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Nitzavim-Vayelech- “Those Taking A Stand-And He Went”

We have a double-parasha this morning: Nitzavim and Vayelech. Nitzavim means ‘Those taking a stand’ and Vayyelech means ‘And he went’. These two parashas span Deuteronomy 29:9 (29:10 in our English Bibles) through 31:30. The parasha opens with all Israel assembled to stand before Adonai. In fact, the usual verb for ‘stand’ (omayd) isn’t the word used here. The verb

By | 2017-09-18T21:38:41+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Nitzavim-Vayelech- “Those Taking A Stand-And He Went”

1 Corinthians 14:26-40 – Order In His Court!

Introduction: This morning we are continuing in our study of Rabbi Paul’s first letter to the believers in Corinth. The Corinthian church was in all kinds of disarray, and reading through the letter sometimes feels like having to have a tooth extracted. It seems long and drawn out, and painful. But these things were written as much for our benefit

By | 2017-08-22T01:39:51+00:00 August 19th, 2017|Categories: Commentaries by Rabbi Glenn, Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on 1 Corinthians 14:26-40 – Order In His Court!

Va’etchanan – “And I Pleaded”

The Torah portion for this Shabbat is called Va’etchanan, meaning “and I pleaded”. It covers Deuteronomy 3:23 through chapter 7:11. As the parasha opens, Moses pleads with Adonai to reconsider allowing him to cross over into the Land of Promise. God’s answer was a firm “No” but He did allow Moses to ascend Mt. Pisgah and get a bird’s eye

By | 2017-08-08T01:19:11+00:00 August 5th, 2017|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Va’etchanan – “And I Pleaded”

1 Corinthians 12 – Nitroglycerin in the Hands of Toddlers

Introduction If ever there was a chapter of the Bible that was frequently misunderstood, and that misunderstanding led to contention in Messiah’s Community, I’d say 1 Corinthians 12 is it. This chapter outlines the gifts of the Holy Spirit; misinterpreted and/or misapplied, it’s like theological nitroglycerine. Handle with care! Considering how much division there is about the gifts of the

By | 2017-08-04T22:23:03+00:00 July 29th, 2017|Categories: Commentaries by Rabbi Glenn, Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on 1 Corinthians 12 – Nitroglycerin in the Hands of Toddlers

1 Samuel 3

This week Rabbi Glenn briefly reviewed his approach to the study and the events of 1 Samuel 1:1 - 2:24, then went on to study the rest of chapter two and all of chapter 3. The focus was on the dramatically different trajectories of Eli and his sons as contrasted with that of Samuel. They were headed quickly downward morally and spiritually, whereas Samuel was

By | 2017-07-25T01:38:25+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Categories: Bible Study|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 1 Samuel 3

Introduction To The Life Of King David Part 2

This week Rabbi Glenn launched the new study of King David by going through his introductory notes (see below).  He then read and discussed Judges 19-21, in order to set the historical situation into which Samuel would emerge, and through him, Saul and David. There was also about 10-15 minutes of Q/A.     Short of Perfection… but Sufficient An

By | 2017-07-03T23:18:04+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Categories: Bible Study|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Introduction To The Life Of King David Part 2

Sh’lach L’cha – “Send Out For Yourself”

The parasha this Shabbat is called Sh’lach L’cha, meaning “send out for yourself” and spans Numbers: 13-15. God said to Moses, “Send out for yourself men so that they may spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the sons of Israel.” Moses chose one leader from each of the tribes, and sent them on a fact-finding

By | 2017-06-20T04:09:55+00:00 June 17th, 2017|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Sh’lach L’cha – “Send Out For Yourself”

1 Corinthians 6:1-11 – I’ll See You in Court!

(or: how to completely destroy your credibility) Don’t you just love it when you hear a Christian (usually one with a pride issue) claim that there aren’t any good churches and say something like, “I want to be part of an authentic ‘New Testament’ church.” My response is, “Oh really? Like, say, the Church at Corinth (not exactly a sterling

By | 2017-05-23T01:39:55+00:00 May 20th, 2017|Categories: Commentaries by Rabbi Glenn, Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on 1 Corinthians 6:1-11 – I’ll See You in Court!

Tazria-Metzora – “She Gives Birth”-“Concerning Lepers”

Our parashot for this Shabbat are Tazria, meaning “when she gives birth” and Metzora, meaning “concerning lepers”, covering Leviticus 12-15. The general theme is distinguishing what is clean from what is unclean. The temporary separation of individuals who were unclean from the community had to do with the presence of a Holy God in the midst of the camp of

By | 2017-05-01T23:54:11+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Tazria-Metzora – “She Gives Birth”-“Concerning Lepers”