Christopher spends a great deal of time discussing the word מלאך which is found all through this Torah Portion over and over again, and how the sages asked the question, "Why is it translated as 'Angel' here?". Also Christopher discusses the error of the two house movement and the supremacists movements in the Messianic faith and though they are both wrong, the major concern is not that they are wrong but that they do not fulfill the most important mitzvah discussed in this Torah Portion. Christopher also discusses who that was that Ya'akov fought with in the Torah Portion. At the end of this message there is a tribute to our friend Gary Hensley who passed away last week.
Torah Portion Readings:
Torah: Genesis 28:10–32:3(2),
HafTarah: Hosea 12:13(12)–14:10(9),
Brit Chadasha: Matthew 3:13–4:11
Christopher focuses on why the parshas notes Ya'akov leaving one land and going to another, when fewer words could have been used. According to Rashi, it is noted because of the implications a tzadik has on town. Christopher also explains the attributes of tzadikim from this vantage point. He also discusses how the Messiah, Yeshua is revealed in this Torah Portion from a quote from the Chayim v'Shalom that is not often discussed in this parshas (the one often noted as a shadow of the Messiah is, Ya'akov's ladder). He also discusses why it is that Ya'akov wept for Rachel.
Video of the Studio Teaching
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Wednesday Night Study
Christopher forgot there are two weeks off from study this week at the weekly Wednesday night study. 2 others still showed up, and so Christopher covers shadows of the Messiah in this week's Torah Portion Vayeitzei and next week's Torah Portion Vayishlach.
Video of the Wednesday Night Study
Audio of the Wednesday Night Study
Christopher discusses the Messiah in this Torah Portion through the sages when they speak of Edom representing Rome. He also discusses the lashon hara vs the yetzer hara and the lashon hatov vs lashon hara. Christopher offers an apology to his listeners/viewers in this area as well and talks about how he has fallen short.
Studio Video Version
Studio Audio Version
Wednesday Night Toldos Study
Christopher discusses with everyone their questions from last week, He also discusses what the yetzer hara and yetzer tov as well as how we foolishly commit lashon hara more times than we realize. He also discusses how Judaism sees Yeshua because of a passage in the Midrash Rabbah where we see the Messiah, the Hazir, Rome and Edom all seen as one when we look at the words of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
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Wednesday Night Study Video Version
Wednesday Night Study Audio Version
(Please note that the audio for the Wednesday Night Study is not as high quality as the studio version. In the study I do not have my microphone on the table. The audio in the Wednesday Night Study was taken from the audio from the video taken from my iPad. We have however cleaned it up so it has slightly better sound.)
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Formerly known as Schtix and Stones, Christopher sets out to edify the body through correction and the matters of the heart of Torah and Messiah Yeshua