Once again we are preparing for our Summer Witnessing Campaign, and once again the main arena is New York City. Millions live and work in the Big Apple, and we hope to influence many of them for Jesus. This summer about two dozen campaigners and a dozen campaign stewards will hand deliver more than a million of our Jews for Jesus broadsides to people on the streets of New York. With each broadside the recipient will receive a smile and, when time permits, the campaigner will also offer a short prayer that the gospel seed will take root and sprout in that person's heart.
I'm glad I answered the phone that day! A Christian was calling the Jews for Jesus South Africa office to give one of our missionaries the name of her Jewish friend. This Christian woman had lent a Jesus for Jews book to Susan, who was spiritually hungry. Susan wanted to meet someone who was Jewish and a believer in Jesus.
Have you ever felt like giving up? Have you ever thought a Jewish friend who seemed so closed to the gospel of Jesus would never accept the Lord? A Christian woman named Marie had been babysitting for a Jewish couple. Over a period of two years she had built a friendship and prayed about witnessing to them. Then God brought a Jewish believer her way to give her some advice. After much prayer and many questions, Marie felt ready to try. She invited Holly and her husband to watch a video that portrayed Christianity in relation to the Passover. Holly had never realized that Marie was one of those born-again" types, and she became increasingly uncomfortable as the video was running. Her response was, "Thanks, but we're not interested."
QUESTION: I have a Jewish friend who is searching for spiritual truth, but when I witnessed to her she said that she would not consider Christianity because it teaches that all of her dead relatives who never believed in Jesus are in hell. How do I talk to her?
I had been preparing to conduct a special Christ in the Passover" presentation at Peninsula Bible Church, my home church. Having presided over the previous year's Maundy Thursday service, this time I wanted to do something different. I decided to add more of a musical emphasis by using the local training team for the Liberated Wailing Wall.