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Easter: From an Artist's Perspective

The Art & Faith Life Group is working on a very significant project for Holy Week and Easter at Faith Bible Church.   In the past, Faith has invited its members and our community to join us on Good Friday in our auditorium to contemplate the traditional Stations of the Cross and use these scriptures to focus our prayers.

Our Life Group is using the Scriptural Way of the Cross to present the story of the Passion of Christ.  We are working individually to create a piece on one of the Ways of the Cross.   Each piece will be black & white, the same size and framed identically, but will be executed with different skills and processes.  The work will be installed around the sides and back of the auditorium along with appropriate lighting.  It will definitely illuminate and enhance the interior of our auditorium spiritually and physically.

I’m particularly excited about the format.  We have 18 artists bringing their unique perspective, vision and talents to their work.  Each artist has been meditating and praying about these passages for months.  This project is an extraordinary picture of the body of Christ and reminds me of the Romans 12 passage on The Body.  Each of us are using our God-given talents and gifts toward the same purpose for His glory and kingdom.

Please join us in prayer as we continue to work thoughtfully and creatively. 

Russ Reed 

 

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Jews For Jesus Co-Founder to speak at Faith Bible Church

Susan Perlman had a "typical" Jewish upbringing in Brooklyn, New York, yet her life as one of the founders of Jews for Jesus has been anything but typical. Susan came to believe in Jesus after a street encounter with Christian rock singer Larry Norman. You can order her story here. Soon after coming to faith, Susan moved to San Francisco. There her experience as an advertising copywriter and social activist helped shaped Jews for Jesus into the agency that changed the face of Jewish evangelism—making the Messiahship of Jesus an unavoidable issue to Jewish people worldwide. She helped write (and acted in) the ministry's dramatic presentations, authored numerous broadside tracts, and has been in charge of our media relations since the very beginning. She also created (and still serves as editor in chief) ISSUES our publication for Jewish people who are willing to explore issues from the perspective of Jews who believe in Jesus.

Susan's travels with Jews for Jesus have brought her into contact with many other missions agencies and various Christian organizations with whom she has served on committees and boards. In addition to the many articles she has written for Jews for Jesus, she's enjoyed opportunities to speak, write and contribute editing skills for numerous other groups and publications. Take a look a look at her photo gallery which includes a pic of her addressing 30,000 young people in a football stadium in Dresden, Germany about forgiveness and new life in Messiah through a translated message. You can also see here some things she wrote recently— the foreword in one book and a chapter for a book about A.W. Tozer.

Among the many hats that she wears, Susan is the first assistant to the Executive Director of Jews for Jesus and oversees our multimedia outreach. She has led many evangelistic outreaches over the years, and is excited to have a part in mentoring a new generation of Jews for Jesus leaders. Susan's thoughts on this new generation can be heard as one of many voices in our documentary, “Awakening.” See the trailer here

Christ in the Passover

Hosting Organization: Faith Bible Church
Meeting Schedule: Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 9:00 AM & 10:30 AM
Meeting Location: 1437 W Pleasant Run Rd
Desoto, TX 75115-2725

Jesus' Last Supper was actually a Jewish Passover. Susan Perlman of Jews for Jesus will re-create the traditional Passover service and explain how it foreshadowed Jesus' death and resurrection in a presentation called "Christ in the Passover" at Faith Bible Church on Sunday, May 11th at 9:00 AM & 10:30 AM.

Susan Perlman will set a table with items traditionally used at the Passover meal and detail their spiritual significance. She will also explain the connection between the events of the first Passover in Egypt and the redemption that Jesus accomplished, as well as the deep bond between the ancient Passover feast and the Christian communion celebration today.

Jews for Jesus has presented "Christ in the Passover" at over 38,000 churches. It has been enthusiastically received by Christians who appreciate learning more about the Jewish backgrounds of their faith. Moishe Rosen, who founded Jews for Jesus in 1973, has also co-written the book, Christ in the Passover, with his wife, Ceil. This seminal work includes a look at Passover in ancient times and how it is practiced today. It will be available after the presentation. Also available will be a DVD of the Christ in the Passover presentation with David Brickner, the executive director of Jews for Jesus, officiating.

Brickner, a fifth-generation Jewish believer in Jesus, succeeded Rosen as Executive Director in 1996. Brickner has kept Jews for Jesus on the cutting edge as the ministry has expanded and established branches in eleven countries, including the United States, Brazil, Israel, Russia, France, and South Africa. "We exist to make the Messiahship of Jesus an unavoidable issue to our Jewish people worldwide," Brickner states. "There are still a few that haven't heard of us!"

Susan Perlman will be happy to answer questions after the presentation. Call (972) 223-0000 or visit http://www.faithbible.com/ for more information. There is no admission charge.

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