PARASHAH 46 - 54

Parashah 46 'Ekev - Because - Deuteronomy 7.12 – 11.25

Shabbat Deuteronomy 7.12 – 8.10 In the land obey and live by every word that comes from the mouth of God. Prosperity comes from obedience.
John 6.25 – 40 Don't work for the food that passes away. Jesus is the bread of life. Believing in Jesus is to do the work of God.
1 Thessalonians 2.13 – 20 Praise for those who have received the word of God. God's word is at work in the believer.
Sunday Deuteronomy 8.11 – 9.3 The Lord will go ahead into the Promised Land and as a fire devour the Anakim. God's power makes you prosper.
Luke 9.57 – 62 Follow Jesus, committed to Him and not to human resources. Go and proclaim the kingdom of God.
1 Peter 1.8 – 16 In trust, joy, follow the Messiah in holiness. Keep your mind fixed on Him and not be conformed to the evil desires of the past.
Monday Deuteronomy 9.4 – 29 God prepared to replace Israel because of the Golden Calf. Moses intercedes. God’s name to be honoured.
Matthew 13.24 – 30 While the people were sleeping an enemy sowed tares among the wheat. The tares revealed at the harvest. Awake!
Romans 3.1 – 26 All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Just because some have been unfaithful, God is not.
Tuesday Deuteronomy 10.1 – 11 Aaron's son now high priest. The Lord is the priest's inheritance. God writes His word on stone tablets Moses hews.
John 17. 20 – 26 Jesus prays for those who will have faith through the word preached by His disciples. Our inheritance is unity with God.
1 Peter 2.9 – 10 We are a royal priesthood. God's people have received His mercy.
Wednesday Deuteronomy 10.12 – 11.9 Love and serve God with all your heart. Keep His commands to be strong enough to possess the land.
Mark 7.14 – 23 The things that make a heart unclean and unfit to serve God.
1 Corinthians 10.12 – 33 Do all to the glory of God. Don't scandalize others through eating food offered to idols. Serve others.
Thursday Deuteronomy 11.10 – 21 Obey God and be fruitful in the land. Store His word in your heart. Keep the word before you and teach it.
Luke 24. 44 – 49 Jesus opens their minds so that they can understand the Torah. Wait for the Father's promise to come and empower them.
Acts 26.9 – 23 In court Paul recounts his conversion that changed his heart so that he went from persecutor of Christ to confessor of Christ.
Friday Deuteronomy 11.22 – 25 Obedience to and love of God will bring victory in all the land they step on. They will defeat bigger foes.
Matthew 16. 16 – 19 What the Father reveals will prevail. The gates of hell shall not prevail against them.
1 Corinthians 12.1 – 31 Description of the leading and gifts of the Holy Spirit that enable believers to work together.

