Last summer, a friend of ours in Georgia started organizing a once a month gathering called B’ney Yosef (Sons of Joseph) National Shabbat. The vision is for Believers, especially those who believe they are grafted in and part of Israel through Yeshua (Jesus), to come together and share a meal, fellowship with one another and sing and dance together!
Psalm 133:1 says, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” This is the foundation for these meetings. There are so many churches, congregations, denominations, etc, out there and there is so much division over religious beliefs, etc. The National Shabbats are organized so that people can come and fellowship with other brothers and sisters in Messiah, and not focus on our differences but rather on the thing that ties us all together …. and that is Yeshua!
Last August we were blessed to have friends from Israel, James and Liz Block, join us. James has some beautiful worship music – there are a few videos below and you can find more information on his website. We highly recommend his CDs … they are a blessing!
We have attended almost every meeting in Georgia since that first one last summer, and they have been such a blessing! People come from hours away … many different states and the fellowship is so sweet!
The meetings have not been limited to Georgia though – people have hosted gatherings in South Carolina, Texas and Arizona … and there are other locations being planned and scheduled across the United States.
With the Rambo family from South Carolina – it has been a blessing to get to know them!
Our family was actually asked to lead worship at the gathering in South Carolina on Shabbat two weeks ago! It was so awesome to see a couple hundred people get up and dance together around the building! It was also a miracle that we were able to participate, since many of us were getting over the flu and we certainly were not feeling up to par!
If you would like to see more videos, please visit my YouTube channel.
I just wanted to give you a little taste of what we do once a month, and I also wanted to invite any of you who are in the area to come join us sometime! If you aren’t local, you can check out the website to see if there will be any events in your area.
The National Shabbats are an awesome time of worship and fellowship with brothers and sisters in Messiah and we would love for you to join us. Even if you don’t believe “like us” … that is okay! The Father has us all in different walks of life … but we are all His children and we want to come together and worship His Holy Name!
For more information regarding upcoming gatherings and locations, or if you are interested in possibly hosting one in your area, please visit the B’ney Yosef National Shabbat website.
Have a blessed rest of the week!