Keeping It Israel-logo

Keeping It Israel

Religion & Spirituality Podcasts

Join Jeff Futers and his guests talking everything Israel as it relates to Christian faith and the church. If you are a Christian and you stand with Israel, you will be encouraged and challenged by this podcast, and if you’re not so sure about the whole Israel thing…you need to learn how your faith connects with Israel and why standing with Israel matters.

Join Jeff Futers and his guests talking everything Israel as it relates to Christian faith and the church. If you are a Christian and you stand with Israel, you will be encouraged and challenged by this podcast, and if you’re not so sure about the whole Israel thing…you need to learn how your faith connects with Israel and why standing with Israel matters.

Location:

Canada

Description:

Join Jeff Futers and his guests talking everything Israel as it relates to Christian faith and the church. If you are a Christian and you stand with Israel, you will be encouraged and challenged by this podcast, and if you’re not so sure about the whole Israel thing…you need to learn how your faith connects with Israel and why standing with Israel matters.

Twitter:

@fcfjeff

Language:

English

Contact:

1-877-628-2800 Ext10


Episodes

An Interview With Archaeologist Ya'akov Billig About the 2700-Year-Old 'Holy' Toilet He Unearthed in Jerusalem

10/20/2021
A surprisingly hilarious discussion about the recent discovery of a mansion that overlooked the Temple Mount in Jerusalem 2700 years ago; with owners so rich, they were able to afford their own toilet. What Ya’akov really discovered is another fragment of the magnificent city Jerusalem once was… as far back as the 9th century BCE. The beautiful Proto-Aeolic capitals he found pre-date any similar capitals found in Greece. And through the ancient window frame Ya'akov discovered, we can...

Duration:00:38:26

How Paleo Hebrew Makes the Bible Come Alive | A Second Interview with Pastor Jim Woodard

10/13/2021
In this episode of "Keeping it Israel" Jeff interviews Pastor Jim Woodard a second time about how Paleo (Ancient) Hebrew can help the Bible come alive. In this podcast, they discuss the meaning of JEHOVAH, ISRAEL, BLESS and SHALOM. First Century Foundations is a Charity that supports ministries in Jerusalem and many other parts of the country of Israel. Our mission is to turn hearts around the world toward the land, people and God of Israel. PLEASE SUPPORT THE SHOW HERE. To learn more...

Duration:00:32:42

WHY DO THE NATIONS RAGE? Jeff talks to Samuel Wearp About BDS and The Battle to Bless Israel

10/6/2021
In this episode of Keeping it Israel, Jeff Futers talks to Samuel Wearp about the antisemitic history of Christianity, which contributed to the Holocaust; and the Church’s silence as over 6 million Jews were systematically murdered in modern Europe. They talk about the recent rise of antisemitism and the spiritual battle that rages today as the media and other anti-Israel groups (such as the BDS movement) try to turn the world against Israel. “Blessed Buy Israel,” founded by Samuel and his...

Duration:00:35:26

Unearthing the Bible's Historical Reliability | An Interview with Archaeologist Scott Stripling

9/29/2021
In this episode of “Keeping it Israel” Jeff talks to Scott Stripling, Provost and Professor of Biblical Archaeology and Church History at the Bible Seminary in Houston Texas and Director of Excavations for the Associates for Biblical Research at ancient Ai and Shiloh. In this exciting conversation, Scott talks about the incredible archaeological discoveries that have been unearthed in both Shiloh and Ai – discoveries that bring the Bible to life and reveal its historical reliability. First...

Duration:00:35:34

Mike Fegelman, Executive Director of HonestReporting Canada Talks About Being a "Watchman" for Israel, Monitoring Canada's Media Day and Night

9/22/2021
In this episode of Keeping it Israel, Jeff Futers, Executive Director of First Century Foundations talks to Mike Fegelman, Executive Director of HonestReporting Canada about the last 19 years of his career, working to thwart media bias against Israel in Canada. First Century Foundations is a Charity that supports ministries in Jerusalem and many other parts of the country of Israel. Our mission is to turn hearts around the world toward the land, people and God of Israel. PLEASE SUPPORT THE...