Haftarah Isaiah 49.14 – 51.3

Parashah 47 - Re'eh - See - Deuteronomy 11.26 – 16.17

Shabbat Deuteronomy 11.26 – 12.10 The Lord sets them a choice: blessing or a curse. Destroy local altars. Sacrifice, rejoice before God, rest secure.
John 13.34 – 35 A new commandment given by Yeshua: choose to love as He loves as a witness in the world that they are His disciples.
1 Corinthians 13.1 – 13 Paul shows that love is a more excellent way. Without it our witness is just a clanging sound.
Sunday Deuteronomy 12.11 – 28 Rejoice in the land in the presence of Adonai in all you do. Offer sacrifice in the place the Lord chooses.
Mark 12.41 – 46 Comment on the value of offerings given to God. The widow gave more out of her poverty, than others out of their plenty.
Philippians 4.4 – 9 Rejoice in the Lord always. Keep your thoughts fixed on whatsoever is true, noble, righteous, pure, lovable, virtuous.
Monday Deuteronomy 12.29 – 13.18 Keeping the people pure by separating, purging idolaters, false prophets. Don't even talk about their false gods.
Matthew 13.24 – 32 Dealing with hypocrisy: parables of the tares and wheat and the mustard seed. Separation occurs at the harvest.
Romans 12.1 – 2 Keeping yourself uncontaminated by the world; set apart, not conforming to the world; mind renewed to know God's will.
Tuesday Deuteronomy 14.1 – 21 Guidelines for clean and unclean foods because you are a people set apart as holy to God.
Mark 7.14 – 23 It's what comes out of the heart that makes a person unclean. Nothing outside a person can make him unclean.
Acts 10.9 – 16; 11.1 – 10 Stop treating as unclean things that God has made clean.
Wednesday Deuteronomy 14.22 – 29 Present your tithe; enjoy yourself before the Lord. All tithes to provide for Levites, the needy every third year.
Matthew 9.14 – 17 Rejoicing with the bridegroom while He is still with you. New wine in new skins; don't patch the old with the new.
Revelation 19. 6 – 10 Blessed are those invited to the wedding feast to celebrate with the Lamb. Fine linen (righteous deeds) for the bride.
Thursday Deuteronomy 15.1 – 18 Every seventh year release the debtors and Adonai will bless you. Give to the poor. Slaves who wish to stay.
Matthew 18.21 – 35 Forgiving seventy times seventy. We are to forgive our brother from our heart.
James 2.14 – 17 Faith is shown in action for the poor and hungry. Faith without action is dead.
Friday Deuteronomy 15.19 – 16.17 Three times a year attend the feasts: Matzah (Passover), Shavuot (Pentecost), Tabernacles.
Mark 14.1 – 16 Jesus is anointed for burial and the disciples prepare to celebrate the Passover.
Acts 2.1 – 4; 1 Corinthians 15.51 – 58 The disciples receive the Holy Spirit at Shavuot. The last trumpet before the church taken up.

Haftarah Isaiah 54.11 – 55.5

Parashah 48 - Shoftim - Judges - Deuteronomy 16.18 – 21.9

Shabbat Deuteronomy 16.18 – 17.13 People put in charge to act as judges. Judgements to be in line with the Torah. Idolaters to be put to death.
Luke 12.41 – 48 Need for those put in charge to be faithful and tend to the servants and not beat them. Much expected of those given much.
2 John 7 – 11 Dealing with people who deceive the flock and don't acknowledge Jesus.
Sunday Deuteronomy 17.14 – 20 The king to copy out and read Torah daily to learn to fear Yahweh, and obey. Not lift up his heart above others.
Luke 22.24 – 34 The great in the kingdom of God are not to act like Gentile kings, but to serve, repent after failure and turn back to God.
James 2.1 – 4 Practise the faith of Jesus. Don’t make distinctions among yourselves becoming judges with evil motives.
Monday Deuteronomy 18.1 – 5 Adonai is the inheritance of the Levites who are priests for ever. They are supported by the people they serve.
Matthew 10.1 – 10; 19.29 The twelve Apostles are sent out to preach. Freely they have received and freely they are to give. God will provide.
Acts 4.32 – 37 The sharing in the early church. Believers were one in heart and soul and continued to testify to the resurrection.
Tuesday Deuteronomy 18.6 – 13 Levites from out of town allowed to share fully if they serve whole-heartedly. Keep the land pure the occult.
Mark 14.55 – 65 The head priest, Sanhedrin, try to find evidence against Jesus our eternal high priest. They won't allow Him to serve.
James 1.2 – 8 We are to rejoice in trials. Seek wisdom from God and do not doubt.
Wednesday Deuteronomy 18.14 – 19.13 A reliable prophet promised. He will say all that God tells him. Discerning false prophets. Cities of refuge.
John 17.6 – 8 Jesus has told the disciples what the Father said to Him. He has made the Father's name known to them and they trust Him.
Hebrews 6.4 – 12 Persevere in the things of God and receive what has been promised.
Thursday Deuteronomy 19.14 – 20.9 Keeping boundary markers. Eye for an eye for false witnesses. Not to be afraid in battle. Don’t demoralize others.
Matthew 5.38 – 42 Turning the other cheek and going the extra mile. Giving to those who ask.
Galatians 2.11 – 3.5 Paul confronts Peter and challenges the Galatians to live by faith and not by legalisms.
Friday Deuteronomy 20.10 – 21.9 Rules of engagement and conquest in war. Ritual for unsolved murders to banish the shedding of innocent blood.
Matthew 5. 43 – 48 Doing good to those who hate you. Love your enemies. Pray for your persecutors. Be perfect as heavenly Father is.
Hebrews 10. 35 – 39 The righteous live by faith. Don't throw away your courage in the fight. Hang in and trust God for the promise.

