“Yitro” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

February 19th, 2017

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for another two-part look at this week’s Torah portion (parsha “Yitro”, Numbers chapters 18 through 20).

The Erev Shabbat overview begins with the arrival of Yitro, Moses’ father-in-law, of course, but includes perhaps the most “Divine Revelation” in all of history, at Sinai:

SSM Yitro 2017

 The Sabbath Day teaching is entitled,

“Yitro, Double-Think Download vs Sinai, and EYES to HEAR”

“B’shalach” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

February 12th, 2017

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for this two-part look at the many lessons contained in one of the most famous stories in the Book, the “parting of the Red Sea” (OK, See of Reeds).

The Erev Shabbat complete story overview:

SSM B’shalach 2017

 

Are we “Goin’ out, or comin’ IN?” One thing is for sure, though, the ‘human condition’ hasn’t changed, and arguably YHVH will STILL have “war with Amalek,” throughout even our generations. And THAT is a key to where we are, too.

Stand still and See! — the human condition and cycles continue

 

“Bo” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

February 5th, 2017

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for another two-part look at this week’s Torah portion, which completes the story of the final three plagues in Mitzraim (Egypt) and, perhaps even more importantly, what we are commanded to know, teach, and DO — forever.

The Erev Shabbat teaching makes the point, again, that Scripture emphasizes repeatedly, and why:

SSM Bo 2017

During the Sabbath Day teaching, it’s time for another look at the ‘times and seasons,’ and what the perhaps-soon-coming plagues might look like, given what we’ve seen.

“Vayeira” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

January 29th, 2017

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for another two-part look at this week’s Torah portion, which begins the story of the plagues in Mitzraim (Egypt) and all that it portends.

The Erev Shabbat teaching is an introduction to what might well be one of THE most “fundamental” stories, when it comes to understanding all that YHVH “was, is, and will be,” in Scripture:

SSM Vayeira 2017

The Sabbath day is all about why it just BEGINS with “ani YHVH”. How can He REALLY prove that He really IS Who He says He was, is, and will be?

Vayeira – Plagues – Distinction – and what to expect next time

” Vayechi” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

January 22nd, 2017

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for his review of the final parsha in the Book of Bereshiet/Genesis, “Vayechi” (Genesis 47:28 through the end of the Book.)

The Erev Shabbat overview:

SSM Vayechi 2017

  As the first Book ends, and the same remains true today, certain patterns still repeat, and are arguably more vital to understand than ever before in history.

The Sabbath Day teaching is entitled, “The Cycle Begins Again!”

“Shemot” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

January 22nd, 2017

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for this two-part look at the first parsha in a new book, Exodus, aka “Shemot” (Ex. 1:1-6:1)

The Erev Shabbat complete story overview:

SSM Shemot 2017

The Sabbath Day teaching addresses the story of so many people in Scripture — especially in this parsha — who “feared God” more than Pharoahs, Popes, or even Presidents, and disregarded the Authorized Clergy Response Team Official IRS-Approved Version of Romans 13 — “as Twisted.”

Shemot – Midwives – and the Clergy Response Team Romans 13 Big Lie

”Vayigash” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

January 9th, 2017

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa the torah portion “Vayigash,” Genesis 44:18-47:27, and the story where Joseph reveals himself to his brothers.

SSM Vayigash 2017

The Sabbath Day teaching is of course “not PC,” but is probably even more so than usual:

“Judah and Integrity: Man UP!”

“Mikketz” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

January 1st, 2017

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a look at the ‘middle portion’ of the continuing story of Joseph, and the development of the twelve tribes of Israel; Mikketz (Genesis chapters 41 through 44:17).

SSM Mikketz 2016

The Sabbath Day teaching is not only “NOT PC,” pretty much as usual, but even has a bit of ‘nerdiness’:

Mikketz, Discernment, Discrimination – and the Difference Engine

“Vayashev” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

December 26th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa his teaching on Parsha Vayashev (Genesis chapters 37 through 40).

The Erev Shabbat overview of the entire parsha begins the story of Joseph, and the concept of “Messiah ben Yosef,” and introduces the concepts that form the crux of the latter teaching on Sabbath:

SSM “Vayashev” 2016

And the Sabbath Day teaching is again VERY “not PC” — because that’s where we are today.

The story of Joseph, and Judah…
…and it still fits today…
Grow UP!

“Vayishlach” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

December 18th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa two teachings on the parsha this week, Vayishlach (Genesis 32:3 through chapter 36).

From the messengers that Yakov (Jacob) sends to see what his brother Esau is up to, and the encounters that follow, this is a story of fear, faith, reconciliation, and ultimately prophecy.

SSM 12-16-16 Vayishlach

 

During the Sabbath Day teaching, Mark explores some of the connections between that story, and

“Hearsay, oral tradition, false witness, and bald-faced lies”