Posts Tagged ‘sacrifice’

Parsha “Vayikra”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa”

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a look at parsha “Vayikra” (the first parsha in the Book of the same name, AKA “Leviticus”, chapters 1 through 5).

This parsha begins with very different, perhaps even grammatically ‘problematic’ verse, that essentially says somebody “called out to Moshe” in an evidently loving way. And it includes one of those “jots and tiddles”, too!

In the Erev Shabbat review of what that means, Mark notes that the Book begins with the word “And…” – so it’s a continuation of SOMETHING, and notes that much of this whole Book also makes the vitally important point that it’s in there for a reason!

And if we ignore that reason, or – worse still – try to convince ourselves that what He said hasn’t changed somehow DID, then what He really do for us after all? Scripture draws a clear bright line between “unintentional sin” and – well, whatever it should be called when the choice is ignorance instead.

SSM “Vayikra” 2019

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Vayikra is a call to ‘intimacy’ with YHVH — and after the events that closed out the Exodus, perhaps specifically a RETURN toward intimacy. And as part of that process, it includes some specific procedures for how that works, when one chooses to make “an offering of themselves” to Him.

And right there, SOME of the issues with what has become dogma surrounding what is now called “sacrifice” begin to come into focus.

After the overview introduction of Erev Shabbat, Mark follows up with the hardcore Scriptural proof that the reason not only a ‘whore church’ that ignores His Word is STILL in exile but a whole society now chooses death over life is that what once passed for ‘priests’ “FAILED to teach the difference” between the clean and unclean, holy and profane, good and evil. We don’t even understand the difference between an offering and a sacrifice, much less what has been “done away with” as opposed to done for us.

Yes, this one is hard-hitting, certainly not “politically correct” (much less filled with ‘socialist just-us’) and not to be missed.

“Vayikra: ‘Finders Keepers’ and other Acts of Willful Ignorance”

 

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The combined part 1 and 2 files for both sections are up here on the Hebrew Nation Radio page.

“Tzav”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for an two-part look at this week’s Torah portion, “Tzav,” from Leviticus chapters 6 through 8.

This time the Erev Shabbat overview continues the instruction about “korbon,” or offerings of various types, and deals most specifically with the priests (cohenim, including Aaron and his sons) and their responsibilities.  The perhaps more salient question today is, “what do we learn from all of that NOW?”

SSM “Tzav” 7 April, 2017

The Sabbath Day teaching this week “waxes a bit more philosophical” than some others, because both the concept of “sacrifice” and things that apply to both priests (cohenim) and the mishkan or temple, all no longer exist.  But the lessons, and the lies we’ve inherited, absolutely do — and the lessons are arguably more important than ever!

“Tzav – Mercy and NOT ‘zebach’ ”