SUNDAYS 8:30am + 10:30am
OUR HEART FOR ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE
We believe that the people of Israel have been specifically chosen by God to be a light to the nations and, therefore, through them, we have received His Word, His Messiah and His Kingdom. God declares that as long as there is sun, moon and stars and until day and night cease, Israel will continue to remain His chosen nation. The apple of His eye.
For both Jew and Gentile, Jesus is our Messiah – He is resurrection and the life. In John 14:6 (ESV), Jesus says, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me,” which means that our own acts of righteousness could never merit salvation but rather the grace of God that comes through faith in Jesus, the Messiah. God still requires us to live a Holy life (1 Peter 1:16) , but our identity, calling and works cannot achieve resurrection. This alone is a work of the Messiah.
As a church community, we do not agree with or preach/teach that Israel has been replaced but rather explore how Gentiles (Non-Jews) have been grafted into and accepted into the greater Commonwealth of Israel, recognising differences in roles, functions and identity.
As we get closer to Jesus’ return, it is impossible to understand the prophetic future, without understanding our relationship to Israel and Israel’s ongoing place in this amazing redemptive adventure.
Whoever blesses Israel will be blessed, and whoever curses Israel will be cursed. – Numbers 24:9