standard-title Update from Nigel Christensen May/June 2017

Update from Nigel Christensen

May/June 2017

Nigel Christensen

prayer-guideThe Lord continues to move things forward, for which we are very grateful. We are now listed in the global connections daily prayer guide (see day 29).  Also Celebrate Messiah is now able to provide 25 hours a week of support, which is a significant change. I am currently basing myself at my home church (Coast Community Church) and using the facilities there during the week whilst it is largely empty.  To go alongside this increase in hours, we are thankful to the Lord for more opportunities to serve. Whereas last year I was speaking about 1-2 times a month now it is once a week. So we praise the Lord as he continues to bless and provide. 

For those may have missed the news, Nigel has been commended by Coast Community Church. You can read the commendation letter by clicking here.


We have recently completed Part 1 of the Life of Messiah course (based on material by Dr Fruchtenbaum) being run at Broderick Road Chapel in Johnsonville. It has been as much of a blessing for me as for the participants, getting to spend time in God’s word, looking into the person and work of our Lord as described in the gospels. I am very grateful for the assistance of Andrew and Matthew Lord who have helped to make the event a reality. Also, I am excited to confirm that, Lord willing, we will continue with Part 2 at Broderick Rd after the school holidays. For more information please refer to Upcoming Events below.   

In addition to the Life of Messiah course, I have also had opportunities to share about the ministry of CMNZ at Mansfield Street Gospel Hall in Wellington, and to speak on Matthew 12 at Vivian St Gospel Hall. 

Isaiah_53_commentary_EnglishCelebrate Messiah has recently given us a selection of books relating to relevant topics to do with Israel and reaching Jewish people for the Lord. These are by donation (there is a suggested amount as a guide). So, if you have an interest in obtaining books such as How to introduce your Jewish friends to the Messiah or Isaiah 53 Explained (which is a great evangelistic tool), let me know.  If you live in the greater Wellington area, Horowhenua or Palmerston North, then I would be happy to arrange delivery for you. If you live further afield then you can click on the link and go to the CMNZ shop and order from there. 


Life of Messiah Part 2

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.

Additional Upcoming Events

July 2nd 6:30-8:30 pm Broderick Road, Johnsonville 
Final session of Life of Messiah Part 1 

July 9th 10 -11:30 am Coast Community Church, Paraparaumu.
John 2:1-11 – The Jewish Wedding 

July 16th 10 am Carterton Gospel Hall, Carterton  
Sharing about  the ministry of CMNZ 

August 13th 10 am Wainuiomata Gospel Chapel
Ezra Ch 7-8 

August 20th 10 am Wainuiomata Gospel Chapel  
Ezra Ch 9-10 

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 of group, please request a speaker here.


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

  • Pray that God will continue to provide opportunities to teach and share, in particular for a planned North Island Deputation in the term 3 holidays.

  • Praise the Lord that Part 1 of Life of Messiah has been successfully completed.

  • Pray for the preparation of Part 2 of the upcoming Life of Messiah series at Broderick Road Chapel, Johnsonville.

  • Praise the Lord that the Israeli Ambassador has returned to NZ.

  • Pray for an opportunity to arrange an event to welcome the Israeli Ambassador back.

  • Pray that Israelis will continue to be able to freely visit NZ and that CMNZ will continue to have the freedom to engage with them. 


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).