Torah Lessons

Links to studies & stories from the Torah - the first five books of the Bible



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Torah Overview

Torah is Hebrew for: “law,” but it’s used to refer to different things.  

For us … “Torah” (pronounced tow-rah) refers to the first five books of the bible:

These books were written by Moses more than 3,000 years ago.  They are true … but many people take it wrong, because they don’t know the context.  When Moses wrote them, he was writing to - and for - a very specific group of people.  These people had been slaves, and now were camped in the middle of nowhere in a giant desert, and wondering what the heck was going on!  They were happy to be free, but wondering where they came from and where they were going.

Disciples of Jesus should study the Torah because:

  1. It’s the basis of Jesus’ education and ethics.  

The only bible the first Christians had was the Jewish scriptures.  

  1. It reveals God’s nature & personality.

We can see how God responded to people and worked with them.  The featured people are God’s chosen people: Israelites (what we call Jews today).  These are our big brothers and sisters.  We see how God was with our big brother (Israel), and we figure out what He wants for us.  Our big brother had different rules than we do, bit it’s not hard to learn a lot about God’s personality by the way He treated our big brother.  

Exodus & the Stories

Context for the whole Torah … and the whole “Old” Testament.

Genesis Stuff

Where did they come from … and what people now lived in the Promised Land?

Laws from Leviticus & Numbers

A religion, a nation, and a contract


Three long, boring sermons all written down … but very important!  

Torah - A Bit more Detail

I wanted the article above to be super short, so I left out a lot of stuff.  If you want to learn more, then read on.  This article will go a bit more into detail.  It won’t hurt you to take notes from this.  If you use a regular bible, you may want to make some notes in the columns there or in the back or front … so you have it with you when others ask you about it, so you can remember.  

The Torah was more than religious laws, it was a part of a contract between God and a particular group of people He had chosen to be special.  In this contract, their part of the deal was to obey the laws, and if they would, then God would give them certain blessings (Deuteronomy 6.17-25).  This ‘contract’ between God and this particular group of people is also called a ‘covenant or testament.  


  1. Thing one

Place holders

  1. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

God loved me so much He let His son come to earth and die for me

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