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Parashot

January 2018

Tevet — Sh’vat 5778

January 6
Sh’mot (Names)
Exodus 1:1-6:1
Isaiah 27:6-28:13; 29:22-23
Matthew 22:1-23:39; Luke 5:12-39; Acts 7:17-29
Reader(s) Johnson
January 13
Va’era (And I appeared)
Exodus 6:2-9:35
Ezekiel 28:25-29:21
Matthew 12:1-14; 24:1-51; Romans 9:14-24
Reader(s) Scott
January 20
Bo (Go)
Exodus 10:1-13:16
Jeremiah 46:13-28
Matthew 25:1-46; Mark 3:7-19; I Corinthians 11:20-34
Reader(s) Quinn
January 27
B’shalach (When he let go)
Exodus 13:17-17:16
Judges 4:4-5:31
Matthew 5; 26:1-75; John 6:22-40
Reader(s) Mehling

Praying for Government Leadership

(Excerpt from Tikkun News Letter, December, 2017, by Asher intrater)

“Prayer changes things.” It can even ‘move mountains’ (Mark 11:23-24). Prayer is so important that Yeshua had a regular discipline of praying early in the morning before the sun came up (Mark 1:35). His primary job now is interceding for us in heaven (Romans 8:34)…
Prayer changes us. It changes our will: ’Not My will but Yours’ (Matthew 26:39)…
Prayer changes the world around us: It moves the will of heaven down into the earth (Matthew 6:10)…

We are called to pray for all people, but particularly for government leaders and those in positions of authority. ’First of all I urge you to lift up prayers and supplications and requests and thanksgiving for all men; for kings and the heads of authority…’ I Timothy 2:1-2). This is an issue of strategic priorities.’”

Three Reasons Why Israel Missed the First Coming of the Messiah:

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First Century Judaism was preoccupied with concepts of Messiah as King-Deliverer. Roman occupation provided the “perfect storm” for which to see Messiah as only a Rescuer. Their “apocalyptic consciousness” caused them to be inundated with thoughts of deliverance and even how to inaugurate that deliverance, therefore, they missed the office of Messiah as Suffering servant and sin-bearer.

First Century Judaism found no place for the priestly office of Messiah. As rabbinic tradition teaches, it is completely within the power of each to wholly overcome sin and gain eternal life by study and good works. Original-Sin and the Total Depravity of the human nature are not in Jewish thought processes. Whatever happened in the garden, say the rabbis, was not bad enough to warrant the need for a “Second Adam” to come and undo what the first Adam could not. If our condition is not that bad, than “Savior” terminology makes no sense in Jewish thinking. Original sin and the sinfulness of our whole nature is a fundamental difference between rabbinic Judaism and Scripture.

The problem of rabbinic authority: the claim of the rabbis to establish their own authority by stating that the Oral Law goes back to Moses so that the Oral Law has more authority than the Written Law. Rabbinical authority supersedes the authority of the Word of God, so when the Spirit convicts or brings enlightenment to the original meaning of the text it is dismissed in favor of halachic ruling.

– adapted from Nathaniel Puro, congregational leader Shoresh David