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
This week Rabbi Glenn's study of The Life Of David continued with 1 Samuel 13-14.2
This week Rabbi Glenn continued the study through the life of David by covering 1 Samuel 8-10.
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
This week Rabbi Glenn did a brief review, and then covered all of 1 Samuel 7. He then previewed where the study will be going next week with chapter 8.
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
This week Rabbi Glenn the events of 1 Samuel 4-5, and continued on to study all of chapter 6, through to 7:2.
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
This week Rabbi Glenn with some review and then studied 1 Samuel 4-5 in their entirety. There was also a few minutes for Q/A as well.
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
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.