The Feasts of the Lord
Remnant recognizes the Biblical commandment to observe the seven Feasts of the LORD, as well as the two additional feasts presented in Scripture. As Believers in Jesus, we see the beautiful pictures of Messiah that are presented in each of the feasts.
Remnant Church is a Hebrew Roots Church.
Romans 11 tells us that we Gentile believers were grafted into the work that God had been doing through Abraham & his descendents for centuries. We did not “replace” them but were grafted into the covenant God had with them. The Church along the way lost touch with its Hebrew roots and, therefore, was impoverished of much that God has for us. We are rediscovering those roots and celebrating them. We believe that we live in the time when the “Tabernacle of David” is being restored. Among other things this includes :
Joyful and free worship and praise according to Hebraic traditions.
In order to properly understand Scripture we need to have an understanding of the people and culture of the times of Scripture.
Israel has a central place in history. We are to love and pray for Israel. We want to be faithful in finding ways to be a blessing to God's covenant people.
We look forward to and work for the day when there is truly "one new man" in Messiah---Jew and Gentile.
Who are we?
A Church For This Prophetic Season
What is Remnant Church All About
by Julie Higgins (written for 10th anniversary celebration)
When friends and acquaintances hear that we’re part of Remnant, the “Hebrew Roots” church in town, they never hesitate to ask in a half whisper, “Remnant Church...Are you Jewish?”
I can’t help but to grin in response. No, We’re not Jews. We just have a true understanding of our Christian heritage. God in His sovereignty chose the Jewish people as His own. He set them apart from all other people groups-that they might testify of His integrity and give credence to the absolute authenticity of His holy scriptures. While His redeeming plan of salvation from sin was originally revealed to and received by the Jews alone, the Bible makes it very clear in Romans 11 that we, the non-Jewish believers, were “grafted” into the work that God is doing in and through the Jewish people. We did not replace them, but were graciously included into the covenant God made with them. That’s REALLY good news for us!
Because most Christians today aren’t even aware that a vital connection once existed between Christianity and Judaism, our friends are usually shocked to learn that 2000 years of Jewish history, culture, language, and customs literally form the root of what they know today to be Christianity!
At Remnant, we study the Jewish roots of Christianity to understand our Savior. Jesus was a Jew born into a Jewish family in the Jewish village of Bethlehem in the land of Israel. He lived life and ministered to others as an observant Jew. He read the Jewish scriptures, spoke Hebrew, wore Jewish clothes, ate only biblically kosher food, kept the Jewish Sabbath, celebrated the Jewish feasts, followed Jewish customs, and kept every single law of God. Whew!
Our goal here at Remnant is not to “act Jewish” but to pattern our lives after Jesus and to become more like Him and those in the Bible that faithfully aligned themselves with His commandments and character. Over the years, we’ve found that the more our lives line up with the Bible, the more “Jewish” we appear!
Many are curious to know, “What’s the vision. What’s Remnant all about then?”
Well, like Barnabus, Remnant sets out to encourage others, building them up to reach their full potential and God’s purpose for their life.
We’re Caleb. People of faith in a GREAT God. And like the woman with the issue of blood and the centurion whose great faith Jesus marveled at, our confidence rests not in our own abilities but in our understanding of just Who God is and what He is capable of.
We are Lazarus, once dead and decaying from sin -raised to walk a new life with Christ here on earth. And like His sister Martha, we are learning that "busyness" of every sort, even serving others and doing “good things,” can become a barrier to knowing Jesus personally and intimately.
Remnant Church is David expressing His praise and worship unrestrained and unashamed before the Lord.
We are Jeremiah, Samuel, and Josiah-our youth equipped and trained to hear from and follow the Lord at any cost.
We are the Hebrew people, meeting up with God in the feasts for scheduled one-on-one appointments with Him.
Like Mary Magdalene we’ve been miraculously freed from the powers of darkness.
Remnant is Noah, committed to a lifetime of faithful obedience to God, doing our best to live a righteous life in the midst of an unbelieving generation. Our reverential fear of God is greater than our fear of man and anything he may think about us or do to us.
We are John the Baptist, continuously pointing others to the Messiah.
Like Joseph and Daniel, we believe that God speaks through dreams and visions and often reveals Himself and His plans during the night watch.
We’re the hands of Jesus reaching out to the broken, the unaccepted, the unlovely.
Remnant Church is Elijah-finding God NOT in the midst of the windstorm, earthquake, or fire but instead in a gentle whisper.
We are Peter experiencing the Lord’s provision in nets that are overflowing when necessities are scarce.
We’re Solomon seeking Godly wisdom above all else.
We are the disciples, learning to live naturally supernatural lives. We choose to be empty vessels for God to use as He pleases. In doing so, we are privileged to utilize the very same power and authority that raised Jesus from the dead to release healing and miracles to those in need.
We’re the New Testament church meeting together in our homes, breaking bread, celebrating Bible prophecies that have already come to pass and anticipating the fulfillment of those that are soon to come.
Like Mary, we desire to lavish our love on the Savior. And like Mephibosheth, we can bask in the Father’s love- knowing that we are in a forever-binding blood covenant relationship with Him.
Remnant Church is Esther raised up at a specific time in history for the specific purpose of advancing God’s kingdom here on earth.
Because Almighty God specifically chose Israel to express Himself to the world, we choose to love, support, encourage, pray for, respect, and speak the truth about the Jewish people. Our desire is to be among those who bridge the gap between Christian and Jew and to live our lives in such a way that others hunger to know the God that we serve.
That's what Remnant's all about!