Proceeding, and advancing in the way of understanding is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the ones who depart from the path, Nor stand in the way of the ones who fall short and miss the mark, in the seat of scorners, he has not sat.!
But rather the delight of him is in the Torah of יהוה, And in His Torah he is meditating day and night
And he becomes like a tree being transplanted on irrigation canals of water; Which is giving its fruit in its season, And its leaf is not withering; And all which he is doing, he shall prosper.....Psalm 1:1-3
For the past decade, Grafted-In Ministries has been meeting in central New Hampshire. We are a Torah Observant Congregation of Hebraic Believers
The words "Shuvah Yisrael" mean "Return, O Israel," and are taken from Hosea 14:1, where the Lord is commanding the nation of Israel to turn back to Him, to repent of their sins, and to seek the forgiveness that He, alone, provides. This message represents the focus and direction of our congregation which, even today, seeks to call the Jewish people back into relationship with God..
In the last decade, Orange County has seen a growing community of Jewish people moving into this area, especially in Irvine . A group of Jewish believers, seeing the need to reach out to this community, decided to establish a new Messianic Congregation in 1997.
What began in a small clubhouse with about 25 people has since grown to 225 people congregating and worshiping God each week. As a result of this congregation and working of God's Spirit we have seen many Jewish and non-Jewish people come to faith in our Messiah Yeshua (Jesus). Many other believers have felt comfortable worshiping with us and have come to make Shuvah Yisrael their home.
Sam Nadler is the President of Word of Messiah Ministries and presently serves as the Congregational Leader of Hope of Israel Congregation in Charlotte, North Carolina. Many of these messages were delivered at Hope of Israel's weekly Shabbat service. Others are selections from various topics available in more extensive series available in our bookstore. Tune in and enjoy!
YHWH has reached out to the nations and grafted wild branches from among the nations into the natural olive tree. The natural olive tree is the covenant people of YHWH, beginning with the seed of the woman in Bere'shiyt (Genesis) 3:15. The natural and wild branches share a common root and both take their nutrition and sustenance from this very old natural tree. We, as wild branches, have been grafted in, contrary to our nature, a nature that has been mixed with the ways of the nations.
The organized Christian church has, for two millennia, cut herself off from her roots. The modern church has, instead, planted an entirely new tree. This tree has rejected the fruit of YHWH's feasts, His Shabbat, His Torah, His dietary laws, and even His Name.
The WildBranch focus is to restore the ways of our Creator to His people by teaching the Old and New Testaments from the language and culture of the people who penned them. The New Testament is crammed full of idioms, phrases, and concepts known to the observant Jew (Yehudim) living in the time of Yeshua's ministry, but unfamiliar to modern readers. The Scriptures must be read through the eyes and minds of the culture in which it was written.