or “father”? When applying the Scripture to our lives there are two questions to ask ourselves: “What does this look like?” and “Am I actually doing it?” What does it mean to love Him with all your heart? To lay the Word up in your heart? To be tested to prove what is in your heart? To serve Him with all your heart? This teaching is one you will want to revisit again and again, because if the heart is right, you’ll want to figure out the rest of it. The heart is the center point of everything you do.

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