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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

A Closer Look at the UN's COI From a Biblical Perspective | A Conversation with Andrew Tucker of thinc.info

5/18/2022
In this interview, Jeff Futers (on location in Jerusalem) talks to Andrew Tucker, International Lawyer and Director of The Hague Initiative for International Cooperation (thinc.) about the United Nations’ anti-Israel resolutions and, more currently, the UN Human Rights Council’s recently established Commission of Inquiry into the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Should this COI concern those who care about true peace in Jerusalem and the wellbeing of Israel? Will the outcome be just? Where...

Duration:00:45:29

Passover and Pentecost | Dr. Bobby Sparks Talks About their Significance for Christians

5/11/2022
We are currently right between the biblical feasts of Passover and Pentecost. But what importance should these feasts have to Christians today? In this episode of “Keeping it Israel” Jeff talks to Dr. Bobby Sparks, an expert of the Old Testament about the incredible significance of Passover and Pentecost to followers of Jesus in the 1st Century, and whether or not Christians should observe these feasts today. First Century Foundations is a Charity that supports ministries in Jerusalem and...

Duration:00:37:54

BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY GAME-CHANGER: Dr. Scott Stripling Talks to Jeff About the Mt. Ebal Inscription

5/4/2022
In this riveting episode of "Keeping it Israel" Jeff talks to Archaeologist, Dr. Scott Stripling about the recent discovery he and his team made that is undoubtably, a "game-changer" in the field of Biblical Archaeology: the discovery of the Mt. Ebal inscription. Is the discovery too good to be true? Find out how the inscription was discovered, how it validates the Bible and how it causes us to rethink just how early the Bible really was written! First Century Foundations is a Charity that...

Duration:00:32:42

DISCOVERING THE HEBREW ROOTS: Melissa Briggs Helps us Explore the Biblical Meaning of BEAUTY & GLORY

4/27/2022
In this episode of "Keeping it Israel" Melissa Briggs, our favourite Hebrew teacher helps us understand the depths of the Biblical Hebrew words translated as "Beauty" and "Glory" in ways that increase our understanding of the Bible and make these incredible words understandable and applicable in our everyday lives. To connect with Melissa or learn Hebrew from her, please visit: https://www.explorehebrew.co.uk First Century Foundations is a Charity that supports ministries in Jerusalem and...

Duration:00:43:43

THE BIBLE PROVES ITSELF | Aaron Lipkin talks about the Mt. Ebal Inscription and the Heartland of Israel

4/20/2022
In this episode of "Keeping it Israel" Jeff talks to Aaron Lipkin, Bible Scholar and Owner of Lipkin Tours LTD about how archaeology in Israel - and especially Judea and Samaria (the Heartland of Israel) - is proving that the Bible is not fiction. 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....

Duration:00:41:29

WAY OF THE PATRIARCHS: Play to Know the Bible and Israel Better | Interview with Amit Barak

4/13/2022
In this episode of First Century Foundations' podcast Jeff talks to Amit Barak, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Jnnovation Ltd. about living in the Promised Land, Arabs joining the IDF, and his new board game, "Way of the Patriarchs". The board game gives Bible-believing families a fun and interactive way to know the Bible and its significant locations intimately, while encouraging biblical values. First Century Foundations is a Charity that supports ministries in Jerusalem and many other parts...

Duration:00:30:38

Justice in Israel and Beyond | An Interview with Lydia Morgan of the Jerusalem Institute of Justice

4/6/2022
In this episode of "Keeping it Israel" Jeff interviews Lydia Morgan, the Chief Operations Officer of the Jerusalem Institute of Justice. JIJ is a leading NGO based in Jerusalem, Israel that operates both domestically and internationally to understand the burdens of humanity and advocate on behalf of people in need. JIJ seeks to expose injustice and speak out for those whose voices have been silenced. They work to promote human rights, defend democracy, and improve the overall quality of life...

Duration:00:32:06

Encountering Jesus in His Homeland - Part 2 | An Interview with Tour Guide Richard Frieden

3/30/2022
In this episode of "Keeping it Israel" Jeff continues his conversation with Richard Frieden who goes into detail about some of the places that he will be taking Jeff when they film the next season of the First Century Foundations TV show. 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....

Duration:01:00:17

Tour Guide, Richard Frieden tells his Story about Encountering Jesus in His Homeland, Israel

3/23/2022
In this episode of "Keeping it Israel" Jeff talks to Israeli Tour Guide, Richard Frieden about how he found Jesus - or in Hebrew, "Yeshua" - after moving to Israel - specifically to the region where Jesus once lived. He talks about how encountering Jesus in his Jewish context and homeland has changed his life and given him a passion to show pilgrims the transformative land of the Bible. To learn more about Richard's ministry in Israel: https://www.dohope.org and to see the tours he offers:...

Duration:00:33:06

PURIM: Why Dress up? Is it Biblical? What Can We Learn From it? | With Guest, Ruth Guggenheim

3/16/2022
Have you ever wondered why the Jewish people dress up for Purim? Is Purim a biblical holiday? What can Christians learn from this meaningful holiday? In this episode, Ruth Guggenheim, Director of Interfaith Relations, World Emunah talks to Jeff Futers about the significance of Purim and the incredible work she does on behalf of the disadvantaged, abused and at-risk children and families of Israel. First Century Foundations is a Charity that supports ministries in Jerusalem and many other...

