Summary Of Stan Telchin's 'Abandoned'

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Abandoned by Stan Telchin reveals his personally journey, 20th century viewpoints of Jewish people, and ways to reach Jewish people for Yeshua. Immediately in the first chapter, Telchin captured my attention with his testimony of the opposition he encountered after accepting Yeshua. Once it was known in the Jewish community that he had received Yeshua, Telchin was immediately pegged as an outsider. He was no longer one of “them”. He details an example of the “us” versus “them” mentality that prevails in a personal story about his mother. This story really resonated with me, perhaps in a different way than this author would have expected. I remember hearing the members of my mother’s family making belittling comments about Jews while my …show more content…
Where does the Jew go once they have accepted Yeshua? Church or synagogue? There seems to be quite a variety of opinions on this topic. While Telchin remains faithful to the viability of the church as an instrument of evangelism, he does acknowledge how some Jews feel more comfortable in the synagogue environment. The letter from Lorie that he references says it the best when she relays that, “I don’t have to worry about well-meaning Gentile believers trying to mold me into something I was never meant to be.” Further, she writes, “I don’t have to stare at crosses, which have always made me uncomfortable.” It’s really about allowing people to be where they can comfortable. This same woman also attends a church on Sundays so she joins the many who attend both a synagogue and a church. It’s an individual choice. Some people need both. Some only need one or the other. As brothers and sisters of Yeshua, we have to be willing to let the Lord take people to where they need to be. I’ve encountered the struggle in my life of where does the Lord want me to be? Synagogue or church? For now, the Lord is leading me to do both. We must be willing to follow the Lord’s leading in the face of potential

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