Sunday, January 20, 2013

Torah Portions and Resources

While reading and researching more about the Torah, the laws of YHWH found in the Old Testament, I find that the Torah observant community has weekly Torah readings called 'Torah Portions'.  Every week there is a section of scripture to read, delve into and study.  It is kind of what I try to do in our homeschool, reading a section of scripture each week and digging into it, using commentaries, interlinears, and prayer.  I love this method of bible reading.

The Torah Portions are followed by the majority of Jewish and Torah Observant Christian worldwide.  So if you also choose to follow them, you will be able to glean from your own study of the scripture, and share and learn from those around you who are reading the same scriptures each week.

Torah Portions - Includes the text and audio for the reading.  They also provide a pdf of the year's reading or a printed version that can be mailed to you.

Hebrew4Christians - Provides an in depth review of the reading and provides numerous points of information from other resources of Jewish history.  I found this to be absolutely facinating as I learned more about Moses and the Pharoah and their interaction from historical accounts that were not included in the canon.  Really, absolutely facinating.  

TrankBros Youtube Channel - Provides a weekly 60 second video that covers the weeks reading.  Used with the reading it can enhance your learning by adding this visual tool of the main story lines occuring.

Messianic Torah - Provides a weekly article discussing the reading and showing how each story reveals more about the Messiah.

I look forward to begin following this reading schedule.  Using it I will be able to read thru the Torah each year and hopefully find more fellowship in the word.  And since it has such a large audience, it will be much easier to find some great homeschooling resources as we follow along which I will gladly share.

Other great resources for learning Torah and how it is integral to knowing and following Yeshua.

Passion for Truth Ministries - Provides numerous Youtube videos regarding the identity of the Jew vs Gentile, Torah Observance, Pagan Rituals in the Church Today, and of course, our beautiful Messiah.

119 Ministries - Based on Psalm 119, they provide numerous videos, articles and links with the goal of Testing Everything.  It is great to see such a sincere search for truth without fear.

Unlearn - Another great ministry that tests the status quo of the 'Christian life' against the truth of the bible.

I understand that it can be angering, frightening and unnerving to find out we have been doing things wrong, especially in regards to our walk with YHWH.  Remember that we love Him because He FIRST loved us.  Be brave and give YHWH your very best efforts to bless him.  Just as John 8:32 says, "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

Being imperfect, we cannot be saved by following the law.
Being perfect, He made it so we can still please and bless Him by following the law.

Deuteronomy 7:9
"Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments;"

1 John 5:3
"For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome."

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