November 28, 2020 | Perspectives on Jesus: The People of Israel

How Did the Average Israelite View Jesus?

We all see Jesus differently! Over the past two weeks we’ve explored how the Romans dismissed His ministry and the Jewish religious leaders of His day considered it a threat. But the common Jewish people were much more interested in our Savior. We hear about “The People of the Land,” the average Israelites of Jesus’ day, in this program as we wrap up our three-week series on the different perspectives of Jesus.

The Jewish people knew that their Messiah would be a son of David. Not only was Jesus in David’s line; He also mirrored him in a number of ways. He was certainly someone the Israelites could trust, and they took great interest in His words. Chris directs our attention to the Gospel of Mark to notice an interaction Jesus had with a common Jewish man. This lesson will not only teach you about the perception of Jesus among His Jewish society; it will comfort you as a believer that Jesus is who He said He is!

Giving Tuesday—Hanukkah Gift Basket Ministry

At the Friends of Israel, Giving Tuesday is a day to share the love of Jesus with His Chosen People all over the world. We do that by packing and hand-delivering gift baskets for Hanukkah. We fill them with delicious Israeli food and the hope that Christ gives—hope that we all crave in our times of need.

Join us this Giving Tuesday, December 1, to provide these loving gift baskets to encourage our Jewish friends with the love of Jesus!


Apples of Gold: What Do You Think of the Messiah?

Because of unrest in Jerusalem, soldiers must patrol day and night. As a soldier, Zvi was working the night shift patrolling. A group of young students in robes were walking down the street, headed to pray at the Western Wall. As Zvi engaged with them and listened to what they believed, he was able to share how he believed the Messiah had already come and was coming again. Listen and find out how the Holy Spirit moved in this conversation and how these students responded.

Zvi’s story is available in Elwood McQuaid’s book, “Zvi: The Miraculous Story of Triumph over the Holocaust,” available at our online store.

More stories from Zvi are also available in his book, “The Best of Zvi,” available at our online store.


The Friends of Israel Today and Apples of Gold theme music was composed and performed by Jeremy Strong.

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