Who We Are
Beit Hallel (meaning House of Praise) is a congregation of believers in Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah who have come together to worship the Lord in a more traditional Jewish setting. Together as Jews and Gentiles who are one in the Messiah Yeshua, we have sought to build a community in which Yeshua will receive “first place in everything” (Colossians 1:18), where we seek to encourage one another and to be bearers of the gospel to those who are lost. Our Shabbat Service incorporates traditional liturgical prayers with passages from the Apostolic Scriptures (New Testament). We enjoy a liturgical time, a Torah service in which the Triennial cycle of readings from the Torah (Pentateuch), the Haftarah (Prophets) and the Apostolic Scriptures (New Testament), worshiping together in song and music, and expository teaching each week from the inspired Scriptures.
Beit Hallel was formed in 1988 by a group of people who wanted to explore the whole Bible, giving full credence to the Hebraic perspective and were interested in some of the traditional synagogue forms of worship. Throughout the years our community has grown and matured into a community of people that love the Lord and place a high value on biblical education.
- We believe that the inspired canon of the Scriptures consists of 66 books and that all of these books together comprise the final authority in the life of a believer in Yeshua (Jesus).
- We believe that Yeshua is God in the flesh and was born of a virgin in order to pay the penalty for sin through His death on the cross, His burial and resurrection, His ascension to the Father, and His present intercession for all who are His.
- We believe that justification (being declared righteous by God) is a gift of the Almighty and is not something granted to or earned by any individual on account of good works they may perform.
- We believe that the Father and Son have sent the Holy Spirit to indwell believers and once a person is justified by God, the Holy Spirit begins to work within the believer to become more and more conformed to Messiah Yeshua, a work called sanctification which is the inevitable fruit of justification.
- We believe that the Torah (God’s teaching as found in all of the Scriptures) is an essential means by which God sanctifies all believers, both Jew and Gentile alike.
- We believe that the Sabbath (the seventh day) is a gift from God and is still a part of God’s Torah (teaching) for all believers today.