MESSIAH AS OUR PASSOVER LAMB

MESSIAH AS OUR PASSOVER LAMB

Rev. Dan Bergman          The freshly plucked hyssop branch became heavy, as it soaked up the thick blood from the clay basin. Smelling the pungent copper-like stench of so much blood was difficult to avoid. The air was filled with the cries of children who had just...
MESSIAH IN THE DAY OF ATONEMENT

MESSIAH IN THE DAY OF ATONEMENT

by Mark Robinson “Our Rabbis taught: During the last forty years before the destruction of the Temple…the lot [“For the Lord”] did not come up in the right hand; nor did the crimson-coloured strap become white; nor did the western-most light shine; and the doors of...
MESSIAH IN THE TABERNACLE

MESSIAH IN THE TABERNACLE

Rev. Dan Bergman  “And Let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them. According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.”  Exodus 25:8-9      For almost 500 years, this would be the dwelling...
MESSIAH AS THE BRIDEGROOM

MESSIAH AS THE BRIDEGROOM

by Rev. Mark Robinson      With palpable joy, the bridegroom recited the betrothal vow to his prospective bride. “Behold you are consecrated unto me with this ring according to the law of Moses and Israel.” Accompanying this statement would be two benedictions – one...
WHY DECEMBER 25TH?

WHY DECEMBER 25TH?

By Mark Robinson It has become almost universal in agreement that Jesus was born on December 25th. Children sing about this in their church Christmas plays. Secular media commentators reference this day as Jesus’ birth during the Christmas season. Even the “Jesus is...
WHEN WAS JESUS BORN?

WHEN WAS JESUS BORN?

By Rev. Dan Bergman      There is much in our Christmas culture that makes us find it difficult to imagine any setting for the nativity other than a cold winter’s night. Take the example from the Christmas carol “In the Bleak Midwinter’” which I’ll admit,...