Welcome to Ami Yisrael

Spend your Sabbath afternoon with us as we delve into the Scriptures from a Hebraic perspective - the same perspective from which they were written.  Our Hebrew Roots fellowship enjoys interactive Bible studies, praise through song and dance, and numerous activities throughout the year.  Come discover the Word of God with us!

  • Pentecost - Another Perspective
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    Pentecost is often considered to be the "birthday of the church, but is that really the case? There is more to the Pentecost story than the return of he Holy Spirit to God's people. By delving deeply into the prophecies quoted by Peter on this momentous day, we can discover aspects of the first Pentecost we may have never considered.

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  • What is 'the Church'?
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    Did you know the word "church" cannot be derived from either the Greek or Hebrew texts of the Bible?  Where did the word "church" come from.  Is it Biblical?  More importantly, would it make a difference in our understanding of scripture if, instead of the word "church", the English translators chose to use the word that is a correct translation of the Greek text?

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  • Build My Church
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    Was it Yeshua's role to 'build' a new religion called Christianity or was it to restore what YHVH had begun in Abraham? Over half the prophecies in the Bible pertain to the restoration of Israel, yet Christian scholars and Bible translators seem to have missed this very important point.

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  • In the Kingdom
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    When the Messiah returns and re-establishes His Kingdom, will world peace suddenly encompass the globe? Will all people lay down their arms? Will the nations simply give up their ways and turn to the God of Israel?

    The scriptures indicate that it will take years - maybe hundreds of years - before the nations will accept and appreciate the leadership of Messiah Yeshua, and will enthusiastically walk in His 'way'. Today, God's people are training for the part they will play in helping that come to pass.

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  • Hebrew Roots?
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    Hebrew Roots is an 'awakening' . . . a realization that Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) meant what He said when He told his disciples that 'not one jot or tittle would pass from the law til all things are fulfilled'. Since most prophecy has yet to be fulfilled, those of us who live by His words believe we should fashion our lives after the Torah-observant example of Yeshua.

    To put it in a nutshell - we believe we are saved by His grace, and that saved people will attempt to follow in the footsteps of their Saviour.

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  • Being a Disciple
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    Have you ever considered how you ultimately became aware of the Hebrew walk - the walk of Messiah Yeshua? How did this message finally cross your path and peak your interest?

    No matter what your circumstance, one thing is for sure – you are here because you chose to follow the teachings of someone else.  In fact, there is a common denominator amongst all of us.  We have all chosen to follow the teachings and testimony of 15 Jewish men – the 12 disciples along with James, Luke, and Paul.

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  • the Ami Yisrael Fellowship
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    'Ami Yisrael' is Hebrew for 'my people Israel'.  We take the words of God, Yeshua, Moses, the prophets, and Yeshua's disciples seriously.  Thus when Paul said "... if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise" (Gal. 3:29) we believe that applies to us. We are not trying to be Jewish, for the Jews are just a small part of the Hebrew people. Instead, we hope to pattern our lives after that of the Hebrew of Hebrews - Messiah Yeshua.

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  • Season of Our Joy
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    One of the highlights of the year is the annual observance of the Feast of Tabernacles.  This 8-day festival pictures the Messianic Kingdom when Messiah Yeshua reigns on the earth from David's throne in Jerusalem.  His kingdom will start small, but will grow until it encompases the earth.

    Ami Yisrael is the host of 'Season of Our Joy', one of the oldest 'Hebrew Roots' FOT sites in the country. You are invited to share the festival with us in beautiful East Texas.

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  • Yeshua to Jesus
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    Why do our English bibles call our Savior by the name Jesus?  Is that the name He was called by when He walked here on the earth? Does 'Jesus' really mean 'salvation'?

    When we begin to really study our Bible, we see that His Hebrew name would be "Yeshua". and that 'Yeshua' really does mean 'salvation''. So where did 'Jesus' come from? It is a paganized version of 'Yeshua'? Is it an attempt to honor the mythical god Zeus? Or  is it simply just a bad transliteration?

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