Tyrone Christian will present ‘Jews for Jesus’ program April 4

Leaders of  the First Christian Church of Tyrone met recently to discuss ongoing outreach programs. Among the agenda items was the upcoming ‘Jew For Jesus” Model Seder on April 4 and the recently added Contemporary Service on Sunday mornings. First Christian Pastor Dan Roberts provided a short report to some of the church elders.  Shown above (L-R), are Elder Ray Rogerson, Senior Elder Ken Bragg and Pastor Dan Roberts. Photo/Freddy Burdeshaw.

The First Christian Church of Tyrone will feature a special free program by the international organization “Jews For Jesus” on April 4 at 6:30 p.m. The general public is encouraged to attend.

The main guest speaker will be Mark Landrum, a Georgia native who is presently based in Sydney, Australia. As part of the program, Landrum will lead a “Model Seder.”

Seder is a Yiddish word for the ritual feast that marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover.

The ceremony includes a retelling of the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt, as described in the Biblical Book of Exodus.

Traditional Seder customs include drinking specified amounts of wine, eating matza, partaking of symbolic foods placed on the Passover Seder plate, and the celebration of freedom.

The Seder is performed in much the same way by Jews all over the world.

“Jews For Jesus” proclaims that Jesus is the Messiah of Israel and Savior of the world. Jesus’ first disciples were Jewish, and ever since, some Jewish people have continued to believe in him.

“To ‘Jews For Jesus,’ believing in Jesus makes sense in light of the teachings of Jewish Bible and in light of their experiences,” a spokesperson said. “They argue against those who claim that Christianity contradicts the meaning of Judaism.”

First Christian is a congregational church at 294 Jenkins Road in Tyrone. Call the church office, 770-969-7346, for more information.