people feel lost deep down in their hearts. They wonder why
they are here, why so much evil happens in the world. The Bible
explains why: we want to run our own lives and do not accept God's
help when we need it. This selfishness affects every person, every
family, every nation, the entire human race.
But God cares. He promised he would send his servant, the
Messiah, to free us from ourselves and give us new and joyful
hearts. God made this promise first in the Torah, the books of
Moses: a promise not only to the Jewish people but to everyone
around the world.
promised Messiah is Jesus -- Yeshua in Hebrew -- who has
hearts and lives of millions of people. What is more, God has a plan for his
people, Israel: to draw them to their Messiah and help
change the world. Everyone is included in this plan:
Jews and Gentiles, Israelis and Arabs, Russians or Americans or Europeans or
Africans: for Messiah obliterates all the dividing lines between people and
unites them in God's love.
of Israel is here to help people with their spiritual needs. Our
goal is not to make people religious. Instead, it is to show how the
teachings of the Bible are meaningful for people today. Our congregation
helps people get closer to God by: