Archive for the ‘Yahushua HaMashiach’ Category

“Naso”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa“Naso”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa takes another two-part look at parsha “Naso” (Num. 4:21 through the end of chapter 7) — which MIGHT look like a veritable potpourri of disconnected topics, until you take a deeper look at it.

During the Erev Shabbat overview teaching, Mark attempts to do just that. There’s a reason why most mainstream Christian denominations tend to ignore these, too…and it’s very much related.

SSM “Naso” 2017

During the Sabbath Day teaching, Mark takes an in-depth look at one specific aspect of the portion that is sometimes called the “remedy for the jealous husband,” or the “law of the sotah”. But it’s in fact a theme that is SO fundamental to the entire history of the “sons of Israel,” the two houses that have both been “sent out” for cause, and our continuing exile, that it’s no wonder ‘the church’ would prefer to ignore the entire issue.  (And, yes, it’ll be clear why Mark freely uses the term ‘whore church’ — since that’s what Scripture makes clear.)

 

“Naso – Shalom – and ‘The Cup’ in History and Prophecy”

“Bemidbar”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa takes a two-part look at the first parsha in a new Book – Number, or “Bemidbar” in Hebrew.  (Num. 1:1 – 4:21)

Yes, there are a lot of ‘numbers’ (starting with a head count) but perhaps what happens “in the wilderness” really IS more important, in a number of ways.

During the Erev Shabbat overview teaching, Mark outlines the ‘why’ of all that.

SSM Bemidbar 2017

The Sabbath Day teaching this week is ultimately about the fact that it is impossible NOT to recognize the spiritual significance of being “in the wilderness”.  In the process, Mark examines a number of themes, from the lessons of the ‘head count’ and the order of encampment to what any of that has to do with the haftorah selection, in Hosea chapter 2.  If we can understand how a prophet, and then even his Creator, can love an unfaithful whore, maybe we can see how He can still love us, and plan for our return to Him.

“Bemidbar – Sound of Silence:  The Still Small Voice In the Wilderness”

“Acharei Mot / Kedoshim”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

This week, Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa examines another double Torah portion, Acharei Mot and then Kedoshim, Leviticus chapters 16 through 20.

AND yet AGAIN, we find another segment in Scripture that we have probably been TOLD is boring, obsolete, irrelevant, and – especially – “done away with,” and again is focused explicitly on the difference between life and death.

This week the Erev Shabbat overview start with what happened “after the death” (‘acharie mot’) of the two sons of Aaron, from the story of the two goats of Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement (yes, it still matters!) to a lot of commandments that the modern world certainly ignores, and we can see both why, and what the consequences are:

SSM Acharei Mot / Kedoshim 2017

The Sabbath Day teaching this week again demonstrates that Torah really IS a matter of “Life and Death.” This time the “view from 10,000 feet” shows us why Mark contends this “double-portion” is literally a look right into why the world is in the shape it is:

 

“The Heart of Darkness”

 

 

“From Shemot into Vayikra”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for an two-part look at this week’s Torah portion, which completes the Book of Exodus, and continues into the first of Vayikra, aka Leviticus, through chapter 5.

This time the Erev Shabbat overview finishes the story of the Mishkan at the end of Exodus, and continues – as does the story – right into the next Book.

SSM Pekudei into Vayikra – 2017

 

The Sabbath Day teaching this week addresses one of THE central conflicts between both of the ‘idolatrous houses’ exiled for rebellion to YHVH, and the idea of ‘sacrifice’ that so often separates them. Both can be wrong, for different reasons. And if we do not understand why Scripture is SO specific about ‘korbon’, and the distinctions, we can – and have – “inherited lies from our fathers.”

“Vayikra, UNintentional Sin, Rebellion, and the Big Lie”

 

Mark Call – “Ki Tasa”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for an two-part look at this week’s Torah portion (parsha “Ki Taso”, Exodus 30:11-34:35) which includes one of the most important “turning points” in all of Scripture – the ‘golden calf’.

As usual, the Erev Shabbat summary tells the story in detail, along with some of the key connections to the ‘rest of the Book’.

SSM Ki Tasa 2017

 The Sabbath Day teaching this week perhaps even “pulls fewer punches” than usual, because the idolatry of the golden calf arguably pales in comparison to much of churchianity today. But it’s the other ‘parallels’ that REALLY should serve as a “sign of the times.”

“Golden calves, many gods, and other Really Big Lies”

“Terumah” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for another two-part look at this week’s Torah portion (parsha “Terumah”, Exodus 25:1 through 27:19).

The Erev Shabbat overview introduces the first detail concerning the Mishkan (‘tabernacle’) and begins a look at why this apparent “digression” from the main story happens NOW:

SSM Terumah 2017

The Sabbath Day teaching this week is itself a digression of a sort, since it seems that — like the ancient Israelites — we, too, are at a major crossroads, and a story that seems to have paused, while heading for a climax.  There’s FAR more here than might meet the eyes, from pi to parables:

Why THIS digression, now?

 

“Yitro” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, 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

Sunday, 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

Sunday, 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.

“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!