Sun, Aug. 18

Jews for Jesus at Camp Verde UMC

Tracy Rapp of Jews for Jesus will speak on "Christ in the Passover" at Camp Verde United Methodist Church on Monday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Rick Carling invites all to attend.

Jews for Jesus uses creative methods and contemporary issues to present the message that Jesus is the Messiah to Jewish people around the world. Rapp serves as a missionary with the Jews for Jesus outpost in Phoenix alongside her husband, Bruce.

What do the Jewish Passover and Jesus Last Supper have in common?

Using a visual display of traditional Passover accouterments, the Christ in the Passover presentation enhances the Christians understanding and appreciation of the Jewish background of the Christian Communion. Ancient and modern Jewish customs are discussed and described with an emphasis on the aspect of redemption that Christ accomplished at Calvary. A table is set with the traditional Jewish Passover items, including representative foods which are explained, but not eaten. The ceremonial Seder plate, the three-compartment pouch in which the matzo (unleavened bread) is kept, as well as the traditional cup of Elijah are presented, and new insights to their Christological significance are provided. Jews for Jesus has presented this demonstration in over 16,000 churches. It was originally written in 1956 by Moishe Rosen, the founder and former executive director of Jews for Jesus.

Tracy grew up in Washington State and soon after moving to California met Bruce. After witnessing the miracle of her Jewish husband coming to faith in the Messiah, Tracy rededicated her heart to the Lord. A kosher-hearted Gentile, Tracy came to Jews for Jesus as a co-laborer and Children's Bible teacher. She shares her testimony of how her life was completely changed through watching the transformation of a nice Jewish boy who came to be a completed Jew. Bruce and Tracy have a daughter, Morgan, and son, Jordan.

Moishe Rosen founded Jews for Jesus in 1973 and revolutionized Jewish evangelism with his creative approach. "Our model is the Book of Acts," says Rosen. "Jesus' disciples didn't linger in the Upper Room. They went down to the streets where the people were."

David 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 11 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."

To Tracy Rapp and other Jews for Jesus staff, the objective evidence of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, and the transformation in their our own lives provide ample evidence that Jesus was who he claimed to be - the Jewish Messiah. Tracy will be happy to answer questions after the presentation. Call (928) 567-3447 for more information. There is no admission charge.