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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...

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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...

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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 place...

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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...

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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...

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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, I really do...

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The Four Surrenders of Jerusalem

By Mark Robinson Edmund Allenby, Field Marshall General of the British forces that captured Jerusalem in 1917, was thrust into history through the events surrounding the surrender of Jerusalem – four times. The story is told by Major Vivian Gilbert of the British...

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100 YEARS: THE BALFOUR DECLARATION 1917 – 2017

By Rev. Mark Robinson One hundred years ago, a brief 67-word statement, within a short letter, laid the foundation for the birth of the nation of Israel. Since the sending of that letter, this statement has reverberated down through the corridors of history. There has...

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70 YEARS – ISRAEL AS A NATION 1947-2017

By Dan Bergman 1,811 years had passed. It was the longest recorded expulsion of a people from their homeland. In 70 A.D. the Roman general Titus breached the walls of Jerusalem, and destroyed the Temple (just as Jesus prophesied). Over one million Jews were killed....

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50 YEARS – JERUSALEM UNITED 1967-2017

By Moshe Gold Since its inception as a modern state in 1948, Israel has desired to make peace with its Muslim neighbors. In 1960 the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, Golda Meir, made a formal invitation in the UN General Assembly, inviting the Arab countries...

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Y’SHUA

by Mark Robinson      When the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and promised him, “And she [Mary] shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins,” Matthew 1:21, the impact of naming the Messiah,...

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JEHOVAH

by Dan Bergman      It was an amazing sight to behold. The flames licked the leaves of this flourishing bush – and, yet, it remained unharmed by the raging fire engulfing it. A voice calls to Moses out of this bush. It was the God of his people – the Creator of all!...

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