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Shabbat Shalom!

This Sunday, Christians all over the world will mark the start of the Passion Week to commemorate the final darkest hours of our Lord and Saviour before the dawn of a new beginning for mankind in the Kingdom of God. This year is even more significant, as the Christian Holy Day of Good Friday coincides with the Jewish Pesach (Passover) Celebration - as indeed they should, both being one and the same event.

As the Greater Light, Jesus' life and ministry, crucifixion, burial, resurrection and ascension capped the end of the Fourth Day of Creation. In Him, "the people walking in darkness have seen a great light" (Mt 4:16, Isa 9:2). In Jesus, we have a Saviour who is not only our Great Light but who also understands the utter darkness within us, having walked through the darkest moment of separation from God in order to bring us into the marvellous light where we have Shalom with our Heavenly Father.

But this is only one view (our view) of the Gospel or Good News of Jesus Christ. Jesus kicked off His ministry by announcing the coming of the Kingdom of God. Indeed, much of what He preached and taught concerned the nature and attributes of His Messianic Kingdom and that of His Kingdom subjects. This is God's view - the increase and perfection of His Kingdom rule in us and eventually throughout all history and creation and into eternity in Jesus Christ.

As we remember Jesus' death and resurrection this coming week, may we also die to self and live to God as His faithful kingdom subjects until our Lord, Master and King returns.

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The first two sessions of the Overview are now ready!

The Overview is meant for group instruction within the Church or Cell Group context. When finally completed by God's grace and will, it will comprise 7 sessions - ranging from 10-40 minutes excluding discussion time - bringing us through the entire material covered in this website. It comes with Speaker's notes and can be conducted over 7 cell meetings or 2 mornings.

All materials in this website are free for non-commercial use with permission - just drop us an email to keep us informed. We also welcome your precious feedback and encouragement. We pray that through these materials you and your fellowship group will be blessed by the hearing of God's Rhema word.

Shalom!

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The Prophets bring us to the end of the Old Testament.

Jesus frequently referred to the Scriptures of His day (i.e., the Old Testament) as the "Law and the Prophets". While the Law was received by Moses directly from God, the prophets were mere men who were divinely inspired to proclaim God's Rhema word in His Kairos time, often to a rebellious nation and people, as they proclaimed the coming Messiah.

Ever since the birth of the Church, those who accept Jesus Christ by faith receive the Law in their hearts directly from God through the infilling of the Holy Spirit. Although we remain mere men while still here on earth, we are nonetheless called to "eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy" (1 Cor 14:1) - i.e. to receive the divine gift of proclaiming God's Rhema word in His Kairos time. May we rise up and step out in faith and boldness to do His will, knowing that - like the prophets of the past - we will also face rebellious nations and peoples as we proclaim the soon return of our Messiah ... for "thus saith the Lord!"

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