Bill grew up in a religious Jewish family and was heavily involved in Jewish life. He knew a lot about the religion of his Jewish people, but felt he did not really know the God of the Jewish People. He believed that there had to be more to God than just traditions.
One of his Jewish friends had a New Testament, and one day Bill decided to read it. As he read the words of Jesus, he saw how a person can know not just stories from the Bible, but know the author of the Bible. As he studied further, he saw his people’s expectations fulfilled in Yeshua the Messiah.
Mitch grew up in a religious Jewish family. He was a successful chef until his wild lifestyle cost him his job. Losing his dream job – what he thought was his life’s calling – caused him to spiral out of control. At the same time, he felt he was wasting his life. A Christian girl he met sparked some jealousy in Mitch, as she seemed to know more about the Hebrew Scriptures than he did. As he began to study the Bible, he saw that, not only was the New Testament written by Jews and for Jews, but that the Messiah of the Jewish people, and the whole world, the very one prophesied in the Hebrew Bible, was none other than Jesus of Nazareth.
Mike grew up in a conservative Jewish home. Throughout his life he always searched for God. He searched at Christian Bible studies and in personal studies with a Hasidic rabbi. As his understanding of his need for God grew, he reached out and asked God to reveal himself and the Messiah to him.
As he learned more about God, Jesus, and the New Testament, he realized there was nothing more Jewish than believing in the God of Israel who sent us the Messiah of Israel, Yeshua!