May 1993 Newsletter (5753:7)

No Bargain Churches
May 1, 1993
Author: Moishe Rosen

The man and his wife summed up their varied church experiences with, We have yet to find a church we care to join.” I looked each of them in the eye and asked, “So, what kind of church do you think God intends for you to join?” I wasn’t referring to denomination. They had not…

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Chain of Events
Author: Laura Barron

As I picked up the telephone at our Johannesburg office I was blasted by a woman’s angry voice. How could you send this stuff to me? My name is Elaine and I’m Jewish—and more than that, I’m offended that someone gave my name to Jews for Jesus!” Before she could say anything else, I quickly…

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We’re Glad You Asked…

Question: Why is the name Ephraim” used in Jeremiah 31:9, 18, 20 for the entire northern kingdom of Israel? What about the other tribes? Also please explain “Jeshurun” in Deuteronomy 32:15; 33:5 and 26; and Isaiah 44:2. Answer: Concerning “Ephraim,” one explanation is that the break-away king Jeroboam was from the tribe of Ephraim. Also,…

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News from the C.I.S.: Laborers for the Harvest
Author: Avi Snyder

If you’re not planning to use the information we’re giving you, then you’ve wasted your time, and you’ve wasted our time—and you know what? We Jews for Jesus don’t like to waste time!” It was not the kind of statement one might expect at a Christian conference, but those were my words at our first…

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News from the C.I.S.: The Way To Go

I did my normal shopping at the Prevos. My bags were heavy, so I flagged down a car* to drive me home. When I told the driver my address, he asked how much I would pay him. I hate it when people are that greedy, so I just shut the door and flagged down another…

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News from the C.I.S.: The Adventures of Debbie Links*
Author: Debbie Links

Adventure #1: I never thought another city could beat Odessa for sorties, but Moscow is really a broadsider’s heaven! Ella (our outreach worker in Moscow) and I were broadsiding people coming off the escalators of the Pushkinskaya Metro Station. The area is kept immaculately clean. When the man who cleans the station noticed that some…

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Sick of Death, I Found New Life

God has unique ways of dealing with each of us. He meets us where we are and brings us to Himself in individual ways. That was the case with me. My religious background is common to many Jews. My home life was traditionally Jewish, and I attended an Orthodox Jewish synagogue. It was more Orthodox…

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The Power of Prayer

In my adolescence I began to be aware of the world around me—of social standards and peer pressure. I had some big questions but I had hardly any answers. I had never heard of a personal God. I had been exposed to formal religion and ritual, but never to the worship of a loving Creator….

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A Look Backwards

One day when I was a teenager I got to school earlier than usual. To my surprise, I couldn’t go inside my homeroom because a prayer meeting” was going on. A few of my fellow high school students and I took turns peeking through the window. There in a small circle sat Miss Snyder, my…

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