Programmes 271 – 285

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Programme 285 – Ari Sorko Ram (part 1 of 2)

My guest today is Ari Sorko Ram. Born in America, he became a well know actor there before moving to Israel 40 years ago. He is Jewish and for many years has been a believer in Jesus. When he came to Israel all those years ago, there were very few Messianic Jews … I asked him to describe some of the most significant things he has seen happen in the intervening years.

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Programme 284 – Eric Benson

Today I’m in Haifa in northern Israel talking to Eric Benson, who has been the director of a rehab centre for recovering drug and alcohol addicts since 1992. The centre is called the House of Victory and welcomes both Jewish and Arab men. As you will hear, Eric is a Christian and over the years hundreds of men have passed through the doors and found release from addiction. Eric takes up the story.

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Programme 283 – Yoel Ben David (part 2 of 2)

My guest this week is Joel Ben David, a missionary with Jews for Jesus based in Israel. I met him in Tel Aviv recently to find out what motivates him to do this difficult work because after all, not many Jewish people are sympathetic to the person of Jesus, especially in Israel. So, I asked him to explain why he believes the work he does is so important.

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Programme 282 – Yoel Ben David (part 1 of 2)

Today finds us in Tel Aviv at the offices of Jews for Jesus, the international organisation that unashamedly attempts to make Jesus an unavoidable issue particularly to Jewish people. My guest is Joel Ben David. As you will hear, he was born in the UK into a traditional Jewish family. He later became an orthodox Jew. Today he’s a believer in Jesus. He has been on quite a journey, so let’s listen to him now as he describes who he is and what he does.

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Programme 281 – Jewish missionary (part 2 of 2)

With the current appalling loss of life and unspeakable suffering that is going on in Syria, and because so many thousands of refugees are streaming out of the region and seeking to come to Europe, we are perhaps taking more notice of this news story than we might have otherwise.
For this programme I visited the home of an Israeli Jewish believer in Jesus living in Jerusalem. Because he is a missionary to the muslim world it would be too dangerous to give his name. I put it to him that we in western Europe are watching the mass migration of thousands of muslim people coming towards us… so, as Bible believing Christians, what are we to understand about what is happening, and what should be our reaction to the plight of these desperate people?

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Programme 280 – Jewish missionary (part 1 of 2)

Today I’m in J’lem talking to a Jewish missionary to the Arab world … yes, an unusual story as you will hear and for that reason, he remains anonymous. How are we to make sense of the news … how does it relate to what we read in the Bible? Well, who better to ask than my guest today.

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Programme 279 – Shukri

There are Christians around the world who believe that Jesus will return to Jerusalem as the Bible foretells. The majority of believers in Jesus I have met who live in Israel believe His return is imminent. They watch world events and they read their Bibles and their understanding is that time is short. My guest today is no exception. He is a Palestinian Christian living and working in the Old City of Jerusalem. His name is Shukri and he works full time as a youth pastor. He could be having a much easier life in America or elsewhere, but he has chosen to stay in J’lem because he has a passion to reach the Palestinian youth, most of whom are extremely disillusioned, and tell them about Jesus.

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Programme 278 – Ofer Amitai (part 2 of 2)

My guest today is Ofer Amitai – a Messianic Jewish pastor in Jerusalem and leader of an intercessory prayer movement. When I visited Ofer in October 2016, the Feast of Tabernacles had just happened. We met in his office situated in the outskirts of Jerusalem … and as you will hear, there were a lot of police cars passing as we spoke! I was asking Ofer about the unrest in the Arab world that has resulted in thousands of migrants making their way to Europe. As somebody who knows his Bible well Ofer believes that God is never taken by surprise by what is going on in the world and here he explains how he responds to the news.

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Programme 277 – Ofer Amitai (part 1 of 2)

My guest today is Ofer Amitai – as pastor of a Messianic congregation in Jerusalem and leader of an intercessory prayer movement, Ofer is somebody who has a deep knowledge of the Scriptures as well as considerable insight into current world events. As we continue to watch a steady flow of migrants coming out of Syria and other countries and making their way to Europe, I started by asking Ofer whether or not he believes God is allowing all this upheaval.

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Programme 276 – Mazen Naswari

Today I’m in the Old City of Jerusalem talking to a Palestinian pastor called Mazen Naswari. His church is located in a narrow street close to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and he lives and works in a tight knit community that is predominantly Muslim.
So, in the current situation where there has been much trouble and killing, I asked Mazen how the Palestinian people in his church are reacting and coping.

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Programme 275 – Avi Mizrachi (part 3 of 3)

On today’s programme, Avi Mizrachi, a Jewish pastor in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, helps us understand the unrest in the Arab world that has brought thousands of refugees from countries including Syria to Europe. As Christians, what should our response be?

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Programme 274 – Avi Mizrachi (part 2 of 3)

Today we return to Tel Aviv in central Israel to meet with Avi Mizrachi, a Messianic Jewish pastor in the city. Last week, we heard how, after serving his time in the Israeli army he went to the United States to make his fortune … instead he became a believer in Jesus and his life was turned upside down. Let’s hear what happened next…

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Programme 273 – Avi Mizrachi (part 1 of 3)

Today my guest is Avi Mizrachi. Today he is the pastor of a congregation in down town Tel Aviv. His story is fascinating … and like all good stories, we begin at the beginning!

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Programme 272 – Salim Anfous (part 3 of 3)

Today finds us back in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, where the majority of the population is Muslim. There is however, a small community of evangelical Christians there too and Salim Anfous is the youth pastor in one of the churches. His vision is to encourage the youth in his care who feel they are a minority within a minority. The schools follow an Islamic curriculum so for young people who are Christians this is very challenging.
Salim recently took a group of teenagers from his church on a mission trip to neighbouring Jordan to help Syrian refugees. He wanted these young people to understand that they had something to offer people who had fled their homes and who had nothing. As you will hear, he was amazed at the results.

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Programme 271 – Salim Anfous (part 2 of 3)

Recently I visited Bethlehem, which is in the West Bank and where the majority of the people are Muslim. There is however, a tiny evangelical community of Christians there and Salim Anfous is the youth pastor in one of the evangelical churches in the town. He was born in Saudi Arabia but came with his family to live in Bethlehem when he was a teenager. Salim is a man with a vision to help the young Palestinian Christians in his church to deepen their faith in Jesus.

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