Hayesod – The Foundation

Discover your God-given heritage in this 10-lesson video and live teaching series.

Day/Time:  see our calendar for class schedule

Course workbook alone: HaYesod: The Foundation workbook can be purchased at Beit Lechem for $35 each for in-class video and live teaching.  

Online Video Access:  In addition to or instead of in-class teaching, you may purchase six months of online video access and the HaYesod workbook for $45 at First Fruits of Zion Online Student Program page.  A six month extension can be purchases for $15 at the same link.

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HaYesod Lesson Outline

1. Our Foundation—His Torah

We learn that Torah means “instruction”; it is our wedding vows with G-d. A correct understanding of this instructions helps us to see how Yeshua used the laws of His justice system to set an adulteress free (John 8:1–11). It also sheds light on what an eye for an eye means from God’s perspective (Exodus 21:23–25) and how it applies to us today.

2. Our Birthright—His Salvation

As believers in Yeshua, we become new creations with a new identity. How does God see us and how should we see ourselves? Session two helps us understand our position with God and our responsibilities to live it out.

3. Our Connection—His Covenants

The Bible is the story of a series of covenants. New covenants do not cancel previous covenants; they build on top of one another. Session Three gives students an overview of the biblical covenants to see how everything fits together.

4: Our Rabbi—His Teachings

It is one thing to know Yeshua as savior; it is something else to know him as teacher. Session Four introduces students to the Torah teacher, Rabbi Yeshua of Nazareth, in his first-century Jewish context. Discover the Jewish background to the Gospels and the Torah teachings of Yeshua.

5: Our Call—His Yoke

What does it mean to be a disciple? Session Five brings students back to a first-century Jewish understanding of discipleship. Find out why keeping Torah and discipleship to Yeshua are inseparable.

6. Our Identity—His Apostle

What about the Apostle Paul? Did he convert to Christianity and forsake Torah? Did Paul teach against keeping Torah? Session Six introduces students to Paul, the misunderstood man, and the major issues that defined his mission.

7. Our Mail—His Letters

The letters of Paul can be hard to understand. On the surface, some passages sound like they are anti-Torah. Session Seven clarifies several key passages in Paul’s epistles by placing them back into their original context.

8. Our Calendar—His Appointments

The Torah spells out appointed times for meeting with God: times of prayer, holy days, and sacred festivals. Are these relevant for believers? Session Eight gives students a quick overview of the biblical calendar.

9. Our Boundaries—His Commandments

The commandments of Torah are not burdensome or beyond our reach. Session Nine demonstrates the simple wisdom of living according to God’s instructions by highlighting a few sample commandments.

10: Our Walk—His Path

Are you ready to take hold of your rich biblical inheritance? Torah is for all of God’s people. Session Ten explores the relationship of Christianity and Judaism while revealing the place of the believer in the midst of the people of Israel.