Beit Yeshua

2011 - Part 2
April - June




Beit Shofarot's

Joel Chernoff

Passover Seder


Area Leadership

Sue Samuel

Sh'ma Yisrael
It Is You
Awake Tzion
Fill Me Up
Zeh Hayom
Your God is Here
Brian Shares
Enemies Scatter
Be Not Afraid
Sue's Testimony
Barakhee Nafshee
Praise Adonai
Brian Shares
Oseh Shalom
Moving With the Lamb
Aaronic Benediction
More I Seek You
Come To Me
Dance With Me

Mike Devine

Covenant Bible

The Feast of Weeks

Greg Silverman

Folk Dance

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Psalm 122:6  Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: may they prosper who love you. 


Isaiah 40:1-5
“Comfort, O comfort My people,” says your God.  “Speak kindly to Jerusalem; And call out to her, that her warfare has ended, that her iniquity has been removed, that she has received of the LORD’S hand double for all her sins.”  A voice is calling, “Clear the way for the LORD in the wilderness; make smooth in the desert a highway for our God.   “Let every valley be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; and let the rough ground become a plain, and the rugged terrain a broad valley;  Then the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all flesh will see it together; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”


Beit Shofarot's 1-Year Anniversary

On Saturday, April 16, 2011, Curtis & Carolyn were invited to join Beit Shofarot in China Grove, NC, as they celebrated their 1-year anniversary as a full-time Messianic congregation.
Brad welcomes everyone to Beit Shofarot's 1-year anniversary
as they proudly display some of their new furnishings


... a Torah Parade and additional dancing follow


Curtis was called to the bema to read from the weekly Torah Portion



Cathy was called forward to read from the B'rit Hadasha/New Covenant



Curtis, from Beit Yeshua, and Cathy, from Highway to Zion,
shared congratulatory words with Beit Shofarot


Joel Chernoff Concert

As part of Beit Shofarot's 1-year anniversary (Saturday, April 16, 2011), they welcomed Messianic recording artist Joel Chernoff to China Grove, NC.  Joel, along with Rick "Levi" Coghill, was part of the "first" Messianic singing group, LAMB.  Beit Yeshua joined Beit Shofarot for a wonderful evening of music by the "Grandfather of Messianic Music".

Rabbi Yossi Wentz welcomes Joel Chernoff


[Thanks to Paul for the previous photos]


[Thanks to Steve Martin & Love For His People for the following photos of Joel]




Joel sings "No Weapon Formed Against You" and the dancers dance "Od Lo Ahavti Dai"


Pesach 2011



Beit Yeshua observed its 10th annual Pesach/Passover Seder on Friday, April 22, 2011, in the Family Life Center at Covenant Bible Church.  The facility was packed with a maximum crowd of 200 as family and friends from neighboring congregations, fellowships and churches joined with Beit Yeshua.


Shofarot are sounded as the evening activities begin


Curtis welcomed everyone


The lady Machol Dancers dance the Israeli Folk Dance "Sheleg Al Iri"
to the song "Psalms of Praise" by Billy Whitman



To see the ladies dance "Shelag Al Iri" to the song "Psalms of Praise" CLICK HERE


A time of Praise, Worship & Israeli Folk Dance for the entire crowd
Singing & Dancing to "He Shall Reign" by Paul Wilbur


Everyone is seated and the Pesach Seder begins


To see all of the photos, videos and dances from the 2011 Pesach Seder


An Evening Honoring Israel



Biet Yeshua joined with Beit Shofaort, Highway to Zion and Love For His People on Friday, May 6, 2011, in the Family Life Center of Covenant Bible Church, Lincolnton, NC., 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, for our fourth annual Evening Honoring Israel.  The meeting celebrated Israel's 63rd Birthday since their rebirth as a nation on May 14, 1948.


Gideon (on the guitar) and Tim (on the bongo) sing the Ted Pearce song "Yisrael"


The Story Behind the Song "ASHREINU"


In the fall of 1944, in the Auschwitz concentration camp, a group of 50 Hungarian Jewish boys under the age of 18 had been selected for the gas chambers.  They had been told they were to take showers, but this was later in concentration camp history, and the boys knew the truth.

Inside the bathhouse, one boy shouted out, “Brothers! Today is the day of Simchat Torah! Before we die, let us celebrate Simchat Torah one last time!  We don’t have a Torah Scroll to dance with, so let us all dance with God Himself—Who is surely here among us—before we return our souls to Him.”

50 young voices raised in song, and 50 pairs of feet stamped in joy before the L-rd:
Ashreinu mah tov chelkeinu u’ma nayim goraleinu u’mah yafah yerushateinu (How fortunate we are and how wonderful is our portion and how beautiful is our heritage.)

The commandant came and was infuriated.  One boy told him, “leaving a world where Nazi beasts reign is a cause for celebration.”  To teach them a lesson, the commandant had them all pulled out and put in a holding block overnight, telling them he planned to torture them the next day.

