Articles by Rabbi Glenn

//Articles by Rabbi Glenn

Luke 4:14-30 – Uncomfortable in Church? Good! God comforts the grieving, discomfits the apathetic

Five questions I have for you this morning. Please don’t call out answers; it’s not a Bible trivia quiz. I just want us to ponder for a few moments. Here are my questions: Why are you here? What do you anticipate will happen in here? What do you think God wants to have happen in here? Are you comfortable here?

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Luke 8:16-21

Over the past thirty or so years, as our deep sea technology has advanced, we’ve discovered at the extreme depths of the oceans an amazing array of life never before known to exist. These fish are fascinating to behold; some of them are highly illuminated and colorful; others are somewhat monstrous looking. What is additionally fascinating is that almost all

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Luke 12:35-48

A wealthy landowner burst into his home one day and, in a voice filled with despair, cried to his startled wife, “Marushka, there is a terrible rumor in town – the Messiah is coming!”           “So what’s terrible?” asked the wife. “I think it’s wonderful! Why are you frightened?”           “I have good reason to be afraid,” he insisted. “We

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Luke 15

It’s happened to every one of us at some point – maybe several times. You’ve misplaced some crucial document and it is now needed, or you’re unable to find something of yours that is costly - perhaps difficult if not impossible to replace, and you’ve searched high and low. At one point you begin to despair, certain you’ve exhausted every

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Luke 19:28-46 – The King is Coming!

File this one under “The decline of decency in our culture”. There was a follow up news story this past week about the survivors of the U.S. Air flight that crash landed in the Hudson River – miraculously without a single casualty. It seems that a few of the people on that flight were not content to have survived a

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Setting the Record Straight: Clearing up Myths and Misperceptions about Jewish People and Evangelism

Let’s face it - many of us are guilty at times of stereotyping - having over-generalized ideas about groups of people. Among those of good will it’s harmless enough and, if we’re willing to have a good laugh at ourselves, can even make for good comedy (good humor is based in part on truth). But there are times when misconception

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One Flock, One Shepherd

Allow me to echo the sentiments Ari expressed in thanking you, our family and friends who have come to honor him today. You have given of yourselves and your time to be with us, and time is irreplaceable, so again, we appreciate it very much! I think it appropriate and not at all coincidental that Ari’s Bar Mitzvah falls on

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That You May Know That You Have Eternal Life

Yochanan’s (John’s) first letter was written to those who already believed in Messiah Yeshua. Unfortunately, these early Christians and Messianic Jews had been influenced by false teachers who were undermining their confidence in the Message about the Messiah. As a result, some began to doubt their eternal well-being. To help them, Yochanan writes, “These things I have written to you

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Counterfeits! – A Study of Israel’s False Messiahs

The uncertainty surrounding the dawn of the Third Millennium AD has many people wondering how near we are to Messiah's return. Concerning the signs that would indicate His Second Coming was near, Yeshua began His Olivet Discourse with a solemn warning: "See to it that no one misleads you. For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the

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Love: The Message From the Beginning

Even though the First Century was a time of great spiritual vitality, not everything was well within Messiah’s Holy Community of Jews and Gentiles. Within seventy years of Messiah’s coming, heresy had already taken root in Messiah's Holy Community of Jews and Gentiles. It was a synthesis of Messianic Judaism and Greek philosophical dualism. It taught that matter was inherently

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Outside the Camp

We live in a society that lauds “tolerance” (defined as never saying anyone is wrong - except “those” Christians), and is quick to attack any perceived lack of it. On the streets and in college classrooms one is likely to hear some variation on the remark: “There are no absolutes.” Aside from the fact that such a statement is humorously

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A Scandalous Genealogy!

Lately it seems that tracing one's family tree is becoming quite the thing to do. There are numerous organizations and websites dedicated to family tree research. Some who have traced their lineage have found distant relatives whose accomplishments were considerable; having made significant contributions to society, and who may even have gained fame as a result. If you

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If You Must Err, Err on the Side of Life

Do you remember the comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”? At the beginning of the movie you see a man with a large cart holding corpses going through town crying out, “Bring out ‘yer dead!” Apparently there was a plague going on. Well they bring out this one guy and he’s very much alive and protesting “I’m not dead!”

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