Posts Tagged ‘rebellion’

Parsha “Korach”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, July 7th, 2019

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a study of parsha “Korach” (Bemidbar/Numbers chapters 16 through 18), as well as some ‘compare and contrast’ from other parts of Scripture, and, yes, the ever more undeniable parallels with a world which is arguably in greater outright rebellion to Him than Korach even was.

But that is part of the ‘enigmatic’ nature of this story, too!

In the Erev Shabbat review, the story says a fellow named “Korach” (or Korah, in most English variants) took men and then began one of the prototypical rebellions in both the Bible, and history. And it ended dramatically, too. There is, of course, more to the story. Some of it you really don’t even see without a look back at some of the very revealing Hebrew words, which may not even show up in most translations.

SSM “Korach” 2019

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the story just begins there.

The Sabbath day message, as promised, takes a deeper look at that “rebellion”, and why it was punished so quickly, dramatically, and UNUSUALLY. And, perhaps, why other rebellions against YHVH seem to go unpunished as well. At least for a while.

 “Korach: Just a li’l bit o’ Blessing – or – Rebellion against Who?”

 

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“Korach”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa takes a two-part look at parsha “Korach” (Numbers chapters 16 through 18)…and in particular, the issue of “rebellion”.

During the Erev Shabbat overview teaching, the story describes one of the most famous rebellions in history, that of Korach, and also Dathan and Abiram, and their 250 followers. And their ends, too. But there’s more, albeit still part of the same lesson.

SSM “Korach” 2017

The Sabbath day teaching will no doubt offend some who have what might be called a “subtle contempt for law”. His Instruction, anyway. But if we fail to recognize what happens when “lawlessness abounds” – well, look around…

Do we “tremble at His [s]Word”?

“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”

 

“Korach” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a study of the parsha “Korach” (Numbers chapter 16 through 18).

  • 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 Paltalk room is called “Walking Torah with Shabbat Shalom Mesa”.

The Erev Shabbat overview teaching includes the story of another one of the most difficult incidents in the Torah, the story of the rebellion of Korach (Korah).

Korach 2016

The Sabbath Day teaching explores in more detail the nature of “rebellion” itself – as opposed to “coming out of her”. How was Korach able to convince people who literally SAW the miracles of YHVH Himself to rebel against His chosen leader? And where does that leave us?
“Rebellion, Scorn, Derision, and “withdrawing consent” from Evil”