V’eira – I appeared – “Appearance Promises Executed” – 7 January, 2018

V’eira I appeared Exodus 6:2-9:35 Ezekiel 28:25-29:21 “Appearance Promises Executed” by Mark Huey This week’s parashah begins with a reminder that the Creator God appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and that He made—among many declarations—certain promises regarding their descendants’ eventual deliverance from bondage in Egypt. Hence, the narrative of the Book of Exodus now summarizes the … Continue reading V’eira – I appeared – “Appearance Promises Executed” – 7 January, 2018

Torah Reading – V’yechi – He lived – “Blessing Israel” – 25 December, 2017

V’yechi He lived Genesis 47:28-50:26 1 Kings 2:1-12 “Blessing Israel” by Mark Huey This week, the final parashah for the Book of Genesis is studied, as the period of the Patriarchs and details about the unique family chosen by God to receive His faithful blessings, finally comes to a dramatic close. Here in Genesis’ last three chapters, … Continue reading Torah Reading – V’yechi – He lived – “Blessing Israel” – 25 December, 2017

Torah Reading – V’yigash – He approached – “Positioning for Restoration” – 19 December, 2017

V’yigash - He approached Genesis 44:18-47:27 Ezekiel 37:15-28 "Positioning for Restoration" by Mark Huey This week in V’yigash, the sons of Jacob/Israel finally experience a restoration of their familial relationship, after years of being estranged from their brother Joseph. For the past two Torah readings (V’yeishev: Genesis 37:1-40:23; Mikkeitz: Genesis 41:1-44:17) the emphasis has been principally on the trials of … Continue reading Torah Reading – V’yigash – He approached – “Positioning for Restoration” – 19 December, 2017

This Weeks Torah Reading – Mikkeitz – At the end – “God Honors Faith” – 10 December, 2017

Mikkeitz At the end Genesis 41:1-44:17 1 Kings 3:15-4:1 “God Honors Faith” by Mark Huey Mikkeitz, which is being considered as the Torah portion for this week, continues the narrative about the life of Joseph in Egypt. Joseph finally realized the manifestation of his dreams about his brothers bowing before him. Since being cast into … Continue reading This Weeks Torah Reading – Mikkeitz – At the end – “God Honors Faith” – 10 December, 2017

V’yeishev – He continued living – “A Dream-Based Faith” – 3 December, 2017

V’yeishev He continued living Genesis 37:1-40:23 Amos 2:6-3:8 “A Dream-Based Faith” by Mark Huey The testimonies of the lives of Abraham’s descendants continue this week in our Torah reading, as V’yeishev turns from a considerable focus on the Patriarch Jacob, to a more explicit look at the generation of sons whom he raised. Particular attention is directed … Continue reading V’yeishev – He continued living – “A Dream-Based Faith” – 3 December, 2017

V’yishlach – He sent – 25 November, 2017

V’yishlach He sent Genesis 32:3-36:43 Hosea 11:7-12:12 (A) Obadiah 1:1-21 (S) “A Wrestling Faith” by Mark Huey This week, our Torah portion Vayishlach continues the saga of Jacob’s life, as he learned to depend upon and have faith in the God of Abraham and Isaac. If you will recall from last week, the final separation from his … Continue reading V’yishlach – He sent – 25 November, 2017

Lekh-Lekha – Get yourself out – “The Father of Faith” – 23 October, 2017

Lekh-Lekha Get yourself out Genesis 12:1-17:27 Isaiah 40:27-41:16 "The Father of Faith" by Mark Huey By the time one turns to the third Torah reading, Lekh-Lekha, the recorded story of humanity indicates how the Almighty God has had direct contact with certain noted individuals. Despite the fact that considerable history is covered in a relatively short … Continue reading Lekh-Lekha – Get yourself out – “The Father of Faith” – 23 October, 2017

Noach – Noah – “A Resting Faith” – 16 October, 2017

Noach Noah Genesis 6:9-11:32 Isaiah 54:1-55:5 (A); 54:1-10 (S) "A Resting Faith" by Mark Huey Perhaps one of the most compelling testimonies of faith and belief in God, witnessed from the opening chapters of Genesis, is the life of Noah. The example of Noah, in association with the disastrous judgment of the Flood brought upon … Continue reading Noach – Noah – “A Resting Faith” – 16 October, 2017

Bereisheet – In the Beginning – “Torah and Faith” – 9 October, 2017

Bereisheet In the Beginning Genesis 1:1-6:8 Isaiah 42:5-43:10 (A); 42:5-21 (S) “Torah and Faith” by Mark Huey One of the many blessings bestowed upon people, within the Messianic community of faith, is the annual opportunity to return to a study of, and reflection upon, the many profound truths embodied in the weekly Torah readings. It … Continue reading Bereisheet – In the Beginning – “Torah and Faith” – 9 October, 2017

Nitzavim – Standing – V’yeilekh – And he went – “Choose Life” – 10 September, 2017

by Mark Huey The annual Torah cycle has begun to wind down. On typical years, this Shabbat is known as Shabbat Shuvah or the Sabbath of Repentance (or Return), and it usually falls between Yom Teruah/Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. During what is intended to be a season of repentance, the Ten Days of Awe from 01-10 Tishri, provide followers of the … Continue reading Nitzavim – Standing – V’yeilekh – And he went – “Choose Life” – 10 September, 2017