About Mishkahn David
Mishkahn D`avid (Tabernacle of David) is a Messianic Jewish congregation in RI. On any given Shabbat, anywhere from twenty to one hundred and twenty Jewish and non-Jewish people come to be refreshed, inspired, and restored. The focus of practically every message is the revelation of Messiah in the Torah, and thus, the revelation of Messiah in us; seeing that the Torah (G-d’s Word) is being written in our hearts by G-d Himself as was prophesied by the prophet Jeremiah: “But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the L-RD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their G-d, and they shall be my people.” Jer. 31:33
So, if you happen to be in Rhode Island on Shabbat, or any other Festival of The L-rd, you are welcome to come and celebrate with G-d’s family at Mishkahn D`avid.
Mishkahn David is a member of the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues.
About Rabbi Brian and Sue Samuel
Rabbi Brian and Rebbetzin Sue Samuel were ordained to lead Mishkahn David in August 2013, as Rabbi Peter and Lisa Oliveira followed Adonai's calling to move to Haiti and be a light to that nation. Rabbi Brian and Sue have been involved in the Messianic Jewish movement since 1996, when they first attended congregation Beth Zion Messianic Synagogue in NJ. They moved to Rhode Island in 2007, and have served as elders at Mishkahn David since 2010. They continue to have the blessed privilege to sing to the Lord in music ministry across the country in support of Sue Samuel's Music Ministry.
Brian and Sue have been blissfully married since 1997 and live in Westerly, RI.
About Rabbi Peter and Lisa Oliveira
Rabbi Peter and Rebbetzin Lisa Oliveira were sent out with a blessing to birth congregation Mishkahn David on Shavuot (the day of Pentecost) 2005. Their mother congregation, lead by Rabbi Tobi Hawksley, was Beth Tekiah (House of Restoration), where Peter served as an Elder for about seven years. Rabbi Peter and Lisa have blessed us at Mishkahn David for 8 years, serving the Lord faithfully and selflessly, and the passion and love they have for "the least of these His brothers" remains foundational at Mishkahn David to this day. Keep in touch with them and their journeys by visiting the Haiti Orphanage page in this website.
• We Believe that the Bible, consisting of both the Tanakh (Hebrew Scriptures) and the B'rit Hadasha (New Covenant) is a Jewish book given by God through Jewish writer, primarily about Jewish people, and that it presents God's plan and standard for the whole world. It is the only inspired (or God breathed), infallible, and authoritative Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
• We Believe in one God, as He has revealed Himself in the Scriptures. 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One [echad]' (Deut. 6:4).
• We Believe that Messiah is spoken of in the Scriptures in terms that only belong to HaShem. Yeshua is the Messiah, the Eternal One, in whom lives the embodiment of the fullness of all that God is. He is the Word who became flesh and tabernacle among us, and whose glory we beheld, as of the uniquely begotten Son of God, full of grace and truth. (Mic. 5:1(2); Jn. 1:1-14; Col. 2:9)
• We Believe the Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit) comforts, indwells, leads, teaches, disciplines, empowers, and equips all those He regenerates.
• We Believe that Yeshua's death and resurrection accomplished the atonement for all who would place their trust in Him as the Passover Lamb who takes away sin. We become a new creation in Messiah, and are transferred from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of God. (Isaiah 53; Eph. 2:8-9, Rom. 5 & 6)
• We Believe salvation is by faith and trust through the grace of God alone, and not by human efforts. We do not earn, merit, or maintain this eternal redemption by our own efforts. (Jeremiah 17:5-9, Eph. 2:8-10, Rom. 8:29-39)
• We Believe it was God's plan from the beginning to reconcile all nations to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob through Messiah. (Gen. 22:18; Isa. 49:6)
• We Believe that all non-Jewish people who trust in Yeshua are grafted into the Jewish olive tree, and as joint heirs, are granted the privilege of following the Torah (God's instruction), having it written upon their hearts through the New Covenant. There is a spiritual unity and equality among all believers; 'One new man' in the Messiah Yeshua. (Jer. 31;33; Rom. 11;11-24; Eph. 2:11-22)
• We Believe that as Jewish and non-Jewish people embrace Yeshua as the Messiah, and connect with the Jewish roots of their faith, that a spiritual dynamic takes place, resulting in the equivalent of spiritual 'life from the dead.' (Daniel 11:32b,12:3; Rom. 11:15)
• We Believe in the continuity of God's covenants with the Jewish People according to Jeremiah 31:35-36, 33:19-26 and parallel passages. Part of the fulfillment of these covenants is the physical return of the people of Israel to the 'Promised Land.' (Deut. 30; Ez. 37; Luke 21:24)
• We Believe that the Torah (along with the rest of Scripture) is a revelation of the righteousness of God, and the description of the lifestyle and standards of the redeemed community. (Duet. 309-16; Matt. 5:17-19, 2 Tim. 3:16-17)
• We Believe Shabbat and the Festivals were established by God as an eternal covenant to deepen our understanding of Him and His appointed cycles with traditional and Messianic import. (Ex. 31:12-17; Le. 23; Zec. 14:16; Isa. 58:13f)