Scriptures for Parshat Vayigash

Messianic Jewish Teachings – Rabbi David Levine, Dec 14-15, 2018

Here are the scriptures from my teaching notes for this Shabbat,  Parshat Vayigash, December 14-15, 2018. 

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Titles:
Friday: Redacted: The Christmas Story
Saturday: Christmas: Redacted

1 Samuel 16:7

But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, – on what is outwardly visible – but the LORD looks on the heart.

Genesis 45:1-8

But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, – on what is outwardly visible – but the LORD looks on the heart.

At last Joseph could no longer control his feelings in front of his attendants and cried, “Get everybody away from me!” So no one else was with him when Joseph revealed to his brothers who he was. 2 He wept aloud, and the Egyptians heard, and Pharaoh’s household heard. 3 Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph!Is it true that my father is still alive?” His brothers couldn’t answer him, they were so dumbfounded at seeing him. 4 Joseph said to his brothers, “Please! Come closer.” And they came closer. He said, “I am Joseph, your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. 5 But don’t be sad that you sold me into slavery here or angry at yourselves, becauseit was God who sent me ahead of you to preserve life. 6 The famine has been over the land for the last two years, and for yet another five years there will be neither plowing nor harvest. 7 God sent me ahead of you to ensure that you will have descendants on earth and to save your lives in a great deliverance. (iii) 8 So it was not you who sent me here, but God;and he has made me a father to Pharaoh, lord of all his household and ruler over the whole land of Egypt.

Matthew 1-2 Redacted

Luke 1-3 Redacted



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