Parashot

April 2

SH’MINI (Eighth)
Leviticus 9:1-11:47
II Samuel 6:1-7:17
Mark 9:1-13; Acts 10:9-22; 34-35
Readers—-Smith

April 9

TAZRIAH (She conceived)
Leviticus 12:1-13:59
II Kings 4:42-5:19
Mark 9:14-50; Matthew 8:1-4
Readers—-Knight, Fred and Renae

April 16

METSORA (Infected one)
Leviticus 14:1-15:33
II Kings 7:3-20
Luke 9:51-10:42; Romans 6:8-23
Readers—-Gray

April 23

SPECIAL HOLIDAY READING
Exodus 12:21-51; Numbers 28:16-25
Joshua 3:5-7; 5:2-6:1, 27; Book of Song of Solomon
Luke 22:7-20
Readers—-Lewis

April 30
ACHAREI MOT (After the death)
Leviticus 16:1-18:30
Amos 9:7-15
John 7:1-15; Hebrews 9:11-28

PASSOVER: THE SEASON OF OUR REDEMPTION

           The theme of Passover is redemption. Each year we focus our celebration on G-d’s mighty deliverance of Israel from Egyptian slavery and we tell of this deliverance in our Passover Seder. The Jewish Passover is the archetype of all of G-d’s great redemptive acts throughout history, culminating in the greatest redemptive act of all time—Yeshua’s death on the cross. The killing of the Passover lamb and the placing of its blood on the doors of each Jewish home is the background of understanding the death of Yeshua. As the angel of death passed over the houses of the Israelites who were protected by the blood, even so we are passed from death unto life by the atoning blood of Yeshua.