Messiah in the Passover: A multi-sensory experience of the traditional Jewish Passover Seder in light of the “Last Supper” that the Messiah celebrated with his disciples the night he was betrayed and the night before he hung on the cross. This can be presented in a standard Sunday morning service, or as a special banquet event–whichever is more fitting for your community.
Jesus and the Salvation of Israel: Journey together through the relationship between Jesus and Israel as found in every aspect of his existence, including his conception, birth, life, ministry, death, resurrection, and ascension. This message highlights Jesus’ compassion for and understanding of Israel and her role in the Kingdom program of God.
Paul and Israel: A glimpse into the heart that Paul, a Hebrew of Hebrews, had for the nation of Israel as laid out in Romans 9-11. The hearer will walk away from this with a clearer understanding of the current condition of the nation of Israel, the future that God has for Israel, as well as the responsibility that believers today have to pray for and witness to Jewish people everywhere.
Israel in Prophecy: A comprehensive overview of the continual plan that God has for the nation of Israel as laid out in both the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament. Touching on the various prophetic passages, such as Ezekiel 37 and Matthew 23, this will also address the question of what responsibility believers today have in sharing the Gospel with the Jewish people.
The Spring Feasts of Israel: Walk through the prophetic significance of the Passover, the Feast of Firstfruits, and the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost), tracing how each one relates to the first coming of Jesus as laid out for us in the New Testament. This message provides a wonderful opportunity for believers to see the strong connection between the Old and New Testaments, and how viewing the New Testament in its Jewish context can strengthen one’s faith in God.
The Fall Feasts of Israel: A comprehensive look at the prophetic connections between the Second Coming of Jesus and the Feast of Trumpets, Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), and the Feast of Tabernacles. These fall feasts also demonstrate the salvific progression of the Gospel reality in the life of the believer as they highlight repentance, redemption, and rejoicing.
The Gospel According to Isaiah 53: Written over 700 years before Messiah walked the earth, this one chapter presents a vivid picture of the painful sacrifice, death, burial, and resurrection of one individual to atone for the sins of Israel and the entire world. This message examines the chapter and makes the case for its fulfillment in Jesus, and points out how it can be used to present the Gospel to Jewish people.
The Suffering Servant and the Conquering King: Using Psalms 22, 23, and 24 as a foundation we look at the rabbinic understanding of the two contrasting pictures of the Messiah in the Old Testament—the Suffering Servant Messiah and the Conquering King Messiah—and make the case for Jesus fulfilling both pictures.
From Exile to Intimacy: Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is considered the holiest day on the Jewish calendar–the one day of the year when the High Priest would enter the Holy of Holies to make atonement for the nation of Israel. Using Leviticus 16, this message looks at the ceremony of the two goats on Yom Kippur and how they point to the atonement that Jesus has made for mankind.