Haftarah Isaiah 51.12 – 52.12

Parashah 49 - Ki Tetze - When you go out - Deuteronomy 21.10 – 25.19

Shabbat Deuteronomy 21.10 – 21 War brides, favourite wives; preserving the inheritance of the first born; rebellious sons.
Matthew 19.7 – 9 Jesus says that Moses allowed divorce because of the hardness of their hearts.
1 Corinthians 7.1 – 40 Marriage guidelines for those married, for mixed marriages; advice for the single.
Sunday Deuteronomy 21.22 – 22.7 Cursed is he who hangs on a tree. Same day burial to avoid defiling the land. Neighbourhood watch.
Luke 23.50 – 56 Jesus is taken down from the cross and buried the same day he died.
Galatians 3.10 – 14 Jesus became a curse by dying on the cross so that the curse would be removed from us.
Monday Deuteronomy 22.8 – 23.6 Social law; marriage; rape. Exclusion of Amonites, Moabites for publicly refusing aid to Israel on the march.
Mark 8.34 – 39 Taking up your cross daily and following Jesus. Do not be ashamed of Him before the world.
Romans 8.31 – 39 Nothing can separate us from the love of God even in the midst of troubles. He gave His Son for us.
Tuesday Deuteronomy 23.7 – 23 Don't despise former foes. Camp and personal cleanliness; protect slaves; forbidden sex; interest; vows.
Mark 10.23 – 31 Dedicate your life to follow Jesus. Riches can prevent people entering in. Rewards for those who leave all to follow Him.
Philippians 4.6 – 9 Focus your thoughts on the good. Make your requests known to God.
Wednesday Deuteronomy 23.24 – 24.4 Can satisfy hunger with neighbour's crops but not harvest them. Cannot remarry wife who married another.
Matthew 12. 1 – 8 Plucking and eating grain on the Sabbath. Compassion wanted rather than sacrifice.
1 Peter 3.1 – 7 Wives and husbands are fellow-heirs of the gift of life. Inner beauty. Do not succumb to fear.
Thursday Deuteronomy 24.5 – 13 First year of marriage leave for soldiers; rules for taking collateral for debt; no kidnapping.
Matthew 18.21 – 35 Forgive others because God has forgiven us far more. Forgiving our brothers from our heart.
1 Corinthians 8.1 – 13 Food guidelines show how sensitive we need to be to others with a weak conscience and showing love to them thereby.
Friday Deuteronomy 24.14 – 25.19 Fair wages; crops for the poor; suitable punishments; childless widows; honest trade.
Matthew 5.14 – 26 Let your light be in keeping with Torah; leaving your gift at the altar and being reconciled with your brother.
Epehesians 4.17 – 32 Let your spirits and minds be renewed to be kind to one another and forgiving each other.

