March 1999 Newsletter (5759:7)

We Need Bility
March 1, 1999

When you hear the word missionary” what image comes to mind? A white-skinned westerner wearing a pith helmet, surrounded by dark-skinned natives wearing loin cloths? Unfortunately, many Christians still imagine missionaries (and those to whom they minister) in terms of these outdated caricatures. And in the Jewish community, the word missionary evokes a decidedly sinister […]

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Subway Studies
Author: T. Rose

I was in the Times Square subway station handing out our gospel pamphlets when I noticed two girls standing about a hundred feet away. They seemed to be hiding behind a kiosk, trying to be inconspicuous while intently watching us in the Jews for Jesus T-shirts. I was curious, so I walked in their general […]

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The Irresistible Call
Author: Greg Savitt

I was born and raised as a Conservative Jew in a Chicago suburb. I attended Hebrew School and learned about Jewish traditions, liturgy and of course, the Hebrew language. Yet I don’t remember the rabbis talking about God as if He could be known personally. And while I learned to read and pronounce the Scripture […]

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Apostleship: A Biblical Perspective

Through Him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name, among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ… Romans 1:5, 6 The word “apostle” comes from the Greek word “apostolos” which means delegate, ambassador of the gospel, commissioner of Christ. These three elements of […]

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Miscellaneous

It really happened: A friend in Chico, California told us about a local eatery called the Oy Veh* Cafe—a Jewish deli of sorts. It seems they used to have a controversial item on the menu: the Jews for Cheeses” omelet! Apparently, enough customers complained to persuade management to remove the item from the menu. (P.S. […]

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Jewish Evangelism Then and Now part 6
Author: Moishe Rosen

Part six in a series, condensed from a paper presented to the Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism OUTDOOR GOSPEL MEETINGS At the turn of the century, the Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago used to hitch up a gospel wagon and bring it down to Maxwell Street, a predominantly Jewish area. The wagon’s flatbed held musicians […]

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Bits from the Branches

Missionary David Rothstein reports from Fort Lauderdale, I had been meeting with Renee for quite some time. She even asked God to reveal His truth to her and was growing impatient waiting for Him to show her something. Finally, Renee asked me how we could worship Jesus since God wants us to worship Him alone. […]

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