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.
As more and more Christians begin to recognize their Hebrew Roots and adopt a more Torah pursuant lifestyle, they are often asked "Now what church did you say you go to?". Of course, because the lifestyle of the early followers of Yeshua (Jesus) cannot be put into any modern theological "box", it's not an easy question to answer; and since these Torah-based believers in the messiahship of Yeshua don't claim to be members of any modern day "church", then it's assumed that they simply can't be "Christians".
What is the Church? Is today's concept of the church anything close to what the early believers, the apostles, or even Yeshua had in mind? Is the "church" a New Testament idea . . . something born on the day of Pentecost shortly after Yesua was crucified? <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?
"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.
These and other enlightening articles are on our Resources page.
Kislev - 9th Month
Thursday Evening, October 9, 2018