Inside Out 42: King of the Jews

01.21.11 | Kurt Goff

John 19:19-22 (ESV)
Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read, "Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews." Many of the Jews read this inscription, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Aramaic, in Latin, and in Greek. So the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, "Do not write, 'The King of the Jews,' but rather, 'This man said, I am King of the Jews.' " Pilate answered, "What I have written I have written."

Jesus grew up in a Jewish home.

Within a Jewish culture.

Worshiped at the Jewish synagogue down the street.

Fulfilled the Jewish Scriptures, known to us as The Old Testament.

Perfectly, I might add.

His first followers were Jewish through and through.

God’s chosen people to bring salvation to the world.

How tragic that so many precious Jewish people have rejected their Messiah.

Why is this?

Is there anything we can do?

Jeffrey D. Miller was born into a Jewish home and rejected Jesus.

But God in his mercy opened his eyes to the truth.

It was an “Ah ha!” moment that changed his life forever. 

But surprise…

God then called Jeffery to share the good news of Christ with other Jews.


As an evangelist.


For sure.

But what inspiring stories he has to share!

Such important insights!

 At some point God may lead you to reach out and share Christ with someone who is Jewish.

After listening to this conversation I think you’ll be much better prepared to seize the opportunity.


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