Shalom and thank you for visiting the Natzarim Yahshua Family Fellowship web-page. We are a home based, Torah observant, Hebrew Roots fellowships in Yavapai County Arizona and Howell County Missouri. Each Shabbat, the New Moon (Rosh Chodesh) and the Moedim (Appointed Times), we gather for fellowship, just as the original Disciples did in the first century.
Our service consists of devotional music, Davidic and flag dance (optional), reading of the weekly Torah Portion (Parasha), enjoying a biblically clean food fellowship potluck, presenting a weekly message and conducting a mid-rash session.
We invite you to join us as we shine our Torah light bright in South Central Missouri. If you have questions, feel free to get in touch with us using the contact us menu tab. Shalom and Blessings in Messiah Yahshua to you and your families.
“Whoever will do and teach [my commandments] the same will be called great in the kingdom of heaven,” Matthew 5:19.
The purpose of Natzarim Yahshua Family Fellowship is to study, obey, and teach the commandments of Yahweh, our heavenly Father, and Yahshua, His Son. Are we Judaizers? No. The Judaizers taught men to obey the traditions of man. We are teaching them to obey the commandments of Yah. His instructions are timeless and set in place to be obeyed by all peoples.
Are we trying to earn our salvation through legalism?
No. We know and teach that coming into covenant with the Almighty through accepting Yahshua’s sacrifice for ourselves by His grace is the only thing that can save us and that this does not come by our own works.
Then why do we study, observe, and teach the Torah (Instructions in the books of Moses)?
Instead of giving you a long, theological dissertation on our reasons for keeping Yah’s instructions, we can explain it simply in six words: “Yahweh said it, that settles it“. If you want a longer answer that still does not involve the tainted reason of human theology, we must turn to the Scriptures (that is always a good thing to do anyway). One reason was already mentioned: That we may be called great in the kingdom (Matthew 5:19). Here are a few more: We want Yahweh’s blessing to make us fruitful like a burgeoning tree (Psalm 1); We want to have access to the Tree of Life and enter into our Father’s city through the gates (Revelation 22:14). We love Him (John 14:15); We want to be assured of our redemption (I John 2:3); We want to demonstrate our faith (Romans 3:29-31, James 2:14-20).
Beyond that, our purpose is to gather together on the Sabbath and on the feast days that we may spend time in Yahweh’s presence and in each other’s company as we learn together what it means to follow Him in the way that He planned and revealed through the Scriptures and through the obedient life of the Son, our Master Yahshua. We are not a “church” in the Grecko-Roman sense of the word, but simply a family who loves each other and comes together to worship the Creator and Ruler of everything that exists.
Statement of Faith
We believe in the Good News of Yahshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ) as set forth in the following passages of scripture:
“We all like sheep have gone astray. Each of us turned to his own way. So Yahweh has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed and He was afflicted yet He did not open His mouth. Like a lamb led to the slaughter, like a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He did not open His mouth. Because of oppression and judgment He was taken away. As for His generation, who considered? For He was cut off from the land of the living, for the transgression of my people—the stroke was theirs [.] His grave was given with the wicked, and by a rich man in His death, though He had done no violence, nor was there any deceit in His mouth. Yet it pleased Yahweh to bruise Him. He caused Him to suffer. If He makes His soul a guilt offering, He will see His offspring, He will prolong His days, and the will of Yahweh will succeed by His hand. As a result of the anguish of His soul He will see it and be satisfied by His knowledge. The Righteous One, My Servant will make many righteous and He will bear their iniquities. Therefore I will give Him a portion with the great, and He will divide the spoil with the mighty—because He poured out His soul to death, and was counted with transgressors. For He bore the sin of many, and interceded for the transgressors.” -Isaiah 53:6-12
“Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and He said to them, ‘So it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance for the removal of sins is to be proclaimed in His name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I am sending the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.’” -Luke 24:45-49
“But these things have been written so that you may believe that Yeshua is Mashiach Ben-Elohim, and that by believing you may have life in His name.” -John 20:31
“But you will receive power when the Ruach ha-Kodesh has come upon you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and through all Judah, and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” -Acts 1:8
“Men of Israel, hear these words! Yeshua ha-Natzrati—a Man authenticated to you by God with mighty deeds and wonders and signs God performed through Him in your midst, as you yourselves know—this Yeshua, given over by God’s predetermined plan and foreknowledge, nailed to the cross by the hand of lawless men, you killed. But God raised Him up, releasing Him from the pains of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held by it. For David says about Him,
‘I saw Yahweh always before me,
for He is at my right hand so that I might not be shaken.
Therefore my heart was glad and my tongue rejoiced;
moreover, my body also will live in hope,
because You will not abandon my soul to Sheol
or let Your Holy One see decay.
You have made known to me the paths of life;
You will fill me with joy in Your presence.’
“Brothers, I can confidently tell you that the patriarch David died and was buried—his tomb is with us to this day. So because he was a prophet and knew God had sworn with an oath to him to seat one of his descendants on his throne, David saw beforehand and spoke of Messiah’s resurrection—that He was not abandoned to Sheol, and His body did not see decay. “This Yeshua God raised up—we all are witnesses! Therefore, being exalted to the right hand of God and receiving from the Father the promise of the Ruach ha-Kodesh, He poured out this—what you now see and hear. For David did not ascend into the heavens; yet he himself says,
‘Yahweh said to my Master,
“Sit at my right hand,
until I make Your enemies a footstool
for Your feet.”’