Haftarah Isaiah 54. 1 – 10

Parashah 50 - Ki Tavo - When you come - Deuteronomy 26.1 – 29.9

Shabbat Deuteronomy 26.1 – 11 Offer the first fruits of the land; acknowledge deliverance from Egypt; worship, take joy in all God has done for you.
John 15.1 – 8 Bearing fruit by being united to Jesus. We glorify the Father by bearing fruit.
Colossians 1.9 – 12 Being fruitful in every good work and being joyful, strengthened with the power that comes from God.
Sunday Deuteronomy 26.12 – 15 A prayer declaring the fulfilment of the command to tithe for the needy and asking God to bless the nation.
Matthew 25.31 – 41 The sheep and goats distinguished by the way they treat the poor, needy, hungry, thirsty, sick, prisoners, strangers.
James 1.16 – 27 Not hearers of the Torah only but doers of the word. Helping widows, orphans; keeping uncontaminated from the world.
Monday Deuteronomy 26.16 – 19 Obey with all your heart. Israel is His unique treasure to be raised above all nations in praise, name, honour, holiness.
Matthew 6.26 – 34 Don't be anxious about food and clothing. God will meet your needs. Seek first the kingdom of God.
1 John 2.27 – 3.1 The anointing and love of the Father for His children. The anointing of the Messiah teaches us.
Tuesday Deuteronomy 27.1 – 10 Erect memorial stones for the law in Israel and an altar and rejoice on becoming the people of God.
Luke 12.15 – 21 Rejoice in true life from having your heart set not on money but in God. Share the wealth.
1 John 1.1 – 4 Having fellowship with the Father and the Son through the Holy Spirit so that our joy may be complete. The Word gives life.
Wednesday Deuteronomy 27.11 – 28.6 Blessings read from Mt Gerizim and curses from Mt Ebal. Listen, observe and obey and God will raise you up.
Matthew 23.13 – 39 Woes declared against the hypocrisy of the leaders. When Jesus is acknowledged He will be seen in Jerusalem.
2 Peter 2.19 – 22 Worse for those who go back into the pollution in the world having once escaped it. The dog returns to his vomit.
Thursday Deuteronomy 28.7 – 29.1 Curses on land, society, weather, health, economy, crops, war for those who through evil action abandon God.
Matthew 25.1 – 30 Being ready to meet the groom and master. Avoid the curses by having oil for your lamp and by using your talents.
Revelation 2.1 – 3.22 Commendations, warnings, exhortation to the seven churches.
Friday Deuteronomy 29.2 – 9 God preserved them in the desert. They are to observe and obey His word so that they may be fruitful.
Mark 11.20 – 24 Parable of the withered fig tree. Have faith in God that you may be fruitful.
2 Timothy 1.12 Because he knows in whom he has put his faith Paul is persuaded that God is able to preserve us until the Day.

Haftarah Isaiah 60. 1 – 22

Parashah 51 - Nizzavim - Standing - Deuteronomy 29.10 – 30.20

Has its own week in leap years but said with Parashah 52 in regular years.
Shabbat Deuteronomy 29.10 – 12 People are gathered together to stand before God. All are to enter into a covenant with Him.
Luke 9.23 – 35 Cross and not gaining the world but saving your life. Standing before God at the Transfiguration. We are to hear Him.
Hebrews 12.25 – 29 Don't reject the one speaking from heaven. Fear and reverence for the One who will shake heaven and earth once more.
Sunday Deuteronomy 29. 13 – 15 The covenant is made with those present and those absent. God is establishing for himself a people.
John 10. 14 – 16 Jesus is the good shepherd. He has other sheep which are not of this fold.
Ephesians 2.17 – 18 He has announced good news and peace to those who are near and to those who are far off.
Monday Deuteronomy 29.16 – 29 Don't let your hearts turn away to serve other gods and be stubborn in your sin thinking you are righteous.
John 12.34 – 43 Walk while you have the light. Put your trust in the light that you may become children of light.
1 John 1. 5 – 7 He is the light and there is no darkness in Him. We have fellowship with each other if we walk in the light.
Tuesday Deuteronomy 30. 1 – 6 Recall God's word in the land, in exile, and when regathered to the land.
John 14. 25 – 26 Jesus promises to send the Holy Spirit, who will recall to the disciples His words.
Romans 8.14 – 17 The Spirit bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God. Sufferers with Christ will be glorified with Him.
Wednesday Deuteronomy 30.7 – 10 The Lord rejoices in your prosperity if you turn to Him with all your heart.
Matthew 19.16 – 30 The cost of turning to God with all your heart. Leaving all to follow Jesus. The first shall be last and the last first.
Phillipians 4.10 – 13 Rejoicing in God in all circumstances; being content regardless of the situation.
Thursday Deuteronomy 30.11 – 14 The word is nigh you even in your mouth, in your heart – do it.
John 1.14 The Word became man and lived among us they saw His glory full of grace and truth.
1 John 5.1 – 5 Believe that Yeshua is the Son of God and overcome the world through faith.
Friday Deuteronomy 30.15 – 20 You have a choice. Choose life. Love and cling to God, that is the purpose of your life.
Luke 12.49 – 53 Jesus came not to give peace on the earth but a division. We have a choice to make.
Jude 17 – 25 Scoffers versus believers in the last days, but Jesus can keep you from falling. Build yourself up in the faith.

