June 2004 Newsletter (5764:10)

Embarrassed
June 1, 2004

Many children undergo an interesting change around the time they enter middle school. Suddenly, they don’t want to be seen with their parents. In previous years, if they forgot to bring their books or their lunch to school, Mom or Dad could walk right into their classroom and deliver the needed goods and the kids […]

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The BYG Pic

Last month we asked you to pray for Behold Your God Kharkov, led by Misha Vayshengolts, assisted by Dima Orlovsky. We told you some of their plans for the campaign but did not publicize the dates, due to heavy opposition. Now we can tell you that by the time this newsletter reaches you, our Kharkov […]

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Build and Be Built
Author: Stephen Katz

It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” Ephesians 4:11-12 The Apostle Paul taught the Ephesians that building up the church […]

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Proselytism or Evangelism?
Author: Stephen Pacht

Here in France, Proselytism” is a popular word with an unpopular connotation. I am often asked if we “proselytize”—and no compliment is intended in the question. It is ironic that this term is now used to describe attempts by Christians to convert Jews and implicitly to do so in an unethical way. A proselyte at […]

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God’s Appointments

I was fighting disappointment, having realized my Christ in the Passover presentation was not to be for the entire congregation, but only for the children in the confirmation class. I like teaching children, but I also wanted to win the friendship of some of the adults in the congregation for our ministry. Little did I […]

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Principles of Spiritual Agriculture

Some plant, some water and some reap. When I speak in churches, people often ask how effective our ministry is. Are we seeing many Jewish people come to faith? My response is always the same: I wish I could tell you that the number of Jewish people coming to faith is a direct result of […]

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Provoking to Jealousy
Author: Ruth Rosen

We feel the best way to reach Jewish people is to provoke them to jealousy as the Scripture says.” Recently, we find more and more people quoting this verse as they explain why they would rather not take part in a Jews for Jesus outreach coming to their town. These people often misunderstand the Scripture […]

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Bits from the Branches

New York Karol Joseph reports, Brenda (not her real name) had been thinking about Jesus for some time, and with all the controversy about The Passion of the Christ she called two days before the movie opened. She had so many questions that we talked for over an hour. I spoke about the prophets’ predictions […]

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