Y o u r
J e w i s h / G e n t i l e
W i t n e s s i n g
~ Proclaiming ~
For I am not ashamed of the Gospel,
for it is the power of salvation to all who believe ....
first to the Jew then to all nations. Romans 1:16
...Whoever will call upon the Name of the Lord will be saved.
How then shall they call upon Him in whom they have not believed?
And how shall they believe in Him whom they have not heard?
Real Love - Respect - Boldness
A. Be a real friend. Be yourself! There are many spiritual scalp hunters who want to win a Jewish/Gentile soul for Christ, but are completely unaware of the person who is that soul. Have a well-rounded relationship with your friend before you attempt to witness on a personal basis.
It is the continuing person-to-person witness through which most people have been won to their Messiah.
B. Do not be afraid of discussion on life issues. They can give you insight on how your friend perceives and understands things. Listen when he talks about the things which concern him, and discuss what his Jewishness or other ethnic/cultural background means to him.
In no way let him come to the misunderstanding that you only care for him "in order to convert him."
C. In some way give testimony to the Gospel. A good place to begin is to tell specifically how God has answered prayer in your life. Avoid testimonies that talk about the peace and joy that you have in the Lord....remember, those who follow Eastern religions or any number of the "new" cults give such testimonies, as well as those who are made happy by the Jewish religion.
D. Answer questions or objections from Scripture. But remember, you do not have to answer a question when it is asked. You can say, "I don't know the answer to that, but I'll find out." or "Let me think about it a little more and I'll give you an answer the next time I see you."
E. See if your friend will study the Bible with you. Do not concentrate only on the Messianic prophecies - - there is valuable truth in all Scripture. A good beginning point is Genesis 12 through Exodus 20....the story of the major covenants. However, if your friend is willing to study the Scriptures on a person-to-person basis, you may want to consult with your pastor. He will be able to recommend an appropriate study plan.
F. Offer to pray for your friend's needs. While our prophetic or teaching ministry is not always acceptable, most people appreciate prayer; and God seems to be particularly pleased to honor prayers as evidence of His existence.
You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13
G. Encourage your friend to communicate with Jewish & other Christians. Such a meeting might be painful, but it does bring persons to the place where they realize that Jesus is for Jewish and all other people too!
H. Emphasize that Christ is the sin-bearer for Jew and Gentile alike, and that a person does not have to relinquish his Jewishness or ethnic/cultural to accept Jesus. Invite him to come to your church, special Christian activity, and/or offer to go with him to a local Messianic Jewish Congregation.
Remember that your friend may have been taught that they will be committing spiritual treason even to consider the claims of Messiah Jesus. It is up to you to show him that is not true.
I. Ask for a decision. As a general rule, it is not good to press for a decision, but you will know the timing on the matter. Do not forget to ask the person for a decision.
Used by permission:
Jews For Jesus and
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by
the word of Messiah(Jesus). Romans 10:17
Yeshua - Jesus means Salvation !
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