Do You Know About the Messianic Jews?

A man sat on the bench next to our Bible table at the beach. He began eating his hamburger when I noticed he was wearing a name badge.

“So how is that hamburger, Richard?”
“Huh? Oh, I forgot I was wearing my name.  It’s great!”
“Are you attending a seminar?”
“Actually I am.” He began telling me about it when a Jewish couple stopped at the table and began asking questions about our Jewish literature.

Richard entered into the conversation asking them questions and making comments about Israel and Judaism. They no doubt thought he was part of our Bible ministry.  After they left I asked, “Richard, do you have a faith background?”

“Yes. I became a Christian in college.  But recently I learned I have Jewish roots and Jewish relatives in Russia.  At this point I’m not sure what I am!”

“Richard, did you know you can be both? Do you know about the Messianic Jews?”
He shook his head. “No.”

“These are Jewish people who have received Jesus as their Messiah. The first Christians were Jews. There has always been a remnant of Jewish people who have followed Jesus. Many of them today worship in Christian churches and others in Messianic Synagogues—and there are many.”

This was news to him and he was intrigued.  I offered him one of our T’Nach’s – a Jewish Old Testament and also a Hebrew/English New Testament. I gave him a booklet showing the messianic prophecies that Jesus fulfilled proving Him the Messiah.  I also shared with him the Messianic Jewish website: http://www.gotmessiah.com/flash/index.html   Richard seemed eager to check out the website.

He received our gifts with a grateful heart and as he left said, “I’m going to start reading this today!”

  • To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”  John 8:31
  • But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.    John 20:31

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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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8 Responses to Do You Know About the Messianic Jews?

  1. Goldie Shaw says:

    Todah Rabah! Thank you for engaging with this Jewish man. What a mitzvah you did.
    We are proud of you. Now this man will know that you can be a believer in Messiah and remain a Jew. It makes you more Jewish to believe. Jesus and all the disciples were Jewish and think of the first 3,000 people in the congregation. They were all Jewish.
    Goldie Shaw

  2. April Boyer says:

    What a wonderful blessing for you! God is so good. I’m glad you had this opportunity.

    • Kathleen says:

      Thank you, April. Yes, it’s such a joy to introduce someone to God’s truths. Can’t think of anything I’d rather do! A blessing indeed!

  3. God desires us to grab every opportunity we have to share the Gospel. Thank God you grabbed yours with both hands. Keep up the good work ! God bless.

  4. Kristi Ann says:

    Please Pray for all our Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus-Yeshua and our Devout Messianic Jewish Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus-Yeshua!! “Pray Without Ceasing.” ( 1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV )!!

    Our ONE True GOD’S LOVE 💙💕 is ETERNAL THROUGH HIS SON Jesus-Yeshua Christ Forevermore!!

    I Love you all Everyone through Jesus-Yeshua, because HE LOVED 💕 EVERYONE FIRST!!

    Love 💕💙 Always and Shalom ( Peace ), YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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