Preparing A Place

Preparing A Place

Exodus 40:34-38 - 34Then the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the glory of Adonai filled the Tabernacle. 35Moses was unable to enter into the Tent of Meeting, because the cloud resided there and the glory of Adonai filled the Tabernacle. 36Now whenever the cloud was taken up from over the Tabernacle, Bnei-Yisrael went onward, throughout all their journeys. 37But if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not move out until the day that it was. 38For the cloud of Adonai was on the Tabernacle by day and a fire was there by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel throughout all their journeys.

Exodus 35:1-3 - 1Then Moses assembled all the congregation of Bnei-Yisraeland said to them,  “These are the words which Adonai has commanded you to do. 2Work is to be done for six days, but the seventh day is a holy day for you, a Shabbat of complete rest to Adonai. Whoever does any work then will die. 3Do not kindle a fire in any of your dwellings on Yom Shabbat.”

Exodus 35:2b - Whoever does any work then will die.

John 4:13-14 - 13Yeshua replied to her, “Everyone who drinks from this water will get thirsty again. 14But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never be thirsty. The water that I give him will become a fountain of water within him, springing up to eternal life!”

Next week: 

Preparing a Place

Willing Hearts

Shalom Boca - A Vision For Peace

Part 1: Shalom Boca - A Community Of Peace

שָׁלוֹם

Shalom = Peace?

  • Completeness

  • Wholeness

  • No War

  • No Strife

  • May you be filled with well-being!

  • May health and prosperity be upon you!

Numbers 6:23-27 - This is how you are to bless Bnei-Yisrael, by saying to them 24‘Adonai bless you and keep you! 25Adonai make His face to shine on you and be gracious to you! 26Adonai turn His face toward you and grant you shalom!’ 27In this way they are to place My Name over Bnei-Yisrael, and so I will bless them.”

Isaiah 9:5-6 - For to us a child is born, a son will be given to us, and the government will be upon His shoulder. His Name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, My Father of Eternity, 

Prince of Peace - Of the increase of His government and shalom there will be no end

Psalm 122:6-7 - Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you. 

Psalm 122:6-7 - May peace be within your walls, and prosperity within your palaces.”

Matthew 5:9 - Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God

Next week:

Pillar 1: Know God

 

Pillars Of Peace

Pillar 1: Know God

Shalom Boca  - Pillars of Peace

Pillar 1: Know God

Genesis 3:8 - And they heard the sound of Adonai Elohim going to and fro in the garden in the wind of the day. 

Exodus 33:11 - So Adonai spoke with Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. Then he would return to the camp, but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, did not leave the Tent.

John 1:1  - In the beginning was the Word. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 15:10-14  - If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. 11These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and your joy may be full. 12“This is My commandment, that you love one another just as I have loved you. 13No one has greater love than this: that he lay down his life for his friends. 14You are My friends if you do what I command you. 15“I am no longer calling you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing. Now I have called you friends, because everything I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.

 

Pillars Of Peace

Pillar 2: Freedom In Community

Acts 2:42-47 - 42They were devoting themselves to the teaching of the emissaries and to fellowship, to breaking bread and to prayers. 43Fear lay upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were happening through the emissaries. 44And all who believed were together, having everything in common. 45They began selling their property and possessions and sharing them with all, as any had need. 46Day by day they continued with one mind, spending time at the Temple and breaking bread from house to house. They were sharing meals with gladness and sincerity of heart, 47praising God and having favor with all the people. And every day the Lord was adding to their number those being saved.

Romans 12:3-13,18 - I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of yourself than you ought to think—but to use sound judgment, as God has assigned to each person a measure of faith. 4For just as we have many parts in one body—and all the parts do not have the same function— 5so we, who are many, are one body in Messiah and everyone parts of one another. 6We have gifts that differ according to the grace that was given to us—if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; 7if service, in our serving; or the one who teaches, in his teaching; 8or the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who gives, in generosity; the one who leads, with diligence; the one who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. 9Let love be without hypocrisy—detesting what is evil, holding fast to the good. 10Be tenderly devoted to one another in brotherly love; outdo one another in giving honor. 11Do not be lagging in zeal; be fervent in spirit. Keep serving the Lord, 12rejoicing in hope, enduring in distress, persisting in prayer, 13contributing to the needs of the kedoshim, extending hospitality… 18If possible, so far as it depends on you, live in shalom with all people

Hebrews 10:24-25 - 24And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good deeds. 25And do not neglect our own meetings, as is the habit of some, but encourage one another and all the more so as you see the Day approaching.

 

Pillars of Peace

Pillar 3: Your Purpose

Psalm 57:2 - I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.

Jacob/James 1:5 - But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all without hesitation and without reproach; and it will be given to him.

Psalm 119:105 - Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Rabbi's Top 5 Strengths (book recommendation: Strength Finders 2.0 - click for link)

  1. Communication

  2. Maximizer

  3. Strategic

  4. Activator

  5. Positivity 

Proverbs 11:14 - Without guidance people fall, with many counselors there is deliverance

 

Pillars of Peace

Pillar 4: Change The World

Jeremiah 17:9 - The heart is deceitful above all things, and incurable—who can know it?

Isaiah 53:4-5 - Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our pains. Yet we esteemed Him stricken, struck by God, and afflicted. But He was pierced because of our transgressions, crushed because of our iniquities. The chastisement for our shalom was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. 

Aleinu-Al Kain Prayer -And therefore we hope to You, Lord our God, that we may speedily behold the splendor of Your might To banish idolatry from the earth  –  and false gods will be utterly destroyedTo perfect the world (Tikkun Olam) under the sovereignty of the Almighty. All mankind shall invoke Your Name to turn all the wicked of the earth to you.

Matthew 5:16 - Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. 

Shalom Boca’s 4 Pillars of Peace

  1. Know God 

  2. Freedom in Community

  3. Your Purpose

  4. Change the World

Shalom Boca - Bringing Peace to a Broken World

Seeing and Believing (Based on Torah Portion Va'era)

Seeing and Believing (Based on Torah Portion Va'era)

Exodus 5:22-23 - 22So Moses returned to Adonai and said, “Adonai, why have You brought evil on these people? Is this why You sent me? 23Ever since I came to Pharaoh to speak in Your Name, he has brought evil on these people. You have not delivered Your people at all.”

Exodus 6 - 1Adonai said to Moses, “Now you will see what I am going to do to Pharaoh. By way of a strong hand he will let them go, and drive them out of his land.” 2God spoke further to Moses and said to him, “I am Adonai. 3I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob, as El Shaddai. Yet by My Name, Adonai, I made Myself known to them. 4I also established My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage where they journeyed. 5Furthermore, I have heard the groaning of Bnei-Yisrael, whom the Egyptians are keeping in bondage. So I have remembered My covenant. 6Therefore say to Bnei-Yisrael: I am Adonai, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. I will deliver you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. 7I will take you to Myself as a people, and I will be your God. 

Acts 1:6-8 - 6So when they gathered together, they asked Him, “Lord, are You restoring the kingdom to Israel at this time?” 7He said to them, “It is not your place to know the times or seasons which the Father has placed under His own control. 8But you will receive power when the Ruach ha-Kodesh has come upon you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and through all Judah, and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”