Archive for the ‘torah’ Category

” Vayechi” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, 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

Sunday, 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

Monday, 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

Sunday, 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

Monday, 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

Sunday, 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”

“Chayei Sarah” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Saturday, 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

Monday, 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

Sunday, 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

Sunday, 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”