The next morning a high-ranking Nazi officer arrived, needing to conscript a large number of workers.  He saw the group of boys and ordered them along with several hundred other inmates, to be transferred to his work camp.  Survivors of Auschwitz report that all 50 boys survived the war.



The Machol Dancers dance "Ashreinu"





Numerous exhibits and displays were prepared for the evening ... including:


The "History of Modern Israel" and "Biblical Borders" Exhibit
allowed a look into what God says about the borders of Israel in Scripture

In the same day the LORD made a cov
enant with Abram,
saying "Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river,
the river Euphrates.


and ... The "Adopt A City For Prayer" Exhibit
Everyone was given a choice of 40 cities from which to choose and then pray over for the next year
Brochures were provided for each of the cities




We moved into a time of praise, worship and Israeli Folk Dance




Steve Martin (Love For His People)
talks about connecting & partnering with those living in Israel


Cathy Hargett (Highway to Zion) talks about traveling to Israel


from Beit Shofarot


The Hallel Dancers from Beit Shofarot
danced the Israeli Folk Dance "Eretz Eretz Eret" & "Hulu"





Doug Williams (Beit Yeshua) talks about what the Scriptures have to say about Israel

Curtis Loftin (Beit Yeshua) speaks on God placing His name on Jerusalem


Rabbi Yossi Wentz (Beit Shofarot) talks about "One New Man"


Area Leadership Meeting


For the past several years, Beit Yeshua (with Curtis Loftin), Beit Shofarot (with Rabbi Yossi Wentz), Highway to Zion (with Cathy Hargett) and Love For His People (with Steve Martin) have attempted to support one another and work together.  Leaders from each of those groups meet quarterly at Panera Bread in Mooresville to share information about upcoming events and to schedule joint activities.  Beit Yeshua and Beit Shofarot have joined together for the Marty Goetz Concert (2010), Hanukkah (2010) and Purim (2011).  Beit Yeshua, Beit Shofarot and Love For His People have joined with Highway to Zion for their quarterly assemblies.  Highway to Zion and Love For His People were on hand to support Beit Shofarot for the Walk of Remembrance.  All four groups came together recently for Beit Yeshua's annual Evening Honoring Israel. 



Yossi, Steve and Cathy


Ecclesiastes 4: 9, 10, 12

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work:  
If one falls down, his friend can help him up. 
But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!  

Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. 
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.


Psalm 133:1
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!


Sue Samuel Concert

Sue and Brian Samuel were in concert at Beit Shofarot Messianic Synagogue in China Grove, NC, on Saturday May 21, 2011.  Sue and Brian are Messianic recording artists and Believers who are blessed to travel around the world, visiting congregations and sharing G-d's message of hope and healing for all of His children. Sue plays guitar and sings lead vocals while Brian accompanies her on the keyboard and singing harmony.  They visit all congregations, both large and small, knowing that they sing to an audience of One.  Sue and Brian currently attend congregation Mishkahn David in Rhode Island.

Sue Samuel



Rabbi Yossi introduces Sue and Brian


Their original songs had rich Hebrew-style melodies with rich lyrics
A good portion of the wonderful evening was spent in intense worship






Curtis had been invited to lead the group in Israeli Folk Dance


Brian & Sue loved to talk about Adonai - from a true heart of worship






To order CDs, Visit's Sue's website at


Pastor Mike Devine

Beit Yeshua is a Jewish-Roots group associated with Covenant Bible Church in Lincolnton, NC.  Covenant's Senior Pastor, Mike Devine, stood before the church on Sunday, May 29, 2011, to publicly proclaim that Covenant would be a church that stands with Israel.

Pastor Mike speaks with Barry Segal (Vision For Israel & The Joseph Storehouse)
when Barry was at Beit Yeshua on January 14, 2011


To hear Pastor Mike's statement:



Shavuot / The Feast of Pentecost


Beit Yeshua celebrated the Biblical Festival of Shavuot - also called the Feast of Pentecost - on Friday, June 3, 2011, in the Family Life Center of Covenant Bible Church in Lincolnton, NC.  Shavuot is a Hebrew word that means "weeks" and refers to the 7 weeks (50 days) between the Feast of Firstfruits (at Pesach/Passover) and the Feast of Shavuot.


At Shavuot we remember the giving of the Torah in the Tanach (Original Covenant)
and the giving of the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) in the Brit Hadasha (New Covenant)

Shavuot was celebrated as the firstfruits of the wheat harvest were offered to Adonai


Susan say the blessing over the festival candles
Paul says the blessings over the bread & wine


As always, we moved into a time of praise, worship and dance
encouraging anyone who was interested to join with us


Curtis teaches about Shavuot in the Tanach (Original Covenant)


Doug teaches about Shavuot in the Brit Hadasha (New Covenant)



Gideon was invited to share a couple of songs for the evening - accompanied by Tim on the drums



The Tabernacle of the Lord


At the first Shavuot, Adonai gave the 10 Commandments -
as well as instructions for the Tabernacle of the Lord, the Aaronic Priesthood and the sacrificial system.


