What is the ministry of CMJ, what does CMJ even mean, and why should it matter to me???

What is CMJ??

The Church’s Ministry among Jewish People

Ohh… so you’re one of those Jewish ministries then??

We believe that God made a promise to the people of Israel, and His unfailing promises are Yes! and Amen! through Jesus. He is the Jewish Messiah, foretold in the Jewish Scriptures, and we need to share Him with our Jewish brothers and sisters, rather than trying to cling on to Him as our own.

That’s not very politically correct??

Neither was Jesus! He Himself said, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Isra’el.” (Matthew 15:24, CJB). We understand the sensitivities around speaking to people from other faiths, and have been ministering among Jewish People since 1809. Relationship is the key to our faith in Yeshua, and relationship is the light through which the Light of Christ will shine among His people.

But everyone needs to hear the Gospel??

We share the Gospel whenever we have the opportunity, wherever we are. In Israel. In the UK. At New Age Festivals. At Christian events. Romans 1:16 says, "…to the Jew first, and also the Gentile."

But hasn’t the Church replaced Israel in the New Testament??

NEVER! "No! God has not rejected His own people, whom He chose from the very beginning" (Romans 11:2, NLT)). God’s promises are everlasting. We, as the Church, are honoured to have been grafted into the root - Jesus - alongside our Jewish brothers. We cannot assume God has started again, because where then is the faithfulness of God’s love and mercy we all need for our own lives?

So how can I find out more about what you do??

Have a look at our website: www.cmj.org.uk. Find "@cmj1809" on Twitter and "CMJ UK" on Facebook (look for the official CMJ logo). Call the CMJ Office on 01623 883960 or email: enquiries@cmj.org.uk and we would love to connect you with your Jewish family.

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