Congregation Beth Simcha of Lufkin, Texas

About CBS Lufkin

Congregation Beth Simcha is a Messianic Synagogue, whose congregation is made up of both Jews and Gentiles.

We worship the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the patriarchs of Judaism. God has chosen Israel and the Jewish people to be His priesthood, both to Himself and to the world. He brought Israel up from slavery in Egypt and entered into an eternal covenant with them at Mount Sinai, giving Israel, through Moshe (Moses), the Torah to teach Israel and those who placed their trust in God how to live righteous lives.

God, to reconcile man to Himself, brought forth Yeshua, the Messiah of Israel, known to Christians by the name Jesus. But it took, as the Sages of Judaism teach, the death of a Tzadik (righteous one) for the atonement of others. Isaiah 52 and 53 make clear that Messiah would die an atoning death for Israel and people from the nations who put their trust in Messiah. 

No matter what ethnicity or background you come from, eternal salvation is available to you. And the only way to eternal life is through trusting in the atoning death and resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah.

The foundation of all scripture is the Torah, namely Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. All other scripture is built upon the revelation at Sinai. We endeavor to do acts of righteousness for the sanctification of God’s name and Kingdom, and to bear witness that Messiah has come and will return. As Shimon Kefa (Simon Peter) wrote: “…what kind of people should you be? You should lead holy and godly lives, 12 as you wait for the Day of God and work to hasten its coming.” II Peter 3:11-12

Simply put: we are not to wait for God to act. He is waiting on us. Let’s work together to prepare His Kingdom and hasten the day of Messiah’s return!