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!

The Ami Yisrael Fellowship will not be meeting at our normal location on the Sabbaths of October 12 & 12

Instead, we will be observing those Sabbaths as part of our annual Sukkot Festival (Feast of Tabernacles)

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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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  • an Awakening!
    Jacob Picture

    On May 25, 2019, Tim Kelley presented a message to representatives of various sabbath-keeping groups and organizations who were attending the Bible Sabbath Association's Annual Fellowship Meeting in Big Sandy, Texas. In his message, he discussed the history of the Hebrew Roots "Movement" and detailed some of the simularities to, as well as the differences between it and many other sabbath keeping groups.

    The audio message, as well as the slide presentation is available at the links below.

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  • the Hebrew Walk
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    The Hebrew Walk can best be illustrated by a straight path that leads to the Mountain of God. Sin, on the other hand, is when you get off the path, which frequently leads you over a cliff and headed for destruction. The remedy for sin is 'repentance' which in Hebrew simply means to 'return' - as in 'return to the path'.
    Faith is knowing that you don't walk the path alone - that God is with you, protecting and providing along the way.

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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
    Greek to English Text

    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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