Parashot

July 2

Korach (Korah)
Numbers 16:1-18:32
I Samuel 11:14-12:22
Luke 18:35-19:28; Romans 13:1-7
Readers — Beatty

July 9

Chukat (Ordinance)
Numbers 19:1-22-1
Judges 11:1-33
Mathew 21:1-17; John 3:10-21
Readers — Quinn

July 16

Balak (Balak)
Numbers 22:2-25:9
Micah 5:6-6:8
Mark 11:12-26; I Corinthians 1:20-31
Readers — Bucko

July 23

Pinchas (Phinehas)
Numbers 25:10-30:1(29:40)
I Kings 18:46-19:21
Mark 11:27-12:37; John 2:13-22
Readers — Knight, Tom & Cindy

July 30
Matot (Tribes)
Numbers 30:2-36:13
Jeremiah 1:1-2:3
Matthew 23:1-39; Philippians 3:12-16

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Messiah Yeshua (Galatians 3:28).

In light of Rabbi Paul’s wonderful instruction that in Messiah there is neither Jew nor Greek, why does one continue to use the terms “Jew” and “Gentile” in the body of Messiah?  In raising the question, the same verse provides the answer.  It also says that there is neither male nor female once we are “in Messiah.”  Certainly, the male/female distinction still exists.  It’s just not our primary identity.  In the same way, the Jewish/Gentile distinction still exists, however, Yeshua has now become our primary identity.  In Him the unity of Jewish and Gentile believers is an essential part of our reality and calling as the body of Messiah!