Not long after Beth Ariel was birthed in 1996, some members of the congregation had it on their hearts to begin a street ministry, a door to door outreach to the Jewish people of Montreal. With a population of close to 100,000 and with our Jewish communities demographically knitted so closely together, it was not difficult to identify where to go as long as we always knew to walk behind the prayer support of warriors who backed up the team and of course the Lord who led the way into many conversations.
 

We have given out more than 1800 bible sets (Old and New Testament) to Jewish homes. We are greatly indebted to the Society for the Publication of Hebrew Scriptures, who has provided these free bibles for distribution to Jewish non believers.

One sows, another reaps but we are all to enjoy the ingathering together.

Welcome to Knock and Talk. Join us in prayer as we go door to door together, sharing the truth of Who Yeshua (Jesus) is.

 

His Presence in our Midst

As the days get shorter, the nights colder and we grow weary, we want to stay consumed by the fire, yet not burnt out. We know that such a thing is possible with the presence of the Lord in our midst. (Exodus 3:2)
 
We had two teams last Monday evening. In total, ten sets were given out.
In the majority of cases, people were reluctant to open their doors to apparent strangers, especially at night. But after explaining who we were and that the Bibles were a free gift, their faces changed, and we saw some smiles instead.


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For We Walk By Faith, Not By Sight

As we go from door to door on Mondays, we are so blessed that more and more of you are with us in prayer, praying for a good crop from the Lord of the harvest. This past Monday we had many opportunities to hold fast and hold forth the Word of Life to those willing to receive. (Phil. 2:16)
 

The two teams who went out each had a member who was joining the outreach for the first time. It was a blessing to have them along and they in turn said how much of a blessing it was to part of the outreach. Last Monday night, a total of ten Jewish sets were given, including one in French. We also gave out an English Bible to a Gentile home.


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Be Thankful to Him

This past Monday evening, just after Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), we had one team of two people.  There was a slight nip in the still evening air and we noticed that we were alone on the streets.  Gone were the barking dogs and children chatting and playing which we often observed on late summer evenings. This somber atmosphere stays with us for a while as it gets darker earlier now, reminding us that time is short and our pace must be diligent and consistent.


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Knocking Every Season of Life

 

To our dear readers and prayer warriors,

Over the course of this past summer, we have had several opportunities to go out door to door. All three groups (Montreal, Calgary, and Buffalo) have something to share. While we would love to be there for every conversation, only God is omniscient yet He gives us the privilege to be part of some of these great moments.


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In Relationship with His Word


We often hear the expression that it’s not religion but a relationship with God that is most important.  From the start, God emphasized relationship over religion, but man turned things around. Because of the righteousness of God in us we are deemed righteous, not by works or zeal. We can never work for, or pay for this kind of gift.

One woman we met said she wasn’t religious, was opened to hear us, but had to hide the bible set from her husband. May the words of peace and joy, God’s words find their true hiding place in her heart.

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You Number My Steps

Every time we climb up the steps to knock on someone’s door, we pray that these people would take their first steps by bringing the Scriptures into their home, and then by a leap of faith, receive the Word in their hearts.

Report of Outreach for the last two weeks, Monday the 8th and the following week on the 15th. Thank you all for your prayers.

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Tuning in to the Truth

“People don’t want to listen today”, one Jewish gentleman told us in his driveway. We mentioned that both Hosea and Isaiah spoke of God lamenting that His people were perishing for lack of knowledge and their rejection of knowledge. (Hos. 4:6; Is. 5:13) We confidently walk from door to door knowing that we hold out the Word of Life (Phil. 2:16) to those who will perish without receiving atonement from the Saviour of Israel who is spoken of so clearly on the pages of the precious volumes we offer.


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Knock & Talk! Jewish Evangelism

 
You probably know more Scripture than many of your Jewish friends. Unfortunately, many Jewish people do not take the time to read the Bible, but insist that knowledge of hand-me-down traditions serves to satisfy a meaningful relationship with God. We want to encourage you to share your faith with your Jewish friends; show off to them how much of the scriptures you know and make them a little jealous. In Romans 11:11 Paul says, “I say then, have they (Israel) stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles”.

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May Your Truth Fill All the Corners of Our Heart

Jewish people all over the world are getting ready for Passover. Some just buy unleavened bread or matzah, but others spend weeks on end scouring every corner of their entire home for crumbs of leavening. They have zeal, but most are without knowledge of the true Passover Lamb, Yeshua, Who is the fulfillment of the feast. Passover begins at sundown on April 10 and ends at sundown on April 18 this year.

As believers, we are called to celebrate the Feast of Passover by examining our own lives so as to rid ourselves of the leaven of malice and wickedness. (1 Cor. 5:7,8) Intentionally evil thoughts, words, and acts will pollute our whole being (Gal. 5:9), so we need to resist them when we are tempted. Let’s prepare ourselves for Passover this year by deliberately walking in sincerity and truth. May this, His truth, fill up every corner of our heart (see below).


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Teach Us To Number Our Days

 
Teach us to number our days O Lord, for (with the exception of the Rapture) we will, like our fathers and mothers before us, knock on death’s door, at Your appointed time. As we pass through that door and into eternity, may the joy of Your presence Lord, complete our earthly journey with the precious words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” May this become a reality for many who are not saved, for those whom we love so dearly.

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