© 2019 Chosen People Ministries
New Testament readings courtesy of Jeffrey Feinberg, Ph.D.
© 2006-2018 FLAME, the Foundation for Leadership and
Messianic Education, developed in the Walk Series.
People Ministries’ Messianic Jewish Art Calendar, “Proclaiming God’s Faithfulness,” which debuts
I am very excited, in cooperation with our ministry partners, to present to you the Chosen
photographs from Chosen People Ministries’ early history. Many of these photographs I had never
seen before until they were unearthed from our archives! I am moved by the Lord’s faithfulness in
When I look upon these photos, I see men and women, Jews and Gentiles who love the Lord, with faces not unlike those
People Global Ministries since 2001. It is a privilege to be involved with a ministry to the Jewish
Celebrate Messiah has been in a dynamic and effective ministry partnership with Chosen
preserving Chosen People Ministries for 125 years and counting!
in my own family albums. It might be tempting to see them as a world apart, and in many ways they were. They lived on the
people that has been faithful to God’s call for 125 years.
other side of both world wars, the rise and fall of the Soviet Union, the Holocaust and turbulent post-war years, the birth of the
Mission was founded, the Jewish people were in complete diaspora, having a presence on nearly every continent and hailing
The global Jewish community at the turn of the 20th century was on the cusp of huge change. In 1894, the year our
modern nation of Israel, the Cold War, an exponential technological boom, and insurmountable societal change.
antisemitism was in the air, as the Eastern European Jewry suffered and fled pogroms, and the Dreyfus affair in France, which
mostly traditional, although Reform and other forms of liberal Judaism was popular among Western Europeans. However,
from every tribe and nation. The state of Israel was still under the rule of the Ottoman Empire, and Zionism was an ideal
Messiah Himself would reestablish the state of Israel. Jewish practice among Eastern European and Sephardic Jewry was
touted by intellectuals and socialists, which did not make it a popular idea among pious Jewish people who believed the
began in 1894 and ended twelve years later, indicted Alfred Dreyfus, a secular French citizen of Jewish heritage, for treason. It is
does not change! When looking at these images, I hope you will see them as brothers and sisters in the faith, and those you
Yet, Hebrews 13:8 reminds us that Yeshua “is the same yesterday and today and forever,” and King Solomon in
Ecclesiastes 1:9 tells us that “there is nothing new under the sun.” The Jewish men, women, and children you will see in this
easy to look at these photos and see people and places frozen in time.
calendar are just like you and me today. They found the source of life, Yeshua, and rested on his everlasting Word, which
go about your life this year, following the Lord as you face both difficulties and joys, valleys and mountaintops. Each one of our
It is my hope that these images from our rich past will move you to more deeply trust in our faithful God and everlasting
Messiah, who is faithful in every generation. I hope you will view these precious memories as a daily source of strength as you
means consisted of print and radio, which expanded into television, and now continues through social media engagement and
congregations. The only thing to change in all these years is the mode by which this message travels. In the early years, these
the gospel, distributing New Testaments (in Yiddish and Hebrew, as necessary), and establishing Jewish evangelistic and
In a practical sense, the same methodologies Celebrate Messiah uses today began during these early years: sharing
will fellowship with for eternity.
Messianic centres designed to meet the spiritual and practical needs of Jewish seekers and believers, as well as Messianic
days is set before us, and I pray that you experience the presence and joy of the Lord every moment of your life.
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