Saturday Torah Study
Why should Christians study The Torah?
The Torah is the first five books of the Old Testament (Genesis-Deuteronomy). Moses received the words of the Torah on Mt. Sinai from the mouth of God Himself and then wrote these “words” of the Torah on parchment for all of Israel to read and follow. In John 5:46, Jesus himself said, “If you had believed Moses you would believe me, for he wrote about me”. Jesus and all of his disciples were Torah observant Jews. Paul of Tarsus was also a Torah observant Jew who studied under Gamaliel and wrote the majority of the epistles in the New Testament. All of Moses’ writings ultimately point to Jesus as the long awaited Messiah. By studying the Torah or the words of Moses, Christians will see how Jesus was the fulfillment of all that is seen in the sacrifices, covenants and annual feasts of the people of Israel. LEARN MORE...
What do we do at the study?
We meet every Saturday (which is the Jewish Sabbath or “Shabbat”) from 9 -10:30 a.m. in room C205A. We call the Torah group “organic” in that everyone reads the same portion (parashah) of the scriptures together as indicated in their workbooks. They come to Torah class as often as their schedules allow. Our bond and unity is “palpable” as we study Torah in it’s cultural and contextual setting. We even have fresh baked Challah each week.
In 2010, Rebecca heard Billy Graham make a comment that would change the direction of her ministry. Reverend Graham said, “My one regret in life is not knowing Hebrew”. That comment “pierced her heart” and she instantly knew what God was calling her do…..learn the Hebrew language or what is known in Hebrew as “HaLashon Kodesh” or “The Holy Tongue”!
Since then, Rebecca completed two college level Hebrew curriculums and is currently teaching beginning Hebrew language classes called “Hooked on Hebrew”. In October 2017 she began teaching “Torah For Christians” (the first five books of Moses from Genesis through Deutoronomy) every Shabbat (Saturdays) at NCCC. Her pursuit of learning this beautiful and concrete language has changed how she reads her bible and has given her new “eyes to see” and “ears to hear” Jeshua’s “message of love” to His children…both Jew and Gentile!