Our Purpose and Mission
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Israel Tour 2015
Join us for our 2015 Israel Tour Saturday, November 7 - Thursday, November 19. These thirteen days will change your life as you visit the places spoken about in the Bible. For more information stop by the Israel Counter in the Atrium or contact Helen Strait at the church office at ext. 92458. Click here to view the tour brochure and application.
Do you want to know more about Christian support for Israel and the Jewish people? Have you ever wondered why FBC hosts an annual Israel Awareness Day? If so, please join us for our Israel 101 class as we study together the Biblical mandate for Christians to support and pray for the Jewish people and the nation of Israel. The Israel 101 class is held at 6:30pm on Wednesday evenings for 4 weeks beginning September 23. To register, go to www.fbci.org/Israel101 or e-mail Pastor Rod at Rod.Ginn@fbci.org. The class is free but register early as space is limited!
Israel Awareness Day
Join us Sunday, October 11, for our 37th Annual Israel Awareness Day. During the Sunday morning services at 9:00 am and 10:45 am, we have guest speaker Kasim Hafeez sharing with us. Kasim is a practicing Muslim who is supportive of the Jewish people and the nation of Israel. At 6:00 pm we will host our Night to Honor Israel with keynote speaker Dennis Prager, nationally syndicated radio talk show host and pro-Israel advocate. For questions, please contact Helen Strait at Helen.Strait@fbci.org.
Join us as we pray for Israel in the Prayer Chapel across from the Family Worship Center (FWC is 6250 Wright St., Arvada) on the first Wednesday of the month (year-round, excluding holidays) from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm. “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” James 5:16
Why Christians Should Support Israel
International Dancers and Singers
The International Singers and Dancers are part of our Israel Outreach. This group travels to Israel every year with a program of Hebrew songs and Israeli dances designed to send a message of unconditional love and support for Israel. In addition, the Internationals perform at our annual Israel Awareness Day and occasionally at other events during the year. One of the Scriptures that lies at the heart of this ministry is Genesis 12:3 where God is speaking to Abraham concerning his descendants: "I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all the peoples of the earth will be blessed through you." Our mission is to bless the Jewish people by allowing God's love for them to shine through us.
Click here to watch a video about the Internationals and how they support and encourage the people of Israel!
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Click here for more information on how to become a member of the Internationals.
Do your gift and personal shopping at the Israel Counter and help the Internationals travel to Israel. Cards include Chipotle, Starbucks, Red Robin, Kohls, Subway, King Soopers, Safeway, Sunflower market, and many other merchants!
Christians United for Israel
Christians United For Israel was organized to provide a national organization through which every pro-Israel organization and ministry in America can speak and act with one voice in support of Israel in matters related to biblical issues. Click here to watch a video about CUFI or visit the CUFI website: www.cufi.org.
Ariel—FBC's Adopted Community in Israel
Ariel lies in the mountains of Samaria in the heart of Israel. Today, there are 18,000 people who live in Ariel, and with the city’s high quality of life, Ariel is expected to continue to attract not only new immigrants but also native-born Israelis. FBC adopted this community in 1995, as a way of showing our love and support for their courageous stand of living in biblical Samaria. We support Ariel in several ways, including helping fund the Child Development Center that provides services for children with special needs, the Brenda Wygant Memorial Scholarship that is awarded to a student in Ariel that has completed his or her military duty and exhibits a desire to contribute to the Zionist ideal of Israel, and other humanitarian efforts. For more information on Ariel, click here.
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Know the Jewish Feasts
Israel celebrates seven major feasts as detailed in the Scriptures.
The Feast of Esther - Purim is a special celebration of God's preservation of the Jewish people. It is also known as the Feast of Esther (the story is found in the book of Esther, chapters 1-10). Click here to Learn more Purim in greater detail.
Modern-day Passover is an eight-day celebration that commemorates the deliverance of the Children of Israel out of Egypt. It actually includes three of the Feasts of the Lord: Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread and Feast of First Fruits. During the time of Jesus, this eight-day period was called the Feast of Unleavened Bread. (Mark 14:12). Learn about Passover in greater detail.
Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks, or Pentecost is the celebration of two important events:
The Feast of Weeks is also known as Pentecost, a day of celebration of the spring harvest and the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. The Ten Commandments are read in synagogues to reaffirm the covenant with God and His Torah. The Book of Ruth is also read. For Christians, this is a celebration of yet another feast fulfillment by Jesus Christ (Acts 2:1-4). This is the day on which God sent His Holy Spirit, and Peter stood and preached on this promise. It is the birthday of His church. Learn about Shavout in greater detail.
Rosh Hashannah is also known as the Jewish New Year. Leviticus 23 :24 refers to this feast as the Feast of Trumpets. Jews believe that this is the day that the Lord annually opens the Book of Life and inscribes in it the names of the righteous granting them blessing and life for the next year. The blowing of trumpets and names in the Book of Life are symbols that might represent the rapture of the Bride of Christ. (I Thessalonians 4:13-18) Learn about Rosh Hashannah in greater detail.
Days of Awe
Days of Awe are the days between Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur. These are days of seeking God for forgiveness and making sure that by Yom Kippur all is reconciled between you and others, and you and God. These days are considered to be very serious and could be a picture of the days of tribulation - God dealing in a very serious way with mankind. Learn about Days of Awe in greater detail.
Yom Kippur is the holiest day on the Hebrew calendar. It is the day of final atonement when the high priest took the blood of a goat into the Holy of Holies and put it on the Mercy Seat to make atonement for the sins of Israel. Jews are commanded in Leviticus 23:31-32 to fast and observe the day as a Sabbath. The symbolism of Yom Kippur is a picture of the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Learn about Yom Kippur in greater detail.