‘Therefore let the whole house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him—this Yeshua whom you had crucified—both Master and Messiah!’ Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the rest of the emissaries, ‘Fellow brethren, what shall we do?’ Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and let each of you be immersed in the name of Messiah Yeshua for the removal of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Ruach ha-Kodesh [Holy Spirit]. For the promise is for you and your children, and for all who are far away—as many as Yahweh our God calls to Himself.’ With many other words he warned them and kept urging them, saying, ‘Save yourselves from this twisted generation!’ So those who received his message were immersed, and that day about three thousand souls were added.” -Acts 2:22-40
“Repent, therefore, and return—so your sins might be blotted out, so times of relief might come from the presence of Adonai and He might send Yeshua, the Messiah appointed for you. Heaven must receive Him, until the time of the restoration of all the things that God spoke about long ago through the mouth of His holy prophets. Moses said, ‘Yahweh your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from among your brothers. Hear and obey Him in all that He shall say to you. And it shall be that every soul that will not listen to that Prophet shall be completely cut off from the people.’ Indeed, all the prophets who have spoken from Samuel on have announced these days. You are the sons of the prophets and also of the covenant that God cut with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘In your seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.’ God raised up His Servant and sent Him first to you, to bless you all by turning each of you from your wicked ways.” -Acts 3:19-26
“I did not shrink back from proclaiming to you anything that was profitable, teaching you publicly as well as from house to house, testifying to both Jewish and Greek people repentance to God and trust in our Master Yeshua.” Acts 20:20-21
“Now I make known to you, brothers and sisters, the Good News which I proclaimed to you. You also received it, and you took your stand on it, and by it you are being saved if you hold firm to the word I proclaimed to you—unless you believed without proper consideration. For I also passed on to you first of all what I also received-that Messiah died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Kefa [Peter], then to the Twelve. Then He appeared to over five hundred brothers and sisters at one time—most of them are still alive, though some have died. Then He appeared to Jacob [James], then to all the emissaries, and last of all, as to one untimely born, He also appeared to me.” -I Corinthians 15:1-8
“And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the [b]Beginning and the End, the First and the Last. Blessed are those who [c]do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie. I, Yahshua, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.” -Revelation 22:12-16
“When they saw Him, they worshiped; but some wavered. And Yeshua came up to them and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, immersing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Ruach ha-Kodesh, teaching them to observe all I have commanded you. And remember! I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” -Matthew 28:17-20
“He told them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the Good News to every creature. He who believes and is immersed shall be saved, but he who does not believe shall be condemned.” -Mark 16:15-16
We believe and affirm that “all scripture is breathed out by Elohim and is profitable for teaching, for reproof and for setting straight for instructions in righteousness that the man of Elohim might be fitted, equipped for every good work” 2 Timothy 3:14-16. We will always default to His word, from Genesis to Revelation.
We believe and affirm the Almighty Elohim (creator) has a name and we believe it to be יהוה (Yahweh). We don’t judge people for how they pronounce His name. (Exodus 20:7; Leviticus 22:2; Deuteronomy 28:58)
We believe and affirm the Son of Yahweh’s name is יהושע (Yahshua) and He is the Messiah, the anointed one, to be both King and Savior. Yahshua’s name literally means Yah is Salvation. We affirm that we are to keep and guard the commandments, instructions and Torah, just as Messiah himself instructed us to do. (John 14:15; Matthew 22:37-40; Deuteronomy 6:5; Leviticus 19:18; Matthew 5:17-20; John 14:21-24; 1 John 3:4; John 14:6)
We believe and affirm that the Leviticus 23 appointed times (Moedim) are still in effect and applicable to us today. The first moedim is the 7th day Sabbath, from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday. No ordinary work shall be done during this set-apart (holy) time. We also observe and keep the commanded set-apart days: Pesach (Passover), Matzot (Unleavened Bread) Bikrim (First Fruits) Shavuot (Pentecost) Yom Terruah (Day of Trumpets) Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Sukkot (Tabernacles).
We believe and affirm that the Leviticus 11 dietary instructions are still applicable to us today and we follow them. We eat only Biblically clean food and refrain from eating things that are not identified as food, such as pork, shellfish and so forth.
We believe and affirm that repentance (teshuva – to turn back towards) is necessary for salvation and that baptism in the name of Yahshua is required. (Luke 13:3; Acts 4:12; Isaiah 54:5; Isaiah 43:10-11; Luke 24:45-47; Ezekiel 33:11; 2 Peter 3:9; 1 Timothy 2:3-4)
We believe and affirm that there is a judgment for those that do not follow the instructions (commands) of יהוה (Yahweh) and יהושע (Yahshua). (Matthew 25:46; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 20:11-15; Matthew 8:11-12; Matthew 13:24-30; John 3:18)
We believe and affirm that marriage is between man and woman. (Genesis 2:18-24; Matthew 19:3-5)
We believe and affirm that there is one law for both Jew and gentile. (Exodus 12:49; Numbers 15:15-16; Leviticus 24:22)
The purpose of Natzarim Yahshua Family Fellowship is to raise up Sheppard’s and leaders, as we are commissioned to make fishers of men and spread the good news of the gospel. We are active participants in family of Yahweh. We encourage everyone who has gifts to use them. (1 Corinthians 12:12-31; 1 John 2:12-15)
We will train up children in the way that they shall go and they shall not depart from it when they grow old. (Proverbs 22:6)
We do not support or allow antisemitism in any manner, at any point or at any of our functions. (Romans 11:18; Exodus 12:49; Numbers 15:15-16; Leviticus 24:22)
If you have questions and would like to contact us, you can call
Michael Walker 928-830-5187 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Shalom (peace) and ahava (love) in Messiah Yahshua