February 1996 Newsletter (5756:6)

Unclaimed Blessings?
February 1, 1996
Author: Moishe Rosen

I get annoyed when people refer to my wife as my better half.” It’s not the comparison that bothers me. I’ll gladly admit what is obvious; Ceil is a far better person than me! It’s not even the inaccuracy in describing our proportions (my petite wife would be described more accurately as “my better third”)….

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What’s More…

Moishe wanted to offer some practical applications with the cover article. These are mostly his suggestions with input from the (single) editor. We are commanded to be considerate to one another in the body of Christ. I don’t know that anyone is intentionally inconsiderate, but it takes some planning to consider the feelings of others….

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God Is Able to Mend a Marriage
Author: Andrew Barron

Thomas* called our office in a panic. He is Jewish and even though he did not believe in Jesus, he’d been going to church with Judy and her family. Judy is not Jewish, but confessed Jesus as Messiah. They had been married for only six weeks when Judy filed for divorce. She was in the…

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Love of Literature Leads Jewish Woman to Christ
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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What Do You Say When…
Author: Moishe Rosen

What do you say when someone tells you, I’d like to believe in Jesus, but I’m too old to change.” I begin by asking, “Do you really mean that? Do you really want to believe?” (Some people will say they would like to believe because they think it’s what you want to hear, but they’ll…

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Never Too Old

Missionary trainee Garrett Smith was not optimistic about his visit with Nick. In previous visits, he’d found it difficult to communicate with this seventy-three-year-old Jewish man from Czechoslovakia. A speech impediment that seemed possibly connected with a stroke didn’t make it any easier to understand Nick’s broken English. Garrett questioned whether his time with Nick…

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Thanks to those of you who made an extra effort to give so that our staff could receive cost of living adjustments this year! Those adjustments have been made based on the Lord’s generosity through you and based on faith that He will sustain our income to cover those adjustments. To those who have not…

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Can an Eighty-Two-Year-Old Woman Be Fruitful and Multiply?

Eighty-two-year-old Estelle isn’t ashamed to tell her age. Though not young in years, she is young at heart, and in fact, she’s very young in Christ—and she is jumping hurdles! Estelle had been a believer for just over one year when she faced the hurdle of confessing her faith to a close friend. She lives…

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Shimon Says Yes

Shimon is a Jewish man who travels to conduct business in America, Israel and the UK. When in England he lives in North London, which is where our Jews for Jesus missionaries first met him five years ago. One Sunday afternoon at Speaker’s Corner he heard Stephen Pacht and Richard Harvey address the crowd. Speaker’s…

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A Merry Heart Does Good

A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.

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Bits From the Branches, From Washington D.C. to Paris, to Tel Aviv and Beyond

Another Internet Connection Keith is a consultant for an actuarial firm in downtown Baltimore. He found Adrienne, the love of his life, on the Internet a year ago. After falling in love, they discovered that she is African American and he is Jewish; however, the gap in their cultures is minor in comparison with the…

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