דברים  

{Deuteronomy 6:6-7}

These words, which I am ordering you today, are to be on your heart; and you are to teach them carefully to your children. You are to talk about them when you sit at home, when you are traveling on the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

MHSA CALENDAR  

Goals & Objectives:

I.Goal: the terminal point of a race: an area to be reached safelythe end toward which effort is directed

 

A.  MHSA's goal is to Glorify Adonai in all we do by building up our families to become a community that is resting completely on His foundation. YHVH has clearly spoken promises that He will faithfully keep. They are carefully recorded in the Scriptures of the Torah. YHVH taught that His promises were conditional. He clearly stated that there were expectations and standards that man needed to maintain in order to receive those promised blessings. Moreover, YHVH desired for every man to succeed in receiving those blessings. Throughout history He sent leaders, prophets and teachers to help us learn His Ways. However, the most significant Way in which YHVH demonstrated His heart’s true desire was by sending his only Son – YESHUA -  to ensure our success.   Therefore, our model is Yeshua –in both words and deeds.

 

Deuteronomy 6:20-25 CJB  (20)  "Some day your child will ask you, 'What is the meaning of the instructions, laws and rulings which Adonai our God has laid down for you?'  (21)  Then you will tell your child, 'We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt, and Adonai brought us out of Egypt with a strong hand.  (22)  Adonai worked great and terrible signs and wonders against Egypt, Pharaoh and all his household, before our very eyes.  (23)  He brought us out from there in order to bring us to the land he had sworn to our ancestors that he would give us.  (24)  Adonai ordered us to observe all these laws, to fear Adonai our God, always for our own good, so that he might keep us alive, as we are today.  (25)  It will be righteousness for us if we are careful to obey all these mitzvot before Adonai our God, just as he ordered us to do.'

 

B.  Faith {or TRUST} in YHVH and HIS Word is essential for those seeking to dwell in HIS community. If we have FAITH in His promise that HE will bring us to His good place of dwelling then it makes sense that BY FAITH we will follow YHVH’s instructions. The outward manifestations of this faith are described in Scripture in great detail.  However, they can be broken into categories:

1.   Reverence/respect

2.   Obedience

3.   Knowledge

4.   Wisdom

C.  A community that is founded on and directed by the Word of YHVH will display these characteristics. That is because these are also the characteristics of HIS Kingdom. YHVH’s Kingdom is the end toward which every effort is directed –

It is the GOAL

 

 

II.Objectives: a strategic position to be attained or a purpose to be achieved by a military operation.

 

A.  The Scriptures teach us that HaSatan has launched a great war against YHVH and His people. We must choose a side in this war and then participate. Yeshua taught us that neutrality is not an option. Whether we know this or whether we believe this or not, it is reality.

 

B.  The strategic position that we have been commanded to attain- is the Promised Land...the land flowing with milk and honey –Zion -  the New Jerusalem. By YHVH’s great wisdom He has commanded us to take that ground – that strategic position – for a great military advantage against His enemy.

 

C.  The Followers of the Way have been given a manual by which we operate in this war, so that we can be very effective each time we engage the adversary. By FAITH we follow His commands with an expectation of great victory.

 

Deuteronomy 6:1-9 CJB "Now this is the mitzvah, the laws and rulings which Adonai your God ordered me to teach you for you to obey in the land you are crossing over to possess, (2)  so that you will fear Adonai your God and observe all his regulations and mitzvot that I am giving you - you, your child and your grandchild - as long as you live, and so that you will have long life (3)  Therefore listen, Isra'el, and take care to obey, so that things will go well with you, and so that you will increase greatly, as Adonai, the God of your ancestors, promised you by giving you a land flowing with milk and honey.  (4)  "Sh'ma, Yisra'el! Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai echad [Hear, Isra'el! Adonai our God, Adonai is one]; (5) and you are to love Adonai your God with all your heart, all your being and all your resources. 6 These words, which I am ordering you today, are to be on your heart; (7) and you are to teach them carefully to your children. You are to talk about them when you sit at home, when you are traveling on the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  (8)  Tie them on your hand as a sign, put them at the front of a headband around your forehead, (9) and write them on the door-frames of your house and on your gates.

