Weekly Torah Reading -John J. Parsons

Hebrew for Christians
Parashat Hashavuah - Torah for this Week
Weekly Torah Reading
Parashat Vayakhel ("and he assembled")
detailed aliyot readings
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Brit Chadashah
Feb.22, 2014
Adar 22, 5774


2 Cor. 9:6-11;
1 Cor. 3:11-18

Friday     February 21, 2014     21 AdarI 5774
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Constructing the Tabernacle...
According to tradition, Moses descended from Sinai (with the second set of tablets) on Yom Kippur, and on the following morning he convened the people to explain God's instructions regarding building the Mishkan (i.e., Tabernacle). Before he did so, however, he again reminded them to observe the Sabbath as a day of complete rest, with the added provision that they may not kindle any fire on this day. Moses then asked for contributions of gold, silver, bronze, and other materials for the construction of the sanctuary and its furnishings. This was to be a free-will offering (נְדָבָה זֶבַח) made by those "whose heart so moved him." As a sign of their complete teshuvah (repentance) for the sin of the Golden Calf, the people gave with such generosity that Moses finally had to ask them to stop giving!

Betzalel and Oholiav were appointed to be the chief artisans of the Mishkan, and they led a team of others that created the roof coverings, frame, wall panels, and foundation sockets for the tent. They also created the parochet (veil) that separated the Holy Place (ha'kodesh) from the Holy of Holies (kodesh ha'kodeshim). Both the roof and the veil were designed with embroidered cherubim (winged angelic beings).  Betzalel then created the Ark of the Covenant and its cover called the mercy seat (kapporet), which was the sole object that would occupy the innermost chamber of the Holy of Holies. Betzalel also made the three sacred furnishings for the Holy Place – the Table of Bread (shulchan), the lamp (menorah), and the Altar of Incense (mizbe'ach ha'katoret) – as well as the anointing oil that would consecrate these furnishings.

Betzalel then created the Copper Altar for burnt offerings (along with its implements) and the Copper Basin from the mirrors of women who ministered in the entrance of the tent of meeting. He then formed the courtyard by installing the hangings, posts and foundation sockets, and created the three-colored gate that was used to access the courtyard.
Blessing before Torah Study:
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Some terms:
  • Parashah is the weekly Scripture portion taken from the Torah. Each parashah is given a name and is usually referred to as "parashat - name" (e.g., parashat Noach). For more information about weekly readings, click here. 
  • Aliyot refer to a smaller sections of the weekly parashah that are assigned to people of the congregation for public reading during the Torah Reading service. In most congregations it is customary for the person "called up" to recite a blessing for the Torah before and after the assigned section is recited by the cantor. For Shabbat services, there are seven aliyot (and a concluding portion called a maftir). The person who is called to make aliyah is referred to as an oleh (olah, if female).
  • Maftir refers to the last Torah aliyah of the Torah chanting service (normally a brief repetition of the 7th aliyah, though on holidays the Maftir portion usually focuses on the Holiday as described in the Torah).  The person who recites the Maftir blessing also recites the blessing over the Haftarah portion.
  • Haftarah refers to an additional portion from the Nevi'im (Prophets) read after the weekly Torah portion. The person who made the maftir blessing also recites the blessing for the Haftarah, and may even read the Haftarah before the congregation.
  • Brit Chadashah refers to New Testament readings which are added to the traditional Torah Reading cycle. Often blessings over the Brit Chadashah are recited before and after the readings.
  • Mei Ketuvim refers to a portion read from the Ketuvim, or writings in the Tanakh. Readings from the Ketuvim are usually reserved for Jewish holidays at the synagogue.
  • Perek Yomi Tehillim refers to the daily portion of psalms (mizmorim) recited so that the entire book of Psalms (Tehillim) is read through in a month. For a schedule, of daily Psalm readings, click here.
  • Gelilah refers to the tying up and covering the Sefer Torah (Torah Scroll) as an honor in the synagogue.
  • Divrei Torah ("words of Torah") refers to a commentary, a sermon, or devotional on the Torah portion of the week.
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Church Service with Good Morning Christian: "GOD GIVES YOU THINGS"

Bigger than you can handle

You are n't supposed to handle it; He is.

He provides the Way Out because He is trying to get in.


God wants you to Give Him all those things
big and small so He can handle them
and you can watch and see the salvation he Brings.

Don't mistake God's latitude for His Will;
If you really try to deal with it;

then Help You Clean it Up.

