Presenting our Messianic Jewish perspective on the Torah – ONE FOR ISRAEL

As the Festival of Sukkot comes to an end, the yearly reading through the Torah begins again.
The division of the Bible into chapters and verses came quite late in history. Before that, Jewish people had divided the Torah, the first five books, into sections called “parashot” (portions). We read one “parasha” (Torah portion) each week, and we invite you to read along with us!
Each week, a faculty or staff member from ONE FOR ISRAEL Bible College will guide us through a brief study of the traditional Jewish Torah reading portion from a Messianic Israeli perspective.
Dr. Erez Soref, President
Genesis 1:1 – 6:8
בְּרֵאשִׁית Bereshit (In the Beginning)
Though many believers tend to think of the books of the law as old and outdated, our desire in these weekly studies is to show you that these FIVE books are very much ALIVE! 
This week we are looking at the very first Torah portion, “In the Beginning.” The opening chapters not only introduce the key themes of the Torah – land, seed, and blessing – they also lay the foundation for the future Messianic hope.
Why Bother Reading The Lists In The Bible?
You don’t have to go far in either the Hebrew Scriptures or the New Testament before you hit them – those lists of unpronounceable names! The lists and genealogies in the Bible have been a source of much consternation (and sometimes merriment) as hapless readers struggle through exotic and multi-syllabled Middle Eastern names in their Bible study groups. Do we really have to bother with these lists? Is it so bad to just skip them?

Steve Martin

STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (married 45 years), founded Love For His People Ministry in 2010. This work gives love and support to our friends in Israel and other nations with friendship and humanitarian aid. Through social media, Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel, it is a growing, effective organization. Steve has also authored and published 36 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area and have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids. Ahava and shalom with blessings on ye head!

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