Parasha Shemote – Year 2 – Moshe and the Burning Bush

Parasha Shemote – Year 2 – Moshe and the Burning Bush.

Shabbat Shalom, Nazarene family.

This week we will look at the parasha Shemot, portion of year 2, in which we will see the call of Moshe (Moses) through a burning bush that was on Mount Horeb. We will also study the detailed instructions that Yahweh gave Moshe to appear before Pharaoh to deliver the people of Israel. In addition, we will see the dialogue that arises between Moshe and Yahweh due to the insecurities and doubts that Moshe presents before Him, finally seeing that Yahweh has a perfect plan for everything and that we must only trust fully in His power.

Shemote (Exodus) 3:6
6 Moreover He said, “I am the Elohim of your father—the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Ya’akov.” And Moshe hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon Elohim.

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

  • Shemote (Exodus) 1:1-2:25 / 3:1-4:17 / 4:18-6:1
  • Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 27 / 28 / 29
  • Luqa (Luke) 9:1-22 / 9:23-42 / 9:43-62

Summary of the weekly study, Year two:

Shemote (Exodus) 3:1-4:17

These verses narrate Moshe’s call by Elohim from the burning bush. Elohim reveals himself to Moshe, announcing his plan to free the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. Moshe, initially reluctant and aware of his limitations, receives the promise of Yahweh’s presence and help. Elohim gives him miraculous signs to authenticate his mission and assures him that his brother Aaron will be his spokesman. In this passage we see the sovereignty and compassion of Elohim, who chooses and empowers His servants to fulfill His purposes, demonstrating that He is with them every step of the way. 

Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 28

These verses warn Israel and Judah about the consequences of pride and disobedience. The chapter begins by denouncing the drunkenness and arrogance of the leaders of Ephraim. Elohim promises judgment but also offers hope through a “precious foundation” in Zion, symbolizing the coming of a sure savior. The second part criticizes the Jerusalem leaders for trusting in false covenants rather than in Elohim. Finally, an agricultural parable is used to illustrate that Yahweh’s judgment is just and redemptive. The most important teaching is the need to trust in Elohim and live in righteousness and humility.

Luqa (Luke) 9:23-42

In these verses, Yeshua teaches about the cost of discipleship, calling His followers to deny themselves, take up their cross and follow Him. He demonstrates that gaining the world but losing the soul is worthless. He then reveals His glory in the transfiguration before Kepha, Yochanan and Ya’akov, confirming His divinity. The disciples are instructed to listen to Yeshua as the chosen Son of Elohim. Coming down from the mountain, Yeshua heals a boy possessed by an evil spirit, demonstrating His power and compassion. This passage teaches us about the total surrender required to follow Yeshua and the power and authority he has as the son of Elohim.

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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