How to Share Yeshua

 

Jewish Voice Today, Nov/Dec 2010

Jewish Voice Today, Nov/Dec 2010

By Rabbi Jonathan Bernis,
President of Jewish Voice

When non-Jews ask me how to speak with a Jewish Person about the Gospel, I respond with another question: How do you talk to anybody about the Gospel? The simple answer is that you begin by caring enough to listen and see what’s going on in his or her life.

You can usually tell when someone doesn’t believe in God, so it’s probably not a good idea to jump right in about Jesus being the Anointed One. For someone who doesn’t believe in sin, you might want to avoid talking about Jesus bearing the sins of all mankind.

Where do you start witnessing to Jewish People? Pray for them. Show through your actions that you care for them. Let your light shine so they know that you have a special relationship with God that clearly comes through with genuine love for them and concern for where they will spend eternity.

The great Messianic Jewish apostle to the Gentiles, Paul, addresses God’s judgment regarding the Jewish People and their unbelief in the book of Romans, while assuring that this judgment is not permanent. Their salvation will come as it does for anyone by turning in faith to the Messiah.

Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious —Romans 11.11

When your unbelieving friends—both Jewish and Gentile—observe your close relationship with God, they will be provoked to envy. You may not see it. You may even feel that they find your faith amusing in a condescending sort of way. But just watch what happens when trouble strikes. You’ll be one of the first ones they call for prayer.

To read more on how to share Yeshua, please go to our Nov/Dec 2010 issue of Jewish Voice Today. Flip to page 7.

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