Duration:00:37:46

TORAH: What is it? What Exactly Does it Encompass? An Interview with Gidon Ariel of Root Source

3/9/2022
In this episode of our Keeping it Israel Podcast, Jeff Futers interviews Orthodox Jew, Gidon Ariel, CEO and Founder of Root Source to learn about a Jewish perspective of the Torah. What is Torah? What does it encompass? What did the Psalmist mean when he wrote, "Blessed is the one... whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night"? Some of Gidon's answers might surprise you. First Century Foundations is a Charity that supports ministries in Jerusalem and...

Duration:00:40:05

How The Free-World's Most Cherished Values Have Come From the Jewish People | Guest, Ken Spiro

3/2/2022
Have you ever wondered what it is that makes North America such a desirable place to live? Have you ever wondered where the values we cherish most in the free/democratic world actually come from? In this episode Jeff talks to Historian, Rabbi Ken Spiro about his book, World Perfect: The Jewish Impact on Civilization - a book with a powerful message for our world today. Through this conversation they explore the values of the ancient world vs. the Jewish, Biblical values that have...

Duration:00:56:04

WHAT'S IN A NAME? Melissa Briggs Talks about the Bible's Perspective of Names | What is God's name? | What does it Mean to "Take God's Name in Vain?"

2/23/2022
In this heart-felt interview, Melissa Briggs talks to Jeff about the Hebrew/Bible perspective of names. What does the Bible mean when it says not to take God's name in vain? What IS God's name exactly? And how can it change your life to meditate on the powerful names of God? 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....

Duration:00:46:55

MAGDALA: Home of Mary Magdalene | Crossroads of Jewish & Christian History | Another Synagogue Found

2/16/2022
In this episode of "Keeping it Israel" Jeff Futers talks to Fr. Eamon Kelly, Vice Director at Magdala and Former Vice Chargé of the Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jerusalem. On location in Magdala, Fr. Kelly talks about living in the hometown of Mary Magdalene, the discovery of yet ANOTHER synagogue dating to the time of Jesus and reasons why a visit to Israel can enrich your life. First Century Foundations is a Charity that supports ministries in Jerusalem and many other parts of the...

Duration:00:53:20

Israel: Center of the World | An Interview with Richard Liverance

2/9/2022
In this episode of Keeping it Israel, Jeff talks to Richard Liverance on location at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he is currently studying Archaeology. Richard talks about his love for Israel and why he thinks that Israel – and specifically Jerusalem – is the cross-roads of human history and the center of the world. 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...

Duration:00:31:13

Ethiopian Jews in the Promised Land: An Interview with Dr. Jennifer Kaplan

2/2/2022
In this episode, Jeff talks to Dr. Jennifer Kaplan of the Sheba Foundation about the fascinating history of the Ethiopian Jews in Israel. Are the Ethiopians who identify themselves as the "House of Israel" really the descendants of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba? Why is the Lion of the tribe of Judah a symbol for both Ethiopia and Israel? This fascinating interview talks about why so many Ethiopian Jews have moved to Israel, the difficulties they face and the hope they have for a future...

Duration:00:44:48

Putting NEVER AGAIN Into Practice: An Interview with Mike Fegelman of HonestReporting Canada

1/26/2022
In honour of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27th, Pastor Jeff Futers,( Executive Director of First Century Foundations) and Mike Fegelman, (Executive Director of HonestReporting Canada) remember their visits to Auschwitz-Birkenau and talk about how to ensure the Holocaust never happens again. To learn more about the Holocaust: The Azrieli Foundation Yad Vashem, The World Holocaust Remembrance Center To learn more about HonestReporting CLICK HERE. First Century...

Duration:00:38:19

Dr. Dan Bahat Talks Pioneering Israel, His Passion for Archaeology, His Visit with the Pope and more

1/19/2022
In this episode of Keeping it Israel, Jeff Futers interviews Dr. Dan Bahat, former Jerusalem District Archaeologist about growing up with the State of Israel, his passion for archaeology, his personal visit with the Pope and being knighted by the President of Italy. His life is an inspiration to all of us at First Century Foundations and we feel so honoured to call him our friend. First Century Foundations is a Charity that supports ministries in Jerusalem and many other parts of the...

Duration:00:59:48

ANTISEMITISM: WHAT is it? WHY is it? HOW is it Relevant Today? An Interview with Rabbi Ken Spiro

1/12/2022
In this episode of Keeping it Israel Jeff Futers, Executive Director of First Century Foundations interviews Historian Rabbi Ken Spiro about the world's oldest, irrational hatred: antisemitism. 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. You can watch this entire episode on our YouTube...

Duration:00:48:15

5 Hebrew Words Every Christian Should Know | A Powerful Interview with Melissa Briggs

1/5/2022
In this 1st episode of our 3rd season of Keeping it Israel, Jeff talks to Melissa Briggs of explorehebrew.co.uk about 5 Hebrew words found in the Bible that have changed her life and her understanding of God's relationship to her. Melissa completed her Masters at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is passionate about making the language of the Bible accessible and faith-enhancing for Christians. First Century Foundations is a Charity that supports ministries in Jerusalem and many other...

Duration:00:50:14