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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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Genesis 34 and 35

This week Rabbi Loren lead the Bible Study. Last week's study was not recorded. Rabbi Loren's notes are below: Genesis 34-35 Jacob is one of the greatest men who ever lived. The Egyptians, one of the great civilizations of that time, gave him a funeral procession worthy of a king (see Genesis 50). He is one of the most important

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Passover Hagada

This is the Passover Hagada (Telling) for Congregation Shema Yisrael: Download The Shema Passover Hagada Download Instructions For The Passover Seder     SHEMA’S PASSOVER SEDER PREPARING FOR PASSOVER BEDIKAT CHAMETZ: THE SEARCH FOR LEAVEN Special preparations need to be made before we begin our observance of Passover. Before we celebrate the Passover meal, we are instructed to

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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

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Romans 8:1-14 – Set Free From The Law Of Sin And Death

Set Free From The Law Of Sin And Death; The Law Of The Spirit Who Gives Life; Messiah Became Our Sin Offering; We Must Live According To The Spirit, Not The Flesh; We Must Set Our Minds On What The Spirit Desires; We are Obligated To Serve God The Way He Wants To Be Served Therefore, there is now no

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Romans 7:1-25 – Our Relationship To The Law Has Changed

Our Relationship To The Law Has Changed; We Are No Longer Under Its Authority; We Are Able To Serve God In The New Way Of The Spirit; The Law Is Not Sinful - We Are; The Law Reveals Sin Is Living In Fallen Human Beings; We Can Be Freed From The Power Of Sin Only By Becoming Loyal To Yeshua

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Romans 6:1-23 – A New Master, Nature, and Life

Because Of Our Faith In Messiah, We Have A New Master - God, Not Sin. We Have A New Nature; We Have A New Life; We Are Under Grace, Not Law; We Have The Ability Not To Sin; We Are To Make A Commitment To Serve God With All That We Are This is a very important teaching. Please pay

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Romans 5:12-21 – Salvation Comes From Faith, Not Law

Salvation Comes From Faith, Not Law; Grace Is Greater Than Sin; Life Is Greater Than Death; One Man Can Do So Much Good For Many Others - If That Man Is Yeshua! At the beginning of human history, Adam and Eve disobeyed God and joined the rebellion of the fallen angels. That one sin had tremendous consequences. Satan became the

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Romans 5:1-11 – The Blessings That Come From Faith That Saves

Rabbi Paul wanted the Christians and Messianic Jews in Rome to know about salvation; and the way to be saved. He wanted them to know the need for salvation; to value their salvation; and to proclaim the Good News about faith that produces salvation to others. Not more money; not more education; not better politics, but salvation - which is

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Romans 4:13-25 – Made Righteous By Faith – Not By Anything Else

Humanity is broken. The world is a mess. Tensions are rising between nations. In the United States, there is a growing divide between the two main political parties. There seems to be growing animosity between racial groups. There is a growing inequality between the super-wealthy and everyone else. Most people are unfulfilled and unhappy. Why? We are alienated from the

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Romans 1:18-32 – The Consequences That Happen To People Who Suppress The Truth About God

Paul's letter to the Romans is one of the greatest works about theology ever written. It teaches us who God is, how He works and what He wants from us. Its author, Paul, was an apostle, a prophet and a great rabbi, who was chosen by God to bring the message of the Gospel to the nations. In this letter,

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Romans 2:1-16: The Lord’s Judgement

Almost None Of The Gentiles Live According To The Law Written On Their Hearts; Most Of The Jewish People Don’t Obey The Written Law; Therefore They Need To Believe The Good News In the first chapter of this great letter that teaches us who God is and how He works and what He wants from us, Rabbi Paul started addressing

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Romans 1:8-17 – The Importance Of The Gospel

The Second Part Of The Introduction Of Paul’s Letter To the Romans; The Importance Of The Gospel; The Righteousness Of God Paul’s letter to the Romans may be the greatest work on theology ever written. It was written by one of the greatest men who ever lived. It is Paul’s magnum opus, his greatest work. It is divinely inspired. It

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