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

Weekly Torah Readings: Vay’khi – from One New Man Bible – Dec 29, 2017

Vay’khi Jacob Lives another Seventeen Years 47:28. And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years, so the whole age of Jacob was a hundred forty-seven years.29. And the time drew near for Israel to die, and he called his son Joseph and said to him, “If I have now found favor in your sight, put, I pray you, … Continue reading Weekly Torah Readings: Vay’khi – from One New Man Bible – Dec 29, 2017

Torah Commentary – Vayigash (He approached) – The Day! – SCRIPTURES FOR December 23, 2017

Living Torah Commentary Vayigash (He approached)  Genesis 44:18-47:27 Ezekiel 37:15-28 Acts 7:9-16 The Day! This Torah portion may well be my favorite of all! To consider the prophetic shadows within these words is overwhelming to me. I have no idea how many times I have tried to imagine the scene we are reading. Yosef is … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Vayigash (He approached) – The Day! – SCRIPTURES FOR December 23, 2017

Torah Commentary -Sh’mot (Names) -The Ultimate Oxymoron – Day 21, Month 10, 5777; 19 January 2017

Torah Commentary Sh'mot (Names) Exodus 1:1-6:1 Isaiah 27:6-28:13; 29:22-23 Matthew 22:23-33; 41-46 Acts 3:12-15 Hebrew 11:23-26 The Ultimate Oxymoron   Before I get to what, in my opinion is the ultimate oxymoron, I have a question. Can anyone find a shadow of Messiah in this Torah portion? (Jeopardy theme song playing in background) The answer … Continue reading Torah Commentary -Sh’mot (Names) -The Ultimate Oxymoron – Day 21, Month 10, 5777; 19 January 2017

Torah Commentary – Vayigash He Approached

Torah Commentary Vayigash He Approached Genesis 44:18-47:27 Ezekiel 37:15-28 Acts 7:9-16 Abhorrent? Why is That? The moment finally arrives and Joseph can no longer contain himself. I, for one, hope someone has a camera on the faces of the brothers when the words, "I am Yosef" finally sunk in. I think you could have knocked … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Vayigash He Approached

Franklin Graham Says ‘Sin-Sickened’ America Must Repent

Franklin Graham says America is living in "dark days" morally and spiritually as more same-sex couples get married, marijuana cigarettes are lit up in public places, and television is awash in blatant immorality. The "sin-sickened" state of America will have far greater consequences than a "fiscal cliff," the evangelist warned. "For the past few weeks, … Continue reading Franklin Graham Says ‘Sin-Sickened’ America Must Repent

“Sovereign Choices” – V’yeishev (He continued living)

V'yeishev (He continued living) Genesis 37:1-40:23 Amos 2:6-3:8 "Sovereign Choices" Sometimes during the course of Torah reflection, the Lord will use whatever the weekly parashah is to really force you to consider where you stand before Him. V’yeishev is just one of those readings, as the circumstances of life and the choices we have to … Continue reading “Sovereign Choices” – V’yeishev (He continued living)

THE JOYFUL SOUND OF FREEDOM

THE JOYFUL SOUND OF FREEDOM by David Wilkerson [May 19, 1931 - April 27, 2011] When the year of Jubilee came, every debt was wiped out. All leases and possessions reverted back to the original leaseholder, which meant that the farmer would get his land and his family back. Read about it in Leviticus 25. … Continue reading THE JOYFUL SOUND OF FREEDOM

V’yishlach (He sent)

V'yishlach (He sent) Genesis 32:3-36:43 Hosea 11:7-12:12 (A) Obadiah 1:1-21 (S) "Silence of the Limping" Once again, students of the Torah are challenged when meditating on our weekly portions, which I have found to contain a wealth of information to contemplate. When I sit down to write my Torah commentaries, the choice of a subject … Continue reading V’yishlach (He sent)