Fiona Sorbala

CHOSEN PEOPLE MINISTRIES

PO BOX 47871, Golders Green, LONDON, NW11 1AL

info@chosenpeople.org.uk   ●   www.chosenpeople.org.uk

BIOGRAPHY

PhotoFiona Sorbala is a Jewish believer in Jesus who grew up in Scotland. Her mother, who grew up in the Egyptian Jewish community, and came to the United Kingdom via France, where her brother had been killed while he was working for the French Resistance. Although she was reluctant to speak about her Jewishness Fiona has a clear memory of her mother telling her while she was still very young to never forget that she is Jewish. Sadly her mother died shortly thereafter. This has shaped Fiona’s faith as a Jewish believer in Jesus.

Fiona grew up with a strong sense of being Jewish without understanding what it meant. When she was 14 she came to know her Messiah and was raised up in a church that imparted to her a love and respect for the Word of God. Her love for the Bible got Fiona studying in Bible College, and it was there that she first got involved in evangelism to Jewish people while doing a placement in outreach to Jewish people.

A few years later, Fiona became involved in a congregation of Jewish believers in Jesus in London. It was in this Messianic Jewish congregation that she began to put together what it meant to be Jewish and believe in Jesus. From there Fiona went to St Petersburg in Russia in 1992. At this time the Former Soviet Union was just opening up to missionaries from western countries and there were amazing opportunities to evangelize and disciple the many tens of thousands of Jewish people who had not been allowed to hear the Gospel under communism. For many years Fiona worked among Russian speaking Jewish people, and she is now fluent in Russian, something that is of great value even in the United Kingdom. As she worked to reach Jewish people with the Gospel, she met her husband Marius. Marius is a talented artist who also works closely with her in ministry today.

Fiona is a valued member of Chosen People Ministries’ growing team of workers in England. Like the Apostle Paul, Fiona longs to see Jewish People find the truth that Yeshua is the Messiah of Israel. She is an experienced and articulate speaker who loves to share the wonders of the Gospel through Jewish eyes.

 

SPEAKING TOPICS

MESSIAH IN THE PASSOVER

When God instituted the Passover for the Jewish people, He gave all mankind a picture of what redemption means. As the people of Israel sacrificed lambs so that their own lives might be spared, so God has sacrificed His own Son so that all mankind might be redeemed.

A Messiah in the Passover demonstration illustrates how Yeshua (Jesus) initiated the Last Supper during

Passover, and how He is the fulfilment of the feast. This can be taught at any time of the year, but ideally in the months preceding Easter or Passover.

PERSONAL TESTIMONY

Fiona shares her story of salvation as the only Jewish Believer in her family.

THE TABERNACLE 

The Tabernacle still has much to say to us about God and our relationship with Him.  It teaches us about worship and service as well as pointing prophetically  to Jesus.

MESSIAH IN THE OT

the major prophecies in the Old Testament, which predicted the coming of Christ.  It is a faith-building message that explores the plan of salvation in the Old Testament

JESUS TEACHES AT THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES

In  John 7 & 8 Jesus uses the imagery and the practices of this Feast to teach about himself and the  Holy Spirit.

THE FEASTS OF ISRAEL (LEVITICUS 23)

The Spring Feasts of Israel – (Leviticus 23:4-18)

Passover and First Fruits – (Leviticus 23:4-14)

Pentecost – (Lev. 23:15-18) God’s gift of the Word and the Spirit

The Fall Feasts of Israel (Leviticus 23:23-43)

Presentation covering key truths.

The Feast of Trumpets (Lev. 23:23-25) Yeshua is Coming Again!

The Day of Atonement – The Source of Forgiveness (Leviticus 16; 23:26-32)

The Feast of TabernaclesThe Journey God Dwelt with Us! (Leviticus 23:33-43)                                                   Purim – God’s Faithfulness in a Hostile World.

Chanukkah– The Festival of Lights -Being Lights Bearers to the World

WOMEN OF THE BIBLE

Inspiringtalks  looking at some of the women in the Bible who made an impact

HOLINESS AND THE GLORY OF GOD

Understanding the Jewish concept of the Shechinah – the glory of God – helps us to understand what God’s Holiness means and how we respond to God’s call to be holy as He is Holy

THE JEWISH ROOTS OF CHRISTIANITY

Christianity today is the fulfilment of the prophet’s words. Christianity really is “Jewish” in more ways than we realize, and recognizing this fact opens the door to a deeper understanding of God’s word

THE REMNANT – STILL WAITING FOR MESSIAH!

It has been said that a proof of God’s existence is the survival of the Jewish people. More remarkable is that there have always been Jews who believe Jesus is the Messiah. This “remnant” is a token of God’s faithfulness to Israel and future redemption. God is patiently bringing His plans to completion.

TO THE JEW FIRST (ROMANS 1:16)

Why, and how, God intends it to be a blessing to the Church and the world. How you can take part in this privilege and blessing

 PRESENTING MESSIAH TO YOUR JEWISH FRIEND

(Sermon / Seminar / Adult Education class) Jewish evangelism is unique. This seminar or sermon covers: Why the Jew?; Messianic Prophecy; The Jew and the Church; Common Objections; and What Not to Say! Application can be made to evangelism and missions in general on the basis that if you can share Messiah with a Jew then you have the tools to share the Gospel with anyone.

 

HOLINESS AND THE GLORY OF GOD

Understanding the Jewish concept of the Shechinah – the glory of God – helps us to understand what God’s Holiness means and how we respond to God’s call to be holy as He is Holy

THE JEWISH ROOTS OF CHRISTIANITY

Christianity today is the fulfilment of the prophet’s words. Christianity really is “Jewish” in more ways than we realize, and recognizing this fact opens the door to a deeper understanding of God’s word

THE REMNANT – STILL WAITING FOR MESSIAH!

It has been said that a proof of God’s existence is the survival of the Jewish people. More remarkable is that there have always been Jews who believe Jesus is the Messiah. This “remnant” is a token of God’s faithfulness to Israel and future redemption. God is patiently bringing His plans to completion.

TO THE JEW FIRST (ROMANS 1:16)

Why, and how, God intends it to be a blessing to the Church and the world. How you can take part in this privilege and blessing

 PRESENTING MESSIAH TO YOUR JEWISH FRIEND

(Sermon / Seminar / Adult Education class) Jewish evangelism is unique. This seminar or sermon covers: Why the Jew?; Messianic Prophecy; The Jew and the Church; Common Objections; and What Not to Say! Application can be made to evangelism and missions in general on the basis that if you can share Messiah with a Jew then you have the tools to share the Gospel with anyone.