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 througout the year.  Come discover the Word of God with us!

  • When was Jesus Born?
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    Now is the season of the "holiday spirit", and many of our friends who attend church on Sunday and participate in the traditional Christian holidays cannot seem to understand why we're so, well . . . DIFFERENT . . . when it comes to our observance. Why don't we celebrate Christmas? After all - it's Christ's birthday! ... or is it?

    Most Christians realize Jesus was not born in the winter. So when was He born? We may not know the exact date, but we can get really close simply by using what we find in the scriptures!

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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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  • Hanukkah & Non-Jews
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    Should non-Jews observe Hanukkah? Can believers in Messiah Yeshua find value in this traditional 'Jewish' festival?  Absolutely!

    Think about it . . . were it not for the courage and fortitude of a family of Jewish priests and those who chose to follow them, the culture of the 1st century Judean people would have changed forever, and along with that, the Hebrew culture that was needed for Yeshua to do His work.

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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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  • 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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