Many of you have expressed appreciation for our Christ in the Passover” presentation and maybe that’s how you first heard about Jews for Jesus—through a presentation at your church. Well, right now, our missionaries are bringing a brand new presentation called “Christ in the Feast of Tabernacles.”
This presentation aims to enrich the church’s understanding of the gospel by going back to the Jewish roots of the Christian faith. We explain how the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) is a vibrant part of Jewish life today, as well as how the holiday offers a wealth of meaning for Christians who value their Old Testament heritage.
This sermonic demonstration uses a variety of visual aids to show the rich history of the feast and its attendant traditions. The Jews for Jesus speaker sets up an actual sukkah or ceremonial booth and invites congregants to help adorn the booth with harvest fruits and foliage as part of the demonstration. The speaker transports you to Jerusalem in Jesus’ day and sets the stage for His claims to be the Light of the World and the Living Water.
You will see ceremonies such as the ancient water pouring ritual, the waving of the lulav and the hanging of fruit in the temporary shelter. Because of the visual nature of this program, we hope parents will bring their children, ages seven and up.
Jesus not only celebrated the Feast of Tabernacles, He used it as the occasion to reveal His nature and His mission. Christians who want to better understand the Jewish life that Jesus lived on this earth will feel they know Him even more intimately as they learn about the rituals He and His disciples observed.
While one purpose of “Christ in the Feast of Tabernacles” is to provide a rich experience for Christians, the presentation also addresses questions that seekers may have about the Jewishness of Jesus and its implications for them. Like many of the Jewish holidays, the Feast of Tabernacles shows how consistent the God of Israel is in His desire to have a real and personal relationship with those who are looking for Him.
“Christ in the Feast of Tabernacles” includes a clear and sensitive presentation of the gospel and it is most appropriate to invite seekers to this program. This would be a great opportunity for you to invite not only Jewish friends, but unbelievers from any and all backgrounds, to come to your church.
It may be too late for us to bring this presentation to your church this fall, but if you are a pastor or think your pastor might be interested for next year, please contact Jews for Jesus now. Ask for our Department of Mobile Evangelism:
60 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 864-2600
Fax: (415) 552-6914