Resources

These resources have been prepared for use in our own Church, however feel free to use and distribute them.

The Destruction of Jerusalem and The Prophecies of Moses and the Messiah

The Destruction of Jerusalem – Prophecy of Moses & Messiah – From the Preface: In the following pages some of the principal prophecies are selected from Moses and Jesus Christ, and placed at the head of each chapter, that the reader may more readily perceive their literal and precise accomplishment as recorded in the works of Josephus. Daniel Smith 1840. (84 pages) This is a very thorough work on the subject and will take time to read.

Josephus and the Fall of Jerusalem

Josephus and the Fall of Jerusalem – This pdf is an excerpt from David Chilton’s Book, “Paradise Restored” (Tyler, Texas © 1st 1985 & 6th 1999). It contains a collection of excerpts illustrating a major argument of his book: that the Fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70 was the fulfillment of Jesus’ prophecy in the Olivet Discourse. The excerpts begin by describing some of the background to the Jewish Revolt, and end with the suicide at Masada in A.D. 74. (39 pages) Chilton has done the hard work of sifting through Josephus and Tacitus, making it an easy read and an excellent introduction to the History of the Jews in the first century.

Nehemiah

In Ezra and Nehemiah, the remnant of Israel has returned from Babylon after 70 years in exile to rebuild Jerusalem and the Temple. The People face opposition from without and strife from within. Like the church today, they are faced with the question, “How do we live together under a perfect God, when our community is imperfect within…?” Acknowledgement: Ralph Dale Davies.

Ezra

In Ezra and Nehemiah, the remnant of Israel has returned from Babylon after 70 years in exile to rebuild Jerusalem and the Temple. The People face opposition from without and strife from within. Like the church today, they are faced with the question, “How do we live together under a perfect God, when our community is imperfect within…?” Acknowledgement: Ralph Dale Davies.

Brokenness

Brokenness – We often allow our perfectionism to get in the way of our walk with God because we don’t like having to rely on grace. Being broken is very frustrating and discouraging but God has a cure for broken people, not for those who have got it all together.