Genesis 1a

Join Beth Tikkun as we begin a new series called The Torah Project. This series arose out of Grant’s desire to write a commentary on the Torah, therefore, these teachings will be based upon each week’s progress on this writing project. Though he has taught through the Torah multiple times, these teachings will include many additional insights. In this teaching we look at the first word of the Bible – barasheit – “In the beginning”, and we discover what this one word teaches us about the gift of free will.

Visuals: Genesis 1a

Medios Visuales: Gén 1a

Categories Audio, Genesis, Torah Project | Tags: , , | Posted on May 22, 2016

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7 Comments

  1. by Al Lundy

    On May 28, 2016

    Grant. Shalom to you and your congregation. There was a time when you had notes posted on the various teaching. Is it possible to get those notes, i.e., the study of Genesis 1A and your detailed review of the first word of the Tanakh. al

  2. by L. Grant Luton

    On May 29, 2016

    Al, Thank you for your interest in the teachings. And, yes, the notes are available for the newer teachings on the site. To access them, run your mouse over the AUDIO tab at the top of the page, scroll down to the series you wish to access and CLICK. You will then see a complete list of the teachings in that series. In the left-hand column, click on the name of the teaching and it will take you to that teaching’s own page. There, you will be able to download the visuals in PDF format. That should take care of it! Shalom, Grant

  3. by Liz

    On May 30, 2016

    Shalom from New Zealand..I did a search on Bathsheba for a bible prison teaching and found your James teaching pt.2…I thought wow…lovely insight. I just listened to your Genesis 1a teaching and you delivered more of the same..You have a wonderful teaching, Sir, and may the Lord be with you as you rightly slice His eternal words.

  4. by L. Grant Luton

    On June 2, 2016

    Thank you, Liz, for your so very kind words. I hope the teachings continue to be a blessing. Thank you again. Shalom, Grant L.

  5. by John

    On December 2, 2016

    Shalom Grant,
    I am a recent listener from Beth Yeshua in Superior, WI … I truly enjoyed the Torah Project Genesis 1a lesson and offer a few thoughts on your Recipe for Free Will … I do not believe our power of free will was/is dependent on the presence of Satan … Though we know not clearly for how long, Adam and Eve exercised free will before the fall in obedient righteousness before God. Indeed tempted and deceived by Satan but with their own God given gift of free will, Eve and then Adam chose to be disobedient to the instructions of God. At that point we humans entered a new fallen state vividly depicted in the closing of your Genesis 1a lesson as you describe our transformation from creatures of radiating light to ones who sought to cover our nakedness. In this fallen flesh our free will can no longer be exercised in righteousness before God without His help, that is, without our redemption. With our redemption we are once again new creations still with free will but who now can walk before God clothed in His righteousness … Thank you for this opportunity to humbly seek and share His truth and His love.

  6. by L. Grant Luton

    On December 4, 2016

    Thank you, John, for your comments and insights.

  7. by John

    On December 21, 2016

    Shalom,
    In the Spirit of our God, “Declaring the end from the beginning …” (Isaiah 46:10). I offer another option in rightly dividing the first Hebrew word of our bible. This slicing of “beresheet” is presented in Mark Biltz’s Blood Moons book:
    beresheet …………………….. In the beginning
    bar …………………………….. (the) Son
    bara …………………………….. created (all things – Col 1:16)
    roshi …………………………… (on) My Head
    shayit ………………………….. (crown of) thorns

    Grant, as a note of acknowledgement, though I have not read it yet myself, I have seen Mark Biltz cite your book “In His own Words” in some of his Hebrew lesson material. We are all grateful for the teachers our God provides us. Thank-you!

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