Ami Yisrael ("My people Israel") is a Sabbath keeping, Torah pursuant Hebrew Roots fellowship located in Longview, Texas. We are firmly grounded on the teachings and example of Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ). Over 3500 years ago, God gave His Torah - instructions for a happy and meaningful life - to His people Israel so that they - as a people - could be an example of the blessings andbenefits that come when nations and people follow the God of Abraham, Isaac, and forsook this beautiful set of instructions, and as a result, the Israelites were scattered to the four winds.
Roughly 2000 years ago God sent His Word - Messiah Yeshua - to re-establish the proper application of Torah and to redirect the Hebraic walk back to what God had given Abraham. His students - the disciples - were commissioned to follow in His footsteps, announcing the gospel of restoration and teaching this walk to the thousands of Jewish and non-Jewish people who came to believe that Yeshua was indeed the long expected Messiah, the Savior of His people.
Our desire is to continue in the task given to the disciples by studying and teaching about The Messiah from a Hebraic perspective, the perspective from which the entire New Testament was written. We do this via regular Sabbath worship services and Torah Studies as well as numerous seminars given by Torah based - Messiah centered teachers. In addition, we host a number of celebrations throughout the year including the Biblical (Leviticus 23) festivals, traditional Jewish festivals (Hanukkah, Purim, etc.), and monthly New Moon celebrations.
Located in Longview, Texas, Ami Yisrael is a non-affiliated fellowship. Our people come from all backgrounds and cultures. Come join us in our somewhat "out of the box" Sabbath fellowship as we study to "grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Yeshua haMaschiac - Jesus The Messiah".
According to scripture, Abraham was a righteous man. He was not Jewish and he was not Christian. He was a Hebrew (Gen. 14:13). The term " Hebrew " is rooted in the concept of crossing over. Abram forsook the ways of his father and crossed over the Jordan River into a new life - a life of following the Creator of the Universe. Nearly 400 years later his descendants, the children of Israel, left Egypt and eventually crossed over that same Jordan into the Promised Land to begin a new life as free men - governed by a code of laws and instructions spoken by the mouth of God to His servant Moses. Though Abraham was neither Jewish nor Christian, both Judaism and Christianity are rooted in and are called to be a part of the covenant God made with this righteous man, Abraham the Hebrew. Thus God calls Himself "the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Hebrew Roots is an "awakening" - an awakening to the walk God gave the Hebrew people and an attempt to pattern one's life after the model God gave to them - especially that of the Hebrew of Hebrews, Messiah Yeshua.
These and other Passover-related teachings can be found in the Spring Festival section of the Articles page.
The concept of redemption is quite prevalent throughout the scriptures. The terms “redeem” and “redeemed” are used nearly 130 times in the Bible, and in most cases indicate a state of being released or loosed from some type of bondage, be it bondage from slavery in Egypt to the (supposed) bondage to the (Old Testament) law. In fact, my Bible Works dictionary, in giving the definition of one of the Greek words for “redeemed”, states that metaphorically, to be redeemed is “Christ freeing the elect from the dominion of the Mosaic Law at the price of his vicarious death”. It would seem, then, that God “redeemed” Israel from the bondage of slavery in Egypt, took them to Mount Sinai, where He gave them the Law, then 1500 years later sent Jesus to die an excruciating death in order to redeem them from that same law! Humh. . . <Read More>
Many of our Sabbath Teachings are recorded and are available on the Resources page.
Check out the latest teachings from our fellowship presenters:
"Pray as David Did - There is more to prayer than what is commonly understood. What do the scriptures show as to how to have effective prayers?
"Teach Your Children" - Does God want us to "be converted" or would He rather us return to the Godly walk in which we should have been raised?
"And All Israel Shall Be Saved" - If this is God's desire, why does it appear He is failing? Have we misunderstood His intent? Or have we misunderstood His plan? A 2-part message.
"Rebuild the House" - this is the message of the prophet Haggai, but the implication is for us and has everything to do with purpose of the Feast of Tabernacles and the salvation of God's people.
These and other enlightening articles are on our Resources page.
Nisan - 1st Month
Friday Evening, March 16, 2018
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