Posts Tagged ‘In the Beginning’

“Bereshiet ”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa looks at the Scriptures associated with the end of the regular annual Torah cycle, and The Beginning of the next. From “V’zot Ha Bracha,” at the end of Deuteronomy, the time of “Simcha Torah,” is about the joy of this season, and the new beginning as we start — well, CONTINUE, our study into Genesis.

The Erev Shabbat overview teaching is a look first at Deuteronomy chapters 33 and 34, which includes both the end of the life of Moses, and the five Books of the Torah as well, and then continues into The Beginning again, into Bereshiet (chapters 1 through part of 6, even).

SSM Vzot HaBracha – Simcha Torah – Bereshiet – 2017

The Sabbath Day teaching is an acknowledgement that there is FAR too much just in the first few characters of Bereshiet/Genesis for a single study, and that’s just the beginning. So Mark focuses on the “WHY?”

Why is THIS portion so FUNDAMENTAL, so vital to us NOW, and, therefore, so reviled by ‘the world’ in general.

We see IN-credible Big Whoppin’ Lies being foisted – from the Very First Two Lies in Scripture, to the rebellion and failure of “covering” and responsibility that accompanied them, to the consequences – which STILL form the basis — the Rock — for all that follows.

“Bereshiet – Why? How else can we build, line-by-line, precept by precept, upon the Rock?”

“Bereshiet” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Monday, 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”