Posts Tagged ‘Mark Call’

Parsha “Korach”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for this week’s teaching of “Korah,” (Numbers chapters 16 through 18) primarily about the most famous “rebellion” in Scripture (with the possible exception of Genesis chapter 3… 😉 )

The Erev Shabbat overview lays out the story, the effects, and some of the key ‘characteristics’ of rebellion to the authority of YHVH, His anointed, and His Word – once expressed ‘in person,’ now largely Written.

SSM “Korach” for 2018 Torah cycle

The Sabbath Day teaching this week takes a deeper look at the whole subject of “rebellion” – and the important related questions that help us understand “against WHO?”

And in this context Mark also takes a look at what may be one of THE most-twisted sets of verses in all of Scripture:

Romans 13, especially from the GIV Bible (Government Inspired Version)

“Korach: Don’t confuse him with Moses”

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Parsha “Shelach Lekha”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for this week’s teaching of “Shelach Lekha,” (Numbers chapters 13 through 15) and the stories of the ‘spies,’ their ‘evil report’, and the subsequent whining (and First Recorded Vote in human history, to boot) that ultimately cost every adult who participated in the spectacle their life.

The Erev Shabbat overview lays out some of the reasons why that is, as Mark again looks at the entire parsha in order, and supports from Scripture why those assertions were made.

SSM “Shelach Lekha” 2018 Overview teaching

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The Sabbath Day teaching this week again examines in more detail the primary themes in this parsha — particularly the Big Question, “Who do WE trust?” — and the related lessons that are SO relevant to the very same issues, but perhaps with different giants, that we face today.

“Shelach Lekha: What – if anything – COULD the Mixed Multitude Have Done to Avoid Becoming Dead Carcasses in the Wilderness?”

 

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Parsha “Beha’alotcha”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for this week’s teaching of “Beha’alotcha,” (Numbers chapters 8 through 12) — another one of those portions that seems to have a lot of disparate, maybe even only loosely-related, elements, from commandments about things that SOUND a bit repetitive, to history that ranges from obscure to fundamental.

The Erev Shabbat overview again looks at the entire parsha in order, and attempts to connect what might seem a bit disparate. And, as is mostly the case, there are some poignant lessons, and no shortage of controversy over what some of them might be.

SSM Beha’alotcha 2018

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The Sabbath Day teaching this week may involve even more ‘themes’ than usual. There’s the menorah, the silver trumpets, the substitution of the Levites for the first-born, and more than a little whining.

This time, though, Mark suggests there’s a connection in all of these elements, as well as not only the haftorah reading (from Zecharia chapters 3 and 4) and more than a bit of Revelation, that all connects, and ultimately speaks to us today more than perhaps any generation in a millenium. And it has to do with the central choice in all of Scripture — life or death, blessing or cursing.

“Beha’alotcha: Two Witnesses and the Zero Sum Game”

 

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Parsha “Naso”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for this week’s teaching of “Naso,” (Numbers 4:21 through chapter 7) and what is perhaps not only one of the longest weekly portions in the Torah, but one that tends to confuse a lot of people who are trying to “come out of her,” for quite a few reasons.

The Erev Shabbat overview lays out some of the reasons why that is, as Mark looks at the entire parsha in order. (And for those who have asked about why the Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship is NOT a 501c(3) Big-Brother blessed corporate creation, that is addressed briefly up front here as well!)

 

 

The Sabbath Day teaching this week focuses primarily on the two ‘central’ themes in this parsha, the process concerning the wife who MAY, or may not, be guilty of adultery, and the Nazerite vow…and how it is that while neither of them may still be practicable, both are still central to understanding what Yahushua DID, and did NOT, do, and how we have “inherited lies from our fathers” about most of it.

“Naso: the Sota, the Nazerite Vow, and the Big Lie”

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“Naso:  The Sota Process, the Nazerite Vow, and the Big Lie”

 

Parsha “Bemidbar”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa teaches “Bemidbar,” the first parsha in the Book of that same name, aka “Numbers” (and there are a lot of THOSE, too!) — Numbers 1:1 through 4:20.

