Messianic typology

Watch our February 12, 2023 Worship service, sermon by Tom Cantor (Jonah 1)

Watch our February 12, 2023 Worship service including prayers, singing, announcements, a missionary spotlight, special music, and a sermon by Tom Cantor from Jonah 1.

Tom taughtthrough Jonah 1. He taught on what happened, gave practical application, and on typology to the work of the Lord Jesus Christ.

“The Footprints of Messiah in the Feasts of the Lord“ by Joelee Chamberlain

“The Footprints of Messiah in the Feasts of the Lord” by Joelee Chamberlain. Free here at Mission Valley Community Chapel

We have a new free resource at the Chapel , “The Footprints of Messiah in the Feasts of the Lord” by Joelee Chamberlain.

“Grandma” Joelee not only does Children’s Bible Audios-Stories for Kids , but is also self publish some books, too. She had carefully studied the Bible with her husband David and was a woman Sunday school teacher.

The Footprints of Messiah in the Feasts of the Lord“ by Joelee Chamberlain
The Footprints of Messiah in the Feasts of the Lord” by Joelee Chamberlain

Review

“The Footprints of Messiah in the Feasts of the Lord” is a study of the Feasts of the Lord and their fulfillment by Jesus the Messiah (Christ). First, she analyzes the difference between figurative and literal. Next, she goes over the Feasts of the Lord in their biblical and historical keeping. Then she goes over the fulfillment of the Spring feast by Jesus. And then moves from there to the fulfillment of the rest of the feasts by Jesus the Messiah.

She includes not only the Feasts in Leviticus, but the other two feasts mentioned in the Bible Hanukkah (Chanukah) and Purim. Also, she analyzes the feasts in Leviticus in the context in which they are given. These includes the Sabbath and the gap between the spring and fall feasts.

She sums up with questions about keeping the Feasts today and showing how the Feasts are a picture the redemptive history and the Gospel itself.

She focuses on the Jesus Christ and is premillennial and restoration of Israel. Different people, even at Mission Valley Community Chapel (though we are Christ centered, pre-millennial, and restoration of Israel), have different views on some of the details of the Feasts and their fulfillment.

You can pick up a free copy at the Chapel. Even if you disagree with some of the details, you might find it thought-provoking!

Passover and Jesus Our Passover Lamb by “Grandma” Joelee for kids

“Passover and Jesus Our Passover Lamb“ by “Grandma Joelee” Chamberlain. This is a Children’s Bible Audios-Stories for Kids free audio. You can listen on SermonAudio

In this audio, first she tells the story of the original Passover in Exodus. Then, she connects this with John the Baptist to the Lord Jesus Christ being “the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.“ She tells of Christ’s crucifixion and relates Passover to it as a type, a “picture-prophecy.”

She then goes on to connect the work of Jesus Christ to the Feast of Unleavened Bread and First Fruits. She develops the number of points and connections in a way that a child can understand and enjoy.

“Passover and Jesus Our Passover Lamb“ by “Grandma Joelee” Chamberlain
Passover and Jesus Our Passover Lamb

This offers apologetics for kids through fulfilled prophecy and type. It is specifically an Easter apologetic. It can we listen to Jess for enjoyment, part of homeschooling, or other schooling. Many kids like listening to them when they go to bed.

This is part of her Holidays & Other Stories Series. But as this audio has fulfilled typology, you could also go with her Apologetics for Kids Series. And it fills out her Escape from Egypt (the Book of Exodus), too.

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“Science Scripture Salvation Outreach” Local Apologetic/Evangelistic Outreach by David Hall

Here’s another update from David Hall’s apologetic and evangelistic outreach in Balboa Park “Science Scripture Salvation Outreach” on Facebook.

Visit David’s Science Scripture Salvation in the park on Saturdays at the Bea Evenson Fountain area get directions here. Look for the display of posters about science and prophecy like the ones in the below video –

In this video, David shares the Gospel using Messianic prophecies and the Gospel of John

It was from David and the free material at his outreach that I found out about these motion tracts the size of a business card that we will be giving out this Halloween from our homes.

Read “Yom Kippur or Olam Kippur?” by Tom Cantor

Tomorrow, September 16, is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Read “Yom Kippur or Olam Kippur?” by Tom Cantor. Tom is a Jewish believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.

“God designed our annual Yom Kippur or Day of Atonement to prepare His Ancient people to receive, by repentance, the eternal atonement or the Olam Kippur.  God’s eternal atonement is a gift from God and this gift is God Himself…”

Read the rest at Israel Restoration Ministries

Tom Cantor usually teaches our adult Sunday school class and gives the sermon on the first, third, and any fifth Sundays of the month. He is currently teaching through the Gospel of Matthew in Sunday school and preaching from the Book of Daniel for worship services.

