Beit HaDerekh is a Messianic fellowship that was established in 2006.
As a Messianic congregation we believe in Yeshua (Jesus of Nazareth) as the promised Messiah and the Savior of the world. We also believe that the Torah is relevant to us today as G-d’s instruction to His people on how they are to live and be His representatives to the world around us. We are a member of the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues (IAMCS) and we are affiliated with the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA).
Our goal is to proclaim G-D’s love and the message of salvation in the name of Yeshua (Jesus), the Jewish Messiah, as found in the Bible, and to be used by G-D to transform lives and break the bonds of sin. We also aim to better understand the Word of G-D by exploring the Jewish Roots of our faith. With all the different translations available to us today, we often forget that the Scriptures were originally written in Hebrew, by Hebrew authors to Hebrew people. So as we study and learn about the history, culture, traditions and language in which the Scriptures were written, we will be better equipped to unlock the writings of Moses, the Prophets and the Apostles, as they point us to Yeshua (Jesus). “For the goal at which the Torah aims is the Messiah..” Romans 10:4a
As part of that effort, we have also chosen to follow the traditional Jewish calendar. This enables us to be in sync with the larger Jewish community around the world, as together (Jew and G-D fearer), we study the weekly Torah portions, the Prophets, and the Brit Chadasha (NT) and celebrate “The Feasts of the Lord” – Leviticus 23.
Where do we come from?
We are a group of people who have come out of many different denominational and religious backgrounds, and with varying life experiences. We have become one family in faith through our belief in Yeshua the Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth, and through our commitment to observing the Torah. We are committed to a relationship with Yeshua (Jesus) and to observing the Torah, NOT as a means to obtain salvation, which is a free gift from G-D (Ephesians 2:8-9), but as our love response and gratitude to G-D for His gift of salvation. Yeshua, Jesus, said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” (John 14:15).
What do we believe?
We believe that the Bible is the infallible and authoritative Word of G-D. That it is divinely inspired and we accept its teachings as our final authority in all matters of faith and practice. (Deut 6:4-9, 2 Tim 3:16-17)
We believe that Man’s only hope for redemption is through the atonement made by Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah. We believe that salvation has always been “by faith”, that works of law, or righteous acts, have never saved anyone, and that salvation is a free gift from G-D (Eph 2:8-9). We also believe that the Shema, “Hear O Israel, the Lord our G-D, the Lord is one” (Deut. 6:4), teaches that G-D is Echad (One). We believe that man is created in the image of G-D (Gen 1:26-27), but because of disobedience to G-D’s commandment, he became separated from G-D. As a result, all men are born with a sinful nature (Rom 3:9-12).
We also observe and celebrate the feasts days given by G-D in Leviticus 23, as special times set apart by G-D for His people to meet with Him. We believe that true “Biblical Judaism,” the faith of first century believers, which we seek to practice, acknowledges the continuity of faith in the one true G-d, revealed throughout the Scriptures, and ultimately revealed by G-D’s Son, Yeshua the Messiah.
When do we meet?
We meet each Shabbat (Saturday) at 10:30am for a time of worship and teaching.
Following our service each Shabbat, we gather for a fellowship meal called Oneg, which means the “pleasure or joy of the Sabbath”.
The Scriptures teach that we are to “love the Lord your G-d with all your heart, soul, and might and your neighbor as yourself”. (Dt 6:5, Lev 19:18)
So we see Oneg as a continuation of our worship time. It is simply a change from the Sanctuary and our worship of G-d, to the fellowship hall and an informal time of eating and conversation. It is a time when we can learn to know one another as we seek to build a true community of faith and we learn to love and care for each other.
You are invited!
The most enriching experience in life is to worship the true G-d with all of your heart. When we give our entire heart, we connect to the Infinite. You are invited to come and fellowship with us as we seek the Lord with all of our heart, soul and might!
Our Shabbat Services:
Saturday at 10:30am
13370 Hwy 191 Midland Texas