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Parsha Lech Lecha – Apostolic Readings, Links, and Videos

New Testament readings and articles for Torah portion Lech Lecha.


  • Exodus 13:17-15:18
    • Mark 4:35-41
    • Luke 21:25-28
    • Romans 9:15-21
    • Galatians 4:1-9
    • Revelation 4:1-11
    • Revelation 14:14-20
  • Exodus 15:19-16:24
    • Matthew 18:3-6
    • Matthew 28:16-20
    • John 6:16-25
    • James 1:5-8
    • Revelation 2:15-17
  • Exodus 16:25-17:16
    • Matthew 12:1-14
    • Mark 9:2-13
    • John 6:26-71
    • 1 Corinthians 10:1-6
    • 1 John 5:1-5

More Reading on Parsha Lech Lecha

Related Video Teachings

  • Circumcision in Joshua 5 – The children of the Israelites who had left Egypt were not circumcised in the wilderness. God told Joshua to circumcise them after they had begun the conquest of Canaan. This tells us something very important about the controversy in Acts 15.
  • Everyone Serves Multiple Masters – Everyone serves multiple masters all the time, so what did Yeshua mean when he said “No one can serve two masters” in Matthew 6:24? Yeshua frequently used hyperbole in his teachings and this is a good example. He was using an exaggerated statement to teach this principle: When there’s a conflict in the instructions of two masters, what determines who you will obey? Is it money, security, prestige, etc.? Or is it God, the ultimate arbiter of all right and wrong?
  • Do you have any control over your salvation? Romans 3:21-28 – Your eternal fate is solely at God’s discretion. He adopts us as sons or he doesn’t. However, God has told us that he will save or condemn us based on our faith in him and also that we can be disinherited for rejecting him.
  • A Metaphor of Grace in Eliezer, Ishmael, and Isaac – Forgiveness of sins and eternal life are gifts of God, granted by his grace alone. Nobody can buy or work their way into eternal life. Eliezer, Ishmael, and Isaac make a great illustration of God’s plan.
  • Are Law-Keepers Disinherited? Does Romans 4:14 mean that anyone who tries to keep the Law of Moses is automatically disinherited by God? Of course, not! As Paul wrote, “I wouldn’t have known that coveting is wrong if the Law had not said, ‘Do not covet.'” Obedience to God’s commandments, even if they were given through Moses, is a good thing so long as you don’t think that you can earn salvation by them.
  • Does Faith Void God’s Promises to the Jews? Romans 4:16 – The Children of Abraham consist of all those who believe in God’s grace made manifest in Yeshua, whether they were born as Jews, Christians, or pagans. But that doesn’t mean that the natural born children of Israel are no longer counted among Israel. How else could Paul, speaking of unfaithful Jews, say “They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises.”?
  • Are You under Law or Under Grace? Romans 6:14 – Being “under law” is the same as being under the dominion of sin. If you are an unrepentant sinner, then you are under law. If you have repented of sin and been forgiven, then you are set free from the dominion of sin and are no longer under law. This doesn’t mean that the Law is no longer a guide to righteous behavior as v15 states plainly, but that it no longer has authority to condemn you.

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