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How to Share Jesus with a Jewish Friend – Awkward but Important | Episode 41

Yeah, it can be uncomfortable. Intimidating? Maybe. Awkward? Probably. But seriously, it’s super important. Like, eternity-important. So, Ezra and Carly are here to help you understand some things that will make talking about Jesus with a Jewish friend easier for you and more meaningful for your friend.

In this episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, they talk about:

  • The misconception that Jews don’t need Jesus
  • Where to start when it comes to talking with a Jewish friend about Jesus
  • Sharing the Gospel in the context of the Jewish Bible
  • Words that will likely be misunderstood and terminology to use to help make the connection
  • Sharing your faith testimony – is that good, relevant or what?
  • Praying about the person and the conversation

Along the way

During the conversation, they share indispensable information about:

  • An even bigger misconception that Jews don’t need a Redeemer
  • The Jewish mindset given there is no Temple to carry out the biblically prescribed method of atonement
  • Encouragement to dig into the Bible and discover some of the many other Messianic prophecies
  • What’s even more important than being sensitive to terminology
  • A challenge Ezra gives – try it for a week and see what happens

Words you might learn in this episode

Ben Adam, Tanakh, Yeshua, Yeshu, mitzvah

Scriptures referenced in this episode

Genesis 3:15, Genesis 1–3, Romans 1:16, Deuteronomy 18:15, Acts 3:22, Isaiah chapter 53, Daniel 9:26, Revelation 12:11, Matthew 15:28, Luke 24:27, Haggai 2:7, Romans 11:25–26


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