Following are some resources and information regarding the observance of the Sabbath within a Messianic perspective. New resources will be added as they become available. We recommend you check back regularly.
Erev Shabbat and Shabbat Blessings
Restoration Ministries makes this Messianic Siddur available for download or printing for no charge. It contains many helpful prayers and blessings, including those typically included on the Sabbath for use either in your home or within a congregation. It includes the blessings in Hebrew, English and the transliterated Hebrew pronunciations.
The Erev Shabbat Siddur starts on page 11.
The Shabbat Siddur starts on page 40.
Sabbath Readings and Torah Cycle
Lion & Lamb Ministries puts out an easy reference guide for the weekly Torah and Haftarah readings, plus relevant readings from the Apostolic Scriptures, organized by the Gregorian date (column to the right).
Online Sabbath Services
- International House of Prayer Live Stream – Live worship, prayer and teaching, 24/7 (not Messianic)
- Lion & Lamb Erev Sabbath Service – A Messianic service including worship and teaching, recorded each week live, then available on demand until the following Sabbath.
- Hebraic Roots Network Programming – A constant stream of Messianic teaching from reputable teachers, check the program guide to plan your time.
- The Blessing of the Sabbath
- Alignment with God’s Promises Brings God’s Blessings
- What Did Jesus Say About the Sabbath?
- How Can I Observe the Sabbath Without a Congregation?
The Peace of the Sabbath | Shabbat Shalom
How often have you sought peace in nature? Stood awestruck by God’s earthly beauty? Or been inspired by a stunning scene? “The Peace of the Sabbath | Shabbat Shalom” reveals one stirring scene after another, all set to Bible scriptures recounting God’s peace. A visual delight for the eyes and a respite for the soul, this book will lead you deeper into Sabbath rest with the turn of every page. Appropriate for Jews, Christians, Messianics and others seeking and sharing peace, this is the gift book you’ll keep for yourself.
Sabbath, A Gift of Time
You have to stop to go forward. Everyone is busy. Rest is a luxury we think we can’t afford. However, we can’t afford not to rest. Sabbath celebration is good for you. It is God’s gift to all men and women—not just the Jewish people. The rhythm of rest allows time to breathe. Families learn to bless one another. Relationships are refreshed. Joy is restored. Energy is renewed. Take one day to rest and see what God will do with the remaining six. This book provides a foundation of the traditions and practice of Shabbat as well as the how-to of celebrating this important time in home life. It also includes seven authentic Sabbath recipes.
Messianic Feasts / Holy Days
This page includes a list of the Biblically commanded Feasts and Holy Days, their dates for this year, articles about each one, and a quick reference guide to refer to during the year.
Other Recommended Resources
This page includes links to resources and teachers I’ve found helpful in my Messianic journey.
Saturday or Sunday Sabbath? I recommend:
- “How Sunday Became the Popular Day of Worship” by Kenneth A. Strand (a paper)
- “The Sabbath – Stunning Admissions” by David C. Pack (a video)
I indeed appreciate the LORD OUR GOD for this site that has opened My eyes of understanding the true meaning of SABBATH and how we in the new covenant of grace are supposed to observe it… according to The Lord’s instructions not man’s added instructions.
August 29, 2020 at 3:11 am
Praise the Lord! The Sabbath is such a blessing, as are all of His instructions. They lead to abundant life. I’m happy to hear you have discovered and unwrapped this gift!
September 9, 2020 at 6:58 am
I would love to have your teachings. Happy Sabbath!
August 23, 2019 at 4:08 pm
Looking for a Messanic Siddur.
October 31, 2017 at 5:16 pm
Here’s a free online one I recommend, Ronald: http://servant2000.org/Siddur/Siddur.htm
October 31, 2017 at 10:50 pm
Hello “Administrator” person. My wife and I just got back from Israel and wanted to begin our journey in keeping the Shabbat. We celebrated with a wonderful “progressive Jewish” synagogue last Friday. As the service ended we were warmly greeted by the rabbi and talked about Shabbat. When I realized that we, as Christian Jews, knew very little of our cultural heritage I started “gleaning google.” (LOL…sound like a kindergarten song). Anyhow got your link and will most likely begin using it as beginning point for our Messianic Shabbat. I just didn’t notice any songs…and we sang a ton during the Shabbat at the synagogue! Any ideas?
December 7, 2018 at 11:26 am
I would like to know the new moon dates of year 2016
December 10, 2015 at 11:22 am
I have now posted them here.
December 22, 2015 at 8:30 pm
I would like to know if there is a website that televise the Sabbath services.
August 22, 2015 at 8:25 am
There are several websites that stream live Sabbath services. I have now added the list I’d recommend here.
August 25, 2015 at 7:03 am
Beth Goyim messianic congregation is on you tube and Skype, it also streams live.
Check out Beth Goyim Messianic Congregation House of Nations
they are out of New Jersey
July 11, 2017 at 9:12 pm
Beth Goyim Messianic Congregation house of nations, on you tube, skype and periscope under Rabbi Andrew
January 21, 2019 at 1:32 pm
Love the Siddur! Awesome work thank you! Be blessed.
June 20, 2014 at 11:44 pm