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The Simple Gospel?

Mark always catches the opposition for being the ignorant and simple.  However, the fact that Mark laid the foundation for all the succeeding Gospels is seldom conceded.  Where did Mark get all of his wisdom?  Here is another one of those oxymorons.  Mark turns out to be the scribe of Peter.  There again, saying that Mark was Peter’s scribe causes us to think that we should dismiss this book and move on to bigger and better things.  However, bigger is not always better.  Our world is preoccupied with fast and easy.  Well, here you are.  Mark is the fast and easy Gospel. On the other hand, is it? 

What complexities lay behind the simple text?

The Mesorah of Mark

We have begun our series labeled the “Mesorah of Mark.”   Why have we used this title?  Why did we deviate from “Gospel”?

We have selected the title Mesorah because the Hebrew word “Mesorah” means tradition.   When most readers read this, they will think that I am referring to the “tradition” that was passed down concerning Yeshua.  Quite the reverse, this is not my point.   When I refer to “Mesorah”, I am using the genuine Hebraic thought concerning Mesorah.

This being the case, Mark’s book would open with these words.  “The beginning of the Mesorah of Yeshua HaMashiach son of the judge.”  Well, this needs a bit of clarification.

First, the Hebrew word “beginning” used by Mark is “raysheet.”  The Hebrew word “raysheet” means beginning.  However, it does not mean first in an order of events.  This is the case with the Hebrew phrase “braysheet,” “in the beginning” as recorded in the book of Genesis.  The Hebrew word “raysheet” means the chief or most important part of something.  In other words, Yeshua is the choicest or chief part of the Masorah i.e. Oral Law.  This ought to catch some opposition.  Many of Yeshua’ followers detest this word and idea. 

Before we detest too much maybe, we should look a little deeper. How so?  What I am saying here is that Yeshua is the foundation for all of the Oral Law. John suggested that if we loved Yeshua we would keep his commandments (14:15). This being true, we should want to know his commandments. I have heard the old cliché that this means love your neighbor ect. I do not buy this load of bunk. Why? Because Yeshua said far more than just love G-d and neighbor. A life and ministry as great as his is insulted by such a naive remark. I am sure that other will concur that we have far greater truths to learn.

In the coming weeks we will delve into the mystery of Mark, the depth of Peter’s teaching and the power of a single life.

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                  Tamuz 10, 5776

July 16, 2016

Tamuz 03, 5776

July 09, 2016

Sivan 26, 5776

July 02, 2016

 

 

וְיוֹסֵף “VeYosef”

“And Joseph”

“Y José”

B’resheet (Gen) 39:1 – 40:23

B’Midbar (Num.) 28:9-15

Ashlamatah: Is 55:11 - 56:8

Special: I Samuel 20:18,42

Psalm 33:1- 34:18

N.C.: Jude 20-25; Luke 7:31–8:3;

Acts 10:44 – 11:18

 

 

 

 

 

 

                  Sivan 19, 5776

June 25, 2016

Sivan 12, 5776

June 18, 2016

Sivan 05, 5776

June 11, 2016

וַיְהִי בָּעֵת הַהִוא

“VaY’hi BaEt Hahi”

“And it came to pass at that time”

“Y aconteció en aquel tiempo”

B’resheet (Gen) 38:1-30

Ashlamatah: Hos. 12:1-9 + 14:9

 

Psalm 32:1-11

N.C.: Jude 17-19;

Luke 7:24-30; Acts 10:34-43

וַיֵּשֶׁב

“VaYeshev”

“And dwelt”

“Y habitó”

B’resheet (Gen) 37:1-36

Ashlamatah: Is 32:18 – 33:6, 15

 

Psalm 31:1-25

N.C.: Jude 14-16;

Luke 7:18-23; Acts 10:17-33

וַיֵּרָא אֱלֹהִים אֶל-יַעֲקֹב

“VaYera ELOHIM El-Ya’aqob”

“And GOD appeared unto Jacob”

“Y DIO se apareció a Jacob”

