“Chayei Sarah” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

November 26th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for some insight into what might be called the first Law Seminar in the Scripture — several stories that literally form the basis for what was once known as the “Common Law”: Contract, Agency, Covenant;
Parsha “Chayei Sarah” (Genesis 23:1 through 25:18).

The Erev Shabbat teaching is all about Learning By Example; “precedent”, even. The first land contract, about one of the most important parcels ever sold, and why. What it means to “come in the name of,” and why marriage is more than a contract, but isn’t “covenant” without understanding, either.

SSM “Chayei-Sarah” 2016

The Sabbath Day teaching suggests that there is a reason why “lawlessness abounds” now, perhaps like never before:

We don’t understand contract, much less Covenant!

“Vayeira” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

November 21st, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a look at one of the most overwhelmingly “packed” of all the paraschot in Scripture:
Vayeira (Genesis chapters 18 through 22).

From the vist of YHVH and His messengers to Abraham in the desert, and the bargaining over 10 “tzadikim” (righteous men) to save Sodom and Gomorrah, to Lot’s rescue, through the story of the Akeida (‘binding’ of Isaac) — this one overflows with important information.

SSM Vayeira 2016

The Sabbath Day teaching asks more questions than it tries to answer, but the lessons are more important now than ever.

LOT:   Is he the ‘Best Man in a really Bad Place,’
— or —
just your Average Christian?

 

 

 

 

 

“Lech Lecha” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

November 13th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a study of the parsha “Lech Lecha” (Bereshiet/Genesis chapter 12 through 17).

  • Note: These are available every Shabbat during the on-line services at 6:30 PM Mountain Time, and the Sabbath Day teaching broadcast live via links in both Paltalk and Shoutcheap.

The Erev Shabbat teaching tells the story of the first of the Patriarchs, and the promises made through his seed.

SSM Lech Lecha 2016

The Sabbath Day teaching again addresses the “not-at-ALL-PC” elements of the portion — and their relevance to a world that makes pagan Canaan almost seem obedient — with the parallels between the first of the patriarchs and our situation, from circumcision to Saul (I Samuel 15).

“Noach” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

November 6th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a study of the parsha “Noach” (Bereshiet/Genesis 6:8 through 11:32).

  • Note: These are available every Shabbat during the on-line services at 6:30 PM Mountain Time, and the Sabbath Day teaching broadcast live via links in both Paltalk and Shoutcheap.

The Erev Shabbat teaching covers two of the most well-known stories in the Bible, from the Flood of Noah to the tower of Babel. But the Big Question comes from the reference in Matthew 24:36 — just what does He mean by “as it was in the days of Noah” — and, ‘are we there YET?’

SSM “Noach” 2016

The Sabbath Day teaching compares the “days of Noah,” and the promises of Isaiah chapter 54 into 55, and the ‘covenant of peace’. This Torah portion also describes one of the biggest “cycles” in Scripture, too:

“No clearer choice EVER”

 

 

“Bereshiet” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

October 31st, 2016

If we REALLY want to understand what the Word of YHVH actually says, as opposed to what men say He should have said, we need to begin – “In the Beginning…”

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa in the mountains of southern Colorado as we do exactly that.

During the Erev Shabbat teaching (Friday evening service), we again look at the whole parsha, from Genesis (Bereshiet) 1 through chapter 6 verse 8.

SSM Bereshiet 2016

During the Sabbath Day teaching, we turn to another of those VERY NOT ‘politically correct’ parts of Scripture, in some detail. And it turns out that the Beginning Part of the Beginning Book really IS the foundation upon which all that follows rests. No wonder it’s being destroyed.

“In the Beginning – A LOT of Questions – from Free Will to Authority to Exile”

 

 

“VaYelekh” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

October 23rd, 2016

NOTE:    There was a problem with these audio links for a while; now corrected.

 

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a study of the parsha “VaYelekh” (Deuteronomy chapter 31).

  • Note: These are available every Shabbat during the on-line services at 6:30 PM Mountain Time, and the Sabbath Day teaching broadcast live via links in both Paltalk and Shoutcheap.

The Erev Shabbat as usual covers the whole short reading, from “And he WENT,” to what he said when he got there. And why it’s still at least as vital to us now as it ever has been.

SSM VaYelekh 2016

During the Sabbath Day teaching, Mark focuses on key elements, like, “Kazakh!” (“Be strong, and of good courage”) and the connections of the lessons Moses left in his last message to the people of Israel then, and those of us now, the still-scattered sons of Israel.

WT CooH Vayelekh 2016

“V’zot HaBracha” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

October 23rd, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a study of the parsha “V’zot Ha Bracha” (Deuteronomy chapter 33 through the End of the Book).

  • Note: These are available every Shabbat during the on-line services at 6:30 PM Mountain Time, and the Sabbath Day teaching broadcast live via links in both Paltalk and Shoutcheap.

The Erev Shabbat includes not only the last two chapters of the Torah, but a bit of interesting ‘tradition’ as well, in that the last parsha is sometimes read along with the Beginning, too, starting with Genesis/Bereshiet chapter 1.

SSM V’zot HaBracha 2016

The Sabbath Day teaching wraps up the Torah, and the Fall Feasts with some observations about where we are now, “on the cusp”, and how the corresponding readings from both Joshua chapter 1 and the Ezekiel 38-39 war might apply:

“V’zot Ha Bracha – and Kazakh! Especially now…”

 

 

“Ha’azinu” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

October 16th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a study of the parsha “Ha’azinu” (Deuteronomy chapter 32).

  • Note: These are available every Shabbat during the on-line services at 6:30 PM Mountain Time, and the Sabbath Day teaching broadcast live via links in both Paltalk and Shoutcheap.

The Erev Shabbat as usual covers the whole short reading

SSM Ha’azinu 2016

The Sabbath Day teaching ties together the two songs this week, from Moses in Deuteronomy 32, and of King David in II Samuel 22, and the “cusp” at which we stand today:

“Ha-azinu – A story of Two Songs – Two houses – but only ONE real Choice”

“Nitzavim” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

October 2nd, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a study of the parsha “Nitzavim” (Deuteronomy 29:10 – 30:20).

Note: These are available every Shabbat during the on-line services at 6:30 PM Mountain Time, and the Sabbath Day teaching broadcast live via links in both Paltalk and Shoutcheap

The Erev Shabbat overview teaching this week is another one that just seems to literally “set Mark off” — because it is not only one of THE most important “two-word summaries” of Scripture in the Torah, but because it so clearly rebuts some of the biggest lies we have been told!

SSM Nitzavim 2016

The Sabbath Day teaching is literally a matter of life and death.  And, we are standing today, “on the cusp,” a time to choose life!

You are STANDING on the CUSP…now, like never before…so Choose Life!

 

“Ki Tavo” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

September 26th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a study of the parsha “Ki Tavo” (Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8).

  • Note: These are available every Shabbat during the on-line services at 6:30 PM Mountain Time, and the Sabbath Day teaching broadcast live via links in both Paltalk and Shoutcheap.

The Erev Shabbat overview covers what has been called one of the most shocking, distressing, even horrific sections in all of the Torah: a list of curses that could curdle milk. Surely, there MUST be a reason for that kind of threat.

SSM Ki Tavo 2016 (to be added)

The Sabbath teaching again requires a warning: This time, the content is “adult”, to put it mildly. And many of those at whom it was intended will no doubt continue to ignore the Not-in-the-LEAST-subtle implications.

“Ki Tavo – Can we embrace His ‘joy’ in spite of curses?”