David Brickner | San Francisco

Executive Director, Missionary

David Brickner is executive director of Jews for Jesus. David oversees the world-wide ministry from its headquarters in San Francisco. David received his Master’s degree in Missiology with a concentration in Jewish Evangelism and Judaic Studies from the Fuller School of World Mission. He has authored several books, and has been interviewed on national television shows such as Larry King Live. David’s daughter, Ilana is a recent graduate of Biola. His son, Isaac is on the missionary staff of Jews for Jesus. Isaac and his wife, Shaina, have one daughter, Nora, which makes David part of the grandparent club, a membership he is very proud of. See more here.

A three-in-one festival
January 26, 2018
Author: David Brickner

You probably know that November 28 is Thanksgiving … but did you know it is also the first day (and second night) of Hanukkah? These two holidays coincided only once before (125 years ago). And they will not do so again until the year 79,811[1] but I think the Messiah will return well before then!…

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What Makes Us Tick?
January 16, 2018
Author: David Brickner
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What will you refresh in the New Year? (See our new mission statement.)
December 13, 2017
Author: David Brickner

How and why has Jews for Jesus changed the wording of our mission statement?

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The Best Gift Ever: A Meaningful December Tradition
November 13, 2017
Author: David Brickner

Find out how David Brickner’s father instilled in his children a sense of anticipation and wonder at Christmas.

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God Chose You—To Be Fruitful!
October 10, 2017
Topics: evangelism
Author: David Brickner

When God works in and through us by the power of His Holy Spirit, the result is supernatural and eternal fruit! What does that mean for you?

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Repentance: Is it your lifestyle?
September 25, 2017
Author: David Brickner

Do you have a wrong impression of God, sin and repentance? Increase your understanding and receive the blessings God has for those who embrace repentance as a lifestyle.

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How You Can Bring Peace to a Restless World
August 28, 2017
Author: David Brickner

What is peace, where does it come from and how do we get it?

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THE JOURNEY: LEAVING LIFE AS USUAL FOR THE SAKE OF THE GOSPEL
July 25, 2017
Author: David Brickner

Pray for our Jews for Jesus team as they witness to Israelis in India, and think about how God might be calling you out of your comfort zone to share the gospel with others.

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Can Israel Survive ISIS
Author: David Brickner

Today’s threat from ISIS is not the first time Israel has faced radical fundamentalism from Syria. The modern-day fundamentalism is a flash forward of what the prophet Daniel predicted (and which came to pass in the second century b.c.). But today’s existential threat to Israel is building to a far greater crisis.

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Shouted Down
May 2, 2017
Author: David Brickner

When people try to prevent others from hearing a message, it often has the opposite effect . . . and the more so if the message happens to be the gospel!

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Go Ahead. Be Provocative! (In a Romans 11:11 way)
April 18, 2017
Author: David Brickner

God has tasked Gentile Christians with making Jewish people jealous—of their relationship with God! We’d like to encourage you to do that, and we have some resources that can help.

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A Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism
February 27, 2017
Author: David Brickner

A reporter for The Forward, a well-known Jewish newspaper based in New York City, asked what Jews for Jesus does to combat anti-Semitism. Among other things, we explained our commitment to inform Christian friends like you about this scourge wherever it raises its ugly head.

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The Language of Prayer, Proclamation and Praise
Author: David Brickner

Diverse languages, once a curse, are now a blessing. Read this month’s reflections by David Brickner, executive director of Jews for Jesus.

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God alone is the source.

True Love
January 19, 2017
Author: David Brickner

Some declarations of love are not exactly honest and may actually be harmful—even if that’s not what would-be lovers intend.

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Hope for a new year

Hope for a New Year
December 15, 2016
Author: David Brickner

As we start the year with fresh hope, it seems like the odds are stacked against us. According to a recent U.S. News & World Report study, eighty percent of New Year’s resolutions are bound to fail. Even in light of that number, I’m not a cynic—I’m an optimist. But my hope is grounded in…

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Weird New York T-shirts

Weird
November 16, 2016
Author: David Brickner

  “You’re weird!” she blurted out to me. I was in the fifth grade and was trying to win a young girl’s affection. Her remark assaulted my confidence, so I slunk away hot-faced with embarrassment. I thought about this incident recently when I participated in a special Jews for Jesus outreach in New York City. One…

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Making God smile: Thanksgiving Thoughts
November 15, 2016
Topics: thanksgiving
Author: David Brickner

It’s only human to focus on our problems, of course. But no matter what problems we may be facing, we still have so many reasons to thank God.

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A Triple Play of Jewish Holidays
September 22, 2016
Author: David Brickner

With the World Series coming up, some might wonder if by “triple play” I mean that most rare event that makes baseball fans cheer ecstatically. I am an avid fan, but I’m actually referring to a Jewish triple play—because it’s rare that all three of the Fall Feasts of Israel occur in the month of October. Don’t worry, I’m not going to pronounce the end of the world… though there is plenty of prophetic significance to these feasts.

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Hurt, humility and honor
August 29, 2016
Author: David Brickner

One of my favorite Bible stories is the unlikely tale of two lives unexpectedly entwined through terrible tragedy and profound desperation. It’s a story of surprising twists and transforming faith, and you’ll find it in 2 Kings, chapter 5. The story opens with Naaman, commander of the Syrian army, and a young Israeli servant.

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