March-April Restoration Times Mailed April 29
The latest Restoration Times magazine should be showing up in subscribers’ mailboxes soon, along with the Feast and new moon calendar and information on the kitchen remodel at YRM and how you can help with it. This issue includes articles debunking evolution, a review of fossilized traditions, Pentecost, how Easter came from Passover, humility, and much more. You can download a digital copy at: https://yrm.org/restoration-times-archive/ Pictured are dedicated volunteers preparing the issue for mailing.
Feast of Weeks May 12
In about a week we will be observing the Feast of Weeks, or Pentecost, at Holts Summit. Those joining us will enjoy an inspiring two days of spiritual uplift and learning. We have 27 lodging rooms in the multipurpose center for a nominal fee of $20 per night. Come join others of like faith for a weekend that only Yahweh can give as we obey His command in this third moed of the year.
You can reserve a room by calling us toll free: 1-844-899-6438
Now Accepting 2019 FOT Reservations
We invite you to the 2019 Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) celebration from the evening of September 15th through September 21th (based on the new moon crescent, it may be observed a day earlier). This important event will be observed in Holts Summit, Missouri, at YRM’s facilities. Watch a video tour of the activity center by Bro. Lucas Cecil at https://yrm.org/tabernacles-2019/ You will also find a Feast schedule and registration form at this URL.
Feast of Tabernacles Worship and Activities
The Feast offers incredible insight into our Father’s plan of salvation for mankind. It represents not only Israel’s 40 years in the wilderness, but prophetically points to the coming Kingdom, when Yahshua will govern the earth with His saints, Revelation 20:6.
Above all, the Feast is a time to worship Almighty Yahweh (Lev. 23:1). There is no greater purpose! To follow this command, we will have daily worship services along with several Bible studies throughout the Feast. We will also have a baptismal service for those seeking immersion into Yahshua’s Name. A Night of Special Music is always a hit, and all are invited to participate. In addition to the inspiring and informative messages and Bible workshops, we have several activities planned, including: volleyball, basketball, bingo, Hebrew dancing, western day, a day at the lake, and so much more!
Kitchen Expansion Fund – Can You Help?
Because our kitchen facility at Holts Summit is woefully inadequate for feasts and other events, we are renovating the facility. A used commercial dishwasher was purchased at a fraction of the cost of new a couple of years ago and we are taking it out of storage for installation. A convection oven and standard gas oven were also purchased used and await installation. Plumbing has recently been completed for the dishwasher. We are doing nearly all the work ourselves as we try to economize.
We estimate the total cost of the kitchen expansion at $13,600, with fire suppression range hood. If you would like to help with any aspect of this project, here is the breakdown you can choose from:
Propane install: $1,500
Range hood with fire suppression: $6,300
(Range hood without fire suppression $3,000)
Split unit AC: $1,500
Wall panels of stainless steel for oven: $1,300
Help with any of these items would be great blessing to YRM. This much-needed project will bring many years of convenience and enjoyment for all who come for Yahweh’s Feasts.
Donations can be made here>>
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What is the Nomina Sacra?
- Manuscripts from a heretical sect of the fifth century
- Old Testament scrolls discovered near Mt. Sinai in Arabia
- Rabbinic writings that are only nominally sacred
- Word abbreviations found in the Greek New Testament
The term Nomina Sacra is Latin for “Sacred Names” and refers to abbreviations found in the early Greek New Testament manuscripts. As noted in the Restoration Study Bible, “[It] was a literary device used to abbreviate several words in early Greek NT manuscripts. Bruce Metzger’s book, Manuscripts of the Greek Bible, lists 15 examples of these abbreviations from Greek papyri: God, Lord, Jesus, Christ, Son, Spirit, David, cross, mother, father, Israel, Savior, man, Jerusalem, and heaven (examples appear as found in KJV). Except for ‘mother,’ which is not found until the 4th century CE, all other Nomina Sacrahave been found in Greek manuscripts from the first through third centuries CE. While scholars are still debating their purpose, some propose that this shortening of key words may have been used to replace the Tetragrammaton (see Ex. 3:15) with the common title Kurios(typically abbreviated ‘KS’ with a line above), in Greek Christian manuscripts, as found within this passage. This offers a possible explanation as to why Yahweh’s Name is missing from the Greek NT. In fact, in those places where the Tetragrammaton should appear, the definite article is missing in front of the [Nomina Sacra]. This conclusion is supported also by German scholar David Trobisch’s work, The First Edition of The New Testament….” (note on Matt. 1:22). Answer: D.