Virtual Purim Pyjama Party - More Info
Purim is a fun Jewish holiday celebrating the time when God used an orphan named Esther and her cousin, Mordechai, to rescue the Jewish people from a wicked man named Haman. Our virtual program will highlight God’s power and desire to protect His people, and explore how Purim ultimately points to the rescue and protection we have in Yeshua the Messiah.
This will be Celebrate Messiah’s first-ever virtual Purim event for children and the whole family! You can look forward to the following:
- A lively retelling of Purim’s origins (the story in the book of Esther)
- A time of arts and crafts
- A chance to connect with other Messianic families all around the country
So put on your coolest, craziest PJs and join us for our:
The celebration is absolutely free, but you will need to register to receive the link to watch. But hurry, because Purim is approaching quickly!
We look forward to seeing you there!
More Information: Yeshua: The Light of the World
“Yeshua: The Light of the World: A Virtual Messianic Jewish Celebration of Hanukkah
The Hanukkah celebration, also known as “The Festival of Lights” commemorates God’s miraculous provision for the Jewish people during the second century BCE. Under Greek occupation and persecution, a small band of faithful but poorly armed Jews, led by Judah the Maccabee, defeated one of the mightiest armies on earth, drove the Greeks from the land, reclaimed the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and rededicated it to the service of G‑d.
When they sought to light the Temple’s Menorah (the seven-branched candelabrum), they found only a single cruse of olive oil that had escaped contamination by the Greeks. Miraculously, they lit the menorah and the one-day supply of oil lasted for eight days until new oil could be prepared under conditions of ritual purity.
Thus the festival of Hanukkah, meaning “dedication” was born to commemorate this miracle and is observed by Jewish people to this day. On each of the eight nights of the festival another candle of the nine-branched Menorah (known in Hebrew as the “Hanukiah”) is kindled. For Messianic Jews and Christians, Hanukkah takes on a greater significance. Yeshua not only observed Hanukkah (John 10), he is called “The Light of the World”, and we as his followers are called to “Let our light shine before others”. (Mathew 5)
Therefore, we are excited to invite you to join us for “Yeshua: The Light of the World” two special Hanukkah celebrations.
We hope to see you there to celebrate Yeshua, the Light of the World!
Session 1 – For Kids and Young Families
Sunday, December 13, 2020
Join us for our first-ever virtual Hanukkah service designed for children, featuring fun Hanukkah songs, stories, activities, and the telling of the Hanukkah story. At the end of the service, we will light the Hanukkah candles together.
We hope you can join us! Your children will have a wonderful time, and we believe you will too!
Please note: This program was originally produced by our global partner Chosen People Ministries and re-aired with permission.
Session 2 – For Everyone
Thursday, December 17, 2020
7:30 PM (AEDT)
Join the Hirsch Family for the 8th and final night of Hanukkah!
Lawrence will be delivering a special Hanukkah message and we will be kindling the last Hanukkah candle. We will also have a time of worship with Lizzy and Simon who will be bringing the celebration of Hanukkah to life with traditional and modern Hanukkah songs.
More Information: Revealing Messiah in the Jewish High Holidays
“Revealing Messiah in the Jewish High Holidays” webinar presented by 6 members of the Celebrate Messiah National Team will give an overview of the meaning and significance of the “Feasts of the Lord” for believers in Messiah today. We will explore the Biblical institution of these feasts as “heavenly guideposts” and how they point to the redemption that we experience through faith in Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Messiah).
Israel: Whose Land is it Anyway? - More Information
The recent delay of Israel’s annexation of parts of the West Bank has brought some vital questions back to the forefront of the news. Issues such as the boundaries of the Promised Land and Israel’s biblical right to the territory are discussed as hot topics these days. There are certainly a lot of voices on the subject, and sometimes one may not know where to start digging for the truth. For that reason, we have put together an informative conference for you with a great line up of Bible scholars and evangelists, including Dr. Mitch Glaser, Dr. Michael Rydelnik & Joel C. Rosenberg.
You will get answers to some pressing questions when you join the Israel: Whose Land is it Anyway? Conference.
You will not want to miss this!
With Dr. Mitch Glaser, Dr. Michael Rydelnik & Joel C. Rosenberg.
August 20, 2020
7:30PM – 9:30PM AEST
This is a FREE event but you must RSVP to receive your link to the event.
Please note: This event has been pre-recorded and reproduced with permission from our Global Partner Chosen People Ministries. We will also make the event available for you to watch after the publication date if you cannot attend at the time.
Executive Director Celebrate Messiah
Keener Webinar - More Information
Well-known for his research on the Jewish and Greco-Roman context of the New Testament, Dr. Keener will teach us more about the Jewish context of key books and passages of the Bible. It will be a wonderful teaching series that you will not want to miss! Take note of the days below, and we hope you can join us!
Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 7PM – 8:30PM
Session #1: The Jewish Context for the Sermon on the Mount
Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 7PM – 8:30PM
Session #2: The Jewish Context of the Gospel of Matthew
Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 7PM – 8:30PM
Session #3: The Jewish Context of the Gospel of John
Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 7PM – 8:30PM
Session #4: The Jewish Context for the Book of Revelation
Dr. Keener is the author of twenty-eight books—six of which have won book awards in Christianity Today. His IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament (1993), now in its second revised edition (2014), has sold more than a half-million copies, including editions in several languages.
This is a FREE seminar. Please note that the sessions have been pre-recorded and reproduced with permission from our Global Partner Chosen People Ministries. We will also make them available for you after the publication dates so you can watch at your convenience.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Music for the Mishpochah - More Information
We are very excited to invite you to attend a world first online Messianic Music Concert
Join us this Saturday, 6 June 2020 at 7:30PM (AEST) for ninety minutes of worship with some of our favourite artists including Marty Goetz, Paul Wilbur, MIQEDEM, and Joshua Aaron!
Below are the various ways you can join.
The concert has been organized by our international partners Chosen People Ministries along with *FIRM.
Shavuot Webcast - More Information
You are invited to join our webcast: Shavuot, The Feast of Weeks Revealed – Exploring the meaning of the Feast of Weeks for believers today!
Time: Thursday 28th May 7:30PM (AEST)
Below are the various ways you can join.
The webcast will feature five presenters from our National Celebrate Messiah Team, each presenting on a topic which they have researched, with worship by Simon and Lizzie Nygaard.
Topics (15 mins each)
Eric Aizenstros (Early Service Leader at Beit HaMashiach Messianic Congregation, Melbourne)
2. Shavuot in the time of Yeshua
Paul Cohen (Leader of Brit Chadashah Messianic Fellowships, Sydney)
3. Shavuot and the birth of the Messianic Community
Robert Miles (Pastor Henei Yeshua Messianic Congregation, Canberra)
4. Shavuot and the Outpouring of the Holy Spirit
Ashley Crane (Minister at Large – Celebrate Messiah)
5. Shavuot and the book of Ruth
Lawrence Hirsch (Executive Director of Celebrate Messiah and Rabbi of Beit HaMashiach Messianic Congregation, Melbourne)