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Time of Awakening, A (CD)

Teaching from the CFI Jerusalem Conference 2013

Authors: Sharon Sanders, Jacob Vince, Rick Ridings, Anne Ayalon, Carrie Hart, David Nekrutman, Earl Cox, Jay Rawlings, Jonathan Spyer, Kevin & Stacey Howard, Michael Freund, Robbie Coleman

Product code: CDS123

Deepen your knowledge from in-depth Bible teaching and current affairs commentary courtesy of both Jewish and Christian speakers in these 13 messages on 6 CDs recorded at the CFI Jerusalem Conference 2013 held in Israel's eternal capital during Shavuot.

  • A Time of Awakening: A Foreshadowing of What is to Come 
    (34 minutes) Sharon Sanders (Co-director of CFI Jerusalem) 
    In her keynote message takes and expands the conference theme, particularly emphasising the emerging countries where Christians are awakening not only to the Gospel, but to an understanding of Israel’s place in God’s unfolding purposes.

  • Provoking to Jealousy: Does the Church Really Know What This Means
    (29 minutes) ~ Sharon Sanders (Co-director of CFI Jerusalem) 
    Sharon examines the Church’s poor response to this injunction over the centuries and then illustrates ways in which this is being rectified by some Christians expressing friendship toward Israel today.

  • God’s Eternal Covenant: The Uniting of Christians and Jews 
    (7 minutes) ~ Anne Ayalon (campaigner and advocate for stronger Jewish-Christian relations)
    Gives an encouraging and inspiring talk showing her appreciation of the practical and social benefits to both Israel and the Christian constituency of enhanced relations through a variety of joint projects and initiatives.

  • Here Am I, Send Me Lord 
    (10 minutes) ~ Earl Cox (political adviser to US Presidents and advocate for Israel)
    Drawing from his long experience of advocating for Israel, shows that everyone can be used by the Lord in this task as they draw upon the strength that God gives. This task is not restricted to special people, the Lord will use any who are willing to follow His leading and calling.

  • Jerusalem: The Stumbling Block 
    (20 minutes) ~ Carrie Hart (long-time Israel based journalist)
    Surveys the Biblical imperatives, alongside historic and current responses to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and expresses concern that lessons are not being learned.

  • Israel Is The FocalPoint: The Blessing Israel Brings to the World 
    (13 minutes) ~ Kevin & Stacey Howard (Heads of CFI Jerusalem Media)
    Take the listener through the concept and progression of FocalPoint: the monthly TV programme providing positive, relevant, accurate and up-to-date analysis of Israel.

  • Recovering the Lost Tribes: Awakening of the Asian Exiles 
    (27 minutes) ~ Michael Freund (responsible for aliyah of Jews from Asian countries)
    Draws from his experience of working across Asia to locate and assist Jewish individuals and communities to make Aliyah, and provides real life examples of those returning from India and China.

  • The Uniqueness of Israel: What the Nations Should Know 
    (37 minutes) ~ Dr Jay Rawlings (writer and documentary producer)
    Provides a simple step-by-step guide showing why Israel is important in the outworking of God’s past and present purposes, and also why it is fundamental to His full revelation to humankind as a covenant making and keeping God.

  • The Winds of War: A Growing Threat of Crisis for Israel 
    (40 minutes) ~ Jonathan Spyer (international political adviser on the Middle East) 
    Provides one of the best, most comprehensive and perceptive overviews of the recent power shift in the Middle East in relation to Israel.

  • Accepting Our Call: Our Responsibility to Pray for Israel 
    (28 minutes) ~ Rev. Rick Ridings (Founder of Succat Hallel 24/7 Prayer Centre)
    Looks at the imperative to pray for Israel from the Scripture and uses examples of how this is taking effect in practice today through continuous prayer, praise and intercession within the land of Israel and throughout the world.

  • The Power of the Priestly Blessing: Its Infinite Inspiration 
    (42 minutes) ~ David Nekrutman (Head of the Centre for Jewish Christian Cooperation and Understanding, Efrat)
    Takes the audience through the dynamics of the Priestly blessing, including the Shabbat prayers given in all orthodox Jewish households, and how the blessing encompasses and affirms family values.

  • Your God Reigns: A Long Overdue Christian Proclamation to Israel 
    (37 minutes) ~ Jacob Vince (CEO of CFI-UK)
    Surveys six key Gentiles in the Bible: Rahab, Jael, Ruth and three Centurions, who declare and demonstrate that “your God, the God of Israel, reigns.”

  • End Times: Holding Fast to Scripture 
    (29 minutes) ~ Robbie Coleman (pastor and CFI Jerusalem Israel Tours’ Coordinator)
    Robbie concluded the conference with a keynote speech illustrating from Jesus' words the care we must take not to be deceived. Beginning with the letters to the Churches in Revelation, he goes on to illustrate how certain popular Christian speakers on the matter of Israel do not line up with what the Scriptures say.
Please note: Simultaneous translation into Mandarin Chinese can be heard from time to time in the background of these messages. We have edited out as much of this as possible, but a few instances still remain.

