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Avodah Chapel: Living Faith & Work Ethic with the Holy Spirit

Avodah Chapel Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith

Avodah Chapel, is a fellowship of faith and service deeply committed to living out the principles of the Messianic (Christian) work ethic. At Avodah Chapel, our faith in Yeshua (Jesus) calls us to a life of purpose and significance, both in our spiritual walk and daily work. Our Statement of Faith reflects our core beliefs and values, guiding our members as we navigate the complexities of the modern world while upholding the timeless principles of Messianic (Christian) service and work ethic.

ABRAHAMIC COVENANT – We believe God made an everlasting and irrevocable covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Gen 12:1-3; 15:9-21; 17:1-8). It includes the unconditional election of Israel or the Hebrew people as God’s chosen people, the gift of the land of Israel, and the promise of the Messiah through whom all the families of the earth will be blessed (2 Sam 7:6-16; Jer 31:23-40; Romans 9-11; Gal 3:6-4:7).

BAPTISM – We believe Baptism is done by immersion of people old enough to understand, accept and confess Yeshua as Messiah, as Savior.

BIBLE – We believe in the inspired Word of Elohim. (Ps 107:11; 119:160: Mark 7:6-13; John 10:35; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; Heb 1:1-3; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

DIETARY LAWS – We believe in following the kosher dietary laws established in the book of Leviticus for the purpose of health and longevity.

HOLY SPIRIT/GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT – We believe in the full deity and personality of the Holy Spirit-Ruach HaKodesh (Matt 28:19; Acts 5:3-4; Eph 4:30). Ruach HaKodesh bears witness to Yeshua through the Word of God (John 14:25-27; 16;13; 1 Cor 2:10-11). Ruach HaKodesh convicts (John 16:7-11), regenerates individuals (John 3:3-5) and baptizes them into the Body of Messiah (1 Cor 6:11; 12:13; Titus 3:5). Ruach HaKodesh indwells, fills, guides, helps, gifts, and produces in believers the fruit of the Spirit (John 14:15-21; 1 Cor 6:19; Eph 1:13-14; 5:18). We believe in the gifts of the spirit and the practice of speaking in tongues.

YESHUA HAMASHIACH/JESUS CHRIST – We believe in referring to Jesus by his Hebrew name, Yeshua. We accept him as the Messiah promised in the Old Testament and believe he died an atoning death for the sins of humanity, was raised from the dead, and is still alive today. We believe in His full deity (Is 9:6-7; John 10:30; 20:28; Acts 2:14-36; Col. 2:9); His virgin conception (Isa 7:14; Matt 1:18:25; Lk 1:34-35); His full humanity (Heb 2:14-18; 4:15); and His sinless life (2 Cor 5:21; Heb 4:15; 7:26; 1 Pet 2:22 [Isa 53:9]).

TRINITY – We believe in the one infinite and perfect  Triune God: Father (HaShem); Son (HaMeshiach); and the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh). (Deut 6:4; Lev 19:2; Deut 33:27; Isa 6:1-3; 40:28-31; Acts 17:24; Ps. 90:2). Each possesses the characteristics of personality and the nature and perfections of deity. (Matt 28:19-20; John 1:1-3; 15:26; 16:12-15; Col. 1:15-20; Heb 1:1-4).

SALVATION- We believe that salvation for both the Hebrews and Gentiles is available only through Yeshua HaMashiach and His finished work (John 14:6; Acts 4:12). This salvation is a gift from God, received through faith alone and not by works (John 10:28-30; Rom 8:28-30; Eph 2:8-9; Rom 3:21-4:25; Heb 13:5). True believers in Messiah are sealed by the Holy Spirit for the day of redemption (Eph 1:13-14).

UNITY OF THE BODY– We believe that the Church is comprised of both Hebrews (Judahite or Judean) and Gentiles who have accepted Yeshua as the promised deliverer (Eph 2:11-3:6). Gentiles who have come to faith in Yeshua are fellow heirs in the kingdom of God with Hebrew believers (Eph 3:6; Gal 3:1-4:6). This belief in the universal body of Messiah encourages both Hebrews (Judahite or Judean) and Gentiles to live together in unity (Acts 14:23; 15:24-28; Rom 14:1-15:21; Col. 2:16-23; Heb 10:24-25).

OUR FUTURE– We believe that Messiah will return to earth to reign from Israel over the millennial kingdom (Dan 9:27; Matt 24:29-31; Mark 13:24-27; Luke 21:25-27; 1 Thess 1:10; 2 Thess 2; Rev 20:1-6). When all His enemies are put under his feet, He will hand over the Kingdom to the Father (1 Cor 15:20-28). We believe that the final state of those who have trusted in Messiah will be eternal bliss in the presence of The Most High. We believe that the eternal state of those who have not trusted in Messiah will be one of conscious suffering in hell. (Matt 25:46; John 3:36; 2 Thess 1:8-9; 2 Pet 3:13; Rev 14:11; 20:11-15; 21:1-22:6).

Avodah Chapel Statement of Faith
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