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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.

Join us as we study and discuss the ancient path taught by Yeshua, our Hebrew Messiah.
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On the Sabbath of May 30, the Ami Yisrael Fellowship will not be meeting at its usual location.

Instead, we will be observing the Sabbath and Shavuot together with those from other fellowships at Camp Shiloh Retreat near Pittsburg, Texas

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Shavuot - YHVH Betroth's Himself to His People!

SOCIAL DISTANCING - the Hebrew way!

SOCIAL DISTANCING
the Hebrew way!

Fifty days after YHVH redeemed His people,  He brought them to Mount Sinai and took them as His betrothed bride. He then gave them the Ketuba - the family rules - othewise known as the Torah.  For Israel, it was a 'starting over' moment.  Roughly fifteen hundred years later - on Shavuot - He did it again!

"This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us ..."
KJV Acts 7:38

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  • Courting the Bride
    Moses throws stick

    The 50 days between Passover and Shavuot was a very important time or Israel. During those days they witnessed the parting of the Red Sea and their salvation from the hand of Pharaoh. But were they willing to enter into covenant with YHVH? For the next 40-45 days He showed them His glory and power, with the hope they would enter into covenant with Him.

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  • Birthday of the Church?
    wheat field

    Pentecost is often considered to be the "birthday of the church", but is that really the case? There is more to the Pentecost story than the return of he Holy Spirit to God's people. By delving deeply into the prophecies quoted by Peter on this momentous day, we can discover aspects of the first Pentecost we may have never considered.

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  • the Promise of the Father
    Hebrews taken captive

    For many Christians, the 'Promise of the Father' is considered to be the giving of the Holy Spirit. But is that really the case? The 'Promise' that Yeshua taught to His disciples is a message of redemption of God's people, the Lost Sheep, and it is dependant on the Holy Spirit to be delivered to the nations.

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  • Words - the Shavuot Miracle
    a croud in the Temple

    After Yeshua's death, the disciples were fearful, after all, their Messiah had died. For 40 days, the risen Messiah encouraged them, and on Shavuot He gave them a miracle - the gift of words – what to say, and when to say them. The impact of those words gave them confidence that would propel them and their message for years to come.

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  • Shavuot on Sunday?
    calendar marking off 50 days

    The timing of the Wave Sheaf Offering and Shavuot is one of the major calendar issues in the Hebrew Roots "awakening". As YHVH continues to draw his people together, it's good to know the basis for the two major beliefs. The Jewish view is quite prevalent, but what about the Sunday view? This article shows the steps the author went through as he was being challenged with this question a few years back.

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  • 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 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
      Tim Kelley pic

      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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