This week World Prayr has been highlighting the wonderful Ministry of Jews for Jesus.
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by Ruth Rosen
I admit that I’m no maven when it comes to current events. I do get a wonderful magazine called “The Week” thanks to my dad and it gives bite-sized pieces of news and editorials from “both sides” of an issue.
And in the morning I listen to National Public Radio as I’m getting ready for work. Now some might complain about the biases and propaganda broadcast by such stations and I might agree with some of those complaints. But I set my alarm to the station because it tells me the weather and it also gives me a sense of what is precipitating in the world around me…
By David Brickner
Compliments of Jews for Jesus Ministry
There is a lot of partying going on this month in some Jewish and Christian circles and most of it will not honor the God of Abraham, Moses and Jesus. I am referring to the celebrations of Mardi Gras and Purim which occur on February 16 and 28 respectively. These two festivals have a lot in common and many who celebrate them with reckless abandon1 are proof that a “party life” without God at the center is no real fun at all.
Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday” and takes place exactly 46 days before Easter. It is supposed to be a festive meal signaling the beginning of Lent, a time when many Christians commemorate the passion and suffering of Jesus.
by Aaron Abramson
Not long ago, the father of my friend passed away. The family had prayed for his salvation for years. At the end, he was physically unable to respond, leaving his family uncertain whether he had ever received the gospel.
Another friend prayed for his father, a Holocaust survivor, to also come to faith. He continued to pray over the years, and his father gradually became more open, eventually accepting Y’shua as his Messiah.
by Rachel Friedlander
via Jews for Jesus
It’s always interesting to watch the range of expressions that flash across a person’s face when they hear that I am a “Messianic Jew.” Sometimes, I try to clarify: “I’m Jewish, and a Christian.” This doesn’t seem to help. They wonder if I’m a mutt, some strange crossbreed of two animals that shouldn’t reproduce. That is usually how the conversation begins.
A couple of years ago, some days after school had been let out for Christmas break, four of my college friends tried to appease their curiosity. Stephanie, my roommate at the time, had grown up in a Christian home, but didn’t practice her beliefs. Danielle also had some experience with religious ceremonies, as she was raised Catholic. The other two, Renee and Josh, were atheists. They all wanted to understand my seemingly oxymoronic, mixed-breed lifestyle. So they chose to come to my family’s celebration of Hanukkah.
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Flowers of the Son
reviewed by Rachel Friedlander
Israel is home to some seven and a half million people. But to billions others, it is a stray and distant thought—the very mention of which often evokes images of terrorism, religious conflict, and concrete rubble. But from amid the sounds of conflict, one group of missionaries hears the cry for peace and salvation.
Flowers of the Son documents the experiences of the volunteers participating in “Behold Your God,” a four week evangelistic outreach that spans twelve geographic regions of Israel. Through pamphlets, banners, skits, musical performances, phone calls, and door-to-door visits, these missionaries engage both young and old, religious and irreligious in conversation about the Messiah, Y’shua.