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.

 

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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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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