In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thess. 5:18
Praise God! After weeks of snow and ice storms we were able to celebrate Purim with our Jewish friends on Friday, February 26th.
We were delighted to see our guests participate in the program. We sang, we laughed as we used noisemakers called groggers as we booed Haman, and cheered for Mordecai from the book of Esther. I was able to share a message called: “The story of 2 Queens and 2 Kings.” The queens were Vashti and Esther, and the Kings were Ahasuerus and the other of course was God himself, the King of all creation. I was able to share how God’s deliverance of the Jewish people from Haman was nothing compared to His present ability to deliver everyone from sin. This sparked some interesting questions afterwards. Please pray that our unsaved guests keep asking us questions at our meetings, and that they also keep searching for the truth in Jesus.
Now that Passover is upon us once again we are faced with the challenge of sharing another message of God’s deliverance. Back in Egypt God delivered the Jewish people from the physical death of their firstborn by faith in the blood of a lamb. However, God has since delivered everyone from spiritual death, who have by faith believed in the blood of Jesus, the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
PASSOVER VIDEO MESSAGE
Our challenge this year was how to present that message without having a Passover banquet due to COVID-19. We decided to record a video (view below) of a Passover message designed for our Russian speaking Jewish friends.