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Our Chosen People Ministries staff regularly speaks in churches across the United Kingdom. Topics include: How to Share the Gospel with Your Jewish Friends and Neighbours, Understanding the Old Testament Jewish Feasts, Understanding the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Faith and our popular Messiah in the Passover demonstrations.
Would you like to have a Chosen People Ministries representative speak to your church or group? Please call 0208 455 7911 or email email@example.com. Our speakers are all accomplished presenters of God’s word, and are sure to be an encouragement to your congregation.
For a list of topics Simon is able to speak on, please click on the bottom of the page.
Although he grew up in a home environment that rejected all forms of organised religion, Simon always considered himself half Jewish and was very proud of his father’s family history. Being Jewish was never really about faith in God but it was a significant part of his identity.
After graduating from the University College London, Simon worked in publishing and finally the television industry where he ran his own hire business. Despite some business success and a stable marriage, in his late thirties he had a nagging sense that there must be more to life than just the material.
In 2004, with the birth of his first son Felix, Simon seriously began to question the meaning of life. While not actively searching for God, God was certainly searching for him!
After a series of seemingly unconnected encounters with Christians, Simon finally called out to God for answers and had an encounter with the living God that transformed his life.
Soon after his profession of faith in Jesus as Messiah, Simon was baptised in his local church where he is still a committed member. He became an immediate witness to people on the street which naturally led him to a large Jewish community in Golders Green where he had worked as a teenager.
His passion for Jewish missions grew which eventually led to his serving with another Jewish mission agency as a full-time missionary. There his passion for personal evangelism, especially among the Ultra Orthodox, was kindled.
Now on staff with Chosen People Ministries, Simon has dedicated himself to engaging with Jewish people wherever he finds himself. His desire is to grow the existing work in Golders Green and to continue weekly outreach in Stamford Hill, the largest Ultra Orthodox community in North London. Central to this process are the close partnerships he has developed with Pastors and churches in these very Jewish neighbourhoods.
Simon is married to Maxime and they have two sons Felix and Jacob.
For Pastors and those who would like Simon to speak, here is our Suggested Topics Listing:
MESSIAH IN THE PASSOVER
When God instituted the Passover for the Jewish people, He gave them a picture of a far greater redemption that was to come. As the people of Israel sacrificed lambs so that their own lives might be spared, so God has sacrificed His own Son so that all mankind might be redeemed.
The Messiah in the Passover demonstration is biblically based but introduces & explains ancient Jewish customs that reveal both the Trinity and the Gospel! Incredibly these very rituals are performed in most Jewish households to this day! This can be taught at any time of the year, but ideally in the months preceding Easter or Passover.
SEEING JESUS IN THE LEVITICAL CALENDAR
The Spring Feasts of Israel – (Leviticus 23:4-18)
Passover and First Fruits – (Leviticus 23:4-14) – Pentecost – (Lev. 23:15-18) The birth of the church or the fulfilment of an ancient promise?
The Fall Feasts of Israel (Leviticus 23:23-43) – Presentation covering key truths.
The Feast of Trumpets (Lev. 23:23-25) Yeshua is Coming Again!
The Day of Atonement – One man, Once a year, Only with blood. When you look at it Yom Kippur sounds a lot like the Gospel! We explore Gods plan for an eternal source of Forgiveness (Leviticus 16; 23:26-32 & Hebrews 10)
The Feast of Tabernacles – The promise of a Covenental God who yearns to dwell with us! (Leviticus 23:33-43 & Zechariah 12 &14)
JEWISH EVANGELISM TRAINING SEMINARS
Like any Cross Cultural evangelism working with Jewish people presents some unique challenges. This seminar or sermon covers: Why the Jews?; The role of Messianic prophecy in Jewish evangleism; The history of the Church and Jewish people; Common misconceptions about Jewish people and much more. Each event is tailored to the needs of your church or group and works best when there is a particular mission project in mind.
OTHER MESSAGES INCLUDE:
- Genesis 22: Seeing the cross of Jesus in the Akedah.
- Leviticus 16: What does Yom Kippur teach us about Jesus.
- Leviticus 23: Christ in the Feast of Tabernacles: Messiah in the midst of rejoicing!
- Deuteronomy 6:9-12 Biblical Pentecost: Anticipation, Expectation and Excitement
- The Book of Esther: The story of Purim and the establishment of the Messianic Son of David.
- Job 19:25 I know my redeemer lives and that one day he will stand upon the earth.
- Seeing in the dark: the power of messianic prophesy.
- Matthew 1: The genealogy of Jesus: the prostitute the widow and the king.
- Luke 23:14-26 Jesus and the cross: believe in better!
- Luke 24:43-44 How Jesus taught from the Old Testament.
- John 10 22-30 Jesus asserts his divinity at Hanukkah.
- 2 Timothy 2: Living in the Grace of God through the power of the resurrection.
- Hanukkah and Christmas: who’s the connection?