Why did most of the Jewish people miss the birth of Jesus?
They weren't looking for a baby. They were oppressed under Roman rule, and were looking for a grown-up to rescue them, and restore peace. (The Jews were focusing on their ideal version of God's plan, and interpreted the scriptures incorrectly.) Nancy Fitzgerald warns us that "we may fall into the same trap if we think our plans are best, but 'His ways are higher than ours.'" Isaiah 55:8-9
Are you inviting your neighbors and friends over for a Christmas party? Michael Rydelnik says, "try to intrigue your Jewish friends!" Jews are typically curious about Christmas customs. It's easy to witness in a comfortable setting of joy!
Carmel native, Nancy Fitzgerald is known for her golfing ability; she is an amateur golf champion on the state and national level. Nancy was inducted into the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame. She's also the Founder and Executive Director of Anchorsaway. Anchorsaway Christian Worldveiw Curriculum prepares seniors in high school and college students to live out and share the truths of the Christian worldview. It equips this younger generation for personal regeneration, moral revival and cultural restoration.
Rydelnik is professor of Jewish Studies at Moody Bible Institute and the Bible teacher on Moody Radio’s Open Line, answering listener Bible questions on over 200 stations nationwide. The son of Holocaust survivors, Michael was raised in an observant Jewish home in Brooklyn, N.Y. As a high school student, Michael became a follower of Jesus the Messiah and began teaching the Bible almost immediately.
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