January 2005 Newsletter (5765:5)

First Things
January 1, 2005

Every month I receive a journal titled First Things.” It is a scholarly magazine representing a wide variety of perspectives on spiritual, social and political issues. Recently I noticed that several months’ worth of this magazine had piled up, waiting for...

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Congregational First Things

Just as individuals need to determine first things, our congregations need to establish priorities. The aspects of congregational life should flow from a Christ-centered commitment to being a local reflection of the universal body of Messiah. Are you able to see what...

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Praises to God for Answered Prayer: January 2005

Thanks to those of you who keep your prayer prompters and use them to intercede for Jews for Jesus and those we meet. We asked our missionaries to report back on some of those prayer requests, and we wanted to share a few answered prayers with you. In January, Dan...

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Jews for Jesus in Chicago

Did you know that currently 250,000-300,000 Jewish people live in the greater Chicagoland area? The early Chicago settlements of Jewish immigrants were on the South Side in Hyde Park and also on the West Side around Roosevelt and Harlem. With economic gains the Jewish...

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The BYG Pic

Our upcoming Behold Your God campaign is in Miami. Over 110,000 Jewish people live in Miami-Dade county! The Jewish population there is a mixture of Russian, Israeli, Latin American and many many retired Jews from the Northeast. Winter is high season for South Florida...

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Moishe’s Musings
Author: Moishe Rosen

Ispend a lot of time reading and answering posted messages about Jews believing in Jesus on [e-mail] bulletin boards. If nothing else, these bulletin boards show how many Jewish people think. For example, one woman stated, as part of a long chain of discussion, I am...

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Bits from the Branches

Boston Nici Smith reports, We had a wonderful debate between Dr. Michael Brown, one of the foremost apologists in the Messianic movement, and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, a well known countermissionary. Originally we planned to have the debate on the campus at Boston...

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