B’resheet (Gen) 35:9 – 36:43

Ashlamatah: Is 61:2-9 + 62:1-2

Special: I Sam. 20:18,42

Psalm 30:1-13

N.C.: Jude 11-13;

Luke 7:11-17; Acts 9-16

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Iyar 27, 5776

June 04, 2016

Iyar 20, 5776

May 28, 2016

Iyar 13, 5776

May 21, 2016

וַיָּבֹא יַעֲקֹב שָׁלֵם

“VaYavo Ya’aqob Shalem”

“And came Jacob in peace”

“Y llegó Jacob en paz”

B’resheet (Gen) 33:18 – 35:8

B’midbar (Num.) 28:9-15

Ashl: Nahum 1:12 – 2:6, 14

Special: I Sam. 20:18,42

Psalm 29:1-11

N.C.: Jude 8-10; Luke 7:1-10;

Acts 10:1-8

וַיִּשְׁלַח

“VaYishlach”

“And sent”

“Y envió”

B’resheet (Gen.) 32:4 – 33:17

Ashlamatah: Joel 4:13-21 +

1:11-12

Psalm 28:1-9

N.C.: Jude 6-7,

Luke 6:43-49,

Acts 9:32-43

שׁוּב אֶל-אֶרֶץ

“Shuv El-Erets”

“Return unto the land”

“Vuélvete á la tierra”

B’resheet (Gen)

31:3 - 32:3

Ashl: Jer 30:10-18, 22

Psalm 27:1-14

N.C.: Jude 4-5;

Luke 6:27-42,

Acts 9:23-31

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For 05.26.2016

Iyar 6, 5776

May 14, 2016

Nisan 29, 5776

May 7, 2016

Pesach/Nisan 5776

Pesach I thru VIII

וַיַּרְא יְהוָה

“VaYar’ Adonai”

“And saw Ha-Shem”

“Y vió Ha-Shem”

B’resheet (Gen.) 29:31 – 30:21 +

30:22 – 31:2

Ashl: 1 Sam. 1:2-11 + 2:28

Special: Ez 20:1-20

Psalm 25:1 – 26:12

 N.C.: Jude 1-3, Luke 6:19-26,

Acts 8:39 – 9:22

“VaYetse Ya’aqob”

“And left Jacob”

“Y salió Jacob”

B’resheet (Gen.) 28:10 – 29:30

Ashlamatah: Hos. 12:13 – 13:5 +

14:9-10

Special: I Sam. 20:18-42

Psalms 24:1-10

N.C.: Mk. 3:13-19a;

Luke 6:12-16;

Acts 8:26-38

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For 04.28.2016

For 05.07.2016

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for 05.19.2016

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Nisan 08, 5776

April 16, 2016

Nisan 01, 5776

April 9, 2016

II Adar 23, 5776

April 2, 2016

Lectionary Reset

הַגָּדוֹל

“HaGadol”

“The Great”

“El Grande”

Gen. 27:28 – 28:9

Hos 14:6-10 +

Joel 1:1-3+2:12-13

Special: Malachi 3:4-24*

Psalms 23:1-6

N.C.: Mk 3:11-12; Lk 6:19;

Acts 5:42

הַחֹדֶשׁ

“HaChodesh”

“The New Moon”

“El novilunio”

Shemot (Ex) 11:1 – 12:28

B’Midbar (Num.) 28:9-15

Ashlamatah: Ez 45:18-46:15

Ashlamatah: Isaiah 66:1, 23

 

Proverbs 7:1-27

N.C.: Col. 2:16-23;

1 Cor. 5:6-8

פָרָה אֲדֻמָּה

“Parah Adumah”

“A red heifer”

B’midbar (Nu) 19:1–20:13

B’Midbar (Nu) 28:9-15

Ashl: Ez 36:16-38

 Special: I Samuel 20:18,42

 

 

Psalm 110:1-7

 N.C.: Bereans (Heb)

8:1 – 9:14

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II Adar 16, 5776

Mar. 26, 2016

II Adar 09, 5776

Mar. 19, 2016

II Adar 02, 5776 Mar. 12, 2016

שׁוּב אֶל-אֶרֶץ

Shuv El-Eretz

“Return unto the Land”

