Nic Lesmeister

Nic Lesmeister is an American pastor and the Executive Director of "Gateway Center for Israel”. He is also the Executive Pastor of Church & Jewish Relations at Gateway Church. Nic received a life calling to serve the Jewish people in 2011 while in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with one of his spiritual fathers, Dr. Wayne Wilks. After a successful business exit as an entrepreneur in the finance sector, Nic moved his family to Israel where in 2015 he earned a Master's Degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2019, Nic Lesmeister led the vision to create the new "Gateway Center for Israel" as a part of Gateway Church, and serves as its Executive Director. Nic and his wife, Tabatha, have three children and live in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.

  
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The phrase "Jewish Christian" sounds contradictory, doesn't it? Nic Lesmeister, who directs the Gateway Center for Israel, sheds some light on why Gateway prefers to use other phrases to describe Jewish believers in Jesus.
Jewish Outreach, Modern Israel, Theology
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So, why do most Jewish people reject the New Testament as part of Scripture? It's complicated. But Director Nic Lesmeister with Gateway Center for Israel gives us a brief summary of three historic and religious reasons for this Jewish rejection.
Jewish Outreach, Modern Israel, Theology
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Most Christians do not know that Jewish believers in Jesus, especially in Israel, are actually persecuted for their faith. Nic Lesmeister, director of the Gateway Center for Israel, shares some of the discriminatory practices found in Israel, and how we as Christians can affirm and stand with Jewish believers.
Antisemitism, Jewish Life, Jewish Outreach, Modern Israel
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Can a Gentile convert to Judaism? Up next in our "Ask Google" series, Gateway Center for Israel Director Nic Lesmeister tackles that big question and others related to Gentile/Jewish interactions.
Jewish Life, Modern Israel
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If a non-Jew celebrates Jewish holidays, is that person practicing "cultural appropriation," or taking another person's ethnic heritage as his own? Gateway Center for Israel Director Nic Lesmeister tackles this important question.
Jewish Life, Theology
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What did the Apostle Paul mean by "to the Jew first?" Director Nic Lesmeister with Gateway Center for Israel explains the meaning of "first" and how Gateway Church prioritizes Israel and the Jewish people within that definition.
Jewish Outreach, Theology
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Supporting Jewish ministries is important, but Nic Lesmeister, director of the Gateway Center for Israel, examines why church leaders and pastors should also focus on building relationship within the Messianic Jewish community as well.
Jewish Outreach, Theology
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A misunderstanding of Galatians 3:28 is the idea that there are now three races: Jews, Gentiles, and Christians. Director Nic Lesmeister with Gateway Center for Israel discusses how this unhealthy interpretation undermines God's intent for humanity.
Theology
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If the Church has "replaced" Israel, then did God "divorce" Israel? Gateway Center for Israel's director, Nic Lesmeister, explains how replacement theology can lead to this conclusion.
Antisemitism, Theology
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Most people are surprised to learn how many "types" of kosher there are. "Gateway Center for Israel" director Nic Lesmeister breaks down the two main kinds of kosher in this video.
Jewish Life, Modern Israel, Theology
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Nic Lesmeister, director of "Gateway Center for Israel," explains how God made a particular choice to covenant Himself to the Jewish people, and how Gentiles can and should embrace this to further the mission of world redemption.
Theology
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The Hebrew Roots and/or One Law Theology movement is gaining momentum today. Gateway Center for Israel director Nic Lesmeister quickly shares why these movements are unhealthy.
Theology
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The term "Gentile" is used a lot in the Bible. But what does it mean to be a Gentile? Nic Lesmeister, Director of "Gateway Center for Israel," gives a short and sweet answer in this video.
Theology
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People fail to realize that the Bible is a book about Jews and Gentiles, or Israel and the Nations. Why did God create these two distinctions? How does this work today? "Gateway Center for Israel" director Nic Lesmeister shares three reasons for this distinction.
Theology
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It is perplexing how many terms we hear in the media today to describe certain parts of Israel. In this video, Nic explains exactly what one of the most famous names (the West Bank) actually means.
Modern Israel, Theology
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Director Nic Lesmeister, Gateway Center for Israel, explains how God's universal plan of salvation actually started with His call to Abram and how the destiny of the Church will always be tied to the People of Israel.
Theology, Jewish History
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