Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa Fellowship for a two-part study of the first parsha in the life of the first of the patriarchs, Abram — before and up to his name change.

It’s known as “Lekh Lekha” (Genesis chapters 12 through 17) because the first unique words, and indeed the start of his walk before Yahuah, is “Get the OUT…” of the place you are, and go to the place I will show you.

Is is surprising at all that those words still apply today?

First, the Erev Shabbat (Friday evening) overview and intro:

The Sabbath Day teaching is again about some parallels. Abram, before he was renamed, had a ‘narrow path’ of his own to walk. And he was human, he made some mistakes. Perhaps just as interesting, from our perspective today, he ‘came out of’ a pagan place, as was told to go to ‘the land’ — but that too was in fact a pagan place.

It’s what we can learn about his ‘walk before Me’ en route that we need to pay attention to ‘in such a time as this.’

“Lekh Lekha: ‘Get Thee OUT!’ – Then and Now – so ‘Walk before Me’ “

The combined two-part teaching is here: