Celebrate Messiah Presentations
Celebrate Messiah representatives offer a variety of presentations for your church. Our Messages and Presentations are from a Messianic Jewish Perspective and we have experienced that many Christian believers are deeply moved, encouraged, inspired and edified by a deeper understanding of the Jewish roots of the Christian faith. Our presentations are also excellent evangelistic opportunities to invite Jewish friends to church.
The following presentations are available:
Messiah in the Passover
This is a sermonic/visual demonstration of the Passover Feast which Jesus attended, also known as the Last Supper (Matthew chapter 26). The explanation of this Jewish Feast, known to Jewish people as “Passover”, is astounding as it gives insight into the connection between the story of the Exodus out of Egypt (Bondage) and the fulfillment found in Jesus - the Passover Lamb. This presentation also highlights the Jewish background of the Christian Communion celebration. A wonderful evangelistic message to invite your Jewish friends to church. This presentation is also a fantastic Easter service message! (Please book our missionaries way in advance to avoid disappointment if booking for an Easter service)
Messiah in the Passover (Banquet)
The purpose of the Messiah in the Passover Banquet is to enhance the Christian understanding of the New Testament by showing the Jewish background of Communion, since the Last Supper was a Passover Feast. A table is set with the traditional Jewish Passover items, including symbolic foods which are explained throughout the banquet. Participants sit down to a 3 course meal which includes tasting the symbolic foods and actively participating in the typical Passover Feast just like Jewish homes do every year. A wonderful evangelistic opportunity to invite your Jewish friends. This presentation is an event which is better suited for an evening service or a home fellowship (cell) group. If you have never attended a Passover banquet, this is a definate “must” experience!
The Gospel in the Feasts of Israel
All biblical holy days have a prophetic as well as an historical meaning. This presentation looks at the three biblical festivals with an emphasis on how Jesus the Messiah fulfilled them. Looking at Lev 23:23-43: Rosh Hashanah - Feast of Trumpets (teaches us about the need for repentance in our lives)- ; Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement (shows us that there is redemption and forgiveness of sin through faith in Messiah); Feast of Tabernacles (speaks about our rejoicing in God’s forgiveness and the presence of God with us through the Messiah). These are insightful prophetic biblical teachings which leave most congregations in awe of what a mighty, detailed and wonderful God we have. Celebrate Messiah also has many books on this subject. Please call in to our office or visit our online store.
The Credentials of the Messiah
This message gives insight into some of the most important messianic prophesies in the Old Testament. It expounds on how they point to Jesus as the promised Jewish Messiah and Saviour of the whole world.
Israel, the Everlasting Nation
The Everlasting Nation explores the foundational truths of God's covenant with Israel . It looks at the calling of Abraham, the choosing of the Land and God's plan of salvation for the world involving the nations and Israel . The title of the message comes from Jeremiah 31:35-37. This message will help Christians have a Biblical perspective on Israel and the Middle East and help them interpret current events.
Paul's Passion for His People
This sermon is rooted and grounded in Romans chapters 9 through 11, and examines the relationship that exists between Israel and the Church. More importantly, this message will help believers see the need for Jewish evangelism and encourage them to share the Gospel with their Jewish friends.
Jewish Evangelism Seminar
Many people ask how they can witness to a Jewish person. This presentation is designed to equip the believer with the Biblical principles needed and practical guidance in sharing the Gospel with a Jewish friend. The topics covered by the seminar include Jewish sensitivities to the Gospel, basic "how-to's" on sharing the Gospel with Jewish people, and how to answer Jewish objections to the Gospel. There is time for questions and answers as well. This is an excellent tool for teaching on evangelism, not just for witnessing to Jewish people.
Most of our missionary staff are Jewish believers in Yeshua. Their messages and personal testimonies are moving and inspiring. All our missionaries are living proof of the awesome faithfulness of our Lord.
In addition to ministering in the local church, Celebrate Messiah also partners with schools and seminaries. Many on our missionary staff are available to come bring various presentations. You can schedule a speaker for a chapel service, a class or perhaps be part of your missions' emphasis fair and conference. This would be a great opportunity for the students to learn more about Jewish missions and how they can participate in short-term ministry in Israel, New York City, south Florida, Los Angeles, and more.
While Hanukkah is not mentioned in the Old Testament, John's Gospel includes it in the New. The festival, which Jesus kept, is also called the Feast of Dedication, the celebration of the rededication of the Temple . But more than that, you will discover how God has preserved the Jewish people in order to set the stage for the entrance of the Messiah. A great message for the months of November/December.
One New Man
The One New Man explores the unique relationship between Jews and Gentiles in the body of Messiah as described by the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 2:11-22. It is a message that highlights the redeeming work of Jesus in making Jews and Gentiles one in Him with the dividing wall of hostility broken down. This is a message about the peace God has brought us through faith in Jesus the Messiah.
The Hem of His Garment
Why did the woman who had a long term illness push through the crowds to touch the hem of Jesus' garment? What is so significant of the hem or tassles of a Jewish man's garment? This informative message delves into the biblical background of the meaning of the tassles (tzitzitot) of the garments worn by Jewish men and challenges the believer to a deeper walk of faith and realisation of the power of God in our lives.
The Power of the Priestly Blessing
Explores the meaning and application of one of the most majestic prayers in the Bible, the prayer God gave to Aaron to bless the children of Israel, also known as the Aaronic Benediction. Its majestic rhythm, centred on the Name of God, has endeared itself to the hearts of believers for thousands of years and has played a central role in Jewish and Christian liturgy. One of the two prayers in the Bible written by God Himself (see also the message on The Jewishness of the Lord’s Prayer), this seeks to explain how the blessing was used in the Bible and in Jewish tradition.
The Jewishness of the Lord’s Prayer
The Jewish background to the most well-known Christian prayer, the prayer that Jesus the Messiah taught his disciples to pray – the Lord’s Prayer. Like the Priestly Blessing, this prayer is written by God Himself and it is powerful as it is profound. This message will explore the meaning and application of the Lord’s Prayer for believers in Jesus the Messiah today.