Haftarah Isaiah 61.10 – 63.9

Parashah 52 - Vayelekh - He went - Deuteronomy 31.1 – 30

Has its own week in leap years but said with Parashah 51 in regular years.
Shabbat Deuteronomy 31.1 – 3 Moses will not cross over Jordan but Joshua is to lead the people into the Promised Land.
Matthew 17.1 – 13 Death annuls the penalty. Moses (and Elijah) now seen on the Mount of Transfiguration in the Promised Land.
2 Peter 1.16 – 21 Peter recalls the Mount of Transfiguration and tells us to heed the prophetic word until the day star rises in our hearts.
Sunday Deuteronomy 31.4 – 6 God will defeat their enemies, so be strong, bold and unafraid. God will not fail you.
Matthew 16.18 Jesus says that the gates of hell will not prevail against His church built on the rock.
1 John 4.4 – 6 Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world; enabled to distinguish truth from error; but the world listens to its own.
Monday Deuteronomy 31.7 – 9 God will go ahead of you; He will be with you and will not fail or abandon you.
John 14. 1 – 7 Yeshua goes ahead to prepare a place for us and will return 'to take you with me'. He is the way, the truth and the life.
Philippians 2.12 – 16 God is at work amongst us in a sinful world for us to be blameless and pure. Hold on to the Word of life.
Tuesday Deuteronomy 31. 10 – 13 Instruction to read the Torah to all Israel so that they will hear it, learn it, fear God and obey Him.
John 6.63 The words that Jesus speaks are spirit and they are life. The Spirit gives life, the flesh is of no help.
Revelation 2.1 – 7 The Ephesians had lost their first love. They need to return to the love that they had at the first.
Wednesday Deuteronomy 31.14 – 19 The Lord tells Moses he is soon to die and is given a memorial song for the people to remind them of the covenant.
Matthew 16.21 – 23 Jesus says He is about to die and then rise on the third day. Peter rebuked for his protest and not thinking as God does.
1 Corinthians 11.23 – 32 In the Lord’s Supper Yeshua has left us a memorial of His death and resurrection.
Thursday Deuteronomy 31.20 – 24 Moses teaches the song he learnt from God. Joshua is commissioned and told to be strong and courageous.
John 15.12 – 17 Jesus says He has taught His disciples all He heard from His father. Command to love. Go forth and bear fruit.
1 Corinthians 3.9 – 15 We are to be co-workers with God building on the foundation of Jesus. What we build will be tested.
Friday Deuteronomy 31.25 – 30 Torah put next to the Ark as a witness when the people become corrupt for God knows how rebellious they can be.
Matthew 7.15 – 29 Jesus warns about false prophets wearing sheep's clothing but are hungry wolves. Check the fruit.
2 Peter 2.1 – 20 Peter warns about false teachers who promise freedom when they themselves are slaves to lust.