 

D.  As members of this emerging army of Yah, the MHSA members and families have been skillfully gifted and supplied by our Mighty Commander and King.

1.   We seek to prepare our children and our families to use every talent and every resource in this battle against our enemy. We seek to bless and honor our King YHVH in the mighty Name of Yeshua.

 

2.   On this adventurous journey we take the Scriptures literally, and we employ all the wisdom and knowledge that is afforded us through those precious words. MHSA member families bring the Word to practical application in all instruction, counsel, and activities.

 

 

a.   Bring families to the understanding of His call on us to teach our children. We support one another in following the command to teach our children

 

1)      Deuteronomy 6:6These words, which I am ordering you today, are to be on your heart;

The parents and the children have a personal responsibility to read and practice the Word. The greatest teacher that a child can have is the parent who obeys the Word every day in front of the child’s eyes.

2)      Deuteronomy 6:2 so that you will have long life

Obedience to the Commandments leads to clear and well-defined results both immediately while on earth and later in Heaven for eternity. This is a very serious responsibility handed to every parent. It is not taken in a casual manner.

3)      Proverbs 22:6   Train a child in the way he [should] go; and, even when old, he will not swerve from it.

The very best parenting manual every written is the Bible. Tried and true instructions are accompanied by real life examples of great victories and successes - as well as epic failures. YHVH has recorded it all for us to survey - through time and space - the steadfastness of His TRUTH.

 

b.   To directly and personally raise our children, and base all of their teaching, instruction and discipline based on Torah/Scripture.

 

1)      Deuteronomy 6:1 "Now this is the mitzvah, the laws and rulings which Adonai your God ordered me to teach you for you to OBEY

The directive is simple and clear. The blessings, the protection and the PROMISES of YHVH begin with obedience to HIS WORD. Every parent bears the responsibility to teach his own children the Word so that they will have the correct information needed in order to fulfill the role for which YHVH has created them. The first requirement of this role is obedience.

2)      2 Timothy 3:14-17  But you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, recalling the people from whom you learned it;  (15)  and recalling too how from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which can give you the wisdom that leads to deliverance through trusting in Yeshua the Messiah.  (16)  All Scripture is God-breathed and is valuable for teaching the truth, convicting of sin, correcting faults and training in right living;  (17)  thus anyone who belongs to God may be fully equipped for every good work.

Over the generations mankind has been blessed with great knowledge and discovered many great facts about our world. At the same time, there have been numerous errors and contradictions mixed with deliberate falsehoods. This misinformation has been printed and taught. The Scriptures are the only foundation of truth and true knowledge. There is no error in them. The Word is the guide to prevent wasted time and wasted energy on these mistakes. Any child trained within a biblical context will be well prepared to learn, work and excel in any profession or in any type of employment as a strong, productive member of any society.

3)      As unique individuals, each child is also part of a family which    demonstrates characteristics and strengths for which YHVH has designed them.

Ř  For this reason there are numerous “Homeschooling Styles”.

    *unschooling

*classical

*eclectic

*textbook

Ř  None of these styles is right or wrong- in and of themselves. Whichever style of teaching is most effective for the family –it is the “right one” for them.  The most important thing to remember is that the parent is the best and the ONLY one capable of determining which style will be appropriate for their own child –because YHVH designed the match between the parent and the child. HE knew the child BEFORE the womb.

 

E.   Members of YHVH’s community bear HIS Name, His image, His character. This is the ultimate result of the loving relationship between Adonai and HIS people…YHVH + HIS people…We love Him…He loves us…in this love we are united.

