standard-title Update from Nigel Christensen July/August 2017

Update from Nigel Christensen

July/August 2017

Nigel Christensen

The LORD has made known his salvation; he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations.
He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel.
All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Psalms 98:2-3 ESV


Footsteps-of-the-MessiahThe Scriptures tell us it is better to give than receive; and we are overjoyed that, through the generosity of fellow believer, we are able to give away a number of copies of the book The Footsteps of the Messiah by Dr Fruchtenbaum. This is an excellent resource for getting a clear scriptural understanding of end time events. We are currently praying about Nicola’s role in our ministry. One possible area that we are considering is that of Israeli dance. This is something that Nicola


 really enjoys, and it could be a good way to introduce people to Israeli culture, especially those who might not come to the more formal events. We are now well on our way through Part Two of the Life of Messiah course. This covers the public ministry of Jesus up until his rejection by the leadership of his day as well as some of the consequences of that. If you are in the Wellington area and are interested then these will continue to run until Sep 24th. For more information about this series see info in the next section below.

In addition to the Life of Messiah course, I have also had opportunities during July to teach at my home church on John 2:1-11, the Jewish wedding, and at Carterton Gospel Chapel on the marriage supper of the Lamb and the ministry of CMNZ. Then in August I spoke on Ezra 7-10 for two weeks at Wainuiomata Gospel Chapel and Romans 11 at Tawa Gospel Hall.

30th July – 24th September 
Celebrate Messiah in partnership with Ariel Ministries will be presenting Part 2 of Life of Messiah – The Life of Jesus from a Messianic Perspective. The course shines a bright light on the life of Jesus and the land of Israel during the Second Temple period.  We will look at a harmony of the Gospels based on the work of Dr Arnold Fruchtenbaum. Part 2 covers the first part of Jesus’ public ministry up until the time that his offer of the Messianic Kingdom is rejected.

This nine-week course runs on Sunday nights 6:30-8:30 pm at Broderick Road Chapel, Johnsonville.  This includes a light meal at the start. The course is free, but there is a suggested gold coin donation per session to help cover costs. Please note that the costs of any required texts will be additional. 

For more information or to book a place then please contact us.

Download the A4 poster here.


October 15th Coast Community Church, Paraparaumu
John 9

October 17th 7:30-9:30 pm Vivian Street Gospel Hall, Wellington
Matthew 24 

October 22nd Mansfield Street Gospel Hall, Wellington
Gospel Service, Message to be confirmed

October 29th 7:00-9:30 pm Vivian Street Gospel Hall, Wellington 
Gospel Service, Message to be confirmed 

Celebrate Messiah has events scheduled all over the country, and new events are added continually.  Check out our calendar for upcoming events that may interest you. You can filter the results to find events in your area, and subscribe to be notified of new events by email.

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If you would like for me to speak at your church or group, please request a speaker here.


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  • Praise the Lord for his continuing provision of opportunities to serve others through Bible teaching on a regular basis

  • Pray that God will continue to provide opportunities to teach and share, especially with Churches or groups who have yet to hear about the work of CMNZ.

  • Pray for the continued preparation of Part 2 Life of Messiah sessions, and that those who attend will be blessed.

  • Pray for us as we work through Nicola’s future potential role in the ministry, in relation to her partnering with the local Israeli dance group.

  • Praise the Lord that we now have an opportunity to welcome the Israeli Ambassador back.

  • Pray that the upcoming elections will not have any negative impact on the work visa scheme exchange scheme that NZ has with Israel.  


Are you interested in supporting this vital ministry?  Click here to safely donate by direct bank payment, cheque, or credit card.  Please choose Nigel Christensen in the Special Designation drop-down box when you checkout. All donations will be receipted by CMNZ, and are recognized by IRD for tax credit. For more information about how to donate please visit our website or call us at 0800 11 CMNZ (2669).