Did you know that Jesus celebrated Hanukkah? In John 10, Jesus used this ancient holiday as an occasion to teach about His deity and His position as the Messiah. Hanukkah points to Jesus and his miraculous mission here on earth. It is a holiday that is also a celebration of God’s protection of the Jewish people 165 years before Jesus. During the celebration of Tabernacles and Hanukkah, which is also called “the Festival of Lights”, Jesus proclaimed, “I am the Light of the World.” Understanding Hanukkah and Jesus’ use of this holiday will enhance both the witness and worship of your church.
In this exciting message we will explain the history of Hanukkah, how Jewish people celebrate Hanukkah today and how Jesus used this special festival to point to His mission here on earth. We will light the Hanukkah menorah together and thank God for Jesus, the real reason for the season.
This message is especially relevant during the Christmas/Hanukkah season in November and December.
Learn why if it were not for Hanukkah, we never would have had a Christmas!