May 1985 Newsletter (5745:7)

Go Power
May 1, 1985
Topics: shavuot
Author: Moishe Rosen

A 1975 publication that shook up mission leaders by its very title was James Engel’s What’s Gone Wrong With the Harvest? The book exposed the fact that despite all the effort and energy put into the church’s mission of evangelism, the harvest of souls” has been sparse. We could discuss the lack of manpower, or…

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Shovuos: Two Kinds of Glory
Author: Joshua Moss

On the second night of Passover, Jewish people begin the counting of the omer, which means sheaf.” In Temple times the first sheaf of the barley harvest was offered on the 16th of Nisan. Then began the counting of 50 days as the Israelites waited to see whether God would bless their wheat harvest. Shovuos…

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We’d Like To Help You Witness

I have a friend in the Midwest named Frank. Frank is a godly man, but he isn’t a missionary or a minister. He works in a factory. Frank isn’t Jewish; in fact, he hasn’t had very much acquaintance with Jewish people in his 50-some years of living. But because Frank loves the Lord Jesus, the…

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Rumor Control
Topics: our stories
Author: Janet Chaiet

I was handing out our gospel broadsides on Madison and La Salle Streets in the heart of the business district of the Chicago Loop.” The nickname “Windy City” was once again proving to be all too appropriate, and pedestrians were scurrying about, trying to get in out of the wind and imminent rainfall. The tract…

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It Wasn’t Easy

I’m often asked, How did a nice Jewish boy like you come to believe in Jesus?” In reply I must say, “It wasn’t easy!” Sure, I knew who Jesus was, but I had always thought that he was not for the Jewish people. I had never considered believing in him as an option for my…

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We’re Glad You Asked…

QUESTION: Do you approve of Zionism—that is, the reestablishment of the ancient state of Israel—when it involves so much force of arms and bloodshed? ANSWER: The answer to your question is rather complex. First we must state that Jews for Jesus as a ministry does not take political positions. We do, however, take scriptural positions;…

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How To Bridge The Culture Gap
Author: Nancy Boerman

And where do you work?” the lady sitting next to me in church asked. “At Jews for Jesus,” I responded. “I didn’t know you were Jewish!” Her eyes registered astonishment. “I’m not,” I said. “I’m as Gentile as they come.” That woman’s reaction typifies the response I get when I first tell someone where I…

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The Most Frequent Questions In Jewish Evangelism

In Jewish evangelism, people sometimes raise objections or ask questions—not because they want answers, but because they want to refute what they are being asked to consider. To one who is determined not to believe, no answer will suffice. On the other hand, if a person really wants answers that will enable him or her…

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Lydia and Mario

The 16th chapter of Acts describes an encounter between two Bible personalities. One was the well-known Apostle Paul, and the other was Lydia, who found a place in history because of that encounter and the effect it had on her life. Paul, forbidden by the Holy Spirit to remain in Asia Minor, had been prompted…

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Precious in the Sight of the Lord is the Death of His Saints
Author: Ceil Rosen

Hanna Wago: March 13, 1895 to March 11, 1985 Two days short of her 90th birthday Mother Wago,” a dear saint of God, was called to her eternal reward. Although she was born a Gentile (of German parents in Russia), her love and zeal for Jewish people often exceeded that of many of Abraham’s physical…

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