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.

 

God’s Equation of Love: Multiplying His Blessings

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The Bible is not a math book, yet we continue daily to add up the blessings, multiplying that by God’s grace, dividing these blessings among the Body of believers and making every effort to subtract sin that limits our growth.  As big as God is, for the heaven of heavens cannot contain Him, He will use the smallest of things to magnify His greatness: only a handful of flour in a bowl and little oil in the jar  amounted to endless provision for a widow and her son. We too are small, like sands of the sea, but not to God; He has counted us worthy to die for. We praise our great God Who counts on even the smallest things like us, to demonstrate the majesty of His great glory.


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God answers our own confusion with His language of love

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The intent at Babel was rebellion and pride so God’s judgment came in the form of confusion of languages and dispersion of people abroad. The accent was upon a separation that would lead to filling the earth with people. But now another accent unified three souls at a Jewish doorstep in Montreal. No matter what our mother tongue is, let us always pronounce our Father’s love that vocalizes His heart.  

Shalom from Montreal:
It was another beautiful evening as we went out door to door. Again, we had one team; 4 sets and 1 Old Testament were given out. Praise God!


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Neither A Lender Nor Borrower Be

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“Neither a lender nor borrower be”. That sounds biblical but it isn’t… unless you love Shakespeare to the point of adulation. While that quote comes from Hamlet, our quest in Bible distribution goes beyond the hamlet of our comfort. We question many concerning their raison d’etre,their reason for being, and in particular, their reason for being Jewish. As we give out these Bibles we pray that this query would cause them to consider what a great gift the Lord has willingly and freely given us all. When we offer a Bible, we do not lend it. Nor do we ask for anything in return. At three houses this past Monday night, Bibles were received into the home, but within minutes the spouse of the receiver asked that it be returned. A night of spiritual battles beckoning an unknowing community to the fact that we all live on borrowed time.

What a moment that will be when Israel sees her own raison d’etre accomplished through the fulfillment of Scripture. Deuteronomy 28:12-13 says, The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.

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Incubating the Seed in Our Heart

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Someone took the Bible set because they saw there were no “catches”. Indeed we are in the business of catching men for the Messiah, offering those who taste the first morsel a long life of always being satisfied with everything He will feed us. How easily we catch colds from others. May the seed of God’s Word incubate and germinate in peoples’ hearts that they may one day be caught on fire for the Lord and His glory.

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Riding on the High Tide

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Many of us are fascinated by high tides. We enjoy hearing the rushing sound of the waves hitting the shoreline, demonstrating a power, not unlike a marching army who comes battering the wall until there is a breakthrough.  Our faithful God may limit how far up the shoreline the tide may travel, but He is there, over and over each day, reaching out to those waiting on the shore, ready to reveal His power and inviting us to ride the tide with Him. When the moon is full and the night sky is bright, the tide is at its highest. How much more evident is His call to us as nature itself attests to the grace and glory of God and His loving pursuit of mankind.


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True Security in Him

 
Security guards are paid to do surveillance and protect those under their care from danger. They provide greater peace of mind for those who live in those areas. Yeshua tells us in the gospel of John 10:28, 29 that we are doubly gripped by Him and the Father, and cannot ever lose our salvation… that is how firm our security is … and God’s area of operation is without boundaries and the Doctor is always in for all our needs.

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Faced With A Choice

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Women and those appearing before a camera often use blush or rouge to create a healthier glow. And though makeup, and in particular foundation, can be used to cover up skin imperfections, only the blood of the Lamb can cover all our inner imperfections – the sin that separates us from a holy God. Along with Paul, we boldly proclaim the Good News of Messiah’s atonement as our foundation for both Jews and Gentiles. Embarrassment or shame may bring on a blush we might not want to show, but there is no shame in declaring that Messiah’s blood is the only way to a restored relationship with God. As we fearlessly and faithfully face the future, let us share the gospel of Messiah Yeshua, our inner transformation being the true base for our faces shining with and for His glory.

“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” II Corinthians 3:18

One team went out tonight to finish the distribution at an apartment building from last week. By the grace of God, a great number of sets were given out! As we started walking toward the door of the building, we saw the elevator open  and out walked a woman with two children. She headed straight for the front door which allowed us to entrance into the building.


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The Radiance of the Sun of Righteousness

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As the sun reaches high and basks our faces with warmth we can hear the smooth and bluesy voice from Ella Fitzgerald singing,

“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high…”

It’s actually a lullaby assuring the little one that all is well and peace abounds. But summer is also a time to work. That Hebrew word

Avodah means both work and worship. So work is a way to worship. And worship brings assurance and peace as we, children of the Great God on high, sing our own lullaby from His Word. Not so much to put us to sleep but to put our angst to rest, hearing Him say, “Be still and know that I am God.” In all seasons of life we seek wisdom, for it will refresh our soul, keep us upright, and when we lie down to sleep, it will be a sweet one (Proverbs 3). As the sun reflects rays of warmth, let’s never forget what the true Son can do for us… “Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.” (Psalm 34:5).

Shalom to all! Welcome back to Knock and Talk.

Although it is still the summer, two of our outreach members felt that since the peace of God does not leave us when we are wise enough to grasp it, why not take that peace right now, back into Jewish homes? There was one team of two people whose conviction to go was graciously led by God. He went before them as they gave out a total of 9 Bible sets, plus 1 Tanak (Old Testament only) and 2 English only Bibles.

Here is the report:


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The Word of God Can Transcend Any Barrier

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Good evening everyone!

As you know, every night of outreach is special for us, but this last Monday (June 20th) was exceptional because it was our last outreach of the season before we resume next fall, after the Jewish feasts. When we started the outreach some 16 years ago, our idea was to do it in the summer, but we quickly discovered that most people were not home during this vacation time period. This leaves us to focus on the months between September and June.


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The Power of the Word

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God’s Word will never stump us in gaining truth 

 

Shalom, everyone! Though the summer break is fast approaching, we still look forward to ground breaking results as we continue to plant curiosity and hope in people’s minds and hearts. Wouldn’t it be great to one day to be breaking bread with some of these same people? God showers His love and blessings on the people we find on our way and that keeps our testimony to these people fruitful. We had 2 teams this past Monday night: Mark and Danielle and Catherine and myself (Hugues). We wanted to finish that wonderful building where we were blessed, these past few weeks, by such a great amount of bibles distributed as well as great conversations.


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