May 2013 Newsletter (5773:9)

Comparing Evangelism to Farming
May 1, 2013

Jerry was a successful businessman whose wealth had afforded him a comfortable life in the northern suburbs of Chicago. He was also a prominent member of the Jewish community. When he was in his 70s, Jerry retired and handed over his company to his son. That’s when we met and began getting together weekly to…

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A Picture’s Worth 1,000 Words
April 30, 2013

Sergio Danon, faithful leader of our work in Brazil, has an annual outreach at “Carnaval.” The gospel shines brightest in the darkest places, and Carnaval can be pretty dark. We hope these photos of Sergio and those he encountered will help you pray for the gospel seed to bear fruit in the hearts of those…

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What is Broadsiding?
April 29, 2013

In Jews for Jesus we refer to handing out our gospel tracts (tri-fold, easy-to-read pamphlets) as broadsiding. But I have noticed that broadsiding has its special features in various cities. So “what is broadsiding” can depend on where one is broadsiding. For example, broadsiding in Moscow differs radically from broadsiding in Odessa. When broadsiding in…

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Faith is a Gift of God
April 28, 2013

“How do I have faith? Am I supposed to believe in something that is unbelievable?”  Those were questions Eugene asked at the point of spiritual capitulation. Let me back up and explain. It all started more than 25 years ago. Eugene is the son of Romanian immigrants to the United States. His origins are reflected…

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How Many Jews for Jesus Does it Take …
April 27, 2013

(to see one person receive the Light of the World)] Tuvya Zaretsky’s article, “Faith is a Gift,” recounts the story of Eugene* and how it took 25 years of ministry for him to receive that priceless gift. Tuvya also explains that he was not the only Jews for Jesus missionary to reach out and be…

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Moishe’s Musings on Pentecost: Go Power
April 26, 2013
Author: Moishe Rosen

  The following is excerpted from an archived reflection by Moishe Rosen. You can read the full article here. “[Today’s] church tends to regard its congregations and religious gatherings the way the ancient Hebrews regarded the Temple at Jerusalem—as God’s official headquarters. This inaccurate interpretation leads to ineffectual methods of evangelism. No church building or…

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So what is Pentecost-Jewish or Christian?
April 25, 2013

This year, Shavuot (the Jewish festival behind the Christian Pentecost Sunday) is May 14-15 (sundown to sundown). You can read more Jews for Jesus articles on this holiday here. Beyond that, David Brickner and Rich Robinson have written a very thorough guide to understanding this holiday and how it relates to believers in Jesus. Christ…

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Bits from the Branches
April 24, 2013

Sydney, Australia Bob Mendelsohn reports, “After preaching at a nearby church, I went into our office/storefront to handle some administrative details. After I finished, I decided to stay a bit longer. Within twenty minutes, in walked Noam and Yishai, two twenty-something Israelis. Noam explained that Yishai was curious, so we sat in the ‘conversation corner,’…

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Help us celebrate our 40th Birthday!
April 23, 2013

True, Jews for Jesus has been around since 32 a.d. give or take a year. After all, Jesus and all His first disciples were Jewish, right? But on September 17, 1973, under the leadership of Moishe Rosen, a handful of us officially organized to make the Messiahship of Jesus an unavoidable issue to our Jewish…

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Jews for Jesus Prayer Prompters
April 22, 2013

Please pray for:

God’s blessing on the gospel seed we are sowing and that, throughout the church, believers will be encouraged to share their faith with Jews and Gentiles, whether or not they can see results.

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Cartoon
April 21, 2013

A Jew for Jesus is about to walk out the door of his house wearing his JFJ tee shirt and carrying tract bag. His two kids are there to see him off. Little boy is about seven and big sister is about twelve.

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