Duration:00:41:29

Donna Holbrook Talks About How a Tragedy in Her Life Bloomed into Compassion & Love for Israel

9/13/2021
In this heart-felt episode of "Keeping it Israel" Jeff Futers, Executive Director of First Century Foundations interviews Donna Holbrook, the National Director of The International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem (ICEJ) Canada. Donna talks about how a tragedy in her life led to a deep compassion and love for Israel and the Jewish people. The 2 fellow-Canadians connect over their shared passion for Israel and how critical it is for Christians – and especially future Church leaders – to go to,...

Duration:00:48:16

Jeff Interviews Baruch Sterman of the Ptil Tekhelet Association Who Talks About Re-discovering the Biblical Colour Blue

9/8/2021
In this fascinating interview, Jeff talks to Baruch Sterman, co-founder of the Ptil Tekhelet Association about the significance of the colour blue mentioned nearly 50 times in Bible - a colour that was lost for roughly 1400 years and then suddenly rediscovered in modern times. First Century Foundations is a Charity that supports ministries in Jerusalem and many other parts of the country of Israel. Our mission is to turn hearts around the world toward the land, people and God of Israel. To...

Duration:00:54:24

When Can We go to Israel? Israeli Tour Guide, Isaac Karasenti Gives us Details and Hope!

9/1/2021
In this episode Jeff talks to Israeli Tour Guide, Isaac Karasenti about how the pandemic has been impacting tourism in Israel. As First Century Foundations' Tour Guide for our December 2021 tour to Israel - one of the few tours you can join this year - Isaac encourages participants to stay hopeful: by December, Israel may very well be welcoming tourists once again. To learn more about our upcoming tour to Israel December 5-14, 2021 CLICK HERE. First Century Foundations is a Charity that...

Duration:00:33:55

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE ISRAEL: Dr. Bill Morrow, Former General Superintendent of PAOC Explains Why

8/25/2021
In this episode of Keeping it Israel, Jeff talks to Dr. Bill Morrow, former General Superintendent of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada about the tour to Israel they are hosting December 5-14, 2021. Bill opens up about his many meaningful experiences in Israel and the prophetic miracle that Israel represents. He talks about how every time he goes to Israel, he learns something new and profound. He also emphasizes the importance of the Land God gave to the Jewish people, as described in...

Duration:00:22:01

JERUBBAAL: The Bible's Nickname for Gideon Has Been Unearthed! Prof. Yosef Garfinkel Explains

8/18/2021
In this episode, Jeff talks to Prof. Yosef Garfinkel, Head of the Institute of Archaeology at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem about the inscription unearthed in 2019 while he and his team were excavating ancient Ziklag. Scholars agree that the inscription reads "Jerubbaal", the nickname the Bible gives Gideon in the book of Judges: 'So because Gideon broke down Baal’s altar, they gave him the name Jerub-Baal that day, saying, “Let Baal contend with him”' (Judges 6:32). But how sure can...

Duration:00:28:49

What Does the Bible Say About Israel's "Occupied Territories"? Orthodox Jewish "Settler", Sondra Baras, Explains Why She Lives There

8/11/2021
In this episode of "Keeping it Israel" Jeff talks to Sondra Oster Baras, an Orthodox Jew living in what the world too often refers to as the "Occupied Territories" or "West Bank" of Israel. What compelled her to leave her home in America to live there? Her passion for the Bible and its clear message regarding this meaningful territory. Sondra's truth-filled message about Judea and Samaria (this area's Biblical name) is one every Bible-Believing Christian needs to hear today. First Century...

Duration:00:27:39

Jeff Talks to Samuel Smadja About How He Became a Successful Entrepreneur and Pastor in Israel

8/4/2021
In this episode, Jeff Futers interviews Samuel Smadja, Regional Director of TBN in Israel and President of Sar-El Tours and Conferences about his journey becoming an incredibly successful entrepreneur and Pastor of a vibrant Messianic congregation in Israel. Samuel explains, he is not a supporter of Jews becoming "Christians", but rather, one who helps Jewish people understand Jesus ("Yeshua" in Hebrew) as their own, Jewish Messiah. To find out more about our upcoming tour to Israel in...

Duration:00:31:02

THIS YEAR in Jerusalem! "Mr. Israel" Explains Travel Protocols and Announces Tour to Israel 2021!

