Our News Letters

To the Jew First in 2021

Shalom, dear friend,

It is hard to believe that we are already in the middle of February 2021. Time is moving forward so rapidly and so much is happening all around the world, both good and bad. Last February, Celebrate Messiah celebrated our 25th birthday as a ministry dedicated to “Bringing the Message to the Original Messengers.” We looked back at the Lord’s faithfulness to our ministry, and the way He has used us in reaching our Jewish people with the message of the Messiah. We were so excited at the opportunities to serve the Lord ahead of us to reach Jewish people with the gospel, and the Celebrate Messiah staff was ready to go. But then tragedy struck, and however you feel about the virus, it has impacted all of our lives in many ways…

Let Your Light Shine

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14–16, ESV)

One day, when looking at the Caulfield Messianic Centre, we will tell our children and grandchildren, “God built this during the Worldwide Pandemic of 2020,” and that would be true! Miraculously we have seen the completion of the Caulfield Messianic Centre, the first custom-made Messianic centre and synagogue in the Southern Hemisphere, in a year with so many challenges and crisis. And it is almost debt free!

Sound the Shofar!

Dear Friend,

Shalom and greetings in the name of Yeshua our Messiah. I trust and pray that you are safe and well, and hopefully even thriving in the Lord, despite the challenges we are all facing with the COVID-19 crisis.

I am so grateful to the Lord for his continued blessing on the ministry of Celebrate Messiah, and we are so appreciative of the support and prayers we are receiving from our supporters like yourself. COVID-19 has not stopped Jewish evangelism…

We Don’t Believe in Miracles - We Depend on Them

Dear Friend,

Shalom and blessings to you in Yeshua our Passover Lamb! Very soon we will be celebrating Passover and tell the story of God’s miraculous deliverance of the Jewish people from bondage in Egypt to freedom in the Promised Land.

We will also tell the complete story of God’s miraculous deliverance of all people who put their faith and trust in Yeshua, the Passover Lamb who has been sacrificed for us. Through Yeshua, all of us who believe, pass-over from death to life and from darkness to light.

Celebrating 25 Years!

Dear Friend,

Shalom and Happy New Year for 2020! Because the Lord is our Refuge and our Strength the future is looking bright and clear. What a privilege it is to be alive at this time, and I want to give thanks to the Lord for his faithfulness to Louise and I personally, and to the mission of Celebrate Messiah.

This year we are celebrating our 25 th Anniversary as a mission. We officially launched Celebrate Messiah on the 3 rd of February 1995 and our original mission remains the same 25 years later: Bringing the Message to the Original Messengers.


24 Years of Bring the Message
to the Original Messengers

It is hard to believe that Your Mission to the Jewish People is entering its 24th year. Next year we will be celebrating 25 years of God’s faithfulness in providing for and using Celebrate Messiah in dedicated service to the Lord in bringing the gospel to the Jewish people. It has been our passion to see Jewish people come to faith in their Messiah, and we have certainly seen many “original branches” grafted back into their own Olive Tree. What a blessing it is to see these new Jewish believers pick up the baton and start serving the Lord and sharing the Gospel with their fellow Jews. Please pray for Mark who came to the Lord about three years ago and who is doing just that as he works with Celebrate Messiah in our digital evangelism department and who is now preparing himself for further ministry.


Who Are The Haredim?

Our world is quickly moving further and further away from the Creator, and this is especially true in North America, Europe and Australia. Yet, this is not the whole story according to those who study the Jewish community. In fact, it is predicted that the most identifiable group of Jewish people in the years ahead might actually be those who are identified as ultra-Orthodox, or what we call Haredim. The Hebrew word Haredim means “to tremble,” since these very religious Jewish people tremble before God and show Him honor and devotion by keeping the Law, known as the Torah, which refers to the five books of Moses as interpreted by the sages of the Jewish people.

Israel Turns 50

Israel turns 70!

Shalom from Caulfield, in the heart of Jewish Melbourne! We are celebrating Israel’s 70th birthday this year, and Louise and I have just returned from a month of ministry in the Land. The State of Israel was founded on May 14, 1948, and Australia was among the first countries to formally recognise the ‘new’ state, on 27 January 1949.

Justifying Australia’s position, Foreign Minister Evatt stated: Australia’s decision to give recognition to the Government of Israel was as inevitable as it was just… Australia’s one objective was to reach a fair and just solution, and I believe that objective has now been satisfactorily reached.

Pentecost May 2018

Responding to God’s Good Gifts

Shalom and blessings to you in Yeshua our Messiah. As we come to celebrate the Feast of Shavuot, also known as Pentecost in the New Testament, on Sunday 20th of May this year, I am so grateful to God for his good gifts to us through faith in Yeshua our Messiah.
At this Appointed Time we give thanks to God for two most amazing gifts in particular: the gifts of his Word and of his Spirit.

Passover Mar 2018

Did Jesus Celebrate Passover?

We are approaching the Passover/Easter season and I pray this will be a spiritually enriching time for you and your family. Hundreds of Jewish people – both believers in Jesus and seekers – will be attending Chosen People Ministries’ Passover events around the globe.

Your Mission to the Jewish People has produced two new books, which are now available. Both books cover similar material, but the longer book, Messiah in the Passover, goes into greater depth regarding Passover in the Bible, Jewish history, and even Church history. The Gospel in the Passover focuses on the way in which Jesus fulfills the festival.


To the Jews First?

Shalom and a happy start to 2018 to you! I pray you have had a great time of rejoicing with your family and friends over this holiday season as you reflect on all the great things God has done.
I am sure you would agree that salvation is our greatest joy. I ask myself sometimes, “Where would I be today without Yeshua?” All I can say is that as a Jewish young man, I was headed for an early grave and an eternity without
the Lord. But, thankfully, God gave His Son as a perfect sacrifice for our sin. Now my life and yours are filled with goodness, love, peace, and more joy than we could ever deserve.

Hebrew Text

Is Jesus the Jewish Messiah?

Most years around this time, we prepare a special newsletter for our Jewish friends who might not yet believe that Yeshua (Jesus) is the Messiah.
We also send this newsletter out to both Jewish and Gentile believers who  already subscribe with the hope that you will take this issue and pass it along to a Jewish friend. If you are one of those Jewish friends who has received this newsletter, I hope from the bottom of my heart, that you will read it and be pleasantly challenged to consider whether or not Jesus is the promised Messiah of Israel.

Taberbacles Tomorrow Square

Tabernacles Tomorrow

It is hard to believe another year has passed! The Fall Feasts are upon us, and Jewish people all around the world will soon begin to celebrate the New Year (Rosh Hashanah), the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), and the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) – the three great Fall Festivals described in Leviticus 23:23-44.

We believe that each of the Festivals points to Jesus in one way or another, and this is wonderfully true of the Feast of Tabernacles! This Feast, in particular, carries a rich meaning for both Christians and Jewish people alike.



Luther and the Jews

The festivities in Germany and around the globe celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation have begun! These great festivities will culminate on October 31, 2017 as this was the exact date when Martin Luther hammered the 95 Theses to the door at the Wittenberg Chapel.

Of course, there is some discussion about the historical accuracy of this event
as he may have simply sent the 95 Theses to the Archbishop of Mainze (in today’s Germany), which were in reality arguments against the system of indulgences practiced by the medieval Catholic church.

Harsh words keep Jewish people from discovering the Jewish Messiah for themselves.