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Colossians 1-2 – Focus On Messiah!

This morning I want to talk about Christianity, specifically the essence of Christianity. It might seem simplistic, but the essence of Christianity is Christ. The essence of Messianic Judaism is Messiah. I say this because there are those who take the focus off of Yeshua and redirect it to other things. For example, the prosperity teachers redirect the focus to

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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

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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 | February 25th, 2017|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: |Comments Off on Gossip – Just Say “No”

Romans 16 – Rabbi Paul’s Final Words To The Community

Paul Commends Phoebe To The Christians And Messianic Jews In Rome; He Asks Those Who Received This Letter To Send His Greetings To Others In Rome; He Sends Greetings To The Believers In Rome From Others; He Warns Messiah’s Followers About False Teachers; He Assures Them Of Final Victory; He Prays For Them; He Offers Final Praise To God. We

By | February 18th, 2017|Categories: Commentaries by Rabbi Loren, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Romans 16 – Rabbi Paul’s Final Words To The Community

Romans 15:14-33 – Blessing Messiah’s Community

The Christians In Rome Should Respect Paul And Receive This Letter With Respect; Paul Intended To Visit Them After Delivering A Donation To The Impoverished Messianic Jews In Jerusalem; He Intended To Get Financial Support From The Romans To Continue His Pioneering Ministry In Spain We are near the end of one of the greatest letters ever written, one of

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Romans 15:1-13 – How To Live In Unity

Maintaining Our Unity By The Strong Bearing With The Failings Of The Weak; By Trying To Please Our Neighbors And Not Ourselves; By Having The Same Attitude Toward Each Other That Messiah Had Toward Us; By Not Separating Because Of Differences In Nationality; A Prayer For Peace, Joy And Hope Because we come from a fallen race, alienated from God

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Romans 14 – Maintaining Our Unity

Maintaining Our Unity Because We Understand The Difference Between Essentials And Non-Essentials; Emphasizing The Spiritual Elements, Not The External Observances Of Religion Because we come from are a fallen race, alienated from God and alienated from one another, it’s hard for people to get along with others. We disagree with someone and we want to end our relationship with him.

By | January 28th, 2017|Categories: Commentaries by Rabbi Loren, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Romans 14 – Maintaining Our Unity

Romans 13:1-14 – Our Responsibility To Government, One Another, And The Present

Our Responsibility To Government - Obedience; Our Responsibility To One Another - Love; Our Responsibility To The Present Time - Messiah-Like Living Paul wrote 11 chapters on theology, teaching us about God and what God wants and what He does and how He works. Now, we are in the section in which the Rabbi helps Christians and Messianic Jews understand

By | January 21st, 2017|Categories: Commentaries by Rabbi Loren, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Romans 13:1-14 – Our Responsibility To Government, One Another, And The Present

Romans 12:1-21 – Offer Yourself To God As A Living Sacrifice

Offer Yourself To God As A Living Sacrifice; Renew Your Mind So You Will Be Able To Live The Right Way; Understand Your Gifts So You Can Serve The Best Way; Other Instructions For God-Honoring Living The letter to the Romans was written by one of the greatest men who ever lived. Paul was an apostle (a representative of the

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Romans 11 Part 1 – God Has Not Rejected His People

God Has Not Rejected His People - For Many Reasons; God Expects Gentile Christians To Make The Jewish People Jealous; And Bring Us The Good News So far in his letter to Messiah’s Community in Rome, the Rabbi has informed us that God has saved us with a great salvation, a salvation that we have not earned or deserved. We

By | December 31st, 2016|Categories: Combating Replacement Theology, Commentaries by Rabbi Loren, Evangelism, Most Important Teachings, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Romans 11 Part 1 – God Has Not Rejected His People

Romans 11 Part 2 – God Has Not Rejected His People

In this chapter, the Apostle to the Gentiles is dealing with a very important question: “Did God reject His people? ” - referring to the nation of Israel. The Rabbi gives many reasons why God has not rejected His people. In the first part of this chapter, he gave us some. He answered his own question, not with a Replacement

By | January 7th, 2017|Categories: Combating Replacement Theology, Commentaries by Rabbi Loren, Evangelism, Most Important Teachings, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Romans 11 Part 2 – God Has Not Rejected His People

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

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Channukah 2016: Messiah’s Light In A Dark World

Shabbat Shalom, tonight begins the 1st night of Chanukah.  For me Chanukah is one of my favorite holidays, and not just because of the presents.  It is a favorite holiday because some of my earliest memories involve celebrating Channukah.  The very first blessing I ever remember being taught and memorizing is the blessing for the Channukah candles. Once again we

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Romans 10:11-21: God’s Word And His Promises Have Not Failed

God Has Not Failed; The Word Of God Has Not Failed; The Gospel Of God Has Not Failed; The Lord Is Not To Be Blamed For The Jewish People Not Being Saved Because God Has Made Salvation Simple, Easy And Accessible; We Are Saved When We Hear The Good News And Believe It And Confess That Yeshua Is Lord; This

