We recently began attending Seed of Abraham Fellowship. I was delighted to not only find a balanced church that studies Hebrew roots, but also offers classes in Hebrew, and an amazing chronological Homeschool Bible study curriculum (reviewed below).
In July we moved from Tennessee to Florida to be near our grandsons (my daughter Victoria passed this year).
Imagine me driving down the main road in Merrit Island and seeing the sign Seed of Abraham Fellowship: A Christian Hebrew Roots Congregation. I almost drove off the road! The church was not open but I got out of the car and copied down the information on the door. I had to hold myself back from jumping up and down in the parking lot!
Back in Tennessee, I visited Seed of Abraham’s web site and began listening to the Torah Class teachings by Pastor Tom Bradford. I was overjoyed! The more I listened the more excited I got.
In Tennessee, I had left a church serving watered-down milk, and now I found a church serving filet mignon! Not only serving meat but also keeping the biblical holidays!
The pastor, Tom Bradford, does not really preach, he teaches. Sitting in this church is more like listening to a Bible college professor than a pastor. There are three regular services. Pastor Bradford teaches by reading through each book (never skipping parts) giving history, commentary, meaning of Hebrew words, and overall careful study of the Bible to understand its deep meanings.
We are currently studying I Kings on Saturday, Ezra on Sunday at 9:00 and Deuteronomy at 10:30. On Tuesday morning we have a women’s Bible study to review the teachings. The church offers three classes in Hebrew. I began last month and I absolutely love it.
Here are a few samples
This week we had a Sukkoth Feast.
Many of the homeschool families from the church camped out at Moss Park in Orlando for the week of Sukkoth. I took my boys and they had a blast swimming, sailing, paddle boating and kayaking.
Journey Through Torah Class
The Journey Through the Torah Class textbook is an in-depth Old Testament Bible study designed for Christian and Messianic Jewish adult groups or individual study. It is also suitable for home church use or as sermon reference material.
Tom Bradford’s “Journey Through the Torah Class” series is a revolutionary approach to Bible study. It is an integration of exegetical Bible study and Bible commentary with curriculum that is understandable, spiritual, fascinating, and yet deals with the books of the Old Testament verse by verse in a frank and intellectually honest fashion.
Bible, history, archaeology, and Hebrew language instruction are woven together for a thorough understanding of the biblical texts. Non-denominational and filled with interesting illustrations and useful graphics, God’s divine principles emerge as relevant life applications for the twenty-first century.
A companion Teacher’s Guide is also available for purchase and highly recommended to get the most out of the series.
Journey Through Torah for Homeschool
If you are looking for a balanced, chronological Bible study for your homeschool–THIS IS IT!
The Homeschool Companion Teacher’s Guide is meant to be used in conjunction with its associated Journey Through the Torah Class series textbook to form a complete curriculum. Perfect for Homeschool and Christian school academic environments, this guide contains lesson plans, reviews, exams, and answers to the exam questions. The Teacher’s Guide contains dual track curriculum: one track for middle school students and another track for high school students. It has been designed for flexibility and adaptability for various student grade levels and mixed age groups, pace, teaching styles and settings
You can hear Tom Bradford’s Torah Class teachings at TorahClass.com. If you are hungry for meat, check them out (on the top of page click on Old Testament Studies or New Testament Studies, studies are in audio and video)