David Blease

David Blease is an American pastor and Christian influencer. He is the Teaching Pastor at “Gateway Center for Israel”. David graduated from The King’s University in 2016 with a degree in Christian Studies. In 2012, David attended the Gateway Conference, where he learned the Jewish context of scripture which significantly reshaped his understanding of the Bible. This newfound understanding helped deepen David’s relationship with God, his passion for Israel, and his love for the Jewish people. He now dedicates much of his time to teaching the Church how to develop and foster a sincere love for Israel and the Jewish people. David Blease and his wife (Mikayla Blease) have three children and live in Dallas/Fort Worth.

   
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Why should we love Israel & the Jewish People? Because God loves when we love what He loves! Teaching Pastor David Blease, Gateway Center for Israel, helps us understand the biblical "why" behind this concept.
Jewish Outreach, Theology
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Pastor David Blease, from "Gateway Center for Israel," explains the concept of gezerah shavah, a method of biblical interpretation that compares different passages of scripture that use the same wording in order to gain a deeper understanding of what the Bible is saying.
Jewish Life, Theology
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"Gateway Center for Israel" pastor David Blease looks at the importance of understanding Jesus as a Jewish man.
Theology
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Has the Bible ever seemed to contradict itself to you? Pastor David Blease, from "Gateway Center for Israel," explains how the Hebrew worldview of the Bible helps make sense of these paradoxes.
Theology
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How can we be sure the Torah, or scriptures, we read today are original? David Blease describes the painstaking process, laced with rules and reverence, used by dedicated Jewish scholars to ensure each word and letter were precisely copied from generation to generation.
Theology
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All Christians revere the Ten Commandments, right? We like to think we obey them all, but isn’t it really just nine out of ten? David Blease discusses the meaning of commandment #3 – remembering and keeping the Sabbath – and how it is still vital for Christians today.
Jewish Life, Theology
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What does the Bible say about slavery? Does the Bible condone it? There’s much confusion on some of the most controversial texts in scripture regarding slavery. Let’s take a closer look at these, while also answering the question unequivocally: No, the Bible does not condone slavery no matter how you contextualize it.
Jewish History, Theology
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The Bible often paints a contrast between things of "the flesh" and things of "the spirit." Which one does the Bible say is good, and which one is evil? "Gateway Center for Israel" pastor David Blease explores this important question.
Theology
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Should Christians celebrate Easter? This is a prevalent question that resurfaces yearly due to the claim that Easter has pagan roots. Is Easter a pagan holiday, and should we be celebrating it? In this article, we will address the significant questions surrounding Easter that many are confronted with during this season.
Jewish Holidays, Theology
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If a Gentile putting their faith in Jesus "becomes a Christian," what is a Jewish person called that accepts Jesus? Through the use of Scripture, David Blease briefly explains how God's definition of Jewish and Gentile identity in Jesus may be surprisingly different from our traditional views.
Jewish Life, Jewish Outreach, Modern Israel, Theology
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How do Israel & Jewish people still exist today after thousands of years of persecution? Is it just luck, or is it miraculous proof of the God who chose and has sustained Israel all this time as His special people? Watch as David Blease examines the evidence.
Jewish History, Modern Israel, Theology
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A question that I am often asked is, "what language did Jesus speak?" Now, I’m not going to Bible-juke you and say Jesus spoke all languages because He was God and, therefore, omniscient. Jesus was divinely human, and lived as on earth as Yeshua, the Jewish craftsman from Nazareth. Let's get right to the point. Contrary to many mainstream theologians, we feel pretty convinced that the evidence suggests that Jesus spoke and taught regularly in Hebrew.
Jewish History, Theology
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Is it possible that Jesus' 12 disciples were actually younger than we think? Gateway Center for Israel's teaching pastor, David Blease, comes to a surprising conclusion while examining the historical evidence.
Jewish History, Theology
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Read or Listen to a dramatized retelling of the EPIC history of Hanukkah and why it is celebrated today!
Jewish History, Jewish Holidays
What is Hanukkah? Why do the Jewish people celebrate it? What was the Maccabean revolt, and how does all of this connect to scripture? I am going to try to answer all these questions and more in this short explanation. Hold on tight!
Jewish History, Jewish Holidays
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Many people struggle to understand God's priority for Israel balanced with God's desire to see all nations saved. Today we dive deep into God's plan for both Jews and Gentiles and what that means for us today.
Antisemitism, Jewish Outreach, Theology
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When we say there is “no longer Jew or Gentile” we are quoting scripture but often misrepresenting God’s heart.
Theology
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