Va-Era – What’s In a Name

Posted on Feb 1, 2017

Rick Ortiz outlines the Torah portion, Va-Era, and focuses in on the various aspects of a name, and in particular, the name of the Eternal that was given to Moses and the people of Israel. He also highlights what it means to have the name “put on us” and the significance that carries for us today.  

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Vayechi – What TRIBE Are We?

Posted on Jan 15, 2017

Patrick Shannon launches from Jacob’s blessing of Ephraim and Manasseh into the will of Yah for all of creation which culminates in the mission of Yeshua which is handed down to us. As one of many congregations in the modern Messianic movement, Patrick identifies a spectrum of different doctrinal groups and answers the question, “What Tribe Are We?” You can also click here for the slideshow to follow along.

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Run the Race 2 – Va-Yigash

Posted on Jan 11, 2017

R. Paul Falk continues the Run the Race series based on Hebrews 12:1 showing how God changes each of us through the example in the Torah portion of Jacob dividing his house into two before meeting Esau, and how he uses the long-term effects of Jacob’s dislocated hip for a bigger plan.  

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Mi-Ketz – At the End

Posted on Jan 1, 2017

Rick Ortiz shares an outline of the Torah portion Mi-Ketz and highlights several important lessons that can be gleaned from the story of Joseph rising to power in Egypt and dealing with his brothers who came to him to buy food during the famine.    

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Vayetze – Rachel & Leah

Posted on Dec 11, 2016

In the story of Jacob’s wives and children, Patrick Shannon makes some observations about differences in personalities between Rachel and Leah. Jacob loved Rachel more and she was apparently more beautiful, but the Eternal blessed Leah with more than half of Jacob’s children.    

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Toldot – Only Begotten Son? 2

Posted on Dec 4, 2016

R. Paul Falk answers some of the tough questions about the scriptures involving Jacob whom God “loved” and Esau whom He “hated”…explaining the connection to the wives of Jacob and Esau, and how all of this relates to US being either “children of the promise” or those who are the descendants of a cursed people from the line of Ham.

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