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Mattot & Massei || Pastor David Mathews 7.10.21

Matot & Massei – 2021: Numbers 30:1 – 36:13. I.        These two Parashot are often combined for a ‘double-Parsha’. Both are rife with monumental events such as: The laws of oaths, the battle with the Midianites, as well as, the distribution of the individual tribal inheritances. It is my argument that …

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Heritage of Jacob – Israel || Pastor David Mathews

Gen. 12: 1-3. I.        From our studies in the ‘Greater Exodus Plagues’ we can say for certain that YHVH had a plan for the House of Jacob/Israel that was predicated upon the promises made to his grandfather Abraham.  It seems the plan is multi-dimensional and generationally encompassing. What is disconcerting is …

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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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Vayakhel & Pekudei 2021 || Brittney Scott

This week’s Torah portion is actually a double parshah, Vayakhel (“And He Assembled” Exodus 35:1-38:20) and Pekudei (“Accounting Of” Exodus 38:21-40:38).  There are 5 consecutive parshahs that deal specifically with the instructions regarding the Tabernacle, these are the final 2 and also serve to complete the book of Exodus/Shemot!  It’s quite interesting …

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Plagues of the Greater Exodus Pt. 6 || Pastor David Mathews

The 8th Plague – Locusts. Exodus 10: 3 – 20. I.        It is our position, after dissecting the 7-previous plagues, that YHVH has brought a Petition or Suit of Paternity against the House of Pharaoh and insisting that Israel, His first-born son be released. Against this background, in our text (vs. 3) above …

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Manna Bites! || The Breaker

Manna Bites is a series of short clips that explores and begins to delve into the Hebraic understanding of the Scriptures, one morsel at a time! Manna Bites! ~ The Breaker – explore the powerful meaning behind the concept of the firstborn in the role as the breaker!

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Word to the Wise || Brenda Mathews

A word to the wise (my granddaughter Olivia), “You get what you get, so don’t throw a fit.” Revelation 22:1 – “And he shewed me a pure river of water of life; clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.” Let’s look at 3 …

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VaYeshev 2020 || Brittney Scott

VaYeshev/”And He Settled”, Genesis 37:1-40:23, interestingly reveals the final and 10th Elleh Toldot (“These are the generations”), this time associated with Jacob.  Yet once again this enigmatic phrase does not list the entire house of Jacob, but only one son is brought to the forefront – Joseph! Building upon past studies, already …

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Plagues of the Greater Exodus Pt. 4 || Pastor David Mathews

Ex. 9:8-17. 6th plague – Boils with Blains: I.        Before we take an in-depth look at ‘Boils with Blains’, it would help to understand the circumstances that lead to this 6th plague.  Primarily, there’s a subtle transition-taking place in this text with this 6th plague. In our introduction we saw Aaron the High Priest initiate …

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Toldot 2020 || Brittney Scott

Toldot/”Generations”, Genesis 25:19-28:9, is a Torah portion of transition!  The focus shifts from Abraham, to Isaac, the Son of Promise!  Of the 3 patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob), Isaac is given the least amount of attention, yet the opening statement of this passage is an enigmatic element seen throughout Genesis!  Could this be …

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Lekh Lekha 2020 || Brittney Scott

Lekh Lekha/”Go Forth”, Genesis 12:1-17:27, but can more accurately be translated as go for yourself, or it is in your best interest and for your benefit that you go!  Quite interesting when we realize where it is from that Abram is being called forth, Ur of the Chaldees, aka Babylon!  This same …