Ready to Relate
Acts 17 opens like a scene out of a movie. In the scene, Acts 17:16 to be exact, Paul is heartsick over the idolatry of Athens. While in the marketplace, Paul was stopped by a group of Epicureans and Stoics who wanted to hear what he had to say. Suddenly, he found himself in the Areopagus speaking to a gathering of the cultural and philosophical elite; some were curious, others were mocking. Unphased, Paul steps into their cultural milieu and masterfully challenges them in such a way as to captivate the hearts and minds of the true seekers before him.
How did Paul relate so compellingly with people whose worldview was so different from his own? Imagine confidently and eloquently articulating your faith in front of a room full of skeptics and pantheists the way that Paul did! Perhaps there something in you that longs for that ability. Today’s environment of spiritual questioning is no different from Paul’s. In fact, it may more similar to Paul’s time than ever before. After 2,000 years, we can still learn from Paul’s provocative approach to seekers and skeptics with a faith that is reasonable, rational, and relatable.
If you are a follower of Yeshua, God is in you, and He is muchan—ready—and willing to dispense life and hope to the wounded souls all around us. Now, it is our time to be Ready to Relate!
“Jewish Believers Before and During the Shoah”
Presented by Dr. Mitch Glaser
In order to understand Jewish ministry today, you have to understand Jewish ministry in the past. The most formative century of modern-day Jewish ministry was the twentieth century, which was dominated by two World Wars, the Holocaust, the rise and fall of the Soviet Union, massive migration, and a shift of Jewish concentration from Eastern Europe to America. We have chosen Warsaw for our 6th Muchan conference because it is full of Jewish history. This includes the history of the first and second World Wars, and the kingdom history of God’s movement in that place and time.
When you think of the Jewish history of Warsaw, you probably think of the Warsaw ghetto uprising. What you may not know is that there were many Jewish believers in Jesus behind those ghetto walls and that Jewish ministry in Europe thrived, in Warsaw specifically, before the Shoah (Holocaust). What was Jewish ministry like? What was it like to be a Jewish follower of Jesus in the years leading up to and during the Holocaust?
Dr. Mitch Glaser will share about the history of Jewish ministry before the Shoah in Europe, the lives of the Jewish followers of Yeshua behind the ghetto walls, and stories of Jewish heroes of the faith. He will link the past with our present in order to generate a better understanding of our heritage in Jewish ministry and the impact it has on the growth of the modern Messianic community.