Mike heard the Gospel many times in his life, but his “kryptonite” was telling people that he was Jewish and that Jews don’t believe in Jesus. He had a good quiet life, but felt empty. Participating in nominal Jewish life did not give him assurance of the world to come. As life went on, despite many successes, Mike continued to feel empty.
It was not until he met a Jewish believer that the Bible came to life. When it was revealed to Mike that Jesus was Jewish and participated in Jewish life, Mike was forced to re-evaluate what he knew about Jesus.
As he continued to seek out more information, he saw that not only was Jesus Jewish, but so were the writers of the New Testament. Mike found his Jewishness come alive after he became a follower of the Jewish Messiah.