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Did a frustrated Paul, famously known as the "Apostle to the Gentiles," actually give up on his own Jewish people? Gateway Center for Israel Executive Director Nic Lesmeister unpacks in this video how certain verses in Acts 18-21 have been historically misinterpreted - and how they prove instead that Paul continued to prioritize his ministry "to the Jew first."
Jewish Outreach, Theology
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Ari Waldman, lead rabbi at Baruch Ha Shem Messianic Congregation in Dallas, Texas, shares what it is like to be a second-generation Messianic Jewish believer during this informative (and humorous) interview with Gateway Center for Israel Teaching Pastor David Blease. Topics include the cultural differences between Gentile and Jewish believers, what to expect at a weekly Messianic Jewish service, and the number one truth Rabbi Waldman wishes Christians would understand about Jewish people.
Interviews, Jewish Outreach, Modern Israel, Theology
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Did Jesus, born a Jewish man, stop being Jewish and just start a new religion? What about Paul, the "Apostle to the Gentiles?" Did he abandon his Jewish life? Watch this conversation between Gateway Center for Israel Teaching Pastor David Blease and Executive Director Nic Lesmeister as they take a deep dive on the topic of the Jewishness of Jesus - and why it still matters today.
Interviews, Jewish Outreach, Theology
How you impacted Israel in 2023 In 2023, 100% of your donations to bless Israel & the Jewish people were distributed to 83 different Gateway partners in 15 countries around the world. Especially in a year when Israel suffered its worse crisis since its founding in 1948, it is so important for you to know […]
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Watch this informative conversation between David Blease and Israel Pochtar, Pastor of Beit Hallel Congregation in Israel. As a pastor in the land, within earshot of rockets and explosions in Gaza, Pastor Israel shares the reality of living in a war-zone, the loss of a member of their congregation, and gives insightful perspective to western believers who feel far from the war. Whether next door or across an ocean, our faith brings us together in Yeshua.
Antisemitism, Interviews, Jewish Life, Modern Israel
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Traditionally, scholars have held the position that Jesus spoke Aramaic, NOT Hebrew - but is this truly accurate? And why would many Christian experts be so unsettled by the idea that He did? In this "Ask Us Anything" video, Gateway Center for Israel Teaching Pastor David Blease examines the historical and scriptural evidence for a Hebrew-speaking Jesus.
Jewish History, Theology
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Scott Volk (Together for Israel) shares a fascinating conversation with David Blease (Gateway Center for Israel) about the importance of viewing Israel, the apple of God's eye, through a biblical lens. Using Scripture and his own testimony, Scott explains why the vital "Israel piece" should be a priority for any church or ministry, which will set the stage for Jesus' eventual second coming.
Interviews, Theology
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What does the Bible mean by the phrase "provoke Israel to jealousy?" Did the nation of Israel only serve as a messenger for God's Word? How do our God-given identities differ from His assignments for our lives? In this interview, Gateway Center for Israel's David Blease and Jewish Voice Ministries International's Ezra Benjamin examine the answers and the result: a mutual blessing and unity between Jewish and Gentile believers that will fulfill God's ultimate redemptive purposes on earth.
Interviews, Jewish Outreach
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In this video, Gateway Center for Israel Teaching Pastor David Blease interviews German pastor Gerhard Roettger. Growing up in an antisemitic home with a Nazi father, Gerhard shares how the love of God changed his heart and the trajectory of his future, and gave him an amazing love for Israel & the Jewish people.
Antisemitism, Interviews, Jewish Life, Jewish Outreach, Modern Israel
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In this podcast, Nic Lesmeister and David Blease with Gateway Center for Israel try and simplify some of the complex points of Israel's history that have led to today's current events. Topics touched on in their conversation include the secular founding of the modern State of Israel, the Arab world's view of Palestinians, the legitimacy of a Palestinian state, what the West fails to understand about the Middle East, and why the Jewish people have been historically hated down through the centuries.
