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Exodus 12:15-51: Lessons From The First Passover: Part 2

Today is Passover and the first day of Matza, the seven day holiday when we don’t eat unleavened bread. Most peoples, if not all peoples, have special days to celebrate or remember important events. Israel’s annual holidays which are outlined for us in Leviticus 23, are unique because they were given to the Jewish people by God Himself. These holidays

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Exodus 12:1-14: Lessons From The First Passover – Part 1

Passover begins Friday night. This morning, I want to get us ready for Passover by looking at the first part of the key chapter in the Word of God about Passover - Exodus 12. Most peoples, if not all peoples, have special days to celebrate or remember important events. Israel’s annual holidays, which are outlined for us in Leviticus 23,

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Valuable Lessons From The Story Of Genesis And Exodus

A lot of Christians ignore the Tenach (Old Testament). Maybe it’s because they’re not encouraged to read it; maybe the reason is that it doesn’t seem as relevant or important as the New Testament; maybe it’s because it’s longer and there are some things in it that are harder to understand or relate to, like the genealogies and details about

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Exodus 1:1-6:1 Shemot (“Names”)

The name of our portion of the Torah is Shemot - Names - referring to the names of those first Jewish people who went down to Egypt in the time of Joseph. It also is the title of this second book of the Bible. The Jewish people are now in the incubator of Egypt. We will be there for some

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Exodus 6:2-9:35 Vaera (“And I Appeared”) – Seeing Is Not Necessarily Believing

The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Vaera, meaning “...and I appeared” and covers Exodus chapters six through nine. God tells Moses that whereas He had appeared to the Patriarchs by the title El Shaddai, God Almighty, the Lord was now making Himself known to Moses and Israel by His personal name - a name we have long since lost

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Exodus 21:1-24:18 Parasha Mishpatim (Judgments)

This week’s Torah portion follows the awesome events connected to the giving of the 10 Commandments on Mount Sinai. The 10 Commandments are a summary of the Sinai Covenant, but they are not all of the Sinai Covenant. There are others laws that must be obeyed. This part of the Torah starts out with the Lord speaking to Moses, great

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Exodus 25:1-27:19 Parasha Terumah

Israel has been redeemed from slavery in Egypt with great power, signs and wonders, and by the deaths of the Passover Lambs. We are a free people. We have crossed through the Red Sea on dry ground. God is providing for our needs, even miraculously, with manna and water that came from the rock that Moses struck. We’ve fought and

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Exodus 27:20-30:10 Parasha T’tzaveh

Israel has been redeemed from slavery in Egypt with great power, signs and wonders, and by the deaths of the Passover Lambs. We are a free people. We have crossed through the Red Sea on dry ground. God is providing for our needs, even miraculously, with manna and water that came from the rock that Moses struck. We’ve fought and

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Exodus 30:11-34:35 Parasha Kee Tisa

30:11-16 A census of the people was to be taken, but every male 20 years and above had to pay a quarter of an ounce of silver to atone for himself. Why? I think the best explanation is that numbering the people was dangerous, since we could start trusting in our numbers, in our own strength, in our own power

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Exodus 35:1-38:20 Parasha Va-yak-hel

The name of this parasha is “Va-yak-hel” - “and he (meaning Moses) assembled”. Moses had come down a second time from Mount Sinai. He had been on Mount Sinai for a second forty days and forty nights, drawing near to God, and receiving God’s laws and teachings for Israel. He came down the second time, with the new pair of

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Exodus 38:21-40:38 Parasha P’koo-day

The name of this parasha is “P-koo-day” - “amounts of or number of” - referring to the amounts of the materials given by the Jewish people to build the Mishkan. A little background: Israel has been redeemed from slavery in Egypt with great power, signs and wonders, and by the deaths of the Passover Lambs. We are no longer slaves.

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