When Would Be a Good Time to Hear from a Chosen People Ministries Representative?
When Would Be a Good Time to Hear from a Chosen People Ministries Representative?
Of course, our answer is: Any time!
 
Nevertheless, there are special dates and seasons when you might want to think about booking one of our speakers. Consider the following ...

 Missions Sundays and Conferences

Why not include a Jewish Evangelism Seminar or a message on Romans 1:16 ("... to the Jew first and also to the Gentile ...")? "The Jewish Roots of Christianity," "Messiah in the Tabernacle" and "Rebuilding the Temple" are all popular programs.

 

 

 

 

Christmas and the New Year

What do Jewish people think about the Church's Christmas celebrations? "Christmas Through Jewish Eyes" focuses on a passage such as Isaiah 9:2-7 and offers a very Biblical perspective. A message given at a New Year's service on Romans 1:16 or on Israel in prophecy would start the year off in the right direction. Note: These are Bible messages, not descriptions of Jewish culture and practice.

 

 

 

Communion Sundays and the Easter Season

Our various "Messiah in the Passover" demonstrations are ideal for any Sunday, but a demonstration that includes your communion service is especially meaningful. As well, Passover Banquets are appropriate all year, but are very popular during the Easter season. Many churches find that a Banquet works well Friday, Saturday or Sunday evenings. Book early!

  • Palm Sunday            March 29, 2015; March 20, 2016; April 9, 2017
  • Maundy Thursday            April 2, 2015; March 24, 2016; April 13, 2017
  • Good Friday            April 3, 2015; March 26, 2016; April 14, 2017
  • Easter Sunday            April 5, 2015; March 27, 2016; April 16, 2017


Jewish Festivals and Other Special Days

Most Gentile believers are not very familiar with the specific festivals of the Old Testament, including those ordained by God in Leviticus 23 and a few others that have arisen in response to specific events. A message relating to one of these would be particularly effective in explaining the celebration's history, how it was (or will be) fulfilled by Jesus and what it means for the Christian of today. The main Jewish fesitvals -- religious and secular -- are briefly described below.

 

Fall Festivals

Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets)            September 25, 2014; September 14, 2015; October 3, 2016

... celebrates the anniversary of the week of creation (Genesis 1:2-2:2) and is the beginning of the Jewish Civil Year. It is both a time of rejoicing as well as a holy occasion (Nehemiah 8:2, 9-12).

 

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)            October 4, 2014; September 23, 2015; October 12, 2016

... is the holiest day of the Jewish year. Messianic Jews reflect that Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah, like the scape-goat of the Atonement rite, bore the iniquities of all the people.

 

Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles/Booths)            October 9, 2014; September 28, 2015; October 17, 2016

... recalls 40 years of wandering in the wilderness, living in tents (booths) and worshipping in a portable tabernacle until only the younger generation was left to enter the Promised Land. Succot was also known as the Feast of Ingathering, the gathering in the harvest.



 

 

Simchat Torah (Torah Feast)            October 17, 2014; October 6, 2015; October 25, 2016

... is the Last Great Day of Sukkot, honouring the Bible and the Oral Law and particularly the first five books of the Pentateuch, foundation of Jewish belief and spiritual strength.

 

 

 

Winter Festivals

Hanukkah (Feast of Lights/Dedication)            December 17, 2014; December 7, 2015; December 25, 2016

... commemorates the re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem in 165 BC by the Maccabees three years after it was desecrated by Antiochus IV. See Daniel's prophecy in Daniel 8:13-14 and mention of Jesus at the temple during the celebration in John 10:22-23.

 


Purim (Feast of Lots)            March 5, 2015; March 24, 2016; March 12, 2017

... commemorates the story of Esther who faced Prime Minister Haman in front of her husband, King Ahasuerus and denounced Haman's plot to annihilate the entire Jewish population of Persia (descendants of the Abyssinian and Babylonian captivities). Haman had cast lots (purim) to fix the day of this genocide. Esther's plea won; Haman was executed. Purim is a joyful celebration in thanksgiving for Esther's courageous acts and God's faithfulness.

 

 

Spring Festivals

Pesach (Feast of Passover)            April 4, 2015; April 23, 2016; April 11, 2017

... remembers the night before the Exodus when the Angel destroyed all the first-born of Egypt but passed over the lamb-bloodied households of the Israelites. For Messianic Jews it is the focal time for remembering the perfect sacrificial Lamb -- Jesus.

NB:  Keep in mind that the Passover/Easter season is the most popular time for churches to invite a Messianic speaker.  In addition, our staff is very involved with family, friends and evangelistic events at this time.  If you are interested in a Passover demonstration at Passover/Easter, you may need to schedule as much as a year or two in advance.  But, by all means, call us and ask; we may be able to help even on short notice. 

Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day)           April 15, 2015; May 4, 2016; April 24, 2017

... is a "Remembrance Day" now observed in Israel in memory of the Holocaust victims.

 

 

Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day)            April 23, 2015; May 12, 2016; May 2, 2017

... commemorates May 14, 1948 when modern Israel proclaimed her independence.

 

 

 

 


 

Shavuot (Feast of Weeks/Pentecost)            May 24, 2015; June 12, 2016; May 31, 2017

... also known as the Feast of First Fruits, it celebrates the time of the giving of the Law to Moses on Mount Sinai. Messianic Jews also celebrate the birthday of the Church on this day.

 

 

 

 


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