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THE FULLNESS OF THE GENTILES

Rev. Ken Symes“The term ‘the fullness of the Gentiles’ refers to the present age in which Gentiles predominate  in the church and far exceed Israel in present spiritual blessing... the fullness of the Gentiles will be completed when God’s present task of winning Jew...

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THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES

Rev. Dan Bergman The disciples likely had a sinking feeling in the pit of their stomachs. The Messiah had just prophesied of the Temple’s complete and utter destruction. Things were becoming terribly discouraging. Jesus had already begun to tell them of His coming...

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HISTORY IS HIS STORY

Rev. Mark Robinson “History is His Story” has been an oft-used phrase. For the Bible believing Christian with almost any knowledge of the Bible, there is an instantaneous acknowledgement of this truth. For the humanist, and this would include the secular humanist as...

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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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