Longtime Jewish friend Leroy Goodman was once a “buyer” for a major upscale department store (now Macy’s) in St. Louis, Missouri. Carol Goodman, his loving & praying wife, was significant in his coming to faith in Christ.
Leroy had begun secretly listening to Bott Radio Network’s KSIV (St. Louis Bott Radio 1320-AM), in particular to Bible preacher/teacher J. Vernon McGee’s “Through the Bible.” (See www.bottradionetwork.com) . Not remembering to change the radio dial in his car, Carol knew that he was listening to Christian radio but didn’t mention it to Leroy, concerned that he would stop.
Upon his receiving Jesus the Messiah into his life, Leroy was to soon experience a special call of God to minister the message of Jesus, often with his fellow Jews.
One impressive strategy Leroy utilized in sharing the Gospel to other Jews: on a single piece of paper he printed out the last three verses of the Old Testament book of Isaiah, chapter 52:13-15 and all of Isaiah 53. But in this printed version of the passage, he left off the word “Isaiah” and also removed the numbers of the chapters and verses. What remained was only the words of the Bible passage with no references as to where it was to be found or the time of its writing.
He would then distribute these words to Jewish people – often to the group to whom he was speaking – asking them who the writer was referencing.
Almost every time the Jewish people would respond with the obvious answer: that the author was writing about Jesus!
Leroy would agree and affirm that their answer was correct. The writer of the passage was indeed writing about Jesus. He then would point out that the words were from the Old Testament book of Isaiah … and were written 700 years before Jesus came to earth!
Leroy Goodman welcomes your call and can be reached at 314 739-2723.
Links to several Jewish-related radio conversations …
To hear … “Jake Rosen: his older family members died in Hitler’s holocaust; mother (in coma) survived Auschwitz” … click on …https://haroldhendrick.com/2018/04/30/jake-rosen-his-older-family-members-died-in-hitlers-holocaust-mother-in-coma-survived-auschwitz/ ;
To hear … “Jake Rosen’s mother survived WW II Auschwitz death camp; remembering the Holocaust and Passover”… CLICK ON … https://haroldhendrick.com/2014/04/18/jake-rosens-mother-survived-ww-ii-auschwitz-death-camp-remembering-the-holocaust-and-passover/ ;
To hear … “Sara Moses survived Nazi Death Camp; at age 7, thought to be a baby! ‘The world must never forget!’“ … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2014/07/07/sara-moses-survived-nazi-death-camp-at-age-7-thought-to-be-a-baby-the-world-must-never-forget/ ;
To hear … “Linda Morris ministers to Jewish people and to Israel; has made 50+ trips there to serve them” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2013/12/28/linda-morris-ministers-to-jewish-people-and-to-israel-has-made-50-trips-there-to-serve-them/
TO HEAR … “Jake Rosen, Sam Nadler; Jews who worship, serve Jesus Christ the Messiah; see www.wordofmessiah.org “… CLICK ON … https://haroldhendrick.com/2011/07/21/jake-rosen-sam-nadler-jews-who-worship-serve-jesus-christ-the-messiah-see-www-wordofmessiah-org/