April 2017

Nisan — Lyar  5777

April 1
Vayikra (And He called)
Leviticus 1:1-5:26
Isaiah 43:21-44:23
Mark 7:1-30; 11:1-12:44; Hebrews 10:1-18
Reader(s) — Brophy
April 8
Tzav (Command)
Leviticus 6:1-8:36
Jeremiah 7:21-8:3; 9:22-23
Mark 7:31-8:38; 13:1-37; Hebrews 8:1-6
Reader(s) — Elvgren
April 15
April 22
Shemini (Eighth)
Leviticus 9:1-11:47
II Samuel 6:1-7:17
Mark 9:1-13; 14:1-72; Acts 10:9-22; 34, 35
Reader(s) — Gale
April 29
Tazriah (she conceived)
Leviticus 12:1-13:59
II Kings 4:42-5:19
Matthew 8:1-4; Mark 9:14-50; 15:1-16:20
Metsora (Infected one)
Leviticus 14:1-15:33
II Kings 7:3-20
Luke 1:1-80; 9:51-10:42; Romans 6:8-23
Reader(s) — Mercadante


Now the L-rd said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, “This month shall be the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year to you.  Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, ‘On the tenth of this month they are each one to take a lamb for themselves…”

The lamb is the focus of Passover.  In fact, the lamb is Passover.  The Hebrew word “Pesach,” which is translated Passover, is not used by the Scriptures to refer to the holiday as is the common usage today, but specifically speaks of the lamb itself.  Without the slaying of the lamb and the application of its blood on Israelite doors the Jews would have perished in Egypt; without the lamb there would have been no Exodus, no Torah at Mt. Sinai, no entrance into the Promised Land, etc.

The lamb is foundational to everything that God ever did and ever would do.  The grasping of this reality would not only provide gratitude for Israel’s present deliverance from Egypt, but also the recognition of “the lamb slain from the foundation of the world” as He would be progressively revealed to the nation through the Jewish prophets and ultimately come to  us.

Doors will open at the Double Tree at 3:00 – Come and be seated by 4:00

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