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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!
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When did 'the Church' Really Begin?

Did Jesus begin the church in the 1st century?

Or did the church begin hundreds of years earlier?

...This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness
with the angel who spoke to him at Mount Sinai, and with our fathers...

KJV Acts 7:38

  • 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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  • the Church - Built or RE-built?
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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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  • Church Names ... Really?
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    When people come together and 'form' a church, one thing that is considered is what the body of believers will be called. They generally want a name that reflects what they believe but yet distinquishes them from another congregation with similer beliefs.  But what does God call His people?  What is the name He would place on them, and does it really matter?

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  • Lines in the Sand
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    It’s interesting to think of the things we let divide us. No, actually, it’s sad! Churches divide over just about anything. There seems to be no tolerance within the body over issues that are mildly, or in some cases, totally irrelevant to the Godly walk.  Do we let our 'beliefs' get in the way of our 'walk'.

    Where are God's 'lines in the sand'?

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  • Joining Together
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    It seems that catastrophe tends to wake people up to God. But is that the way God wants to get our attention? Would it not be better if we were to get our "act together" before catastrophe strikes? Malachi 4:6 seems to indicate that this is indeed God's will, but will the people of God do so? And if they do, will they help others to do so as well?

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  • Mystery of the Gospel
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    Many believe that God separated Himself from Israel and is now doing His work through the Gentiles. Is that the Mystery being spoken of by Paul in Romans 16, or is there something else? What if the mystery is that God can take a rebellious people and use them as a witness of God's grace and mercy; and in doing so, completely foil Satan's plan.

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the Hebrew Roots 'Awakening'!

Discover Hebrew Roots - the 'Way' God gave to Israel, the 'Way' Yeshua restored in His day, and the 'Way' taught by the disciples.

..."But this I confess to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect, so I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets...
NKJ Acts 24:14

  • 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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  • 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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  • Being a Disciple
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    Have you ever considered how you ulimately became aware of the Hebrew walk - the walk of Messiah Yeshua? How did this message finally crossed 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, 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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  • Ami Yisrael
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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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For more Hebraic Perspectives, visit our Articles page.