Interviews, Jewish History, Jewish Life, Modern Israel
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NOTE: The following was recorded on 09/26/2023, just 11 days before war broke out in Israel on 10/7/2023. Watch this informative interview by Teaching Pastor, David Blease, with Gateway Center for Israel as he sits down with Guy and Ilya, two young Jewish Israeli believers in Jesus, who discuss what it was like growing up in Israel. They compare the differing cultural and theological perspectives of believers in the Land vs. those of the Western church, talk about the mutual need Jewish and Gentile believers have for one other, and share the miraculous way God brings unity between Arabs and Israelis through His son, Jesus.
Antisemitism, Interviews, Jewish Life, Jewish Outreach, Modern Israel
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If Paul "converted" on the road to Damascus, what did he convert FROM - or TO? While a self-proclaimed "Apostle to the Gentiles," Paul did not abandon his Judaism, but rather had a life-changing encounter with the Jewish Messiah. Teaching Pastor David Blease with Gateway Center for Israel explains how this faulty concept has led to persecution (and even death) of Jewish people for centuries, and an erroneous theology that is still found in churches today.
Jewish History, Jewish Outreach, Theology
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With worldwide antisemitism on the rise, it is more important than ever for Christians to take a biblical stand for Israel & the Jewish people. But Is it possible we have missed a crucial warning written in the book of Romans by the Apostle Paul?
Antisemitism, Modern Israel
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Do Christians miss a key component of the Bible's message when we skip over parts we don't think apply to us - such as God's land covenant with Abraham? Teaching Pastor David Blease, Gateway Center for Israel, emphasizes the importance of God's promises about the physical land of Canaan (modern day Israel) to the Jewish people, and how this promise is also a very real part of our future.
Jewish History, Jewish Life, Modern Israel, Theology
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How did the brilliant and brave theologian Martin Luther, a hero of the Protestant faith, turn from being a loving advocate of the Jewish people to spewing hateful antisemitic rhetoric near the end of his life? What happened to cause such a drastic change of heart? Gateway Center for Israel's David Blease shares the shocking story of Martin Luther and how his choices affected history.
Antisemitism, Theology
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As a follower of Jesus, do you ever feel helpless about how to effectively pray and support Israel? Gateway Center for Israel Executive Director, Nic Lesmeister, unpacks a seemingly basic yet biblical method that guarantees profound results.
End Times, Jewish Life, Modern Israel
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Is the current war in Israel simply God's way of judging it as an immoral modern nation - just like He did in the past? Gateway Center for Israel Executive Director Nic Lesmeister exposes how this erroneous way of thinking overlooks a key component of God's covenantal promises to the Jewish people.
End Times, Jewish History, Modern Israel
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Pastor David Blease, Gateway Center for Israel, sits down with Anna Salton Eisen, friend and member of the local Jewish community. As a daughter of two Holocaust survivors and speaker and leading voice in Holocaust education, Anna makes the connection between modern antisemitism and the atrocities of the past.
Antisemitism, End Times, Interviews, Jewish History, Jewish Life, Modern Israel
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Teaching Pastor at the Gateway Center for Israel, David Blease, gives insight into how we as believers should approach the topic of prophecy being fulfilled in Israel. Can being so concerned with prophecy make us forget God's heart for people in real time?
End Times, Modern Israel
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Should the State of Israel be described as an "oppressive occupier" or "apartheid state?" Pastor David Blease with Gateway Center for Israel separates the facts from the fiction surrounding Israel's complicated relationship with the Palestinians - and offers evidence that while imperfect, Israel is still the freest country in the Middle East.
Antisemitism, Jewish Life, Modern Israel
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Pastor David Blease and Pastor Nic Lesmeister with Gateway Center for Israel have an honest, unscripted conversation about the difficult questions coming from people witnessing the war in Israel.
Antisemitism, Interviews, Jewish Life, Modern Israel
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