Balak – Overcoming Temptation

Posted on Jul 9, 2017

Patrick Shannon presents the story of Israel falling to idolatry at Peor, showing the progression toward irreversible sin and linking it with similar progressions in the Scriptures that reveal the source of temptation, and how to overcome it in order to avoid sin.      

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Chukkat – The Red Heifer

Posted on Jul 2, 2017

Rick Ortiz shares some interesting insights on the red heifer that was to be offered in order to make one ceremonially clean after having contact with a dead person.        

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Posted on Jun 25, 2017

Rick Ortiz highlights some of the attitudes of Korach, from the Levital clan of Kohath, and shows how these attitudes were spread to to his neighbors in the tribe of Reuben. A cautionary story of how we need to be careful of what our neighbors say.      

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Baha-alotcha – The Importance of Appointed Times

Posted on Jun 11, 2017

Patrick Shannon shares the importance of keeping the Passover at it’s appointed time and explains the cycles of the moon to know the times for certain. He also shows how the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai most likely happened on Shavuot (Pentacost) and how the Spirit that was put on the 70 elders in the 2nd year probably occurred on Shavuot as well. Then the pagan origins of birthday celebrations are exposed with the original meanings of many birthday traditions....

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Passover 8 – Bitter Water

Posted on Jun 5, 2017

R. Paul Falk connects the Passover command to eat bitter herbs with the hard bondage in Egypt, the bitter waters at Marah, and the test for an adulterous wife to reveal a very interesting meaning of it all pertaining to what comes out of our mouths.    

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BeMidbar – The Firstborn Son

Posted on May 28, 2017

Rick Ortiz shares from the Torah portion, BeMidbar, highlighting God’s separation of the firstborn sons,  choosing of the Levites to replace the firstborns, and how the commanded redemption of the firstborns is connected to the Creator’s threat to Pharaoh about releasing Israel, His firstborn son, or He would kill all the firstborn sons of Egypt.

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