Haftarah Hosea 14.1 – 9; Micah 7.18 – 20; Joel 2.15 – 27

Nizzavim and Vayelekh combined

Parashot 51 and 52 are read together in the same week in regular years.
Shabbat Deuteronomy 29.9 – 29 The people assemble to enter into the covenant with God. They are not to turn away to serve other gods.
John 12.34 – 43 Walk while you have the light. Put your trust in the light that you may become children of the light.
Hebrews 12.25 – 29 Don't reject the one speaking from heaven. Fear and reverence the One who will shake heaven and earth once more.
Sunday Deuteronomy 30.1 – 6 Recall God's word in the land, in exile, and when regathered to the land.
John 14. 25 – 26 Jesus promises to send the Holy Spirit who will recall to the disciples His words.
Romans 8.14 – 17 The Spirit bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God. Sufferers with Christ will be glorified with Him
Monday Deuteronomy 30.7 – 14 The Lord rejoices in your prosperity if you serve Him with all your heart. His word is nigh you. Do it.
Matthew 19.16 – 30 The cost of turning to God with all your heart. Leaving all to follow Yeshua. The first shall be last and the last first.
Philippians 4.10 – 13 Rejoicing in God in all circumstances; being content regardless of the situation.
Tuesday Deuteronomy 30.15 – 31.6 You have a choice. Your purpose in life is to love God. God will protect you, so be strong, courageous, unafraid.
Luke 12.49 – 53 Jesus came not to bring peace on the earth but a division. We have a choice to make.
1 John 4.4 – 6 Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. We are enabled to distinguish truth from error.
Wednesday Deuteronomy 31.7 – 13 God will be with you and not fail you. They are to hear the Torah read, and learn it so as to fear God and obey Him.
John 6.63 The words that Jesus speaks are Spirit and they are life. The Spirit gives life, the flesh is of no help.
Philippians 2.12 – 16 God is at work amongst us so that we may be blameless and sinless in a sinful world. Hold on to the Word of life.
Thursday Deuteronomy 31.14 – 19 The Lord tells Moses he is soon to die and is given a memorial song for the people to remind them of the covenant.
Matthew 16.21 – 23 Jesus says He is about to die and then rise on the third day. Peter rebuked for his protest and not thinking as God does.
1 Corinthians 11.23 – 32 In the Lord's Supper Yeshua has left us a memorial of His death and resurrection.
Friday Deuteronomy 31.20 – 30 Moses teaches the song he learnt from God; Joshua commissioned; the Torah put next to the Ark as a witness.
John 15.12 – 17 Jesus says He has taught His disciples all He heard from His Father. He commands them to love, to go forth, be fruitful.
2 Peter 2.1 – 20 Peter warns about false teachers who can lead them astray from what Christ taught.

Haftarah Hosea 14.1 – 9; Micah 7.18 – 20; Joel 2.15 – 27

Parashah 53 - Ha'azinu - Hear - Deuteronomy 32.1 - 52

Shabbat Deuteronomy 32.1 – 6 The song of Moses to proclaim the name of the Lord and His greatness and to be a testimony of God's deeds.
John 1. 15 – 18 Recalling what God has given us through Jesus. Torah given through Moses, grace and truth through Yeshua.
1 John 1.1 – 3 John testifies that he has seen the Word of Life so that we may have fellowship with the Father and the Son.
Sunday Deuteronomy 32.7 – 12 God alone has led His people, the apple of His eye, hovering over them like an eagle. Boundaries of the nations set.
John 18.33 – 19.3 Crowned with thorns the King of Israel is mocked by His people as he suffers to save them and all nations.
Romans 15. 8 – 13 The Messiah, a servant of the Jewish people, made good His promise to have the root of Jesse rule the nations.
Monday Deuteronomy 32.13 – 18 The Lord fed Israel but the Beloved One grew fat and abandoned God who gave them birth and prosperity.
Mark 13.9 – 13 Be vigilant. There will be trials and betrayals, but hang on to the end and you will be delivered.
Romans 8.31 – 39 Trials will come but nothing can separate us from the love of God.
Tuesday Deuteronomy 32.19 – 28 Yahweh is scornful of His children's provocation and vanities and foretells punishment but not destruction.
Mark 14.17 – 31 Jesus foretells the betrayal, denial, and disloyalty of His apostles.
1 John 3.16 – 24 If our hearts condemn us God is greater than our hearts. Stay loyal. We know we are united through the Spirit.
Wednesday Deuteronomy 32. 29 – 39 Calamity in store for Israel's enemies. Vengeance is God's. He alone is God. He wounds and He heals.
Luke 16.19 – 31 Judgement and punishment of Dives who had not believed Moses and the Prophets. Reward for Lazarus.
Philippians 2.5 – 15 Work out your salvation in fear and trembling. God works in you the desire to do His work.
Thursday Deuteronomy 32.40 – 43 God will render vengeance on His enemies and provide atonement for His land and His people.
Luke 19.41 – 44 Israel will be punished by its enemies because it did not recognise the time of its visitation.
Acts 5.33 – 42 Learning to distinguish God's hand so people don't fight God. Joy at being considered worthy to suffer for Jesus.
Friday Deuteronomy 32.44 – 52 Moses completes the song. The words of God are not idle but life. Obey the Torah. Uphold God's holiness.
John 6.60 – 65 The words that Jesus speaks are spirit and they are life. The flesh is of no help.
1 Timothy 4.1 – 10 Feeding on the word of God, the truths of the faith, so that, recognizing deceivers and hypocrites, you train to be godly.

