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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”

Bikkurim – “First Fruits” 2017

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.

By | 2017-04-18T02:47:51+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Categories: Bible Study|Tags: , |Comments Off on Bikkurim – “First Fruits” 2017

Genesis 38

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

By | 2017-04-11T01:38:37+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Categories: Bible Study|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Genesis 38

Terumah – “Offerings” – When God Invites Himself Over

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

By | 2017-03-08T02:06:38+00:00 March 4th, 2017|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn, Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Terumah – “Offerings” – When God Invites Himself Over

Gossip – Just Say “No”

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.

By | 2017-02-28T01:06:46+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: |Comments Off on Gossip – Just Say “No”

Genesis 30 and 31

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.

By | 2017-02-20T22:05:39+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Categories: Bible Study|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Genesis 30 and 31

Shemot – ‘Names’ – Sanctity Of Human Life Weekend 2017

Being on the Right Side of (Repeated) History Our Torah reading this Shabbat bears the same name as the book it introduces: Shemot meaning “names”. The English name for the book, Exodus, is borrowed from Greek, and means “the way out”. It reflects the real, historical, monumental event of Israel leaving Egypt as a free people. Elsewhere in Scripture God

By | 2017-01-30T21:40:52+00:00 January 21st, 2017|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Shemot – ‘Names’ – Sanctity Of Human Life Weekend 2017

Vayigash – And He Drew Near

This week’s parasha is entitled VaYigash, which means, “and he drew near.”  It covers Genesis 44:18 – 47:27. Last week, Rabbi Glenn left us with a cliffhanger at the end of his parasha commentary as Joseph’s brothers were about to depart Egypt for the second time.  The evening before, they had feasted with Joseph, who still kept his identity a

By | 2017-01-30T21:40:52+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , |Comments Off on Vayigash – And He Drew Near

Miketz – “At The Conclusion”

The parasha for this week is entitled MiKetz, meaning “at the conclusion” and covers Genesis 41:1-44:17. Joseph has been in prison in Egypt on a bogus rape charge. Poor Joseph; betrayed by his brothers, enslaved in Egypt, imprisoned on false charges. But everywhere he went, Joseph conducted himself with integrity and God was with him. Eventually Joseph was given charge

By | 2017-01-30T21:40:52+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Miketz – “At The Conclusion”

Channukah 2016: Fortune Favors the Prepared

We have a humorous saying that describes Jewish history and we trot it out each year around some of the more festive holidays. The saying goes like this: “They tried to kill us – we won – let’s eat”. We laugh, and we can afford to, since we did win. One of the great lessons of Chanukkah is that God

By | 2017-01-30T21:40:52+00:00 December 24th, 2016|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Channukah 2016: Fortune Favors the Prepared