October 8, 2017 – Ex. 1:1-2:25 – Moses’ birth and early life

Torah Reading: Exodus 1:1-2:25 – Moses’ birth and early life

Psalm 42
Haftarah: Isaiah 27:6-13 + 28:1,5
Isaiah 62:2-9 + 63:7-9

Notes on Exodus 1:1-2:25

Notes on Psalm 42

Notes on Isaiah 27:6-13 + 28:1,5

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Feast of Tabernacles

We’re celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles on Saturday, September 30!

The Hebrew word for Tabernacles is “sukkah” which originally meant “woven” and applied to the branches woven together to make simple shelters. Israel was commanded to dwell in booths like this for seven days. The booth reflects the fragility, precariousness and impermanence of life in this world.

The Talmud relates that in the end of days, “all the nations of the world will express a desire to repent, and God will judge them through the commandment of building a sukkah… He will give this single commandment to the entire world to fulfill.” (BT Avoda Zara 3)

Jesus used the venue feast to announce Himself as the Light of the World, and as the Living Water necessary for salvation.

Read our memo on the feast here.

Notes on the Booth and the Pillar of Cloud

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September 24, 2017 – Gen. 49:29 – 50:26 – Joseph Forgives His Brothers

Torah Reading:  Genesis 49:29 – 50:26 – Joseph Forgives His Brothers

Psalm 41
Haftarah –  Zechariah 14:1-11
1 Samuel 9:1-10

Notes on Genesis 49:29 – 50:26

Shame & God’s Sovereignty

Notes on Psalm 41

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Get ready for Tabernacles Sept. 30!

Old Guys Building Booth.

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September 17, 2017 – Gen. 49:1-28 – Jacob’s blessing and death

Torah Reading: Genesis 49:1-28 – Jacob’s blessing and death
Observe Yom Kippur!
Psalm 40
Haftarah – (1) Isaiah 43:22 – 44:2 + 6
(2) Isaiah 55:3-12 + 56:8
(3) Isaiah 48:12-20 + 49:13

Notes on Genesis 49:1-28

Notes on Psalm 40

Notes on Isaiah 43:22 – 44:2 + 6

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