March 1989 Newsletter (5749:5)

Lessons in Prayer from an Unfavorite Son
March 1, 1989

Of all the patriarchs and prophets of Israel, probably none are maligned as frequently as Jacob. Many dismiss him as a usurping, conniving self-seeker, citing his bargain with Esau over the birthright and his subsequent acquisition of Isaac’s blessing. Since before their birth God had promised Jacob’s ascendancy over Esau (Gen. 25:23), if we fault […]

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Malapthology

OYVANGELLYCAL — What Moses said when the children of Israel dropped their manna and jelly sandwiches in the family ox cart. FUNAMENTALISTS — those who always enjoy life because they use their heads. MISPENSATIONALISTS — those who don’t like to use their heads. MILLINARIANS — those who wear hats designed to last for a thousand […]

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Why Jail?
Author: Avi Snyder

My wife Ruth called the office. Do you know if you’ll be coming home tonight for dinner, or do you think you’ll be arrested? she asked. “I don’t know,” I answered. “I hope I’ll be home. But if not, you’ll get a call.” There was a moment’s pause on the other end of the line, […]

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He Rolled Away the Stone

Many times I had passed the six-story apartment desiring to distribute some tracts. I knew that many Jewish people lived there, but a big iron gate prevented me from going in. The security code forbade peddlers.” I don’t mind being called a peddler for Jesus’ sake, but that iron door remained an annoyance to me. […]

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An Airport Encounter

In 1987 the United States Supreme Court upheld the rights of Jews for Jesus by declaring airports to be public forums. This meant that the highest court in the land recognized those thriving hubs of urban transportation as places where the first amendment could be exercised with impunity. Some expressed a why bother?” attitude when […]

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Fellowship, Fun and Forgetting What It’s All About
Author: Moishe Rosen

You hear it over and over again—from strangers, friends, even family. They say it with a plaintive whine, a defensive shrug, or an air of intellectual superiority: I don’t go to church. I just don’t get anything out of it.” The crux of the matter is that God is a person and not to be […]

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Her Questions Got Answered
Author: Janet Chaiet

One of the blessings of being on staff with Jews for Jesus is our availability to the Jewish community at large as well as to the smaller community of believers in Yeshua. We see ourselves as a resource team. The high profile of our ministry, while causing the disdain of some, provides benefit to others. […]

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