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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.

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Canada

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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.

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@fcfjeff

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English

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Episodes

Jeff Talks to Todd Morehead about His Film, HOPE IN THE HOLY LAND and Dives Deep into the Heart of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

11/24/2021
In this episode of Keeping It Israel, Jeff talks to Todd Morehead, Co-creator and Producer of a powerful documentary just released this year called HOPE IN THE HOLY LAND; a film that follows Todd on his journey to the Holy Land where he delves deep into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 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...

Duration:00:41:57

EXPERIENCE ISRAEL AT HOME! Jeff Talks to VIP Tour Guide, Nosson Shulman About His Love for Israel and His Awesome Virtual Tours

11/17/2021
In this episode of Keeping It Israel, Jeff talks to Nosson Shulman, a distinguished tour guide and leading blogger on Israel. Nosson talks about why he moved to Israel from Canada, his journey becoming a licensed Israeli Tour Guide, and some of the most special locations in the Land of Israel. Nosson specializes in VIP tours of Israel and is the founder of Israel’s first Virtual Tour video company, where viewers can feel as though they are touring Israel from the comfort of their own...

Duration:00:28:33

The Night of Broken Glass | An Orthodox Jew and A Christian Remember and Learn from Kristallnacht

11/10/2021
In this episode of Keeping It Israel, Pastor Jeff Futers, an Evangelical Christian (Executive Director of First Century Foundations) connects heart-to heart with Sondra Baras, an Orthodox Jew (Director of CFOIC Heartland) about the tragic event called Kristallnacht (German for "Night of Broken Glass"). And although Jeff and Sondra come from different theological standpoints, they can certainly agree on one thing: Antisemitism, in all of its forms, is extremely dangerous and evil, and all of...

Duration:00:41:00

What Was Jesus' Favourite Book? Gidon Ariel Talks to Jeff About the Bible Jesus Referred to When He Said "It is Written..."

11/3/2021
If someone asked you, "What was Jesus' favourite book?" How would you respond? In this episode of Keeping It Israel Jeff talks to Gidon Ariel, an Israeli Orthodox Jew and founder of Root Source about the Bible Jesus loved and often quoted. What books were contained in the "Cannon" at the time of Jesus? How was scripture studied and read? What book of the Hebrew Bible did Jesus seem to love and quote most? Get to know Jesus a bit better by learning more about his favourite "book" from a 1st...

Duration:00:47:39

Interview With Justin Kron about Christianity's Jewish Roots and His New Film, Hope in the Holy Land Film

10/27/2021
In this episode of Keeping it Israel Jeff talks to Justin Kron, a writer, speaker, film producer and Holy Land tour leader about the importance of connecting to the Jewish roots of Christianity and the story behind his new film, Hope in the Holy Land. 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...

Duration:00:32:23

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