This week's Encouragement

"But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deluding yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror— for once he looks at himself and goes away, he immediately forgets what sort of person he was.

But the one who looks intently into the perfect Torah, the Torah that gives freedom, and continues in it, not becoming a hearer who forgets but a doer who acts— he shall be blessed in what he does."

- James 1:22-25

We all have an image of ourselves we carry in our minds. It can be based on our roles, personality, or often, our failures. We walk around with this self image that can cloud our decisions because we are or aren't "that sort of person". But how can a wonderfully made creation know it's own purpose? There is only one way to know what sort of person you are, and that is to ask your maker. The L-rd of all creation has mercifully given us His word so we can see who we are in Him and how much He desires to walk among us. Let us not take that for granted, but look deeply at His Torah and strive to walk in His ways.

Torah & Times

Weekly Readings: 

TORAH: Beshalach (Exodus 13:17–17:16)

HAFTARAH: Judges 4:4–5:31


Shabbat Times:

Friday, February 3, 2023 - Holiday begins at 4:58 pm

Saturday, February 4, 2023 - Holiday ends at 5:58 pm

As per custom, Shabbat beginning time is 18 minutes before sunset and Shabbat is celebrated as a 25-hour holiday.

Contact Info


Beit Tefilah Messianic Congregation

11469 Olive Blvd. #208

St. Louis, MO 63141



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