HEPHZIBAH"The Lord will take delight in her"
Welcome to Hephzibah, Cambridge!
We are a non-denominational group of local Christians who have a heart for God’s ongoing work in Israel and amongst Jewish people, everywhere.
In common with most believers, we hope and pray that Jewish people – and all people – will have the joy of encountering Yeshua ha Massiasch as Lord and as Saviour, and to experience the life changing wonder of the gospel of grace.
What does Hephzibah mean?
Hephzibah (literal English “my delight is in her”) figures briefly in the Bible’s Second books of Kings (2 Kings 21:1). More importantly Hephzibah is a symbolic name for Zion once it has been restored to the favour of God (Isaiah 62:4). It reminds us that God has made certain promises to Israel, and ultimately to give Israel a new name. In our Cambridge group, we seek to understand these truths and to work out what they mean for life in the twenty first century – as well as what they mean for the future of this God-rejecting world.
During the Covid related difficulties, Hephzibah is not meeting physically, but is moving to Zoom – based meetings, for the time being until 2021.
From our Blog
Christian envoy pays tribute to music teacher whose harmonica saved him from the Holocaust. Charles Gardner reports …… Israel’s first Christian Arab ambassador The appointment of Israel’s first ever Christian Arab ambassador is partly thanks to a Jewish musician who,...
Worshippers at Jerusalem’s Western Wall were terrified when a large snake emerged through the cracks as they were praying quite recently. It’s not a good idea to get too close to these reptiles until the time of the Millennial reign of the Prince of Peace when a...
Paul used that wonderful word "everyone" in Romans 1:16; "The gospel is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes." O, what an exhilarating word to those of us in this room who feel that there is something about us that rules us out! Wrong family, wrong...
If you were asked which Jewish Feast that Jesus celebrated is referred to in the Christian New Testament, but not in the Old Testament, would you know the answer? I suspect that for most readers, the answer is ‘no’. In fact the answer is the last Feast in the year,...
The last of the autumn feasts is Sukkot, or the Feast of Tabernacles. It comes five days after Yom Kippur and it lasts for eight days with a special day added on at the end, called Simchat Torah, or the Rejoicing in the Law. The first and eighth days of the Feast are...
Perhaps the holiest day of the Jewish year is Yom Kippur – the Day of Atonement, which Leviticus 23 vv 23 – 26 tells us falls on the tenth day of the month of Tishrei.
Where do we meet
Hephzibah is not tied to any particular location or venue, other than to say we meet in Cambridge. Often we meet in the Addenbrooks area, but if invited elsewhere we are always willing to.
It is best to look at our diary section for events and venues. If in any doubt, please just drop us a line via the contact page.