An exploration of the Bible and the Land of Israel

Out of Zion with Susan Michael

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Welcome to Out of Zion with Susan Michael, an exploration of the Bible and the Land of Israel.

From ancient biblical sites to the story behind the stories, join Susan on a journey through the most exciting book on the planet!

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WHY SUPPORT ISRAEL PART 4: LEGAL REASONS

In spite of what you may have heard, Israel’s founding is legally sound and was done with the support of the UN and the major international authorities of the day. The same political process created every national boundary and identity in the region. So if you want to question Israel’s legality you must understand what this legal process was and how it created the entire Middle East as we know it today.

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WHY SUPPORT ISRAEL PART 4: LEGAL REASONS

In spite of what you may have heard, Israel’s founding is legally sound and was done with the support of the UN and the major international authorities of the day. The same political process created every national boundary and identity in the region. So if you want to question Israel’s legality you must understand what this legal process was and how it created the entire Middle East as we know it today.

The Israel Answers Series

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About the Israel Answers Series

We all have questions, and it seems that with everything going on in the world these days we have more questions than ever. Here at Israel Answers we want to help you find answers. Join us here each week as we connect Israel, the Bible and you! Once you understand what God is doing you will understand what you need to do! Bring your questions and together we will find the answers on Israel Answers.

HOW TO BE HOLY

Because our God is holy we are supposed to also be holy. But what does that really mean? If you think it means to be more religious you are wrong. The biblical term for holy means to be “set apart” for a purpose. Israel was to be “set apart” from all the nations around them and be His people. They were to be different and reflect the holy God they belonged to. Are you willing to be different and instead of being conformed to this world, be transformed into His image?

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HOW TO BE HOLY

Because our God is holy we are supposed to also be holy. But what does that really mean? If you think it means to be more religious you are wrong. The biblical term for holy means to be “set apart” for a purpose. Israel was to be “set apart” from all the nations around them and be His people. They were to be different and reflect the holy God they belonged to. Are you willing to be different and instead of being conformed to this world, be transformed into His image?

Text “Zion” to 72572 to sign up for text alerts, and receive a Shabbat Shalom blessing each week!

The Shabbat Shalom Series

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About Shabbat Shalom Weekly Devotionals

One of Susan’s favorite memories of living in Israel was experiencing the peace and rest of a Shabbat. Many of us are lacking peace these days, so every Friday Susan will share a short devotional to bring inspiration and peace to the close of your busy week.

Text “Zion” to 72572 to sign up for text alerts every Friday afternoon with a short, encouraging devotional to start your weekend.

10 REASONS TO STAND WITH ISRAEL

10 Reasons to Stand with Israel

Though Israel enjoys growing support from the Evangelical movement today, this support is little understood—primarily because for centuries, the church struggled to understand the “Jewish question” and even displayed and instigated militant antisemitism against God’s chosen people. Many churches taught that God was finished with the Jews.

This mindset has changed dramatically, yet the question remains: Why do we support Israel today? Susan Michael invites you to explore why all believers in Jesus should support, bless, and stand with God’s chosen people, the Jews, in the free booklet 10 Reasons to Stand with Israel.

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STANDING WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE AGAINST ANTI-SEMITISM

Standing against anti-semitism

Anti-Semitism is surging around the world. It is at epidemic levels throughout the Middle East where Jew-hatred is entrenched in everyday life. Europe is at pre-Holocaust levels due to Far-Right parties and an influx of immigrants from Muslim countries. The United States is experiencing a surge on the internet, on college campuses, and in both the Far Right and progressive political movements. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) recorded more incidents of assault, vandalism, and harassment against American Jews in 2019 than in any year since they began tracking such incidents in 1979.

Christians have a moral obligation to withstand hatred and violence directed toward any group, including Jews. But our responsibility goes beyond that. knowing the history—we must practically stand with the Jewish people in their modern battle against this evil. This FREE e-book provides historical context as well as tangible ways to stand with the Jewish people in the fight against Anti-semitism.

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THE DAILY BIBLE

As this unique, chronological presentation of God’s story daily unfolds before you, you will begin to appreciate God’s plan for your life as never before. Reading the Bible will become a fresh, inviting, transformational experience.

  • 365 daily reading in chronological order
  • Devotional insights to guide you through God’s Word
  • NIV translation
  • Commentary by F. Lagard Smith
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ISRAEL ANSWERS SERIES

We all have questions, and it seems that with everything going on in the world these days we have more questions than ever. Here at Israel Answers we want to help you find answers. Join us here each week as we connect Israel, the Bible and you! Once you understand what God is doing you will understand what you need to do! Bring your questions and together we will find the answers on Israel Answers.

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SHABBAT SHALOM WEEKLY DEVOTIONAL

One of Susan’s favorite memories of living in Israel was experiencing the peace and rest of a Shabbat. Many of us are lacking peace these days, so every Friday Susan will share a short devotional to bring inspiration and peace to the close of your busy week.

Text “Zion” to 72572 to sign up for text alerts every Friday afternoon with a short, encouraging devotional to start your weekend.

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GOING DEEPER INTERVIEW SERIES

Join Susan Michael for this series of Going Deeper interviews with leading experts in their field. Susan and leading experts from around the world will discuss topics relevant for today. From archaeological evidence for biblical events to the modern Jewish perspective of their meaning, join Susan for these lively, informative discussions.

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WALK THRU THE BIBLE SERIES

Join Susan Michael on a walk through the Bible. Read through the Bible in a year using the acclaimed Daily Bible accompanied by Susan’s weekly Out of Zion podcast commentary. Each weekly episode will review what we read that week along with interesting artifacts or background that make the text come alive. If you ever wanted to read through the Bible in one year, this is your opportunity.

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3D JESUS SERIES

Join Susan Michael for the 3D Jesus Series and take a journey to the first century world of Jesus where His life and ministry come alive. God was at work for thousands of years setting the stage for the birth, ministry, and death of Jesus. Hear the story, visualize the events, and understand the purpose of Jesus’ mission and why He must return.

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3D BIBLE SERIES

Join Susan Michael for the 3D Bible Series and take a journey to the world of the Bible—where it comes alive and can change your life. We live in an increasingly secular society that questions everything about the Christian faith. Learn how to find the answers you are looking for about the authenticity of the Bible, the amazing story it tells, and what it means for you.

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More about Susan

Dr. Susan Michael is USA Director of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem and host of the Out of Zion podcast. For more than 35 years, Susan has pioneered the development of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem in the United States and around the world. READ SUSAN’S BIO HERE

Susan’s blog, Connecting Israel, the Bible and You, includes articles on a variety of Israel-related topics such as Lessons from the Land, anti-Semitism, and Current Events Impacting the Middle East. READ SUSAN’S BLOG HERE