Listen to “The Feasts of the Lord” by “Grandma” Joelee

Listen to “Grandma“ Joelee’s latest Children’s Bible Audios-Stories for Kids, “The Feasts of the Lord (Pre-millennial).” Both the audio and a PDF of it are available here on SermonAudio

It is an interesting mix of prophecy, typology, apologetics, the first and second comings, and the gospel for kids ages 4–10. It shows how the Lord Jesus Christ fulfills these feasts. Jesus is the Messiah!

“This tells about the 7 original Feasts of the Lord as given to Moses plus the 2 man-made feasts in the Bible, Hanukkah (New Testament, Feast of Lights) and Purim (in the book of Esther). This has many of the details of the 7 original Feasts that were told about before in “#B03 – God’s Holidays”, but this new audio includes more details about the Second Comings from the Fall Feasts, givng a pre-millenial point of view (after Christ returns, He reigns for 1000 years before the Eternal State). (“God’s Holidays” told of the Second Coming in a general way and only had the original 7 Feasts of the Lord.) In this audio, Christ’s First Coming is presented in detail in the Spring Feasts, and the Second Coming is presented in detail from the Fall Feasts and from the 2 other Feasts, too. It is told for children, ages 4-10, though adults may enjoy it also. Of course, it is connected to the Gospel.” – from Joelee Chamberlain’s description of her audio

This and her other audios are on SermonAudio and many other podcast sites including iTunes Google Podcasts and Stitcher

These can just be listened to, used for homeschooling, or in other formal instruction.

Changed by Tom Cantor

We have free copies of “Changed” by Tom Cantor at the Chapel. This is an expansion on his testimony with much new material. He has mailed it to many Jewish people in the United States.

Free Online and at Mission Valley Community Chapel

You can read it online at Friendship with God or come to The Chapel and get a free copy while they last (we regularly restock them, but they go very quickly).

Cover of Changed by Tom Cantor with picture of him as a boy
Changed by Tom Cantor
Review

This book is a short autobiography. It starts when he was a boy, tell us about his Jewish upbringing, and disciplinary problems he had at different schools. At seven years old, he was even sent to a military school. He ended up in a school in Switzerland. He tells of meeting his wife, and some of their struggles. After they met, she became pregnant  from a sexual assault, they got married, and put the baby up for adoption.

He tells about becoming a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. One step included when celebrating the Passover his uncle Pete to irritate his wife blurted out, “Christians believe that Christ was the Passover lamb!”

He concludes about his reconnecting with the daughter they put up for adoption. The last two chapters are a gospel presentation from two different perspectives, the historical and the personal.

The last two chapters are a gospel presentation from two different perspectives, the historical and the personal.

This is in many ways a very honest book. Tom is open about his thoughts and feelings, even if they do not paint them in the best light.

“Changed” by Tom Cantor is an interesting read and a good evangelistic giveaway book. You can Google it to see the impact is making. Many people at Mission Valley Community Chapel have given this book away; we have keep having to get more copies for on the free table. It goes so quickly!

Tom Cantor usually teaches our Adult Sunday School class (He’s going through the Gospel of Matthew now) and gives the sermon for our worship service on the odd numbered Sundays of the month (His sermons are usually a series on a topic or through a book of the Bible).

Update

Last Saturday, March 22, 2022, the New York Post ran an article on Tom Cantor’s most recent mass mailing of his book “Changed” – New Yorkers flooded with unsolicited book pushing religious change.

They called it “Junk mail for Jesus.” But as Apostle Paul wrote, he was glad for whatever motive Christ (the Messiah) was preached (Philippians 1:18). How much more when it’s “Junk mail for Jesus” with a good motive! And as the apostle Paul, a Jewish believer in Jesus, said “My heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved” (Romans 1:10).

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How a Jew Learned the Meaning of Isaiah 53 by Tom Cantor

“Even though I was taught the Bible in Synagogue as a Jewish child, I never understood the meaning of Isaiah 53. But the story of a Japanese boy helped me understand the full and beautiful meaning of this Scripture passage.
The following is a true story of a boy in Japan named Nozomi…”

Read the rest of How a Jew Learned the Meaning of Isaiah 53

The author, Tom Cantor, is a Jewish believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, the founder of Israel Restoration Ministries, and a teacher at Mission Valley Community Chapel. He is also the founder of Scantibodies Laboratory.

I find it interesting that the kind act of a Japanese boy helped this Jewish man understand the meaning of Isaiah 53. I think this is because God is the God of all nations, and we are all created in his image. Also, the Lord Jesus Christ is both God and man. When we act in a kind or a good way, we are being godly, which points back to the original, God, and “the image of the invisible God, the Firstborn,” the Lord Jesus who is God in the flesh.

Tom has told another story that gives good advice he learned in Japan. In Japan after a big success with his business, he went out to dinner with some Japanese businessmen. They told him the Japanese proverb, “After a victory, tighten the straps on your helmet.“ This is the advice that after a great victory is often when we’re most vulnerable.

Remember how the Prophet Elijah got so down after his victory over the prophets of Baal when he found out Jezebel was out to kill him? We need to understand that after a victory is when the enemy may attack, and we may feel the least prepared for such an attack. This is good, practical advice to remember.

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