Don't do it in the first place 
and you won't finish in second place.

GOD is the one who we Trust to Do



Viddevochurch l Chapel Service with Dennis Bergman l "prayer to God for Israel"

Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.

For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.

But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)

Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)

But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.

But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.

But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.

But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.


Viddevochurch l Chapel Service with David Grey l "..High-Time To Move..."

DAVID GRAY: "..High-Time To Move..."

...High-Time To Move...

“…You Know I’ve Been “in the church” a very long time…

…And we say that an awful lot in reference to “a building where we fellowship”…

…But you Know What? I Believe we gave that place that we call “church” Our Power…

…Because…That building that we call “church” isn’t anything but an empty building…Until…

…The People Arrive…Because The Church Is A People…Living & Active…not an inanimate building…

…And Don’t Get me wrong…There Are A Lot Of Good Things That Happen When we Fellowship…
…Because we Are Gathering With Like Minded Followers Who Believe In Jesus Christ…
…But…As The Body Of Jesus Christ…What Is Our Corporate Calling? We Are Called To Go Forth…
…We Are Called To Go Out Into The HighWays & ByWays Of the lost world & Disciple them Aren’t we?

…If we Aren’t Learning From Our Pastor That he Discipling & Teaching us To Do ‘what he is doing’…
…In The Life [Jesus] Circles of our own co-workers…friends…family & neighbors…Then…
…We have missed The Same Boat That Jesus Is On…A lot of ‘pastors’ aren’t even on This Boat…
…Many ‘pastors’ are too busy building their ‘own kingdom of followers’ behind closed doors…

…I’ve Learned That there really isn’t that much power if It doesn’t Come Out from behind ‘there’…
…Honestly over the years I have seen more activity behind the walls then Out In The CommUnity…
…And I Know This Because…I used to be a big part of the issue…It’s what ‘church taught me’…
…And I Believe that is one of the main reasons for the record number of people leaving ‘the church’…

…Because how do you have a REALationship with ‘a building’? A bunch of activity just doesn’t do…
…And in the ‘old days’ we used to ‘invite people to church’…Which is a pretty good premise…But…
…What Really Happened most of the time was that we didn’t Invite them Into Our Life [Jesus]…
…As People…We Need & Require REALationship…Leading others to a inanimate place just won’t do…

…That Is The Whole Issue With The Church’s Identity Being Given Away to ‘a builing’…
…Because then we ‘gotta go somewhere’ to Experience God’s House or God’s Power…
…And That Is Not Even Close To The Truth [Jesus]…All Of That Goodness Is Right InSide each of us…
…We Carry…Deliver & Release His Power & Presence EveryWhere That we Go…Because…

…He Is With us…And The Church Is A People That Lives & Moves In His Being EveryWhere we Go…
…We Have To Remember That Our Leader Came To Save sinners easily found ‘out in the world’…
…It Isn’t ‘someone else’ that The Word [Jesus] Is Calling & Commanding To Go Forth & Make Disciples…
…It’s you! It’s us! Most of us are not Called to be pastors of ‘these buildings that we call church’…

…Most of us are Called To Disciple…Minister…Pastor…Preach & Teach In Our Life [Jesus] Circles…
…There are fatherless children…the needy…the poor…prisoners…the sick & widows all around us…
…He Fully Expects us To Engage…Impact & Get Intimate With The CommUnity He Has us In…
…That…Is What The Church Looks Like…not what it may look like to us…

…But What It Looks Like To Our Father & Our God…
…We’ve been ‘inanimate’ long enough…

…It’s High-Time To Move…”

- The Disciple

[…Luke 14:23 “…Then The Master Told His Servant ‘GO OUT Into The HighWays & ByWays & Compel them To Come In…So That My House Will Be Full…”]

[…1 Pet 2:9 “…But you Are A Chosen People…A Royal Priesthood…A Holy Nation…God’s Special Possession…That you May Declare The Praises Of Him WHO CALLED YOU OUT of darkness Into His Wonderful Light…”]

[…Matt 28:18-20 Jesus Said – “…GO YE Therefore & Teach All Nations…Baptizing them in The Name Of The Father & Of The Son & Of The Holy Spirit…Teaching them To Observe All Things WhatSoEver I Have Commanded you & Lo I Am With you…Always…”]

[ Passage From: The Spirit Architect’s Journal – Heb 11:10 – “…For he Was LOOKING FORWARD To The City With Foundations…Whose Architect & Builder…Is God…” ]


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