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The following excerpt is from the Messianic Family Haggadah.* This haggadah retains the essential elements of the traditional seder service, but weaves in some New Testament understandings that explain the Passover/Jesus connection.
We all struggle with knowing how to witness to our unsaved families, and there are no easy answers. But Jewish holidays provide opportunities for witnessing that are too good to miss! Our redemption from Egypt is so typical of the way God works his salvation plans. And the well-known theme of the lamb's shed blood can help you explain his plan to others.
If you could choose just one word to describe what you want people to know about you, what would it be?
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This month is packed with opportunities for Jewish people to hear about Jesus, the Lamb of God. Our missionaries are presenting "Christ in the Passover" all over the world, and our branches are also conducting special holiday services.
Jewish holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the dates given.
Passover is the Feast of Redemption, first in line of the annual Jewish feasts that God commanded the children of Israel to observe. We love the holiday as it celebrates our miracle-working, bondage-breaking God, telling how He set our ancestors free from slavery in Egypt. We also love it because our Messiah Jesus celebrated it and adapted some of the Passover traditions to point to the even greater redemption that He accomplished for Jews and Gentiles. This year, Passover begins at sundown on April 23. If you’d like to read some of the articles that we Jews for Jesus have written about this holiday, go to our Passover Page.
You'll notice in this issue of the newsletter, we have included reports from all of our branch ministries. But much of the Jews for Jesus work is MOBILE EVANGELISM. Following are previously unpublished statements:
I was excited as I headed to Golders Green with fellow missionary Simon Lissak. We were about to engage with people in a different way and, at the same time, produce content to share on the web. How? We planned to film people as we interviewed them about Passover.
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There is a Jewish legend about Moses' slowness of speech and tongue mentioned in Exodus 4:10. When the infant Moses was adopted by Pharaoh's daughter, Pharaoh feared the child might grow up to usurp his throne. Pharaoh's advisors suggested that he test the child by setting before him two bowls, one filled with gold and the other filled with glowing red coals. If the child reached for the gold, it would indicate that he was a threat to Pharaoh. Moses, being a bright child, reached for the gold, but God sent an angel to push his hand toward the coals. Bringing his hand with the live coal to his mouth, Moses burned his tongue. His life was saved, but he was left with a permanent speech impairment.