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.

 

Being street wise on the road to Emmaus

Outreach Montreal

Due to the rain, we did not go out on October 28th. This past Sunday (November 4th) proved to be a much better day in terms of the weather. There was one team who had the privilege of giving out two sets and one all English bible. From those who refused the set, they all received the Isaiah 53 pamphlets which includes Talmudic references verifying the suffering servant motif of the Jewish Messiah.  For those who weren’t home we put the Isaiah 53 leaflets and the prophecy bookmarks into their mailbox.

If anyone would like to have this Isaiah 53 leaflet emailed to them, please contact us and let us know.


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GOD’S WORD IS THE FOUNDATION OF OUR HOME

Changing our presuppositions concerning

the rich and the religious.

Another blessed afternoon was spent last Sunday as we had one team going out into one of Montreal’s wealthier neighborhoods. An amazing correlation was noted. Twelve bible sets and one Tanach were given in just one day. Similarly, on a previous outing, the same number of Bibles was also given out in one of Montreal’s religious neighborhoods. We live with many presuppositions.  We would normally think that the religious and the wealthy would claim they have it all and don’t need to add anything else to their lives. And while that was the declaration of quite a few from both these communities, nevertheless, the greatest number of bible sets in the least period of time saw their way into so many of these same two communities. How do riches and religion get reconciled? How can we mix the two? 1Timothy 6:17-19 gives us the solution:

Instruct those who are rich in the present age not to be conceited and not to put their hope in the uncertainty of wealth, but in God, who richly provides all things for us to enjoy. Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works and to be generous and ready to share, treasuring up for themselves a firm foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.…

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Capturing a portrait God has designed for our eyes

 
When life is a rush and we don’t take the necessary time to stop, admire and get refreshed, God uses signs to keep reminding us of this need. Fifty kilometers is your maximum, so slow down and soak in all the autumn hues. Going out on a Sunday afternoon has not only allowed us this privilege, but we were also blessed to give out 5 full sets, one English-only Bible and 4 New Testaments. Yes, dear readers, you read that right. Very often in our experience when full Bible sets are offered, some would take only the Tanach and refuse the New Testament. This past Sunday, there was a reversal in the trend. Four individuals said that they already had the Tanach, but not “that little one” (the New Testament is quite a bit smaller than the Old Testament) and so each of these 4 homes took just the New Testament.

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A Darkness Which Can Be Felt

 

As we approach the winter months, going out at night certainly has its demands. The most obvious challenge is how dark it gets so early; so much so that we find ourselves having to feel the doorpost with our fingertips to ensure whether there is a mezuzah there or not. This reminds us of spiritual darkness, where we truly cannot see past our own self-absorption. When the Lord told the Israelites that there would be darkness for three days, as part of the 10 plagues, the darkness was described as one which could literally be felt, just as when Isaac was feeling the arms of Jacob, to test whether he was indeed Esau or not. That is how literal the “feeling” of darkness can go.


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Yeshua, the Great Physician: Specializing in curing the incurable

 
There is controversy out there whether the Bible contains any hidden codes, ways that we can unlock the mysteries of the Word of God. While we agree that numbers in the Bible shed light on God’s revelation to us (ie number 7 represents completion, or rest), we do need to take precaution when considering these more hidden codes in that the openness and revelatory aspect to all becomes limited to perhaps a few “elite” who might seem to uncover and know more…and the intimacy that we can have with God is jeopardized by thinking that there are mysteries we just cannot seem to uncover. What does this all have to do with Knock and Talk?

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The Doors Which Do Not Open

 

We will never begin to unlock the mysteries of God if we don’t open the door to Him.

Even when a door is under lock and key, the Lord can pass through. For that which is incorruptible and eternal is not bounded by what is not. Even though some homes locked their doors in response to our knocking, we know that the Lord is faithful to pursue each heart in His desire to be known to them. However we also know that the Lord respects the locked door and will not force anyone to open up without at least a faithful glance. We are so grateful for all the many doors which have been opened and reflect on the verse from Malachi 3:10, noting the incredible blessing that God has in store in response to our obedience, not only the doors but the floodgates of heaven will open with blessings.Bring you all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in my house, and prove me now herewith, said the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.


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When the invisible is made visible we have no excuse against the truth

 

From Montreal:

We had two outreaches in the month of June.


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Translating Our Faith Into a Language People Can Understand

The Goal of Knock and Talk is to bring the Scriptures door to door and translate our faith     into a language people can understand.


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Truth Does Not Need to Be Complicated…

 
Truth does not need to be complicated… it’s the enemy who makes it that way
 

We are so excited to be back sharing with you what wonderful encounters God has orchestrated in the last couple of months through Knock and Talk. In terms of counting, we would like to report that 44 Bible sets were distributed since March 5, 2018. Here are some highlights from those weeks.


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Loving Your Neighbor

A non-believing Jewish man pointed us to another Jewish home where we could offer the Scriptures.  How’s that for ‘loving your neighbor’, without realizing what you’re really doing! In this case pointing a finger wasn’t bad at all.
 

Hello and shalom to our brethren and friends who are part of this important ministry: Knock and Talk

While you might have wondered if these were silent weeks of no action, we would like to remind you of those supposed silent years between the writing of Malachi and the first century New Testament writers. We know that God was anything but silent in those years with the development of the Septuagint and the event of Antiochus and the temple’s desecration being two important examples. These were, after all the years leading up to the Messiah’s first coming, important preparation years, for sure!


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