Today, Steve Cohen, of Apple of His Eye Mission Society, spoke at our church. He is a Messianic Jew who came to know Jesus Christ as his Savior by just one person, whom he didn't even spend a lot of time with, coaxing him to read the New Testament, which he states is a great Jewish book. He is remarkable. He started Apple of His Eye so that he could help to spread the news of Jesus Christ to those who are still practicing Jews, and those who just don't know Jesus or refuse to accept that he is their Lord and Savior. He has grown this group and has done amazing things! You can read about them at www.aohems.org.
He spoke of the need for everyone one of us to make sure we are taking every opportunity to share the Good News to all we can. He suggested that asking "What do you think of Jesus" can be a very easy way to get the ball rolling. He says he asks it of every server he encounters at a resturaunt. I loved one of his suggestions. He said that he always enjoys having a telemarketer call his home. He first tells them that he is so very glad that they have called and that he knows they have some really important things to share with him, but before they do, he needs to ask them a question. "What do you think about Jesus?" He shared many examples of where this small question has lead many to faith. I LOVE this idea. I cannot wait for a telemarketer to call now! Try it with me! Let me know how it goes!
Also, if you please will, pray for Apple of His Eye. Pray for the missions that they are carrying out. Pray for our church, St. John's, that they have heard his words and are ready and willing to ask the question. Pray for all those who are waiting to have that question asked!
I thank God for Steve and his mission work. He is an amazing man and I believe our church was blessed by his presence today!