7/28/2021
Have you been longing to travel to Israel throughout the pandemic as much as we have? In this episode, Avie Esakov ("Mr. Israel") talks about current protocols for entering Israel (having just travelled there himself) and announces First Century Foundations' long-awaited tour to Israel in December 2021! To learn more about our 2021 Tour to Israel, CLICK HERE First Century Foundations is a Charity that supports ministries in Jerusalem and many other parts of the country of Israel. Our...

Duration:00:37:00

Should Christians be Zionists? Dean Bye Tells Us What the Bible Says About Jews Returning to Israel

7/21/2021
In this interview, Jeff talks to Dean Bye, Founder and International Director of Return Ministries about why he - a non-Jewish Christian - feels it is his role to help the Jewish people return home to Israel from all over the world. According to Dean, the Bible contains many prophecies about the return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel; and non-Jewish Christians have a role non-Jews to play. First Century Foundations is a Charity that supports ministries in Jerusalem and many other...

Duration:00:34:34

Steve Wearp Talks About Fulfilling Bible Prophecy by Blessing, Defending and Serving Israel's Biblical Heartland

7/14/2021
Now that the Jewish people are returning to the Land of the Bible just as God promised they would, what is our role as Christians in the restoration of Israel? In this interview, Steve Wearp, Founder of Blessed Buy Israel tells Jeff about finding his Divine role alongside the Jewish people as they rebuild the Land God promised them over 4000 years ago, in direct fulfillment of Bible prophecy. First Century Foundations is a Charity that supports ministries in Jerusalem and many other parts...

Duration:00:34:56

Can Orthodox Jews Help Christians Know Jesus Better? Gidon Ariel of Root Source Explains

7/7/2021
In this episode of "Keeping it Israel" Jeff interviews Gidon Ariel, an Orthodox Jew who has a unique passion to reconnect Christians to the "Root Source" of Christianity. Gidon talks about his long journey from from Queens NY, to Hebron, and the stunning discovery he made along the way: that there were Christians who loved and supported Israel and the Jewish people. Gidon talks about his desire to go back in time and meet the Jewish Orthodox Rabbi called Jesus in person. And he invites...

Duration:00:47:31

Has the Church Replaced Israel or Has God Kept His Covenant? Michael Mistretta of FIRM Tells the Whole Story

6/30/2021
In this episode Jeff Futers talks to Michael Mistretta of FIRM (Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries) in Jerusalem about the eternal nature of the Covenant God made with the Jewish people, as recorded in the Bible. But is this covenant still in effect today? Or has the Church replaced Israel? Is modern Israel truly a continuation of Israel in the Bible? And if so, how should Christians today respond to Israel today? First Century Foundations is a Charity that supports ministries in...

Duration:00:37:59

Archaeologist Prof. Ben-Tor Talks about how Excavations at Hazor Validate the Bible Stories about it

6/23/2021
The ancient city of Hazor is mentioned in the Bible as the "Head" of the Canaanite kingdoms when the Israelites began to conquer the Promised Land. The Bible tells us that under the courageous leader of Joshua, the city was destroyed and burned with fire. But what do the archaeological remains at Hazor tell us about its destruction? In this episode, Jeff interviews Archaeologist, Prof. Amnon Ben-Tor of the Institute of Archaeology at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, to learn about how...

Duration:00:28:33

JERUSALEM: Its Significance in the Bible, in Modern Times and in the Future

6/16/2021
Jerusalem is mentioned 665 times in the Hebrew Bible. Why is this city so incredibly important to the God of Israel? What does its name mean? How many Jerusalem's are there? In this episode of "Keeping it Israel" AnaRina Kreisman explains the spiritual and physical significance of Jerusalem, captivating us with the past, present and future of God's chosen city and showing us how even Jerusalem's archaeology has a profound message for all of us. First Century Foundations is a Charity that...

Duration:00:40:48

Bob O'Dell Talks About Christian Anti-Semitism and Learning the Bible With the People Who Wrote It

6/9/2021
In this episode, Jeff talks to Bob O'Dell of Austin Texas about how he transitioned from High-Tech Entrepreneur, to someone with a mission to raise awareness of Christian Anti-Semitism and reconnect Christians to their Hebrew 'Root-Source'. First Century Foundations is a Charity that supports ministries in Jerusalem and many other parts of the country of Israel. Our mission is to turn hearts around the world toward the land, people and God of Israel. PLEASE DONATE HERE FIRST CENTURY...

Duration:00:33:20