By | December 10th, 2016|Categories: Commentaries by Rabbi Loren, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Romans 10:11-21: God’s Word And His Promises Have Not Failed

Romans 10:1-10 – Paul’s Heart’s Desire And Prayer Was For Israel’s Salvation

Paul’s Heart’s Desire And Prayer Was For Israel’s Salvation; We Weren’t Saved Because We Lacked Knowledge; We Created A Judaism That Did Not Provide Righteousness; We Did Not Submit To God’s Righteousness Which Is Based On Faith In Messiah; Salvation Is Simple; It Is Not Based On Human Effort; It Is Easily Accessible To The One Who Hears the Good

By | December 3rd, 2016|Categories: Commentaries by Rabbi Loren, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Romans 10:1-10 – Paul’s Heart’s Desire And Prayer Was For Israel’s Salvation

Romans 9:10-33 – Understanding The Reasons Why God’s Will Is Sovereign In Salvation

So far in his letter to Messiah’s Community in Rome, the Rabbi has informed us that God has saved us with a great salvation, a salvation that we have not earned or deserved. He has killed our old nature. He has removed us from the control of our old, horrible master, sin. He has freed us from the law of

By | November 26th, 2016|Categories: Commentaries by Rabbi Loren, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Romans 9:10-33 – Understanding The Reasons Why God’s Will Is Sovereign In Salvation

Are You A Believer Or A Disciple?

I have never served in the United States Armed Forces, but I have the utmost admiration for those who do and those who have. In case you didn’t know it, we have men and women right here at Shema who have served our country, and with distinction, and I couldn’t be more proud to be associated with them! They are

By | November 19th, 2016|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: |Comments Off on Are You A Believer Or A Disciple?

Romans 9:1-9 – Even Though Israel Was Tremendously Advantaged, The Majority Failed

Even Though Israel Was Tremendously Advantaged, The Majority Failed; God Is Not To Be Blamed Because His Word To Israel Has Not Failed Because Not All Israel Are Israel; The True Israelis Receive God’s Promise Of Salvation That Is Found In Messiah So far in his letter to Messiah’s Community in Rome, the Rabbi has informed us that God has

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Romans 8:15-39: We Must Share Messiah’s Sufferings So That We Might Share His Glory

We Must Share Messiah’s Sufferings So That We Might Share His Glory; God Has Graced Us In Many Ways So We Can Endure Our Sufferings With Grace And Patience God has done so much for us; is doing so much for us; will do so much for us. He has saved us. He has redeemed us. He has forgiven all

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Sukkot 2016 – Forecasting The Future From The Sukkah

Without a doubt, Sukkot is the most joyful of the seven God-ordained annual holidays. In my book it’s as much fun as Purim and Chanukkah combined! Now to be honest, you could chalk some of it up to relief at having made it through the repentance and solemnity of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. But the Feast of Tabernacles has

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Sukkot 2016 – Lessons From A Temporary Sukkah

Shabbat Shalom.  Tomorrow evening begins the holiday of Sukkot or the Feast of Booths.  During the day tomorrow we will be building our congregation’s Sukkah, and so this morning I would like to spend some time and consider the lessons the Sukkah and Sukkot have for us today.  The Sukkah teaches us of our complete dependency on Adonai and the

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Yom Kippur Neilah 2016 – Staying Spiritually Awake

As we come to the end of Yom Kippur and the High Holidays for this year we will soon hear the sounding of the Shofar for the last time, which is a call for all of us to spiritually wake up and take notice. So tonight I would like to spend a few minutes talking about our need to be

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Shabbat T’shuva – Thoughts About Repentance

Today is Shabbat T’shuva, the Sabbath of Repentance. It’s the Sabbath between Rosh HaShana/Yom Truah, the first day of the seventh month, the day we blow the shofar, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It’s the Sabbath of Repentance because these ten days are a special time to repent. T’shuva means repentance. Repentance means turning. It’s a turning away

By | October 8th, 2016|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: |Comments Off on Shabbat T’shuva – Thoughts About Repentance

Rosh HaShanah 2016 – Our Need For Repentance And Reconciliation

Shabbat Shalom.  We come to Rosh HaShanah after a year filled with deep darkness, profound brokenness, and what seems to me at least like chaos run amuck.  I do not think many of you would disagree with me in feeling that we live in very uncertain times.  I could recite an endless list of reasons why it seems this way,

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Erev Rosh HaShanah 2016 – The Significance Of The Akedah

Happy New Year, everyone! I know that for some of you this is your first High Holidays experience, and I’m excited for you, because you are going to discover that thematically there is so much about these three important Fall holidays that points us to Yeshua the Messiah, and the salvation He provides, and His Second Coming to Planet Earth.

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