“Vuelvete a la tierra”

B’resheet (Gen.) 31:3 – 32:3

Ashlamatah: Jer. 30:10-18 + 22

Psalm 26:1-12

N.C.: Jude 4-5,

Luke 6:27-42, Acts 7:1-53

 

זָכוֹר

“Zakhor”

“Remember”

“Acuérdate”

Debarim (Dt.) 24:19 – 25:19

Ashlamatah: I Sam 15:1-34

Psalm 2:1-12

N.C.: Rev. 13:11 –

14:12; 15:2-4

וַיִּזְכֹּר אֱלֹהִים

Vayizkor Elohim

“And GOD remembered”

 

Shemot (Ex) 30:22 – 31:2

Ashlamatah: I Sam 1:11-19, 22

Psalm 25:1-22

N.C.: Jude 3; Lk 6:24-26;

Acts 6:8-15

 

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1 Adar 25,5776

Mar. 5, 2016

1 Adar 18, 5772

Feb. 27, 2016

1 Adar 11, 5772 - Feb. 20, 2016

מַחֲצִית הַשֶּׁקֶל

“MaChatsit HaSheqel”

“Half a Shekel”

“Medio Shequel”

Shemot (Exodus) 30:1-38

B’Midbar (Num.) 28:9-15

Ashlamatah: II Kings 1

1:17–12:17

Special: I Samuel 20:18, 42

Psalm 104:1-35

Mishle (Proverbs) 7:1-27

N.C.: Matityahu 17:24-27

וַיַּרְא יהוה

“VaYar’ Adonai”

“And saw Ha-Shem”

“Y vió Ha-Shem”

B’Resheet (Gen) 29:31–30:21

 

Ashlamatah: 1 Sam. 1:2-11 + 2:28

 

 

Psalm 24:1-10

N.C.: Jude 1-2,

Luke 6:19-23, Acts 6:7

וַיֵּצֵא יַעֲקֹב

“Vayetse Ya’aqov”

“And left Jacob”

“Y salió Jacob”

B’resheet (Gen) 28:10–29:30

 

Ashlamatah: Hos 12:13 – 13:5 +

14:9-10

 

Psalms 23:1-6

 N.C.: Mk. 3:13-19a;

Lk 6:12-16; Acts 6:1-6

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1 Adar 04, 5776

Feb. 13, 2016

Shebat 27, 5776

Feb. 6, 2016

Shebat 20, 5776

Jan. 30, 2016

וְיִתֶּן-לְךָ

“Vayiten L’kha”

“And give you”

“Y te dé”

B’resheet (Gen.) 27:28 – 28:9

 

Ashlamatah: Hos 14:6-10 +

Joel 1:1-3 + 2:12-13

Psalms 22:1-32

 N.C.: Mk. 3:11-12;

Luke 6:19; Acts 5:42

וַיְהִי כִּי-זָקֵן יִצְחָק

“VaY’hi Ki Zaqen Yitschaq”

“And it was when Isaac was old”

“Y fue cuando Isaac envejeció”

B’resheet (Gen.) 27:1-27 &

B’Midbar (Num.) 28:9-15

Ashlamatah: 1 Sam. 4:15 – 5:1 + 6:14

Special: 1 Sam. 20:18 & 42

Psalms 21:1-14

N.C.: Mk. 3:7-10; Luke 6:17-18;

Acts 5:33-41

וְאֵלֶּה תּוֹלְדֹת

“V’Eleh Tol’dot”

“And these are the Generations”

“Y estas son las Generaciones”

B’resheet (Gen.) 25:19 – 26:35

 

Ashlamatah: Is  65:23 – 66:8

Psalms 19:1-15

N.C.: Mark 3:1-6

Luke 6:6-11 & Acts 5:17-32

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Shebat 13, 5776

Jan. 23, 2016

Shebat 06, 5776

 Jan 16, 2016

Tebet 28, 5776

Jan 9, 2016

וָאָבֹא הַיּוֹם, אֶל-הָעָיִן

“Va’avo HaYom El HaAyin”

