Awakening transports you to the streets of New York as Jews for Jesus' next generation of missionaries engages seekers with the gospel.




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Have you ever seen a Jew for Jesus? These walking oxymoron's have been rejected by their Jewish friends and families for their choice to follow Jesus. Directed by award winner Herb Kossover and narrated by actor Stephen Baldwin, Awakening captures their story and mission to convince other Jews that Jesus is the Messiah during the 2011 summer witnessing campaign on the streets of New York City. The 30-minute DVD opens with beautiful nighttime panoramas of New York City landmarks and street life, accompanied by a rousing rendition of the song Awakening by Christian artist Casey Darnell. That is followed by spectacular footage of the city's Fourth of July fireworks, the event that kicked-off Jews for Jesus month-long evangelistic campaign. It provided the opportunity for their missionaries to hand out more than 40,000 gospel tracts, which they call broadsides, and a chance to tell New Yorkers about the most important freedom of all-freedom in the Messiah. Jews for Jesus has been ... Written by Matt Sieger

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2 February 2012 (USA)  »

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$30,000 (estimated)

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This is the great commission with a modern-day twist and some New York style. these were the words I wrote after watching The Awakening
18 February 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The movie The Awakening will shake you to your very core. It will challenge you to get out from the four walls of your churches and messianic synagogues and start telling people about the gospel of Jesus Christ. This movie will step your faith up to a new level and cause you to understand the importance of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. As you watch how these young people some of them not even 20 years old get up early in the morning and mobilize on the streets of New York City by the hundreds to share the gospel of Jesus Christ you too will be stirred in your spirit to do something more. Your soul will begin to cry out" this is it, this is what we're supposed to be doing as Christian believers" I dare you to watch this movie and not be moved to start an initiative like this where you live. This is the kind of in your face proclamation of Jesus that we see in both the old and new Testaments. In the book of Romans Paul states that he is not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for the power of God onto salvation this documentary personifies that statement is the most moving way I've ever seen. Documentaries like this have the power to change generations and cause us and Jewish and Gentile Christians to wake up and see that the Lord's coming it's near and there is a whole world right in our own backyard who needs to hear the gospel. I implore you today please please please watch this movie it'll change your life and your prospective on evangelism forever.

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