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Parsha “Pinchas”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, July 28th, 2019

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a study of perhaps one of the most “problematic” portions in the Torah, “Pinchas” (Bemidbar/Numbers 25:10 through 3:1), because it describes the outright ‘killing-by-spear’ of two pagans, engaged in a pretty brazen act, not only right before Moshe, but the ‘whole congregation’ of Israel. And for that act, Pinchas is not tried for ‘murder,’ but given an ‘eternal covenant of peace’ by the Most High Himself.

This lesson is not only ‘timely’ – perhaps more now than ever before in our lifetimes – but incorporates one of those “jots and tiddles” that speaks literally VOLUMES to those with “eyes to see”, but doesn’t even get translated in the English renderings of the Bible. Truly, an example of what is worth “studying for ourselves” from His Word, as Written.

(Internet outages Friday evening – sure looked like a beta test! — so this is a single combined teaching this week)

“Pinchas: The ‘broken vav’, and what it says about ‘Mercy vs. Justice’ “

 

Alternate link via Hebrew Nation Radio page

Parsha “Vayakhel”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa”

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a look at parsha “Vayakhel” (Exodus 35:1 – 38:20) and some of the beauty, and vital importance, of ‘redundancy’.

This parsha begins Moses “assembling” the entire congregation of the ‘sons of Israel’ to hear something, that at least in part, they’ve heard before. And therein lies much of the story!

In the Erev Shabbat review of what that means, Mark points out again just how often we might think that “we’ve heard all of this before” (and yet, there really is “no idle word in Scripture”) — and that’s kinda the whole point. At least, if we are “wise-hearted,” “willing hearted,” and have hearts that are stirred up when they need to be.

SSM “Vayakhel” 2019

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During the Sabbath Day teaching, Mark goes in a “whole ‘nuther direction”, based on the idea that while cycles in history and prophecy repeat, SOMETIMES we are on the ‘opposite half cycle.’ Like today.

Vayakhel is about Moshe “assembling” the people of Israel together, so that those who were “wise-hearted, willing-hearted
and those whose hearts stirred them up to create a place where YHVH would dwell among them were able to come together to create set-apart, “holy” works of beauty and literally ‘return to Him’ after the failure of the ‘golden calf’.

Today, in a polar opposite contrast, hard-hearted people who literally HATE the God of the Bible come together to destroy His house and all that is beautiful in His creation. And there’s a lesson there, too, in several ways.

“Vayakhel: and the Opposite Half of the Cycle!”

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The combined part 1 and 2 files for both sections are up here, and available for download and off-line listening.

Parsha “Vayigash”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa”

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

On this Sabbath teaching, Mark Call takes a look at parsha, “Vayigash,” (Genesis 44:18 through 47:27), which completes the “cliff-hanger” story of Yosef (Joseph) and the test of his brothers, and ends with a reunion and a message that none of them anticipated.

The Erev Shabbat review of the whole story, from the place where Judah “Mans Up,” comes forward, and shows his brother something that Joseph had not expected:

SSM “Vayigash” 2018

 

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The Sabbath Day teaching is suggests that the major themes in the parsha are not only just as important as ever, but are now coming to a climax unlike that ever seen before. And it’s the haftorah part, from Ezekiel chapter 37, that helps to make that clear.

“Vayigash: Judah and Joseph – Two Sticks – and Life, Preserved AND Restored”

 

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The combined part 1 and 2 files for both sections, and the page link via HNR, are up here.

Parsha “Masei” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Join Mark Call for two related, but different looks at this week’s Torah portion, Masei, from Numbers chapters 33 through the end of the Book.  This week’s discussion also includes a bit more from the Haftorah as well, in the second and third chapters from the prophet Jeremiah.

The first recording is the regular Erev Shabbat teaching, from the Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship, and is again an overview of the entire parsha:

SSM Masei 26 July, 2014

The longer teaching from Shabbat concentrates on specifics from the parsha in more detail, as well as the connections to the current “times and seasons”.  Be forewarned due to what might be called “adult content.”  Because there is a significant aspect of this week’s teaching which concerns idolatry, and the fact that YHVH through His prophet didn’t “pull any punches” — be advised that Mark doesn’t either.

TT CooH 27 July, 2014