As a tribute to that first Shavuot, a life-sized model of the Tabernacle of the Lord was displayed

Iline did a wonderful in-despth teaching on the Tabernacle,
the implements in the Tabernacle and the priestly robes


The Priests inhale incense from The Incense Altar
as the High Priest prepares to go into the Holy of Holies


The Ark of the Covenant with Mercy Seat on top
contained the two tables of stone with the 10 Commandments,
Aaron's rod that budded and a jar of Manna


Curtis with Carol, Pat & Patti
These ladies traveled two hours from the Greensboro area to Lincolnton to fellowship with us
Todah Rabah Piedmont Triad Ladies!


To see all of the photos from the 2011 Shavuot Celebration


Greg Silverman Concert

Beit Yeshua traveled to Beit Shofarot in China Grove, NC, for the Greg Silverman concert on Saturday, June 11, 2011.  Greg is a conductor, music minister, praise & worship leader, Messianic Jewish & Gospel Music Recording Artist, and singer-songwriter. He was Music Director at Congregation Beth Yeshua in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (a Messianic Jewish Synagogue led by Rabbi David Chernoff) and is a music minister at the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America conferences.  Greg gives Messianic concerts and Bible teachings on the Jewish roots of Christianity throughout the United States and abroad.
Rabbi Yossi introduces Greg
Greg sang songs from his three CDs
Israeli Folk Dance with Highway to Zion

Within the past few years the relationship between the folks of Beit Yeshua and Highway To Zion has really increased.  Beit Yeshua joins Highway To Zion for their quarterly assemblies in Charlotte, NC, and Highway To Zion has committed to join Beit Yeshua for their Biblical Festival celebrations in Lincolnton, NC.  Thirteen folks from Beit Yeshua will join Highway To Zion for a trip to Israel this fall.

On Tuesday, June 21st, Curtis and Carolyn went to Highway To Zion to teach their third Israeli Folk Dance class.  Since the previous classes in February, Highway To Zion has established their own group of dancers to dance at meetings and assemblies in the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  This class, like the previous one, met from 7:00 to 8:30 at the Cramer Mountain Country Club in Cramerton, NC.
Cramer Mountain Country Club
102 Hidden Pastures Drive, Cramerton, NC  28032
A great group represented Highway To Zion for the Israeli Folk Dance Class
Thanks to Carol Trader Barton for the group photos
The class started promptly at 7:00 and the group learned the dance "Hulu"
In addition to "Hulu", the group learned "Ani Ma Amin" ...
... "Shebelet Basadah" ...
and reviewed "Od Lo Ahavti Dai", "Mikamocha" and "Tsadik Katimar" ...
as well as "Im Hu Pal Nu"
The class attendance was about 20 counting Carolyn & myself
Thanks to Carol Trader Barton for the group photos
From Cathy:
Highway to Zion's dance group really started to come together during our Song of Songs Classes.  We've already given our dance ministry in several venues and I look forward to what He is doing.  I know He is raising up this worship dance group and the leadership and committed dancers for it. 

All of you are invited to be part of the HTZ worship dance outreach with us the first Shabbat of each month at the One New Man Service (pastor Warren Marcus) at Steele Creek Church (in Charlotte, NC) from 1-3p.m.  This is my home church and we are very welcome and appreciated at the One New Man Service.  It's a great place to give in worship dance. I send reminders each month about the service, so please pray and see how the Lord leads you in this.  You are obviously called to dance and there are not that many places to give this gift! 


Dr. Mike Evans

Dr. Michael D. Evans, the world renowned evangelist, Jewish-Believer and Zionist, spoke at Concord First Assembly in Concord, NC, on Sunday June 26, 2011.  Dr. Evans is an award-winning journalist who has appeared on hundreds of network television and radio shows including GOOD MORNING AMERICA, CROSS FIRE, NIGHTLINE and THE GOOD MORNING SHOW (Great Britain), as well as appearing frequently on the FOX NETWORK, CNN WORLD NEWS, NBC, ABC and CBS.  He is the most in-demand network analyst on the subject of the Middle East.

Mike with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2011



Mike's EXCELLENT message,  titled  "Living in the F.O.G. - Favor of GOD",
included the testimony of his life from an abused child to a man walking in the favor of God.

Luke 2:52  And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.

Isaiah 43:18-18  Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. 
Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? 
I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.


Click Below to hear the message Mike gave at CFA

Part 1 - (1:12 min)
"Greetings & Words for Concord First Assembly"

Part 2 - (2:52 min)
"Books for Sell"
*** Part 5 (10:43 min)
"Activating a Scripture in his life,
the Ugandan President and
Meeting the President of Iran
as well as Menachen Begin"
Part 3 - (10:14)
"Following the Favor of God"
*** Part 6 (7:27 min)
"Meeting Benjamin Netanyahu,
Mike's testimony of his childhood,
and having a vision of Jesus"
*** Part 4 - (9:50 min)
"What God Really Wants From Us"
Part 7 (3:48 min)
"Closing Prayer"
* If you don't have time to listen to the entire message, I hope you can find the time to listen to these profound parts


Mike with former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin


Check out Mike Evans' Website at


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