From Jews for Jesus website
Jews for Jesus missionary Elliot Marks of Chicago is shown with his wife, Aliza. They met on an Israel kibbutz. She was an American messianic Jew.
A special Lenten presentation at the Evangelical Covenant Church of Whitehall on Monday, March 11 will help the audience tie the New Testament of the Bible to the Old Testament festivals of the Jewish nation.
The program, open to the community, will be presented by Elliot Marks of the organization “Jews for Jesus.”
The “Gospel in the Feasts of Israel” message by Jews for Jesus (JFJ) focuses on the chief Old Testament holidays or feasts.
JFJ missionaries explain the purpose of these celebrations both then and now. They then show how the coming of Jesus fulfilled those feasts and gave them a larger meaning.
This is an excellent teaching on the relationship of the Old and New Testaments. It also reveals the opportunities for Jewish evangelism throughout the year.
Jan Irwin, a member of the church’s Discipleship Ministry Team, says Marks’ talk will focus on the four spring festivals of the Old Testament Jews, Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Feast of the First Fruits and Feast of Weeks (Pentecost).
“The Old Testament people are our spiritual forebearers,” Irwin said. And, she adds that the coming of Jesus fulfilled prophecies of the festivals.
Irwin says Marks spoke at the Evangelical Covenant Church two years ago.
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