Haftarah 2 Samuel 22.1 – 51

Parashah 54 - V'Zot HaBrachah - This is the blessing - Deuteronomy 33.1 – 34.12

Shabbat Deuteronomy 33.1 – 7 Just before he dies Moses blesses each tribe, beginning with Reuben and Judah.
Mark 16.14 – 20 Before He ascends to heaven Jesus instructs the Apostles to preach the Gospel.
Acts 1.4 – 8 Jesus tells the disciples to wait for the power of the Holy Spirit to come on them before going out to preach.
Sunday Deuteronomy 33.8 – 12 Blessings for Levi who put the Torah first before family and for Benjamin, God's love rests on him.
Matthew 10.34 – 39 Putting Christ first, taking up your cross. Enemies may be in one's own household.
1 Timothy 4.12 – 16 Don't let people despise your youth. Set an example, read scriptures in public, use your gift.
Monday Deuteronomy 33.13 – 17 For Joseph (Ephraim and Manasseh) the best of the land and the favour of God who dwelt in the burning bush.
John 16.19 – 24 Favour through Jesus. Keep asking the Father in Jesus' name and you will receive so that your joy may be complete.
1 Corinthians 12.4 – 13 The gifts of the Spirit imparted so that we may be a blessing. We were all given the one Spirit to drink.
Tuesday Deuteronomy 33.18 – 21 Joy for Zebulun going out, and for Issacher in his tents with righteous sacrifices. Gad upholds God's justice.
Matthew 4.12 – 17 A great light is seen in the land of Zebulun and beyond as Jesus begins proclaiming for people to turn from their sins.
1 Corinthians 12.12 – 26 The body is not one member but many. Concern for each other with all sharing sufferings and honours.
Wednesday Deuteronomy 33.22 – 26 Favour and blessing for Naphtali; Asher to be blessed with sons and strength.
John 20. 24 – 31 Just before he returns to heaven Jesus pronounces a blessing for those who have not seen and yet have believed in Him.
1 Corinthians 12.1 - 11 The various gifts from God that enable us to be a blessing to others.
Thursday Deuteronomy 33.27 – 29 God's promise of support, security, triumph over enemies, salvation.
John 15.26 – 16.7 The counsellor will come and they will be able to testify. A warning that they will be persecuted.
Romans 12.1 – 21 How to live a life set apart for God, transformed by a renewed mind: prophecy, serve, teach, comfort, exhort, give, love.
Friday Deuteronomy 34.1 – 12 Moses, whom Adonai knew face to face, buried in an unknown grave. Joshua, full of wisdom, becomes leader.
Luke 24.1 – 10 The tomb of Jesus is empty – we are not to look for the living among the dead.
Revelation 22.12 – 21 Jesus is coming soon and His rewards are with Him. The grace of the Lord Yeshua be with you all.

Haftarah Joshua 1.1 – 18