About the Authors

Sharon Sanders

Sharon Sanders is co-founder of the CFI Jerusalem office along with her husband Ray Sanders. As co-founder she is responsible for casting vision for the ministry.

Sharon is an ordained Minister through Christ For the Nations Bible College, Dallas, Texas.She is an accomplished writer and a former charter member of the Knesset Christian Allies Women’s Council.

Jacob Vince

Became Chief Executive of CFI-UK in 2010. He holds a masters degree in property valuation and law, and is by profession a Chartered Surveyor.

He worked on a kibbutz in the late 1970s and lived in Jerusalem in the early 1980s. He is a Church Commissioner serving on the Board of Governors and a member of the General Synod of the Church of England.

Rick Ridings

The Lord brought Rick & Patti Ridings to Jerusalem in 1999 to birth Succat Hallel (Hebrew for Tabernacle of Praise). It began in their living room and grew into watches in various locations and is now situated in a beautiful facility overlooking Mount Zion and the Old City of Jerusalem.

It has become a dynamic community of worshippers and intercessors from five continents drawn together to stand as watchmen on the walls to minister first unto the Lord, to pray day and night 24/7 for the peace of Jerusalem, and intercede for Israel and the nations.

Anne Ayalon

Wife of Israeli diplomat and politician Daniel Ayalon. Originally a Christian from Ohio, they met while she was on an internship in Israel. She is a campaigner and advocate for stronger Jewish-Christian relations. The couple have two daughters, Zohar and Avigail.

Carrie Hart

A long-time Israel based journalist, who moved to Jerusalem in 1995, she has worked in broadcast and print media for over 25 years. Hart holds Israeli government press credentials, her primary focus is analyzing Israel's political, military, and diplomatic strategies as they relate to the Middle East and the international community.

David Nekrutman

A columnist for The Jerusalem Post Christian edition and radio personality for Frontpage Jerusalem, he currently serves as the Executive Director for The Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding & Cooperation (CJCUC) in Efrat, Israel. In this capacity, Mr. Nekrutman leads the first ever Orthodox Jewish institution to dialogue with Christians on a religious and theological basis.

Prior to his work with CJCUC, Mr. Nekrutman served as the Director of Christian Affairs for the Consulate General of Israel in New York. He resides in Netanya with his wife and three sons.

Earl Cox

Has been active in the political arena for over 30 years having served in senior level positions in the administrations of four U.S. Presidents. Presently along with his wife Kathleen, he is actively advocating for Israel. His message has been for the people of God, both Jew and Christian, to unite by laying aside denominational and racial differences.

He is a contributing writer for the Jerusalem Post Online Premium Christian Edition and was involved in the formation a Christian Leadership Council of Remembrance at Yad Vashem.

Jay Rawlings

Originally from Canada, Jay and his wife Meridel are writers and documentary producers who live and work in the heart of Jerusalem. They have a heart for the Jewish people and to see the media from within Israel is brought to the rest of the world.

Jonathan Spyer

A Middle East analyst, author and journalist specializing in the areas of Israel, Lebanon, Syria and broader issues of regional strategy. A senior research fellow at the Global Research in International Affairs Center in Herzliya, Israel, an author and a columnist at the Jerusalem Post newspaper.

He served in a front-line unit of the Israel Defense Forces in 1992-3, and fought in the war in Lebanon in summer 2006. Between 1996 and 2000, Spyer was an employee of the Israel Prime Minister's Office.

Kevin & Stacey Howard

Son in law and daughter of Ray & Sharon Sanders and currently head of CFI Jerusalem Media presenting the monthly FocalPoint a 30 minute programme bringing you positive, relevant, and Biblically balanced information on Israel.

Michael Freund

Michael Freund is Founder and Chairman of Shavei Israel , which reaches out and assists "lost Jews" seeking to return to the Jewish people.

He writes a syndicated column and feature stories for the Jerusalem Post. Previously, he served as Deputy Director of Communications & Policy Planning in the Israeli Prime Minister´s Office under Benjamin Netanyahu. He has lived in Israel for the past decade.

Robbie Coleman

Pastor Robbie has served churches in Georgia as a pastor since 1978. He pioneered Cornerstone Assembly in Flowery Branch in 1991 where he remains senior pastor. Coleman's ministry has taken him to more than 30 countries.

Coleman and his wife, Tommie, travel and study in Israel annually and presently serves as CFI Jerusalem's Israel Tours’ Coordinator. They have three children, four grandchildren and make their home in Gainesville, Georgia.