Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a two-part look at the parsha (“Vayetze”, Genesis 28:10 – 32:3) that initiates the “twelve tribes of Israel.”
Warning: Even by the “no-hold-barred” standards when it comes to what is ACTUALLY Written that regular listeners will appreciate, because of the portion this week, Mark is PARTICULARLY “not Politically Correct,” and that means some of what is actually Written, and that we’ve been lied to about for so long, may seem shocking, or even offensive.
But our Messiah warned us about that, too.
The Erev Shabbat survey first continues the story of Yakov’s journey after he leaves home, from his own personal, “Now I know for SURE,” encounter with the Creator of the Universe, to his wives and the birth of his twelve sons and daughter.
It is on the Sabbath Day where Mark again sets out to “connect dots”. Yes, much of this story — for a number of reasons — is again “problematic”. From how Yakov ended up with four wives, to how too much of ‘the church’ has been convinced that ‘the law has been done away with,’ when Scripture says so clearly otherwise, we seem to see an element of human nature that might be called “voluntary blindness”. We much choose instead to have “eyes to see!”
The combined two-part teaching is here,
“Vayetze: Yakov the Man of Sometimes Uncomfortable Emet”