Posts Tagged ‘turning point’

“Devarim” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a study of the parsha “Devarim” (Deuteronomy chapters 1 through 3).

  • 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 Erev Shabbat overview teaching this week begins the final Book in the Torah, with the ‘pep talk’ that Moses gives to the sons of Israel as they prepare to enter the Promised Land, and literally transition from everything they’ve known for most of their lives — to something VERY different.

And that ought to sound familiar by now.

SSM Devarim 2016

 

The Sabbath Day teaching is about that coming “turning point,” then, and NOW.
“Time to STEP UP!”

“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’?