Parasha Bo – Year 2 – A Night of Faith and Freedom

Parasha Bo – Year 2 – A Night of Faith and Freedom.

Shabbat Shalom, Nazarene family.

This week we will study parasha Bo, portion of year 2, where we will see the threat of the final plague, the death of the firstborn. There we see Moshe (Moses) before Pharaoh warning him of the consequences that will come if he does not let the people go. We will also see the precise instructions that Yahweh gives to the people of Israel to prepare the Pesach lamb that will deliver them from the final plague, if they trust and obey Him. We will see how Yahweh commanded us to keep this ordinance for the memory of future generations of the wonders and prodigies that He did to deliver the Israelites.

Shemote (Exodus) 12:24-25
24 And you shall observe this thing as an ordinance for you and your sons forever.
25 It will come to pass when you come to the land which Yahweh will give you, just as He promised, that you shall keep this service.

This week corresponds to the reading of the texts (in bold):

  • Shemote (Exodus) 10:1-11:3 / 11:4-12:28 / 12:29-13:16
  • Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 46:1-10 / 46:11-19 / 46:20-28
  • Marqaus (Mark) 3:1-12 / 3:13-21 / 3:22-35

Summary of the weekly study, Year two:

Shemote (Exodus) 11:4-12:28

These verses narrate the announcement of the last plague of Egypt and the institution of Pesach. Yahweh, through Moses, warns that all the firstborn Egyptians will die. To protect the Israelites, Yahweh instructs to sacrifice a lamb and mark the gates with its blood, so that the messenger (angel) of death will pass by. This plague convinces Pharaoh to release the Israelites. Pesach is established as a perpetual celebration, recalling the deliverance from Egypt. Instructions include eating the lamb with bitter herbs and unleavened bread, symbolizing the haste of their departure. 

Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 46:11-19

In these verses the defeat of Egypt at the hands of Babylon is prophesied. Egypt, personified as a sick young woman, seeks in vain for remedies to heal her wounds, symbolizing the futility of her efforts to avoid destruction. Yahweh declares that Egypt will be shamed and her warriors will be unable to defend the nation. The city of Noph (Memphis) will be devastated, and the Egyptian people will be driven into exile. This prophecy teaches us about Yahweh’s sovereignty over the nations and his ability to humble the proud, while warning Egypt of impending devastation and exile as divine judgment.

Marqaus (Mark) 3:13-21

These verses narrate Yeshua’s choice of the twelve apostles and their purpose. Yeshua goes up a mountain and calls those He desires, appointing them as apostles to be with Him, to preach and to have authority to cast out demons. The names of the twelve are listed, highlighting their essential role in Yeshua’s mission. Later, we see that because of His intense activity and popularity, His followers try to stop Him believing that He has lost His mind because of all the multitudes that follow Him. In this passage we learn about Yeshua’s call to establish His apostles and the initial misunderstanding of His mission.

Enjoy this fun activity with the whole family. Inside you will find development questions for the three weekly sections (Torah, Haftarah and Brit Chadashah). While the older ones discuss the questions and their answers, the younger ones can color the picture related to the teaching, solve a maze, find the 7 differences and much more. We encourage you to do it week by week and instill in your children the habit of studying Yahweh’s word as a family.

We hope you and especially your sons and daughters enjoy this effort. For it is through the study of the Scriptures that we can come to understand the love and care that Yahweh has always had for us. And also to perceive that He has been taking care of even the smallest detail, so that we can take care and enjoy all that He gives us. That is why it is so important that our children learn and grow up knowing that they are loved by the Creator of all that exists.

Shalom. 

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