Today we join in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Jewish Studies program at Moody Bible Institute. For a century, this program has equipped students to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to Jewish people throughout the world. The mission field also exists right here in Chicago where around 319,000 Jews (roughly 4% of the overall population) live and work, each of whom we pray will one day discover the love of Messiah Jesus.
We have the privilege of hearing God’s Word proclaimed today by Dr. Mitch Glaser, President of Chosen People Ministries.
Dr. Glaser was born into a nominally Orthodox Jewish home in New York City at a time when views on life, death, and religion were beginning to undergo major changes in American society. It was after two of his closest friends received Jesus as their Messiah that Dr. Glaser first heard the Gospel message. After reading the New Testament and studying Messianic prophecies in the Hebrew Scriptures, Dr. Glaser himself received Jesus in November 1970. Almost immediately after becoming a believer, Dr. Glaser became involved with what was then the West Coast branch of Chosen People Ministries (formerly known as the American Board of Missions to the Jews). This was the beginning of a forty-year ministry that has included working with Jews for Jesus and Ariel Ministries. Since 1997, Dr. Glaser has served as president of Chosen People Ministries—one of the oldest and largest Messianic missions in the United States.
Please join me in giving Dr. Glaser a warm Moody Church welcome this morning!
Remember, you are loved, more than you know.