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Bechukotai 2022 || Brittney Scott

Bechukotai/”In My Statutes”, Leviticus 26:3-27:34, is the last and final parshah of Vayikra/Leviticus!  It begins with promise of the immense blessings if we walk in His statutes and commandments, followed by the warning of the curses for rejecting the same.  It is interesting to note that the curses increase by 7 fold, …

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Behar 2022 || Pastor David Mathews

In the Mountain. Leviticus 25:1–26:2. I.       Though only 1 short chapter, this Parsha has staggering implications for those who adhere to its’ commands and equally, negative ramifications for those who refuse. Let’s begin by examining the central idea of this intriguing study – the Shemitah: H#8059, שמטה, a release, or remitting; from shaw-mat …

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Emor 2022 || Brittney Scott

Emor/”Speak!”, Leviticus 21:1-24:23, continues on with the “holiness code” started last week in Qedoshim.  However, these laws are specifically directed at the priests, yet with our understanding that Israel as a nation was intended to be and still is called to be a kingdom of priests (Exodus 19:6, 1Peter 2:9, Revelation …

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Shemini 2022 || Brittney Scott

Shemini/”Eighth”, Leviticus 9:1-11:47, details the official start of the Tabernacle service, having been dedicated for 7 days, on the eighth day it is now turned over to Aaron!  For 7 days the Tabernacle has been completed, furnished, and prepared, handled solely by Mosheh.  Exodus 40 provides these details, and the exact date …

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Vayikra 2022 || Brittney Scott

This week’s Torah portion, Vayikra/”And He Called” (Leviticus 1:1-6:7), launches us into the book commonly known as Leviticus, but in Hebrew also called Vayikra!  It details the 5 types of offerings (olah/burnt, minchah/meal, shelamim/peace, chatat/sin, and ‘asham/trespass) to be brought to the completed Tabernacle and the launching of the Tabernacle service.  From …

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Acharei Mot & Kedoshim 2021 || Brittney Scott

This week we have a double Torah Portion, Acharei Mot/”After the Death” covering Leviticus 16:1-18:30 & Kedoshim/”Holy Ones” covering Leviticus 19:1-20:27.  Its quite interesting, because Acharei Mot deals specifically with the rituals of Yom Kippur, the only way in which Israel by way of the High Priest is able to access …

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Acharei Mot & Kedoshim 2020 || Brittney Scott

This week we once again are presented with a double Torah portion, Acharei Mot/”After the Death” (Leviticus 16:1-18:30) and Kedoshim/”Holy Ones” (Leviticus 19:1-20:27).  Both passages are filled with rules, rituals, and commands that seem perplexing at first glance and quite difficult to relate to!  Yet these passages detail how we are to …

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Shemini 2020 || Pastor David Mathews

Leviticus 9:1–11:47 I.       Shemeni – is the 2nd of the Parsha in Leviticus – Vayiqra – וַיִּקְרָא, which is itself, an intriguing word. It’s root being from H#7121, קרא, indicating to call or summons, to proclaim, read or declare, to collect or harvest! Its numeric value 301 is the same as the Hebrew word for fire, …

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Behar 2019 || Pastor David Mathews

 Leviticus 25:1–26:2. I.       The Parsha title ‘Behar’ is normally rendered ‘in the mount’and as such, has caused wonder over the generations regarding why YHVH would address and identify this specific location [Sinai] just before launching into the Shmita details. Further, why would the laws of the Sabbatical year(s) receive singular treatment at …