Gateway Center for Israel
Gateway Center for Israel

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"Gateway Center for Israel" is an organization based in Southlake, TX, seeking to engage church leaders with Israel. It was formed in 2019, as an initiative of Gateway Church, to resource and inspire the global church to a biblical and sincere love for Israel and the Jewish people. "Gateway Center for Israel" does this through research, publications, media engagement, and events. Nic Lesmeister is the Director of "Gateway Center for Israel".

     
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Are Jewish believers and Christians, the natural and grafted-in branches of God's family tree, truly connecting in the loving, unified manner He desires? Ezra Benjamin digs into the various aspects of this mutual relationship in the third session of the Israel Masterclass.
Jewish Outreach, Lecture, Theology
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What pivotal location does Abraham, David, and Yeshua (Jesus) share? In this video, Dr. Wayne Wilks describes the biblical importance and spiritual lesson of Jerusalem’s Mt. Moriah—the site of Abraham’s ultimate faith test and David’s sin restitution that both foreshadowed Yeshua’s New Covenant sacrifice.
Theology
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Genesis records four different times when God appeared to the patriarch Abraham to reinforce His covenant promises to him and his descendants, the people of Israel. In this teaching, Dr. Wayne Wilks, Jr. describes how it was actually Jesus (Yeshua) who appeared to him in bodily form, and why this very same covenant should still be important to both Jewish and Gentile believers today.
Theology, Jewish History
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Pastor Olen Griffing, Gateway Church apostolic elder, shares his heart on what God taught him as a Gentile pastor about the importance of being committed to the Jewish people. Using the example of the Apollo moon landing, Pastor Olen shares about Naomi and Ruth, and why all Christians should commit themselves to the Jewish people.
Jewish History, Jewish Outreach
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Is it possible that the "WHO" Isaiah saw in heaven's throne room was actually Jesus Himself? In part two of Dr. David Rudolph's teaching, he again examines chapter 6:1-3 with more surprising insight from a Jewish perspective.
Theology
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The discussion continues about the lifestyle of Jewish believers in Jesus in part two of Gateway Center for Israel's Nic Lesmeister's interview with Dr. Jen Rosner and Rabbi Josh Lessard, co-authors of At the Foot of the Mountain: Two Views of Torah and the Spirit.
Interviews, Modern Israel, Theology
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"Gateway Center for Israel" is an organization based in Southlake, TX, seeking to engage church leaders with Israel. It was formed in 2019, as an initiative of Gateway Church, to resource and inspire the global church to a biblical and sincere love for Israel and the Jewish people.
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In the first of two parts, Nic Lesmeister interviews Dr. Jen Rosner and Rabbi Josh Lessard, co-authors of the new book At the Foot of the Mountain: Two Views of Torah and the Spirit. In this discussion, they give differing viewpoints as they answer questions related to what a Jewish believing lifestyle looks like, and the place of Torah in the lives of Jewish believers in Jesus.
Theology, Interviews, Modern Israel
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Dr. Wayne Wilks with "Gateway Center for Israel" shares about God's continuing covenant with Ishmael and how it connects to God's promises in Genesis to Israel and the nations.
Jewish History, Theology
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Using the historic timeline and the book of Romans, Gateway Center for Israel's Nic Lesmeister lays out four reasons why Gentile and Jewish believers socially separated - and how God wants to use the Church to bring them back together.
Jewish History, Modern Israel, Theology
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Enhance your biblical understanding by retracing the steps of Jesus in Israel. Locations such as Bethlehem, the Galilee, and Jerusalem will come alive through this amazing immersive VR video experience.
Modern Israel
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Gateway Center for Israel director Nic Lesmeister, in conjunction with The King’s University Center for Israel and Jewish Studies, hosts the webinar, “Replacement Theology: What Is It and Why Does it Matter?” Anglican theologian and leading expert Dr. Gerald McDermott discusses the pitfalls of this faulty theology.
Theology, Interviews, Lecture
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What is the Shema prayer? Dr. David Rudolph, of The King’s University, unravels the amazing connection between this ancient Jewish prayer and Yeshua (Jesus), and how it is a catalyst for unity in the Body of Messiah.
Theology, Jewish History, Jewish Life
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How can we as believers understand Jesus if we do not understand who He was and who He still is - a Jewish man?
Jewish Life, Theology
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What is the actual meaning of antisemitism? Director Nic Lesmeister with Gateway Center for Israel, gives an easy-to-remember definition, and gets practical on why Christians should care.
Antisemitism, Jewish Outreach, Modern Israel, Theology
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Many people have misunderstood Peter’s rooftop vision in Acts 10. Nic Lesmeister, director of Gateway Center for Israel, explains what these verses truly mean, and how they magnify the creative beauty of God when understood in correct context.
Jewish Outreach, Theology
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Is there such a thing as a physical “Jewish race?” What about “Jewish blood?” Nic Lesmeister outlines the accepted criteria to be considered “Jewish.”
Antisemitism, Jewish Life, Jewish Outreach, Modern Israel, Theology
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Using Paul’s olive tree analogy, Gateway Center for Israel's Dr. Wayne Wilks teaches about the theology of Romans 11. He shares how the “grafted-in” (Gentile) and natural (Jewish) branches connect, through the root of covenantal faith, in a healthy, mutually affirming way.
Theology
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In this short teaching, Nic outlines the three Gateway Church priorities for expressing a love and value towards Israel & the Jewish People, and how they can be integrated into any church's culture.
Jewish Outreach, Theology
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In this video, Sam Arnaud, Associate Pastor of Church and Jewish Relations, shares an update from Helsinki, Finland during a recent trip to Scandinavia with Pastor Jon Dunn. As a French Jewish believer, Sam brings a unique perspective to his role stewarding our Gateway Center for Israel relationships abroad.
Jewish Outreach, Modern Israel
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There's a growing movement that is labeling Israel as an apartheid state. What is that? What does it mean? Is it true? Does Israel systematically oppress Palestinians? Nic Lesmeister of "Gateway Center for Israel" helps you answer these questions in this video.
Antisemitism, Modern Israel
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