This week Rabbi Glenn reviewed 1 Samuel 1 briefly, then went on to study 1 Samuel 2:1-24.
This week Rabbi Glenn began the study of David starting with 1 Samuel and covered 1 Samuel 1, along with some foundational ideas forming the basis of our study of the life of David.
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
This week Rabbi Glenn previewed the next study on the life of King David.
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
This week Rabbi Glenn examined Scripture Twisting: 20 Ways the Cults Misread the Bible by James Sire and talked about common ways God's Word is twisted.
This week Rabbi Glenn finishes his study of Genesis.
Rabbi Glenn spends this week's Bible Study going over the biblical holiday of Shavuot.
This week during the Bible Study Rabbi Glenn went over Genesis 47:27-49:10.
(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
This week Rabbi Glenn continued his study of Genesis with Genesis 46-47.
This week Rabbi Glenn returns and covered Genesis 43-45 (which Jerry taught last week) with a different focus, and then went on to teach through Genesis 46:7.
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
This week Rabbi Glenn continued the Bible Study with Genesis 41 and 42, eeing in Joseph's experiences a very powerful type of the Messiah.
This week Rabbi Glenn covered Genesis 39 and 40 during the Bible Study.
This week Rabbi Glenn did a focused study of Scripture on why Messiah had to rise from the dead, and the significance of it happening on the 3rd day. He also read about Bikkurim, the holiday of First Fruits, and spent a little time in Q/A.
This week Rabbi Glenn studied Genesis 38 tonight (Judah and Tamar). He tied the importance of Judah to the genealogical line of Messiah Yeshua, and demonstrated how God's grace overrides the messes we make. Despite the grotesque circumstances surrounding the birth of Perez (and Zerah), God allowed Perez to be in the ancestral line of King David and of Messiah
This week Rabbi Glenn continued the Bible Study with Genesis 37.
This week Rabbi Glenn reviewed a few significant items from Genesis 35 and proceeded to study Genesis 36 - the generations of Esau.
This week Rabbi Glenn reviewed Genesis 33-35 in preparation for the next few weeks of the study.
The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Terumah and covers Exodus 25:1 through 27:19. This morning, rather than our usual 5-7 minute commentary, I’ll be expanding our parasha into a full message. Terumah means contribution, gift or offering. The parasha opens with God’s invitation to raise a contribution - a terumah. It was not to be under any compulsion, but
The thoughts I will be sharing with you this morning from Scripture fall under the category of the Second Great Commandment – “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” I have a riddle to propound to you. I wield no weapon, nor do I even raise a hand, and yet I can inflict wounds from which some will never recover.
This week Rabbi Glenn covered Genesis 30:25-32:2, the section that describes Jacob's desire to return to Canaan, the deal Laban strikes with Jacob to get all the speckled, spotted and striped animals, Jacob's ingenious method to increase his own flock, his eventual secret departure from Laban, Laban's pursuit of him and their meeting up and covenant agreement to leave one another alone.
This week Rabbi Glenn covered the Jacob/Leah/Rachel/Laban narrative in Genesis 29:1-30:24.
This week Rabbi Glenn reviewed Genesis 27 and 28:1-9, and then went on to complete Genesis 28. There was then a Q&A for about 1/2 hour.