How to Have Them With Your Jewish Friends
Everyone needs the joy, peace, and purpose that comes from knowing God, and that is only possible through Yeshua (Jesus). You may have heard that Jewish people have their own way to God. But God sent Jewish prophets to communicate His plan of salvation to Jewish people, and Jesus came to fulfill those prophecies. So if Jewish people don’t need Jesus, who does?
It is difficult for anyone to accept the fact that we have no hope of a relationship with God on our own merits – that hard truth touches a nerve at the very core of our identity. On top of that, Jewish people are taught a deep-seated belief that embracing Jesus is incompatible with Jewish life. So any suggestion that Jewish people need Jesus touches yet another nerve – it’s considered a threat to our family and community identity. To understand why, go to Is Christianity Anti-Semitic?
Ever since Yeshua’s first disciples, some Jewish people have been curious, even seriously interested, in knowing the truth about Him. You can be one of the people who helps your Jewish friend find that truth!
Don’t let misunderstandings stop you from sharing the gospel. For example, some people assume:
So with all these tips, will it be easy to share your faith with Jewish friends? It probably still will be challenging, but that’s okay. Because God has a special part for you to play in the salvation of Jewish people, as Paul said in Romans 11:11:
I say then, have they [the Jewish people] stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles.
As you live out the love and grace of the gospel and freely share what Jesus has done for you, you will take your place as part of that wonderful group of people who will cause Jewish people to want to know more about Jesus.