“And I came today to the fountain”

“Y llegué hoy a la fuente”

B’resheet (Gen.) 24:42 – 25:18

Ashl: Is 12:3 - 13:4 + 14:1-2

Psalms 18:1-51

N.C.: Mark 2:23-28

Luke 6:1-5 & Acts 5:12-16

וְאַבְרָהָם זָקֵן

“V’Abraham Zaqen”

“And Abraham was old”

“Y Abraham [era] anciano”

B’resheet (Gen.) 24:1-41

Ashlamatah: Isaiah 51:2-11

Psalms 17:1-15

N.C.: Mark 2:21-22

Luke 5:36-39 & Acts 5:7-11

וְהָאֱלֹהִים, נִסָּה

“V’HaElohim Nisah”

“And G-d tested”

“Y Dio probó”

B’resheet (Gen.) 22:1 – 23:20

BaMidbar (Num.) 28:9-15

Ashl: Isaiah 33:7-16 + 22

Special: I Sam. 20:18 & 42

Psalms 16:1-11

N.C.: Mark 2:18-20

Luke 5:33-35 & Acts 5:1-6

TNL Audio Lesson for 01.28.2016

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Tebet 21, 5776

Jan 2, 2016

Tebet 14, 5776

Dec 26, 2015

Tebet 07, 5776

Dec 19, 2015

וַיהוָה פָּקַד

“VaAdonai Paqad”

“And Ha-Shem visited”

“Y visitó el SEÑOR”

B’resheet (Gen.) 21:1-34

Ashlamatah: I Sam 2:21-28 + 3:19-20

Psalms 15:1-5

N.C.: Mark 2:13-17

Luke 5:27-32 &

Acts 4:32-37

וַיָּבֹאוּ שְׁנֵי הַמַּלְאָכִים

“VayaVou Sh’nei HaMal’akhim”

“And came the two angels”

“Llegaron, pues, los dos ángeles”

B’resheet (Gen.) 19:1 – 20:18

Ashl: Judges 19:16-24 + 20:27

Psalms 14:1-7

N.C.: Mark 2:1-12,

Luke 5:17-26 &

Acts 4:23-31

וַיֵּרָא אֵלָיו

“Vayera Elav”

“And appears”

“Y se le apareció”

B’resheet (Gen.) 18:1-33

Ashlamatah: Is. 33:14-17 + 35:10

Psalms 13

N.C.: Mark 1:40-45;

Lk. 5:12-16

Acts 4:13-22

TNL Audio Lesson for 01.07.2016

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TNL Audio Lesson for 12.31.2015

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TNL Audio Lesson for 12.24.2015

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Kislev 23, 5776

Kislev 16, 5776

Kislev 09, 5776

וַיְהִי אַבְרָם

“Vay’hi Abram”

“And when Abram was”

“Y cuando Abram tenía”

B’resheet (Gen) 17:1-27

Ashlamatah: Jer. 33:25 – 34:5 +

34:8-13

Psalms 12:1-9

N.C.: Mark 1:35-39;

Luke 4:42-44 &

Acts 4:5-12

בַּמַּחֲזֶה, לֵאמֹר

“BaMahazeh, Lemor”

“In a vision saying”

“en visión, diciendo:”

B’resheet (Gen) 15:1 - 16:16

Ashlamatah: Isaiah 1:1-8 + 2:2-3

 

Psalms 11:1-7

N.C.: Mark 1:32-34,

Luke 4:40-41 &

Acts 4:1-4

וַיְהִי, בִּימֵי אַמְרָפֶל

“Vay’hi Bimei Amrafel”

“And in the days of Amraphel”

“Y en los días de Amrafel”

B’resheet (Gen) 14:1-24

Ashl: Is 41:2-5 + 8-13

 

Psalms 10:1-18

N.C.: Mark 1:29-31

Luke 4:38-39 &

Acts 3:17-26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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