The Erev Shabbat overview describes why the English monikers of “Numbers” really isn’t so inappropriate in this case, because much of this first portion is about precisely that.

SSM “Bemidbar” for 2018

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There is, of course, much more, too, although the numbers themselves are the very reason why Moses is commanded to make that first census of the children of Israel.

The Sabbath Day teaching continues that exploration of the major themes of the portion, beginning with the concept of ‘counting heads,’ or conducting a census — <strong>at the command of YHVH.</strong> — and what that says about ‘why’ such a census of His people is only made at His explicit command (as King David later realized).

Again, there are elements of contrast between those who, as did Moses, “did as Yahuah commanded,” and so much of what happens today, where those who count themselves as owned by “another master” should realize that WHATEVER that master may claim, it isn’t Him!

There is a very important reason why Yahushua responded with the questions that He did to those that tried to trip Him up over a “tax question”. And the part that is often overlooked is not just “whose image and inscription” is on Caesar’s coin, but WHOSE are WE?

“Bemidbar: Whose?”

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Parsha “Behar/Bechukotai”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa teaches the double-portion “Behar/Bechukotai” (Leviticus chapters 25 through 27) that wraps up the Book of Leviticus (Vayikra) and not only speaks volumes about why the “Olde” testament is not only vital to our understanding, but is perhaps THE warning in Scripture that most particularly describes precisely why things are where they are today.

The Erev Shabbat overview, which begins a bit differently this week, because “current events” are so viscerally reflected in the warnings that conclude this Book:

SSM “Behar/Bechukotai 2018”

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The Sabbath Day teaching explores the major themes of the portion, including what it really means to be “adversarial” to YHVH. (The Hebrew word ‘shatan’, or even HaSatan, “THE adversary” are reflected in English words like ‘satanic’. But that just begins to describe what is outlined here.)

Follow along as Mark again “pulls no punches,” and addresses not ONLY a whole lot of anti-Scriptural doctrine, but why so much of what is going on as we approach a Cursing Climax of literally “Biblical Proportions” can only be described as outright “Satanic”.

Note:   Obviously, more NOT “PC” Content. If terms like “whore church,” which so explicitly describe much of ‘xtianity today’ are a bit offensive, what this portion says will be downright shocking.

 

“Behar/Bechukotai: Seven times Seven times Seven times Seven”

 

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Parsha “Emor”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa teaches the parsha “Emor” (Leviticus chapters 21 through 24) and addresses “head-on” the issue of why what He Wrote about a line of priests that we have been told – erroneously – no longer matters, still does.

The Erev Shabbat overview focuses on WHO the people are that YHVH says to “Speak” (Emor) to, starting with the “kohenim,” or ‘priests,’ meaning the sons of Aaron. They are not to defile themselves with death. They are to be “qadosh” — holy, perhaps, but more accurately “set apart” to Yahuah. There are specifications for sexuality, and marriage, and even some pretty “politically-incorrect” formulations for how He wants those who serve Him to be.

The fact that such a priesthood doesn’t really exist any more (for reasons that are key to our understanding as well) only help make the point about why all of this still matter anyway!

SSM Emor 2018

 

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The Sabbath Day teaching explores the major themes of the portion, from the continuing issue of why it still matters at all, to how the specifications for His “set-apart” priesthood pretty well eliminate most of the doctrine of ‘churchianity’ from having anything to do with it.

Follow along as Mark again “pulls no punches,” and addresses a whole lot of “xtian doctrine” that may sell on sun-god-day, but turns Scripture literally upside-down.

 

<strong><em>Note: Obviously, more NOT “PC” Content. Some ‘priests of another god’ may be offended. But it isn’t like the Messiah didn’t warn all of us in advance anyway.</strong>

“Emor: Kings and Priests of Melek-tzedek, or Blasphemers of His Name?”

