Proclaiming the Gospel to the Jewish people

A special thank you to Tom Atwood of The Hebrew Scriptures Bible Society for being our guest speaker today (March 8). The apostle Paul stated in Romans 10:1 that it was his heart’s desire and prayer to God concerning them (meaning Israel) is for their salvation! As the Lord had compassion for the Nation of Israel, so are we to have the same for God’s chosen people. Just as God promised Abram (Abraham) that his descendants would be a great nation (Genesis 12:1-3), we are to make sure, as we are able, to proclaim the truth of the Gospel in order that those who receive it will truly know Jesus Christ and the complete testimony of God meant for them. Only then will the Jews will be truly set apart as a people (Jeremiah 24:7). While many Jews rely only upon the Old Testament, Hebrews 8 and 9 speaks of the new covenant when referring back to the prophet Jeremiah (31:31-34) that Jesus is the fulfillment of God’s covenant with Israel. I pray that God’s desire to reach the Jewish people with this truth will also be our heart’s desire. As members of the Body of Christ, we are His agents that proclaim the Gospel to all people, and especially the Jewish people. Romans 1:16-17 notes “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek. For in it God’s righteousness is revealed from faith to faith, just as it is written: The righteous will live by faith (Habakkuk 2:4). For more information on this ministry and how you can help, please write or call: The General Secretary, Hebrew Scriptures, PO Box 347367, Parma OH 44134-7367; 216.459.8775; email:


About melvingaines

I am a communications professional, author and speaker with years of experience as a business owner and corporate supervisor. My philosophy is “excellence in leadership-by-example with integrity and without compromise.” I am a member of the National Association of Black Accountants and served as President of the National Association of Credit Management, Greater Akron (OH). I have also held memberships with the American Collectors Association International, Inc. and the Commercial Law League of America. I am Church Administrator and Sunday school instructor at Akron Alliance Fellowship Church in Akron, Ohio. I have taught adult Sunday school for over 25 years and facilitated numerous bible studies and church cell group sessions. Every now and then, I fill in for the pastor with a sermon. I am a longtime advocate of Christian-based elementary and high school education. I am a graduate of The University of Akron with a degree in Business and Organizational Communication, and recently earned a Master’s degree in Christian Studies at Crown College, St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. I am also a member of the Chaplains Association of Ohio, and involved in Clinical Pastoral studies for possible full or part-time chaplaincy. I am a native of Cleveland, Ohio and I am married to my lovely childhood sweetheart, Lynn. View all posts by melvingaines

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