1.   MHSA member families understand the importance of raising children in the fear of YHVH. These children are the building stones of a great community. They are the future leaders and laborers in Yah’s work and His coming victorious  Kingdom

Deuteronomy 4:5-8  Look, I have taught you laws and rulings, just as Adonai my God ordered me, so that you can behave accordingly in the land where you are going in order to take possession of it.  (6)  Therefore, observe them; and follow them; for then all peoples will see you as having wisdom and understanding. When they hear of all these laws, they will say, 'This great nation is surely a wise and understanding people.'  (7)  For what great nation is there that has God as close to them as Adonai our God is, whenever we call on him?  (8)  What great nation is there that has laws and rulings as just as this entire Torah which I am setting before you today?

 

a.   In this community, the fathers are all warriors who stand against the adversary. The men who fear YHVH are blessed with weapons of war for which the enemy has no defense or attack that will work.

 

Psalms 127:3-5  Children too are a gift from Adonai; the fruit of the womb is a reward(4)  The children born when one is young. are like arrows in the hand of a warrior.  (5)  How blessed is the man who has filled his quiver with them; he will not have to be embarrassed when contending with foes at the city gate.

 

Psalms 112:1-2  Praise the LORD! How blessed is the man who fears the LORD, Who greatly delights in His commandments.  (2)  His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed.

 

b.   In this community, the mothers are essential co-laborers and skilled members of the troop. It is required that they know the Word intimately so that they can skillfully prepare their children to become productive members. These young people will be prepared when they face their own battles in the future. They will continue the battle against the adversary - never losing sight of the goal.

 

Proverbs 31:25-28  ע Clothed with strength and dignity, she can laugh at the days to come.  (26)  פ When she opens her mouth, she speaks wisely; on her tongue is loving instruction(27)  צ She watches how things go in her house, not eating the bread of idleness.  (28)  ק Her children arise; they make her happy; her husband too, as he praises her:

 

2.   The MHSA provides a network of people and a variety of supports for all families seeking to thrive in a dreary and dry world. The members share the work, bear the burdens of others, and encourage the weak or the wounded. In this Way, YHVH can reveal Himself among His people. In this Way Yeshua will draw others to Himself. In this Way we will live according to His Way –His Word.

 

a.   In the MHSA  - YHVH has created a group that offers educational and learning opportunities based on Scripture, and incorporates Torah in ALL things we do.

 

Deuteronomy 6:7-9 and you are to teach them carefully to your children. You are to talk about them when you sit at home, when you are traveling on the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  (8)  Tie them on your hand as a sign, put them at the front of a headband around your forehead, (9) and write them on the door-frames of your house and on your gates.

 

1)   All activities and events begin with reverence and recognition of YHVH, a review of appropriate commandments from the Scriptures, and prayer.

2)   All activities are planned and scheduled around a Biblical calendar.

a.   All Biblically prescribed Holy Days are respected within the MHSA school calendar

b.   NO events,  classes or activities are scheduled after 12 noon on the 6th day {Friday}- Preparation Day -  and sundown on the 7th Day – Shabbat

 

b.   In the MHSA- YHVH has created an environment of "Echad"{unity} among the families. This unity comes from affiliating with HIM – not with each other. This is because the flesh is weak and contaminated, but HIS Word is pure and powerful.

 

1)      Deuteronomy6:3 so that things will go well with you

MHSA members and families support and encourage parents as they strive to raise their families up in His ways and His family model.

 

2)      Deuteronomy 6:3so that you will increase greatly

MHSA members and families Use the website as an informational 'hub' for parents, for support, encouragement, resources, and  ideas.

 

3)   Deuteronomy 6:5 and you are to love Adonai your God with all your heart, all your being and all your resources.

MHSA uses the internet to its fullest capacity. The use of this tool eliminates the stress of traveling expenses, time away from the home, and the delays and interruptions that interfere with excellence in the home school.

a)   Skype provides access to children who live in a home that has only one car or for families who live great distances apart.

b)   The internet provides rapid access to teaching/learning materials that would otherwise need to be shipped (wasting time and money}

 

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