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Yaakov Brown, Spiritual Leader
Beth Melekh Messianic Jewish Community
As an Israeli follower of Yeshua (Jesus) Zohar offers a fresh perspective and illuminating insights into the word of God and its application to the daily lives of believers worldwide. His passion for the Gospel and for the redemption of our people the Yehudim (Jews, Israel) is both an inspiration and a challenge. Zohar is polite, articulate, personable, kind, thoughtful, funny, warm and engaging. He brings the faith of our forefathers alive as he teaches the Jewish roots of Christianity and offers a reasoned and timely solution to both Jewish and world evangelism.
Richmond Bible Church
Zohar’s visit to the Nelson/Tasman area was well appreciated by those who already know and support viewing the scriptures from a Jewish perspective, and it was particularly encouraging for them to hear sound biblical teaching delivered in a caring, and compassionate manner. It was also a pleasure for others who had not previously been exposed to such teaching and who were able to come away with a whole new depth of understanding. Zohar’s knowledge of scripture and his wisdom in applying this to the topics covered made it possible for old hands and newbies alike to hear and understand the message.
Gateway Church Hibiscus Coast
Gateway Church Hibiscus Coast recently had the privilege of Zohar Gonen speaking at our Sunday service. Zohar spoke on the place of Israel in the world today and on into the future based on what God has to say to us about this nation in his word to us, the Bible. We thoroughly enjoyed Zohar’s presentation, found it to be scripturally accurate and compelling and delivered in an engaging manner. We warmly recommend him as a speaker.
Birkdale Bible Chapel
As a Messianic Jewish believer, Zohar brings a wonderful richness and context to the Word that I find we seldom experience in New Zealand. The opportunity to hear the Word of God taught from a Jewish frame of reference will greatly bless any congregation considering extending an invitation to Zohar. Zohar, as he himself will attest, teaches on a variety of topics and is particularly interested in teaching about Israel and particularly God’s plan for this Nation, the Jewish feasts and Eschatology. You will discover very quickly Zohar’s unmistakable passion for Jewish evangelism and the opportunity that New Zealand presents with visiting Israelis. One of the real surprises here is learning about the unique opportunity we have as Kiwis to support bringing the Gospel to Israelis in New Zealand.
Pastor Stephen M. Fail
Zohar spoke and lead our community through a Passover Seder celebration on the 19th of April 2016. Our time with Zohar was a fantastic experience for everyone involved. He brought a fresh and inspiring perspective to the Passover celebration. Zohar presented the rich heritage of Passover, and it’s significance in pointing to Jesus the Messiah. The way he spoke made the Passover celebration come alive, he explained the significance of the various elements of the celebration in such an understandable and inspiring way. The feedback from many in our community was that in a new way they were able to make the connection between God’s covenant people, and their story of God’s message of reconciliation for all peoples and cultures.
Bob & Sheila Wright
Cobden Anglican Church
It was a pleasure to host Zohar in our home when he came through to Greymouth to celebrate with our local Anglican church a Passover meal and then again when he preached on the Triumphal Entry of our Messiah into Jerusalem. Although Zohar’s visit with us was brief his love of the Messiah and his family was very evident. We would highly recommend Zohar for any speaking engagement as he has great discernment and wisdom and is able to bring out the word of God in its truth and simplicity.
Discover the remarkable history surrounding Hanukkah! Located (historically) right in the middle of that blank page between the Old and New Testaments, Hanukkah – “The Festival of Lights” – dramatically fulfils many of Daniel’s prophecies, and looks forward to The Light of the World: Jesus.
Rabbi (Spiritual Leader) Yaakov Brown
Beth Melekh Messianic Jewish Community
I am writing to recommend Scott Brown to you as a gracious, authentic, God honouring Shaliach (sent one, minister) of the Gospel of our King Messiah Yeshua (Jesus the Christ).
His passion for the Gospel and for the redemption of our people the Yehudim (Jews, Israel) is both an inspiration and a challenge. Scott is polite, articulate, personable, kind, thoughtful, funny, warm and engaging. He brings the faith of our forefathers alive as he teaches the Jewish roots of Christianity and offers a reasoned and timely solution to both Jewish and world evangelism.
Pastor Peter Noble
St Stephen’s Presbyterian Church
We have had Scott speak to us of his ministry and he impresses as having a deep passion for this work and I have watched with both interest and amazement at how God has blessed the ministry over the four years or so that I have known Scott.
I have come to know Scott more closely in recent times as opportunities for shared ministry and practical resourcing have arisen, and indeed we have developed a friendship enabling me to see at close hand how he operates. He is very humble and very capable, he is astute and articulate and maintains a close walk with his Saviour. I know him to have a heart for the kingdom and an intimacy with the King. He loves God and he loves His people. There is good reason why Scott has a busy speaking schedule.
Windsor Park Baptist Church
I believe one of the greatest needs for the church in New Zealand today is to rediscover its calling and renew its vision for making disciples. To that end, Intentional: a Disciple-Making Catalyst is an essential and valuable investment. From understanding God’s original commission to humankind, through disciple-making in its historical Jewish culture, to recognising the personal call that comes to each of us today to make disciples, this seminar has a significant part to play in inspiring the church to fulfil the call of God and join Him in His redemptive work. The feedback from a recent day-long seminar hosted at our church was overwhelmingly positive, many describing it as life-transforming. Scott is an adept presenter, maintaining engagement of the audience throughout the day. What’s more, Scott’s not just communicating information, but also the heart of someone who is actively engaged in the process he is advocating. His genuineness, humility and grace speak volumes of his lived experience and the fruit of living out what he is teaching. If you’re a pastor, I strongly encourage you to host this seminar at your church; if you’re not, make sure you keep knocking on your Pastor’s door until they do! As more people experience this renewing it will go a long way to breathing new life into our church communities and see the church in New Zealand fulfilling its God-given call to make disciples in fresh and exciting ways!