Blog Scripture Readings for 10-15 Through 10-21-17

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THIS WEEK’S SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR STUDY AND DISCUSSION:

Parashat Noach — Genesis 6:9 – 11:32
Haftarah — Isaiah 54:1 – 55:5 | Isaiah 66:1-24; Numbers 28:9-15**
Prophets — Joshua 8:1 – 14:15
Writings — Psalms 11:1 – 18:24
Testimony — Matthew 7:1 – 11:30

Our new Scripture Reading Schedule for 2017-2018 is available to download and print.

Most of this week’s blog discussion points will be on these passages. If you have general comments or questions on the weekly Scripture readings not addressed in a blog post, here’s a place for you to post those. Just use the “leave a reply” link below.

The full “Read Through The Scriptures In A Year” schedule, broken down by each day, can be found on the right sidebar under “Helpful Links.” There are 4 sections of scripture to read each day: one each from the Torah, the Prophets, the Writings, and from the Testimony of Yeshua. Each week, the Torah and haftarah readings will follow the traditional one-year reading cycle.

** A different Haftarah is read when it is a special sabbath in Jewish tradition. This week it is Shabbat Rosh Chodesh on the traditional calendar. Otherwise, Isaiah 54:11 – 55:5 would be read.

Weekly Blog Scripture Readings for 10/15/17 through 10/21/17.

 

I’m back from Sukkot…Ready to hit it hard!

Look out world!

Now that I’m back from celebrating Sukkot 2017 with the mishpocah, things are going to start popping on this blog.

I’m refreshed and energized!

Hit a lull last season recovering from the burnout of pastoring a local congregation for 18 years.

Now, by Yah’s grace and dunamis power, I’m ready to hit it hard again. Will start posting articles regularly pertaining to the Scripture reading schedule. So stay tuned and tell all your friends!

Natan

 

Greetings from Sukkot 2017 in NW Washington State!

This blog has been quiet the last week or so because I’ve been celebrating Sukkot with my wife and some of my kids in NW Washington State in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island on the shores of the Salish Sea on the border between Washington and Canada near the San Juan Islands.

My internet connection has been spotty at best in the RV park where we’ve parked our travel trailer for the past week and several days, so I haven’t been able to post anything. Plus I’ve been busy with Sukkot activities, including helping to lead the celebration and doing a considerable amount of teaching.

Hope your Sukkot festivals have been blessed to the max whether you’ve been alone, at home or with a group somewhere. Although none of us is able to keep Sukkot in the exact way the Torah prescribes and the ancient Israelites did in the land of Israel, YHVH in his merciful grace honors the baby steps his scattered children are taking to obey him and to reconnect with the pro-Torah Hebraic and apostolic roots of their faith. He rejoices when the hearts of his children are inclined to serve, love and obey him as best they can, while trekking through the wilderness en route to the Promised Land of our spiritual inheritance.

Here are a few pics of some of our activities at our Sukkot here. Please enjoy.

Natan teaching the small group gathered at Oak Harbor in Washington State.

Natan and Sandi at Rosario Beach near Deception Pass on Whidbey Island.

Natan filming the sunset at Rosario beach.

Natan and Sandi on a killer whale or orca watching expedition. Yes, we spotted lots of orcas and we’ll be posting videos and photos of them soon. So stay tuned!

Natan was honored to be able to baptize a young lady (Dianna) in Cranberry Lake. The previous day during one of our ministry times, weeping and repenting, she came forward to accept Yeshua and was subsequently baptized in the Spirit with the evidence of overflowing joy and the spiritual gift of speaking in tongues. The next day, I baptized her for the remission of sins. Praise Yah!

Natan blowing the shofar after having baptized Dianna.

 

Blog Scripture Reading Schedule for 10-8 Through 10-14-17

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THIS WEEK’S SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR STUDY AND DISCUSSION:

Parashat B’reisheet — Genesis 1:1 – 6:8
Haftarah — Isaiah 42:5 – 43:10
Prophets — Joshua 1:1 – 7:24
Writings — Psalms 1:1 – 10:18
Testimony — Matthew 1:1 – 6:34

Our new Scripture Reading Schedule for 2017-2018 is available to download and print.

Most of this week’s blog discussion points will be on these passages. If you have general comments or questions on the weekly Scripture readings not addressed in a blog post, here’s a place for you to post those. Just use the “leave a reply” link below.

The full “Read Through The Scriptures In A Year” schedule, broken down by each day, can be found on the right sidebar under “Helpful Links.” There are 4 sections of scripture to read each day: one each from the Torah, the Prophets, the Writings, and from the Testimony of Yeshua. Each week, the Torah and haftarah readings will follow the traditional one-year reading cycle.

Weekly Blog Scripture Readings for 10/8/17 through 10/14/17.

 

Yeshua’s Response to the Las Vegas Shooting? Repent or Perish!

I don’t want to be so arrogant as to presume exactly what Yeshua would have said in response to the recent tragic Las Vegas shooting. No doubt his heart would have been broken. This we know. All humans were made in the image of the Creator and Yeshua died for everyone (John 3:16) and he loved us while we were yet sinners (Rom 5:8 and Eph 2:4–5).

However, the Gospel of Luke reveals that a similar events happened in Yeshua’s day where there was a huge loss of “innocent” life due to tragic circumstances that no one could have foreseen. When asked what he thought about it, Yeshua didn’t judge or condemn anyone. He simply had a pithy word to those who were still living—an important lesson for us all.

We read his response in Luke 13:1–5.

There were present at that season some who told Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answered and said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things? “I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”

The point? Repent or perish! Everyone will die eventually one way or another. No one knows the  time or place of their death. Therefore, make the most of your life while you have it and especially repent of sin and turn to YHVH Elohim the Creator while you can.

So Yeshua’s message to America and to everyone is this: REPENT OR  PERISH!

After you have repented, then what? Start reading your Bible. It will tell you what to do from that point on. The Hoshana Rabbah Bible reading schedule will you to that in a systematic, organized and balanced manner. You can down load for free at https://www.hoshanarabbah.org/pdfs/read-bible-in-a-year_2017-18.pdf.