my NOTES:— James Kaddis | Calvary Chapel Signal Hill
How (or should) the average christian celebrate Hanukkah and Jewish culture?
Especially all that points to Yeshua the Messiah?
Get a hanukkiah, which is a 9-branch menorah.
Then on every night of Hanukkah, light a candle.
On the second night, light 2 candles, and so on.
The prayers that we recite
… blessed are you Lord God King of the universe
who has made us holy with Your commandments
and committed us to kindle the hanukkah lights.
The second [prayer] is
… blessed be our Lord God King of the universe
who performed miracles for our ancestors in long ago days.
You can change the prayer
… to perform miracles for the Jewish people
… along with the day and the season
… and make it your own prayer.
You can change it a little bit,
… while recognizing the miracles of God
… and the preservation of the Jewish people.
To celebrate Hanukkah,
light the candles and tell the story.
… the tallest/prominent candle is the servant
… Yeshua was a servant.
… He died for us.
… He came to serve.
… and He came to bring light into the world.
As we light the candles, we remember that we celebrate the preservation of the Jewish people.
And because of that preservation, [we celebrate] the birth of the Jewish Messiah who has become the Saviour of the world.
… your Savior!
… my Savior!