 

 

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

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa teaches the double-parsha “Acharei Mot / Kedoshim” (Leviticus/Vayikra chapters 16 through 20) — a portion that literally goes to the very heart of the ‘wicked fruit’ that describes why AmeriKa (in particular, but arguably the whole ‘WORLD’) may be in the process (birth pangs, if you will) of being “vomited out”.

The Erev Shabbat overview is again a look at the parsha “in order,” from what happens “after the death” (acharei mot) of Aaron’s two sons, to what might seem to be a disjointed set of miscellaneous statues and commandments that might SEEM like a “shotgun blast”, but do share a common thread. And, again, there’s not only a lot of the NOT ‘politically correct’ in there, but perhaps one of the Most Verbotten passages in the Bible. (It’s probably called a ‘hate crime’ on Kalifornia campuses of Higher Indoctrination if you even quote it!)

SSM Acharei Mot / Kedoshim 2018

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The Sabbath Day teaching continues with the major theme of why “boundaries” not only matter, but are being destroyed NOW, for obvious reasons.

Follow along as Mark again “pulls no punches,” and points out why Scripture “love” is properly seen as a verb (known by fruits) as opposed to a ‘feeling’, and twisting the meaning of that word, and the two most important commandments in Scripture as a consequence, are at the root of how evil is being called good.

 

<strong><em>Note: As you might suspect, there is Adult Content in this series.</em>

“Acharei Mot/Kedoshim: Boundaries Broken and Twisted ‘Love'”

 

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Parsha “Tazria-Metzorah”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa teaches the double-parsha “Tazria-Metzorah” (Leviticus/Vayikra chapters 12 through 15) and several very much related (but perhaps surprising!) Scriptures associated with a portion that has been described as everything from “BOOOORING!” to absolutely fascinating. Perhaps because it is SO ‘foreign’, in so many ways, to our experience. And that is part of the problem, and the fascination.

The Erev Shabbat overview begins with something that most of us have at least SOME understanding, or experience with, the ‘circumcision’. And — like so many of these Scriptures that we have “inherited lies” about — there’s a lot of the NOT ‘politically correct’ in there, too.

Note: As you might suspect, there is Adult Content in this series.

SSM Tazria/Metzorah 2018

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The Sabbath Day teaching continues with the major themes of ‘tzaraat’ (whatEVER that is!) and what connections, if any, there might be with “the tongue”, or the things which “come OUT of a man,” and “defile him”.

Follow along as Mark again “pulls no punches,” and points out why Scripture refers to TWO ‘whoring houses’ (northern and southern kingdoms, Samaria and Jerusalem, Oholah and Ohilibah, Israel and Judah, and, yes, he suggests, modern rabbinic ‘Pharasaic’ Judaism, and pagan Romanized churchianity) and BOTH of them were exiled ‘for CAUSE’ (idolatry/adultery)

“Tazria/Metzorah: TWO Whoring Houses, and Evil Tongues, and the Reeses’ Peanut Butter Cup Dilemma”

 

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Parsha “Shemini”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa teaches the Torah portion “Shemini” and the many related Scriptures that matter SO much “at such a time as this.”

The Erev Shabbat overview begins on the “Eighth [shemini] day” after the annointing of Aaron as High Priest, or kohen gadol, along with his two oldest sons, Nadav and Abihu, and the tragedy that follows. There are MANY lessons in that, and, perhaps surprisingly to some, the Biblical teaching of what constitutes “food” (and what does NOT) follows immediately. No coincidence…

SSM “Shemini” 2018

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The Sabbath Day teaching continues with the major themes of the parsha, and the very-much related haftorah segment (from II Samuel 6 through 7:17) and how all of that is SO vitally important, arguably always, but especially now – with a world on the verge of Biblical-level carnage.

Follow along as Mark draws the parallels between Big Lies past and present (“nuthin’ new under the sun”) and how — if even His “annointed” can fall prey to the Capital Crime of doing that which He “did NOT command,” then <em>how much more so</em> those who have been lied to most of their lives about what is “holy,” and what is profane, what is “clean,” or NOT, and even what is <em>FOOD</em>, or not!

“Shemini: and why He says, ‘I WILL be Sanctified!’ “

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