March 1996 Newsletter (5756:7)

Did Jesus Prey on the Vulnerable?
March 1, 1996
Author: Moishe Rosen

Perhaps you have noticed that those who stand against the gospel often appear very concerned for the welfare of others. Some who oppose evangelizing Jews say that missionaries like Jews for Jesus prey” on the weak and vulnerable. They present themselves as advocates of those who are weak as they sound the alarm against evangelists….

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We’re Glad You Asked

One Sunday night, after Executive Director Moishe Rosen had spoken at a local church, a Christian couple asked the following question: We saw one of your gospel ads in the newspaper and we liked what Jews for Jesus was doing. So we began supporting. After a while we began hearing from one of the missionary…

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Old Testament Word Study on Humility
Author: Rich Robinson

Three main words or word groups are used to describe humility: First, the related words ‘ani and ‘anav; second, the word shaphel; third, the word kana’. 1. The most common group uses the related words ‘ani and ‘anav. ‘Ani usually denotes a condition of circumstance. Those who are ‘ani are suffering or afflicted and as…

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Old Testament Word Study on Humility (Chart)
Author: Rich Robinson

[They] cast their crowns before the throne, saying: You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.” Revelation 4:10b,11 ‘ani ‘anav shaphel kana’ Describes humility of circumstance Describes humility of character Describes lowliness, constrasting it with exaltation Describes…

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Jesus Loves Felix Melstein
Author: Avi Snyder

I began the staff meeting in Moscow with a quiet announcement. I have good news. Felix Melstein won’t be opposing our efforts in Odessa any more.” I held out an article from an Odessa newspaper that carried the news of our leading opponent’s indictment for recently uncovered connections to an international scam. It was the…

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Caring for Hard-to-Reach People

Every Jews for Jesus branch missionary has a few people who are different from those we normally visit. Some are hostile and abusive; others are very friendly but not interested in Jesus. We meet lonely people who are just looking for friends, and sometimes we meet people who just don’t perceive the world around them…

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Bits From the Branches

Sometimes You Need to Eavesdrop In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Missionary David Rothstein was handing out broadsides (our gospel tracts) when he overheard a young couple discussing Jews for Jesus. David turned around and said, Pardon?” The young man was taken aback and slightly embarrassed when David asked to be included in the conversation. He reluctantly…

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