What to expect: a monthly message from David Brickner, our executive director, to inform, encourage and inspire you. Bits from the Branches bring you right into the lives of our missionaries and the people they are reaching all over the world. Prayer prompters make it easy for you to join our faithful band of intercessors if you’re willing. And our four-page format will keep you feeling connected without taking too much of your time.
Four times a year, you’ll receive an eight-page Jews for Jesus quarterly instead of our regular newsletter. These include more testimonies, charts about Jewish holidays and/or Old and New Testament comparisons, and we’ll even include a little cartoon to make you smile.
Here’s what some of our friends say about their Jews for Jesus experience:
“David Brickner’s articles are some of the best Christian writing I’ve read—to the point!”
“I love the hands-on stories. And I am encouraged by them—they are not overplayed, but genuine.”
“I use your info on Feast celebrations to teach our children’s Bible study at church.”
“Yours is one of the few Christian organization newsletters (and I get a lot of them) that challenges my faith and encourages me to not grow weary in the mission of God’s kingdom here on earth.”
If you’re Jewish and not a believer in Jesus, you may wonder what kind of Jewish people have embraced Jesus as the Messiah, and how or why they did so. In that case, please visit our publication ISSUES, where you’ll find perspectives of Jewish believers in Jesus on a variety of topics.
A reporter for The Forward, a well-known Jewish newspaper based in New York City, asked what Jews for Jesus does to combat anti-Semitism. Among other things, we explained our commitment to inform Christian friends like you about this scourge wherever it raises its ugly head.
Diverse languages, once a curse, are now a blessing. Read this month’s reflections by David Brickner, executive director of Jews for Jesus.
Some declarations of love are not exactly honest and may actually be harmful—even if that’s not what would-be lovers intend.
As we start the year with fresh hope, it seems like the odds are stacked against us. According to a recent U.S. News & World Report study, eighty percent of New Year’s resolutions are bound to fail. Even in light of that number, I’m not a cynic—I’m an optimist. But my hope is grounded in […]
“You’re weird!” she blurted out to me. I was in the fifth grade and was trying to win a young girl’s affection. Her remark assaulted my confidence, so I slunk away hot-faced with embarrassment. I thought about this incident recently when I participated in a special Jews for Jesus outreach in New York City. One […]
It’s only human to focus on our problems, of course. But no matter what problems we may be facing, we still have so many reasons to thank God.
With the World Series coming up, some might wonder if by “triple play” I mean that most rare event that makes baseball fans cheer ecstatically. I am an avid fan, but I’m actually referring to a Jewish triple play—because it’s rare that all three of the Fall Feasts of Israel occur in the month of October. Don’t worry, I’m not going to pronounce the end of the world… though there is plenty of prophetic significance to these feasts.
One of my favorite Bible ?stories is the unlikely tale of two lives unexpectedly entwined through terrible tragedy and profound desperation. It’s a story of surprising twists and transforming faith, and you’ll find it in 2 Kings, chapter 5. The story opens with Naaman, commander of the Syrian army, and a young Israeli servant.
This month many Jewish people will join in mourning over an especially tragic date. According to Jewish tradition,Tisha b’Av—or the ninth day of the month of Av—is the date of destruction for both the first and second temples in Jerusalem.
Do you know that even today, some scorn Christianity because we are required to forgive our enemies? They just don’t realize that apart from Jesus, we are all enemies of God!
I recently asked our Jews for Jesus leadership team to be intentional in finding ways to encourage one another, recognizing that we live in an age of cynicism. We agreed that we want to consciously guard against that culture seeping into our own hearts and communities, and to help one another remember that it “should not be so among us.”
Here are some fun photos to inspire you to pray for our Purim outreaches this month
Get a glimpse of how we connect with students at Northwestern University in Chicago
Our Paris branch leader tells one man’s story of salvation in the wake of the November 13 attacks.
One of our Paris missionaries reflects on the November 13 attacks, and how a massacre like this affects ministry.
Campus outreach is part of our ministry’s DNA. Here’s why we’re doing the same thing differently
David’s thoughts for the new year include a commitment to staying the same by being different.
Cyril Gordon, faithfully bringing the Son to Venice Beach for the last 15 years—find out about this unique outreach!
For many Jewish people, December presents a dilemma. Regardless of the commercialization of Christmas.
Paris mayor asks team to stop handing out New Testaments, yet listens carefully to our missionary’s testimony. Find out what’s going on and how you can pray for this week’s gospel outreach in Paris
Pray for our teams all over the world as they are out greeting shoppers with the gospel. See our holiday literature and read the story of one woman who received it!
This personal witnessing story deals with questions about God answering the prayers of unbelievers.
We never know how much time we have to do what matters most; this story from Kharkov shows why.