September 2012 Newsletter (5773:1)

Christ in the High Holidays
September 8, 2012

This month, the holiest days of the entire Old Testament calendar will be observed in Jewish communities around the world. They are the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement, otherwise known as the High Holidays.* God commanded Israel to have “a holy convocation” on both of these days (Leviticus 23: 24, 27). It […]

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Meet Our New Trainees!
September 7, 2012

Shawn Karon Shawn hails from Toronto. Both his parents are Jewish, but do not yet know Jesus. Shawn was kicked out of Hebrew school when, at age ten, he told his teachers that he was an atheist. This seemed, to him, the logical conclusion of the evolution theory he was learning in grade school. However, […]

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From Objection to Openness
September 6, 2012
Author: Karl deSouza

Jewish people raise a variety of objections about belief in Jesus, ranging from personal to theological/religious and virtually everything in between! As a missionary and evangelist, my task involves discovering a person’s real objections and obstacles to the gospel.  Surprisingly, amidst the objection I sometimes also find good questions, and openness to the gospel. Recently, […]

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The Real Question
September 5, 2012
Author: Ruth Rosen

Karl deSouza just explained how part of a missionary’s job is to discover the real “question behind the question.” That’s not always easy, but here are a few hopefully-helpful-hints. When is a question not a question? If a person has absolutely no interest in your answer, they are not really asking you a question. So, […]

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Bits from the Branches
September 4, 2012

New York City Jeremiah Zaretsky reports, “I was handing out broadsides (gospel tracts) at the “Taste of Times Square” last night. Towards the end of the sortie (tract-passing expedition) I met two Israeli tourists. I asked the first guy who he thought Mashiach was. ‘I’m Mashiach,’ he replied. I thought he was making fun of […]

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Announcements and Prayer Requests
September 3, 2012

This month’s prayer requests from around the world.

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