What is unique to your role at The Friends of Israel?
I have the privilege of serving The Friends of Israel as a Field Ministry representative in the western region of the US. In a time when Israel is increasingly under attack, we as Christians need to be able to communicate God's position on this matter with the world—ready to give a convincing defense while bringing physical and spiritual comfort to the Jewish people. I desire to bring pro-Israel apologetics to places that need it the most while reaching both the secular and religious with the truth of the gospel and penetrating the darkness with the light of God’s Word.
What inspires you most to do what you do for FOI?
Ultimately, I can point to no other inspiration more significant than the Bible, which speaks to God's everlasting love and commitment to His people, Israel. The sharp responses I see when standing for God's Chosen People, Israel, further communicate how central this is to the heart of God. Few things inspire me more than seeing the front lines of a spiritual battle play out before me—and knowing that God is using me as His ambassador in such a situation.
What is one bit of wisdom you have for those who want to share the love of the Messiah with others?
Structure such efforts the way Jesus, Paul, and the other apostles did. They were unashamed of the gospel, communicating people's need for a Savior (the Law) before giving them the Good News of the gospel. As Spurgeon said, "You and I must continue to drive at men’s hearts till they are broken. Then we must keep on preaching Christ crucified until their hearts are bound up."
What Scripture compels you the most to do what you do?
Romans 1:16 outlines a biblical approach to evangelism that Paul lived every time he came to a new city: "to the Jew first and also to the Greek."
What books have you read (other than the Bible) that have impacted your spiritual life most?
Christian author Chuck Black of "The Kingdom Series" (among other books) fostered a proper understanding of the Bible and Israel's place in it as no other resource did. I am eternally grateful for how God used such books early on to pave the way for me to be here now. Additionally, the works of Doug Wilson, Ray Comfort, and Ken Ham have been influential in causing me to stand more boldly (and literally) upon different parts of the Bible.
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