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A Daily Reminder
June 1, 1998
Author: Peter Rice

Sometimes I reminisce about people I’ve had an opportunity to minister to, and I wonder how their spiritual journey is going. I’ve been in Washington for almost ten years, and many whom I’ve helped lead to faith have since moved away. Some-times God brings us into people’s lives for a brief season, but sometimes ministry […]

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Prison of Pain
April 1, 1996
Author: Peter Rice

A favorite childhood memory came at my older sister Laura’s expense. She taught me something I’ve passed down to my own children. I couldn’t have been more than three when she took me on a tour of our house, pointing out all the electrical outlets with the cautionary word, bites!” The bite she had received […]

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Love of Literature Leads Jewish Woman to Christ
February 1, 1996
Author: Peter Rice

I did a missionary visit with Walt Whitman. That’s right, Whitman the author. He, along with Dante the poet and Melville the storyteller, did more than breathe life into their characters. Like many of their contemporaries, they wove biblical themes into their writings. A basic knowledge of Scripture helps the reader understand their metaphors, at […]

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His Back To My Face (Second Thought)
May 1, 1995
Author: Peter Rice

His back to my face, the street straight ahead, He turns, says, Thanks,” and accepts my tract. His face to the wind and also to me, now he sees my shirt, Reacts to “Jesus” with internal flack. Good news or other views? A chilling wind blows strong. He grasps the paper; the light turns green. […]

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Wading Into The Kingdom
October 1, 1994
Author: Peter Rice

Waders and leapers — a person is either one or the other. Some like to wade into a body of water, and some like to leap right in. Most people are waders. Few welcome the shock to the system that leapers experience, yet the alternative is a discomforting journey spread out in time. Sometimes waders […]

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God’s Love in Every Language
October 1, 1992
Author: Peter Rice

The Scriptures speak a great deal about working together in the body of Messiah to accomplish God’s purposes. That thought finds a special meaning during our Summer Witnessing Campaign, as Jewish believers from all over the globe come together to raise high the banner of Messiah in New York and other cities in New York. […]

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Worst-Case Scenario
September 1, 1992
Author: Peter Rice

What’s the worst that could happen?” I grew up with variations on that phrase, and I suspect I’m not alone. Now as a parent, I too find myself saying it on occasion. Usually when we contemplate the worst-case scenario, we see that our fears are really unfounded. Other times, when the worst does happen, it […]

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Knowing The Score
July 1, 1991
Author: Peter Rice

The broadside is titled Know The Score,” and when we distribute it, it is seldom refused. People of all ages take it with glee, proud that they know how to use it. “Know the Score” is a baseball score card, but there is more to it than that. Wrapped around the scorecard is a short […]

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A Gift Of Redemption At Passover
April 1, 1990
Author: Peter Rice

Each spring during the Easter season most of the missionary staff of Jews for Jesus take to the road for what we call Passover Tours.” Although much of our tour ministry involves speaking in churches to explain the christological significance of the Passover meal, they are very much evangelistic tours as well. Jewish people invited […]

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Highway To Heaven?
February 1, 1990
Author: Peter Rice

Every city has certain features or distinctions in which its citizens take pride. Some even take pride in the negative or troublesome aspects of their hometowns, as though these conferred special points for martyrdom. (Ask the average New Yorker how he likes to take the subway, and with pride he’ll boast about how rotten it […]

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The Young and the Restless
February 1, 1987
Author: Peter Rice

I can almost imagine the compassion and sorrow in Yeshua’s eyes when the rich young ruler knelt, soiling his costly garment in the Judean dust, and asked, What shall I do to inherit eternal life?” Yeshua must have felt compassion because the young and wealthy man had come to the right person and had asked […]

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A Modern Doubting Thomas
August 1, 1986
Author: Peter Rice

Have you ever wondered what some of your unsaved family members or friends would be like if they were Christians? For example, most of us know people who tend to be rather verbal—their mouths enter the room first. If we fantasized about what their lives as believers would be, we might think, Too bad Harry […]

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But What Do the Rabbis Say?
March 1, 1986
Author: Peter Rice

But what do the rabbis say?” Like others on our Jews for Jesus staff, I’m often asked by Gentile Christian friends how the rabbis or Chasidic Jews view certain messianic passages of Scripture. Because to those of us who have known the Lord for years it seems so obvious that Yeshua is the Messiah, we […]

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Pinsk, Minsk and Hidden Treasure
Author: Peter Rice

It wasn’t until after I had handed David a gospel broadside tract that I noticed his yarmulkeh (skull cap worn by Orthodox Jewish people). Not that it mattered. We Jews for Jesus don’t go out of our way to give or avoid giving our broadsides to anyone. And since it was noon at the corner […]

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What Would it Take?
July 1, 1985
Author: Peter Rice

I confess that some of the sayings of Yeshua haunt me. Flying in the face of modern logic and normal” reasoning, they challenge me to a reality that is neither rose-colored nor pessimistic—the reality of God’s love working in this world. In God’s reality, 300 men are stronger than 3,000; a widow’s mite is treasured […]

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Peter Rice: A Story
June 1, 1979
Author: Peter Rice

My grandfather was a humble cobbler from Austria. He settled down in the Boston area, and it was there that my father grew up. Like most Jewish boys, my father walked five miles in the snow to get to school, played stickball, and went to synagogue regularly. But when Dad went to synagogue, he always […]

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Kosher Lunch
May 1, 1979
Author: Peter Rice

After passing out some broadsides in Los Angeles , California , I was approached by Simon. "Excuse me," he said. "You are Jewish?" "Yes," I replied. "Are you?" It turned out he was not only Jewish, but had been born in Israel . As we discussed spiritual matters, I was surprised to see how open […]

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Curious About Christ
April 1, 1979
Author: Peter Rice

As Moishe Rosen and I drove through West Palm Beach , I pointed out the rows of condominiums that line the streets of the city. I explained that many of them have a majority of Jewish residents. I was frustrated because I wanted to be able to do something to reach out and tell these […]

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