Religion briefs 3/26

Fellowship hosting free seminar this weekend
House of Prayer Fellowship in Clovis is hosting a free financial seminar this weekend with Brian Lockhart of Legacy Ministries.
According to David Lombrana, pastor of the church, Lockhart is a certified financial planner with a bachelors degree in business administration who has been in private practice since 1991 and is now a conference speaker and seminar facilitator who teaches stewardship principles in the “Guarantee Your Harvest” financial seminars.
Prior to becoming a Christian financial advisor, Brian and his wife, Cindy, served as youth pastors in California and New Mexico. They are currently active in ministry at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colo.
This weekend’s seminar will begin Saturday night at the church, located at 2221 W. Llano Estacado Blvd., with a 6 to 8 p.m. presentation on “God’s Purpose for Prosperity.” At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Lockhart will speak on “The Sowing and Reaping Myth.” The seminar will conclude from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday with presentations on “Five Laws of Biblical Investing” and “Breaking the Chains of Bondage.” Childcare will be provided for all services for 6th Grade and under.

Jews for Jesus hosting Passover presentation
Central Baptist Church of Clovis has invited the Jews for Jesus organization to host a special presentation on Christ in the Passover.
Held at 7 p.m. Monday, the presentation will include a table set with the traditional Jewish Passover items including representative foods which are explained but not eaten, as they would be in an actual Passover ceremony. Originally written in 1956 by Moishe Rosen, the founder of Jews for Jesus, the presentation is based on a study by Rabbi Leopold Cohn, who was converted to Christianity in 1894 and wrote extensively on Messianic symbolism in the Passover.
“The Christ in the Passover presentation is one way Jews for Jesus can help churches appreciate the Jewish roots of the Christian faith,” Rosen wrote in a press release. Rosen’s presentation argues that central Christian doctrines including the trinity, the principle of substitutionary atonement, and salvation through a personal relationship with the Messiah are implied in the Passover meal as observed through the centuries by Orthodox Jews.