Posts Tagged ‘prophecy’

“Beha’alotcha” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a study of the parsha “Beha’alotcha” (Numbers chapter 8 through 12).

This week’s parsha marks another clear “turning point” in Scripture. Like the story from the Garden of Eden in Genesis chapter 3, or the story of the ‘golden calf’ at Mount Sinai, it’s a time of leaving, and people being people – again.

The Erev Shabbat total overview again covers the “whole story” – from lighting of the lamps on the menorah laying hands on the Levites, through the story of Aaron, and Miriam’s tzaraas to why Moses just isn’t like other prophets.

Behalotcha 2016

But it’s the issue of prophecy – then and now – and the ‘turning points’ that we face — again, then and now — that go ‘front and center’ during the Sabbath day teaching:

Tests of character – or – what constitutes a ‘prophet of YHVH’?

 

 

Torah portion “Noach” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Join Mark Call for two related, but different looks at parsha Noach and at least one persistent question: are things today REALLY starting to look “as they were in the days of Noah?”

During the Erev Shabbat teaching, (Friday evening) Mark again provides an overview of the main points of the entire portion for this week, from Beresheit/Genesis chapter 6 through 11.

SSM Noach teaching 2014

The longer teaching from Shabbat focuses on that specific question in some detail, particularly in light of things unfolding today that simply wouldn’t have made sense to Bible scholars of earlier eras.  And what, specifically, does “as it was in the days of Noach, so will it be,” really mean?

 

Talking Torah “Come out of her” teaching – “As it was in the days of Noah…