Commentaries by Rabbi Glenn

///Commentaries by Rabbi Glenn

2 Corinthians 1:12–2:17 – It’s All Good

Being in spiritual leadership is such an easy gig. It’s the little things; like how everyone respects your advice, and nobody causes problems. Nobody questions your motives or takes issue with your decisions; nor do people compare you with other preachers. Criticisms are few, always presented in love and gentleness, and never behind your back. Just ask Moses… or the

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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

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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

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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

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Romans 4:1-12 – Abraham The Archetype

This morning we’re continuing our study of the amazing letter of Rabbi Paul, written to the believers at Rome. Last Shabbat Jerry completed chapter three. Therefore, this morning we’ll begin at chapter four. Now, it’s important to remember that the chapter and verse divisions in our Bibles weren’t there when these books and letters were written. The chapter breaks as

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Romans 3:1-18 – Objection: Overruled!

I had jury duty this week. The timing of it was awful; so many other things were happening, and Rabbi Loren was out of town. What transpires in a courtroom is both fascinating and tedious, and even at times troubling; particularly when witnesses take the stand, swear an oath to tell the truth, and then lie through their teeth. An

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Romans 2:17-29 – The One Who Gives Thanks

The word Yehudi (“Jew”) means “one who gives thanks. Because we’re in a passage in Romans addressed to Jewish people, I thought I would share that fact with you. And here are a few salient truths that will emerge from the passage we are reading this morning. Being born Jewish is no guarantee of going to Heaven. Jewish people need

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My Master’s Instruction: Sermon On The Mount Part 6

Across history, various rabbis have been known for their particular teaching, notable perhaps for emphasis on a particular aspect of Torah or focus on a specific attribute God’s nature or a unique interpretation on an historical event. Disciples are supposed to be able to articulate their rabbi’s particular teaching. More than that their lives are supposed to reflect that teaching.

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2 Chronicles 27 – Jotham

2 Chronicles 27 – Jotham Jotham = “Adonai is perfect/flawless/complete” (abbr. Yah + tamim) Verses 1-2 Jotham was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jerushah the daughter of Zadok. He did right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Uzziah had done;

By | 2017-01-30T21:43:45+00:00 August 21st, 2013|Categories: Bible Study, Commentaries by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on 2 Chronicles 27 – Jotham

Proverbs 10 With Rabbi Loren Jacobs And Rabbi Glenn Harris

We are going to do something different this morning. Rabbi Glenn and Rebbetzin Alexandra, Rebbetzin Martha and I are going to discuss Proverbs 10 together. Proverbs 10 starts one of the main sections of the Book of Proverbs. We are doing this because come into this world lacking knowledge and lacking wisdom. Proverbs is designed to help us acquire knowledge

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Philippians 3:12-21 One Thing I Do

This wonderful letter was written toward the end of the life of one of the greatest men who ever lived. Paul of Tarsus was intelligent, courageous, intense, devoted, zealous. He was a rabbi. He was a scholar and a theologian and an expert in Judaism. He was a Pharisee, which means he was very serious about practicing Judaism. He was

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Terumah – “Contribution”

This week’s parasha is entitled Terumah which means “contribution” and takes us from Exodus 25 through 27:19. Adonai said, “Tell the sons of Israel to raise a contribution for Me; from every man whose heart moves him… Let them construct a sanctuary for Me.” The subject matter of these chapters, and most of the rest of the book of Exodus, is the construction of

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Beshalach- “In His Sending”

The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Beshalach which means “in his sending”, referring to Pharaoh’s finally letting the Jewish people go (after ten terrible plagues). It takes from Exodus 13:17 - 17:16. When God led us out of Egypt, He didn’t take us straight north. Though it would have been a much shorter route, it would have taken us directly

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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 6:22-23, 26

A word about law: A member of the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament), well-known for his irascible temper and sharp tongue, became so incensed one day that he leaped from his chair and shouted, "Half of this Parliament are morons!" There immediately arose angry shouts, catcalls and demands that he apologize forthwith or be ejected from the chamber. "All right, I

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Luke 21:5-28 – You Had to Ask…

I’ll never forget the first time I set foot on campus at the California State University at Northridge. The main library building, the Oviatt Library, was amazing! First of all, it’s enormous, measuring just under a quarter of a million square feet. It houses nearly 1.4 million volumes. I wasn’t yet a believer at that time, but seeing this enormous

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Numbers 33:1-36:13 Parasha Masei (Journeys) – The Schlep Is Over, Now the Real Work Begins!

The Torah portion for this Shabbat will bring us to the conclusion of BaMidbar, Numbers - the fourth of the five books comprising the Torah. If you’d like to follow along, you may open your Bibles to Numbers chapter 33, as we summarize chapters 33 through 36. This Torah portion is entitled Masei (“Journeys”), because it opens with a list

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Nothing to Lose – 2 Kings 7:1-20

Introduction Have you ever seen, either on television or in real life a situation where some guy threw caution to the wind and rushed into a dangerous situation and came out a hero, or else someone who took a huge financial risk and came out a multimillionaire? When they were being interviewed, maybe you heard them say, “I’m not brave

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