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Teachings

Below are the teachings from our weekly Torah Studies.  If you would like to join us, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can let you know where and when we meet.

D’Varim (Deut.) 1:1-3:22 2018

D’Varim (Deut.) 1:1-3:22

Haftorah Reading: Isaiah 1:1-27

Messianic Scripture  Hebrews 3:7-4:11

Today I would like to mention a few things concerning the Fast day of Tisha B’Av that begins this evening as Shabbat ends. In English this is the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av. This is one of the most solemn days of the year. What gives it this name? On this day over 2,500 years ago the Babylonians destroyed the first temple in Jerusalem. Exactly five hundred years later the Romans destroyed the second temple. On that same day, in 1492 Queen Isabella decreed that all Jews in Spain must convert to Christianity or be expelled from Spain.  During Tisha B’Av we are encouraged to read the book of Lamentations. This book lays out a very vivid picture of the lamenting and mourning that took place over the destruction of the city of G-d.

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Mattot (Tribes) Masa’ei (stages) Numbers/B’midbar 30:2-36:13

Torah Portion: Mattot (Tribes) Masa’ei (stages) Numbers/B’midbar 30:2-36:13
Haftorah Reading: Jeremiah 1:1-2:28
Messianic Scripture  Matt. 5:33-37, James 4:1-12
 
Tonight we finish the book of Numbers with these last two Torah portions. I would like to begin by looking at the first portion, Mattot, beginning in Numbers 30:2-17. We will not look at every verse but rather talk about what G-d is saying to us today about the words that come out of our mouth every day.

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Pinchas Numbers/B’midbar 25:10-30:1

 Pinchas Numbers/B’midbar 25:10-30:1
Haftorah Reading: I Kings 18:46-19:21
Messianic Scripture  Matt. 26:1-20, John 2:13-22, Acts 2:1-21
 
Today I would like to cover what I feel are two very important topics. First I want to discuss my question on how we see the relationship between G-d the Father and Yeshua. My interest in this was sparked by reading an article posted on Facebook where the writer gave a long list of the foundations of his faith, covering many topics. In his article he only mentioned Yeshua, never bringing G-d into the picture of his faith. Yeshua was all and everything in his view. This was troubling to me and caused me to revisit the subject of how I see this question in my own life.

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